What’s really important in life? Women in the workforce are asking

Working women connect to their values, fear as a career superpower, wilderness warriors & more

That’s a wrap on Women’s History Month and on our Women in Leadership issue. Although — let’s be real — do we ever stop celebrating women leaders in the Capital Region? If we’re doing it right, the answer is no; we cover their challenges and successes all year long. 

From cannabis to geophysics, there’s no doubt our region boasts ambitious women leaders across virtually every industry. And leadership, we should say, isn’t restricted to desk jobs. Women are leading their families to a better life, leading people safely back home and leading their communities toward health via traditional and holistic approaches. All this to say: Now is a good time to catch up on the month’s stories in case you missed any!

Here’s the latest:

A Roseville-based disability advocate uses her voice to influence the way national corporations approach inclusion initiatives; the chief medical officer of a Sacramento health care center reveals how she stays engaged throughout each hour of her workday; three of our Women in Leadership honorees spill the tea in a roundtable podcast discussion; working women are taking stock of the last two years after a wearying pandemic; a woodworker and metal fabricator mixes construction and artistic mediums to create art that echoes the concept of “home”; a career coach schools us in turning fear into strength; and women volunteers prove there is no rescue mission too early or too rough as they lend their time and skills to El Dorado County Sheriff’s volunteer Search and Rescue Unit. 

Recommendations from our editors:

In this section we editors share what we’re reading, listening to, watching or even eating. Here’s what we’re consuming this week:

Vanessa: This week (and most weeks) I find myself leaning on the zeitgeisty Lofi Girl YouTube channel (“beats to study/relax to”) while I work. Its ambient, inoffensive beats are the perfect backdrop for getting deep work done, the musical equivalent to white noise. I mean that in a good way!

Judy: There’s been a lot of talk about the Great Resignation during the pandemic. This story from Harvard Business Review dives deeper and finds that workers aren’t just looking for more money. They also want a sense of purpose in their job and work for a company that aligns with their own values and principles.

Jennifer: After seeing Björk in San Francisco last month, I bought an unopened vinyl copy of her 2017 album Utopia at Kicksville Vinyl & Vintage. I just broke the shrink wrap and it’s becoming one of my favorite things to listen to. (My friend’s pet bird also loves it.)  

Odds and ends

Good news — you now have an extra week to nominate an inspirational young leader age 40 or under for our upcoming Young Professionals issue! It takes just a few minutes to fill out the form and submit your pick. Deadline for submissions is April 8. 

Don’t forget to subscribe to the magazine to stay up to date on the region’s business trends, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for daily stories and extras. 

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