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By: Lucie Lewis Contributing Writer… There was a time in our social discourse when civility was a benchmark standard. That standard has changed giving rise to questions about where has civility gone. During the time that the media was assassinating the character of Michael Jackson, Diamond and Silk asked the same question. They felt that something in the public discourse had been lost and needed to be restored. The question of where civility has gone was at the center of...

Mar 14 2018
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By Sally Poblete / CEO of Wellthie and Contributing Writer The theme for Women’s History Month 2018, “Nevertheless She Persisted: is a leitmotif that I believe touches every woman, especially women in the still male-dominated world of business. It is due to dogged tenacity by generations of persistent women that the future is bright for business women in the 21st century; generations of women who shaped my journey as an entrepreneur in the present, and who inspire my dreams...

Dec 08 2015
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Crystal Vazquez

Crystal Vazquez didn’t start out wanting to be a make-up artist. In fact, she didn’t see herself as being any kind of artist at all. What she did dream of being was a nurse. While she was in college, however, she began selling Mary Kay® cosmetics. She didn’t care much for doing sales, but she discovered that she liked experimenting with makeup – that she had an unexpected talent for it. Upon graduation, she took a job as a medical assistant at Noble Hospital in Westfield,...

Sep 22 2015
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“Know first who you are, then adorn yourself accordingly”                                                                                                 Epictetus I love this quote made by a Greek philosopher almost 2000 years ago. In our busy day-to-day world, do we as women take the time to know first who we are, then adorn ourselves accordingly? Working in women’s closets...

Sep 22 2015
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For eight years, Patricia Parker-Flores has made an impact on the future of countless students, devoting herself to guiding them on the path to success. She is the Cooperative Education Coordinator for The Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative (LPVEC), an organization that seeks to expand the quality of education in the school districts it serves through various services. LPVEC pools the resources and students from the seven school districts bound together under the collaborative...