month : 08/2017 17 results

Substance and Style

Deb Hearn Smith (left), CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and Deb Hallberg, business development manager for Barnes & Thornburg LLC, are forces to be reckoned with in their respective fields. In addition to being inspirational women of substance, they showcase here that style is a part of their repertoires.   Cranberry is a ...

Blind recruitment

Interviewers open their eyes to blind recruitment By Terri Horvath   A job applicant with the first name James is more likely to be hired than one named Jamal. A 32-year-old has a better chance at employment than a 52-year-old. One living in a tonier neighborhood than another also has higher odds. Gender, race, place of education … ...

Hoosier made

Five products to make you proud to be a Hoosier   Endangered Species Chocolate, headquartered in Indianapolis, offers the first American-made chocolate using fully traceable cocoa from West Africa. In addition to using ethically sourced ingredients to support farmers and protect species, the company donates 10 percent of its proceeds ...

Fort Wayne: Full of heartwarming Hoosier hospitality

Staff Report   Fort Wayne, the state’s second largest city, is home to many attractions and experiences for visitors to enjoy. Located northeast of Indianapolis and just 50 miles from Michigan’s border, this metropolitan area is known for its big-city amenities and hometown appeal. Read on for tips on where to go and what to do ...

Looking the part, finding your tribe: A talk with Deb Hallberg

By Ebony Marie Chappel Deb Hallberg’s welcoming personality and signature red-framed glasses are what many people notice first. The multifaceted business professional, who has worked in the legal field for decades, has yet another coveted skill — that of being a great connector. Hallberg currently serves as business development manager for ...

Girl Scouts leader to close chapter on impactful career

By Ebony Marie Chappel   This spring, Deborah Hearn Smith, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, announced that she will be retiring at the end of 2017. During her tenure, which spans nearly 50 years, Smith has served in various capacities within the Girl Scouts organization.  In 1970, Smith earned a Bachelor of Science in ...

10 Free Online Resources for Companies Large and Small

By Keshia McEntire Whether you are planning a new business, looking to improve an established company’s operations or working out the first steps of becoming an entrepreneur, keeping a company running smoothly can often become overwhelming. Thankfully, the internet is full of templates, tools, applications and resources to help your business ...

Welcome back, Mom! 5 Tips for Getting Back in Step After Maternity Leave

By Miranda Miller IF YOU’RE RETURNING TO WORK after maternity leave and wondering how you’ll achieve the elusive work-life balance you’ve heard so much about, stop putting unnecessary pressure on yourself. “I’ve come to realize that there is no such thing (as) work-life balance,” said Jive Software CEO Elisa Steele. “It ...

Catch Her if You Can

By Lauren Caggiano    FOLLOWING A DEMANDING CAREER, it’s not uncommon for professional athletes to take a hiatus and retreat from the public eye. But Tamika Catchings, formerly of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, is far from common in so many ways. Described as Indiana’s “do-everything” forward, she completed 15 seasons in the ...

Third Quarter 2017: Boardroom Briefs

Woman-owned business constructing new HQ, adding hundreds of Hoosier jobs Knowledge Services, an information technology and professional services company, plans to build new headquarters in Hamilton County and create up to 400 new jobs by 2021. The woman-owned company, which provides cloud software and services to complex organizations, will ...