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My Teaching Philosophy as the Loyola Marymount University 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient

Yesterday, I was honored to become Loyola Marymount University’s 2017 recipient of the President Fritz B. Burns Teaching Award! Winning this award has been on my professional bucket wish list for a long time. I have tried before, several times … Continue reading

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The Gender Wage Gap, Writing for LinkedIn, and Getting Trolled

On March 8, 2017, LinkedIn celebrated International Women’s Day by asking different thought leaders including myself to write about the following issue: “The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. This is too long to … Continue reading

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Professor Ellen Ensher on Mentorship, Protégés, and Courage Rituals

I love teaching business because I think companies like MM LaFleur with positive cultures and focus on developing employees really do make the world a better place. I am crazy about their product as they make really well designed women’s … Continue reading

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How to Build a Network of Mentors in College

“You did it! You’re done! You made it! You’re Through. …Oh what a great moment … now what will you do??”- Sandra Boynton One of my favorite ways to wrap up my last day of class is to read a … Continue reading

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Trying to Decide What Not To Wear

By Lindsay Western, MBA Candidate, Loyola Marymount University, Guest Blogger Spring is just around the corner which means its networking time! Lindsay Western, LMU MBA candidate, tackles the what-to-wear conundrum using movies as an inspiration! Recently during an annual mock … Continue reading

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Why Being a Good Mentor Matters and How to Become a Good Mentor

I have been doing a lot of mentoring for women who get breast cancer. Most of these women are referred to me through friends of friends. But recently, it hit closer to home as a good friend was just diagnosed. … Continue reading

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Dining with the Dead and My Mentoring Questions

If you could pick one dead person from your field to have dinner with who would it be and what would you ask them? This was the intriguing premise of a recent article that I contributed to in the recent … Continue reading

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Why Mentoring is Gaining Momentum

12 years ago, I gave a presentation on mentoring the World Presidents Organization (this organization consists of executives and leaders from a variety of industries). In my break out session of 30 participants, there was one other woman in the … Continue reading

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Mentoring vs. Sponsorship: Clickbait or Conundrum?

Imagine 10,000 Business Professor converging on Disneyland! Yep-that was the scene at this year’s annual Academy of Management meeting in Anaheim. I love this conference as I get to catch up with my peeps and totally dork out over esoteric … Continue reading

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Leadership and the Art of the Annual Motorcycle Trip

Whoo! School is back in session and I am so happy to be back at LMU and meet my wonderful new students! I must say however, that September is kicking my butt with busyness. So, I am very lucky that … Continue reading

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