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24 May 2017
Sparking Professional Growth in Yourself & Others
I was inspired to read the book SPARK after hearing one of the authors, Angie Morgan, speak at the 2016 Texas Conference for Women . She was a very motivational speaker and clearly conveyed the need and benefit for more leadership development in the b...
16 May 2017
Three Acts of Courage to Transform Your Career
What was your first big, bold, act of courage? For Nithya Ruff, Senior Director, Open Source Practice at Comcast, it was going to college. “I had grown up in Bangalore, India,” she recounts. “I had lived at home in t...
27 Apr 2017
Teachers say STEM is important, I say it's FUN!
Hi my name is Aubrey, I am a 5th grader who has an interest in becoming a vet. Being a vet requires STEM. It involves science because you have to know the body of the particular animal and how it works, it involves technology because, for examp...
11 Apr 2017
We’re All On the Same Team
I am a woman in STEM. On top of that, I am a woman in the oil and gas field. I wish I had a deep insight or electrifying revelation to share, but all I have are my experiences, so those will have to do. When I think back on these experiences, ...
28 Mar 2017
You Don't Have to be a Woman to belong in Women in STEM
In industries as mature as ours, many of our companies have been around long enough to see significant changes in the market, in user requirements, and in the economy generally. When big shifts like this occur, companies assess what their respo...
14 Mar 2017
How to Apply Your STEM Skills to Re-enter the Workforce
Have you found yourself as the protagonist in a common story for parents in our generation: you ducked out of the workforce when you had a child and want to sneak back in, but how? You now have a PhD in poop but haven’t used Slack or even heard...
7 Mar 2017
A Day on the Golf Course, and Why Women should Stop Apologizing.
I recently spent a very pleasant afternoon on a local golf course with some good friends. Being a novice golfer, I missed many shots. I then apologized for missing shots and apologized for taking a longer time to complete my shots That is, until a co...
14 Feb 2017
How I Fell in Love with College Recruiting
Target’s Valentine’s Day card section is, in a word, robust. There are cards for Moms, Dads, sisters, spouses, grandparents and friends. But not one card for your job. And why would there be?!? My job has given me gray hairs. ...
31 Jan 2017
Why Find your Career fit, when you can Create it?
I am always the person at every networking event who is incredibly intrigued at the career path of other attendees. Whose career path was linear? Marketing major or MBA? Grad school or life experience? Who started out in fine art and ende...
17 Jan 2017
8 Tips for Relaunching your Career after a Sabbatical
I feel like my career adventures could be an episode of the “Back in Time” series. If you are considering a sabbatical for family, travel or any number of reasons or if you're in the process your planning your relaunch, here is one jo...
3 Jan 2017
Be in the Present Moment: a 2017 New Year’s Resolution
How often do we catch ourselves or others sneaking a peak at their iPhone, tapping out tweets under the table or, horror-of-horrors, taking a phone call in the middle of a conversation? OUR conversation – how dare you! Often I&rsquo...
20 Dec 2016
Perspective through Pie
I am a “Type A” mom of two feisty girls under five, working professional, ultimate Frisbee player, active non-profit board member of Girls on the Run Austin AND social coordinator for both colleagues and friends. Like many of you, I am ov...
7 Dec 2016
5 Ways Women can Empower Women
Last month I attended the Texas Conference for Women , and a quote by speaker, Amal Clooney, really resonated with me. She advocated that, “As women, we have a bond of shared experience -experiences that only women go through and strug...
22 Nov 2016
Confessions from two (not yet) Reformed Multitaskers
In today’s hectic, eternally connected world, everyone continues to attempt to do more with less. Until someone figures out how to add more hours to the day, or more days to the week, we often turn to the idea of multitasking to get more ...
9 Nov 2016
An afternoon with Ingrid Vanderveldt, Part 2: "Get comfortable, Being uncomfortable. "
Today, I continue to recount my inspirational visit with tech entrepreneur, investor and founder of Empower a Billion Women by 2020 , Ingrid Vanderveldt. If needed, Brush up on Part 1 . Ingrid often speaks about why it’s important to be your auth...
4 Nov 2016
An afternoon with Ingrid Vanderveldt, Part 1: "I wanted to become the next, female, Michael Dell."
If you’ve never attended an Emerson Exchange Global User’s conference, let me attempt to set the stage. Once a year, approximately 3,000 of the smartest engineers on the planet gather together for 4.5 days and nights of workshops, roadmap...
11 Oct 2016
You Don’t have to be an Engineer to Love STEM
Many people who have only known me as an adult are surprised to learn I was a member of my high school’s Future Scientists Club. Sometimes I mention that I made As in Honors Chemistry and AP Physics courses, but it’s not until I say that ...
27 Sep 2016
On Unicorns and Professionalism
Every woman who pursues a STEM degree has been in the following situation: Someone asks you, “What are you studying?” Likely, you answer their question with the technical degree you are pursuing. As a senior at Baylor University, my answe...
14 Sep 2016
Charting My Own Path in the STEM World
You could call me a math nerd since numbers came out of my mouth before words as a baby. One of my most vivid childhood memories was in first grade when a boy named Nishu Mehta beat me in a math game called Around the World. In this game, students st...
30 Aug 2016
Want to build or polish your personal brand and increase your visibility? Let us show you how.
When I ( Debi Prickette ) joined Emerson (we were called Fisher Controls at the time), one of my first managers gave me a piece of advice. He said, “As an engineer, all you have is your reputation.” What he meant was that m...
2 Aug 2016
I am a woman in STEM. But, it hasn’t always been easy.
I always loved science and technology, since I was a little girl. My grades in math, chemistry and physics have always been good, because I just loved to study these subjects; what’s not to love? These subjects disclose the anatomy of everythin...
19 Jul 2016
Balance - Lost & Found.
Balance. I never knew how much I took my natural ability to balance for granted until I lost it. Sure, when I was little and learning how to ride a bike, I thought a lot about balance because it was a new skill and it was hard. I&rs...
11 Jul 2016
How can I stand out in a constantly changing organization?
I recently received a submission via my website, Be Leaderly , and thought it a very timely topic to expound upon as it is becoming a common occurrence in many organizations. Question: "I work for a company that has had a lot of re-org...
Katherine Button Bell
29 Jun 2016
#ILoveSTEM- Bringing Science to Life
While we all know the fun and amazing innovations made possible by STEM, we also know many young people in the U.S. are avoiding it because they don’t understand the opportunities. You may have seen Emerson’s recently released survey wher...
7 Jun 2016
On Snow Forts and Physics...
I am part of a split generation. I am one of those children born somewhere between the end of Generation X and the beginning of Generation Y and the Millennials. Those of us born during this time are comfortable with technology, as we were youn...