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Women’s Perspectives

Preakness to feature 1st woman to produce Triple Crown race

BALTIMORE — Lindsay Schanzer went to bed Saturday night confident about her plans to produce NBC’s Preakness broadcast. Then word emerged that Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test. “I probably went to sleep with a smile ...

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Blackbaud CMO recognized for work advancing women in tech

When Catherine Cook LaCour first joined Blackbaud’s executive leadership team in 2014 as vice president of corporate marketing, she was the only woman on a team of all men to directly report to the CEO. It wouldn’t be until about ...

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Tracy Pawelski: ‘Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.’

As an adventure traveler and long-distance walking enthusiast, Tracy Pawelski wants you to know she is just like you, with perhaps a slightly overactive sense of adventure. “I’m not an elite athlete,” she said. “I’m not out there breaking world ...

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Executive Alliance extends application deadline for mentoring program

Executive Alliance, which promotes women leaders in Maryland, extended the application deadline for the organization’s yearlong mentoring program, Effective Impact, to May 31. The mentoring program, held in-person this year, provides individual guidance and professional skills to help midlevel professional ...

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Dulaney Plaza becomes haven for women-owned businesses 

Judy Weidel owned an acclaimed salon with 50 employees in Mount Washington, but when the lease came due she knew she wanted something different and new. Joining with six other female employees who had gone through the salon’s apprenticeship program, ...

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Passion In Action: Finding freedom on the water

  I am a rower and if you know any of us, you know that many people consider us to be a little crazy. We get up before the sun rises and put in an hour or more of intense ...

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Maryland Strong: How Route One Apparel pivoted during the pandemic

Whether they grew up or moved here, many residents love to show their pride for the state of Maryland. One of the most popular ways to show their affection is through clothing. Maybe it’s wearing a Maryland flag scarf around ...

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Women’s careers often take a pause when challenges happen

Tracy Gosson founded the branding and marketing company Sagesse in 2007. With local, regional and national clients, business was booming and she was quite busy. In early 2019, Gosson was just finishing up two large client projects. “I just wasn’t ...

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