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Social, economic, work-life and political issues that affect women.
  1. ProducerAbhilash Gaur

    Abhilash Gaur

    Bengaluru now, where next?
    Bengaluru now, where next?Mass molestation will happen again because the powers in India see it as just deserts for ‘liberated’ women When fruit ripens on a branch, it is asking to be eaten. When women step out in short dresses and/or swig a drink in India, they are...
  2. ProducerRichelle Futch

    Richelle Futch

    Learning Entrepreneur Skills Empowers Teen Girls
    Learning Entrepreneur Skills Empowers Teen GirlsBest Journals published an article in 2014 titled “Life skills for women empowerment” where they discussed four dimensions of empowerment.Power WithinPower toPower OverPower WithPower within is described as individual changes in confidence and...


    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    18/12/2016 #3 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #2 Great and beautiful mission @Richelle Futch!! Wish you the best luck in the world... 😍😘
    Richelle Futch
    18/12/2016 #2 Richelle Futch
    #1 @Mamen Delgado Thank you for your kind words! My mission is to work with high school aged boys and girls to get them started early in the entrepreneur life.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    18/12/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Love everything you explain in this Producer @Richelle Futch! Adolescence is a beautiful stage of life, but hard and disorientating as well. And both, boys and girls, need all kind of tools and help to grow through it as best as they can.
    Thanks for this consciousness call about it. 😍
  3. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    Beware the Dot
    Beware the DotShe sounded disturbed. I expected no less. I had always served as an agony uncle to my exes. Many of them have become good friends since breaking up. We usually keep touch via social media - an arms length relationship. But...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    08/12/2016 #30 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Dean Owen..thank you fr highlighting this cybercrime. Yes it is not something I wish to happen to anyone.It may also have been someone cleaning his computer or mobile.Technology needs a different type of awareness for safety. Thanks for sharing😉🐝🐝🌻
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #29 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #28 This is the Telugu one...our native version. You could see this Dean. It came out very well too! Coolah!
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #27 Dean Owen
    #22 Well I made the plunge on a tattoo when I decided to make a plunge and come to China. I had to choose a Chinese name for myself, and an expert recommended Happy Dragon, so to show my commitment, I had a dragon sleeping under a cherry blossom tree needled into a shoulder blade. Fortunately I never see it myself so completely forget about it! I think it'll be the same with her. She will forget. It'll still be there, but will gradually "reducted" as an issue to be concerned about. Whether or not these things can impact ones employment or marriage prospects, I assume they can, but unlikely in her case as no name is attached to the picture.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #26 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #24 You got it Dean, but this is the Hindi version. The original was a Tamil version, which was remade into Telugu (what I saw first...cos I saw the Hindi one too). As you are gonna be watching one with Subtitles, go for the Tamil one. Or see whatever you can get your hands on. If you can't get hold of it, just PM me your address and I will courier a DVD to you.
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #25 Dean Owen
    #21 I am petrified of connecting any devices to cloud and no matter how careful you are it seems that Apple devices always find a way to connect to iCloud for certain apps. One of these days AWS, Microsoft Cloud, iCloud or Google cloud will be compromised. It's a Pandora's box waiting to happen.
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #24 Dean Owen
    #20 Sounds like a great plot. If this is the movie you are talking about, I'll hit "Buy" and hope for the best that it gets through Chinese customs.
    https://www.amazon.com/Drishyam-Hindi-Devgan-Super-Bollywood/dp/B015FLPI82/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1478184801&sr=8-2&keywords=Drishyam View more
    #20 Sounds like a great plot. If this is the movie you are talking about, I'll hit "Buy" and hope for the best that it gets through Chinese customs.
    I do have a tale about blackmail that you reminded me of... Perhaps a buzz for next week.... Close
    Ken Boddie
    03/11/2016 #22 Ken Boddie
    Some on-line photos, Dean, can be like an embarrassing tattoo in an unsavoury part of the anatomy ..... most of the time out of sight and mind, except when the garb slips. I hope your friend K gets over her initial shock at being unknowingly exploited, no matter how indirectly. Good on ya for posting and reminding of the ease with which seemingly harmless poses can be manipulated by others through hidden lenses or surreptitious actions. Flip the coin of intent and I am constantly amazed at how many younger people brazenly post potentially embarrassing or even degrading pictures of themselves on SM, without any apparent thought to the future.
    Harvey Lloyd
    03/11/2016 #21 Harvey Lloyd
    I find these situations disturbing. The fact that someone would intentionally post a compromising photo or discussion online that was intend to be private. This being said i would submit that more than a few times various apps, software and cloud providers, request during set up, some alignment of your device and online storage or backup.

    A simple standard install click at installation could find you posting materials online that you have no idea where its going. I appreciated the comment concerning don't take the picture or write the words very much @Dean Owen

    Our private lives and our social lives are two different things. The psychological powers of cognitive dissonance once our private lives are exposed to public lives is quite damaging. You were a good friend to assist her in moving beyond this tumultuous point in her life.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #20 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    I have a feeling these instances will be increasingly common in the future Dean! The dots are everywhere seen ;) But there may also be new tracking algorithms to trace the uploads etc and find out whodunnit and gauge why and also laws to punish such cybercrime stringently. There was a regional movie in recent times (Drishyam meaning The Picture)...about a young teenage girl vdod in a shower and how her parents intervene before she is blackmailed...and the whole things ends up a powerful drama with a deep social undertone.
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #19 Dean Owen
    Hmmm, what have I missed. Out for the day and I see a bunch of deleted comments....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/11/2016 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    That would be extremely upsetting to find out a nudie was posted on the internet of yourself. You have a calm demeanor and common sense. I'm glad she was able to turn to you for advice. Hopefully that's all there is, it will die down fast!
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #10 Dean Owen
    #7 It's an uphill battle. Laws can be introduced, but they will never cover all jurisdictions.
    Dean Owen
    03/11/2016 #9 Dean Owen
    #5 Interesting questions for sure. I personally see no reason why exes of any variety can't be friends so long as there is trust in your current relationship. I mean, why waste a relationship you had with someone you loved once. My closest friends are exes, and that includes my previous wife. Thanks for stopping by.
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/11/2016 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    #5 I´ve tried to argue
    a) that love changes but does not go away
    b) if the new partner would want to be with someone that deletes a person they spent 1/4 of their lifes with

    Those don´t work. You can rule them out. Oh, I found rational arguments to also not work. Don´t try rational arguments either.

