Nike Air Max Society: Chrome Blush is the New Everything

Last weekend, I was thrilled to be invited to the launch of the Nike Air Max Society, which was "created to celebrate Chicago's fierce, style-forward, creative, entrepreneurial, badass women, who inspire others with their passion, purpose, and creativity." Clear my calendar and count me in. The Bangtel location in residential West Town was not released … Continue reading Nike Air Max Society: Chrome Blush is the New Everything

Amazon Echo Show: The Newest Digital Assistant

The newest smart home assistant has been released from Amazon, and it features a screen. What's the difference between the Echo Show and a tablet or a small computer? Its opportunities. With the screen, the Show can include visual displays with its responses. Whether that's verbatim words to follow the response or a complementary image based on … Continue reading Amazon Echo Show: The Newest Digital Assistant

The Four Agreements: Living For Yourself

Elisabeth (aka the CHAARG founder who is also an incredible leader/friend/guru) encouraged me to read The Four Agreements. It's short and, at first, seems like a stereotypical, self-help book. I decided to give it a chance, especially since my sass levels have been at an all-time high lately. Maybe it's family stress, work obstacles, or just … Continue reading The Four Agreements: Living For Yourself

The Handmaid’s Tale: Don’t Lose Your Voice or Your Values

Despite a slow start, I'm getting through my summer reading list and recently finished the Handmaid's Tale. Near-future dystopian novels are always my favorite (other than personal development -- what does that say about me?), and this is definitely one of the most grim. If you've heard anything about the book or the TV show, … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale: Don’t Lose Your Voice or Your Values

CIO Hack-a-Thon: My First Design Thinking Experience

Last Friday, June 23, I was able to participate in Accenture's CIO Design Thinking Hack-a-Thon. Originally, I was going to help facilitate with one of my managers, Patrick Leinen, but I was able to join a team and experience Design Thinking firsthand. After frequently seeing and hearing the buzzword in the Tech Garage office where … Continue reading CIO Hack-a-Thon: My First Design Thinking Experience