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Eleanor Member of the Month – April 2017

Marguerite Toliver

Marguerite is a Retired Corporate Executive for a Fortune 500 company.   Marguerite is fully committed to being a member of various organizations that promote women and community involvement, as well as national and local volunteer opportunities.  Marguerite lends her talents and support to women and offers guidance to women, especially those navigating the corporate maze.  Marguerite is the proud recipient of the Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement award for community service by the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women.

Guiding words:  When I was 15, very self-absorbed, my Mother said “You should think about helping others and not just about yourself.”  I keep those words at the forefront of my commitment to give back.


Why female role models matter!

By Tina Pettigrew and Johanna Pulgarin

The conversation about feminism is currently experiencing a resurgence in mainstream media, pop culture and politics. What better time than now to acknowledge the women that laid down the path for our current conversations and look forward to the feminist issues that matter to us now and in the future?

Telling a story has the power to incite unique thought, inspire action and start meaningful conversations. And recognizing the role that women have played in the world allows us to add our own force to the momentum they created, and the framework they laid out. So in the name of Women’s History Month, here are just a few of the ground breaking women who started it all.

Click here to read the full article in Forbes.


Inspiring women entrepreneurs

12 Female Entrepreneurs Who Inspire Us to Keep Going

Think there aren’t enough women entrepreneurs doing incredible work in the world? You are right. We need far more — however, while we can easily focus on the negative statistics, I think it’s crucial that we focus on the positive instead. There are so many women creating groundbreaking businesses and making an impact in the world in seriously powerful ways. The more we support them, the more women… Click here to read full article from Darling Magazine.


Permission Granted! Need to make a major decision?

Hesitant to Make That Big Life Change? Permission Granted

Sixteen days from now, my family and I will board a plane for New Zealand. Not for a vacation — but to live and work for the next 12 months or so. It’s spontaneous, it’s exciting, it’s new, and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Sounds awesome, right? Click here to read full article  from the New York Times.


Reverse Mentoring-what can we learn from Millennials? Plenty!

What Could I Possibly Learn From a Mentor Half My Age? Plenty

How on earth did I become an “older worker?”

It was only a few years ago, it seems, that I set out to climb the ladder in my chosen field. That field happens to be journalism, but it shares many attributes with countless other workplaces. For instance, back when I was one of the youngest people in the room, I was helped by… Click here to read full article from The New York Times.


Communting? May your path be lighter with these podcasts

12 Podcasts to Brighten Your Morning Commute

The morning commute. Many of us fall victim to those long hours spent in the car, hours that often have the tendency to bring out the worst in us. This frustration is heightened when we’re inching along the freeway, stuck in morning traffic on our way… click here to read full article from Darling Magazine.