    PS: Arguing that creating lots of drama would make the ex seem more attractive is not a good idea either
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/11/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    Hopefully, you could cheer her up. I understand the feeling of betrayal, it IS betrayal and a disgusting thing to do.

    Well, there is definitely software around that can find a person from a picture.

    There is not a lot you can do with videos/pictures that have gone viral, but as someone posted it on a few sites, they have to take it down.

    I am looking forward to the day when the laws change so that this kind of people, stalker, cyberbullies get what they deserve.
    Kevin Pashuk
    02/11/2016 #6 Kevin Pashuk
    A well articulated tale about the dark side of pervasive cameras Dean. Social media is a platform for all kinds of behaviour, and we all must be aware of its sharp edges.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/11/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Interesting post, @Dean Owen. You're an excellent storyteller and always have good advice. Two questions about exes:
    1) Does this also apply to x-wives or just x-girlfriends?
    2) What if you're current "significant other" doesn't like you keeping in touch with the exes? How do you recommend responding to both?
    Thank again for the good buzz!
    Dean Owen
    02/11/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    #3 Yes, I feel being a teenager in the 80's was the absolute best era to be born, but I guess every generation feels the same way about their teen years. I had a Minox miniature camera back then. Loved it because of the size, but never used it as it was hard to find a shop who could develop the film. These days we are always on camera. In 2014, there were 245 million surveillance cameras in operation.
    Phillip Hubbell
    02/11/2016 #3 Phillip Hubbell
    I am just thankful to have grown up in a time when everyone didn't have a camera or an internet.
  4. Allison Obrien

    Allison Obrien

    Allison Obrien
    How To Navigate The Work-Life Balance | Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com Maintaining the balance between finding success in your job and living the life you want to live can feel like an impossible juggling act. I'm here to...
  5. ProducerCepee Tabibian

    Cepee Tabibian

    FIASCOThe medical fiasco on Delta Airlines has now gone viral after a Facebook post by MD Tamika Cross the physician who was turned away as a fellow passenger was unresponsive. Tamika joins a long list of female physicians who have experienced the same...


    Sara Jacobovici
    21/10/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for sharing this information @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015. It is mind boggling that this takes place now when hospitals and medical centres are staffed with many female doctors. I also never realized the information shared by @Phil Friedman View more
    Thanks for sharing this information @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015. It is mind boggling that this takes place now when hospitals and medical centres are staffed with many female doctors. I also never realized the information shared by @Phil Friedman about female pilots. Sadly, proves that technologically speaking we have advanced dramatically but as a species have made very small gains emotionally. This combination makes Arificial Intelligence problematic. See youtube of Charlie Rose interviews robot on 60 minutes. Close
    Brian McKenzie
    21/10/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    Women are 75% to 80% of healthcare staff - depending upon specialty and locality. The real question is, Why are all these dangerously ill people are flying?
    Phillip Hubbell
    20/10/2016 #4 Phillip Hubbell
    #3 actually I flew a million miles in the 90s. Half that since 2000. But I get your point. I don't mind female pilots either, but I know people who do.
    Phil Friedman
    20/10/2016 #3 Phil Friedman
    #2 Yea? Well, if you flew as much as I have you might also wonder why female pilots stay preflight out of sight as much as possible. Then you might understand not necessarily why, but certainly how this happened.
    Phillip Hubbell
    20/10/2016 #2 Phillip Hubbell
    This is so strange to me because my primary physician is a woman. Never would occur to me to consider gender in this respect.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    20/10/2016 #1 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Wow - words fail me! I am really having trouble believing that flight attendants would rather let someone die than allow a female doctor help..... It's the 21st Century with 14th Century attitudes towards women.
  6. Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Please help Mandy she is doing the 4k tonight. Charity has a 77% record which is amazing! We need to end homelessness among youth transitioning to adults.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Click here to support Destiny Team Hope 4 Youth 4K by Miranda Curtis
    www.crowdrise.com Hope 4 Youth is an organization dedicated to helping homeless youth in Minnesota, I am proud to be doing my part, please help...
  7. ProducerRay Looker

    Ray Looker

    CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF THE MESSIAHOn Tishrei 15, (October 17th this year) the first day of the Festival of Succos/Tabernacles, this is the Birthday of the Messiah.Jesus/Yeshua/Yahshua, was born on the First day of this Festival and circumcised on the Eighth day of the Festival. Both...
  8. Maulik Thakkar

    Maulik Thakkar

    'She makes the ordinary feel as important as the epic': the gift of Ursula Le Guin
    Maulik Thakkar
    Flipboard on Flipboard
    flip.it 13 Magazines | 18,340 Articles | 174.5M Followers | 22 Likes | @flipboard | Official Flipboard...
  9. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Welcome to "Bee Social" Hive
    Welcome to "Bee Social" HiveTo"beBee" or To beBee ...that is the question?Well friends, I'm sure by now you may have heard about a new social media platform called beBee. This social media site originates from Spain and has buzzed its way to the Top of my social media listing....


