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7 Assumptions Women Make in Gaining Visibility
By Betty LaMarr

I know you are probably banging your head and asking, why do I need to be doing anything special to get visibility other than doing my job? Don't we wish that was the case. I was raised like so many women today and was told if you work hard and do a good job you will naturally get the promotion and the raise. Well guess what? I tried that and it didn't work. I had that college girl mindset, get a good grade and the grade will speak for itself.   Read More

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Tips to Managing Your Job Search
By Carolyn Leighton

Create a Top 20 List. This list can be made of: Companies you would like to work for and respect; Companies that are geographically desirable; Companies that you have identified an opening that fits your background; and Companies that can leverage your skill set.   Read More

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Are You Extraordinary?
By Laura Lopez

A dear friend of mine died last week. She was an extraordinary person. We are all extraordinary when we are born, but so few of us actually die as extraordinary people. That is because we spend our lifetimes whittling away our unique traits that don't "fit in". You can do too many things you think you "should", versus what you want or need to do. Or, you get stuck doing things that used to work for you, but no longer do. You may not even truly know who you are intended to be. As a result, you become ordinary. Ordinary. Just like everyone else.   Read More

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YES WE CAN!
By Carolyn Leighton

At age 67, I have seen decades of racism and discrimination. I was born white, but every time I witnessed an attack - large and small - towards someone because their skin was a different color, because they looked, dressed, thought differently - from the time I was a young child - I felt as if I was being assaulted. I never thought the day would come when the MAJORITY of the population would rise above the lowest level of human behavior - racism - but my heart was singing last night, as I watched, through tears of joy our new President Elect Barack Obama being swept into Office.   Read More

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The Evolution of WITI
By Carolyn Leighton

When I started WITI in 1989, I had no idea how significantly that decision would affect my life. At the time I was building my third and most successful company, Criterion Research, which I had started in 1984.   Read More