Saturday, November 28, 2020

Are You Helping Other Women Get What They Want?

Leadership is about having a message you can unite people behind — whether you’re pushing humanity toward a movement or an idea or a philosophy — and helping people get what they want. Not having people get you more of what you want.

Do you consider yourself a leader?  If everyday you do one thing to help another person move ahead, especially a woman, then I consider you a leader.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Wishing All of You the Best This Thanksgiving From Escape From Corporate America

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Happy Thanksgiving!  Yes, this year has been rough, but despite challenging circumstances, we see your strength and resiliency. May you enjoy the warmth of family this season and the harvest of the feast!  Wishing you all the best this Thanksgiving.  🧡

Saturday, November 14, 2020

During the Global Pandemic, Ask for Help

Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy. According to the World Economic Forum, small businesses are responsible for employing nearly half of the private sector workforce. 

However, during these volatile times where social distancing measures have been put in place and mandatory shut-downs have happened, many small businesses have not been able to survive.   

Entrepreneur reports that In September, Yelp released its latest Economic Impact Report revealing business closures across the U.S. are increasing as a result of Covid. According to Yelp data, permanent closures have reached 97,966, representing 60 percent of closed businesses that won’t be reopening.

No matter how you react to the reports, here are five ways to help your small business survive the global pandemic, one being to ask for help.

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Ladies, We Are All in That Room Together

“Yes, sister, sometimes we may be the only one that looks like us walking in that room,” she told a largely Black audience in Fort Worth [Texas]. “But the thing we all know is we never walk in those rooms alone — we are all in that room together," say Kamala Harris.

That Ms. Harris has risen higher in the country’s leadership than any woman ever has underscores the extraordinary arc of her political career.

Read more about how Kamala Harris just made history as first woman and woman of color as Vice President, USA.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween from Escape From Corporate America!

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"I love the spirit of Halloween and the energy that comes with it." – Katharine McPhee

Saturday, October 24, 2020

#WriteNewRules

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These 6 artists are writing new rules for business, innovation and technology.  Cole Haan wanted to celebrate that and give voice to those new rules.  That said, the company unveiled the line with a campaign that invited the six artists from around the world to envision the new rules of work, life and culture – projecting life in incredible ways.

Learn more.  Contest is over but here are the details and submissions.  #WriteNewRules

Saturday, October 17, 2020

How to Green Light Your Next Big Idea

Sarah Goff-Dupont for Fast Company says that for every brilliant idea that ends up making a big impact, there are probably 10 equally brilliant ideas that never even get the green light. 

Why? She says it often comes down to how the project is pitched. 

Without an understanding of who you’re pitching to, what keeps them up at night, and how your idea can further their goals, your chances of getting buy-in are slim.

Read on for strategies successful project leaders use to make sure their ideas get priority when it comes to allocating time and resources.