2 10, 2018

Cristine Salazar: Success is not accomplished alone

By |2018-10-02T16:54:36+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

Shortly after graduating high school I started working for my family's business, which meant my father was my boss. I’ve always jokingly said he was the worst boss I have ever had, but that’s only partially true. He pushed me to see my own potential. He challenged me, corrected me, inspired me but most importantly, [...]

16 08, 2018

Sherry Weaver: Give Feedback that Builds Trust on your Team

By |2018-08-16T12:47:44+00:00August 16th, 2018|Blog, BWF, Policy|1 Comment

"If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all" - Thumper, Disney's Bambi I can’t be certain when I first heard this adage, but I can say for sure, I was young, and I heard it often throughout my life. The above quote was stated after Thumper innocently said he thought “Bambi” was [...]

20 07, 2018

Aubriana Martindale: Supporting Women in the Workplace

By |2018-07-23T11:21:12+00:00July 20th, 2018|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

There has been a recent voice of progress, with many businesses pledging a higher commitment to key values of inclusion and diversity amongst their workforce which includes elevating women in leadership roles. As businesses continue to progress it has been proven that a diverse workforce is profitable for all stakeholders. According to a recent Forbes [...]

18 06, 2018

Lori Williams: 4 Things my Grandmother Taught me that Women in the World need Today

By |2018-06-28T10:34:19+00:00June 18th, 2018|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

In reviewing suggested topics from the Business Women’s Forum participants survey this year, one stood out to me: women we need in the world today. Recently, there’s been more trending in the news and media regarding equality, the wage gap and empowerment. In light of these things, I’ve been thinking about my late grandmother’s [...]

9 05, 2018

Jennifer Seltzer Stitt: The Gender Diversity – More than a Number

By |2018-05-10T08:20:15+00:00May 9th, 2018|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

Businesses are increasingly committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It’s more than just a moral imperative; it’s good for business. Typically, gender-diverse teams and companies outperform single-gender teams, so cultivating and engaging the talents of women isn’t controversial, it’s common sense. However, companies can’t just go out and hire a bunch of [...]

12 04, 2018

Janet Jorgensen: Overcoming Disappointment at Work and at Home

By |2018-04-11T10:14:01+00:00April 12th, 2018|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

They say, the only guarantees in life are death and taxes, but I’d like to add one: Disappointment. Feeling disappointed is a complex mix of emotions and can be challenging to manage or even understand. However, it is an important part of our professional and personal growth. Some disappointments are small and quickly overcome, [...]

19 03, 2018

Nancy Pearce: Women in the Workforce

By |2018-03-19T12:47:46+00:00March 19th, 2018|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

At the first Business Women’s Forum (BWF) luncheon of the year, I had the pleasure of leading a roundtable discussion on Women in the Workforce. The economic empowerment of women across the world is one of the most remarkable revolutions of the past 50 years. It is remarkable because of the extent of the change: [...]

22 01, 2018

Cidne Christensen: 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Manager

By |2018-01-22T21:44:18+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Blog, BWF|0 Comments

After seven years at my company, working my way up in positions, I was finally given the opportunity to manage a team. While I had always taken leadership roles at work, leading internal work groups and coaching people, I had never directly managed anyone.  My first six months as a manger was an eye-opening experience [...]

4 10, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Feedback – by Sherry Weaver

By |2017-10-04T16:09:19+00:00October 4th, 2017|Blog, BWF|1 Comment

“Can I give you some feedback?” Who among us doesn’t dread that question? I know I myself get a bit anxious when someone asks if they can offer me some feedback. My mind instantly starts thinking of things I might have done wrong or how I may have failed in some way. In talking with [...]

29 08, 2017

4 Ways I Attain Work-Life Balance – by Lori Williams

By |2017-09-01T12:57:30+00:00August 29th, 2017|Blog, BWF|0 Comments

Juggling work and life every day isn’t easy. There’s never enough time in a day to do it all, so I try to enjoy every day, no matter what’s normal, and do what works for me and my capabilities. Here are four ways I attain some work-life balance: Balance requires sacrifice. One way or another [...]