Posts in category "Work"

The Chicago Auto Show is Coming! Women in the Auto Industry

The Chicago Auto Show is Coming! Women in the Auto Industry
The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of The Chicago Auto Show has been showcasing the world’s finest autos since 1935. While we gear up for the opening of the Chicago show, we are also giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what the women of General Motors did behind the scenes as they launched the... Read more »

Our First Film Short: A New Look at Leadership

Our First Film Short: A New Look at Leadership
Dr. Dawj and I convinced (okay, begged) Jocelyn K. Allen, Director – Regional, Grassroots and Diversity Communications at General Motors, to allow us to shadow her during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), her 21st year working that event. We wanted to know what women in the auto industry did during arguably the most... Read more »

My Coworker Pulled My Hair At Work

My Coworker Pulled My Hair At Work
My Coworker Pulled My Hair at Work And I Saw Red By Nicole Harding My HAIRstory has allowed my acceptance and understanding of the cultural relevance our hair has, and these days I mostly take anything hair-related with a shrug. Good hair? Don’t care. Natural hair? Don’t care! Curly hair? Don’t care! Hell, kinky hair?... Read more »
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Get Your Upgrade! Career Advice from the #ChicksofGM (Recap)

Get Your Upgrade! Career Advice from the #ChicksofGM (Recap)
The Six Brown Chicks took a road trip to General Motors World in Detroit last week to interview six top-ranking female executives, engineers, and automotive designers for an exclusive editorial series: The Chicks of GM. Monday: Vivian Pickard President, General Motors Foundation Topic: How to Attract a Mentor *** Tuesday: Angela Barbee-Hatter Director, Global Design... Read more »

Got a minute? Cure Your Fear of Networking

Got a minute? Cure Your Fear of Networking
Hard work means little if you’re not good at networking. Every day, the hardworking worker bee is left behind because she’s too shy to network, too afraid to ask for help, or too soft-spoken to attract a mentor. Video: Meet “Coco” Ke Zhang-Miske   “Coco” Ke Zhang-Miske by Zondra Hughes If you’re the shy worker... Read more »

Got a Minute? 5 Ways to Balance Your Life NOW

Got a Minute? 5 Ways to Balance Your Life NOW
By Zondra Hughes How’s this for work-life balance: Suzy Cody, Performance Engineer/Aero Development at General Motors, has a demanding day job; six kids at home; and she still has time to dye her hair GM Blue and moonlight as roller derby skater Shovey Camaro.  Video: Meet Suzy Cody, Performance Engineer/Aero Development, General Motors Suzy Cody:... Read more »
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Got a minute? Meet a Mentor: The Chicks of GM

Got a minute? Meet a Mentor: The Chicks of GM
By A Comeaux & Zondra Hughes A few days ago, we interviewed some of the most interesting women ever during a trip to the General Motors World Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. The Chicks of GM are a diverse team of women that represent every facet of today’s woman. Empowering best describes them all, as the... Read more »

5 Bad Bosses and How to Deal With Them

5 Bad Bosses and How to Deal With Them
By Zondra Hughes On an early Saturday morning, I wore a banker’s blue suit to launch the weekend on a professional note. I was meeting with other professional women who relayed stories of being on the receiving end of great advice, mentorship, and ‘women who HELP each other in the workplace,’ and I was just... Read more »

A Tour of Napa Valley Reveals Love Takes Time (and Wine)

Lil and Mac McDonald. All photos by Zondra Hughes.
By Zondra Hughes Travel can renew a woman who is in transition in her personal or professional life,  via a short trip to the spa, or a mini-vacation to a faraway land. Travel changes you, inspires you, and fortifies your soul; sometimes, travel can reveal what you are missing. On a recent trip to San... Read more »
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Six Career Myths That Hold You Back

Six Career Myths That Hold You Back
By Zondra Hughes Alicia Boler-Davis is a wife, a mother and a master of multitasking in her dual roles as Senior Vice President, Global Quality & Customer Experience at General Motors. Boler-Davis—the highest ranking African American female executive in the history of General Motors—busted a few career myths at a recent media brunch held in... Read more »