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/09/2016 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #12 #13 Well deserved name. 😉
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/09/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #11 Hahaha...interesting you give me that name...I have a real fun post in a few mins to post...you sure got me smiling @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/09/2016 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 "Social Ambassador Queen Bee". What a nice word creation, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/09/2016 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Oh, I looooove the music. You are our Social Ambassador Queen Bee! 💐
    Ken Boddie
    14/09/2016 #10 Ken Boddie
    A steel drum band! Brings back memories of the seventies in London. Thanks, DLE from T&T. 😃
    David B. Grinberg
    13/09/2016 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another buzz-worthy read, Donna-Luisa. I'm joined the hive and encourage all bees to do the same. You make excellent points about beBee. I also like the video. Nice!
    Michele Williams
    13/09/2016 #8 Michele Williams
    Thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Wonderful and inviting description of this new hive.
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    13/09/2016 #7 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley very interesting, especially the equality that exists here , I'm not a writer and I was very well received by all the international community,
    I had no idea that there are so many people interested in sharing knowledge.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/09/2016 #6 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Hi Friends, here is my second post for this very 'Bee Social' Hive, the links to join are all within. This will be a few days of 'Bee Social' awareness and fun, hope you enjoy at your comfort :-)! @Phil Friedman View more
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/09/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #4 so true @Dean Owen..everything you've said is spot on. Glad you enjoyed the music😁
    Dean Owen
    13/09/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    Loved the steel pan ensemble and love that you touched on the basic role of ambassadors which is to spread the word, create content, and engage positively with the community, something many of us were doing well before they announced the program.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/09/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #2 Thanks very much @Mohammad Azam Khan :-)
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    13/09/2016 #2 Mohammad Azam Khan
    This is simply wonderful, sharing.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/09/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Friends, there is sweet steelpan music to be found ... just buzz in.... :-)
  10. ProducerBen Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    Cause that is how we are!
    Cause that is how we are!Andrew said to Harriet, "you can take my place just don't cook the curry!"Perhaps Tubman didn't realize how privileged she was to not have been one of Jackson's 300 slaves.My buzz about: How's *Your* Privilege? by Nicole Chardenet It seems like the...


    Ben Pinto
    08/09/2016 #23 Ben Pinto
    #19 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD aren't slways negative; they can be positive arguments that bring about badly needed change.
    Ben Pinto
    08/09/2016 #22 Ben Pinto
    Thank you @David B. Grinberg for sharing this. I kept my word, to you, regarding the other gripes.
    Ben Pinto
    08/09/2016 #21 Ben Pinto
    #18 That is what I keep telling @Charles David Upchurch. In fact, he was the first one to look at my article which is a response to her post. I didn't originally have here post tagged in the article and I did so at @Charles David Upchurch's bequest.
    Ben Pinto
    08/09/2016 #20 Ben Pinto
    #19 Mags, I couldn't help notice that you tagged @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian here and you may not have noticed that he is the thinker model I used for 'sit on b.' That may have given it away, but if it didn't, that's ok, because I do like to keep a mystery going for as long as possible. The suspense is like a page-turner...
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    07/09/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 I love the idea of a Gripe Hive. Ben, this opens up a slew of negativity Quotes. For Mental Health and balance in making sweet honey, what other kind of Hive would be most appropriate? The one on Positivity? Outer Space? @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman View more
    #6 I love the idea of a Gripe Hive. Ben, this opens up a slew of negativity Quotes. For Mental Health and balance in making sweet honey, what other kind of Hive would be most appropriate? The one on Positivity? Outer Space? @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @David B. Grinberg, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian? Close
    Sarah Elkins
    07/09/2016 #18 Sarah Elkins
    #1 @Nicole Chardenet's rant is well worth reading, @Charles David Upchurch, if you haven't yet clicked that link!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/09/2016 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Young and immature, her complaint ok.. whatever, I get it, she doesn't like the smell of curry. But for the news to pick this up and make it about racism, not cool at all when there is real racism taking place all over the globe. That undermines the true meaning of the term. Maybe she was sweating curry? LOL
    Ben Pinto
    07/09/2016 #16 Ben Pinto
    #10 I need to go check out this hive talk. Thank you.
    Ben Pinto
    07/09/2016 #15 Ben Pinto
    #12 Nicole Chardenet , I love your play on words, but I have to play onwards; so, I will just say that the Vatican just canonized another naan.
    Nicole Chardenet
    07/09/2016 #14 Nicole Chardenet
    Bitch, moan, whine, complain, bitch, moan, whine complain...you really piss me off, you know that? Ben Pinto's honey-drippin' response to my post on privilege a few weeks back :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    07/09/2016 #13 Nicole Chardenet
    #11 I dunno, I think it was a simple case of two immature girls who weren't used to living with people they weren't related to. I'm reminded of the old Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode where Buffy meets her new roommate Cathy who's a bit high-strung and spazzy, plays the same damn Cher song over and over, and labels every food in the fridge with her name that she bought herself. Not, you understand, that it's any great picnic to live with a vampire slayer either...

    And oh yeah, they were both white. So I doubt they got interviewed on the radio. :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    07/09/2016 #12 Nicole Chardenet
    LOL! While I'm a fan of curry, I'm NOT a fan of curried gym socks...so you just keep your smelly curried gym socks out of my face!!! But if you want to curry some chicken go right ahead. Here, I'll make up some basmati rice and run down to the store for some naan...and you can't have naan...ha ha just kidding! :)
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/09/2016 #11 Aurorasa Sima
    Most of the time we do not complain about what is really bugging us. We compensate our frustration by complaining about something tangible people can relate to. Like the weather, the short skirt of the office admin - or the "stink" of curry.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/09/2016 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #6 Featuring Gripe hive in this week's Hive Talk
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/09/2016 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #5 Share to hive Paper Money. Adding hive to this week's Hive Talk.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/09/2016 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing to Paper Money
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    05/09/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Hahaha..quite interesting @Ben Pinto...
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #6 Ben Pinto
    I have removed my gripes about gripes and am posting this answer to another gripe into 'Gripe.' This would be a great hive to join to learn what others are complaining about: @John White, MBA, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @Cristian Randieri, PhD -President & CEO of Intellisystem.it @C_Randieri,
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #5 Ben Pinto
    #4 this is cool, Melissa. Can you share this with the hive named Paper Money?
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #3 Ben Pinto
    #1 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@nicole-chardenet/how-s-your-privilege
    I would have just commented, but my rant ran over 2000 characters.
  11. Michele Williams
    Gender equity and the law.
    Michele Williams
    Female Lawyer’s Gender-Bias Suit Challenges Law Firm Pay Practices - NYTimes.com
  12. Michele Williams
    From womenkind: 10 Favorite TED Talks for Women, By Women
    Michele Williams
    Our 10 Favorite TED Talks for Women, By Women
    womenkind.net by Kristi Faulkner At Womenkind, we love a good TED talk. Need some motivation in the next 12 minutes? There’s a TED Talk for that. Curious about something esoteric? Want to improve your speaking skills? Wonder what it feels like to have a...


