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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Know How to Say No

JDA Talent Development Director Laura Browne has built a successful career in corporate training and talent development, delivering programs and coaching professionals in the technology, transportation, manufacturing and non-profit sectors. She understands the value of saying “yes” as a way of advancing your career, but also appreciates that sometimes “no” is the better answer. In…

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Designing Customer and Career Success

Chrystel Black is the User Experience (UX) Director at JDA Labs in Montreal, where she leads a team of 15 professionals, spread out over three countries: India, Canada and the U.S. Between balancing her job at JDA Labs and organizing her son’s boy choir school’s next tour to Europe, she still finds time to put…

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