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The 2008 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas

The 2008 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas

They lead in business, higher education and the public sector. They demonstrate leadership excellence. They maintain a record of accomplishments throughout their careers and are major contributors to their fields of work. They significantly impact the profitability and direction of their organizations. And they are committed to the well-being of the community. These are the Texas Diversity Most Powerful... [Read more]

The Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas:  Realities of Rising to the Top

The Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas: Realities of Rising to the Top

By Edmund Tijerina April 2008 Don’t expect to see a blueprint for leadership success in the profiles of these powerful Texas women. For one, the path to success involved a decision to attend law school when this field was considered unusual for women. For another, the path to leadership began as a young Spanish-speaking native enrolled by mistake in regular English classes. The profiles of these... [Read more]

The Business Case for Diversity:  How Companies Keep Their Competitive Edge

The Business Case for Diversity: How Companies Keep Their Competitive Edge

By Tammy Worth September 2009 For many businesses, diversity is a smart choice. But experts in the field agree that in coming years, diversity will be required of organizations to remain competitive in the shifting marketplace. “The ability for an organization to remain competitive will be dependent upon its ability to mold to the changing workplace,” says Donna DeBerry, president of DRP International,... [Read more]

The New Work/Life Expectations: How Smart Employers Meet the Needs of Today’s Working Women

The New Work/Life Expectations: How Smart Employers Meet the Needs of Today’s Working Women

Carole Ishii missed two years of her daughters’ adolescence. She had immersed herself in a multi-year assignment for a former employer while working long hours and traveling heavily. “I can’t tell you what happened with my daughters in those two years,” she says. “After that period I said to myself, ‘Surely there is another way to make a valuable contribution and still make time for family... [Read more]

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