Huffington Post Starts Video Campaign For Celebrities Who Have Issues – Kristen Bell Starts With Equality For Women In The Workplace

https://www.good.is/articles/why-outsource-when-u-can-pinksource?utm_source=thedailygood&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailygood  We need more public figures to help us communicate the need for equal pay and treatment for women around the world. Kristen Bell does a fantastic job with her humor to get the point out loud and clear. Charlize Theron has started a cause called Equal Pay For Women. We also need the women to know that they have rights in the workplace and can ask their employer for more pay and a job they feel best suited for if they know a man may be getting the same job. We also need women to form a tribe and support one another to gain the rights they deserve. Women, you have PURPOSE in the world. And you deserve to be treated fairly in and out of the workplace! Form your tribes, raise your voices. You have the...

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We Are ONE For A Purpose – Just Jump In And Believe!

  I just completed competing in the 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco. There were about 800 swimmers who were loaded onto two boats in the wee hours of the morning on September 10th. As an ocean swimmer, I had no idea what to expect while swimming in the San Francisco Bay. I was warned about strong currents and tides, and told by a few that I would not be able to handle the cold waters and the waves that would smack me in the face. I thought to myself, this reminds me of what I was “told” many times while working in Corporate America. Instead of being told I could, I was told that I had to work harder to meet company standards, requirements and goals. This swim, which I finished in 45 minutes, was an amazing experience that no one can take away from me. The same should be true in our careers. We can build our own experiences and paths to create an impact. While hanging out on the boat I could not help but think of how cool it was to be hanging out with strangers who had the same goal – get to the shore and get away from Alcatraz as fast as we can. I also thought of it as getting out of prison. Once I jumped into the water I would swim to freedom. If you were to think of the race as an organization, you would see a flat organization. Everyone had their own work styles, hence their own way of training, and goals. The key point here is that we all had a purpose. We were ONE. As I swam through the unfamiliar waters fighting my way past swimmers, I thought that yes, this is a race. But the journey was what this competition was all about. I thought about how cool it was that we were together and in a way, a family. While visiting clients and working in house, I do not see this often. Yes, we have the Googles and the Yahoos of the world who claim that they inspire their employees to be lynchpins, to march to their own drum, and to feel free to speak out and push through barriers in order to reach their goals and the company’s goals. But, while working with such companies I did not see that group of swimmers with the same purpose. I saw and continue to see a lot of individuals looking for mentors to help them train and get to that starting line so they can finish their races. Coming into shore was amazing. I swam faster and...

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Patricia Arquette Teams Up With Women In Technology International With Mother Jones Interview

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2016/06/activism-patricia-arquette Excited about getting Patricia Arquette and Women In Technology International (WITI) in the magazine, Mother Jones where Arquette discusses issues around equality for women, and other areas that women are not supported or educated about such as their rights and support after being raped, the amount of women who are being trafficked, diversity issues in the workplace, and how many companies, especially those in high technology, are meeting “the hiring numbers” they need to to reach annually versus hiring the right person for the right job.  This is a key point that WITI makes and continues to educate its client base and sponsors about how corporate America is just plain getting it wrong with their hiring practices. This interview was done at the 22nd Annual Women In Technology International Summit held in June. I am a little late sharing it. Women need to know what their rights are. And Patricia really empowered the women at the Summit and got their eyes open so that they could take action. I am also pleased to see how two clients can work together for a cause and effect. Thank you Patricia and WITI for your continued support and belief in how women are making a difference in our...

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When You Think About It, We Are All A School Of Fish Making Our Way Through Life

  As I swam the two miles yesterday through some pretty rough waters in the AnnualDwight Crum Pier to Pier competition, I had a lot of time to think as I raised my arms out of the water, stroke after stroke after stroke.  So many things came to mind, but one thing in particular struck a cord.  In life and in business, we are like a school of fish making our way through many different situations, challenges, defeats, and triumphs. Sometimes we face calm waters, while at other times we are challenged with strong tides, currents that are against us, and big waves that come down on us reminding us to never turn our backs on life.  But we can BE with the “sea” and know that she is holding us and challenging us for a reason.   Even though the currents and tides were against us yesterday,  the 1300 swimmers kept pushing on.   And the cool thing about this is that we are had the same goal: to get to that finish line during our own journey, no matter what it took. As I hung out with my friends I train with before the race, I got caught up in their excitement and how proud they were to be at yet another competition they had trained for.  We were a team.  We have goals.   We work with each other to reach those goals.   We support one another.  And most importantly, we never leave anyone when they are out in the “sea” alone. I am writing this quick note to explain what I was thinking while looking down into the darkness of the sea, weaving around swimmers, sometimes even pushing them to get out of my way, and looking up to the sky when it was time to breathe.   This race was about how people set goals, train, and go into a world of uncertainty and the unknown.  Sure we could all swim.  But the journey was going to be different for all of us.  We were individuals supporting one another and getting support even from strangers, persevering, being brave, and being that “school of fish” that we already are today. What hit me is that these things are what we need so much more as a country, and especially in our workforce.  During the race there were leaders who wanted to get to the finish line to win or beat last year’s times.  There were others competing to see if they could even swim the two miles in under two hours.  And there were folks like me who wanted to challenge themselves to be the best they can be no matter how long it took to get to the finish line. There...

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The New Purpose Of Education Is To Achieve A Life You Want

Throughout the years of education, we are told to study hard, and we shoulder more of our parents’ expectations after we receive more education. In a city where much emphasis is placed on the outcome of education, those who educate and who are being educated rarely reflect on the purpose of education. So what is its purpose? The mainstream answer would be to constantly improve ourselves, strengthen our competitiveness and give everyone an equal opportunity in life, regardless of race, religion and family background. What else has education rendered us? We are gradually equipped, in the process of education, with a full category of skills and differentiated from one another according to our talents, interests, majors and competitiveness, so that we can be well-organised with superior performances in this world. Without the capabilities developed throughout education, our envisioned world would be small and restricted owing to a lack of skills to hunt for new information. Periodically, we have redefined ourselves by asking questions such as who we are and who we are eager to be. Without a long journey of education, we may miss out many valuable experiences such as standing on the parade square to sing the National Anthem, attending orientations with new friends and celebrating commencements with old friends. Education gives us opportunities to discover our talents, chase our dreams and build friendships. What we learn and experience during our educational journey is far beyond what is inside the textbooks. One truth is that education does not necessarily promise a bright future. Education is a weapon we equip ourselves with to strive for a life we want. It gives us reason to live because we have dreams to achieve, so as not to become a deadbeat generation. Education gives us a chance to jump out of unfavourable, sticky situations. Having education is like having the hope that we will never be stagnant and never stay in a dilemma for long, and the hope that as long as we are willing to work hard, nothing is impossible for...

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Advertising For Good To Fight Stigma

Advertising for GOOD. We need more of it to connect us to causes and give back to them to fight stigma such as depression and suicide.   The cause, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably, is on it! The foundation is showing its boldness & bravery by tackling the taboo subject of male suicide. Shockingly, the single biggest killer of men under 45 is suicide and 42% of men 18-45 have considered suicide as an option. Unilever’s Lynx brand partnered with CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) to bring the subject into the open and encourage people to give the issue the attention it deserves....

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