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Every Wonder Woman Needs Fuel During Times of Uncertainty

Entrepreneur

Read real life examples of two wonder women who are just like you and discover how to find the right foundation for you.

3 Ways to Change the World With Your Wonder Woman Mindset

Entrepreneur

Discover how changing your mindset can change the world in the latest installment of Patti Fletcher’s Wonder Woman article series.

HR From One to Many: Shifting The Focus to Teams

Changing the game with HR

RADIO. “Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as team is another story”. What will it take for HR to invest in collaboration tools and workplace design that shift culture, policy and practice to support teams?

Achieving Gender Equity In The Mobile Industry

Digitalist Magazine

Rather than repeating inefficient and ineffective programs aimed at achieving equality for women, a shift in focus—one that requires equity for every member of the workforce—is required. Only then can we all get on the right track.

8 Must-dos to mindfully hustle your way to your next big thing

Inc.

Don’t lose your mind or waste your time on mindless busy work - make the right moves to land your dream job.

7 Predictions for How the Way We Work Will Transform in 2016

Inc.

In the cultural transformation business, there has been a lot of talk about the future of work. Gone are the days when the haves and have-nots have exclusive rights to success. The definitions of success, and how we achieve it, are changing. There is no one size fits all. Millennials, the first digital natives to enter the workforce, compel the generations before them to question status quos associated with goal achievement, organization structures and processes, and the pace of change. According to Deidre Paknad, founder and CEO of goal management application start-up Workboard, 2016 will accelerate changes through seven themes that influence a new normal in how we lead, work and innovate.

3 Things to Remember When Choosing Your CFO

Inc.

Fifty million new firms are started every year across the globe. By the five-year mark, half will no longer exist. It may come as no surprise that an abundant supply of capital is the major factor in longevity. Ample capital over time requires a sophisticated financial fluency to optimize cash flow, monitor and communicate financial performance, and manage risk. The financial fluency needed for the durability of your start-up comes from the right Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The 5 W’s Every Start-Up Should Follow to Transform Their Company Brand

Inc.

The short-term and long-term success of your business is 5% awesome offerings and 95% solid go-to-market (GTM) strategy and execution. An important component of a solid GTM plan lay in the branding. A successful branding strategy will open doors for pipeline and customer loyalty.

Female Tech and Entrepreneur Experts Wanted: How to Get Yourself on Stage and in the Press

Inc.

Not one for women’s only events, Bobbie Carlton, founder of Carlton PR and Marketing, Mass Innovation Nights, and Innovation Women, is a fixture in the Boston start-up scene. One technology event after another, she kept encountering what she calls DAMP: dreaded all male panel. “I heard all the tales of woe from conference organizers, making excuses such as ‘I had women but they cancelled,’” says Carlton. And when there were women on stage, it was always the same few. Sick and tired of the excuses, she set out to solve the problem. She started Innovation Women, an online speakers bureau for event managers to find technical and entrepreneurial women for their events.

The mentor: “I thought I would change her life. In fact, she changed mine”

The Guardian

Many women dream of leaving their corporate job to live a more meaningful life. Fear of saying goodbye to an enviable salary and disappointing family and friends stops most in their tracks. After years of building a promising career, the prospect of throwing it all away to chase a “change-the-world” passion can seem hugely intimidating.

5 Tips You Need to be the Entrepreneur of Your Next Career Move

Inc.

Gone are the days when career paths are one-size-fits-all. As with many enterprising women, Julie Lenzer Kirk is no stranger to taking the path less travelled. Like many mid-career women, Lenzer Kirk started to feel restless. “I knew at a high level that I was getting ready to step it up a notch. I was getting bored and looking for a challenge,” says Lenzer Kirk.

When you look in the mirror, is an entrepreneur looking back at you?

LinkedIn

Most first-time entrepreneurs have crow’s feet and work experience. Turns out you don’t have to be a twenty-something Harvard drop-out to start the next game changing business. It’s true.

What Silicon Valley can learn from a hipster haven in Colorado

The Guardian

Last summer three female entrepreneurs received investment in their high-growth start-ups. They were all based in Boulder. Dr Patricia Fletcher explains why so many women are flourishing in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

The Art of Awesome

Inc.

Let your passion transform how you work.

Entrepreneurs are expected to be white and male. We need to change this.

The Guardian

Women who want to grow their businesses quickly are facing an uphill battle. They’re just not what investors expect. Dr Patti Fletcher explains how to beat expectations.

How To Strengthen Your Professional and Personal Network

Inc.

If you, like me, have based your network connections on industry, corporation and executive level, you have been missing a golden opportunity.

Why Failure is the New Black, and How To Wear it

Inc.

Just because failure has become fashionable doesn’t mean it’s easy to deal with. These 4 tips will get you going again.

The Endurance Athlete’s Plan for Entrepreneurial Success

Inc.

If entrepreneurship is a marathon, you need to train for it like an endurance athlete. Here’s how.

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Patti was the secret ingredient of the successful impact and cultural change within SAP Marketing. The new transformation mindset she created still lives in the DNA years later. Our change strategy and performance goals continue to evolve SAP Marketing into a modern marketing operating model.

Jennifer Guano

Jennifer Guano Sr Director SAP