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You are hardworking, successful and determined to have it all. You are a master at balancing the demands of business and work life, while still worrying about what’s for dinner.

The Texas State Business Network knows that you “want it all”; the corner office with the view, while never missing a soccer game or dance class. TX-SBN is home to today’s most successful women who are here to offer you advice, tips and strategies on how to succeed at the office, and be a hero at home.

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Apps for Working Moms

Working moms are more of superwomen than just moms. You are expected to do so many things at the same time – social, job-related and domestic tasks. This often drains you out and makes you feel guilty of not being able to manage everything you are supposed to. Development in technology is now there for your help. Here are few apps that will help you to be more organized and feel active all day through:Calorie Counter – this is a diet tracking app that helps you to log in what you are eating and calculate the calories consumed. It is...

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Patricia Diaz-Dennis


Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, AT&T.  The first Hispanic to serve on the National Labor Relations Board, she was also the first Latina national board president of Girl Scouts of the USA.  She brings her expertise to AT&T, as well as her strength battling resistance struggling with discrimination.  As a Hispanic female, she has truly risen to the top of the podium.   ...

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Elsa Murano


President, Texas A & M University- Elsa is the first female and the first Hispanic to maintain this position.  Known for her firsts, Elsa was also the first Dean at the School’s College of Agriculture.  Her goal is to help empower women through her role at the college, establishing mentor programs.  Coming from a Cuban family who fled during the Revolution, Elsa is known for taking obstacles and conquering her way through them.  ...

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Linda Valdez- Thompson


Executive Vice President of Administration and Diversity, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.  Balancing management with patience, Linda oversees the airport’s human resources, supplier diversity, internal communications, risk management and procurement management, and its diversity programs.  She is also the head of a mentor program for the airport, overseeing 40 women as they succeed in this field dealing with an influx of female customers as well.  ...

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Winell Herron


Vice President-Public Affairs and Diversity, H-E-B.  Coming from a large farm family, Winell worked her way up in this company to help others advance in their own careers.  Beginning her career in store operations, she now serves the grocery company promoting diversity and stays involved in local community charities and NAACP work.  ...

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Amy Chronis


Partner at Deloitte, LLP.  Managing the Central Texas branch of this accounting firm, Amy has overseen the Austin and San Antonio offices.  Coming from an Ohio business family, Amy was prepared for the risks going into this business in a new Texan culture.  She is a member of the board of directors for both the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation and the Austin Chamber of Commerce. ...

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Working Away on Travel Abroad


Working while away on a vacation or a ‘break’ is very annoying, but unavoidable. Most of the time we may have to respond to emails or attend an important call while on the move. Work while travelling poses a real challenge, especially when the travel is a part of your vacation. This is true in the case of the flexible work-from-option also and it often ends up as a ‘working holiday’ for many. Many a...

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Tips to get back to Work after Motherhood


The transition from a new mom to a working mother is always filled with anxieties – about the child, about the work and also about oneself. Here are a few common concerns along with resolving strategies which may help in the smooth transition while restarting a career after the break. One of the most common worries of a new mom getting back to work is that they are not able to bond with the baby. The...

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Releasing Anger the Healthy Way


It is not easy to deal with the numerous frustrations that we have in our lives, including those at home and at work. Most of us tend to bottle up the emotions for some time which keeps bubbling and spills at the most inappropriate time. Putting the emotions in its place is a challenging situation for many of us. Many end up having unacceptable habits including drinking or overeating. But there are ways to put the...

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Industries Hiring Moms


Women who are looking to restart their career or have a change in career have some respite even when the job market is not very promising in the entire country. There are a few industry sectors that are hiring talented moms. Here is a look at the sectors actively hiring women: Education – Although the economic slump has affected this profession resulting in layoffs, long-term employment outlook shows that there will be an increase in the number...

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Ideal Work from Home Opportunities


Many a times, women need the flexibility to work from home for several reasons. There are quite a few opportunities to be more flexible including being a technical advisor, company chef, grant writer, company chef, fitness coach or a teacher, all from the convenience of home office. Opportunities to be employed from home for women have increased exponentially in the past few years. Many of these offers are available at the click of a mouse. Many...

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Dress Right for the Interview


The right dressing is very important in making a good impression, next only to a well-written resume. It also adds to your confidence while facing the recruiters. Many feel that dressing does not matter much in an interview. But in the present job situation, if anybody can look right for the position they always tend to have a better chance during the interview. Fashion experts believe that one should be more conservative in choosing the dress...

