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Luise Meyer
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Luise Meyer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son. She is a Director of Professional Service for a technology company and the author of Professional Women’s Perspectives - Gender Observations from a Working Life, a blog focused on the issues and experiences professional women face on a daily basis. Luise also is involved in raising awareness for Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects women approximately ten times more than men.

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Why I Am Thankful to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

(3) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 1:16 PM

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Let me be completely up front here, I do not know Marc Benioff and I am not angling for a job at Salesforce either. I have never met him, let alone talked to him or even heard him speak in person. Yet he...

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To Take or Not to Take... an Intern

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 7:52 PM

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The company I work for has a good internship program. Well, I think it is good -- but whether this feeling is shared by the interns, I can't say. My personal grading of our program is based solely on two factors. One, it...

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How I, a Cat Person, Ended Up With a Puppy Sleeping in My Lap

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 5:11 PM

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In our early dating dance my now husband and I quickly established the commonality that we did not consider ourselves dog people. Maybe cat people, but definitely not dog people. Neither of us had owned a dog in adult...
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A Mediocre Sleeper

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 11:51 AM

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Back in the day when I traveled with high frequency for work, I often came across other travelers asleep on planes and in airports and often in what looked to be uncomfortable positions.

I envied them then and I envy them now, and...

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The Pursuit of an Attitude of Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 4:33 PM

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I recently had my eyes dilated for an eye exam and it made the world temporarily a very blurry place, basically like swimming open-eyed under water. Certainly interesting but not practical! Attempting to navigate my daily activities in this state of brief impairment...

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The Hotchpotch That is Our Memories

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 1:20 PM

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Memories have become intriguing to me recently. Partly because my father has Parkinson's Disease Dementia and due to his illness our relationship is reduced to trips down memory lane, which in turn has...
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Gender-Based Medicine: The Path to Better Health for Women

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 7:47 PM

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Gender-based medicine is a budding 21st-century concept. In fact, the only drug in the U.S. today that is prescribed in gender-specific doses is the sleep medication Ambien. Research indicates that women process this specific drug more slowly than men do, leaving...

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Communing With Nature

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 1:31 PM

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I grew up in a coastal town that is home to my all-time favorite museum of modern art, Louisiana. Here the famous artist Olafur Eliasson's Riverbed...
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Driving Without Being Taken For a Ride

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 10:05 AM

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Picture courtesy of Nordic Motors

Having a great and trustworthy auto-mechanic is something I value very highly for three reasons: 
  1. I am entirely car dependent...
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Learning to Accept a Little Less Elbowroom

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 9:25 AM

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I have just returned from a quick
business trip to Washington, D.C. I do
not fly that frequently for work these days so when I do, I treasure the
uninterrupted hours I get to spend solo...

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How I Made Peace With My Son's Blank Baby Book

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 1:11 PM

When my son was born, I received a beautiful baby memorabilia book as a gift. I loved the beautiful green silk cover and the thick paper pages with sweet inspirational titles. I had a clearly defined vision of future lovely afternoons spent filling it up with bits of hair, pictures,...

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Child's Play

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 4:08 PM

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I don't remember my exact age but it was when the Christmas season was still magical and scavenging for hidden presents was my primary pastime. I never unearthed any big treasures as my mother, who was on to me, hid gifts outside...

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If He Sees It...

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 4:04 PM

I am a fan of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and other related initiatives. I spent my undergraduate years studying gender in media and firmly believe we need a wide spectrum of female representation in media to provide role models for girls and young women....

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Camp Crazy

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 12:29 PM

It all begins in January, when a trickle of emails for summer camp registration starts popping up in my inbox, always perfectly-timed it seems, with the height of my post-Christmas fatigue. I generally manage to ignore them well into February and then finally, with early registration deadlines looming, I open...

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Miffed by the Prospect of Menopause

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 11:46 AM

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I am not menopausal, nor have I gone through menopause, so I obviously don't know what is in store for me, but if the experience of those nearest and dearest to me is any indication, it is unlikely to be a fun fest....

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Adrift in Love for Two Nations

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 2:35 PM

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Denmark is my motherland. My parents, sister, niece, cousins, granddad, aunts and uncles are there. Denmark is where I was born and raised, and where the very foundation for the person I have become was established. I greatly respect her for the wonderful...

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The Magic of Middle Management

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 7:50 PM

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There are over 10.5 million middle managers in the United States today and I am one of them... by choice. Yes, I said it! In fact, at this point I have spent the larger part of my career navigating what I often find...

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A Bittersweet Father's Day Gift

(4) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 4:55 PM

I am close to my dad, but not geographically, so most of our interactions are conducted over the phone. In a recent conversation, he relayed how he had absolutely no appetite for dinner because he had been out for a great late lunch with his buddies. I asked questions about...

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Inspirational Experiences at the PBWC

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 9:13 AM

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Inspirational experiences are great career boosters. I am personally really fired up after attending the Professional Business Women of California conference in San Francisco last week. Over five thousand participants seeking the same end goal, gender equality.

The first thing...

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I Don't Know

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 7:15 PM

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I recently listened to an interesting Freakonomics podcast that explored why "I don't know" are the three hardest words in the English language. Basically, from an early age, we learn that we are better off attempting an answer than confessing to...

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