To be Ambitious is a Great Thing

To be Ambitious is a Great Thing

I think we can all agree that to have “ambition” is important, for men & women, to grow, to be successful, and to advance the world we live in. But for many different reasons which I’m still trying to understand, the word “ambition”, when combined with the word “woman” feels somewhat disconcerting for many in our societies, whether you’re in Malaysia, Switzerland or Brazil. As a woman, if you choose to prioritize your career, you’re…

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Always Travel Tuesday to the Middle East

Always Travel Tuesday to the Middle East

During the late 1970’s, international terrorism had reared its angry head (yes, nearly fifty years ago). As a Foreign Service radio technician my job was to provide two-way radio nets at American embassies and consulates between Athens and Karachi (this was before cell phones). The local telephone systems were unreliable. The two-way radio was the only means of communicating with the embassy during a terrorist event (many diplomats lived off post). Monday was the absolute…

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