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Thrown Under the Bus – Part 2: The Real Color of Money

Opening lyrics to For the Love of Money by the O’Jays: Money, money, money, money, m-o-n-e-y [x6] Some people got to have it, yeah, some people really need it Listen to me y’all, do things, do things, do things, bad things with it Well, you wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with … Continue reading

Fake News: Differentiating Between Fact, Opinion, and Commentary

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”  Congressman Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) America is not lacking in news sources! Digital news sources such as social media, messaging apps, texts and email along with traditional media, i.e. television, radio, and print provide a constant stream of information from organizations and persons … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus (Part 1): 3 Common Career Blocking Techniques

Recently I’ve had a few conversations with a childhood friend who I will refer to as Amanda for this post. Amanda shared some troubling events that she has been experiencing in the work place. Not only does she have little support from her manager, she feels this person has twice thrown her under the bus, and would … Continue reading

Sage Wisdom and Advice from Selected 2017 Commencement Speakers

As the calendar advances into the month of June, most graduates of the Class of 2017 have already received their diplomas, certificates, or other credentials. This annual rite of passage for graduates includes marching to Pomp and Circumstances and listening to advice from just about anyone who has some to give. While their advice is free, everyone does … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness: Some BWHS Stats and New Blood Test Clinical Trial

After five years and 300+ posts to A Bridge for Business & STEM, a blog started in 2012, I’m more than pleased that my writing has found an audience. However, whenever I am contacted by another journalist, writer, or blogger regarding one of my posts, that puts a wider smile on my face. This happened recently … Continue reading

Unconscious Bias: Guest Post – Grabbing the Controls

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thierderman, PhD Have you ever believed something was a certain way, acted as if you were right, and, voila!, your belief came true? If that initial belief is a positive one, these self-fulfilling prophecies can be great, but, what if, on the other hand, it is negative or misguided? Take for … Continue reading

Leaders: Common Sense MIA During United Airline Passenger Incident

By now, most of you have seen the video of a Chicago Aviation Officer dragging a passenger off of a United Airlines plane. The eviction of David Dao, a 69-year-old American doctor, from United Airlines Flight 3411 on Sunday, April 9, 2017, has prompted a massive outpouring of indignation and criticism on social media here … Continue reading

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

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