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Kathleen Long
Kathleen Long is an executive at RepairPal, based in San Francisco, California. She is also on the board of a non-profit, African Library Project, as their Editorial Lead. She is guest blogger at SheByShe. She spends most of her spare time interacting with the written word in some form, laughing with her amazing and very funny teenage son and staying up too late on weeknights to attend concerts and shows.

Entries by Kathleen Long

7 Keys to Small Business Success

(3) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 6:56 PM


As part of my job to help small businesses implement Saas software solutions, I have counseled thousands over the years. As a part of this conversation, I often came to know the business in more depth, and I have visited many...

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The 'Plain' Truth: Confessions of a Non-Beauty Queen

(3) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 11:45 AM


Based solely on my looks, I'm best described as plain. I have unremarkable features, I'm short, and I have all kinds of things going on with my body that aren't the standard of beauty in any society that has ever...

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Fighting Ebola With Books

(6) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 9:53 AM

I've noticed very reactionary posts all over my Facebook newsfeed, read a variety of blogs and heard various responses to the Ebola outbreak ranging from compassionate and intellectual to reactionary, ignorant and racist. This deluge makes me cry. It makes me angry. It makes me want to do something. But,...

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Stop Wasting My Time: Being a More Powerful Part of a Professional Network

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 2:36 PM

I'm looking for a new job, and I've given notice at my current job in the meantime. I started my search by activating my network and sending out a query for assistance in connecting to job opportunities, but to my dismay, the replies I received were often not as helpful...

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To Err Is Human, to Make Mistakes Is Divine

(3) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 2:41 PM


"Congratulations! You're now the leader of the new accounts team." With these words ringing in my ears, I headed home. I was happy, but also terrified. What would the team think? What should I do? I stopped at the bookstore and bought a...

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Boardroom Hokey Pokey: That Dance That Women Do

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 6:23 PM

A friend called me and said, "What do you make of this Jill Abramson thing?" As you probably know, Jill is a woman and she was recently fired from her position as Executive Editor of the New York Times. Surrounding her departure is a lot of controversy. Was she fired...

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Die frustrierenden Dinge, die Leute sagen, wenn man 40 Kilo verliert

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 10:59 AM

Ich war mein Leben lang übergewichtig. Die letzten 15 Jahre sogar fettleibig. Wenn man dann anfängt, Gewicht zu verlieren, könnte man meinen, dass die Leute das auch bemerken. Und wenn sie das tun, dann auf unterschiedliche Art und Weise. Ich habe fast 36 Kilogramm verloren, knapp 30 davon in den...

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It's a Question of Weight

(158) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 10:11 AM

When you're overweight, as I have been much of my life, or obese, as I have been for the last 15 years, if you start to drop dress sizes, you can expect people to notice. And when people notice, they have a range of reactions about the fact that I've...

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