Start living the life you want!

What does it take to live the life you want? After speaking to a group of women who work in technology, a few of them came up afterwards to say 'thanks!' Being curious, I asked them what their 'takeaway' was from the talk and a panel discussion about work/life balance. Interestingly enough, a young woman looked me in the eye and told me she learned it was up to her to live her life the way she wants, and determine for herself what makes her Continue Reading

Brand Journalism: Tell your story

For a company or brand, using ‘brand journalism’ to tell your story can be an effective way to proactively communicate what you want known. Because let’s face it - with the overload of information bombarding us every day through emails, social networks, the media and our personal interactions, most of us just tune out conventional advertising. When ads interrupt our television or radio programming, we “channel surf” to avoid them - or we’re quick Continue Reading

Betz Family Winery Spring Release 2014

What a weekend for the Betz Family Winery Spring Release 2014! After taking a hiatus for the past couple of releases (due to busy schedules), we were able to volunteer again for this spring release in Woodinville. It was great to see all of the volunteers we've come to know over the past several years, as well as Bob and Cathy Betz, and managing owners Steve and Bridgit Griessel. This year's releases - the Clos de Betz 2011 (Bob says this Continue Reading

‘Crabs in a barrel?’ Not at this women’s roundtable

Hats off to Seattle women leaders and entrepreneurs who joined a group of Malaysian professors and business leaders for a women's roundtable on business, leadership and entrepreneurship. Ten women from Malaysia, including professors from the University Malaysia Kelantan and successful Malay business leaders, traveled to Jacksonville, Florida, New York and Seattle to meet with women to share best practices, learn, and inspire each other. The Continue Reading

The Power of Role Models

By Margo Myers, Margo Myers Communications Have you ever considered the power of role models? People whom you may, or may not know personally, who have the ability to influence your actions? Role models are different than mentors. A mentor is someone who is an experienced adviser and supporter who advises and guides a younger, less experienced person. There's often an ongoing relationship between the two. A role model, meanwhile, can be any Continue Reading