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 [...]

16 07, 2020

Robert Jorgensen: Transitioning to the New Cyber Normal

By |2020-07-16T07:36:34-07:00July 16th, 2020|Blog, Cybersecurity Month, Member News, Policy|0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in unprecedented changes to all aspects of our lives. As different states reopen, pause reopening, and roll back reopening, there is much uncertainty as to the path forward for businesses of various sizes. The chaos of the initial quarantine has given way to an uneasy limbo status for many organizations with [...]

18 06, 2020

Totem Technologies: Cybersecurity Assessments

By |2020-06-18T07:58:30-07:00June 18th, 2020|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

There are a few general truths in cybersecurity.  The first is that it is not a matter of if you will face a threat to your information systems, but when.  A second truth is that no information system is completely secure.  Vulnerabilities will always exist because technologies change, flaws emerge, people make mistakes, equipment breaks, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]