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Top 10 Women in Tech Orgs

September 25, 2013

Hey folks, over the past twenty-seven years I've been quietly supporting women's groups, just proceeding on what feels like the right thing to do. Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able. I've compiled a… Read more »


Military Spouse Unemployment Backgrounder: Defining the Problem

August 22, 2013

Hey, I was talking with Blue Star Families (BSF) last month, and one of our big topics of conversation was the crises of military spouse unemployment. This is a really big deal, and something that Blue Star Families' identified through their annual survey. Like lots of American families, lots of military families need two earners… Read more »


VA gives vets up to a year of retroactive benefits for using FDCs to help reduce the backlog

August 12, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reducing the backlog in disability claims with approaches including Fully Developed Claims, FDCs. FDC processing is expedited, and can reduce the time and effort it takes for VA workers to get 'em done… which means they can focus on more difficult cases.The deal with an FDC is that a… Read more »


Why Men Must "Lean In" to Support Women's Leadership

August 6, 2013

Guys, let's help get more women into public office. Okay, this is about fairness, and getting better government everywhere. I feel that we should treat everyone like we want to be treated, and that means everyone gets a break. That also means that all humans should have a chance to lead, in business and in… Read more »


Interview: Full Circle Home

August 2, 2013

Hey there, as promised, I'm following up with the final interview I conducted with Vickie Durfee, Executive Director and Lisa Miller, Partner of Full Circle Home. Full Circle Home won a Bonus Challenge during the CrowdRise Veterans Charity Challenge that raised over $448,000. Full Circle Home's doing some really good work. Through donations and corporate… Read more »


Interview: Swords to Plowshares

July 30, 2013

Hey there, as many of you know, I gave $50k to the CrowdRise Veterans Charity Challenge earlier this month. The total money raised for Veterans and Milfams exceeded $448,000.   In my #VetsChallenge wrap up post, I asked you to stay tuned for the interviews I'd be conducting with two great orgs, both winners of… Read more »