1. GLOBAL THINKING WOMEN
THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR WOMEN February 2010
2. A Day in the life of women
supporting their men…
An American viewpoint
'Yes, he was wrong, but I forgive him.' Women standing by
their men—what‘s your opinion is it cultural, financial or spiri-
tual norm? What do you think? In an article by Emily Friedman
entitled, ―Why Women Stand by Their Men Wives Often Feel Pres-
sured to Show Support, Experts Say‖ If [the couple] has chil-
dren and they've had a relationship for a long time, then how
do you walk away from it if you really care about the person?"
said Puglisi. "A lot of women criticized Hillary when she didn't
say something, but in the long haul these women feel that it's
what's best for the family and them and the husband in the rela-
An African viewpoint
In Africa, Kenyan women hit men with sex ban—the wives of
the Kenyan president and PM have been asked to join in.
Women's activist groups in Kenya have slapped their partners
with a week-long sex ban in protest over the infighting plagu-
ing the national unity government. The Women's Development
Organization coalition said they would also pay prostitutes to
j o i n t h e i r s t r i k e .
A Chinese viewpoint
Traditionally the family has been the most important unit of
society, and this is still true. The family is also an important
economic unit. In rural areas, where about 74 percent of
China‘s people live, the traditional family consisted of the head
of the household, his sons, and their wives and children, often
living under one roof. Same surname within their clan or vil-
lage. In china the main form of wealth is land.
In a piece aired on 60 Minutes, ―China: Too Many Men Lesley
Stahl Reports On The Country's Unique Population Problem
revealed, ―The one-child policy is 25 years old, so the first gen-
eration is just now reaching marriage age, and for China that‘s
a big problem because it is estimated that as many as 40 mil-
lion of its young men could spend their lives as bachelors.‖
Divorce in China may not be as high yet as in America but the
numbers of divorced couples keep climbing. In China Beijing
is No. 1 with the Divorce Rate of 39%.
With globalization, of course, the ‗backward‘ countries are
catching up. Women, especially, with access to higher educa-
tion and higher salaries, are less willing to put up with tradi-
tional roles and expectations. Social and cultural moralists are
having a field day, predicting, like always, dire consequences
for the ‗social fabric‘. According to the New York Times,
―Chinese law, he says, recognizes seven grounds for the di-
vorce of a wife -- childlessness, wanton conduct, neglect of
husband's parents, loquacity, thievishness, jealousy, and malig-
nant disease. Chinese law, he says, recognizes seven grounds
for the divorce of a wife -- childlessness, wanton conduct, ne-
glect of husband's parents, loquacity, thievishness, jealousy,
and malignant disease.‖
How will the new goals of reform the transformation of
women… Join the conversation and add your comment at:
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4. It’s all about your
Introducing the all new look for fall 2009!
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise
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5 In Motion around the Globe
10 …a bit of China
14 Global Social Issue
19 An Art Affair
29 The Visionary
46 Fashion and Home 101
52 Stop, Look and Listen—visual & performing
58 Global Health—Mind, Body and Soul
60 Self Help
Rituals, Traditions, Inspiration and Resources
66 Leadership and Employment
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7. ...WHERE EAST MEETS WEST: CHINA
Global Thinking Women is a ‘green’ on-line magazine. The publication has been created as media venue
network for women seeking to connect new ideas, new concepts and social action and involvement with
the hopes of spreading knowledge and exchange in global issues.
The mission is to encourage women’s involvement in the ‘global’ community; promote women in participa-
tory social action, global events and collaborate in participatory research.
Global Thinking Women endorses community leadership and is mindful of cultural diversity and welcoming
worldwide opportunity in which diversity brings. Our collective goal is for women to become innovators—
create and give a voice to the online community in to important events around the globe. The membership
is open to writers, educators, researchers, students, community leaders and professionals. Our goal is
that Global Thinking Women will contribute knowledge, unique ideas; gain understanding of women’s
needs and impact our global culture in community and interaction among women.
Kim Eagles, Publisher
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8. STAY FRESH
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An Art Affair
On Global SCENE Pg.46
Getting the Point
Here’s the ISSUE
A Word of ADVISE
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11. Happy New from CHINA
Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important and sometimes called the "Lunar New Year" by English
speakers. Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Lunar Calendar. The origin of Chinese
New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Ancient Chinese New
Year is a reflection on how the people behaved and what they believed in the most.
Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese New Year vary widely. Peo-
ple will pour out their money to buy presents, decoration, material, food, and clothing. It is also the tradition that every
family thoroughly cleans the house to sweep away any ill-fortune in hopes to make way for good incoming luck. Win-
dows and doors will be decorated with red colored paper-cuts couplets with popular themes of ―happiness‖, ―wealth‖,
and ―longevity‖. On the Eve of Chinese New Year, supper is a feast with families. Food will include such items as
pigs, ducks, chicken and sweet delicacies. The family will end the night with firecrackers. Early the next morning,
children will greet their parents by wishing them a healthy and happy new year, and receive money in red paper enve-
lopes. The Chinese New Year tradition is a great way to reconcile forgetting all grudges, and sincerely wish peace and
happiness for everyone.
Although the Chinese calendar traditionally does not use continuously numbered years, outside China its years are of-
ten numbered from the reign of Huangdi. But at least three different years numbered 1 are now used by various schol-
ars, making the year 2009 "Chinese Year" 4707, 4706, or 4646.
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12. Keep Living Daughter
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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Director of Events
Vice Chairman and General Counsel
Creative Design Advisor
Advertising and Marketing
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14. A Social Issue...
According to research, circumcision is not only a controversy among young men—
female circumcision an issue right now in some countries with women as well.
―Although we do not fully understand the origins of female circumcision, but that feet
were "the most risquésubject of conversation in China" (Margaret E. Keck, Kathryn
―The social processes that create, sustain, and potentially end practices such as fe-
male foot binding in China and female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa are exam-
ined, with particular focus on the self-enforcing convention theory developed by
Thomas Schelling (1960). Under conditions of extreme resource inequality, polygny
emerges as females can successfully raise children as the second wife of a success-
ful man more easily than as the first wife of a low-ranking man. However, high-
ranking men have the power to enforce extreme measures of fidelity control, eg,
foot binding or FGM, which are mimicked by lower-ranking individuals in successive
generations. Under these circumstances, eventually all women must submit to fidelity
control practices in order to achieve marriage.‖ http://www.fgmnetwork.org/
Female genital cutting (FGC, also known as female circumcision, clitoridectomy, in-
fibulation, or female genital mutilation) is a painful and dangerous practice
whereby part or all of the female child’s external genitalia are cut away. It affects
about a 130 million women in 28 African countries today, and is one of the world’s
major public health problems. Rather than diminishing with modernization, FGC in-
stead has been expanding. Legal prohibition has consistently failed, but so also has
noncoercive education about the many severe health consequences of FGC. How-
ever, it is plain now how to end FGC. The way to end FGC was invented, reinvented
actually, by women in Africa themselves. This discovery should be publicized, devel-
oped, and adapted to local conditions across Africa.
