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Vi Brown

Vi is principal and CEO of Prophecy Consulting Group, LLC, an Arizona firm that provides business and engineering services to private and public clients. Prior to establishing her consulting practice in 2001, Vi worked with Motorola, Maricopa County Government, Pacific Gas & Electric, CH2M Hill, and Procter & Gamble. As an adjunct faculty member, Vi teaches undergraduate calculus classes and graduate level environmental courses. She is also a professional speaker.
Vi Brown has written 306 posts for BridgeBizSTEM

Her-Story: Jean Williams

This Women’s History Month has been rich with content featuring known and unknown females who have made great contributions to their communities, the United States, and the world. Perhaps my taking notice of this special content is tied to several events that have already occurred this year that include the Women’s March and release of … Continue reading

Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices Perform a Strange Dance for Spring 2017

Spring begins on Monday, March 20, 2017. Expect to be greeted by warmer weather across most of the U.S. Also expect to be greeted by a strange dance between crude oil and gasoline prices, because things are a bit wacky in this commodity market. Today’s average price for regular gasoline across the U.S. is $2.297 … Continue reading

A Question, A Problem, and a Recipe for Pi Day 2017

Pi Day is Tuesday, March 14, 2017 or 03.14.2017. Whether you are a serious math geek, a dabbler in numbers, or just a wanna-be, you’ll love Pi Day. Here in the U.S., we’ve been observing Pi Day for almost 30 years. The first Pi Day event occurred in 1988 and was hosted at the Exploratorium … Continue reading

Unconscious Bias: #NotTheNanny

What does a nanny look like? In the last two days, social media has been buzzing with a video of an interview between Professor Robert Kelly and a reporter from the BBC. It appears that Kelly is Skyping from his home office. He is providing comments on the scandal involving South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye and … Continue reading

The Brawny Man Makes Room For Women: #StrengthHasNoGender

We are starting the second week of Women’s History Month. International Women’s Day (IWD) will be observed around the world on tomorrow,  Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Participation in IWD has been growing annually with thousands of events – global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concert performances, speaking events, online digital gatherings, … Continue reading

A Message From Small Business Owners: Before You Offer To Help Us, Ask Yourself These Five Questions

A recent post by Ruth Carter of Carter Law Firm, Time is Scarcest Commodity of Entrepreneurship, resonated with me so much that I was compelled to read it again. Here’s the introduction: Being an entrepreneur is one the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve done in my life. I have almost total autonomy over the … Continue reading

#OscarMishaps and Making Things Right

If it is not obvious to you by now, some folks will be talking about the finale of the 2017 Academy Awards Program for a very long time. I watched the Oscars last night and stayed engaged 3+ hours up to the last award given for Best Picture. I watched as the director of La … Continue reading

Where Are Gas Prices After 30-days With A New POTUS?

We just passed the 30-day mark with our new president of the United States (POTUS), Donald J. Trump. Those in the media as well as others are asking how is our new president doing? Here’s a question that was posed to me: Has there been a shift in gas prices under the new Trump administration? … Continue reading

Remembering Doris “Dorie” Miller, World War II Hero

Across these United States, “Doris D. Miller” is name that is found on streets, schools, parks, and other public places. In the City of Waco, Texas, one will find the Doris D. Miller Park and the Doris Miller Family YMCA. The heroic and valiant service of Doris “Dorie” Miller may be known to some but … Continue reading

Guest Post: Unconscious Biases – They Tend to Give Themselves Away

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. Sometimes I get impatient with the phrase “unconscious bias.” The word “unconscious” leaves the impression that these biases – these inflexible beliefs about particular categories of people – are completely beyond our reach. In turn, because they are (supposedly) beyond our reach, the implication is that there’s nothing we … Continue reading