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President’s Note

President’s Note: October 2020

In a recent Marie Kondo exercise to my inbox, I came across a note I’ve had for 10+ years, from a colleague in a past life. It features instructions for cultivating one’s garden of life, found in one of her mother’s books over 100 years old. I loved it then and I love...

President’s Note: August 2020

Without right or regard, I’m dedicating this month to moms. Yes, I realize Mother’s Day was in May. And no, I’m not seeking praise or playing my tiny violin. Instead, I stand and applaud the women in our industry who are working around the clock and hardly stopping to...

President’s Note: July 2020

Have you thought about you lately? Oftentimes, our job descriptions and office responsibilities have us thinking about everything else BUT ourselves. I recently joined a new workstream and as part of the introductory kick-off, our team lead circulated a “user guide”...

President’s Note: June 2020

It goes without saying that 2020 has not been without its challenges (can we get a do-over?). However, this past month has me more grateful than ever as I’ve seen our community band together and flourish with fresh ideas, new faces, and a restored strength. We owe...

President’s Note: May 2020

I have been truly inspired by the power of connection this past month – from the overly used neighborhood listserv seeking lawn care and babysitting recommendations to the steady stream of email introductions between job seekers and employers. I love it when a...

President’s Note: April 2020

Can anyone ever really prepare you for what the world has seen these past two months? The loss of loved ones, disconnected families, shuttered businesses, layoffs, and furloughs, financial uncertainty, and decline of mental and physical wellbeing.  It’s like a movie...