Career Change for USAID Communications & Outreach Service at an Embassy

Lindsay Saunders Speaking Many of you know me as Lindsay K. Saunders, in Raleigh, North Carolina, devoted to communication, storytelling, and outreach, but also activism. I hope you also know that I am someone deeply devoted to making a difference through the work I do. But what you, may wonder, is the change? [...]

By |2017-10-12T15:59:47+02:00October 12th, 2017|Careers, Communications|0 Comments

Women & the Ways We Work: Sarah Beaulieu, Advisor & Speaker

This week is the 30th story of Women & the Ways We Work. I decided to reach out to some people I didn't really know, but found interesting. One of those people was Sarah Beaulieu. I realized she was posting some interesting things on Twitter and found myself watching her TED Talk: An Uncomfortable Conversation Worth Having [...]

By |2017-08-04T00:41:21+02:00August 2nd, 2017|Advocacy, Careers, Communications|0 Comments

Women & the Ways We Work: Brie Reynolds, Career Specialist

About a month ago, I came across some of the articles Brie Weiler Reynolds has written and shared on LinkedIn. Now, I'd never met Brie, but I quickly realized how passionate she was about using creating and using good content to help people in their careers. I loved her "How Leaning Out Helped Me Lean In" piece [...]

By |2017-07-19T19:18:38+02:00July 19th, 2017|Advice, Careers, Communications|0 Comments

Advocacy, Laser Talks & Policy Technical Communication

Being an active citizen whether through community service or advocacy has always been a part of me. In fact, I'd say it’s in my DNA. Both my Grandfathers served in the military. Following his time in the Army, my maternal Grandfather was on the City Council; Board of Education -- where he helped desegregate schools [...]

By |2017-06-20T05:04:52+02:00June 20th, 2017|Advocacy, Communications|0 Comments

The Weekly #23 – Women & the Ways We Work: Meghan Murphy, Community Manager

A few months back, my friend Evi offered to introduce me to some other people who use communications and storytelling for more community-based and social issue related work, since that's what I feel really called to explore. Thus, I was introduced to Meghan. We shared a bit about our backgrounds, meetup connections, and travel interests via [...]

By |2017-06-14T15:10:05+02:00June 14th, 2017|Careers, Communications, Feminism|0 Comments

The Weekly #20 – Women & the Ways We Work: Cathy Sprankle, Science Writer

Through Women & the Ways We Work, I've now talked to two women are particularly passionate about the environment and science. Each of their additional interests have overlapped with other interests of mine in a different way. Soon after I joined the Society for Technical Communications Carolina Chapter in 2013, I met Cathy Sprankle. With our [...]

By |2017-05-24T03:19:26+02:00May 24th, 2017|Advice, Careers, Communications, Feminism|0 Comments

Launching My Speak Up Fundraiser: Fighting for RESULTS

My Passion for Advocating to Fight Poverty with RESULTS There never has been a more important time than now to speak up about issues you care about and make a difference in your community, state, country, and the world! Some may know that I am a grassroots advocate with RESULTS – a movement of passionate, [...]

By |2017-06-20T05:18:39+02:00May 18th, 2017|Advocacy, Communications|0 Comments

Women & the Ways We Work: Christina Mayr, Leading Technical Editor

In May 2005, Christina and I both landed in London to spend 3 weeks with a cohort of East Carolina University students studying abroad. Afterwards, we didn't see each other for quite some time. Then I ran into her at a SIGDOC (Special Interest Group on Design of Communication) conference in fall 2013. I was [...]

By |2017-05-10T03:29:03+02:00May 10th, 2017|Advice, Careers, Communications, Feminism|0 Comments

Women & the Ways We Work: Erin Frost, Feminist Academy

This week marks the 16th profile in Women & the Ways We Work and features an interview with Erin A. Frost. I'm thrilled to share her perspectives because Dr. Erin Frost is one of the people I turned to in my study of feminism in graduate school. We first met briefly at a Design of Communications [...]

By |2017-05-02T01:36:03+02:00April 26th, 2017|Advice, Careers, Communications, Feminism|0 Comments

The Weekly #10 – Women & the Ways We Work: Sree Pattabiraman, Technical Communicator

This week’s profile features an interview with Sree Pattabiraman. She grew up in India, where she got a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce with a specialization in Corporate Secretaryship from M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai, India before finding her way to the Raleigh area, where she pursued her Master's Degree in Technical and Scientific Communication at NC State [...]

By |2017-04-13T03:09:52+02:00March 15th, 2017|Advice, Careers, Communications, Feminism|0 Comments