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11 Apr 2018
Understand, Respect and Invest: Lessons from my week as a Future Energy Leader
For the past 37 years executives, government officials and thought leaders from the energy, policy, technology and financial sectors have gathered in Houston, TX for CERAWeek . This year, I was fortunate to participate in the CERAWeek Future Ener...
27 Mar 2018
My Journey to Develop my own Personal Culture
I still remember vividly a talk my father gave me when I was around 12 years old. We were in the old barn tool shed on the farm where I grew up in Tennessee. My friends and I got caught “toilet paper rolling” some homes and trees th...
14 Mar 2018
The Importance of Understanding not just How, but WHY.
I went to engineering school because I was curious about how things worked. As a child, I would take things apart such as toasters, lamps and faucets and then attempt to put them back together. Sometimes I would take multiple lamps apart and create a...
28 Feb 2018
From Platform to Boardroom: Why Taking a Risk Matters
What would it take to take a chance on yourself? What would it take to say yes even though the resulting prospects might scare you? In other words, what would it take for you to take more risks? Plenty of studies suggest that women are less likely t...
13 Feb 2018
Do you suffer from Glossophobia?
Public speaking is considered to be the greatest fear a person can have – even greater than the fear of death. There is even a fancier name for this fear and that is, “glossophobia." Glossophobia is very common, in fact, as many as 7...
30 Jan 2018
Stargazing toward a future in STEM
Did you know that in 2017, Lego’s "Women of NASA ," which featured female astronauts and astronomers alike, was the brand's best-selling toy? The fact that it was, tells two truths about the world today: 1) kids love space; 2) the...
17 Jan 2018
Social Capital and the Power of Brokerage
Go to school, work hard, continue skill development, make sure you balance work/life, eat right, exercise, and make sure you make room for spiritual enlightenment. Do these things and you will achieve all your goals…right? If you do these thin...
2 Jan 2018
Revisiting My Resolutions: How I Learned to Say "No" More Often in 2017
I have a confession to make – I like to say “yes.” And, not just a small yes but a big YES. I like to say "yes" to everything and everyone. In 2017, I’ve learned to add a new word to my vocabulary, and that magic wor...
20 Dec 2017
Living the 50/50 Life: A Husband's Perspective
My wife, Nina, arrived home one day after a happy hour with a group of work friends she refers to as the “boss babes” and said the following, “Hey, I have an action item for you.” If you have ever heard this phrase from your w...
30 Nov 2017
A Tale of Fearlessness and Fidget Spinners
Several years ago when I was working at Shell, I was in our London office. The CEO at the time, was riding up in an elevator full of employees. I had no idea Jeroen van der Veer was our chairman and CEO. I just knew that he was about to trip on somet...
20 Nov 2017
3 STEAM Projects to Inspire the Thrill of Discovery this Holiday Season
I believe children to be natural scientists; they are inquisitive, energetic, and are naturally drawn to experimentation and observation. However, on average, less than 10% of instructional time is spent on teaching science in the early grades. This ...
9 Nov 2017
Working Moms: What You Can Learn By Listening to Your Children
A few weeks ago I attended another awesome Society of Women Engineers Annual Convention in Austin, Texas. Emerson has been a corporate partner since 2013. It was the largest conference to-date filled with keynote speakers, collegiate competitions, pl...
24 Oct 2017
Mastering the 3 E’s: Excellence, Endurance and Empowerment
I’m often asked for my professional advice based on what I’ve learned in my long career as an engineer in the oil & gas industry. In this blog post, I’ll give an overview of the insights I presented October 3rd at Emerson&rsqu...
13 Oct 2017
Six Rules for Young Professionals to Live By...
This month, Pamela Jackson, vice president of technology at Emerson – and one of 2016’s most influential business women, as named by the St. Louis Business Journal – is about to enter into a well-deserved retirement, having led a di...
Emilee (Bannister) Cook
26 Sep 2017
Combining Art with STEM : How Design Can Make Good Solutions, Great!
My husband, Todd Cook , and I are quite passionate about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math). We might be slightly biased due to our own backgrounds in engineering, programming, and the arts (both visual and performing.) ...
14 Sep 2017
8 Ways to Be Your Extreme Self at Work and in Life
It's easy to slip into the doldrums of an everyday schedule - clock in at 9:00 am and then as soon as the whistle blows at 5:00 pm, you've absolutely "yabba dabba dooed" yourself right out the door. Perhaps you spend your office br...
30 Aug 2017
Why You Should Grow Your Bravery Mindset
15 Aug 2017
My Journey to "Mad Scientist" and How to Nurture the Next Generation of Women in STEM
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember answering this question, “A mad scientist!” I was influenced by fictional characters such as Janie in the book Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh and real-life role models...
1 Aug 2017
Full STEAM Ahead: A Treehouse Tale
For 52 years, I have been talking to kids about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (also referred to as STEAM) !--[if !supportAnnotations]--> I also talk to parents about how they can get their kids engaged in the world of...
Katherine Button Bell
19 Jul 2017
Why & How to Introduce STEM Concepts Early: a Blog for Mindful Parents & Businesses
“STEM” may seem like a marketing buzz-phrase, but the acronym has earned its status. After all, careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are growing much faster than those in non-STEM roles ( 24 percent ver...
6 Jul 2017
Why STEM Companies Need to Work Harder than Ever to Close the Gender Gap
Welcome to my first blog for Women in STEM. I see this group as a resource for information about STEM and a forum for dialogue on topics of interest for women in the workplace. I appreciate your interest and it's my intent to provide periodic upd...
26 Jun 2017
Unintentional Bias: We must all be Intentional about Stopping it
Unintentional or 'unconscious bias' in the workplace is getting more attention, but acknowledgement is only the beginning. Control Engineering's editor Mark Hoske recently penned a piece recapping National Instrument's Women's Lea...
1 Jun 2017
60+ Strategy & Leadership Books written by Women
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/60-strategy-leadership-books-written-women-rachel-happe Share your favorites in the comments...
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...