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 [...]

13 12, 2018

Cidne Christensen: Brave and Bold – Helping Uplift Young Women Leaders

By |2018-12-13T10:49:52-07:00December 13th, 2018|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

This midterm election cycle Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elected the youngest woman ever to the U.S. House of Representatives. In comparison, since 1950 there have been 27 men who were 30 or younger when elected. Before even taking her oath of office there have been reports of Ocasio-Cortez being confused for an intern or spouse, as [...]

2 10, 2018

Cristine Salazar: Success is not accomplished alone

By |2018-10-02T16:54:36-07:00October 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, [...]