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Chair’s Corner

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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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Do you know Kevin Bacon or Oprah?

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When I moved to Columbia about 10 years ago, I was taking on a new job, new husband and a new EVERYTHING! I left a city where I had grown up, where my family was and where worked for over 10 years after college. I was comfortable. After the move, I was not as comfortable …

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Chair’s Corner: New Year’s Resolutions

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The New Year brings new beginnings, new ideas and resolutions. So what’s your Women’s Network resolution? I have a few suggestions: I resolve to read the newsletter every month! I resolve to attend one committee meeting before the end of February. I resolve to complete the XWN program/li> I resolve to get 5 business cards …

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Time to MIX and Mingle

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I started the year using the mixology theme and what better time to bring it back up than the holidays! This time of year offers unprecedented opportunities for mixing and mingling. There are office parties, community parties, family get-togethers, happy hours with friends, kids having sleepovers and so many more. Women’ Network has taught me …

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