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Lessons From: Do Us a Flavor

Nov 3, 2017

Have you ever tried the following chip flavors? Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese Cappuccino Wavy Mango Salsa Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger Cheesy Garlic Bread Chicken & Waffles Sriracha Some sound yummy and others…well I will let you be the judge of that. Each of these flavors are a part of Lays Chips annual flavor contest […]

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Why Mindfulness is Good for Business

Oct 30, 2017

My clients are often surprised when I talk about mindfulness, and why it is good for business. They’re used to an environment where being analytical, making quick, tough decisions is a necessity and sign of strength. But incorporating mindfulness provides a balance and perspective that will help make you, your leadership and your business decisions […]

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Can’t Afford to Pay the Rent? A Rent Reduction Avoids Business Destruction

Oct 23, 2017

Things to Understand about Rent Reduction.  Businesses go through multiple cycles of revenue.   It is just a part of business.  Business owners have the responsibility to consider every aspect of their business to reduce cost or increase sales.  Do you know if you are over paying in rent?  Is your rent to sales ratio higher […]

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Six Steps To Help You Join Your First Board

Oct 16, 2017

The first corporate board I served on was informal; we sat around the small coffee table in the living room of our modest town home. I was co founder of a technology start-up and a few of our earliest angel investors, who were veterans of past start-ups, offered to mentor us in our new venture. […]

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Stay Alive…Don’t Text and Drive!

Oct 15, 2017

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States? People often say, “I can do two things at once. I’ve memorized where the letters and numbers are on my phone, so I don’t have to look.” Or, “Sending or reading one text is pretty quick […]

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I’m Not a Naysayer! Am I?

Oct 9, 2017

If you Google the word ‘naysayer’, you find definitions such as a person who “habitually expresses negative views” and “engages in excessive complaining, negative banter and/or a genuinely poor attitude.” Most of us read these definitions and immediately become defensive, declaring that we are definitely not naysayers! Who would willingly want to be negative and […]

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Following A Dream

Aug 30, 2017

Earlier this month, the Women’s Leadership LIVE Team had the opportunity to personally visit good friend, Jo Packham at her studio. We shared the experience with a Facebook Live with 5.7K views. Jo is one of the most charismatic • genuine • caring • truly authentic women you will ever meet. We asked her to […]

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From Panic to Passion to Profits

Jul 15, 2017

I’ve been in the retail commercial real estate industry for more than 25 years and last year when I turned 50 years young I hit one of the biggest burned out stages in my career.  I’ve heard about a “midlife crisis” happening but thought it would never happen to me. I loved real estate. All […]

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Beware of Oversharing

Jun 15, 2017

There’s nothing quite like having a head full of fun and creative ideas—those dreams and goals that you want to share with the entire world. I’m completely guilty of sharing too much at times, and my children love telling everyone at family holidays that I can’t hold water. Well, that’s certainly true when something exciting […]

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Get the 411 on Finding an Angel Investor That’s Right for Your Business

Mar 23, 2017

Get the 411 on Finding an Angel Investor That’s Right for Your Business   Angel investors are true to their names, providing capital to small business startups in exchange for ownership equity or convertible debt. They can be a great, no-strings-attached asset to small-business owners, but with this kind of influence it’s important when finding […]

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How To Embrace FEAR

Feb 20, 2017

Often times, being a business owner can be lonely and even isolating. It’s easy to envision that we are the only ones facing challenges. It could be why we easily succumb to the fear, which enters our psyche.   Do these sound familiar? 1. Being an independent business owner is something I’ve always dreamed of […]

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A Passion For Success

Jan 10, 2017

January is the first month of the New Year and therefore, a time for reflection and resolutions. For many entrepreneurs, facing the upcoming months the ultimate question remains; what does success look like”? Creator / Editor-in-Chief, Jo Packham just might have the answers. The quarterly publication of Where Women Create Business (WWCB) features women who […]

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Don’t like what you see on the ballot? Look in the mirror!

Nov 8, 2016

Ever look at the ballot on Election Day and wonder why the candidates aren’t more like – you? Much has been written this year about voter dissatisfaction with the candidates on the top of the ticket. The leading presidential candidates have notoriously been dubbed the least liked in modern history, with pollsters noting their low […]

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You Be The Judge

Oct 18, 2016

Salt Lake City has a long history of innovative businesswomen. While exploring the city ahead of the Women’s Leadership LIVE event, I encountered signs that described the architectural and cultural importance of buildings along Main Street. One called The Judge Building caught my eye. It was near the federal courthouse, so I assumed it was […]

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Women Entrepreneurs are a Growing Force in Utah and U.S.

Oct 13, 2016

Anna Davies didn’t think of herself as an entrepreneur until she started Ritual Chocolate in 2010. “I thought, oh I could never be a business owner, you just see other people doing that,” she told me. “But then when you start and you do it, you realize, everyone can do it. And everyone should do […]

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Worthy Investments

Sep 22, 2016

Andrea Jung knows a bit about empowering women to be entrepreneurs. For more than a decade, she served as Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc. She was not only the longest-serving female CEO in the Fortune 500, she also helped countless women launch home-based businesses of their own. Today Jung is President and CEO […]

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Confidence by Design

Sep 18, 2016

How does someone who is painfully shy and hates to network end up running a network marketing company? “I had been a stay-at-home mom and I got even more shy than I was before,” Lori Smith said. “I didn’t even want people to talk to me because I didn’t think I had something to contribute.” […]

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Recognizing the Leaders of 9/11

Sep 11, 2016

Today we woke up to the same clear blue September sky we woke up to 15 years ago, but it seems everything else in our world has changed. Images of war and terrorism and sacrifice that have dominated our newscasts – and for too many of us, our own lives and families – seemed unimaginable […]

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Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Aug 26, 2016

Friday, August 26 is recognized as Women’s Equality Day in recognition of the date in 1920 on which Congress certified the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. The amendment had first been introduced in 1878, but considering Congress was made up of all men at that time, we aren’t surprised it took 42 […]

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Olympic lessons for the rest of us

Aug 22, 2016

As the Olympic torch dims on the Summer Games, Women’s Leadership LIVE applauds the brightest stars in Rio: the women of Team USA. The whole team – men AND women – rocked the Games, bringing home a total of 121 medals, winning the most golds (46), the most silvers (37) and the most bronzes (38) […]

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Equity

Aug 19, 2016

Remember the movie “Wall Street”? Almost 30 years after it hit the silver screen, it may be best remembered for two things: Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gekko, declaring “greed is good” and the brick-sized cell phone he carried. Back then, that phone was the highest of high technology. Today, it seems laughably archaic. Gekko couldn’t […]

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Leadership on track

Aug 18, 2016

We all cheer the superhuman feats at the Summer Olympics in Rio. Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps’ power in the pool. Usain Bolt’s record-breaking runs. Simone’s Biles jaw-dropping gymnastics. We find ourselves asking in awe, “How do they do that?” We may lament from the comfort of our couches, grasping the TV remote, “I could […]