Featuring Shalane Walker: Corporate Leader & DEI Advocate

I met Shalane at my first L&I event in late 2018. I connected with her right away because of our career background, as we both work full-time in the advertising industry. Shalane is an Associate Media Director at Wavemaker Chicago, where she currently manages media data for the 2020 U.S. Census account. She has extensive experience…

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The #1 Way to Fast-Track Your Career & How to Do It

Wanna get on the fast-track of your career? I’m going to let you in on a little secret. If you want to get noticed, rise up the ranks through promotions, and make more money — you need to get uncomfortable.  I know, I know, getting uncomfortable can make us feel nervous. And let’s be honest,…

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Ending the Silence & Committing to Change

“Silence, especially in these times, is deafening.” ~ Vivianne Castillo I didn’t find out about George Floyd’s murder until the night after when I was watching ABC World News Tonight with David Muir. As I was finishing my dinner, I heard the words “I can’t breathe… I can’t breathe!” I looked up to see what…

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Featuring Beth Levy: Women’s Health Advocate & Fashion Entrepreneur

Beth Levy is the definition of badass. She’s a badass breast cancer fighter and survivor. She’s a badass advocate for women’s health. She’s a badass mom and wife. And she’s a badass female entrepreneur with a spirited and innovative approach to fashion. While Beth’s breast cancer diagnosis in June 2018 was undoubtedly scary, terrifying and…

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How to Establish Yourself as a Thought Leader

A few weeks ago, I joined a webinar put on by Charlene Walters and Entrepreneur about how to establish yourself as a thought leader. The webinar was geared towards, you guessed it – entrepreneurs – but there were some takeaways that I found important even for us fellow 9-5’ers.  What is a thought leader, anyway?…

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Life Lately: Volume 8 – Your Feelings Are Valid

I saw a quote the other day about how we’re all in the same boat when it comes to this pandemic. To know everyone around the globe is in this together during this time is pretty powerful when you think about it. But while we’re all in the same boat, I want to call attention…

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