How to Succeed In Hollywood by Speaking “Man”

How to Succeed In Hollywood by Speaking “Man”

I thought it might be encouraging to hear from a woman who succeeded in Hollywood. Hollywood is a tough, tough place to work. It is very male dominated and many capable women have been harassed or refused entry. The money to be made is huge and there are lots of...

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Professional Women – Take Time to Connect with Nature

Professional Women – Take Time to Connect with Nature

Let’s not forget that nature can be magic. We professional women try hard to achieve perfection and make a difference every day. But we need to realize that there are some things as critical to our well being as our staff meeting or our latest project. Susan Says: We...

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Lessons in Presentation Design from A Red Chair

Lessons in Presentation Design from A Red Chair

The Red Chair. Susan says: his is an interesting example of what choices must be made for great design. Alone on a grassy parkway this abandoned red chair makes a unique design statement.  Balance, coherence, line, texture, color, contrast, empty space... Of course,...

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Speak Up Now To Be Sure Your Ideas Are Heard

Speak Up Now To Be Sure Your Ideas Are Heard

To paraphrase a line in To Kill a Mockingbird, stand up child a great man is passing, as Scout's father, Atticus Finch, leaves the court room. After her sudden and unexpected death, I stand up for Mary Gautreaux. She was a tireless, behind-the-scenes defender of...

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Design Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect. It Just Has To Work

Design Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect. It Just Has To Work

The wonderful thing about design is that it doesn’t have to be perfect or obey any strict rules. It just has to work. The best design captures a mood, and lives it completely. This design is adamantly “all in”. Take me for a ride. There are many ways to express joy...

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Professional Women: Speak Up and See What Happens

Professional Women: Speak Up and See What Happens

I ask, as a professional woman, what ideas are you sitting on because you are too introverted, too quiet, too afraid of the risk, to speak up? But, look at what can happen when you speak up. Remember where Greta Thunberg began her quest to be heard on climate change....

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