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Be an Entrepreneur


Studies show that women-owned businesses do much better and grow faster than others. It is never too late to be self-employed and have a start-up of your own. Often, we wonder whether we have it in us to shoulder the responsibilities of having our own business and get others to work for us. How do you know whether youare ready to have a lot of your own in business and be successful in it? Here...

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Tips for Success in Your Career


Working for an organization, working from home or self-employed, working women always have one common question in mind – what qualities will enable me to make a career successful? Each one of us might point out to different sets of traits. Generally there are a few qualities which experts suggest adds value to the success. These include: Confidence – Needless to say, this is one quality that is sure to lead you to success in any career....

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Re-Entering Your Career After Having Kids


Women often have lots of questions in mind while restarting their career after taking a break to raise children. Having a fulfilling job is very important while re-entering a career. Redefining and re-evaluating the career strategies are significant in getting the right career at this stage. Restarting a career after being away to raise a family is always a real challenge for any woman. Several questions keep popping in their mind including whether it will be successful,...

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Increase Your Pay


Do you believe that getting more pay in you present job is possible? Yes, it is more than possible to have an increase in your salary – if you are ready to do more and be more in your present job! The basis is that you should be able to convince your seniors that you do deserve the raise. Here are a few simple strategies to get a raise in your present job: Ask for a raise...

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How To Politely Avoid a Meeting


Meetings are indeed a very important part of the office processes. But unfortunately, the meetings become so much that you start feeling them as a colossal waste of time. With back to back meetings throughout the day, they come across your way of doing things at the right time in the right way. It definitely affects productive time in the workplace. There are times when you really want to get out of the meeting but may...

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First Day at Work After Motherhood


Returning to work after the tender time spent with the little one once the maternity leave is over is a challenge. Any woman at this time is sure to have several emotional anxieties on the first day at work. The change in routine, leaving the child with the care-giver, and the expectations at the workplace is sure to make the return traumatic for any mother. Added to this is the lack of sleep during the last...

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Adapting to a Junior Boss


Whether you are restarting your career or switching it for a new one, it is possible that you may have to work under a boss who is younger. Now, this is a dicey situation for a person who is more experienced. But adapting to this situation is very important to enjoy your job and to contribute positively towards the workplace. Here are a few tips that may help you to flow with it: Leverage on your impressive...

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Working away from Desk on Travel


Working while away on a vacation or a ‘break’ is very annoying, but unavoidable. Most of the time we may have to respond to emails or attend an important call while on the move. Work while travelling poses a real challenge, especially when the travel is a part of your vacation. This is true in the case of the flexible work-from-option also and it often ends up as a ‘working...

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Releasing Anger the Healthy Way


It is not easy to deal with the numerous frustrations that we have in our lives, including those at home and at work. Most of us tend to bottle up the emotions for some time which keeps bubbling and spills at the most inappropriate time. Putting the emotions in its place is a challenging situation for many of us. Many end up having unacceptable habits including drinking or overeating. But...

read more >>
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Industries Hiring Moms


Women who are looking to restart their career or have a change in career have some respite even when the job market is not very promising in the entire country. There are few industry sectors that are hiring talented moms. Here is a look at the sectors actively hiring women:Education – although the economic slump has affected this profession resulting in layoffs, long-term employment outlook shows that there will be an...

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Apps for Working Moms


Working moms are more of superwomen than just moms. You are expected to do so many things at the same time – social, job-related and domestic tasks. This often drains you out and makes you feel guilty of not being able to manage everything you are supposed to. Development in technology is now there for your help. Here are few apps that will help you to be more organized and...

read more >>
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Ideal Work from Home Opportunities


Summary: Many a time, women need the flexibility to work from home for several reasons. There are quite a few opportunities to be more flexible including being a technical advisor, company chef, grant writer, company chef, fitness coach or a teacher, all from the convenience of home office. Opportunities to be employed from home for women have increased exponentially in the past few years. Many of these offers are available at...

read more >>
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Dress Right for the Interview


Right dressing is very important in making a good impression, next only to a well-written resume. It also adds to your confidence while facing the recruiters. Many feel that dressing does not matter much in an interview. But in the present job situation, if anybody can look right for the position they always tend to have a better chance during the interview.Fashion experts believe that one should be more conservative...

read more >>
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Be an Entrepreneur


Studies show that women-owned businesses do much better and grow faster than others. It is never late to be self-employed and have a start-up of your own. Often, we feel whether we have it in us to shoulder the responsibilities of having our own business and get others work for us. How do you know whether you ready to have a slot of your own in business and be successful...

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