19 01, 2022

Kimberly Flores: It’s Never Too Late to Reinvent Yourself

By |2022-01-20T09:33:35-07:00January 19th, 2022|Blog, BWF, Opinion, Policy|0 Comments

A movie or television trailer is supposed to catch your attention, but this time it felt like Netflix punched me in the gut. This particular trailer wasn’t flashy or over-dramatized, it was just real and raw and it certainly poured over the insecurities I had inherited in 2020 which had overflowed into 2021.  “Switching careers…in [...]

3 12, 2021

Cristine Salazar: Share Your Accomplishments, Share Your Story

By |2021-12-06T09:37:25-07:00December 3rd, 2021|Blog, BWF, Opinion|0 Comments

Have you ever been so excited about accomplishing something that you wanted to let the whole world know, YOU DID IT! But you didn’t because it felt awkward and you didn’t want to appear to be arrogant or maybe you thought they wouldn’t think your accomplishment was praiseworthy? I know I have and I am [...]

8 11, 2021

Brigetta Uta’i: No More Standing on the Sidelines

By |2021-11-17T20:28:32-07:00November 8th, 2021|Blog, BWF, Opinion, Policy|0 Comments

I am the youngest of six children and grew up with four brothers, so sports are most definitely my love language. It doesn’t matter what the conversation topic is, I’ll more than likely make a sports comparison. Unfortunately, being a woman, I have always been acutely aware of the lack of female representation in the [...]

14 06, 2021

Lyndsy Blonquist: Looking to Improve Diversity? Start with Equity

By |2021-06-14T20:31:40-07:00June 14th, 2021|BWF, Member News, Opinion|0 Comments

As many organizations are turning their attention to equity, diversity, and inclusion activities, so often the starting (and sticking) point focuses on diversity. Why do companies get stuck here? Many times, it’s due to the focus being on checking a box. Unfortunately, just getting the right number of the right bodies doesn’t lead to all [...]

26 05, 2021

Mental Health Month — Workplace Mental Health and Preventing Suicide

By |2021-06-02T20:19:31-07:00May 26th, 2021|Blog, Member News, Opinion|0 Comments

The workplace is a critical area to address mental health and suicide prevention. Over two-thirds of the American population participates in the workforce.  It is where we spend much of our days, oftentimes spending more time at work than with family and friends. This means that when workers are struggling with their mental health and/or [...]

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