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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: Finders Keepers

Guest Post Author: Eric Herrenkohl When you find good people, do you keep them in your life? Recently I had the chance to interview a logistics leader for a major multinational firm in Canada. In the course of the interview, this guy told a story about taking a new role and reaching out to recruit … Continue reading

Leaders: Feelings Don’t Care About The Facts or The Law

At the heart of many conflicts in business, STEM, and just about everywhere else is a collision of emotions and facts. Emotions and facts are clearly two distinct topics, however, they can become almost inseparable without self-control and common sense. Simply put, feelings don’t care about the facts or the law! My challenge in developing … Continue reading

Leaders: We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For

With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, we have just over a month remaining in Calendar Year 2016. For many of us, the next 30+ days will be jam packed with holiday parties and other events, shopping, Christmas, Hanukah and other religious celebrations, and hopefully, some R&R if you can fit that in. I’m not one … Continue reading

Her-Story: Retha Hill

In case you missed this, Arizona State University’s (ASU) Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication recently won a prestigious innovation award from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) for student-designed virtual reality (VR) apps that explore the US-Mexico border. [Ref 1] The Cronkite School’s New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab is the … Continue reading

Her-Story: A Mid-Summer Reading List of She-Roes and Courageous Women

Since creating the Her-Story category on this blog two years ago, posts filed under this heading have received a number of likes and comments and a few rave reviews. The idea for this category came during Women’s History Month 2014. After publishing a combined post for both African-American and Women History Months, it occurred to … Continue reading

Their Story: Leroy Bradford Brown, MD and Ola Watkins Brown, RN

About six weeks ago, my family members and I were thrown two curve balls – each traveling at 100 miles per hour. My paternal uncle, Leroy Brown, and his wife, Ola Brown, were involved in a very serious car crash while returning from a two week road-trip that included attending a grandson’s graduation and visiting … Continue reading

Sage Wisdom From Selected Commencement 2016 Speakers

[Photos are from Howard University’s 148th Commencement Convocation, May 7, 2016.] The month of May is usually jammed packed with activities, celebrations, and events that include May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend, etc. Add to the above the countless number of  high school and college commencement exercises that are staged during … Continue reading

Her-Story: Patricia L. Brown

“You can’t be everything to everybody, but the fact that some women didn’t need us didn’t mean that there weren’t an awful lot more women who did.” – Pat Brown During a stay in Chicago for a board of directors (bod) meeting about 15 years ago, I had the opportunity to meet one of the … Continue reading

A Lingering Question From China: Does Racism Still Exist In The United States?

Recently, while watching The Terracotta Warriors on our local PBS station, I was reminded of my visit to China 10 years ago. As the leader of the Women in Engineering Tour of China, an event sponsored by People to People International (PTPI), I have many fond memories of this country and its people. Of all … Continue reading