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Embrace your AND

Our associate resource group, Women’s EDGE, is passionate about providing resources, support and a community for its female colleagues looking to grow personally and professionally. One of the many ways they do this is by organizing 84.51° Women’s Month programming. This year’s theme is focused on the many diverse roles women play through the lens of AND.

We are women AND parents AND partners AND colleagues AND leaders AND friends AND entrepreneurs AND intrapreneurs AND pet moms. We are complex. We can be contradictory. We can be sensitive AND strong AND empathetic AND assertive AND take time for us AND give time for others. It’s this AND everything else.

Embrace AND; find focus

To kick off Women’s Month, career coach and consultant Jess Wass explored what it means to embrace our whole selves and the consequences of limiting how we show up at work. She shared her expert advice to approaching our lives with intention and finding focus through a guided exercise.

  • Shift from “I have to…” to “I’m choosing to…”
  • Measure yourself against yourself: where you started versus where you are now
  • A “win” represents progress or a sign you are moving in the right direction

Learn more about Jess

Jess Wass
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The Female Lead

We welcomed Dunnhumby founder Edwina Dunn to share her journey from starting Dunnhumby to creating The Female Lead. Her nonprofit organization shares stories of women who have found different ways to fulfilment and achievement to empower women through books, videos and a strong digital presence.

  • Own who you are and what you believe you can do
  • We rise by lifting others
  • You can’t be what you can’t see

Learn more about Edwina and The Female Lead

Power to Pursue

Stevi Gable Carr of WISe Wellness Guild introduced us to the concept of “intrapreneurship” and how we align our personal passions and skills with our professional career and company needs to promote intentional, authentic and altruistic change in our organization. She also shared the importance of:

  • Creating and protecting the time and space to do the things that bring you joy
  • Moving quickly – failure is your friend; look back briefly and then move forward
  • Making choices to live life on purpose – you can't do it all, so stop trying

Learn more about WISe Wellness Guild

Stevi Carr