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Sep 15, 2021

Most of us are stuck in cubicles (at least when we're physically in the office these days). Workplace expert Mary Abbajay delves into the rules of engagement for surviving cubicle culture. 

Mary is the co-host of the podcast, Cubicle Confidential, which you can find here. I found this podcast and really appreciated the...

Sep 11, 2021

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, the President issued an executive order mandating vaccines for feds...and more. You can read it for yourself here.

But what can federal employees expect in terms of implementation? What does it actually mean? Who does it impact? Deborah Hopkins and Katie Atkinson of the Federal...

Sep 7, 2021

If you're like me, watching events unfold in Afghanistan left you angry, sad, confused, and asking yourself big questions about what contributions you've made over the last 20 years mean now. And the anniversary of 9/11 is coming up and everyone's planning their hot takes. AND COVID is still around and if you're kids...

Sep 2, 2021

Listen to my (unedited because I wanted to get this out FAST) discussion with four amazing women in national security and foreign policy who are working hard to support the next generation of BIPOC leaders. They're hosting an amazing event on Sept 8th at 6pm. Register here:

They're supported...