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Christy Uffelman named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40

2016 40 Under 40 Awards Presented by Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP present the 18th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards. The program recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision and passion enrich the Pittsburgh region. Congratulations to the 2016 Honorees: ​Dr. Ermias Shawel Abebe, 33 UPMC Medical Center Rev. Paul Abernathy, 37 FOCUS Pittsburgh Dean Aloise, 38 Xerox Erin M. Belitskus, 38 Changing Our World Diana Bellini, …

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The Disease of Perfectionism

By Mary Shippy   I was in New Mexico a few years ago visiting a Navajo Pueblo.  We were watching the women weaving rugs.  They were beautiful in design and color.  Navajo tradition tells us that every Navajo rug is woven with one very visible and intentional imperfection woven into it.  They believe that this allows spirit and energy to …

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Insight from Women Leaders: Encouragement that Helped them Succeed

In Align Leadership’s Women Leaders Across the Generations study, women leaders expressed that they had come from supportive families or had mentors that encouraged them to do what they wanted to do in life. In the following quotes, women leaders share words of encouragement that helped them succeed: “No matter what I did, my mom recognized there was value in …

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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Don’t let self-doubt stand in the way of your success. Atiya Abdelmalik remembers the offer all too well. As the director of community programs and employee volunteerism for Highmark Health in Pittsburgh, Abdelmalik was asked to be the chief medical officer’s special assistant on healthcare reform. “Inside I was thinking, ‘Who, me? Why me? I don’t know anything about healthcare …

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Christy Uffelman Featured in The Huffington Post

Meet Fierce Woman, Christy Uffelman By J.G. Boccella Founder of www.FierceWomenProject.com, artist, musician, and social-change catalyst.   Christy Uffelman didn’t know me from a can of paint when I asked her if I could include her in FierceWomenProject. But she instantly “got” the project and she was unbelievably gracious and generous. Christy was the first person to say to me: …

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Insight from Women Leaders: Ignore Limiting Messages

What do female Baby Boomer, Gen X and Millennial leaders have in common? Resiliency.  Resiliency is described as the spirit of flexibility, elasticity—a suppleness that allows for quick recovery. When faced with challenges, the women shared stories of how they sprung back from situations without surrendering or quitting. Again, across the generations we heard statements like, “I don’t get stuck …

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What Does Success Mean to You? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

By Mary Shippy   The definition of success has been highjacked by our culture’s obsession with fame and fortune. The original root definition of success from the Latin “successus” is to advance, a good result, a happy outcome, as in to accomplish a purpose or aim. But we now live within the confines of a very narrow definition of what …

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Insight from Women Leaders: Learn From Others and Raise the Bar for Yourself

Women of all ages wholeheartedly shared their leadership journeys with us for our Women Leaders Across the Generations Research.  We hope you’ll download the PDF and read more about the intriguing similarities and differences Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials have encountered on their leadership journeys: http://alignleadership.com/free-whitepaper-women-leaders-across-the-generations/

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Insight from Women Leaders: Lead from the Heart

Have you given yourself permission to lead from the heart? Women of all ages wholeheartedly shared their leadership journeys with us for our Women Leaders Across the Generations Research.  We hope you’ll download the PDF and read more about the intriguing similarities and differences Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials have encountered on their leadership journeys: http://alignleadership.com/free-whitepaper-women-leaders-across-the-generations/

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I’ve Been “Should”-ing All Over Myself

Learning to Play Hooky in a “Should Do” World By: Christy Uffelman   I snuck out of work today when nobody was looking. I am writing this post while sitting on my deck, dappled in sunlight, wearing zero makeup and in my favorite robe. And I’m coloring. Yes, coloring. (Apparently as a busy professional, adult-coloring books are the super cool, …

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