Taking the Leap

Dawn Heep may have grown up on a small farm in rural Michigan, but she’s a city girl at heart. She loves the vibrancy of an urban setting and being right in the middle of things. After living in Los Angeles and Seattle, she recently moved to Munich to take a role as CFO of…

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A New Year’s Resolution: A Career Focus

Welcome to 2018! As we all pull ourselves out of our food, festivities, and family comas from the holidays, it is time to look to the new year with awe and opportunity.  While the typical new year’s resolution includes getting healthier, losing weight, etc., I wonder how many make a resolution focused on their professional…

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A Look Back at the Best Advice of 2017

As we turn the calendar to a new year, I’m reflecting on 2017 highlights, as well as identifying areas that may require a different approach in 2018. One of the highlights for me was the launch of JDA’s Wednesdays for Women blog on July 19. It was a bit of an experiment, really; I didn’t…

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A Day of EmpowHERing Messages

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Boston Business Women’s Empow(HER) Conference and came away with so many empowering messages that not only resonate in the workplace, but transcend that into home and family life, the notion of, or perhaps ‘fabled’ work/life balance and tangible ways to make a difference in your role, and…

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Rock Solid Support is Key to Success

JDA Senior Product Manager Shwati Mohapatra has been inspired by some strong women in her life and has a husband who has supported her throughout her career journey. That’s made risk-taking and investments in her personal growth easier – and pay dividends. We are delighted to share her career story in this week’s Wednesdays for…

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Give Yourself a High Five: Five Tips for Finding Balance in a Hectic World!

In today’s hyper-connected, increasingly competitive business world, the phrase work-life balance can feel more aspirational than attainable. I think this is especially true for women professionals. In my quest for the perfect yin-yang work-life balance—enjoying family, friends, hobbies and activities, while growing my career, exceeding my professional goals and adding value to my company—I leverage…

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Putting First Things First: YOU!

When my middle daughter, Morgan, was in first grade I was visiting her school for what I believe must have been a parent teacher conference. Her teacher, Mrs. Delsman, was explaining to me that Morgan was a huge help in the classroom. She said she especially enjoyed when she raised her hand to read to…

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Apply Yourself to Everything You Do

After spending some time with Donna Williams, it’s clear that once she puts her mind to something, she succeeds. She’s an enterprise solution architect and a U.S. veteran, having served eight years in the U.S. Navy. Donna joined the military in her 20s after deciding that she wanted to serve her country. That decision resulted…

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