Our plans for 2017!

We would like to wish you all: a fantastic Holiday season. Here are a couple of things to pounder in order to prepare for all the overwhelming feelings that arrive with this time of the year: Take very deep breaths and tell yourself – “I can get through this with grace”. Consider being grateful for […]

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If Your Heart Is Breaking by Anna Kunnecke

My loves. Our hearts are breaking. I am mourning the country I have loved: a country, it turned out, that was a fantasy. Tomorrow, we will begin working. But today, I must mourn. We are a house divided, and I cannot speak to the other half. Many leaders are stretching to find unity, to find […]

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Time for Our Global Takeover by Anna Kunnecke

When I first met @epicdanger, he told me that he wasn’t a feminist. And I didn’t say a word. I just gave him the snake-eyed-cold-lidded-death-stare. Then it turned out that what Canadians mean by feminist isn’t exactly the same as what Americans mean by feminist, and also much to his chagrin I unleashed four years of women’s […]

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The Revolutionary Act of Being a Woman

“A woman’s place is in the revolution.”   We live in a time when being yourself is a revolutionary act.   In America, many of us today—and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you did too—chose to have children or not to have children, we chose our careers, we chose our spouse, what […]

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Finding Balance through Health by Jennifer Oechsner

The definition of health can vary person to person. For some, it means eating a healthy diet. For others, health is measured in physical fitness. For many people out there, weight is a measure of health. For me, health pertains to many aspects of ourselves and is certainly more than physical. Balance is at the […]

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Outwardly Displaying the Wisdom Within by Katherine Johnson

“Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom.” – Lao-Tzu, 6th Century Taoism   What we communicate to ourselves impacts how we connect with others. I marvel at the women I meet through my work. They are full of life-experience, compassion, self-awareness, complexity and eager to make a bigger impact in the world. When I meet […]

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19 Oregon Employers Honored for Excellence in Workplace Flexibility

Women’s Plaza is thrilled to report that Family Forward Oregon and the Center for Parental Leave Leadership have announced the Oregon winners of the 2016 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.   The award is part of When Work Works, a national project that also shares research on what makes an effective and […]

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Building Your Know, Like & Trust Factor by Britney Gardner

In the entrepreneurial world, there are a lot of silver bullets, magic pills, “must have” strategies and programs…and guides…and…the list goes on. Everyone out there claims to have the answer, the one thing. And that one thing is supposedly, your ultimate business success answer. It’s the reason you are not where you want to be. […]

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