    Bill Stankiewicz
    28/08/2016 #4 Bill Stankiewicz
    Hi Michele Williams , I have always been a great advocate to get more women in management over the last 20 years, its nice to see the Ted talks here & more women networking #3
    Michele Williams
    28/08/2016 #3 Michele Williams
    #2 Thanks, @Bill Stankiewicz. Definitely inspiring talks by women for everyone. I recommend the Amy Cuddy talk to all of my negotiation students and those pitching their startups for the first time.
    Bill Stankiewicz
    27/08/2016 #2 Bill Stankiewicz
    Great motivating talks here!
    Bill Stankiewicz
    27/08/2016 #1 Bill Stankiewicz
    Great talks here
  13. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Interviews and Beyond: Pamela Williams
    Interviews and Beyond: Pamela WilliamsLooking forwardThe storyteller is so much more than one can imagine. We keep our dreams and thoughts locked away, because reality is lagging behind the adventures we seek from within. Our thoughts and dreams may appear as fiction but can be rooted...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #45 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a wonderful interview @Donna-Luisa Eversley and @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Great questions Donna-Luisa and equally interesting answers Pam! It's obvious that the core of your being is one that comes from a place of deep love for others Pam. So glad to be your friend! You too, Donna, your such a beautiful person.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/08/2016 #44 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #38 Thanks for reading Irene! It was definitely an interesting endeavor and the interviewer didn't make it easy! But that's what made it fun!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/08/2016 #43 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #40 Thank you Laura. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview because I enjoyed doing it. My first interview that didn't involve a job! Awesome is the only word I can think of to describe @Donna-Luisa Eversley View more
    #40 Thank you Laura. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview because I enjoyed doing it. My first interview that didn't involve a job! Awesome is the only word I can think of to describe @Donna-Luisa Eversley, she is such a beautiful spirit on this planet! Close
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/08/2016 #42 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #39 Tears of happiness! I love my beBee community, I truly do!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    29/08/2016 #40 Laura Mikolaitis
    A great interview with @Pamela 🐝 Williams - thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley! It's great to learn more about you Pamela and to see the world through your eyes. Donna, you certainly have presented some excellent and thought provoking questions which makes for a great investigation and discovery. We get to know a persona online, but to delve a little deeper into what makes a person tick via such intriguing questions really opens a gateway to conversation. Pamela, you are definitely a fierce woman who has strong convictions and I admire that.
    Fatima Williams
    26/08/2016 #39 Fatima Williams
    #35Awww @Pamela 🐝 Williams I only want you to smile :) :) Keep smiling you beautiful soul 🤗🤗🤗🤗
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #37 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I read these comments and I'm overwhelmed. They are so kind, but I'm going to follow in the footsteps of the man I call my techie mentor; @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I don't want to leave the illusions I'm all sugar, because with the right provocation; I have a nasty temper, but it's something I'm not proud of. I have boundaries and once those are crossed, believe me it takes an act of God to come back. I'm an idealist, I want to believe there is good in everyone if given the right opportunity. Possessing such idealistic attitude can lead to a lot of disappointment. I've earned no halo, Believe me! but it sure is wonderful to have such wonderful people say such nice things about you! Thank you all!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #36 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #9 No more nicknames! You say something like that it can stick you know! hehehe! I'm still agonizing over the Pammy Wammy I was called for years!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #35 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #10 You bring a tear to my eye my sister by a different Mister :-)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #34 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #15 She is definitely appropriately called the DWordslayer!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #33 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #19 Thank you @Aurorasa Sima, those were some difficult questions! @Donna-Luisa Eversley is an excellent interviewer!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #32 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #24 Thank you Andrew! I'm truly honored!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #31 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #20 If can't stand by our convictions then what are we really? It doesn't always make you popular but looking in the mirror is easier! To be called compassionate is a wonderful compliment @Julie Hickman View more
    #20 If can't stand by our convictions then what are we really? It doesn't always make you popular but looking in the mirror is easier! To be called compassionate is a wonderful compliment @Julie Hickman, I hope I am and will remain so. Thank you for you wonderfully kind words.. Close
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #30 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #25 "good people" is the compliment above all compliments in the U.S South. It's like a blessing from the Pope if someone calls you "Good people".
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #29 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #16 Ahhh, You're such a sweetheart @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, I'm so glad we encountered each other on LI and both migrated to the land of honey!! Look at us now! We're Ambassadors, can you believe it? I'm still in shock
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    26/08/2016 #28 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Everyone; you made me cry! This is why I'm on beBee, humanness beyond measure. I don't know what else to say; I'm so touched by all the wonderful comments. Thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley View more
    Everyone; you made me cry! This is why I'm on beBee, humanness beyond measure. I don't know what else to say; I'm so touched by all the wonderful comments. Thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for a wonderful interview. The questions were so thought provoking I had to mull them for several days. I so happy everyone seemed to appreciate the answers. I loved the video! I can't get enough of that beautiful Caribbean accent and the such a sweet and strong woman is our DWordslayer! Close
    jesse kaellis
    25/08/2016 #27 jesse kaellis
    #11 Great article, Donna-Luisa , thanks for tagging me.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    25/08/2016 #26 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #15 Thanks @Gert Scholtz for your supportive comments. Glad you enjoyed the interview.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    25/08/2016 #25 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #16 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, hahaha, she is 'good people' and that's the best way to be. It's been a while since I heard that phrase, but you made me smile. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.. You did the first one, going beyond... how is this style of interview evolving, and did you see the video?
    Andrew Porter
    25/08/2016 #24 Andrew Porter
    Lovely interview @Donna-Luisa Eversley and isn't @Pamela 🐝 Williams an amazing person with her forethought for the future global sustainability of the planet!
  14. ProducerGrace Killelea

    Grace Killelea

    Women shouldn't have to take off their engagement rings to get hired
    Women shouldn't have to take off their engagement rings to get hiredEarlier this week I replied to a post written by a male recruiter/search executive. He suggested women should not wear their engagement rings to a job interview in case their ring was larger than the other women in the office who might see her as...