Fact or erroneous belief
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17. The Paper Queen
According to the newly released 2009 Hurun List of the Richest Women, five of
the 10 most successful female billionaires are from the Chinese mainland. The lat-
est list of China‘s rich women includes 51 women who appeared among the 104
women on the 2009 Hurun Rich List, which ranked the wealthiest 1,000 men and
women in China. The average wealth of the women on the new list is 6.6 billion
yuan ($966 million). Their fortunes rose, on average, by 30 percent this year.
The top female Chinese entrepreneur on the list is ―Paper Queen‖ Zhang Yin, from
Nine Dragons Paper, who has assets worth $4.9 billion. She is followed by Yang
Huiyan, from Country Garden, who is worth $4.6 billion, and Chen Lihua, from
Fu Wah International Group, who has $3.4 billion in assets. ―If you tell people the
best pingpong team in the world has half of its members coming from the Chinese
mainland, they will take it for granted,‖ said Rupert Hoogewerf, the list‘s com-
piler. ―But it is surprising to know that half of the richest women in the world
come from the Chinese mainland.‖ The average age of the 51 richest women on
the list is 46, and most made their money from property or the finance and manu-
facturing sections. Hoogewerf said the wealthiest self-made women in the United
Kingdom and United States are also very well known – author J.K. Rowling in the
UK and talk show host Oprah Winfrey in the US – yet they both lag behind Zhang
Yin in terms of wealth.
The 52-year-old Zhang founded Nine Dragons Paper. The company buys scrap
paper from the US, imports it into China, and mainly turns it into cardboard boxes
used in the export of Chinese goods. The company is China‘s biggest paper maker.
In October 2006, at 49, Zhang became the first woman to top the list of the richest
people in China. Her personal fortune at the time was $4 billion. ―I came up with
the idea of making a list of the richest women in China in 2006 when Zhang be-
came the richest person, the first time a woman was in that position‖, Hoogewerf
told China Daily.
Zhang‘s wealth shrank sharply last October by $300 million because of the eco-
nomic crisis but it rebounded back to $4.9 billion by this September. This year‘s
list of 1,000 super rich men and women in China includes 104 women, 16 more
than last year. Most of them are self-made entrepreneurs. Hoogewerf was at a loss
to explain why Chinese women are so adept at making a big impression in the
business world but he has one or two theories. ―I guess one reason is that they en-
joy a balanced and equal social status in terms of politics, culture and economy.
The other is that Chinese women mostly let their parents take care of their only
child, which allows them to focus more on their career,‖ he said. ―After all, one
thing for sure is that Chinese women are brilliant.‖ http://www.china.org.cn/
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18. AN ART AFFAIR
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24. So, is the world
ready to embrace the SIAS
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SIAS International University
168 People’s Road East
Xinzheng City, Henan 451150
CREATING NOBLE LEADERS FOR TOMORROW...
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26. Henan Professional
Euro & American Service Department
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org G L O B A L T HI N KI N G W O M E N
Contact persons: Andy
27. Discover Passion, Purpose and Path to Leadership...
Our purpose is to promote and accelerate the advancement of women worldwide.
Our mission is to engage women in discovering their purpose and passion in life and to inspir-
ing, informing, and instructing them to find their paths to success.
WHAT IS THE WORLD ACADEMY FOR THE FUTURE OF WOMEN?
The World Academy for the Future of Women is a bold and rigorous leadership training program for women com-
mitted to acquiring skills and confidence to develop as campus, community, national, or global leaders. The Acad-
emy was announced in May at the 3 rd annual Women’s Symposium on SIAS International University campus. The
Academy will open in September 2009, on SIAS campus with the beginning of the 2009-2010 academic year.
The purpose of the Academy is to promote and accelerate the advancement of women worldwide. The year long
certification program will engage university women students in discovering their purpose and passion in life and
inspiring, informing, and instructing them to find their individual paths to success. Through facilitated curriculum,
dialogue, and interactive programs they will be prepared for leadership roles in the new economy as global citi-
zens. They will explore and embrace new possibilities, find and follow their paths, and contribute to the accelera-
tion of the advancement of women worldwide.
The Academy will encourage women to reach their highest potential while influencing others to achieve their best.
The students will gain self discipline, engage in global social networking utilizing the United Nations Millennium
Development Goals, design, develop, and implement a leadership project, and determine strategies to transfer and
integrate their skills and expertise to transform their campus, community, and world. that will allow all women to
lead satisfying and successful lives.
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Hits 100 visits to her commute to China.
JERRIE UEBERLE is President of Global Interactions, Inc. a non-profit corpora-
tion specializing in developing international connections to promote the sharing of
promising practices, technologies, and research among professional and business
counterparts worldwide. Understanding the political, cultural, educational, and
socio-economic issues that influence work and change are key issues for Americans
in building international partnerships for a dynamic and mutually beneficial future.
Jerrie serves as the President of SIAS International University Foundation Board,
Founder of the World Academy for the Future of Women, Vice President of the
Phoenix Parks and Conservation Board, is a member of the Advisory Board for
UCP-SARnet (University-Community Partners-Social Action Research Network),
and as a Board Member for the Institute on Environment and Social Responsibility.
Global Interactions, Inc., 14 West Cheryl Drive Phoenix, AZ 85021, Phone: 602.906.8886
SIAS International University, 168 People’s Road East, Xinzheng City, Henan 451150, Phone: 86.371.6260.6641
SIAS University Los Angeles Office, 150 S. Los Robles Avenue, Suite 930, Pasadena, CA 91101 Phone: 626.449.2233
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29. What‟s new at SIAS…
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30. ACADEMY FORUMS at SIAS UNIVERSITY
September 2009—May 2010
Global Leader Consultants—Allison Haynes and Patty Vogan team up to provide you with a valuable
foundation of step-by-step tools to create the „successful lifestyle‟ you desire!
“Passion and Purpose”
World-class Professional Speaker—Paula Shoup will show you personally how to „find and develop‟
your life goals, dreams and leadership path for your future, career and a better life!
Executive Director of International Empowerment—Melanie St. James will align a
strategy to develop the seven stages of sustainability.
“Building Powerful Teams”
Organizational Development Consultant—Kim Eagles will share with you how to get of collaboration to
achieve success in all stages effective team participation and team-building.
“Self- Empowerment, Mind and Body”
Leading Entrepreneur & Nurse Practitioner—Susan Brooks and Gail Marshall will come along side you to
provide a holistic balance of getting to know who „you‟ are as a female and establishing
your role as a leader.
“Journey to Success”
Professional Training Consultant and Career Coach—Elizabeth Enright creates the successful projects: (1)
gain self-confidence to enter the workplace; (2) become self-reliance;
(3) apply for competitive jobs locally and internationally.
“Show Time: Presentation and Communication”
Certified Life Coach and Performing Artist—Alanna Levenson will lead you into seeking after
your personal discovery by introducing you to public speaking,
overcoming shyness and obtaining self-confidence.
