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February

2016

Global Science and Business Leaders Featured In Inspiring West Virginians Radio Documentary

Marilyn Johnson, 62, leads the International Women’s Forum in Washington, DC, an organization of more than 6000 top women leaders around the world.  A native of Kanawha Valley, Marilyn spent 35 years as an executive for IBM – rising to Vice-President of Market Development – making her one of the top African-American female leaders in the IT industry. A graduate of Marshall University, Marilyn Johnson led a group responsible for developing IBM’s strategy for, and marketing …

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21

July

2015

International Women’s Forum roundtable connects, elevates female entrepreneurs

Marilyn Johnson addresses attendees of International Women’s Forum in Miami. Photo credit: Tabatha Mudra. All big businesses start small, and they grow by following what Kay Koplovitz, founder of USA Networks, calls a trail of little victories. This was one of the many lessons shared during the International Women’s Forum two-day Executive Development Roundtable for entrepreneurs in Miami last week. The intimate event, supported by Knight Foundation, attracted more than 70 participants. “Every person in this room has the ability …

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11

June

2014

#womenleaders

Global Women Leaders

The Caged Bird…Sings again..She is Free

The Caged Bird will always be an inspiration and a reminder of the legendary great Maya Angelou and Paul Laurence Dunbar…. “A prayer that she sends from her heart’s deep core- but upward to Heaven she flings- I know why the caged bird sings”

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28

May

2014

Legends in My Lifetime

Maya Angelou said, “A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives her destination, prepared to be herself, and only herself” She has arrived and she will be missed.        

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15

February

2014

The world belongs to…

Mary McLeod Bethune stated: “The world around us really belongs to youth, for youth will take over its future management.  Our children must never lose their zeal for building a better world”.   She was a prophet…..I encourage you to read more about her life.

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31

August

2013

Education

training

School Days

Dr Branch gives insights that are invaluable. I completed reading his new book HIGH SCHOOL IS NOT ENOUGH this week. Each chapter reads like a missive that encourages the learner to not only observe, but to engage in improving the products of our American Education System.

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19

August

2013

American History

Social statements

Servant Leadership

This weekend America stepped back in time to look at herself via Lee Daniels’ THE BUTLER. Not since THE HELP and 42 have we (as a viewing audience) reflected so honestly our American History. My country ’tis of thee…view it.

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10

August

2013

Leadership

I recently was interviewed by a writer for a Magazine in Europe who asked me who is my “role model for leadership”.  This question was so easy to answer:  Madiba.  He is known to the world as President Nelson Mandela.  When I started my career he was incarcerated unjustly. When I was promoted to the Executive ranks he was President of South Africa – his home country.  He once said “I stand before you not as …

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09

August

2013

Leadership

Legend in My Lifetime

We lost a Jazz great this week and our music will never be the same…Mr. George Duke inspired many artists and audiences;  while crossing the invisible borders that classify music.  Whether he was on stage at One World Theatre in Austin, TX , producing and coaching Rachelle Ferrell or jamming with Zappa — he was amazing.

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02

August

2013

Self Improvement

Majestic Dignity…

Majestic Dignity is associated with the adjective “august”. As a result, this month is empowering. Its my Mother’s birthday month, therefore I celebrate her continued family leadership. For me, the month of August is an opportunity to appreciate the person who taught me to Learn, to Experience, to Appreciate, to Respect and most importantly to Network. She also made LEARNing FUN! Thanks MOM!

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