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/08/2016 #16 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #15 LOL... I call my sister-in-law Goofy because of her laugh which is a "ughhuh ughhuh" type of laugh reminiscent of Goofy's. That and the fact that she's a riot. That woman can have be busting a gut in no time.
    Grace Killelea
    25/08/2016 #15 Grace Killelea
    Thank you---just sign me "goofy'#12
    Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    25/08/2016 #14 Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    #13 This can be the case for a little percentage of women, but this is not my case, and not is the case for a great percentage of women.
    We are a lot more than a beautiful body or face
    Randy Keho
    25/08/2016 #13 Randy Keho
    It shouldn't be surprising that situations like this not only exist, but are perpetuated. Perception is 99 percent of most people's reality.
    How many guys have been suckered by an attractive barmaid who doesn't wear her rings? She flirts with them to earn a living. They're called tips.
    Is that wrong? Or is it living in reality?
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/08/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Here's an unasked for tip, Grace. Feel free to ignore it. Twitter has a "follow-me" web intent. It's just a link that will take a person to a screen where they can follow you with a single click. Yours is https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=gracekillelea

    You can use it in a post, an email, or anywhere else you can add a link. You can also connect it to an image.

    The format is always https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=twitterHandleWithoutThe@
    Juan Imaz
    25/08/2016 #11 Juan Imaz
    well written!
    Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    25/08/2016 #9 Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    #8 Maybe because we took off our engagement rings for the interviews :P
    @Grace Killelea, great post, I can't believe that there are people giving that kind of advices nowadays...
    And totally agree, I don't want to work in a company that thinks that my engagement ring is more important that my talent.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    25/08/2016 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee
    We have a SUPER team with a lot of women :-) CC @Flavia Toro Rodriguez @Ana Elisa Llera @Marta Carretero Garcia @Netta Virtanen @Marta Pardo Morales @Adriana Bevacqua García @Virginia Silveira @Cristina Valmaseda de Leiva @Ana María Fernández Soriano @Teresa Gezze @Catalina Serrano @Tifany Rodio and more !!!! all the team at https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/bebee-the-team
    Cepee Tabibian
    25/08/2016 #7 Cepee Tabibian
    Welcome to beBee @Grace Killelea! This was an eye opening article! I've briefly worked in HR and the thought of evaluating a candidate based on a wedding ring sounds ludicrous. Suprised as well that this mentality exists for some in the workplace. Thanks for sharing!
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/08/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    Oh, and welcome to beBee and thank you for sharing honey with us!
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/08/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    This recruiter obviously did not have a very positive opinion of women. Luckily, it was an exception. Other bias towards women in the workplace might still exist, but I think this is not a thing.
    Jim Able
    24/08/2016 #4 Jim Able
    But should men have to remove the rings from their noses before getting hired?
    Brian McKenzie
    24/08/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    Just 2.7% odds of getting hired. Delicious. 8?/ I am going to have a drink and ponder the appropriate engagement ring for my spirit animal. PS - a pre-nup is nearly as patently worthless as the marriage certificate / license - neither has a legal binding status or precedence once lawyers and judges appear. Ask around.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/08/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    "When a man gives a woman an engagement ring, he buys the least expensive ring that he believes it will take to get her to agree to the proposal. " SAY WHAT?? What is this? A proposal or a contract negotiation?

    Maybe I'm no authority on the subject. I've been married twice. Or, does that MAKE me an authority? I mean, two women said, "Yes." Whatever.

    A man buys the most expensive ring he can afford. I have never heard of anyone doing anything else.

    On to the subject of this post. I guess it's possible that some people would be put off by a huge rock. Some may also be put off by a little one, or none at all. Let's just leave it at some people will be put off by (fill in just about anything here).

    I agree, @Grace Killelea, the whole idea is ludicrous. I may not have hired as many people as you, but I don't think I've ever hired, or not hired, someone based solely on their jewellery or lack thereof. The idea is laughable.
    Aaron Skogen
    24/08/2016 #1 Aaron Skogen
    Good grief, I am just amazed at some of the stuff that still occurs in the workplace Grace. This is very relevant, and a practice that simply needs to stop. I loved how you wrapped this up, as it speaks volumes. . . "In today’s talent wars, if you focus on the size of woman’s diamond and not the size of her talent, intellect, ability or potential - you deserve to lose." Right on! I hire for talent, I could care less about sex, race, religion, orientation, etc. It's all about the value a candidate brings to the table. Thanks for the post and bringing awareness to the issue.

    Hmmm, I do sometimes wonder what message my wedding "ring" sends, considering its a tattoo! Be well Grace, great post!
  15. ProducerJennifer Schultz
    Being a Mompreneur is a Balancing Act
    Being a Mompreneur is a Balancing ActOriginally posted on my mommy blog - MommyBrief.comBeing a Mompreneur is a Balancing ActI am a Libra and according to my horoscope sign, represented by scales, I am always looking for balance. This has proven to be my personal truth. Add to that...


    Jennifer Schultz
    23/08/2016 #5 Jennifer Schultz
    I try @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - when I can - it's definitely more of a challenge during the school year - with soccer season starting and my exchange student from China coming back. :-) #4
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/08/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Jennifer Schultz, it sounds like you are balancing things quite well. The only other suggestion I would make- schedule time in just for you (personal time) , whether its to go see a movie with some friends, out to dinner, etc... and maybe a date night 1-2 times per month with your significant other! Great tips.
    CityVP Manjit
    19/08/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    #2 Dear Jennifer, the first five years of any business are the most crucial because the mortality rate of business's are really high in those years. It is by the fifth year that one can recognize the business established and that only means the odds are now in our favour and reaching that milestone is quite an accomplishment. It really adds to the challenge by projecting nail-biting situations. The frame of "nail-biting" can become a self-fullfilling prophesy and this has nothing to do with the Law of Attraction, it is simply changing our focal point of what is insight and what is tale. What we forget is that an employee is not guaranteed of surviving the first five years of a 9-to-5 life but we need to get beyond that, especially if we have discerned that we are now an entrepreneur rather than a person doing a job in a one-person company. There is enough distractions without distracting ourselves more. We had a horrible year after the fall of 2008, but that is because of the economic melt-down. If one is going alone then it is good to seek out other entrepreneurs to form a mastermind group http://bit.ly/2bCPr2f which is still a way of pooling resources and opportunities. http://www.forbes.com/sites/chicceo/2013/10/21/7-reasons-to-join-a-mastermind-group/#38b0249f17ab The problem with a mastermind group is when it is not recruited well, but you are a recruiter - so recruit your masterminds well :-) Ultimately you either have a job or your have a business, only you know that.
    Jennifer Schultz
    19/08/2016 #2 Jennifer Schultz
    @CityVP Manjit - what an amazing story of dadpreneurs working together! I wish there would have been some other moms to take the leap to entrepreneurship with me - but, alas, no one wanted to take the risk. I have been very fortunate to have made a profit in both my first two years - this year, year 3, is proving to be a challenge and true to what others have told me that years 3 & 7 can be nail bitters. :-)
    CityVP Manjit
    19/08/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    The advantage I had as a dadpreneur was having two business partners ( and yes there is such a thing as there are mompreneurs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/sme-home/news/11705792/men-working-from-home-dadpreneurs.html View more
    The advantage I had as a dadpreneur was having two business partners ( and yes there is such a thing as there are mompreneurs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/sme-home/news/11705792/men-working-from-home-dadpreneurs.html ) and working as a triad, one of us focused on building a steady income stream and the other two on special projects - and that enabled us to set a revenue target for the year, which when it was met allowed us to pursue probono work for the remaining weeks of the year. We discovered that the time to think about the next contract is immediately when we won the current contract - that enabled us to escape the initial cycle of feast and famine cash flow cycles.

