Empowering Women Empowers EVERYONE

When you think of a company’s “ethics,” what comes to mind? Sustainability? Fair trade? While these are important, let’s talk about an ethical issue that everyone has a stake in: gender equity.. In the US, women earn more than 50% of the graduate degrees, and yet they only hold a small percentage of the highest paying positions. …

Doing Good, Doing Well: Making Good!

On Friday, April 20th, 2012, Billy Parish spoke at UVM regarding his book Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money and Community in a Changing World. His book covers six steps to take in order to “make good”: Reflect, Adapt, Connect, Design, Launch and Organize During his talk, Billy provided some ways to get started: Identify the …

Doing Good, Doing Well: Make Money Doing What You Love

Meaning making & making money? Are they mutually exclusive or is it possible to do both?  Yes! Here are the steps: Define what matters to you Explore opportunities Learn from others Take a stand, take a step – get involved! Find out what is possible: Considering a Non-Profit Career Learn from the experts: Idealist.org Get …

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Check out this recent article, “It’s Not About You.” by New York Times columnist David Brooks.  He discusses the problem of making a career or life decision amongst “limitless possibilities.” The answer articulated in this article is not to focus on ourselves, but rather to engage with our communities and finds issues and problems that …

World of Work: Allie Tompkins '10, National Prison Project Intern for the ACLU Foundation

Allie Tompkins ’10 National Prison Project Intern for the ACLU Foundation Washington, DC Major: Political Science/Global Studies How would you describe what you do on a typical day? As an intern, I come into the office 5 days a week for a half day. I answer letters from inmates writing the prison project for assistance, …

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