Gini Dietrich

Entrepreneurial Lessons Even if You’re Not Starting a Business

By: Gini Dietrich | August 28, 2012 | 
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A couple of weeks ago, PR Daily asked me to share my employee to entrepreneur story. I thought you’d enjoy it as well. For the first 13 years of my career, I worked in food and agriculture communications. From the farm to the fork is how we positioned ourselves in new business meetings, and I had the distinct pleasure of working with celebrity chefs, major brands, [&hellip... Read More
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Five Tips for Taking an Unplugged Vacation

By: Gini Dietrich | August 27, 2012 | 
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Last weekend, a very close friend got married. At a summer camp in the middle of Maine. Seriously. It was summer camp as you experienced as a kid, but with adult beverages. And, just like you experienced as a kid, there were no phone calls or emails home. There was no service except in one spot in the middle of the camp, where everyone could see [&hellip... Read More
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London Olympics Show Female Athletes Fighting Stereotypes

By: Gini Dietrich | August 8, 2012 | 
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Growing up, I was taught girls don’t do certain things. They don’t burp, they don’t toot, they don’t snore, they don’t swear, and, by all means, they don’t sweat. I vividly remember doing something unladylike to make my brothers laugh (probably burping) and my dad pulling me aside to lecture me. I remember him saying, “Have you ever heard your mom do that? Girls don’t act like [&hellip... Read More
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Changing the World for Women…One Organization at a Time

By: Gini Dietrich | July 30, 2012 | 
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A couple of weeks ago, we learned about Marissa Mayer joining Yahoo! and the conversation in the media began to circle not around her qualifications, but the fact that she’s a pregnant woman. In the comments of the blog post I wrote about it, Marianne Griebler suggested we talk about what we can do to “combat this offensive nonsense, mentor young people, support each other, and dream together [&hellip... Read More
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The 10 Things I Want to Do Before I Die

By: Gini Dietrich | July 24, 2012 | 
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Last week, Jayme Soulati wrote a blog post called, “20 Things to Do Before I Die.” It was an off-the-cuff blog post; not something she’d been thinking about for years, nor her “final” bucket list. In it she described things she can control (write a book on how to buy colored stones) and things she can’t control (never say goodbye to my parents). I learned things [&hellip... Read More
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Marissa Mayer: Why Are We Still Having this Conversation?

By: Gini Dietrich | July 19, 2012 | 
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I have a question. Why are so many journalists and bloggers writing with advice for Marissa Mayer? Risking the fact that you might be tired of the “women rule” trip I’m on lately, I really want to know what the heck is going on. If this were a 37-year-old man whose wife was pregnant, we wouldn’t be talking about this. In fact, it would be a [&hellip... Read More
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Women Can’t Have it All? Change the Conversation!

By: Gini Dietrich | July 17, 2012 | 
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The number of self-employed women has been on a steady increase during the past 30 years. Women are starting new firms at twice the rate of all other businesses. Female-owned firms number 9.1 million, or nearly 40 percent of all U.S. businesses. Together they employ 27.5 million people and generate more than $3.6 trillion in sales, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners. And [&hellip... Read More
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Technology vs. Paper for Your Task List

By: Gini Dietrich | July 10, 2012 | 
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Yesterday afternoon, Allen Mireles and I were talking about our to-do lists. Not from the aspect of how busy we are, but in how we track everything so balls don’t get lost. You see, I love technology. I love Evernote and Instapaper and Dropbox and Google Reader and alerts in my calendar that tell me when it’s time to do something. I’m always the first one [&hellip... Read More
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Seven Tips for Sharing the Road with Cyclists

By: Gini Dietrich | July 3, 2012 | 
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I know this has nothing to do with PR, marketing, or anything digital, but it’s important to me. And, I figured, it’s a holiday in the U.S. tomorrow and Canadians are coming back to work today, so I don’t think you’ll mind. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a pretty avid cyclist. I’m not one of the best, but I definitely can hold my [&hellip... Read More
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Seven Ways Starting a Company is Like the Hunger Games

By: Guest | June 28, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Meridith Dennes and Kim Oksenberg. Launching a business is always an adventure. In fact, it has a lot of similarities to competing in the Hunger Games. Sure, you don’t have to fight for your life and no one dies, but things you don’t think about – payroll taxes, lawsuits, bad clients – can take down your business before you get [&hellip... Read More