14 02, 2020

Lyndsy Blonquist: Work-Life Balance for the Rest of Us

By |2020-02-14T11:01:15-07:00February 14th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

A funny thing happened to me a few years ago. And it seems like it happened slowly or perhaps it just took me a while to recognize it. That funny thing was I didn’t have anyone waiting for me to come home from work. My children, who today are 21 and 18, started managing their [...]

6 01, 2020

Teresa Bagdasarova: Shifting the Narrative on Failure

By |2020-01-03T10:53:41-07:00January 6th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

At the Women’s Business Center of Utah, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing resilient women business owners move mountains to build their business from the ground up. They’ve juggled family, school and a full-time job, while leveraging their resources and elevating their business to unforeseeable heights. I’ve noticed most of my conversations with women in [...]

2 12, 2019

Sherry Weaver: What does it mean to be brave?

By |2019-12-02T11:03:20-07:00December 2nd, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|Comments Off on Sherry Weaver: What does it mean to be brave?

It was April 1990 and there I sat in my Toyota Corolla with my sister by my side. The car was packed to the gills with all my worldly possessions along with a case of Molson Golden in the U-Haul car-top. One must understand, where I was going I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to [...]

29 10, 2019

Lori Bonham Williams: Seeing the Hope Inside Yourself: Mentoring

By |2019-10-29T12:06:31-07:00October 29th, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|1 Comment

Growing up my grandmother was my greatest mentor instilling in me the drive to get an education, and taught me the prescription of success in mentoring, starts with behavior. The behaviors of building relationships, being a hard worker and respecting others. Margaret Ellen Bonham was a widower for 60 years and raised my father on [...]

7 10, 2019

Diana Young: Dealing with Personal Stress in Your Career

By |2019-10-11T13:04:26-07:00October 7th, 2019|BWF, Policy|2 Comments

We all deal with a certain level of stress in our lives and although we cannot always control what happens, we can control how we deal with what is thrown our way. I have realized from my own experiences how powerful the human mind is. Life isn’t always fair. Situations don’t always turn out the [...]

19 08, 2019

Jen Seltzer Stitt: Moving Past Imposter Syndrome

By |2019-08-20T09:58:02-07:00August 19th, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|Comments Off on Jen Seltzer Stitt: Moving Past Imposter Syndrome

Most women I know suffer from imposter syndrome at some point in their career. We ask ourselves, “How did I end up at this meeting?” or “How did I get this speaking engagement?” There is an inescapable voice in our heads that whispers, “I don’t deserve to be here.” I know I asked myself those [...]

16 07, 2019

Cristine Salazar: To Have a Successful Life, Make Yourself a Priority

By |2019-07-16T11:33:01-07:00July 16th, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

Like many of you, I have worked hard in my personal and professional life to have a better future not only for myself but for my family. I’ve spent endless and tireless nights studying and working all while trying to dedicate time for my family, myself and maybe squeezing in some sort of social life [...]

3 05, 2019

Cidne Christensen: Stop Working On Vacation

By |2019-05-13T20:06:09-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

Working on vacation; we all do it. Technology has made it so you are now available 24/7, thanks to cell service and Wi-Fi. Prior to the invention of the BlackBerry, people successfully went on vacation without their workplace blowing up. With landlines and no email, our technologically inferior ancestors successfully went on trips and took [...]

5 04, 2019

Haley Kirkpatrick: Overcoming Fear in the Workplace

By |2019-04-08T08:28:53-07:00April 5th, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

Here I am, sitting across from a man who could be my Dad in an important meeting. A meeting where he will decide if he’s keeping his business with our company or not. It’s my responsibility to make him feel confident with his choice to stay with us based on my knowledge, expertise and experience [...]

14 01, 2019

Nancy Pearce: Powerful steps to improve employee engagement

By |2019-01-16T11:57:42-07:00January 14th, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace Report, only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs--meaning that they are emotionally invested in committing their time, talent and energy in adding value to their team and advancing the organization’s initiatives. The current business environment and organizations across the globe are faced with more [...]