An AWESOME Experience

Nancie Torrence is JDA’s Group Vice President for Aerospace and Defense and leads the company’s Women’s Interest Network, a group focused on mentoring, sponsoring and developing women at all levels to realize their full career potential at JDA.  In this week’s Wednesdays for Women blog, she shares her experiences from attending three annual Symposiums presented…

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Taking Flight

I am terrified of flying. It’s been that way since 9-11. It’s ironic really, considering how often I fly for work. Over the years, I’ve developed a ritual to calm my nerves and get me breathing again every time the plane bounces around in periods of turbulence.  As soon as I settle into the seat,…

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Unexpected Lessons

What have you learned today? Who did you learn it from? Sometimes lessons are right in front of us, if we would only open our eyes to them. I was recently reminded of that by Mary, the woman who, twice a month, cleans my house. I am usually at work when she arrives, but one…

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Confidence to Grow

Independent and self-assured, Mahima Sugumaran has navigated through the expectations of her culture and conservative upbringing to build a successful career in the tech space. At JDA she leads a 24×7 team responsible for cloud customer operations, ensuring that customers have 100 percent application availability, demonstrating the value JDA Cloud brings to customers, and driving…

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The Truth About Tears

The person who taught me that it might be OK to cry at work was a co-worker I will call Peg.  I admired Peg tremendously.  She was always calm in chaos and seemed unflappable, no matter what happened.  Peg was the type of person who, when I complimented an outfit, laughed and said, “Thanks, this…

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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 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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