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My Story Women in Tech

The Day I knew I had a Story to Tell

My dad told me I needed to tell my story as soon as I got back from pitching Doghead Simulations in Beijing, China. He thought it was the coolest thing and not an experience just any budding startup gets. He should know. He teaches entrepreneurship to engineers at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He’s […]

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My Story Women in Tech

Getting Real and Telling Stories

This week I finished an eight-week course from Gotham Writers. I took an online class on memoir writing because I think I have a pretty cool startup story. I’ve also been mulling over writing about how I ended up in the career I am and what led me on the technology path. You may know […]

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Personal Development

It’s never too late to start writing: Challenge Update

I’m halfway through my letter writing challenge. So far, I have written about 40 letters. At about 2 pages per letter, that’s 80 pages. Looking at the math, I am doing ok. I have about 80 pages left to write. I have 6 more days to write. That comes out to about 6 letters a day. […]

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Personal Development

Writing Challenge: Write 150 letters in 30 Days

Writing is important because no matter what job you’re in, you most likey have to write. Writing succent, clear messages is an important skill to have.

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Public Speaking Women in Tech

How to Speak with Authority

I originally wrote this post in 2015 titled Just don’t say Just. I still hear women discuss what words they should use and how the word “just” in particularly negatively impacts them at work. In the Harvard Business Review Women at Work podcast, Amy Bernstein and Sarah Green Carmichael discuss how to use an authoritative voice without […]