Women Who Lead

Jacqueline E. Dawson, 64

‘Nothing held her back — if she wanted to do something, she did it,” a colleague said of Jacqueline E. Dawson, a Baltimore County Circuit Court master who died last week of ovarian cancer. (Photo courtesy of Kendall Wyman)

Jacqueline E. Dawson, who served as a family magistrate for Baltimore County Circuit Court for two decades and earned a reputation as an outspoken advocate and a dedicated member of the women’s Bar, died Thursday of ovarian cancer. She was ...

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Working mothers balance roles


School is out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that Laurie Wasserman’s morning routine slows down. Each morning her husband, Andy, leaves for work early, while Wasserman gets her 6-year-old son, Evan, and 4-year-old daughter, Maya, ready and out ...

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Mentoring program helps grow women-owned businesses


Browse the boutique aMuse Toys in Fells Point or its sister store in Quarry Lake and chances are it looks much as it did a year ago. Wooden shelves are still stocked neatly with well-designed, developmentally appropriate toys that stimulate ...

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Welcome to Path to Excellence

Suzanne Fischer-Huettner

For the first time, there are four unique generations of women all in the workplace together —all bringing very different beliefs, experience and skills to their organizations.  In my role as publisher of The Daily Record, I have the opportunity ...

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Creating Opportunities – Pathways to Leadership

What opportunities have you not considered because those opportunities brought challenges that were yet to be tackled?  How many times have you doubted yourself and said, “Someone like me could never do that?” In your quest to propel your career, ...

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The truth about balance


I wrote the article below for a Maryland State Bar Association publication in January 2013. I came across it recently and was both amused and inspired as I read back over my perspective at that stage of my life. I ...

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Dress to Impress

Each month, Path to Excellence will feature a column on business fashion and trends. If you have a question or topic you would like to see addressed, or if you would like to share your expertise on this topic, please ...

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Hastler elected president of MLA

Mary Hastler

Mary Hastler recently purchased an Apple Watch, but already the high-tech device has her thinking of ways she could improve service for her customers at Harford County Public Library. “I’m just very curious about how I can take what I’m ...

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What Was Your Path?

Wray, Mary Teddy

Dr. Mary Teddy Wray opened her own dental practice in 2002 that continues to thrive today. Wray, a Top 100 Woman, serves as chief executive officer and owner of Laurel Bush Family Dentistry. She says her success also has allowed ...

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Murthy is second woman to lead Md. chamber’s board

‘We are going to do what needs to be done,’ says Sheela Murthy, chairwoman of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee, referring the organization’s leadership transition. ‘Our legislative agenda is going to continue with laser-sharp focus.’ (File photo)

There is an energy in Sheela Murthy’s voice as she talks about her new post as chairman of the board of directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. After all, it took her years to get to this point. And ...

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