I was going through my morning routine per usual & something kept coming to mind. I absolutely love Embark Women -- what we're building, and the group we have. It's my passion and what drives me every single day. But I'm not sure I ever would have started it if my life had gone according … Continue reading If Life Had Gone According to Plan…
In an interview I did recently, I was asked what a young woman should do if she wanted to become an entrepreneur. My gut response was something like, "Find your people. Get out there and get connected. Ask questions." Like the good little ruminater I am, I always re-play events like this over and over … Continue reading Find Your People
We've taken a bit of a break this summer but now it's time to get our groove back -- starting with "wellness." What is wellness? What is healthy? What is beauty? And how can we obtain that total wellness package? These are just a few of the questions we've been pondering lately. Beginning a few weeks … Continue reading Getting Our Groove Back
Honored and Humbled. Those are the overwhelming feelings we experienced by the incredible show of support at our most recent Embark Women event. It was our second quarterly event — our inaugural “Get to Know Embark” debut meeting technically being our first. The Embark Women leadership called the meeting to order and gave a brief update on what we’ve accomplished in only three short months and what we’re planning for the future.
Our first Ideation and Brainstorming Workshop was a huge success! We had a roomful of women of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. By the end, not only did we have bellies full of delicious pizza (provided by the UT Tyler Graduate School) and cheeks sore from laughter, but we also had multiple creative business … Continue reading Ideation and Brain Storming Workshop
When have you spoken about your failures and did not feel like one? When was the last time you boasted about a failure that taught you something in life? When did we become scared to talk about failures? Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. --C. … Continue reading Tell me your “Favorite Failures”!
A good girl friend called me tonight just as I was about to doze off to sleep. She usually doesn't call late at night so of course I was somewhat concerned and answered it immediately. Turns out, thankfully, everything is fine -- she just wanted somebody to share her thoughts with. She simply needed to … Continue reading Reflections
Ruthie spoke at the TEDxGreatHillsWomen and is our Culture Creator & Director of Happiness at Embark Women! Taken from Tedx GreatHillsWomen, Ruthie Strout (now Ruthie Blair), an Innovation Evangelist, talks about how what the world needs right now is new ideas. Watch her talk to get inspired and see how new ideas can be cultivated, … Continue reading Innovation-Following to Lead- Ruthie Strout
An journey towards the venture lab phenomenon!
“And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”― Meister Eckhart We had our first Embark Women meeting 3 days ago and I am still blown away by the sheer awesomeness of the women present in the room. I am a recent engineering graduate student and an aspiring … Continue reading Embark Women- A boon for aspiring Women Entrepreneurs!