“Legacy of Leadership”
Founding Partners Leadership Development Firm and Global Hunger
Activist—Suzanne and Dwight Frindt will provide you with a path toward utilizing operating principles,
beliefs and personal development
Kim Eagles, Director
T he World Academy for the Future of Women is a partnership of:
Global Interactions, Inc., 14 West Cheryl Drive Phoenix, AZ 85021, Phone: 602.906.8886
SIAS International University, 168 People‟s Road East, Xinzheng City, Henan 451150, Phone: 86.371.6260.6641
Page University Los Angeles Office, 150 S. Los Robles Avenue, Suite 930, Pasadena, CA 91101 Phone:A L T HI N KI N G W O M E N
G L O B 626.449.2233
31. In Motion Around the Globe
SUSAN BROOKS is the founder and visionary leader of
Cookies From Home, a multi-million dollar gift giving com-
pany of almost thirty years, Susan taps into these same moti-
vational talents and organizational skills. Cookies From
Home was selected as the Small Business of the Year as well
as a finalist for the Business in Excellence Award by the
Tempe Chamber of Commerce.
As a national speaker and corporate trainer, Susan serves
companies and organizations with her Service Enthusiasm®
principles. Susan‘s book, Serves You Right! is a collection
of her most popular and controversial customer service and
leadership columns published by the Arizona Republic and the Phoenix Business Jour-
nal. Susan has received many accolades along the way, including recognition from
Entrepreneurial Woman and Working Woman Magazines. Susan was also a finalist in
INC‘s Woman of the Year award. She has been recognized locally by The Phoenix
Business Journal as one of the ‗Valley‘s most Influential Leaders,‘ and has been
named a ―Woman of Distinction‖ by the Girl Scouts of Arizona.
World Academy of the Future of Women
Founding Facilitators 2009
ELIZABETH ENRIGHT has utilized her business acumen and
understanding of diverse cultures in her roles as Life/Career Coach
and Training Consultant for over fifteen years. She has authored/
presented high impact employee development training programs;
facilitated culture changes; met new product launch deliverables;
mastered the complexities of lean process designs and implementa-
tions; assisted with corporate restructurings; built/coached/led high
performance teams of all levels within Motorola, ON
Semiconductor, California State Automobile Association, Honey-
well and Intuit to name but a few. She has raised in excess of $1M,
managed and recruited community wide volunteers for multiple non
-profits, and has served as Chairman of the Board of CASA, been an active Junior
League of Montclair-Newark member and founded the Whitney Houston Foundation
for Children created to fund innovative programs that develop self-reliance in chil-
dren. A civil libertarian she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for
the Arizona American Civil Liberties Union.
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32. PAULA SHOUP recently started a Coaching, Consulting and
Professional Speaking Business called Internal GPS. Prior to
starting her own business, Paula was the Director of Strategic
Sourcing at Medtronic where they produced implantable medical
products. Prior to Medtronic she held leadership positions in
Sourcing, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing Operations at Hon-
eywell, United Technologies, and Motorola. She volunteers as
the Director of Great Minds for the Alliance of Technology and
Women, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in technol-
ogy, increasing the number of women in executive roles and en-
couraging women and girls to enter technology fields. She is also
on the curriculum advisory board for the ITT Technical Institute.
Founding Facilitators 2009
Fang Jiang has more than ten years cross-cultural experience in busi-
ness, academic and public sector environments. Fang is currently Co-
ordinator of ASU-China Education Policy at University Design Con-
sortium at Arizona State University. Her major responsibilities in-
clude conducting research, studying policy, and generating collabora-
tive efforts toward furthering the future of global public higher edu-
cation. She serves as a key catalyst in the process of building internal
ASU connections that will extend to global educational partnerships,
emphasizing China in particular. Fang provides high-level adminis-
trative and organizational support to the Director and corresponds
with international officials. As a project lead person, she successfully
coordinated the Third International President Forum on University
Design, and the second Leadership Seminar for Sichuan University
from the People‘s Republic of China—one of ASU‘s strategic part-
ners. Fang volunteers to work as an intercultural consultant to assist
Mesa Community College (MCC) and Wuyi University, China. She
provides cultural insight and recommendations to both American and
Chinese students; helps develop cross-cultural teaching and learning
strategies for an advanced online English writing class between MCC
and Wuyi University. Fang also teaches ―American Business Proto-
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33. MELANIE ST. JAMES is the Executive Director
and International Programs Officer for Empower-
ment Works!, a global sustainable community de-
velopment organization. During her time as Ex-
ecutive Director, Melanie has launched community
based programs in 5 countries in the United States,
Africa, and South America, produced over 30 cul-
tural and educational events generating support to
global programs, and is responsible for manage-
ment of board and volunteers, communications,
and administration. Since 2007, annual event se-
ries setting forth a new model of citizen engage-
ment, catalyzing private/public partnerships for a
sustainable future, and supporting year-round sus-
tainable development programs. Since 2007,
Melanie has worked as the Executive Producer of
the Global Summit, an annual event series setting
forth a new model of citizen engagement, catalyz-
ing private/public partnerships for a sustainable
future, and supporting year-round sustainable de-
velopment programs. Melanie has a Bachelor of
Arts degree in International Relations and Diplo-
macy from Schiller International University, Ma-
drid, Spain, and a Masters degree in International
Public Administration & International Manage-
ment from the Monterey Institute of International
Founding Facilitators 2009
ALANNA LEVENSON is a certified life coach with a
deep passion to be of service to others. Since 2005, she
has been helping kids, teens, and their families trans-
form their lives by partnering with them in a personal
discovery process where limiting beliefs, negative emo-
tions, and old unwanted habits are set free. Her inspira-
tion to become a life coach started young – she was that
―go to person‖ for friends and family and draws upon
those early experiences along with her extensive training
to help those in need. Prior to devoting her life to coach-
Alanna‘s work included corporate technology sales as
well as training and performances as an actor, improvi-
sational artist and stand-up comedienne. Her diverse
background and relatable life experience comes in
handy when working with clients in her coaching prac-
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PATTY VOGAN, a Southern California native, fulfilled a child-
hood dream at an early age when she moved to the South Pacific
and the Kingdom of Tonga to open a scuba diving shop and sport
fishing/whale watching tour business. While others merely fanta-
size about such an experience or claim they‘re waiting for retire-
ment, Patty successfully operated the business for seven years be-
fore selling and returning to Dana Point, CA, where she currently
resides. As President of Victory Coaching, Patty leverages that
time in her life to coach CEO‘s from all walks of life to tangibly
improve their business success and to have transformational self
awareness in their leadership skills and team development. Patty‘s
fun and interactive style of presenting along with her compelling
and lesson-oriented stories have made her a very popular and
sought-after speaker. Aside from being a dynamic speaker and
successful business coach, Patty has authored her first book, ―Surf
-VIVAL Handbook for Land & Sea‖ that uses her surfing experi-
ences as a metaphor for life, is in the process of writing her second
and is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine on the topic
of Leadership. Patty earned a Master‘s Degree in Psychological
Sciences, remains very active as the Immediate Past President of
the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary and has been involved in nu-
merous philanthropic organizations that are dedicated to partner-
ing with leaders for the betterment of our world.
“The Tipping Point” by Marcela Marenco
How much you should tip? When we go out of the United States, we often wonder how much we should
tip. This is a fair question coming from a society that tips almost everybody, and where that extra buck is not al-
ways just appreciated, but expected. If you disagree, try overlooking the people who get your bags at the airport!
