Mattel and Girl Scouts of America announced a new $2 million, three-year partnership in March. The topline is pretty simple: girls in a local scout troupe can earn a new Barbie “Be Anything, Do Everything” participation patch to sew on their uniforms. Sounds great to me. A simple way for an underfunded non-profit to earn some serious coin to keep doing good … [Read more...] about Can’t We Be Girl Scouts and Barbies?
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Have you ever been in a situation when you felt the walls of your life closing in on you; pressing against your hope, your faith, your peace? I know what that feels like. My family suffered a series of back-to-back blows. My son was diagnosed with autism on a Thursday, and the next day, my husband lost his job. We were pawning, scraping and doing everything we could think … [Read more...] about How Jasinda Wilder Saved Her Family’s Home Writing Steamy Romance Novels
I was surprised to hear that former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be addressing a room full of marketing professionals in San Francisco this week. But that didn't stop me and thousands of others from descending upon Moscone Center to hear what she had to say. In her address at software company Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit, Clinton explained how … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: “You Can’t Take Criticism Personally, But You Should Take It Seriously”
I was several months pregnant when we moved to Los Angeles. I left behind a 20 year career in marketing, an extensive business network and a reputation as a trusted consultant and advisor who “makes things happen” for clients.When I arrived in LA, I was excited to embark upon the next journey of my work life - that of a stay at home mom. I spent months overseeing the renovation … [Read more...] about The Challenge of “Opting Back In”
So as I mentioned in my Tech New Year’s Resolution post, I never stick to my New Year’s resolutions and this year was no different. I pretty much fell off the wagon immediately after I wrote my original post but flash forward to May and I have revisited #3 - Monitor my finances weekly. In my case, it’s because I live in one of the MOST expensive cities in the world - Vancouver, … [Read more...] about NeatDesk Digital Filing System