Monthly Archives: April 2016

Think Twice! 

by Mine Batiyel

Have you ever been homeless? Forced to leave your family? Do you know what it really means to be scared, I mean really scared? What about hunger? Feeling the cold in your bones? Worst of all, not knowing where you are?

Quite a well executed summary of my short life to date. I have still not given up. I am trying to survive. I still believe in people even have faith in them. Sometimes I do think that I am contradicting myself but knowing things could still be worse than what they are just gives me the energy to keep going. Continue reading

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The top has been reached. What’s next?

by Anna Zubitskaya

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”.  Nelson Mandela

We aspire to be happy, successful, free, accomplished, famous, loved, etc. in our lives. Many of us set ambitious individual, professional or career goals to make our aspirations come true. Large part of these many pursue their path to desired top with persistence, passion to win and commitment. Continue reading

Lauren Maillian Bias, “The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top on Your Own Terms”

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Reviewed by Femflection

Lauren Maillian Bias is the Founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding, a strategic marketing and branding consultancy where she brings her firsthand knowledge, expertise and passion for marketing to her clients. She is also the Founding Partner and Director of Operations for Gen Y Capital, an early stage venture firm. Prior to Luxury Market Branding, Lauren was the Proprietor, Creator and Chief Operating Officer of Sugarleaf Vineyards, the only African-American owned and operated winery in Virginia. The Winery became an award winning brand under her leadership within five years and was sold in 2011. Continue reading

Situation 6: NOT MOVING AHEAD

Mian is already working for five years in the same role. She knows all the in’s and out’s of her current job perfectly well. She has a good understanding of the company processes and rules and is liked by everyone. Nevertheless she has been bypassed several times when growth opportunities became available.

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I Was Looking For Consolation, I Found Happiness

At some point in life, we all take a decision about the question: “What shall I do in life?” Schools, workshops and seminars lead us to have a specific profession or a job. So,that’s already decided. Health, law, politics, engineering, architecture, technology, education, gastronomy, etc. We work in one of these fields, maybe in a tiny office or in a very big company or in a family firm or in a government office. Some of the women work in the most tiring job of the world: as a mother and a housewife. Continue reading

Man, I feel like a Woman

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Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and a stateswoman in her own right. She was a strong-minded and courageous leader who followed her ‘True North’ to campaign for and champion causes that transformed the lives of many disadvantaged Americans.  Once her husband’s political career took off she blossomed as an independent thinker and became a strong advocate for social reform to better the lives of the underprivileged.  She revolutionized the role of First Lady by constantly acting in ways that were new to the position: holding regular press conferences, writing a daily newspaper column, publishing books and articles, travelling the nation on speaking tours, chairing national conferences in the White House, addressing national conventions of social reform organizations, giving a keynote address at her party’s presidential convention, representing her nation abroad, travelling battlefields, and directing a government agency.  She played a critical role in the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by skillfully creating an atmosphere that permitted the blending of ideas and norms of different cultures together into a document that nations around the globe could assent to while marshaling U.S. support for swift passage of the declaration.   In short, she was an authentic leader. Continue reading

Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, “Mean Girls at Work: How to Stay Professional When Things Get Personal”

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Book summary

Women-to-women relationships in the workplace are . . .  complicated. When they’re good, they’re great. But when they’re bad, they can ruin your day, your week―even your year.

Packed with proven advice from two of today’s leading experts in workplace relationships, this one-of-a-kind guide gives women the tools they need to navigate difficult situations, unique to women-to-women relationships―whether with a boss, a colleague, a client, or an employee. Continue reading