Jodi Harrell | August 13, 2018 I grew up in the 1980s with a mother who fully embraced the feminine ideal. I learned that to be feminine was to walk a more or less narrow line of conformity to what it meant to identify as female. Graceful, attractive, pleasant to be around. Happy, if only superficially. This … Continue reading Challenging the Feminine Ideal
Chhavi Chauhan | September 25, 2018 Equality…what equality? No two individuals of the >7.4 billion humans are identical in appearance, aptitude, emotional IQ, physical and mental wellbeing, and their personal and professional stature. I wonder if the human mind unconsciously seeks ways of sorting the gazillion people we come across in various walks of life. And … Continue reading Is Inclusion A Conclusion?
Laura A. Lander | November 27, 2018 My career entry into scholarly publishing happened in a round-about matter. After college, and having studied and lived in Germany for two years, I returned to the States and sought the advice of friends’ parents concerning a possible career path. I did not (or even know how to) dress … Continue reading The Trajectory of a Career with Some Observations – Part 1-The Path
Laura A. Lander | December 11, 2018 Both personally and professionally, my life has been influenced by a few important people. I consider my first mentor to be a college professor of German, Rick R., whose support and enthusiasm steered me to include German as a major to my already selected major in French. He bolstered my … Continue reading The Trajectory of a Career with Some Observations – Part 2 (Mentorship)
Phill Jones | January 8, 2019 Just less than a year ago, a group of four scholarly publishing industry colleagues were chatting over drinks in a tiny pub in London after an industry event. We came to the conclusion that something had to be done. The colleagues were Laura Cox of Ringgold, Nancy Roberts of Umbrella, Alice … Continue reading I got involved because everybody should feel safe
Sharon Mattern Büttiker | February 12, 2019 People often make deliberate decisions to influence their career path. For me it was a little different. I’ve always made Life choices, not career ones. Invariably, these decisions impacted all aspects of my existence, career included. The two biggest choices that influenced my career were the decision to … Continue reading Determining your Career Path: The Lucille Ball – Jerry McGuire Approach