The Softer Side: The Wise Woman’s Quiet Assertion of Power

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Career, Featured Author, Top Stories, Women and Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I used to believe that in order to be seen as a leader, a woman must be bold and aggressive, always ready to get her point across. I was of the school of thought that said to assert her power, a woman leader must put on a tough exterior to show that she’s mastered the hard skills of business and strategy.

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The Making of an Exceptional Dining Experience: Stephanie Rastetter, Chef

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Culture & Life, Food & Drink, Pryme Spotlight, Women and Business, Women and Small Business, Women Entrepreneurs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For Stephanie Rastetter, proprietor and chef of Water Street Bistro, excellence is not a word, but a creed. She can make even the most ordinary dish extraordinary. Her philosophy: she prepares food not only for the love of cooking but for more generous goals of community and sharing.

Changing Zip Codes: What I Learned From Moving 10 Times in 7 Years

By | October 7th, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Career, Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Opinion, Parenting, Women and Business, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In seven years I've had ten addresses in seven states. I'm not a fugitive, I'm an Air Force veteran married to an Active Duty Air Force officer. I've had many blank moments at gas stations when prompted to enter my zip code, the numbers blending together on the most tiring of days. Yet, over all this time, with all these moves, I've learned a lot about myself and the world. I'd like to share a few of the lessons.

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Being a Woman in a Man’s World: Leadership Lessons During My Time as an Air Force Officer

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Career, Opinion, Popular, Women and Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

tishomir / Shutterstock.com From a young age my mother always compared me to my older brother. Our grades, our abilities, even our actions were all fair game for comparison to the other. Many psychologists may cringe at this parenting tactic, but in my mother's defense I grew up strong, independent, and believing [...]

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Cocoa-Nomics: The Missing Millions In Small Island Economies

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Culture & Life, Environment, Food & Drink, Popular, Science, Science & Technology, Women and Business, Women and Culture, Women and Politics, Women Entrepreneurs|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cocoa The Cure-All: Good For Hearts, Minds, And Small-Island Economies I’ve always loved chocolate. I grew up on chocolate bars, rationed out in sensible doses by my parents so as to avoid tooth decay, obesity, and teenage acne. The best thing about Easter continues to be achingly sweet Cadbury crème eggs, although nowadays I [...]

A Woman’s Guide to Sticking to Her Freelance Guns

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Career, Women and Business, Women and Small Business, Women Entrepreneurs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I’ve Paid My Dues, Now Pay Me What I’m Worth Prospect: “I love your portfolio. What’s your rate?” Freelancer: “My retainer rate is $2000 per month.” Prospect: “How about we make it $1200 and call it even?” Freelancer: “Okay.” Huh? Does it surprise you that female freelancers often accept lower rates than their male [...]

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