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    • 10 Oct 2018

    Building a Meaningful Career: Insights and Advice from Women in the Automation Industry

    Last week at the Emerson Global Users Exchange in San Antonio, I had the pleasure of moderating the “Building a Meaningful Career” panel. In this blog, I’ll recap some of the experiences and strategies that these successful female l...
    • 26 Sep 2018

    How to Balance Work, Life & Caring for Elderly Parents: A Technologist’s Guide to Staying (Somewhat) Sane

    In 2017, I decided to return to graduate school, enrolling in the Enterprise Architecture graduate certificate program at Penn State. My education is primarily in business and economics, but I have worked in information technology for most of my care...
    • 13 Sep 2018

    Stress Management for the "Adulting" Millennial

    If my life were a book this part would be Chapter 31 and titled, Slappers Only . If you were a gamer in the mid-late 90’s, then you probably know what I am talking about. Some iconic video games instantly make you feel nostalgic for your youth. In my case, that game is Nintendo 64’s 007 Golden Eye. For those of you who were not super nerdy gamers when this came out; I’ll explain: A player assumes the role of secret...
    • 28 Aug 2018

    5 Tips to Build Connections and Inspire Inclusivity in the Workplace

    I recently participated in an “Ask Me Anything” panel hosted by one of Emerson’s Women in STEM groups. One relevant question that popped up during the panel was, “Men often tend to gravitate towards other men socially – how can a woman break into the ‘Boys Club’?” I was passionate about fielding this question because most of my teammates are men which means my social network (at work) is comprised primarily of men. Based...
    • 16 Aug 2018

    Pivoting, Managing & Growing your Career: A Candid Conversation with Emerson Women in Leadership

    It can be difficult for women to find female mentors and even more difficult to create an environment where women (and men) can ask candid questions, both professional and personal, to women in leadership roles. Recently, Emerson’s Women in STEM group held our first Ask-Me-Anything panel and it was a resounding success. The lively discussion featured thoughtful insights and advice from key women at Emerson. In this blog...
    • 31 Jul 2018

    An Intern's Guide to Gaining Confidence, Building your Network and Expanding your Skillset

    I’m a first-generation, Hispanic woman from South Houston majoring in computer science and specializing in cybersecurity. In my college experience thus far, I haven’t been surrounded by an abundance of information on preparing for a career after college. I’m not sure anyone thought, based on my background, that I would make it this far. I became interested in computer science due to my love of being a level 80 warrior...
    • 17 Jul 2018

    Why Female-to-Female Mentorship Matters

    In 2017, only 24% of women worked in STEM fields. What’s even more troubling than this statistic is that 50% of women leave the industry in the first 10 years*. But, what if we could change this? A recent study , by Tara C. Dennehy and Nilanjana Dasgupta, determined that “having a female mentor (vs. male mentor or no mentor) preserved women’s belonging in engineering…” There’s a strong movement to spark an interest...
    • 5 Jul 2018

    Five Things I Learned (about Myself) from Crucial Conversations Training

    I recently attended a professional development training titled Crucial Conversations , in an effort to expand my knowledge. I was hesitant at first; change is getting harder as I get older. However, after the introduction I was fully dedicated to gaining as much information as I possibly could. The course was very interactive and the overall environment allowed for easy participation and group discussion. In fact, some...
    • 19 Jun 2018

    Lost and Found: Finding your Place and Achieving Job Fulfillment

    I write this blog while drinking my coffee from a Benjamin Franklin mug. This is my favorite mug because it reminds me that Benjamin Franklin, who was an author, printer, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, activist, statesman, AND diplomat, was able to combine his two greatest strengths – his technical acumen and sense of inquiry with his communication and people skills – to carve out not only a...
    • 4 Jun 2018

    Career Development Tips for Gen Z: An Interview with Emerson Automation Solution's Chief Technology Officer, Peter Zornio

    What will fresh Generation Z graduates find when entering the automation space? A digital revolution! Due to high demand, engineers in the Automation industry are on a quest to discover optimized, “smart” and disruptive technologies that help customers improve operational efficiency, reliability and safety. Young engineers today have the opportunity to take an active role in reinventing what it means to deliver value...