Tipping etiquette is a must read when going abroad, because knowing what the rules are can make our trip go
much more smoothly. There are countries where tipping is a must even when asking for directions. At restau-
rants, sometimes leaving the change (i.e. coins) –whatever it was- is enough; in other countries, the tip is already
included and nothing else is expected, and in others tipping is even considered rude! We tend to over tip every-
where we go. We tip taxi drivers, hotel staff, etc., The effect? All we do is make them expect it every time they
see an American tourist.
For example, when I travel to remote areas in Mexico, one of the things I see is how expensive things get wher-
ever Americans travel on a regular basis. A taxi ride that should be $2, is $10 or $20. Why? Because when the lo-
cals charged $2, people gave them $5, thinking, ―That is too cheap!‖ When they charged $5, everybody gave an
extra dollar (i.e. tip) and made the price rise even higher. The effect of all this over spending and over tipping is
that we (as travelers) end up complaining incessantly about how expensive some things have become! So, next
time you travel, read about tipping etiquette for the country you plan to visit. Treat it like you would any other se-
rious subject. You want to respect the culture of the place you are visiting. Knowing when and how to tip is part
of that sense of understanding and respect. For additional help with this topic see the following link:
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Beijing Los Angeles
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36. DWIGHT FRINDT draws on decades of operational management and executive experience. Prior
to founding 2130 Partners, he held executive positions in min-
ing, heavy construction, nuclear plant construction manage-
ment, real estate acquisition and investment management. In
addition, for 30 years he has been an investor and activist with
The Hunger Project, a global strategic organization committed
to the sustainable end of world hunger. With this diverse back-
ground, Dwight blends his learning from the worlds of busi-
ness and global nonprofit into the unique strategic planning,
and executive leadership training offered by 2130 Partners.
Prior to his wide-ranging business experience, Dwight earned
an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Geology
from Northwestern University. As an expression of his con-
tinuing commitment to expand the dimensions in which he can
work on behalf of his clients‘ growth and development,
Dwight was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2005.
Founding Facilitators 2009
SUZANNE FRINDT co-founded 2130 Partners, a leadership development and education
firm, with her husband Dwight in 1990. 2130 Partners unique
approach is anchored in the philosophy of Vision-Focused
Leadership. ―VFL‖ is a proprietary combination of quantitative
and qualitative methodologies that satisfy the need for ―hard
facts‖ and data while integrating the ―heart and soul‖ of an or-
ganization. She is a recognized speaker and workshop leader
for various organizations around the world on the topics of Vi-
sion-Focused Leadership and a number of communication pro-
grams. Suzanne has an MBA from the University of Califor-
nia, Irvine, and has a deep personal commitment to ongoing
growth and development in a broad range of disciplines includ-
ing being ordained as an Inter-Faith Minister in 2005. In addi-
tion, Suzanne continues to be an Investor Activist with the
Hunger Project, a strategic organization committed to ending
hunger worldwide on a sustainable basis.
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37. Founding Facilitators 2009
ALLISON HAYNES is a professional speaker
and consultant specializing in training and
coaching to develop and improve individual and
team performance. Her focus is on communica-
tion, leadership, management, partnership, and
diversity. For over 20 years, Allison has worked
in a variety of industries including technology,
healthcare and manufacturing, and has travelled
and worked in over 50 countries. Allison has
cross functional expertise in business develop-
ment and sales, account management, training,
marketing, alliances, operations, and manage-
ment. Allison graduated with honors and re-
ceived a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engi-
neering from California Polytechnic State Uni-
versity, San Luis Obispo in 1982. Allison has
recently returned from a two month trip volun-
teering in Guatemala working with local women
on developing life skills and building gardens.
GAIL MARSHALL is a licensed Family
Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Women's
Healthcare. Presently in private practice,
Gail "holistically" blends alternative thera-
pies with mainstream Western scientific di-
agnosis and treatment to achieve balance in
the body, mind and spirit.
In her practice, she incorporates not only
medical care but nutrition, lifestyle man-
agement and the experience of being a fe-
male. Additionally, she has extensive edu-
cational and managerial experience in the
healthcare field. Gail has educational ex-
perience as an adjunct professor at Barry
University and the University of Miami in
the School of Nursing, along with ongoing
professional and community programs that
have been presented on women's health.
Gail‘s educational degrees include a Bache-
V O L U M E 2, I S S U E lor of Science in Nursing and a Master of
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Science in Nursing.
38. “Enhancing and Maintaining Memory”
by Sue Grace
Where Did I Put My *@#& Keys?!
Americans fear the possibility of losing their memory. A MetLife Foundation study
from 2006 surveyed American concerns about illness, and found that those between the ages of
18 to 55 feared only cancer more than Alzheimer's Disease. For those over 55, Alzheimer's
was their greatest fear.
Of course, not all memory loss is a precursor of Alzheimer's Disease, but how can we
tell when our forgetfulness is a part of the normal aging process versus when it signals some-
thing more serious?
When should I be concerned about memory loss?
Memory loss shouldn‘t always be cause for concern. As we grow older, our brains store
more information and it can take our brains longer to process and retrieve information. There
are ―red-flag changes in mental functioning‖, however, that can be serious. A new Johns Hop-
kins 2008 study titled ―Memory‖ details them:
Problems with learning and retaining new information;
Difficulties handling complex tasks, such as balancing a checkbook, cooking a meal or
other tasks that require a complex train of thought;
Ability to reason or react appropriately to common occurrences such as dealing with a
Spatial ability and orientation that allows us to drive and find our way in familiar sur-
Language problems that prevent us from speaking or understanding conversations;
Behavioral changes such as acting passively or becoming more suspicious or irritable.
Can we improve or maintain our memory?
The answer is yes. We can take proactive steps to positively affect our memory. Exercise Ac-
cording to the Johns Hopkins study, blood flow to the brain decreases by 15 to 20% between
the ages of 30 and 70. Exercise increases this blood flow so find some activity.
Brain exercise: read, do crossword puzzles, play Sudoku, take a class, perhaps in new area of
interest. Or go out and dance. This gives you double benefits since you‘re getting exercise
and your challenging your brain with two different activities-movement and focus on dance
steps. AARP offers a range of memory games that can be accessed on its website,
Proper sleep and proper diet are also factors in helping all of us maintain a healthy
memory, so be sure to get enough rest, and eat your fruits and vegetables!
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39. ...SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
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40. Inside Her
PAULA SHOUP recently started a Coaching, Consulting and
Professional Speaking Business called internal GPS. Prior to
starting her own business, Paula was the Director of Strategic
Sourcing at Medtronic where they produced implantable medical
Sanskrit Proverb—Advice on she held leadership positions in
products. Prior to Medtronic
Staying Present Chain, and Manufacturing Operations at Hon-
eywell, United Technologies, and Motorola. She volunteers as
the Director of Great Minds for the Alliance of Technology and
Women, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in technol-
ogy, increasing the number of women in executive roles and en-
Look tocouraging women and girls to enter technology fields. She is
For it isalso on the curriculum advisory board for the ITT Technical In-
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power --
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today, well-lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
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44. According to a study at University of Madison, “Chocolate doesn‟t just tingle t
and theobromines. And it‟s true: chocolate does affect women differently than
“Auger, who studies sex differences in the brain, agrees that women have a str
tionary ladder as rats, where females also have a stronger craving for the bless
trogen and progesterone, Auger says.”
