13 01, 2021

Jennifer Goodwin: Do You Still Have 2020 Vision?

By |2021-01-13T22:02:34-07:00January 13th, 2021|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

Keep your glasses handy and your contact lenses soaking in their solution. I am not referring to your eyesight vision, but your hindsight vision. If there is one common theme from conversations I have held over the past year, it is that year 2020 was difficult, (to say the least). I understand that the concept [...]

6 12, 2020

Ciera Kueser: Show Your Care and Support for Women-owned Businesses This Holiday Season

By |2020-12-06T19:38:45-07:00December 6th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|Comments Off on Ciera Kueser: Show Your Care and Support for Women-owned Businesses This Holiday Season

The worldwide pandemic hasn’t necessarily been the highlight of 2020. In addition to the pandemic taking tolls on schools, families, and stress levels, it has significantly impacted our small, local businesses in Utah. As the Director of Training Programs at Aquatics Academy in South Jordan, I have seen the extensive effects the pandemic has taken [...]

20 11, 2020

Sherry Weaver: Self-Care and Its Effect on Performance

By |2020-11-20T16:07:01-07:00November 20th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|Comments Off on Sherry Weaver: Self-Care and Its Effect on Performance

I awoke to the soft buzzing of my alarm, gradually bringing me out of the fog of a very deep sleep. I slowly opened one eye to see the green glow of the alarm clock. 5:54 AM! Darn! My daily fitness class began at 6:00 AM, no way I was going to make it. My [...]

16 10, 2020

Julie Youle-Lenoch: Losing My Mentor, Taught Me To Be One

By |2020-10-22T12:34:02-07:00October 16th, 2020|Blog, BWF|0 Comments

Sitting on the floor in my parents' almost empty home, I look through the black and white Polaroids of my childhood, mostly, with my Father, memories flow through my mind as if it was only yesterday. I lost my Dad this summer, an occurrence that I never believed would ever happen to me. He was [...]

18 09, 2020

Jennifer Seltzer Stitt: Working Moms. We Get the Job Done.

By |2020-09-18T11:05:21-07:00September 18th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

Just so I'm being honest. #SciMomJourneys pic.twitter.com/4yZMKtVxwP — Gretchen Goldman, PhD (@GretchenTG) September 15, 2020 I did five hours of Zoom and Webex calls today. During the first meeting, my cat jumped on my head. During the last meeting, both children came home from school and, ignoring the “no interrupting unless you are bleeding” rule, [...]

10 08, 2020

Cristine Salazar: Advice To My Daughter

By |2020-08-10T15:25:57-07:00August 10th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

Throughout my life, I’ve pondered much of what my family would look like, what my children would grow up to be and what my role would be in influencing them to be their best. This has been on my mind more recently as we are expecting our first child in three short months. I think [...]

17 07, 2020

Teresa Bagdasarova: “You’ve got a lot of breadth, but you ain’t got much depth.”

By |2020-07-17T14:40:00-07:00July 17th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

Several years ago, I knocked on the door of my professor’s office, resume in hand and eager to present my novice professional achievements. I was in a college program that had a class dedicated to professional development; my professor was tasked to be my mentor and provided me guidance in pursuing and preparing for my [...]

17 06, 2020

Jennifer Goodwin: Step-Ball-Change: The Negotiation Dance

By |2020-06-22T11:19:50-07:00June 17th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|1 Comment

Bargaining, haggling, debating, compromising – no matter how you put it, negotiation holds an important part of one’s career and is nearly unavoidable. Negotiation is a dance between parties that can be as delicate as a ballet, as fiery as the salsa, as intense as the tango or as emotional as an interpretive dance. With [...]

6 05, 2020

Julie Youle-Lenoch: Will I Be Good Enough Again

By |2020-05-06T14:49:52-07:00May 6th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|Comments Off on Julie Youle-Lenoch: Will I Be Good Enough Again

Will I be good enough again? My emotions daily are—fear to anger, anger to jealousy, jealousy back to fear, will the emotional wavelengths come to a calmer tide, as we maneuver through this pandemic? The hotel industry, which I have been in for 30 years, came to a crashing halt as the coronavirus spread from [...]

15 04, 2020

Lori B. Williams: Four Work from Home Tips

By |2020-04-15T07:27:34-07:00April 15th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|Comments Off on Lori B. Williams: Four Work from Home Tips

With the changes specifically in the workplace during COVID-19, it’s an adjustment for many to be working remotely, but it isn’t a new concept. There’s many emotions employees experience if they aren’t used to working remotely. The most important thing we can do is help each other feel supported and connected. Here are four tips [...]

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