    The first year which was a stub year was a nightmare, where we made lots of rookie mistakes and it was not until 1999 that we got a handle on cashflows, which finally allowed me to integrate family into the work mix. There are some basic disciplines around cashflow that once we had a handle on those, created the flexibility room to decide what choices we could make as business partners and what choice we could make as members of a family. By 2000 the older kids were moving into their teenage years and while the younger kids were still pre-school - how the home developed towards alloparenting was a critical step. It was not balance we were looking for, it was leverage of relationships. http://motherhoodinpointoffact.com/alloparenting-style/

    Those early decisions set the succeeding decades up very well, up to the point where I have actually backed off from the business over the last five years, while the other two partners are still involved, and now my learning journey here is the new plan - but the biggest benefit is seeing the kids grow up and doing that in non-traditional ways. The last of our kids will graduate in 2019 and I have paralleled this learning journey here with their university journey. It is not business as usual but it is working for us. Close
  16. Alessia Pizzi

    Alessia Pizzi

    No Burkini no party :(
    Alessia Pizzi
    Sepolte in casa col Burkini o morte ammazzate col Bikini? - CulturaMente | La tua dose quotidiana di Cultura
    www.culturamente.it Le donne islamiche non possono indossare il bikini in spiaggia. In Francia nemmeno il...
  17. ProducerRebel Brown

    Rebel Brown

    Thought for a Thursday
    Thought for a ThursdayThis.......


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/08/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Love this and of course always loved Velveteen Rabbit! Thanks for posting this @Rebel Brown
    Charles David Upchurch
    19/08/2016 #5 Charles David Upchurch
    I love The Velveteen Rabbit, too!
    Rebel Brown
    18/08/2016 #4 Rebel Brown
    #2 One of the best children's books ever:)
    Rebel Brown
    18/08/2016 #3 Rebel Brown
    #1 It's a children's book that's been around forever. Since 1922. One of my favorite inspirational texts:):) https://www.amazon.com/Velveteen-Rabbit-Margery-Williams-ebook/dp/B00DQ8C2D6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1471541981&sr=1-1&keywords=velveteen+rabbit#nav-subnav
    Deann M. Harrity
    18/08/2016 #2 Deann M. Harrity
    I LOVE this!!!!!
    Aurorasa Sima
    18/08/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Is that from a South American author? I love it.
  18. Maulik Thakkar

    Maulik Thakkar

    “Olympic-level homophobia” @GTVlondon
    Maulik Thakkar
    Olympic-level homophobia — G-TV
    medium.com Although the Olympic charter commits the International Olympic Committee: ‘To act against any form of discrimination affecting the...
  19. Michele Williams
    Heartbreaking and wonderful story. Let's celebrate daughter's day along with India. Gender equity starts with valuing, protecting and educating all children.
    Michele Williams
    Why India needs a Daughters' Day - BBC News
    www.bbc.co.uk India launches a social media campaign to celebrate daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters - asking people to celebrate the young women and girls in their...
  20. ProducerRebel Brown

    Rebel Brown

    3 Steps to Kick Your Bad Day to the Curb
    3 Steps to Kick Your Bad Day to the CurbWe’ve all had a bad day. You know, the days when you wish you could just pull up the covers and stay home.I had a lot of those days. Before I learned how to heal the cause behind the feeling of wanting to hide from the world. I still have a few of...


    Jennifer Schultz
    10/08/2016 #2 Jennifer Schultz
    Thanks for a great read @Rebel Brown - often these days are just some small things that all take place within a few hours of each other and the sum of their parts equal a bad day. For me, I started a practice similar to some things you have mentioned walking, turning on the radio, or dancing and something new I started was to ring a bell that I have in my home office and just declare out loud that I have restarted my day. I haven't really done that of course, but, basically training my brain to start over from whatever point in the day that I am at and forget about the issues leading up to that point. So in essence - I might only now have a half of a bad day! LOL - does that make sense?
    David B. Grinberg
    09/08/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Great tips @Rebel Brown, very buzz-worthy! If I'm having a bad day, I just recall that others around the world are having a much worse day than me. I also like to repeat Psalm 118:34: "This is the day which the Lord hath made; We shall rejoice and be glad in it." Faith is always inspirational for me.
  21. ProducerBB Batey

    BB Batey

    10 Ways to Find the Beat of your own Drum
    10 Ways to Find the Beat of your own DrumWhen I left a job some time ago, I received a lovely note from the company boss thanking me for my work and wishing me well for the future, I felt happy and honoured for the recognition. That was until I read on to find that the senior management...


  22. ProducerRebel Brown

    Rebel Brown

    Enough With Dumbing Ourselves Down
    Enough With Dumbing Ourselves DownSpeaking of Dumbing Down.... Yesterday, I read a supposedly satirical article, 9 Non -Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women.  I laughed when I first read it. But then it got me thinking...Are we still dumbing down to avoid upsetting the egos...