In June, a new study showed that chocolate also affects brains differently after
mus was less active in women after they consumed large amounts of chocolate.
late is more likely to reduce a woman‟s hunger, or at least her motivation to eat
The study also found decreased activity in the amygdala, a key emotional cente
lates positive and negative emotions, but also sexual behavior and desire. So c
data to prove that. But biologically, these differences could be underlying mec
V O L U M E 2, I S S U E 1 2 havioral and physiological responses to chocolate.” Page 44
45. e tongue; it‟s a soup of many compounds that affect the brain, including caffeine
men, says Anthony Auger, an assistant professor of psychology at UW-Madison.”
nger craving for chocolate. This distinction can be found as far down the evolu-
bean. The difference is probably rooted in the female‟s cyclic rise and fall of es-
‟s eaten. Magnetic resonance (MR) images of brains showed that the hypothala-
ince the hypothalamus helps regulate food intake, this could explain why choco-
in the brain. “I‟m intrigued,” says Auger, “because the amygdala not only regu-
ocolate has a potential impact on those behaviors, although there are no direct
nisms to explain why men and women have different preferences, as well as be-
G L O B A L T HI N KI N G W O M E N
46. Fashion 101
Look for dresses that nip in at the waist and slightly
flare out over hips and thighs.
You can pull off a full-skirted ball gown because it
will hide heavy hips and thighs.
Try sleeveless and strapless dresses to play up pretty
shoulders and arms.
An empire, or raised waist dress brings the eye up
away from problem areas. Careful, though. Some-
times this gets mistaken for a maternity look with
The apple-shaped body is usually softer around the
middle and has heavier breasts, with narrower hips
and slimmer legs. Make the most of your womanly
figure by showing off your legs and great cleavage.
One-piece dressing is tricky for you. Best bets: A sleeveless black
sheath, a soft princess seamed dress, a strapless dress with corseted top.
Resist the urge to cover up head-to-toe: showing a little skin, whether
it's bare arms or shoulders, is much more flattering.
Wear colors that look great on you. Not sure what those are? Grab a
trusted friend and head to the mall. here out in droves. Avoid!
Don't worry about being trendy when you look at what suits your fig-
ure: concentrate on what flatters, and add up-to-date shoes, handbags
and accessories later.
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51. Got it
1EUROPEAN ST, XINZHENG, HENAN
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52. My New Year’s Resolution:
Leave The Past Behind
by Wendy Brunner
I pack my bags, gently laying the breakables on the bottom, surrounding them with
softness and comfort, folding with care what is fragile as I gather together the errant
pieces of my life. I lay the bundle at my feet.
I look at all that I have been through. I already miss my former life. I don‘t want to
let it go but I must.
We both know this is how it must be. We can‘t move forward together; I cannot
move forward with you. The pain is the worst I have ever known. But I know I will
be ok. It‘s how it must be for my growth. Holding on never gets me anywhere.
You don‘t cry, you only look puzzled, like a child. Still, I m beginning to think you
I think you know you‘ve had control of me long enough, and, yet secretly you would
like to go back to your room. In the past, you kicked and screamed and created quite
a stir, unwillingly to let me leave, crying in pain that you wouldn‘t be able to survive
without me, holding on, desperate. But this time you remain silent, only watching.
This is how I know it is the right thing to do.
―Now it is time‖ I say. All these hours and days— a lifetime talking is done. It has
all been said. It has all been examined, from the beginning right up to this moment.
This is the crossroads.
So, I step over the bag containing my past, turn, and simply walk away. I‘ll
travel lighter now, leaving behind the parts of me that have kept me small and con-
This past year life has persisted in its insistence that the ideas in my head — ideas I
have carried around for decades— are just that, ideas. Reality can no longer be de-
nied or pushed aside. And though it has seemed abstract when I have heard this from
others, the part of me that has been fighting back, resisting this natural course of
events has finally given up. I am through grasping at people and places to make my
―old life‖ feel like a good fit for me. Suddenly this new me, this fresh identity actu-
ally seems tangible.
So I say goodbye, leaving my bag of heartache and losses. I leave the old version of
me at the curb.
It‘s time for a whole new beginning.
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53. LISTEN TO ME
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55. CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS
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Putting Your Passion and Purpose on the Path to Leadership
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The program format will include Presenters will present one or two Submitting a Proposal
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Breakout sessions will be 90- This year‘s Symposium will fea- ments:
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Presentations should be designed to the World Academy for the Fu- 2) The major points of the presen-
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CARING ABOURT OUR EARTH
“First comes thought;
then organization of
that thought, into ideas
and plans; then
those plans into reality.
The beginning, you will
observe, is in your
- Napoleon Hill
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58. Global Health—Mind, Body and Soul
―The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
– Joseph Campbell
According to Swiss Psychologist, Carl Jung,
the archetype of the cave represents the dark caverns
of the unconscious mind that contain the mysteries of
creativity, rebirth, and renewal. The hidden, unex-
plored and undiscovered niches and crevices are filled
with the primordial, the elemental, the fertile, and the
divine. This rich darkness hides an unfathomable
source of wisdom, and the necessary ingredients for a
profound psycho-spiritual transformation. To enter
into the deepest realms of the self is truly a fearful and
terrifying act. Yet, you find this recurring theme in the
mythological journey of the hero. The hero often en-
ters a metaphoric cave, understandably terrified by
what he might encounter, what he must conquer, and
what he will eventually become.
When the hero enters the cave, he brings only
what is already within him-- nothing more, nothing
less. In other words, he seeks something that he al-
ready possesses within, treasures that point to his most
authentic and rewarding life. We should seek to be-
come the hero or heroine of our own personal myth.
Ultimately, our challenge as human beings is to con-
front the fears that prevent us from exploring the vast
psychological terrains that contain the hidden potential
of who we truly are. Socrates said: ‗the unexamined
life is not worth living‘. If we do not examine (dig and
excavate) who we are and realize what we can be-
come, our life will be diminished.
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IWhy are our most valuable inner
treasures hidden by a protective
layer of fear?
One reason is that fear protects us from unwanted
or difficult changes, particularly changes in our self
-identity. Whatever has the potential to change us
the most is what we will fear the most. Within the
realm of the safe and secure, fear creates stagnation
by keeping us comfortably ensconced in the famil-
iar. It prevents us from opening new vistas and
confronting new challenges.
It is not easy or comfortable to overcome what we
fear. However, without the courage to confront our
fears, we will be unable to discover our true nature,
our hidden talents, and our undreamt of power.
Eleanor Roosevelt reminds us that: ―You can gain
strength, courage and confidence by every experi-
ence in which you really stop to look fear in the
face. You must do the thing which you think you
I think all of us possess the inner fortitude to es-
cape the tethers of familiarity. We can use our
fears to discover, develop and strengthen our cour-
age. By overcoming fear, we can create a more
satisfying and rewarding future. In this way our
hidden talents, our weaknesses, and our vulner-
abilities can be creatively transmuted into personal
strengths that transform and empower us. Each
one of us is called to make the hero‘s journey, to
plumb the interior depths, and to excavate the infi-
nitely valuable treasures within.
