‘Passions’ Category

April 27th, 2012, 6:00 am

Turn Passion into Profit

Contributed by Marcia Wieder In our careers, dreaming is serious business and the driving force for transformation. Without vision companies fail, and without our personal vision, our dreams, our lives can become mundane, redundant, even stagnant. When we are in touch with our passion we have more energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. In a business context [...]

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October 7th, 2011, 6:00 am

Perspectives: Three Women in Finance on Presenting Oneself Professionally

By Savita Iyer-Ahrestani (New York City) While finance is still a male-dominated industry, these days, women’s style needn’t be crafted to blend in. For example, stylists like Ella Goldin, founder of New York-based styling and personal shopping firm Chic Inspiration, believe that the no-frills look women in the financial world embraced for so long is [...]

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July 31st, 2009, 1:00 pm

Passions: One Female Executive’s Double Life as a Monarch Maniac

by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles)   Much like the Monarch butterflies she loves so dearly, Monika Maeckle, vice president of new media at a large media company, has a personal journey spans many different regions. Her parents are German immigrants, who, like so many others, came to this country in search of a better life. [...]

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May 22nd, 2009, 1:00 pm

Passions: Drag Racing

by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) There are those of us who like routine, enjoy the calm pace of our lives, and go to great lengths to stay out of harm’s way. Kim Murphy is not one of those people. Murphy loves her job as Vice President of Employee Benefits at InfoCision, a leading provider of [...]

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May 15th, 2009, 6:00 am

Passions: Ultimate Frisbee

by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Amanda Zompetti can wear jeans to work every day if she chooses, but comfortable clothing doesn’t ensure that an office won’t get stuffy after being sat in for eight hours a day, five days a week. The twenty-four-year old works at the successful trial law firm Quinn Emanuel and, despite [...]

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May 8th, 2009, 6:00 am

Passions: Medieval Re-enactments

By Heather Chapman (New York City) At first, medieval re-enactments were a social event rather than a hobby for tax accountant Karen Miller. But when she began dating her then-boyfriend—now husband—Karen caught the fever. “I used to go to the local medieval fair on high school dates with my boyfriend. He was doing magic at [...]

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May 1st, 2009, 6:00 am

Passions: Girl Scouts of the USA

by Elizabeth Harrin (London) Connie L. Lindsey joined the Girl Scouts almost forty years ago at her church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother couldn’t afford to buy her uniform, but her church and her troop leader ensured that she had one. She credits Girl Scouting with helping her understand that she was a young girl [...]

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March 27th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Passions: The Art of Cheese

By Heather Chapman (New York City) Mixing personal finance and cheese isn’t the usual combination, but Paula Harris, co-founder of WH Cornerstone Investments, is managing to mix the two nicely. At first spending her days in human resources before moving to the business development side of her business, Paula is still able to find time [...]

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February 20th, 2009, 6:00 am

Passions: Singing in a Rock Band

By Heather Chapman (New York City) Jennifer Flaa is a very busy woman. You might think that being the CEO of Vettana, a software quality assurance (SQA) company she founded twelve years ago, would be enough to keep her occupied. But, for this woman, it’s not. She has started a second company, teaches at the [...]

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February 13th, 2009, 6:00 am

Passions: Roller Derby

by Natalie Sabia (New York City) Rough. Competitive. Supportive. Thrilling. These are all just a few words that describe women’s roller derby. Anya, aka “Hard Anya,” is one of the toughest and most dedicated women on the Gotham Girls Roller Derby team. Hard Anya, which is her skate name, works full time in web development [...]

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