Looking Backward, Moving Forward: The 2015 Benchmark Study Revisited
Mar08

Looking Backward, Moving Forward: The 2015 Benchmark Study Revisited

   by Diana Robinson, Colliers International   Lift as you climb! It’s time to close the gaps, Of aspiration and compensation too! At a loss for how to get started? Read on! The Benchmark has suggestions for you!   2015 was a year that included major political and economic events around the world – including the stock market crash in China, the FIFA scandal, and the restoration of ties between the US and Cuba. And in the...

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The Perks and Perils of Childcare: A Working Mom’s Guide
Feb28

The Perks and Perils of Childcare: A Working Mom’s Guide

by Vanessa Manners, Kimley-Horn       At some point during your pregnancy, once the initial excitement subsides, you realize you’ll have to find adequate childcare for your burgeoning bundle. No big deal, right? Absolutely wrong. This dreaded decision was one of the most stressful that I have faced thus far in my mommyhood journey. Do we go the nanny route or opt for daycare? How do we choose the Best.Facility.Ever for our most...

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Women’s Pathway to Success
Feb21

Women’s Pathway to Success

by DiShonda Hughes, The Atlanta Women’s Foundation                  In the five counties of metro Atlanta (Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett), there are 239,000 women living in poverty.  Most of these women are single, head of household with children and are living at or below 200% of the federal poverty line, which for a family of three is an annual income of $40,320.  These women are the working poor who face...

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A Labor of Love
Feb16

A Labor of Love

by Lynne R. O’Brien, The Coca-Cola Company      Ok, February’s blog theme is “women and work”, write about anything you want, 500 – 600 words! That would seem like trying to build the Great Wall of China with 500-600 bricks.  However, as I reflect upon my now almost 40-years of work experience, I believe you can condense that big wall onto a couple of solid bricks… Brick One – Besides babysitting, my first real job was...

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How UCREW can shape your career
Jan17

How UCREW can shape your career

By Claire Ross, Associate Agency Leasing, JLL A few weeks ago, I met a college friend for lunch. We discussed what buildings had recently sold, and this conversation snowballed into when we first began college five years ago. This conversation gave us a good laugh, being that five years ago we had no idea what career path we wanted to pursue. After this conversation, I began to ponder the journey which led me to my phenomenal career...

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My Experience of Being a Mentee
Oct10

My Experience of Being a Mentee

By Susana M. Chavez, Parking Company of America   Four Atlanta CREW members are participating in CREW Network’s Certificate of Leadership Class of 2016. – Tina Renee McCall, Greer Gallagher, Ellen Smith and me.  It has been a fascinating experience. I have gotten to know my fellow classmates better, at times rooming together, finding good restaurants in the new cities and always talking about the program.  The workshops are...

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