    Janet Lentz
    16/08/2016 #52 Janet Lentz
    #45 Wow. Interesting perspective. I'm glad you did well!
    Rebel Brown
    15/08/2016 #51 Rebel Brown
    Uh @Max🐝 J. Carter I dont know what kind of consultants you've worked with but I Do happen to go deep. Not sure why you felt the need to throw that into conversation. I did nothing to attack you. I meet with every employee in any area that touches the work I'm doing. In some companies I've met with every employee in the company, especially when I was doing turnarounds. I dont think of myself as a consultant, I think of myself as responsible for everyone in any business I work with. Might be a bit thoughtful about the generalizations there my friend....
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    15/08/2016 #50 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #47 Customer service call centers tend to have a much higher number of women employees. I spent over a decade managing in 4 different ones. And really how many times do outside consultants see the deeper levels of what goes on behind the scenes
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/08/2016 #49 Aurorasa Sima
    #48 I think we have achieved that it´s considered politically incorrect to show the bias. That is a great first step. The example of Marissa Mayer and how much publicity and bashing she received for her mistakes shows that there is still potential for more gender equality. McKinsey is one of the companies educating on the topic. Very interesting articles! http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/women-matter
    Rebel Brown
    15/08/2016 #48 Rebel Brown
    Ah @Aurorasa Sima I feel your pain. Been there, done that. But ya know what - we kicked it into high gear and broke the ceiling for today's generation of women... so much more opportunity now than in the 70s and 80s. Although the bias is still out there... My hope is that this next generation will change that. They see each other as equals - and as they rise in the ranks, hopefully they will keep that perspective. BLESSINGS and thanks for sharing!
    Rebel Brown
    15/08/2016 #47 Rebel Brown
    Interesting @Max🐝 J. Carter I've consulted with over 300 tech companies and havent seen the bias toward men. But then again, tech has been a man's world... THANKS for sharing.....
    Rebel Brown
    15/08/2016 #46 Rebel Brown
    #42 I hear you @Janet Lentz I was in high tech when I was the only woman around...in sales, in marketing, in the e-suite. It's WAY better now (although the younger women don't seem to realize it.) And I totally agree - the wasted talent and brain power is astronomical! Good for you for rising above!
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/08/2016 #45 Aurorasa Sima
    #42 I have experienced all that you mentioned (and implied) too, @Janet Lentz. In my business life what made up for the disadvantages is that I was not in the focus of competitive fights. I am not saying it applies to all women or that it is right, but in my specific case, the bias gave me time to produce results without being attacked. In one company I was the first female Account Manager. On my first day, I saw that someone had already put a hostile, handwritten sign at my office door. The men were fighting each other very hard. They lost a lot of time and energy on fighting each other. The first time they realized me as a "competitor" was when I was introduced to the Presidents Club. In this specific case, the bias actually helped me. Had they attacked me like they did with men I would probably not have made it.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/08/2016 #44 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Funny conversation I once had with a boss; Me: "Why can't they grasp this? It's not like I'm some brilliant brain surgeon." (We were meeting about the status of a project and I was getting really frustrated with the team) His answer: "But you should have been" (a brain surgeon). He appreciated my intelligence whereas it was the WOMEN on the team that wanted me to dumb myself down. They were comfortable in their role and didn't like another woman rocking the boat, so they were deliberately 'not grasping' what needed to be done. Sometimes it's members of our own sex that are 'the enemy'. Being from the South, you know it's rampant here.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    15/08/2016 #43 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #40 Happens to me my entire life. Any brilliant person is always going to feel it as the majority honestly can't keep up. Regardless of gender as much as we say we value intelligent people those in authoritative roles often feel threatened when they came face to face with some one who simply happens to he highly intelligent. Me personally through out my corporate days I was in environments that were a largely woman workforce and it reflected in managements and I was actually paid less than a lot of woman counterparts for various reasons.

    No one ca deny gender bias in the work place happens and that women historically have been the targets of that bias by a largely male dominate workforce. That it still goes on is ridiculous no matter how you slice it. No one should be made to feel they need to play it down regardless of gender simply because of other peoples insecurities and fear of being pout shined by a subordinate or peer.

    I have been screwed with at every civilian job I have had because I often out performed my bosses and peers with what looked like ease but I was working my ass off the entire time, I simply work smarter not harder and get more done. I am not unique in that and I have heard too many stories of both men and women who feel they have to dumb it down or play small to get ahead at work.

    It;s not a gender issue, it happens to both only is less talked about by men out of fear of looking as though they are simply being whiny if they say anything and should be more of a man about it and just take it and pay your dues like everyone else. Words one of my ex employers told me to my face.

