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#ImSoFlint Takes Over Social Media: Get all updates here!

Flint is the largest city and county seat of Genesee County in the State of Michigan. It is located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Detroit. According to the 2010 census, Flint has a population of 102,434, making it the seventh largest city in Michigan.

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#ImSoFlint on Twitter

#ImSoFlint on Facebook

A series of tweets by Facebook and Twitter users took over social media this week where those of us who grew up in Flint and are still living there, or in the area, proclaimed our Flint Pride, fond memories and funny stories with the rest of the world. Or anyone that cared

I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. I currently live right outside of Flint, or shall I say, down the street from Flint in Burton. I work and sometimes play in Flint. I also have a section of this network devoted of Flint (Flint Positive Spotlight). So, I am definitely So Flint!

However, like most things on social media, it is playing out (see getting on my nerves) quickly. But, I won’t complain too much. Flint is usually in the media for negative reasons so I’m happy to join the crowd. It’s fun. And, other than love we all need more fun.

What Makes YOU So Flint?

#imsoflint

 

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Claudia A. Hoexter

Name and occupation:

Claudia A. Hoexter, Founder and CEO of Alexa Brands, LLC

Inventor of the Beauty Spoon®, the innovative new beauty tool that helps you spoon out all the remaining liquids located in your product bottles and containers.

What do you love most about being a woman?

Everything! I love fashion, beauty, and design. I also love the hidden power we possess when we are confident, composed and in control.

Have you had to deal with much sexism in your industry?

No, inventing, product development and manufacturing in general is definitely male dominated but I believe if a woman educates herself on all aspects of those things, people both male and female will take notice and listen.

Do you belong to any organizations catered to women business owners?

I am currently researching the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as a possible organization to join.

Who or what inspires you most?

All women in power inspire me, Oprah Winfrey in particular. It is amazing how she came from such humble beginnings to the success she has achieved today. I believe women can do everything a man can in business if we put our minds to it.

Something about you that would surprise us:

I am the 7th child born out of 8 children total. I credit my birth rank to any success I achieve, as I have had to be independent, resourceful, and outspoken since I was a little girl.

Advice for women entrepreneurs:

Believe in yourself and you can accomplish anything. The world is ours for the taking, but only if you are willing to work hard. Appreciate the little accomplishments along the way because the joy comes not from what we ultimately achieve, but from the process of getting there.

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DrKaRae

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Ka Rae’ N. Carey

Name and occupation:

My name is Ka Rae’ N. Carey. My occupations are wife, daughter, friend, stepmother, licensed professional counselor and clinical addictions specialist

What do you love most about being a woman?

I love the flexibility and freedom being a woman affords me to be creative on a daily basis with my appearance. I can choose long pants, short pants, long skirts, short skirts, make up, no make up, and the hair possibilities are endless!

Have you had to deal with much sexism in your industry?

The helping profession is female  dominated so there is not much sexism to encounter in the profession.

Do you belong to any organizations catered to women business owners?

I am a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and the Women’s Business Center in Durham, NC.

Who or what inspires you most?

I am inspired most by my mother and husband. My mother inspires me with her  remarkable ability to make miracles with minimal resources, and never ending confidence in me. My husband inspires me with his awesome gift of calm in any storm, and the ability to help people see the positive side in the most dire of circumstances.

Something about you that would surprise us:

At Work: In my clinical practice I have three “co-therapists”, two turtles and a hamster! They do a great job in helping my younger clients talk about “tough stuff”.

When I am not at Work: I have endless energy when I am dancing. I am an avid dancer with talent in many varying styles including Latin, ballroom, and urban styles. 

Advice for women entrepreneurs:  

I would advise them to not be afraid to follow their dreams and to surround themselves with people who will support their dreams.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Andrea Nugent

Name and occupation:

Andrea Nugent – Author of Mommy is Still Mommy: Cancer Can’t Change That and The Road to Prosperity: Let Your Passion Lead the Way, Founder of B.i.o.n.i.c. Girls, Inc. (a non-profit breast cancer organization).

What do you love most about being a woman?

I love the fact that I truly understand the power and beauty that lies in being a woman.  I love that we have the privilege to carry and bring life into this world.  We have strength and a softness that is both caring and nurturing all while raising our families and running major corporations.

Have you had to deal with much sexism in your industry?

Fortunately for me I can say no.  I run a non-profit breast cancer organization and am actually mostly surrounded by women. 

Do you belong to any organizations catered to women business owners?

Yes – National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

Who or what inspires you most?

My mom.  I remember when I was growing up and watching her involved in many different community service projects and mentoring programs and saying that one day I hope to give back just as I have watched her most of my life.  I have watched her impact many lives and just hope that one day I can say I impacted lives the way she has.

Something about you that would surprise us:

I recently got approved as a foster mom.  I have a beautiful son who is 5 but looking forward to fostering to adopt.  As a two-year breast cancer survivor I excited about the possible addition to our family.

Advice for women entrepreneurs:

Don’t be afraid to pursue your true passions in life.  In order to truly be happy and love what you do start with the things you are passionate about and everything else will fall into place.

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  • Women’s History Month Spotlight: Sandi Webster (dangerouslee.biz)

Am I the Only One That Didn’t Know Who Steve Jobs Was?

When I read the tweets and Facebook posts regarding the death of  Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, I had no idea who he was or why he was so important. I had been asked by a few people if I had heard about his death that day and my response was, “Yes, but I had no idea who he was!”. In return I got laughter and one person even reminded me that he’s responsible for my iPod, which I had just purchased earlier this year and it’s probably the most up to date piece of technology that I own.

I am not the type of person that has to have the latest piece of new technology, so I am very far removed from knowing much about it or anyone affiliated with it. Anyway, I know who he is and what he was responsible for in his life, and I want to say, THANKS 🙂