Elaine Yoshikawa, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in Philosophy at ASU, Polytech-
nic Campus. Her current research interests are: Virtue Ethics, Christian
Ethics, Buddhist Ethics, and happiness.
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The Fountain of Truth
by Mary Powell
My aging fear began when I hit my mid-twenties.
I remember looking around Old Navy with a
friend one Sunday afternoon, when she sug-
gested, ―Let‘s go into Ulta. I need to buy some
skin products.‖ Unlike most women, I have no
infatuation with body condiments: the various
butters and oils that women often love to baste
themselves in. They remind me more of a Las
Vegas buffet with flavors like vanilla cream and
chocolate chip, rather than skin care products.
Nonetheless, I followed my friend into the store,
only to encounter various anti-aging products
glaring me in the face. A highly-botoxed sales
lady approached us; ―Care to sample our anti-
wrinkle cream? Guaranteed to erase those
crow‘s feet ladies.‖ She spoke, a twinkle in her
eye. Crow‘s feet? Why should women in their
mid- twenties worry about crow‘s feet? That eve-
ning, I went home and scrutinized the sides of
my eyes; I smoothed and pressed down on the
tissue surrounding my pupils, determined to ―iron
out‖ my blemishes.
From ointments to liposuction, women spend
millions of dollars on anti-aging remedies per
year; we are obsessed with retaining a youthful
appearance and healthy body. I refuse to fall into
this trap strictly to look good; I would much
rather spend my money on a nice piece of jew-
elry or drinks and dinner with friends. We need
to combat the double standard that society has set
against women. If you are one of the many
women who fears looking her age, there are natu-
ral, healthy, and cheap remedies out there that
will assuage your fears. .
Womenfitness.com suggests ten foods
that help alleviate the aging process. These foods
include avocadoes, and all black and blue berries Foods are not the only natural way one can co
such as blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants wrinkles and sunspots. Dr. Mehmet Oz, famous for h
and black grapes which contain photochemical When people worry, they cause their telomeres to un
known as flavonoids. These powerful antioxi- of chromosomes. When these become tattered, they
dants help protect the body against damage bating stress, such as exercising or meditating during
caused by free radicals. Cruciferous vegetables, taking care of the household, it is important to make
such as cabbage and cauliflower also do the trick.
Garlic, ginger, nuts, whole grains, watermelon We need not fear aging; there are natural rem
and water are also beneficial in preventing aging. and instead grab a piece of avocado or a handful o
Of course water helps to purge toxins and un- course—because rest and relaxation hold the keys to
wanted waste materials from the body. Another
food, Soya, may help menopausal women main-
tain estrogen levels and alleviate menopausal hot
flashes. It may also protect against Alzheimer‘s
disease, E 2, I S S U E 1 2 and heart disease.
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61. ter the fears of aging. Staying out of the sun, and wearing a minimum of 15 proof sun block, stifles
association with the Oprah Winfrey Show, explains that stress can make a person age more quickly.
vel, much like a tattered shoelace. Telomeres are portions of DNA strands that occur at either end
use cellular damage to the body and decrease a body‟s ability to rejuvenate. Thus, positively com-
ectic situations is critically important. In today‟s fast paced world, with women both working and
me for ourselves.
dies which ensure we remain healthy and vibrant. So push aside those expensive anti-aging soufflés,
almonds as a healthy snack. Take a load off and lay in that unused hammock— in the shade, of
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62. Cultivating Unity among the Unlovable
by Kim Eagles
Let‘s face it, we all have individuals in our lives that are hard to tol-
erate. And none of us want any problems in our lives—do we? At what
point does an individual become unlovable and offensive? Before during or
after a personal violation has transpired? But, an extraordinary occurrence
can take place when people join together in agreement. The decision to seek
unity becomes the catalyst agent that allows harmony to commence between
forces to mutually care about someone that is hard to like. It appears that
two things occur: 1) the unlovable is afraid to receive and 2) they set them-
selves up for rejection.
Her story began with a thought that she was alone again—abandon,
isolated torturing thoughts that no one loves her. And she certainly finds it
hard to be lovable. Many that know her avoid her and actually hope that she
stays in her own space and they‘ll stay their distance from her. She is
loathed. It is the opinion of many people that she looks like a lost cause of
Where did she go wrong? What held her back? Who is holding her back from being whole and get
her back on track with others?
We all have our battles of self-worth and value issues as women—the fat kid, the stupid kid, the
jock, the awkward bookworm or the shy one. The person known as the one from that family that lives
across the track, the ugly one or the teacher‘s pet. And one that was raped by the older relative, the one that
made endless excuses for her drug addicted mother so that the authorities would not take the smaller chil-
dren into a state facility. Let‘s not forget the brown-noser, the misfit, the do-gooder and the town slut. We
are women searching for the optimism of unity—we seek to fit in.
Shame is often the culprit that latches onto women to escape her past misfortune of humiliation,
embarrassment and disgrace. It may appear that as we leave or homes to become women, we all too often
pack our bags and stuff them full of those things we‘ve so longed to escape—as if we own them. These
parasites attach on to our souls unaware as a birthmark or a tattoo. We all too often become emotionally
marked with the seeds of the past; desiring to be freed—but too content with the familiar contents packed
in our bags, choose to remain comfortably miserable.
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63. Unity: Fostering and Seeding It
The rape victim becomes extremely promiscuous or so timid that she fears relationships with men.
The fat kid becomes extremely obsessed with her thin body image that she neglects her health or so
frustrated that reverts back to reconciling to be an obese adult.
The stupid kid resorts to a life of crime after being laughed at one to many times, or studies like hell
to prove they have some sort of self-worth.
The jock continues press harder for first place or simply dies trying.
The awkward bookworm finds solace in the storylines of others as peace and refuge or become a
great researcher and continues to lock themselves away from contact of others.
The shy one looks for a place to remain invisible and un-opinionated or develops into person of isola-
tion or a recluse loner with few friends.
The person from that family that lives across the track becomes a work-alcoholic or joins the forces
of get rich quick schemes.
The ugly one become preoccupy with the mirror, liposuction, and a bit of nip/tuck or looks for love in
all the wrong places
The teacher‘s pet continues to perform for attention or longs for opportunities to people please.
The one with the drug addicted mother becomes weary from her continued life of enabling or strug-
gles with addictive behavior
The brown-noser can never complete a project of their own because of seeking opportunities to be
seen by others for their greatness.
The misfit bitterly fights through life or casts blame onto others.
The do-gooder joins every organization and cause or avoids responsibilities at home
The town slut seeks redemption but does everything to hide her past and evades others or hunts for a
chance to be loved for who she is.
We are women searching for the optimism of unity—we seek to fit in.The key in cultivating unity
among the unlovable is to look beyond the surface of the outer shell. Remember how painful their lives
must be for them on a daily bases. Each of us has ‗unpacked baggage‘ that we struggle to empty. Reflect
on the fact that none of us were born with emotional imperfection—but many of us choose to endure our
deficiencies. Emotion, sentiments and passions are learned over an entire lifetime that require adjusts on
a regular bases.
