Michele Weldon

CEO Aims to Mentor Leaders and Change Culture – Women in Business Article

Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network, says the nature of networking has changed. Her 1995 high school graduating class of 64 students in a small Southern New Jersey town and her close friendships in her Villanova University sorority may have led the way for Kristy Wallace to become CEO of Ellevate Network, a leading women’s business networking initiative with 150,000 members. “It was a good primer for where I am now,” says Wallace, a mother of three, who has spent…

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A New Kind Of Four-Legged Franchise – Women in Business Article

Michelle Boggs, CEO of Mutts, with her husband, Ron Roys and pup, Cobi. Michelle Boggs is onto not just her second career, but her fourth or fifth if you count them all. The Texas native who splits her time between Old Alexandria, Virginia and the Dallas area, is now Director of Franchising of MUTTS Canine Cantina, and is franchising the concept with big plans for dog lovers everywhere. And she has plenty of advice on how to follow your passion…

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5 Ways To Like Your Job More Than You Do Now – Women in Business Article

With these strategies you can learn to love your work more. Whoever came up with the put-down, “You’re married to your job,” clearly was deriding the lack of work/life balance. It’s not a compliment. Having no personal life to enjoy, distract or fulfill you outside of your profession is not the goal. But you can love what you do, even if it is just a little bit. Or maybe just a little bit more than you do now. According to…

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Take The Lead » Fighting For Female Vets: Founder Models Strength, Courage – Women in Business Article

Jas Boothe, founder of A Final Salute, is on a mission to help female homeless vets. Jas Boothe says she owes her winning attitude of bravery and strength to the military. And her mission to help female veterans was born of her  own experience. A veteran with more than 17 years of service, Boothe is founder and president of A Final Salute, a nonprofit serving more than 5,000 homeless female veterans and their families in 30 states since 2010. She…

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Building Culture That Works With Purpose – Women in Business Article

Gen Zers want equality, fairness and fluidity at work. A new film exploring GenZers across the globe, “The Future is Fluid,” premiered at Sundance recently, and it has many thinking what is in store for all of us working with this generation of workers, post-Millennials, born after 1995. Turns out they want more and less at the same time. So how can you best create a work culture as a leader to accommodate the fresh energy and ideas of this…

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7 Tips For Networking While Traveling – Women in Business Article

Networking opportunities can land anywhere. You never know where or when your next collaboration may appear. If you are traveling for work, or even if you are in your home city attending a conference or a large event, being ready to talk about the work you do and opportunities you are looking for may result in options that did not exist before. I have met people who became clients in airports. I have randomly been seated next to someone at…

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Award Gender Gaps and Why Entering Contests Is Still Worth It – Women in Business Article

Amy Guth, executive director of the Midwest Independent Film Festival, at the annual Best of The Midwest Awards Gala. (Photo by Brissa Del Mar @ Breeze Art Creatives) Most of us have been watching the red carpet and acceptance speeches at the Golden Globes, SAG awards and are awaiting the Oscars. As we are deep into awards season for entertainment, it has us wondering if all those industry competitions in just about every field imaginable are really worth the effort,…

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Can You Keep A Secret? – Women in Business Article

Are you a trustworthy leader who can keep info confidential? The fates of corporations, organizations and individuals sometimes rest on leaked information. We’re not talking here about inside intel on nefarious actions such as sexual harassment, violence, data breaching or anything illegal. This is about confidential personal information you may share or a colleague may share with you. Can you keep a secret? Can you be trusted? According to CNBC, research from New York University finds that for women leaders,…

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7 Ways to Counter Down Sides of Gig Economy – Wonen in Business Article

Remote work in the gig economy has its downsides. Freelance or contract workers are a growing portion of the economy. But working from home, connecting only remotely to your organization, team or management, may not be the blissful utopia everyone imagines. It’s not a big party in your PJs every day. On the beach. “Last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 55 million people in the U.S. are gig workers, which is more than 35 percent of the U.S. workforce.…

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