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Jennifer Lester
Crystal Washington knew the value of social media for corporate America early on. But when she approached her boss about utilizing it, he said to her, “You’re cute and you make us a s***load of money. Stick to what you know.”   She didn’t. And six months later she launched her own digital marketing firm.   Despite her former boss’s remark,… (Show more)
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susan.hodge
Last week I attended the Global Leadership Summit, which once again was an amazing experience with incredible and inspiring leaders.   The Summit is an annual event for me as I invest in my own leadership development.  One of the speakers was Erwin McManus, a designer, businessman and pastor who always leaves me reflecting on life.   McManus’s… (Show more)
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Mary Johnson
Why waste a good crisis?  We didn't.    When Hurricane Harvey hit the city of Houston one year ago, Pink Petro HQ was in its path.   Our space wasn’t flooded, but the building that housed that space was so badly damaged, we couldn’t go back.    Thanks to the incredible outpouring of support from the Houston community — we found our way to… (Show more)
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Savannah Turner
The KPMG Global Chemicals Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the twenty-sixth edition of REACTION Magazine, KPMG’s signature publication for the chemicals and performance technologies industry, which you can download here. This edition takes a look at getting up to speed on the new mobility, provides an update on Brexit and… (Show more)
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Jennifer Lester
This week in our series Profiles in GRIT, we are chatting with Sylvia Garcia, the business development and consultant services manager for Oilfield Production Consultants (OPC), a global technical services consultancy company specializing in upstream exploration and production.   In addition to her role at OPC, Sylvia is in her second year as… (Show more)
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susan.hodge
I started Women Leading Together in the fall of 2012.  It was the launch of my second career after a rewarding and successful corporate career.  I had the basic idea for what I wanted to do in early 2011.  So what happened in the following year and a half?   I talked to people. I met with friends, coaches, and advisors. I interviewed for… (Show more)
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katie.mehnert
At a women in energy conference three years ago, Skyler Obregon, who was honored with a GRIT Award back in March, had an idea.   Vicki Hollub, CEO of Occidental Petroleum, gave the keynote address and spoke about the importance of mentorship, sponsorship and networks in building up women in the industry. It got her thinking: Weatherford should… (Show more)
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Jennifer Lester
When we first approached Geeta Thakorlal about speaking at the Experience Energy GRIT Awards in October, she was instantly drawn to the concept. After all, she’s always believed it takes grit and resilience to be successful in business and in life.   Then we told Geeta that GRIT was an acronym for growth, resilience, innovation and transition.  … (Show more)
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Rita Hausken
It’s 1995. My son is less than 12 months old, has already been hospitalized countless times for pneumonia and, now,  infected by Clostridium, a bacterium that is life-threatening for an infant. No medicine is helping him, and the medical staff is preparing me for the loss of a life unless a solution is found.   Earlier that day, I decide to… (Show more)
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katie.mehnert
Women have long battled the road to equal rights.  Passed by the United States Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. This was a landmark win shifting our society towards equality.   In 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act barred discrimination in employment on the basis… (Show more)
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