Success on Your Terms

When I started my corporate career at the Quaker Oats Company, now part of the Pepsico portfolio of global brands, I didn’t really have a plan. However, I knew that I wanted to work hard enough, be good enough, and be acknowledged at all the right times to reach the highest ranks of marketers in corporate America. It didn’t occur to me that this might not happen. I had achieved academic success, earned my MBA with highest honors, had some years of work already behind me, and held leadership … [Read more...]

Honoring Your Values Is The Key To Success

:: Why are your values so important to job satisfaction? You’ve probably seen the “corporate values” posted on the wall somewhere of the headquarters of an organization, or on their website perhaps. You might actually read them and think to yourself, those are nice. It might even give you a bit of a warm-n-fuzzy feel about the work that company is doing in the world. That’s great for the customers. But what does that actually mean to the employees? How do those values actually … [Read more...]

Thank you to our 2016 Silent Auction Donors & Volunteers!

:: We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s silent auction on September 15, 2016! The participation and collaboration of our extended community helped us exceed our goals for this year’s event. The proceeds of this event help supplement membership income to pay for Women In Consulting’s operating expenses and a portion of the proceeds go to our favorite non-profit: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. It takes a village to run … [Read more...]

Finding the Time to Write a Book

:: Thinking of writing a book? There are many compelling reasons to do so. Writing a book can transform a career, opening up new possibilities and expanding your reach. Perhaps you’ve learned a thing or two in the course of your career and want to share that wisdom with others. By the time you’ve accumulated the wisdom to share in a book, you’re often busy doing whatever you’re good at. Unless you plan to pen a post-career memoir, you may not feel you have time to write a book. There’s … [Read more...]

Seeking Success? Get Social!

:: The word “social” has changed its meaning for most people these days, as social media has leapt from the great unknown to a top-of-mind 24/7 default in the connection stratosphere. No doubt, we’re using it right now to communicate. But is prioritizing social media as your communication default really an even trade off? Before we go further, let’s see what’s really at stake here. That social connection is critical to mental and physical health is neither new nor surprising. Numerous social … [Read more...]

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