I hope you have great plans for tomorrow and that you can turn the 4th into a long weekend. In the meantime, here are stories that caught my attention this short week I wanted to share with you:

  • This blog post by Dr. Rosina Racioppi talks about factors that hold women back from positions of increasing responsibility. It may be helpful to you as you create pathways to advancement in your organization. The perspective of working together to understand where we are, how we got here, and what it will take to move forward is solid
  • Are you using independent contract workers as part of your mainstream business operations? This article from SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) talks about the need to integrate your organization’s outsourced support more fully into strategic operations and communications


Do Good Spotlight: The Sierra Club Foundation

The Sierra Club Foundation promotes climate solutions, conservation, and movement building through strategic philanthropy and grassroots advocacy. And it’s the fiscal sponsor of Sierra Club’s charitable environmental programs. It scores a 95.21 on Charity Navigator. And as we do for our “Do Good Spotlight” organization every week, we made a donation to show our support. If their mission resonates with you, perhaps you and/or your company can do the same.


  • This article from Fast Company has a few novel ideas for de-stressing over deadlines

Please let me know if this brief was helpful and if you have thoughts for topics you’d like to see covered in future editions.

For now, here’s wishing you a happy 4th of July! Enjoy!