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Women in Business: Q&A with Cindy Bates, Vice President of Microsoft US Small & Midsized Business Group

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

As Vice President of Microsoft's U.S. Small-and-Midsized Business group, Cindy Bates leads the company's efforts to help SMBs realize their full poten...

10 Unconventional Career Tips from an Unlikely CEO

Fred Cook | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Fred Cook

The business world is full of rules. Some succeed by following them, others by breaking them. You have to find the right balance. If you break all the rules, you may frighten people. But if make your own rules, they may not even notice.

Women in Business Q&A: Kathy Kinane, Kinane Events

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Voted Race Director of the year by Competitor Magazine in 1999 and top 25 people making a difference in Orange County by OC Metro in 2000, Kathy Kinan...

Women in Business Q&A: Samantha Nicholson, Co-Founder and SVP of Salmon Social

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Samantha is the co-founder and SVP of Salmon Social, a new social media app. Samantha graduated with a degree in advertising from the University of Co...

The 50-Billion-Dollar Question

Jim Liske | Posted 04.18.2014 | Crime
Jim Liske

For decades, "tough on crime" policies contributed to the explosive growth of the prison population -- and the amount of money we spend on locking people up.

Women in Business Q&A: Meg Sheetz, President and COO of Medifast

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.18.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Margaret (Meg) Sheetz currently serves as President and COO of Medifast as well as CEO of Take Shape for Life, a division of Medifast - a position she...

Women in Business Q&A: Nikki Parker, Regional Director North America & Oceania at

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Nikki Parker is responsible for marketing and communications at across North America, Australia and New Zealand. Nikki leads a team of ...

Women in Business Q&A: Michelle McComb, CFO at Datto Inc.

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Michelle McComb is the Chief Financial Officer for Datto, Inc., a global, award-winning vendor of backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and business continu...

Women in Business Q&A: Dr Marsha Firestone, Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Organization

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Dr. Marsha Firestone is the Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), which began in 1997 as a peer advisory organization for...

Women in Business Q&A: Lisa Martin-Louro, Brand Experience Manager and Cultural Engineer, Dell

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Previously at MTV, she now serves in a curiously titled role at Dell: Brand Experience Marketing Manager and Cultural Engineer -- a truly unique position that allows her to bring her creative and unconventional methods to an otherwise corporate atmosphere.

Women in Business Q&A: DeAnne Aguirre, Senior Partner at Strategy&

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

DeAnne Aguirre is a senior partner with Strategy& based in San Francisco. She is the co leader of the global Katzenbach Center and an expert in cultur...

Women in Business Q&A: Heather Pierce, Owner of Raya Hanon

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Raya Hanon LLC was born from the imagination of designer, Heather Pierce, who spent the majority of her life wandering from place to place. Eager to f...

A Deadline Is a Beautiful Thing

Ilene Fischer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Small Business
Ilene Fischer

It is true that tight schedules can result in team members cutting corners to meet deadlines. But oftentimes, you find that those corners should be cut.

Women in Business Q&A: Natalie Ehrlich, Oxi Fresh Franchise Owner

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

When Natalie isn't running her seven franchises in Arizona, she's running marathons all around the world.

Women in Business: Q&A with Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director of Found Animals

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Aimee Gilbreath is the Executive Director of Found Animals, a non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare issues and reducing euthanasia in sh...

How You Can Become a Better Mentor

Jose Costa | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Jose Costa

Mentoring is not always about moving up in your particular field -- it can be about learning key leadership skills that go beyond your career.

Women in Business: Q&A with Gina Bianchini, CEO and Co-Founder of Mightybell

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Gina Bianchini is an expert in creating smarter social networks online and in the real world. She is the founder and CEO of Mightybell where you can c...

Get in Touch With Your Inner Bossiness

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Recently, Sheryl Sandberg launched the "Ban Bossy" campaign to help girls and women develop their leadership skills by ridding themselves of the B-word mental shackles.

Women in Business: Q&A with Marissa Sackler, Founder and President of Beespace

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Marissa's lifelong passion for nonprofits led to the formation of Beespace--a New York City-based nonprofit incubator providing early-phase organizati...

Women in Business: Q&A with Kim Reed Perell, CEO of Adconion Direct

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kim Reed Perell is a dynamic and highly successful Internet entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience serving as a CEO within the digital media and technology industry.

Women in Business: Q&A with Deborah DiSanzo, CEO of Philips Healthcare

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

DiSanzo was appointed to her current position in May 2012, and has since led the Philips' Healthcare sector with invaluable leadership, business acume...

5 Ways for Stay-at-Home Parents to Get Back on the Career Track

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Parents
Carlota Zimmerman

Here's five ideas for stay-at-home moms and dads who want to keep their professional options vibrant.

Do You Have Too Many Meetings?

Charlie Kim | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Charlie Kim

Most people would answer a definitive YES to this question. In fact, dig deeper and people are often slaves to their calendar, as if it has a life...

Women in Business: Q&A with Selina Tobaccowala, President and CTO of SurveyMonkey

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Selina joined SurveyMonkey in October 2009. Previously Selina was Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at Ticketmaster's Europe division, w...

Women in Business: Q&A with Noemi Grupenmager, Founder of Uni K Wax

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

In 1993, Noemi Grupenmager envisioned a specialized hair removal center that offered waxing for both men and women, which would raise industry and mar...