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How to Overcome Fear in the
Workplace...Is there an Elephant
in the Room?
In the face of national financial uncertainty employ-
ees must develop skills to overcome and deal with
the fears of coping on the job. In the midst of man-
aging work, home, children, marriage and relation-
ships, our attitudes must remain focused and acutely
attentive and un-emotional in the workplace.
One of the most realistic depictions of the
workplace office experience is the Emmy Awarding
winning show ―The Office.‖ A ―mockumentary‖
about a group of typical office workers, the workday
consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and
tedium. When watching from the comfort of our
living room TV screens we can laugh and joke
about such things, but in the real world we often ex- How do you see yourself? It‟s time to roll up your
perience something more emotional—especially sleeves and really learn to face how you perceive
women. For most of us, issues at work can be a sen- your own identity. Take a moment to examine
sitive area. Women face managing their emotions at yourself and your moods. Figure out what is ―the
home and in the workplace. In both cases a healthy normal‖ acceptable personality, characteristic, traits,
outlook and perceptive approach are key. At work, behaviors and own up to it. If it‘s non-acceptable,
workers tend to tip-toe around issues of concern as then it is time for a change. Get real and be straight-
they whisper and exclude other less desirable co- forward even if it requires you to dig down deep
workers. Also, individuals face interesting charac- within your heart and personally share with a trusted
teristics and uncomfortable predicaments among co- friend.
workers and or management. Often, insecurities rise
up within the inter-office environment causing addi- Contemplate your overall attitude, behavioral
tional drama. Those inter-office personality charac- pattern, an emotional response on tone within your
teristics include: the gossip, the know-it-all, the jerk, social and working environment. For example, some
the do-gooder, the workaholic, the cynic and the S- individuals may feel stupid or inadequate, and there-
O-B. Each one of these traits tends to cause emo- fore, hesitate to share true feelings with others. Af-
tional upheaval. ter some self examination, your will begin to see that
this behavior makes you somewhat anti-social, im-
In an article on emotions and women at work passionate, or perceived as weak to yourself and oth-
entitled, ―Women at Work: Too Much Emotion?‖ ers.
author, Sara Templeton suggests that, ―Early in
2004, I wrote an article about Dr. John Gray's idea Examine a moment how this new knowledge
that in the workplace men often see women express- makes you feel. More importantly, how have you
ing their emotions as a 'weakness'.‖ The funny thing allowed this abnormality to overrule peace in your
about it is that men have their own issues in the life each and every time you encounter the gut
workplace by, perhaps, avoiding emotions. wrenching feeling that somehow holds you back
from free will of self expression? In order to be
An emotion is a mental and physiological truly free at work and able to contribute all that you
state associated with a wide variety of feelings, are, you must get past these blocks. (Continued on
thoughts, and behaviors. It is a prime determinant of the next page)
the sense of subjective well-being and appears to
play a central role in daily activities at home or at
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65. Overcoming Workplace Fear—Continued from I encourage you to be honest with yourself.
previous page) Don‘t hide behind the elephant in the room. Deal
Personally, I battled with low self esteem. How- with situations that make you feel uncomfortable.
ever, what most people saw was a confident per- Remember to be genuine and kind. Reengage man-
son of self assurance—therein the lie. We cover up ners. A 2001 Gallup poll asked American adults
some of our ―unacceptable‖ behavior with a lie. I whether a series of qualities applied more to men
had to make a choice to push through the anxiety or to women. Ninety percent of those surveyed
and camouflage my extreme fear and self doubt said that the characteristic "emotional" applied
constantly. It became so habitual and destructive I more to women. The survey didn't ask about par-
nearly lost my God given characteristics. Finally, ticular emotions or specify positive or negative
out of sheer desperation, I sought to change. I connotations for the word "emotion." But it seems
asked myself why I wanted to change; it was be- likely from the results that most Americans view
cause I had misplaced the fullness of life. God‘s women as either able to experience or prone to ex-
Glory had vanished inside and I longed to be trans- periencing a wider, more intense range of emo-
formed. What I wanted to change were my old tions than men do.
thoughts, mind-set, and my identity. The fact that I Are women more emotional than men
wanted to make this change now was the element are? Do they cry more? The perception that
that frightened me. The logical part of me was women cry more than men is pretty widespread.
ready to commit to changing. But, the reality of But as babies and children, boys and girls cry
making such a big change scared the hell out of about the same amount on average. Only during
me. That is what real change will do for an indi- puberty do girls begin to cry more than boys do.
vidual; change will awaken heaven and hell. According to a 2005 New York Times article, by
Again, an interesting contrast! The best thing I age 18, women cry four times as much as men.
learned is that inside the fear and uproar was a new Does that mean that we should sit on our emotions.
contrast awaiting to spring forth: calmness and a No! We have something to offer because we are
soothing peace. Finally, I determined how I women with sensitivities to the nuances of all of
wanted to change and made it clear I possessed the the situations in which we find ourselves. Each
desire to be transformed. I wanted to walk differ- woman is a completely unique individual.
ently. I wanted my old customary beliefs and doc-
Of course, we all have things to learn, but we also
trines and teachings to become fresh and God in-
have gifts to offer the world. What we do with our
spired. After that, the change was much easier.
gifts and how we behave as human beings will in-
fluence every aspect of our lives. It is always our
choice. Let‘s share something spectacular with
each person we meet.
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66. The problem is not lack of jobs, it's a lack of people
trained for the "in demand" jobs of 2010.
Organizational Development and Training Systems—
Organizational Development and Training Systems—
ODATS is the offers a unique online recruitment gate-
way, with experienced professionals covering all sectors
and job categories. It serves as the primary source of
merging workforce opportunities globally for small
businesses, employers and recruitment agencies. Affili-
ates support United States and China ODATS covers
the markets of cultural exchange.
The Organizational Development and Training Systems—ODATS Team
Organizational Development and Training Systems—ODATS is run by a seasoned team of young professionals with
diverse backgrounds across different industries, including management consulting, private equity, technology, educa-
tion and recruitment. The team also brings together a wealth of international experience across two continents.
The Organizational Development and Training Systems—ODATS is a leading recruitment agency providing tai-
lored international recruitment solutions to oversea employers, offering an all-around Training. We are responsible for
advertising your jobs, candidate search, job seeker match, skill test and interview arrangement, pre-contract training and
orientation, work permit / visa application, and contract performing supervision. Established in 2001, ODATS has been
providing effective and satisfactory international recruitment service to thousands of employers around the globe in a
wide range of industries and businesses. We‘ve been one of the major players in international employment market and
have built solid professional reputation among our customers as well as our competitors.
Our excellent recruitment solutions are strongly backed by our extensive recruiting network across the globe which is
composed of many state-owned local partners / subsidiaries in each province. Our knowledge on China‘s provincial hu-
man resources‘ statistics and distribution make us special from other recruitment agency in dealing with each client‘s
special staffing needs. Our local partners / subsidiaries are all state-owned organizations, and this ensures us the legal
sources of candidates. Workers from a legal source are more amenable, compliant and industrious; besides, their profes-
sional skills are more reliable, for most of them are from big state-owned factories and companies and were well-trained
before going to work.
