March is the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on our health. Winter is still in full swing, and for many, this is when resolutions to exercise more and eat better fall to the wayside. I suspect it’s part of the reason why March is designated as National Nutrition Month.Read More
Volunteering is as important to me as making money. A provocative statement?
Maybe, but it’s true. I think volunteering as a Girl Scout is when I first became passionate about it. I remember helping with an ocean cleanup, going to the local senior center to spend time with the residents, and sorting cans and food at a local food bank, something I’ve done numerous times since then!Read More
I’m excited for 2019! Why?
Those who know me personally might say that I’m generally excited for things! I’m enthusiastic by nature and try to look at life in the most positive way (without being crazily unrealistic of course). But I am genuinely excited about this coming year.
So, again, why? Because there are so many interesting and exciting things happening!Read More
The Golden Globe Awards Ceremony is always fun to watch, but I especially loved this year’s broadcast because of one incredibly powerful and inspiring moment. With millions of people watching, as Regina King accepted her award for best supporting actress, she chose to use this important moment to address a systemic issue felt in Hollywood and across the country. That issue is gender equality.Read More
January is National Mentoring Month and a great way to kick off 2019. We’re all looking for guidance in our professional and personal lives these days, especially in an era that puts a lot of pressure on getting ahead and reaping the rewards of diligently following established best practices. Mentorship can be a beautiful thing that helps you grow and achieve your goals, but there are many ways to view and pursue mentorship in business and in life.Read More
What’s your story? Here at ATR, ours is one closely tied to the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) community. It’s been a long journey over the course of three decades to get to the level of success we enjoy today, but we’ve never forgotten where we came from. As a woman and minority executive in Silicon Valley, I believe it’s essential to reflect on our evolution as an MBE and look to the future with diversity in mind.Read More
It seems obvious, but it may not be to everyone, and either way, it bears repeating: don’t talk politics at work. It has never been a good idea but in the current hyper-partisan environment of today, it’s a suggestion that you might want to consider making a rule.Read More
Virtual Reality (VR) is still in its infancy, but it’s a breakthrough that is set to usher in major changes to the world of business and hiring in general. As the newest medium for human-computer interaction, VR has proven to be wildly entertaining, with the gaming industry being an early adopter, while also bringing benefits for many different industries. As a relatively new technology, it is already making an impact on the recruiting and hiring process.Read More
So, you recently graduated! Congratulations!
Now, you’re at your new job. Congratulations again!
It’s all very exciting but also a bit nerve wracking. You’re a rookie and are just learning the ropes of your new job. Bosses understand this and don’t expect you to know everything, but of course you want to do the best job possible. What do you really know though? How do you make a difference right away? What do you do when you feel like you know nothing?
Take a breath. You know a lot more than you think you do. While you may not be an expert at your job yet or know your new industry or company inside out, you can take the skills you have from college and prior work experience and apply them wisely.Read More
As a Hispanic woman with years of experience working in Silicon Valley, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with many female and minority professionals. Recently, I was promoted to the role of CEO/President of ATR, something I’ve worked towards my entire life. Recognizing the power of my new position, I find it more important than ever to provide support for women and minorities in tech and beyond.Read More