#StandwithCara

14 years ago I represented my home state in the Miss America pageant.  It was a dream I’d had since I was a little girl; alongside becoming a United States Senator (something you couldn’t pay me to do now) and graduating college, becoming my state’s title holder and walking the Miss America stage was something […]

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Melons

I am a people pleaser. Being in a corporate environment has created some difficult challenges for me given my personality, but it’s also created some opportunities to go against my normal approach to life and surprise myself by standing my ground.  Unfortunately, those instances are far outweighed by my desire to make those around me like […]

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#metoo

If you asked most any woman what their #metoo moment was, you’d likely wait while they paused to mentally sort through the (often-time) instances where they’d been sexually harassed, inappropriately touched/grabbed or worse – assaulted.  I’ve spent 15+ years in a corporate environment and I have had conversations with more women than I’m comfortable writing down who have […]

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