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Who is the Lone Woman in this 1971 Photograph of a Gathering of Scientists?

(CNN) Illustrator Candace Jean Andersen was doing some research for a children’s book on orcas when she stumbled into a mystery. In an old article, she discovered a photo of scientists at the 1971 International Conference on the Biology of Whales in Virginia. And she noticed something: Amid the sea of male faces — 37 of…
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How to be Brave Enough to Reach Your Goals

Do you have a dream that is SO big that you believe you will never get there? Maybe you’d have to move to a big city to accomplish this goal, and that thought is really scary when you are young and just starting out. What if I told you that you do not have to…
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How to Make Workplace Conflict Work for You

Embrace Workplace Conflict Even if you love your job and the people you work with, there will be conflict from time to time. Conflict is not a bad thing, if it is over something work-related, and not directed as a personal attack. Vigorous debate over the best path forward will lead to excellent discussion, many…
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How to Stop the Exodus of Women in Engineering Careers

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good news is:  With all the push to get women interested in STEM careers at the grade school through high school level, we are now at a place in the United States, where women are graduating from college with STEM degrees at a…
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What is Executive Presence?

According to Suzanne Bates, author of the book, All the Leader You Can Be, “Executive presence is the ability of the leader to engage, align, inspire, and move people to act.”  Sylvia Ann Hewlitt, the author of Executive Presence, defines it as: “A measure of image: whether you signal to others that you are star…
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Other People’s Opinion of YOUR Dream

Have you ever felt a moment of clarity, or heard some inner voice calling out to you, telling you to go in a particular direction in life? I know this happens many times and with varying levels of intensity across life. It could be related to love, family, creativity, or it could be something bigger,…
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Genuine Driven Women Podcast: Episode 1

Show Notes for Episode #1 How YOU can find YOUR purpose Welcome to the “Genuine Driven Women” podcast, the show where we guide women to reveal their strengths so they believe and can achieve their desired greatness!  This isEpisode #1and I am Tami along with my Co-Host, Adalida.  Today we are going tell you our…
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The Journey is the Gift

If you are reading this blog, then I assume that you have plans and goals, or at least dreams that you desire to turn into real plans and goals. Have you had a moment where what you always wanted finally happened, and when it did… it was not quite what you expected it would be?…
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Rules of the Garage (Hewlett-Packard)

The Hewlett-Packard Garage is the famous birthplace of Silicon Valley where the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) was founded.  It is considered to be the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”  In the 1930s, Stanford University and its Dean of Engineering, Frederick Terman, began encouraging faculty and graduates to stay in the area instead of leaving California, and develop a high-tech region. HP founders William Hewlett and David…
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Can you control your future?

Do you feel like you are not in control? Maybe you believe you do not have time to change some things and you feel like your family, job, school, or other responsibilities are out of your control. Maybe it is a teacher, professor, or a supervisor at work affecting you.  You feel like they do…
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Curiosity and Courage

One of the main joys in life’s journey is the incredible people we meet along the way.  If we are lucky enough to call some of those people friends, then we are truly blessed.  I had coffee with my dear friend, Emily Bassett, this week.  I met her during a deployment on the USS Abraham…
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