Hi!

How’s this week going? Can you believe it’s May? I’m totally in denial but that doesn’t make a bit of difference because…it’s…May!

This week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Leaders is a mixed bag…items that jumped into my awareness that I want to share with you:

  • What if you could know what 200 chief HR Officers and other HR professionals were thinking about the current state of talent? Ta da! You can! Follow this link to NetWorkWise to download their super informative survey results, just released.

  • I was invited to be a founding member of a new organization supporting women in paid search. It’s called Women in PPC. This week I’m sharing their interview with me. It was a thought-provoking (for me) combination of walking down memory lane and being grateful for my “here and now.” Let me know what you think…

  • This one isn’t so much about “business” but about innovation. You know I’m always intrigued by people who can see something the rest of us have missed. So without further ado, this piece from Phys Org about nano flashlights to detect viruses.
  • I read. A lot. I also skim great news summary sources daily. Here are two I’ve come to really appreciate to stay on top of general news that people tend to talk about:
    • The Skimm: in your in-box around 7 a.m. ET on weekdays. Learn more and then subscribe if it’s your cup of tea. It’s free.
    • Join1440: super concise reads with links to bigger stories, weekdays, shows up in your in-box. Free.

Do Good Spotlight: Hollaback

We heard about Hollaback when someone talked about it on Facebook. Have you ever been a front-line witness to harassment and didn’t know what to do to stop it? This organization helps people who want to step in when it’s appropriate to do so with awareness and confidence. In their own words, “Hollaback is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment — in all its forms. We believe that we all deserve to be who we are, wherever we are.” 

We liked what they’re about so we’re highlighting them today and we donated too. Here’s where you can learn more.

That’s it for this edition. Have a great rest of the week and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!