We take each of our client‘s recruitment needs personally. We start our custom-tailored service by listening to you, un-
derstanding your particular business and your unique staffing requirement. Our work procedure is as follows:
→ enquiry and communication
→ candidate sourcing, screening, short listing
→ CVs presenting
→ interview (web-cam optional) / field skill test
→ candidate selection
→ pre-contract training / cultural orientation
→ Work Permit / Visa application
→ flight and trip arrangement
→ contract supervision
Value and Vision
We‘re fully aware that talent is the key factor in our clients success, thus, talent is our prime value. Only by providing
best-fitted, highly competent candidates to our customers can we win success for our customers and for ourselves. We
possess an ever-updating talent database globally contributed by our local partner recruiting agency network. We are
proud of our accountability, integrity and professionalism in being a specialized recruitment agency. Our vision is to be
the best one which has no rivals in offering superb recruitment / training service and best quality candidates to employ-
ers all over the world.
67. We hope the New Year finds you well and inspired to do something different, positive, and effective this year.
In 2010, we encourage you to make training a priority with ODATS — Organizational Development and
Training Systems and Recruiting service help you in accomplishing goals never thought possible. Get in-
volved wherever and whenever you can -- your community and communities around the world cares about the
new you. This year, make your dream of career goals a reality. How about allowing ODATS — Organizational
Development and Training Systems assist you to accomplish your goals in an ongoing, meaningful way, and
connects people around the world to gain a greater awareness in training.
ODATS RETRAINING NEWS - January 2010
- President Obama has been pouring funds into retraining programs to help Americans
get the jobs that are available in the economy of today.
Last year, President Obama unveiled his "12 billion plan" to help colleges prepare millions of people
for a new generation of jobs. Millions of the jobs lost during this recession are not coming back-ever-
but they are being replaced by jobs in new areas.
We’re on the Web!
―Global Thinking Women Have Something to Say‖
Work and Live
Teaching Oral English
+8Recruiting English speaking candidates to live and teach in Henan Province China for one year. Teach
oral English to Chinese nursing students seeking to work in U.S. nursing market. Work for the one of the
largest educational agents in Central and Western China where the market strength is growing rapidly.
Dear Friend: Its Kim from China! I hope the New Year finds you well and inspired to do something different,
positive, and effective this year. In 2010, I’d encourage you to consider teaching in China as a new life mission
and experience – join our seasoned team of American Foreign Faculty in accomplishing goals never thought
possible. Seriously consider teaching as an option within a charming community here in the Henan Province of
This year, make your dream of travel and teaching a reality. International teaching helps University students
accomplish their goals in an ongoing, meaningful way, and connects people around the world to gain a greater
awareness of our shared humanity through the love of teaching others.
2010: 11 Years, 100+ Teaching Staff: 2010 will mark both the 11th anniversary and 20,000 students here in
China. Over these 11 years, each teacher has been able to touch individual lives, but together, the teaching
staff supports the forward momentum of communities around the Henan Province. However long you can stay—
1 semester or 1 year, you can help continue the cycle of teaching and make a meaningful contribution.
As a teacher, you will experience another culture like never before, and work side-by-side these young students
from China and Internationally. And, hundreds of teachers successfully work with our dedicated staff and useful
study program tool.
Make time for this wonderful teaching experience now…
Air Fare to China Medical Care
Room , Board and Private Apartment Salary
Trips in China *Only when a one-year contract is signed
It's a great time to start planning for the 2010 fall semester, you still have time. Contact us directly, for a brief
interview on-line or if you have any questions, or need help deciding which program and site is right for you.
We look forward to working with you this year.
ODATS—Organizational Development and Training Systems
Xin zheng, Henan, China
69. GLOBAL THINKING WOMEN IN BUSINESS ...
Business Director, IEES-China Henan International Education Exchanges &Services Ltd
IEES- China Henan International Education Exchanges & Services Ltd is a registered and gov-
ernment approved education Service Company in China. It is registered as IEES International
Pty Ltd in Sydney Australia. IEES has its own branch companies or representative offices in
UK, Canada, US, and France. IEES also has branches in Qingdao, Wuhan, Taiyuang, Xi‘an,
Chongqing and Wuxi in China. It has been in the education business for 14 years since 1993
when it started its business in providing consultancy services for individuals who were inter-
ested in pursuing overseas study and liaison of international education exchange programs.
IEES China headquarter is situated on level 18, Tower 1, Jincheng International Square, No. 66,
Jingsan Road, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, P. R. China. Zhengzhou is the capital city of Henan Province,
which has the largest population among all provinces in China. The office building is right in the heart of the city
on Jingsan Road, the new commercial street that links the historic part of the city with the modern part. The com-
pany occupies an office area of 1, 500 square meters and has 12 business departments. Other assets include one bus
and 4 cars, OA office system with internet connecting to the broad-band internet, each staff with a personal com-
puter, two Cannon printers, 4 scanners, 4 facsimile machines, TVs, Video Players, Projector and etc. There are 50
professional consultants in the team who have expertise in different areas such as education, law, social sciences,
psychology and other disciplines. The overseas study destinations of our clients spread over to more than twenty
countries that include the USA, Canada, Australia, UK, New Zealand, France and other countries in Europe, Africa
and Asia. We organize students and teachers holiday study-visit programs during the summer and winter school
holidays to Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and some other countries. We also organize pro-
fessional training programs for government officials of different areas which are conducted both in China and over-
seas countries by world renowned institutions and experts.
IEES China has become the top trustworthy and most recognized agency in Henan Province and one of the
best in China because of its large business scale, extensive range of services, variety of programs and the greatest
strength and professionalism of its staff. Since 1993, it has sent over 10,000 Chinese students and scholars to other
countries to pursue their further study and research. Some of them have returned to China working in different
fields while others have obtained their residency in their countries of overseas study destination enjoying the suc-
cess of their careers. The numbers of students sent overseas during the last three years of 2004 2005 and 2006 are
about 850, 850 and 960 respectively.
In 2003, to further expand our business activities, we set up Kingsway International Language School as
another business arm of our operation. The school has language training classes running all year round in languages
such as English, French, Russian and Japanese, foundation studies programs jointly run with our business partners
in Britain, Australia, Canada and Korea.
Our branch company IEES International Pty Ltd has been operating in Sydney since 2002. It has been in-
volved in areas of education and culture exchange programs, education publications, general tourism and special
tours and professional training. It offers the most comprehensive services in the above areas to our clients in Austra-
lia, China and some other countries with our professional expertise. IEES Australia provides our students with com-
prehensive post-arrival services including airport pickup, home stay or accommodation arrangement, subjects or
majors choice guidance, problem solving, liaison among institutions, students & parents etc and most of the ser-
vices are free of charge. IEES Australia also recruits onshore overseas students in Australia for our represented in-
stitutions. We have a Total Care Service Scheme for all of the clients, which expand our services much beyond
what the contract stipulates. This is a reflection of our Mission: Always do more than we can promise. .
70. BECOME A MENTOR
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”
~ Oprah Winfrey