    While appreciate and espect that women go through it and probably get it worse than what I have experienced personally, men get it too for showing all they can do.
    Janet Lentz
    14/08/2016 #42 Janet Lentz
    I have always worked in male dominated industries and it has been no picnic. I've struggled with double standards most of my career. I'm sure I was labeled with the usual unattractive names given to smart, assertive women more than once but never considered pretending I was something I'm not. I've often wondered how much female talent was wasted there over the years. Eventually I moved on to more progressive companies and it has gotten much better as more women make inroads to the good ole boys" club. I'm hopeful that today's younger women will not have to be "less than they are" just to function in a corporate setting.
    Rebel Brown
    14/08/2016 #41 Rebel Brown
    #39 Hey Janet... Thats a little bit of a different twist. Im talking about women who have to behave and act as if they are less to get along in a corporate or business environment where others are threatened by smart and powerful women. I see what you're talking about as simple communication flexibility:) I always change my wording and my phrases, as well as depth of complexity of explanations, based on the audience. For example - if I'm working with the technologists in a company, I go geeky. if I'm speaking to the CEO - I go to the business impacts and uplevel the bits:) THANKS for commenting and I'd love to hear your thoughts on being a woman in business:)
    Rebel Brown
    14/08/2016 #40 Rebel Brown
    @Robert Bacal @Max🐝 J. Carter UM - your interpretation isn't what I was focusing on. Isn't individual perception amazing? My post is about those of us (mostly women) who act like we're less than we are to get along with others in the world. I havent known many men who do it, but as a woman I've seen it happen constantly. I've even done it in my younger days. For example, when I was inside a company, I was a threat when I asked the tough questions, made the comments no one wanted to make. My bosses told me to take it down a notch because I didn't want to appear to be too smart. When I become a consultant - I did exactly the same thing and was called brilliant. What you're talking about Robert are communication skills. Totally different subject... I wonder, can men even understand what it's like to be a woman who's smart and powerful - and therefore threatening to certain others? It happens to us ALL the time... How about you???
    Janet Lentz
    14/08/2016 #39 Janet Lentz
    I once had a boss with a limited vocabulary. I refused to dumb down my conversations with him even though I knew he wouldn't know what some of the words meant. I learned later he looked up every word he didn't know and used our interactions to improve his own communication.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    13/08/2016 #38 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #36 @Robert Bacal, I get what you're saying. I'm looking back at my corporate days and I often found that the trouble I had was it bothered people how easily I would outperform. Not saying it as a boast, it happened everywhere I ever worked. I think of dumbing it down as under-performing on purpose to keep from having to deal with it upsetting the people who were trying and through no fault of their own simply couldn't keep up. It's not that I think I'm any better, however I can't deny the results. In what I do now it revolves around finding the simplest way to explain it so that any can understand it.
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/08/2016 #37 Aurorasa Sima
    #36 Empathy helps to address people without rubbing them the wrong way. But it requires you to actually care about the emotions and motives of others.
    Robert Bacal
    13/08/2016 #36 Robert Bacal
    @Max🐝 J. Carter Among a significant number of my friends, I was pursuing advanced education, and in psychology. My sports buddies were "regular" guys, smart but not all deep thinkers. I learned very early about various dialects and WAYS of communicating that are equallyvalid if the goal is to communicate effectively. So what some might call "dumbing down", I called being flexible to how each group of friends preferred to interact. Once, my girl friend came out to watch us play football, and she was absolutely amazed at how my way of talking changed. It's not dumbing down. It's acknowledging different dialects to create understanding.
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/08/2016 #35 Aurorasa Sima
    Great message, dear @Rebel Brown. And authenticity cannot be scripted or copied. And when someone feels intimidated by our sharp minds: We´ll show them they don´t need fear us. In my school, they made fun of clever kids. I was one but I was also a bully (not proud of that!) who took the candy of several of the kids on a regular basis. Else I´d had spent my childhood mocked as one of the "Streber" (nerds).
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    13/08/2016 #34 Max🐝 J. Carter
    I have had the same trouble my entire life. If I didn't dumb it down I often became and still do often become a target for their insecurities. It's not nice what gets done to those who are surrounded by people who are insecure and are not as intelligent as they pretend to be. The cold hard truth is that some people do have a higher level of intellect and simply get things easier. They go in new directions and always question why they are doing anything to look for a more efficient way not to look for some way to get themselves patted on the back. Great piece as usual @Rebel Brown.
    Rebel Brown
    05/08/2016 #33 Rebel Brown
    #29 HI Anna I wasn't just talking about bosses. NOT EVEN. And not just men either. Anytime we dumb ourselves down, we do a disservice to ourselves and everyone else. I personally believe a threatened woman is the most dangerous animal on the planet.... and I tend to threaten a lot of them in my clients where they've gotten by with mediocre work due to their swagger. I show up and they decide to take me out. Which proves their not that bright since Im put into the companies my the Board or investors. Oh, the stories I could tell:) BTW - you might like this article I wrote.... 4 Tricks to Deal with Woman Bullies in Business:) https://www.rebelbrown.com/2016/05/20/women-bullies-in-business/ THANKS for sharing your wisdom!!!
  23. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Being sexually harassed on the job ladies? Well just quit. That's the advice Trump gives. Jobs are a dime a dozen, Right?

    So out of touch with reality it is unbelievable.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Trump says he hopes Ivanka would quit if she got harassed: Kirsten Powers
    www.usatoday.com No, the short-skirted, 'leggy' women of Fox News aren't to blame for sexual harassment and they shouldn't have to quit their...


    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    09/08/2016 #4 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #2 I'm with you Don. The last few days I can't even bring myself to give him a moment's thought. He is an embarrassment to this country and to humanity. The sooner he drops off the radar the better.
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/08/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    What I like most about Mr. Trump is that he is so 1920. Back to the roots! Let´s all grow our hair so that men can drag us around like Neanderthals did.
    Don Kerr
    09/08/2016 #2 Don Kerr
    I was about to launch into a rant then realized that I have lost my ability to react to Trump and his Trumpettes and Trumpeteers and whatever else one might coin to describe his acolytes. What a complete and utter a-hole. I can't even be bothered to attempt eloquence at this point. Oy vey gevalt!
    Rebel Brown
    09/08/2016 #1 Rebel Brown
    OMG.. please dont get me started @Pamela 🐝 Williams....
  24. Rebel Brown

    Rebel Brown

    Funny... and too close to the truth....
    Rebel Brown
    9 Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women
    thecooperreview.com Female leaders need to make sure they're not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. Here are 9 non-threatening leadership strategies for...


    Gerald Hecht
    03/08/2016 #5 Gerald Hecht
    @Rebel Brown but you don't do that now; if it would still cost you not to with any business associates clients or anything....lets go get 'em! #4
    Rebel Brown
    03/08/2016 #4 Rebel Brown
    #2 Its actually pretty true @Gerald Hecht One of the first lessons I had in business as the only woman in the room was that I had to tone my intelligence and passion WAY DOWN so as not to draw attention to me... cause then it got ugly. It's way better today, but still holds true in more situations than one would expect....
    Rebel Brown
    03/08/2016 #3 Rebel Brown
    #1 I laughed when I read it but I also felt so sorry... @Michele Williams I've seen so many women, including myself, "tone it down" to avoid upsetting men.... We all can be better:)
    Gerald Hecht
    03/08/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    @Rebel Brown That's Crazy; You should pay the "satirists" a visit...I imagine one should suffice
    Michele Williams
    03/08/2016 #1 Michele Williams
    @Rebel Brown thanks so much for sharing this. Sadly enough, a female VP at a large toy manufacturer was telling me stories about meetings that looked too much like these jokes.
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