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Wisdom from the Woods: Everything Looks Scarier in the Darkness

Wisdom from the Woods: Everything Looks Scarier in the Darkness

I haven’t written in a while. I could attribute that to the fact that work has been busy or that I’ve been spending my free time traveling and exploring. These are true statements. But the real reason is that I’ve been afraid. A recent camping trip and time on the hiking trails reminded me of how a little perspective can change your mindset. So I’m leaning into the fears and getting curious about the questions. Onward.

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Equal Pay is 41 Years Away: Why Gender Parity Must Be Accelerated

Equal Pay is 41 Years Away: Why Gender Parity Must Be Accelerated

March 8 was International Women’s Day, which is a time to celebrate the achievements of women and a call to action for gender parity. Despite recent progress for women in the workplace and politics, alarming disparities persist. This post is a call to action for investing in women and accelerating gender parity.

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating Local Female Leaders

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Local Female Leaders

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, which is “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” While many iconic leaders will be celebrated, there are other local leaders who deserve recognition. This post shares how three groups of women have impacted the trajectory of my life.

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Tech Chat – Twitter Bonus: Storytime!

Tech Chat – Twitter Bonus: Storytime!

There is so much wisdom I would like to share about Twitter but I felt like writing four blog posts was probably the upper limit for readers to enjoy the subject. In this bonus post, I share one example of how Twitter has advanced my career and provide suggestions for non-evaluation accounts to follow.

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Tech Chat – Twitter Part 4: Networking like a boss

Tech Chat – Twitter Part 4: Networking like a boss

This is the final post of the four-part tech chat series about Twitter for evaluators. Wondering how you can use Twitter for networking and to advance your career? This post provides examples of how to network like a boss on Twitter.

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Tech Chat – Twitter Part 3: Advanced tips and tricks

Tech Chat – Twitter Part 3: Advanced tips and tricks

This is the third post in a four-part tech series about Twitter for evaluators. This post reviews more advanced tips and tricks for engaging others and managing your content. You will learn how to schedule posts, select hashtags, create lists, manage email notifications, pin posts to your profile, and analyze tweets. Be sure to check out the bonus resources at the end!

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