We All Can Make a Difference

I designed our womanifesto, which is included in this post, to provide something tangible that embraces our beliefs. It sits on my desk and reminds me every day of our mission to make a difference by contributing to positive change. But we aren’t the only ones with the mission to make the world a better place.…

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The Struggles of A Bag Lady

Two Years? Really? It is hard to believe that it has been 2 years since I retired. But maybe I should stop saying I am retired. I did retire as a federal employee. But I am still employed. Except now I have a really nice boss. She let’s me do everything I want (and don’t…

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Everything Turns Out in the End

Thinking back on 2015, I am reminded that things happen for a reason. My personal belief is that there are no accidents. Even so, there are times that it seems like things are falling apart for who knows why? I am sure that you know that feeling. During stressful times, we wonder what the hell…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year My Lovely Peeps!! I look forward to 2016 and I embrace my 2015 journey. It was a challenging year but I learned a lot. There were a number of hurdles that I had to overcome. (I did run the hurdles while on the high school track team. But I am only 5…

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People We Admire – Pooja Nath Sankar

Pooja Nath Sankar is a woman entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of Piazza I am so inspired by Pooja Nath Sankar. I first heard of her during a recent NPR interview. She grew up in a conservative rural village with no electricity and no running water. Strict rules did not allow her to speak to men. She couldn’t…

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Mission Control

There are many aspects of working for the CDC that I loved. Being on a collaborative team of hard working people on a mission to address serious public health problems is awesome. Feeling good about the work you are doing is critical to your well being. I loved knowing that I was contributing to the…

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People We Admire – Bree Newsome

Many of you are likely to recognize Bree Newsome. Bree decided that waiting for legislators to decide whether or not to take down the confederate flag was not acceptable. So last Saturday she stoically and couragously climbed the South Carolina Capital’s flagpole to remove the flag herself. First of all, it takes a boatload of courage…

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People We Admire – Lillian Weber

  There is a good chance you have already heard about Lillian Weber. She has been all over the news for several months. Why? Because she is amazing. Lillian turned 100 years of age on May 6, 2015. That in itself is an accomplishment. AND she still lives by herself. AND Lillian sews a dress every…

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What Do Woodpeckers and Walls Have to Do with Building a Business?

Over the last couple of days, I have been thinking about Woody the Woodpecker. Have you ever wondered why you keep banging your head against a wall? Asking yourself why you keep trying again and again when all you seem to be accomplishing is getting a big ol’ lump on your forehead? Right now, I…

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People We Admire – Molly Hemstreet

Each month – we’ll be highlighting a new person that inspires us. First up, Molly Hemstreet. We admire Molly because of her innovative leadership in the North Carolina textile industry. She is the founder of Opportunity Threads, a worker-owned cut and sew cooperative based in Morganton, NC. Molly’s vision was deceptively simple: “to create good…

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