Now that it's fall, it's officially the time for pumpkin spice everything, and with that comes an abundance of misused stereotypes. The term "basic white girl" annoys me year round, but the seasonal resurgence of privilege grinds my gears, and I gotta let it out. Urban Dictionary of a Basic White Girl: A female who … Continue reading PSL Season: A Time to Check Yo Privilege and Stereotypes
With the multitude of recent hurricanes and wildfires, it’s becoming clear that resources aren’t always efficiently allocated to those in need. With saturated news feeds, so much of technology’s potential is left untapped for emergency aid. I'm proud to work with Accenture, combining technology and brainpower to support disaster relief. On Tuesday, September 12, Accenture … Continue reading Disaster Relief Design Thinking Workshop: Hosted by Accenture & 1871
Working in buzzword-heavy environments, the word clouds of my life are crammed with jargon. When talking with friends and family in industries other than tech, fitness, marketing, or social media, sometimes buzzwords are considered witty or creative. As a wordsmith, I get a good chuckle when these loaded, overused words are used in my everyday … Continue reading 28 of my Favorite Buzzwords
The combination of getting a library card, having more free time, and writing a defined reading list enabled me to surprisingly finish all 15 books on my summer reading list, including a few others. So, I've created another reading list to keep me accountable through the fall. But first, how did I read so much … Continue reading 14 Books on my Fall Reading List
Users are increasingly becoming at the center of everything. Although it seems obvious, it's necessary for marketing, IT, and design to be user-centric, especially as the service-based economy grows. Your end goal is often consumer satisfaction, so how can you best meet the needs of the consumer? Sometimes, it's easy to put yourself in the … Continue reading Thinking User-Centric: How to Better Understand Consumers
Per recommendation from leadership at work, I read the Creator's Code by Amy Wilkinson from my Summer 2017 Book List. The subtitle boasts "six essential skills of extraordinary entrepreneurs" and I was curious what those would be. More buzzwords? More bravado? Yeah. Preeeeetty much. Find the gap Drive for daylight Fly the OODA loop Fail … Continue reading The Creator’s Code: Entrepreneurial Skills or Habits?
When I heard about the book "All Our Wrongs Today," I knew I was going to love it. The protagonist is from the *future* we imagined with flying cars and Jetsons-worthy tech, but in 2016. He messes up his father's time traveling machine and ends up in *our 2016* and discovers it to be a … Continue reading All Our Wrongs Today: The Value of Love in Tech