Thanks, Women’s Empowerment, & Other Thoughts

February 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

We want to thank the Columbia Foundation for their support of our mission helping women in Howard County to advance their careers for long-term stability and success! We’re looking forward to working with them.

We are also thrilled that the date for the Women’s Empowerment Conference has been set!  Mark your calendars for Friday, October 26, 2012. We’ll be at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Columbia again this year.  Plans are already in development for an amazing program.  Check out highlights of last year from the Patch’s Elizabeth Janney’s LiveBlogging during the event!   If you are interested in volunteering or supporting the event, please let us know.

Though Provoking Reads around PEC This Week

Claudine Motto had an interesting post on her blog on the number productivity drain this week which got me to thinking about the role it plays in other areas of our lives, not just in business.  We see a lot of it at the Empowerment Center in the women we serve and giving them confidence to move past it is a huge part of what we do.  I’ve been pondering this all week after reading her post.

One of our Board Members, Theo Bell, posted this interesting article about being a connector over on our LinkedIn group.  Networking is about getting to know other people but connectors take that next step to bring people together for mutual benefit. You never know when you’ll be that key person who can connect people together.

I keep running across Margaret Heffernan and I am really enjoying what I am reading!  In this article at Inc. Magazine, she takes on flexible scheduling.  From personal experience both as an employee and a supervisor, flexible scheduling works!

What are you reading this week?

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