Selection of Articles and Guest Blogs

Totus Tuus (Even at Work): Marian Consecration in the Workplace, 5/15/2019

No matter where we work or what we do, our work is for God, and Mary can give that work to God for us. St. Louis de Montfort uses the analogy of a queen giving our meager gifts to her king and, thereby, making them more precious to him.

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The Feminine Genius at Work: Receptivity, 4/29/2019

Receptivity doesn’t mean passivity; rather, it indicates openness. There are two types of receptivity: receptivity to God and receptivity to others. Each, even in a secular workplace, is important.

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Humble Personal Branding: How to “Lean In” as a Catholic Woman, 4/11/2019

What’s a Catholic woman to do when she wants to promote herself? There’s nothing wrong with wanting a successful career, after all. But where’s the line between personal branding and prideful boasting?

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“Yes, And…”: How Mary’s Yes & Improv Can Make You a Better Boss, 3/25/2019

The most momentous “yes, and” in history was Mary’s fiat. The rest, of course, is salvation history – and leaders can learn a great deal from Mary’s openness.

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The Feminine Genius at Work, 3/18/2019

As Catholic women, we can bring awareness of the feminine genius to our workplaces and push for leadership roles so that men and women can bring their gifts equally to the organizations where we work.

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The Motherhood Myth: Redefining “Having It All,” 12/13/2018

Whether they have children or not, most women have heard of the “motherhood penalty,” especially if they work in business.

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Rewriting the Romance Narrative as a Catholic Feminist, 10/22/2018

This is the tale of two tales. One is the contemporary romance. The other is the Catholic romance.

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Receiving the Eucharist for the First Time, Every Time, 8/12/2018

We can never lose sight of what the Eucharist means to us as Christians.

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4 Ways Managers Can Support Women’s Leadership Development, 7/9/2018

My article for Ellevate Network was picked up by Entrepreneur.com.

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How Kindness and Generosity Can Impact Learning and the Bottom Line, 5/14/2018

Work by Fran Hauser and Adam Grant demonstrates that collaboration is the new smart.

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Why Two by Two?, 7/15/2018

In the Gospel, we read that Jesus sent the apostles out “two by two.” Why didn’t He send them out one by one? Perhaps the answer can be found in a Catholic book club.

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How Learning and Development Can Help Close the Gender Gap in Sales, 3/28/2018

The sales function has the second highest gender leadership gap. Learning and development can change that.

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No Boys Allowed? Engaging Men in Women’s Leadership Development Initiatives, 3/22/2018

“This is a man’s world,” sang James Brown in 1966. “But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing, without a woman or a girl.” In 2018, while the leadership gender gap tells us that, in some ways, it’s still a man’s world, it’s also still true that both men and women are needed for success.

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The Catalyst for Balanced Leadership: Best Practices for Women’s Leadership Development, 3/20/2018

While there are many interrelated factors contributing to the well-known gender leadership gap, it’s clear from research that equalizing leadership training is an important step.

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Coaching as an Equalizer: Closing the Gender Gap in Leadership, 3/15/2018

Recent research found that coaching, when implemented well, can act as an equalizer between men and women.

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Women’s Access to Leadership Development: A Tale of Two Experiences, 3/8/2018

A colleague and I released a research report in 2018 on how leadership training and development can bridge the gender gap.

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Women Lead the Way in Learning and Development, 3/8/2018

By now, most of us are well aware that there is a gender gap in both pay and leadership representation. We also know that the gap is different depending on the industry or job role. So, how are women faring in learning and development?

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Finding Mercy in the #MeToo Movement, 2/4/2018

As a Catholic, I’m always looking for mercy in the world. is there any to be found in the #MeToo movement?

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Developing Women Leaders in Technology, Part Four: Women’s Conferences and Networking, 11/21/2017

Recent articles have explored solutions to this problem, including training and leadership development programs as well as efforts to build more inclusive cultures. But what about educational opportunities outside the company, like conferences and networking groups?

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Developing Women Leaders in Technology, Part Three: Building an Inclusive Culture, 10/20/2017

L&D professionals can be part of the solution in developing leadership development and training programs for technical women. Along with other business leaders, they can also implement programs that develop a more inclusive organizational culture that supports technical women in their career development.

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Developing Women Leaders in Technology, Part Two: Learning and Development, 10/13/2017

L&D professionals are in a great position to improve representation and support technical women’s development through strategic training and leadership development programs.

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Developing Women Leaders in Technology, Part One: The Problem, 10/6/2017

Tech companies and departments in particular with gender diversity stay on schedule and under budget and have improved employee performance.

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World Mental Health Day 2017: Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace, 10/10/2017

The theme of World Mental Health Day 2017 is “mental health in the workplace.” We spend a lot of our time at work, and realizing this, organizations are increasingly launching initiatives to support employee well-being, thereby increasing engagement and productivity.

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Autism at Work: Hiring and Training Employees on the Spectrum, 4/28/2017

Because of the prevalence of ASD (about one to two percent globally, and higher – and increasing – in the U.S.) and due to its existence as a spectrum, it’s important for organizations to understand the disorder and its impact on work and training.

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Training Employees With Disabilities: Creating an Inclusive Workplace, 12/2/2016

Almost one in five Americans has a disability, and 41 percent of them are employed. This number is increasing as companies become more aware of the value people with disabilities can contribute.

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Diversifying Technical Talent With Coding Bootcamps, 11/28/2016

We’re seeing a new way to add more members of underrepresented groups to the talent pool.

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Ethics and Sales Training in the Financial Services Industry, 11/10/2016

What should financial services organizations do to ensure that ethical standards are followed by their employees at all levels? One key answer is to examine training practices.

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Mindful Leadership Development: Let It Go, 8/24/2016

As mindfulness grows more popular in corporate wellness and training programs, we should also consider its role in leadership development.

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Father’s Day and St. Joseph, 6/19/2016

We can celebrate St. Joseph, the foster father of our Lord, on Father’s Day.

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Monica’s Hope Supports Expectant Parents Encountering Poor Prenatal Diagnoses, November 2015

Parents with prenatal diagnoses deserve support, not discouragement.

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When Choosing Life Takes Special Courage, September 2015

The Gabriel Project supports expectant parents in crisis.

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New “Read Local Festival” connects and celebrates Triangle’s “literary ecosystem”, 3/26/2015

The Triangle is home to an abundance of literary talent, and its literary culture is only improving, says Elizabeth Turnbull, local author, senior editor of Light Messages Publishing, and organizer of the new Read Local Book Festival.

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When is a book visual art? New Group supports Triangle Book Artists, 12/8/2014

One of the exciting characteristics of the Triangle is the great variety of art forms represented in the artists and organizations that live here. One of those art forms is the book arts, which Triangle Book Arts describes as including “bookbinding, artists’ books, printmaking and printing, papermaking, zines, calligraphy – followed by a hearty et cetera.”

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