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Chair’s Corner

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Chair’s Corner: The Present

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Happy Holidays, What a joyous and magical season that can quickly become overwhelming as we try to fit even more into our already packed schedules. I have been completely guilty of expending so much time and energy on holiday preparations that by the time the day rolls around I am suffering from mindless fatigue and …

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Chair’s Corner: Recipe for Leadership

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Greetings Women’s Network Members, November for me is a time for family gatherings where we share special recipes and thankfulness around the table.   So, for November I wanted to pass on a wonderful recipe that I have learned through my involvement with Women’s Network and more specifically from the recipients of the ATHENA and Young …

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Chair’s Corner: As the Seasons Change

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Welcome to October, my favorite month.  As I sit down to write this month’s message and think about what lies ahead one GOLDEN milestone in my life is at the forefront, which is by the end of the month I will have reached my 5th decade.  Part of me questions where did the time go?  …

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Chair’s Corner: Shining Your Light on Women’s Network

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Happy August! Usually when I think of this month what comes to mind is summer vacations wrapping up, school supplies and the last wave of Missouri heat, but this year August in Columbia has a special attraction. Yes, the Solar Eclipse is fast approaching and not just any Solar Eclipse but one where we will …

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Chair’s Corner: Sit at the Table

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It’s hard to believe I’m sitting at my table typing out my first article as Chair of Women’s Network.  My main objective this year is to make YOUR year count in Women’s Network.  So I want to hear from you.  If you want to get more involved but just aren’t sure how to take that …

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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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