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Brain Breaks or Does fun benefit your business?

2019-08-15T19:19:21+00:00August 15th, 2019|12PointFive News, Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

I was at a loss for how to bring together the thoughts running around in my head in these few hours before I take a very needed vacation for a few days with my family.   A few days ago I showed up at the airport to fly to a conference very early in the morning. [...]

Support Entrepreneurs, Make Positive Change in the World

2019-05-14T12:52:03+00:00May 13th, 2019|12PointFive News, Just a thought|

Photo credit Ian Schneider via Unsplash. I've had a couple of opportunities over the last several weeks to explain what I've been working on over the past few years as an entrepreneur and how that connects to my broader mission and vision. I was delighted to have these conversations and they reminded me about keeping [...]

Get Married and Have a Baby…in Business: Things to keep in mind for a successful business partnership

2019-04-15T17:26:43+00:00April 15th, 2019|12PointFive News, Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

Over the past few months I've had the privilege to work in partnership with two fabulous women to launch a new product in the supplier diversity space. In the course of a few months we developed and launched a brand new product that is the brainchild of three business owners. While I'd love to fill [...]

Celebrating Women’s history (and present and future…)

2019-03-18T23:24:56+00:00March 18th, 2019|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion, Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

I kicked off a very busy Women's History Month preparing for a talk I'm giving today to help women elevate their professional presence.  As I pulled together the information, I had the good fortune of a calendar packed full of events celebrating women business owners. I surrounded myself with dynamic leaders and listened to their [...]

Women-Owned Wrap Up: 2018

2018-12-12T22:02:47+00:00December 12th, 2018|12PointFive News, Certification, Diversity and Inclusion|

As we close out the year, I've been busy with clients ramping up for 2019. In reflecting on what I've been able to accomplish this year, I'm proud of a few goals I've achieved and am setting some new goals for 2019 myself. One of my WBE clients has closed business with a new corporate [...]

Mentorship Roadshow #2 – Sales, Sales, Sales

2018-10-25T21:24:09+00:00October 17th, 2018|12PointFive News, Tips and Advice|

October is National Women's Small Business Month (#NWSBM) and I am thrilled to make an announcement about a another resource we will be launching for women business owners. Last year I had the privilege of working with Monica Kang of InnovatorsBox® and Julia Westfall of Hera Hub  on the Mentorship Roadshow supported by a grant [...]

Introducing: A Blueprint for Diversity and Inclusion

2018-10-25T21:24:11+00:00September 11th, 2018|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion|

The vision of 12PointFive is to help companies transform their workplaces and achieve diversity and inclusion goals for greater business outcomes. Diversity is correlated with a happier workforce and higher profits. There is a clear business case for diversity as a business imperative, not just a social one.  And yet, many companies are not driving [...]

Get a Grant to Go Global and other things I learned at the WBENC Conference

2018-10-25T21:24:12+00:00July 12th, 2018|12PointFive News, Tips and Advice|

Last month, I attended the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair in Detroit, Michigan with 4500 other business owners, student entrepreneurs, representatives from multinational corporations, diverse business organizations, and supporters of women in business. I attended with and on behalf of my clients who networked, shared knowledge, built and strengthened relationships with potential corporate clients. [...]

When I say networking, you say…

2018-10-25T21:24:17+00:00June 13th, 2018|12PointFive News, Tips and Advice|

Last week, I led a networking roundtable at the WILD Network Forum to Advance Women's Leadership in International Development for emerging and seasoned female leaders. When asked about what comes to mind when they hear the word "networking" responses ranged from enthusiasm to dread. In my roundtable, I covered some tips for moving the needle [...]

Maximize Certification: Don’t Leave Money on the Table

2018-10-25T21:24:17+00:00April 24th, 2018|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

This post is part 2 of 2 posts on the Beacon report.  I recently wrote about attending the release of Beacon DC's Building Inclusive Ecosystems with Intentionality report.  I was happy but not surprised to see that certification was highlighted as a major resource for women business owners which is underutilized by area businesses. In [...]