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From Teen Mom to Medical Director! Meet Dr. Clarisa Garcia

From Teen Mom to Medical Director! Meet Dr. Clarisa Garcia

Dr. Clarisa Garcia grew up in Ben Bolt, a tiny town in South Texas. Her parents were both educators and she was a model student.    “I got straight A’s, and I was in the National Honor Society,” she says. “I always say that I was a really good kid. Then I fell in...

Art Corner featuring Houston artist Rabéa Ballin

Art Corner featuring Houston artist Rabéa Ballin

By: Judy Nyquist and Laura Worth Rabéa Ballin calls Houston home now, but she grew up in southern Louisiana and Germany, and spent additional time abroad at the German Göthe Institute and in Italy studying art history.  She received a BFA from McNeese State...

Aldine ISD Announces Newcomer School

Aldine ISD Announces Newcomer School

High school students newly arrived in the U.S. from non-English speaking countries or with limited English proficiency — will be receiving intensive English language learning instruction, core academics, and support services at a new, innovative program set to launch...

Small Business Saturday is November 28, 2020

Small Business Saturday is November 28, 2020

Saturday, November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the...

Pivoting Fundamentals for Business Longevity

Pivoting Fundamentals for Business Longevity

By: Meaghan Yorro The urgency for businesses to transform and lead with grit dominate headlines in all forms of social media. The reality is that the same tenets that enable transformation in crisis are the same tenets that maintain shareholder value during the good...

9 Ways to Prepare for Small Business Saturday

9 Ways to Prepare for Small Business Saturday

From the Tory Burch Foundation  There’s no way around it–this is a tough time for small business owners. The COVID-19 crisis has forced 25 percent of women-owned small businesses to close and countless more continue to struggle to survive. Though the holiday season...

Who Are Your Frontline Workers?

Who Are Your Frontline Workers?

Investing in your frontline workers is an investment in your company’s bottom line. Jennifer Walsh, director of futureAlign’s Frontline Forward™ Culture and Communications, described how to engage this unique set of workers to increase morale, productivity, retention...

CBRE headquarters moving from Los Angeles to Dallas

CBRE headquarters moving from Los Angeles to Dallas

Here's what our Board Member and 40 under 40 co-chair, Abby Alford, Director, Transaction Management CBRE | Advisory & Transaction Services, shared with us: CBRE confirms that we have designated Dallas as our global headquarters city. This formalizes the way we...

Women in the Workplace 2020

Women in the Workplace 2020

By: McKinsey & Company In a year marked by crisis and uncertainty, corporate America is at a crossroads. The choices companies make today will have consequences on gender equality for decades to come. This is the sixth year of the Women in the Workplace study—in a...

The New Definition of Collaboration

The New Definition of Collaboration

By: Kaitlin Ross, Pierpont Communications   Before COVID-19, I had never worked in an office setting that widely used chat groups or video calls. Working in an open-concept office, we easily bounced ideas off each other in one of the many huddle and brainstorm areas...

The Art of Balancing Work, Family Caregiving Duties

The Art of Balancing Work, Family Caregiving Duties

By Evelin De La Rosa/ AARP   One in six Americans who have a full-time job provides unpaid care to a family member or friend. That equates to about 2.9 billion hours of unpaid family care. Family and friends are the backbones of America's care system, providing...

Building a Strong Brand That Can Survive a Crisis

Building a Strong Brand That Can Survive a Crisis

By Loretta McCarthy, Managing Partner of Golden Seeds The retail and fashion industries are experiencing massive upheaval in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Deirdre Quinn, co-founder and CEO of Lafayette 148, a global fashion brand led by women for women, recently...

Strategies to Stay Connected and Thrive Amid The Pandemic

Strategies to Stay Connected and Thrive Amid The Pandemic

By: Maya Fasthoff As we try every day to have some sort of a routine in our personal lives and in our business lives while dealing with a pandemic, these challenging times have made very clear that it is more important now than ever before to keep connected and help...

Where Do You Stand?

Where Do You Stand?

By: Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith What Do I Stand For?   With just a little more than a month until the general election I have been reflecting on some questions that don’t always have easy answers. This will be the first time that I have been allowed to vote in a...

Why Women In Business Need A Voice Now More Than Ever

Why Women In Business Need A Voice Now More Than Ever

Stephanie Harris Forbes Councils Member Forbes Agency Council As a creator of Control Suite to propel the affiliate space, Stephanie Harris is a 16-year industry veteran and PartnerCentric's owner/CEO. GETTY The 2019 Women in the Workplace report by the Lean In...