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Go – Green or Go Home: 5 Eco-Tips on Being more Green at Work

By |2019-04-08T12:01:18-06:00April 16th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Earth, Environment, Global, Lifestyle, Travel|

Moss by Pexels April 22nd marks International Earth Day, the official celebration of the modern environmental movement which started in the 1970s. Global Warming is a critical issue today and as inhabitants of this planet, it is our duty to take care of it. Make green action a priority both personally and [...]

Passover: How to Be The Best Guest at a Seder

By |2019-04-09T16:06:09-06:00April 10th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Hosting duties, Interfaith, International Observances, Lifestyle, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness|

Passover Candles by Pixabay It is that time of year again, the temperature starts rising, flowers start blooming and that only means two things, Spring and Passover are right around the corner. If you’re like most people attending their first Seder, you may have some culture questions about the customs and what [...]

National Humor Month 2019

By |2019-04-08T10:12:12-06:00April 4th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Workplace Etiquette|

  Contagious Laughter by Richard Foster on Flickr Cracking a joke can prove tricky to execute overall, especially within a professional environment. Navigating the concept of comedy at work, can be a challenge. Comedy within a work space of varying cultures, is an even greater challenge. In honor of April as National [...]

The Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion

By |2019-04-04T12:52:18-06:00April 2nd, 2019|diversity, Inclusion, Intercultural, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Diversity|

Travelers by Pexels Our team was stumped - we just couldn’t find a unique approach that wasn’t cliché or corny for a new proposal. I looked around the room and realized our team was homogenous in gender, race, and age. Luckily, we were in the midst of the hiring process and one of our [...]

8 Ways to Celebrate International World Happiness Day

By |2019-03-21T13:19:25-06:00March 20th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, International Holidays, Travel|

Access to Asia Signing by Sharon Schweitzer Happiness is a fabulous state of mind - many of us can remember the days and times that have brought us the happiest memories. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be happy for the majority of your life? Believe it or not, happiness can be influenced [...]

10 Tips for Home Organization for Spring Equinox

By |2019-03-05T10:44:35-06:00March 19th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural|

Spring Greetings by Pexels As the first crocuses and daffodils begin to peek out of the ground and the days grow warmer, it’s important to prepare for the coming summer months ahead. March 20-21st marks spring equinox in the northern hemisphere. On this day, the sun shines directly onto the equator, and the length [...]

10 Tips for Successfully Handling the Cultural Implications of Smartphones

By |2019-03-19T12:15:10-06:00March 18th, 2019|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette|

Forced Perspective by Pexels A recent study by the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology found that smartphone use undermines the benefits and enjoyment of real world, face-to-face interactions. In an age of all things digital, how do we balance the utility of technology with real life engagement? We dove into the research [...]

Tips on How to Crush any SXSW Mentoring Session

By |2019-02-26T14:51:53-06:00March 7th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, SXSW, Women in Business|

Sharon Schweitzer and Kristen Eggars SXSW 2018 “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”                                                                                            ~Isaac Newton Mentorship involves acting as a trusted advisor to provide insight, wisdom and advice to help others succeed personally and professionally. A mentor may be a colleague, coach, [...]

5 Things to Know About Women on Corporate Boards

By |2019-03-06T11:48:32-06:00March 6th, 2019|Business and the Environment, Career Tips, Goals, Women in Business|

2020 Meeting Are you ready to discover if board service is right for you? Are you ready to commit to taking steps to make that a reality? In January 2019, twelve women started Austin's first Board Readiness Mastermind: A 12-month program for taking concrete steps toward board service. This Mastermind is organized [...]

International Women’s Day 2019

By |2019-02-26T14:11:46-06:00March 5th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Intercultural, International History, International Observances, US Observances|

Empowered by Pexels   March is a month that is jam-packed with appreciation for women, both nationally and internationally. Friday March 8, 2019 is the internationally recognized holiday known as Women’s Day. Despite what some may think, this holiday is no fad; in fact, Women’s Day is a globally recognized holiday that [...]

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