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A call to action

A state of rebellion

This article “How Friendship Holds Women Back in Their Careers” broke my heart.

It is upsetting for two reasons

(1) it rings true

(2) it is counter to my belief and a favourite topic: connection, deep personal relationships, are at the intersection of health and longevity, success and happiness.

Not surprisingly I guess that my theory, which is well researched, is a combination of common knowledge and discoveries based primarily on one gender – damn!

But let’s wipe the tears and surge the emotions towards action. Ladies, enough is enough!

If we love and trust each other & we believe in what we are doing, in the relationships that we’ve developed & the results we have & can achieve let’s foster it all and ensure that for us too connection, deep personal relationships is at the core of success.

We master the fruits that connection bears for happiness as well as health & longevity but let’s stop stopping there.

There is no shame in self-promoting. There is no shame in asking. There is none in business development or sales or feeding the family. Let’s help each other beyond the touchy feely – let’s do it economically too.

For those who say don’t mix business with friends – well they likely aren’t living an intense life where their passions of work and family and friends and fun (& CONNECTION) intersect. That’s too bad but for the rest of us there’s no separation.

Trust a friend. Refer a friend. Hire a friend. Bring two friends together to connect.

Men too … except you already do. Celebrate that & continue (& hopefully your circle is diverse & includes all types).

THE article: http://ow.ly/bHdw30lQmSi

#networking #connectionattheintersection #friendsfirst

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Modern CFO – sharing again their characteristics

http://ow.ly/5FQC30lhcLj Sharing again some perspective on the modern CFO and a few characteristics they share. Growing companies can benefit from finance leadership, business advisory and connecting. The modern CFO is focused on revenue, has their house in order and is creative. They aren’t the stereotypical “no man” that worries about the past and is compliance oriented. To learn about the #moderncfo & how they can help your growing business as a #financeleader, #businessadvisor & #connector please be in touch: http://ow.ly/nwr830ldeQS

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Communication & Community at Forge

What’s on the agenda today?

A discussion on leases and then Forge!

I’m looking forward to the afternoon with entrepreneurs & learning.

Shane says “Leaders of these firms experience stress and heartache like few others. 96% of all small businesses fail within their first 10 years with 30% of those failures are attributed to the lack of emotional support given to their founders.”

He’s looking to provide a cost-effective option to help address this. Working with small business and helping them with forecasts including cost management & growth has shown me that this learning and community is key. I’m excited to discover more.

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Published! Celebrating! #Workingmom

They published me! I’m in Business Woman Media talking about being a working mother – take a look: http://ow.ly/ntyc30l3tMx

I submitted for the first time and was accepted!! The last time I was published was probably the last time I submitted (to Teen magazine in grade 8 – a poem “Thanking a Friend”).

I am very excited for this opportunity! Please help the traffic and take a look at the article! Don’t worry men it is just as applicable for you.

#workingmom #womenleaders #publishing #dadstoo