Category Archives: Inspired

‘Walk Your Talk’ and Other Inspiring Advice from Nobelist Leymah Gbowee

Since being internationally recognized for co-leading a women’s movement that ended the most recent civil war in Liberia, Leymah Gbowee has hardly rested on her (Nobel) laurels. She continues to work for women, peace and security issues, founding The Gbowee Peace Foundation to provide education to women and underprivileged youth as well as serving as a global ambassador for Oxfam International and as a member of the UNHCR High Level … [ more ]

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Q&A: Rachael Ray on Her First Job, Being the Boss and Eating Healthy at Work

Even though she has 22 cookbooks, four TV shows, a lifestyle magazine and a line of dog and cat food, don’t call Rachael Ray a one-woman-cottage-industry. “I don’t like those terms,” she says. “It sounds like I created an ‘evil empire’ or something.” Her success wasn’t plotted out: “I just enjoy working, I enjoy people and I enjoy food. So, I do what I love; the TV just sort of … [ more ]

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Inspired By: Debbie Dunnam

 “…always approach your role as if you were the general manager of that business regardless of your level or position.” Debbie Dunnam is SVP of Worldwide Services Sales and Global Customer Success at Cisco and sits on the Board of the Texas Conference for Women. Here she shares the story of how she went from field rep to senior management in the tech industry…with a little help from her role … [ more ]

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Inspired By: Jessica Baker

“Every day I do at least one thing, many times it is several things, that renew my spirit and fill me up.” 2013 Conference speaker Jessica Baker leads development of The Respect Institute’s programming and trainings for youth influencers and fundraising initiatives. This is how she got there:

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Inspired By: Verná Myers

“Welcome critique. This is the quickest way to learn and to grow in your profession.” Verná Myers started out as a corporate lawyer, but now she runs a firm that showcases her strongest skills and satisfies her deep desire to fight for justice. How did she make the leap? Read on.

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Be Inspired: Jane Pauley on Finding Your Voice

You’re probably a better negotiator than you think, says Jane Pauley, a contributor to CBS’ Sunday Morning after almost four decades at NBC and New York Times bestselling author of Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life. It’s just that your style isn’t the typical tough-guy act.

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Inspired By: Randi Zuckerberg

“I’ve always believed in bringing my authentic self to work, and that often meant being unafraid to speak my mind and not apologize for who I am.” [ more ]

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Inspired By: Colleen Brewer

“Never, never, never give up.” [ more ]

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Inspired By: Anita Perry

“Be curious and learn as much as you can about changing careers or positions.” [ more ]

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Inspired By: Tracy Yelencis

“It’s all about competence, collaboration, and delivery.” [ more ]

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