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Chair’s Corner

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Chair’s Corner: The Role of Men in Women’s Network

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I was approached by a man after our January luncheon who asked me, “You always say ‘ladies,’ but what about the men that come to Women’s Network events?” I told him that not only did he make an excellent point, but that we (in the steering and strategic planning committees) have spent considerable time discussing …

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Chair’s Corner: New Year’s Resolution

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I’ve been in many meetings this last month where the words “Women need to be asked to do something before they’ll get involved” were spoken. This was offered up over and over as an answer to the question of how to get women more involved, how to fill key roles, how to grab nominations, etc. …

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Chair’s Corner: What Does Your Plan Look Like?

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“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” — Lewis Carroll One of the things that drives me batty is when people have dreams but don’t (or won’t) take the next step. For those of you who know me, you’re not surprised to hear that I’m a “ready, fire, …

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Chair’s Corner: Take Time to Rest

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As we just survived the trauma-filled “back to school” season, it feels timely for me to talk about what might be the one most important key to living your life in our theme for the year, “Go Big.” Rest. Yep, I said it. You have to rest. I know you’re all saying the same thing …

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July Chair’s Corner with Erica P.

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Well, here we go. That is the best way I know to start this. Here’s why. I’m an all-in, give-it-all-I’ve-got, completely passionate and sometimes overwhelming kind of gal. I go big or I go home. Mostly, I just go big. When reflecting on what I wanted to leave as my mark on my year as …

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Chair’s Corner: Getting Real

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So at the May monthly luncheon my emotions snuck right up on me and I had an ugly cry in front of 150 of you. The same thing happened at Athena. This happened to the person who says “I am not usually an emotional person.” Well, clearly that is not true. I am packed full …

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It was Probably Nothing, But it Felt Like the World

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So I “probably” delayed this newsletter and the marketing committee is “probably” a little testy. Deadlines are “probably” not a strong suit. I should “probably” get better at this. How often do you deal in the world of “probably”? I “probably” spend too much time there! The reality is I wanted to wait until after …

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