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Social Media Stuff

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Screen Shot 2018-01-05 at 12.27.18 PMI’m a social media geek – and there are far worse labels than that. I love that we have another communication set of tools by which to share information via social media. So, here are some recents on the topic and resources to learn more – particularly for healthcare professionals.

Pharmacy Podcast, SeniorRx Radio Podcast on Social Media

Facebook live discussion with Amy Stark on what we have planned for 2018 with #SMDames18 (mark your calendars, BTW – it will be the first week of August, most likely 8/3/18). This also contains information on #IN_SM17 Smackdown Awards, and the new book coming, Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later!

Chat with Abdul Hakim-Shabazz on Social Mediahere’s the conversation – ’tis the season!

Last but not least – here’s all the places where you and I can connect. From my most favorite to least favorite social media portals:




Twitter:  @PharmLLC   @Yuspie   @ErinLAlbert  @PharmingCareers (the new podcast channel for Pharmacy Podcast)





Facebook: Author page, Single Women Entrepreneurs, STEM Princess Book Series, Multipationals, Law School, Yuspie, The S(He) Says Guide to Mentoring, Plan C, and Pharming Your Career Podcast.

Happy connecting!

A Few of My Favorite Things…in 2014

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

As I’ve previously stated, 2014 was not my best year.  However, there were a few magical moments in it.  In an effort to record what those were, below I throw down a few of my own favorite things that I either discovered, read, or found in 2014.  These may not be new to the rest of the universe, but they were new to me this year, for the most part…

A Few of My Favorite Things in 2014:

Favorite new cityBilbao, Spain.  Best blend of the old and new I’ve ever witnessed in a city. Seriously, I can’t shut up about how cool this town is…if you ever get to go, GO!

Fave new social media platform – Props to YikYak.  God bless all the college students who use it to perfect their jokes and praise when it comes to college life.

Fave book – of my own? Easy. STEM Princess.  Of someone else’s? Hmm…I’d need to go with The Alliance by Reid Hoffman.  Not so much for the riveting stories or grammar, but because in this book, he’s marking a new trend which I think is going to be one, if not THE key to the future of work: affiliative work.  If you haven’t read this one and like to learn about trends before the rest of the universe, read it.  He’s on to something.

Fave projectCarrying on the #SMDames brand.  I think we’ve done a good job in establishing this brand unique to Indiana.  And while I’ve loved being a co-founder and starter of this project, I will not be participating as a planner in 2015 and beyond.  It has been an honor working with the amazing social media whiz herself, Ms. Amy Stark on this project, and I’m glad she’ll be carrying this brand’s torch forward in 2015 and beyond…it’s in good hands.  I also had the chance to start BU Well at work – I think that’s going to be a goodie for 2015. Stay. Tuned.

Fave changing of the guard – Easy. David Muir taking over the news desk at ABC.  You already know this if you follow me on Faceplace – lol! Seriously – dig their 1:30 minute face casts.  Brilliant.  It’s the one thing that may keep me on Facebook in 2015.

Fave training for the year – Tough call, and a tie here.  It’s between Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Residency and the ACE Women’s Leadership Forum.  Both were good, for different reasons.

Fave STEM areaQuantum physics – Working on STEM Princess this year got me beyond my four walls of science and forced me to learn more about ALL the areas of STEM.  And while computer science and engineering are the big pushes, props to quantum physics for being both the most fascinating and enigmatic areas of STEM for me personally.  That, and I still want. A. Teleporter!  Get on it, girls!

Fave talk of the year – Wow. This one is tough.  I really enjoyed talking about STEM at several venues this past year–at TechFest in Ft. Wayne, at an Indy Chamber panel, at Centric Indy, and Rotary in Indy as just a few examples.  There were also some awesome work talks too–social media, and why pharmacy students need to be involved in advocacy.  But I think my favorite talk this year wasn’t really a talk–it was a workshop.  A workshop on how to write books.  I loved this one the most, because I can help empower OTHER people to share their stories.  It’s just me if I’m writing a book.  But if I’m sharing how to write with others, the impact magnifies.  Shout out to NaShara Mitchell over at Studio B for making this one happen for the Indy community.

Fave failure – let’s end on a humbling note, shall we?  There are a LOT here to choose from (mountains, literally), but I’d have to say my favorite failure this year was Kickstarter campaign #2 for STEM Princess. Although, I’m not totally sure classifying this as a failure is entirely accurate…because it will not deter me from continuing the books along the STEM Princess story lines…

Let’s see what 2015 brings!

#SMDames14 June 24, 2014 in Ft. Wayne

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014


Did you get your tickets yet for #SMDames14?

Teachers From the Universe Sometimes Dress Well, Even If Odd

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

OK, this post is brought to you by the weirdness of the universe.

You know how when you go on a learning quest and you start running into everything around whatever it is that you’re trying to learn, but prior to wanting to learn about it, you didn’t hear about it anywhere?  Yeah, I’m experiencing a little of that this week, as I prepare for – of all things – attempting to get a new class started for next fall.

Of all people the universe has brought to me on this learning quest–you’d think it might be a healthcare professional (since the class has something to do with healthcare), or in the sciences, or something else in my area(s) of chosen professions–like pharmacy, law or even entrepreneurship.  Did the universe bring me said teacher?


Instead, the teacher, of all people, is Linda Fargo.

Who is Linda Fargo, you may ask?

Well, just Google her.  She’s a VP of merchandising at Bergdorf Goodman’s.


Yeah. Exactly – not the person I was thinking of.

But, I think I finally caught up with the message that the universe was trying to bring me through this eccentric choice of teachers for me.  (And I truly mean no offense to Ms. Fargo–she’s got a great haircut, and far more style in one of her pinkies than I’ll ever have in my entire being.)  But–as I Googled her, the one thing she discussed that stuck with me was – risk.

A reporter that was interviewing her admired her for her taking ‘fashion’ risks in what she wore. However, she replied that she felt she didn’t take ENOUGH risk in her choices.

Are we all taking enough risk?

The tipping point was seeing Bergdorf’s contest on dressing Ms. Fargo through Twitter, if you’re curious – but I did pin her the other day on Pinterest as well, because of her hair.

My point?  Teachers aren’t always obvious in your life. They’re not always in classroom either. Sometimes, they are in books.  Sometimes, they are online.  Sometimes, the universe sends you weird packages, just so you unwrap them and be sure to get the message.  I’m just posting this in the hope that we all pay a little more attention to what the universe is trying to tell us – myself included.