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She Strives to Provide Her Clients Peace of Mind with Legal Strategies Tailored to Their Needs An Experienced & Understanding Attorney Makes All the Difference, Meet Silicon Valley Attorney Kimberly A. Madigan

Q: What was your first job? How did it shape or impact you?KM: At a very young age, I started working in a Sicilian restaurant. I had no prior restaurant experience. The owners were very strict and had high expectations of me. I learned a lot. The most valuable skills I picked up in the restaurant industry ov..

Compassion, Understanding & Kno..

Compassion, Understanding & Knowledge: A Proactive Approach to Law Meet Silicon Valley Attorney, Lydia E. Hsu

Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?LH: My mother always told me when I was a child that I should be an attorney. Interesting enough, I left for college thinking I would be pursuing a career in music and theater. It wasn’t until I was in college that I became interested in the legal f..


Bay Area Personalities

Congenial, Upbeat, Professional, wi..

Congenial, Upbeat, Professional, with a Flair for Comedy Meet Voice Over Actor & Radio Personality Kim Vestal

Q: You majored in Radio/TV Broadcasting at San Jose State University … did you have any idea you were going to have a long career in radio broadcasting?KV: I was drawn to radio as a kid—listening to Top 40 hits on a transistor radio during summer vacations at my grandparent’s avocado/citrus ranch in a remote part of Poway, CA outside of San Diego (KCBQ). It was the only entertainment. I think they..

Meet Veteran Radio Broadcaster, Voi..

Meet Veteran Radio Broadcaster, Voice Talent & Radio Consultant Lissa Kreisler

Q: I see you majored in TV and journalism at San Jose State University … did you have any idea you were going to have a long career in radio broadcasting?LK: I had no idea I would have 40 years in radio broadcasting and not only that … but 40 years of Bay Area radio based in my hometown of San Jose. I’m not sure anyone can expect something as fabulous as that.  In fact, I thought I could be in tro..

A Conversation with Jona Denz-Hamil..

A Conversation with Jona Denz-Hamilton, 94.5 Bay FM Midday Air Personality

Q: When you were in high school, did you know you wanted to go into Radio Broadcasting as a career?JDH: I was fascinated with communication since I was a little tyke. My electrical engineer dad was always building some kind of magical radio-type device. By high school, I was in love with my guitar playing and listening to LOTS of FM radio. I started actually doing radio in college--a bit of fun th..


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She’s an Effective leader with Visi..

She’s an Effective leader with Vision & Conviction Meet Briggs Developments Vice President of Asset Management Reggie Hidalgo

Q: If you could teach women growing in the industry today just one thing, what would it be?RH: Bring something to the table. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. And, follow through with your commitments. That’s actually three things but it’s important to show up and get the job done. Everyone is busy – so don’t make excuses. Q: What is your biggest career failure and what positive lessons did it ..

She’s a Technology Storyteller, Cha..

She’s a Technology Storyteller, Challenging Our Perceptions with Each Masterful Stroke Meet Bay Area Artist Agnieszka Pilat

Q: What unique challenges do you face as a female artist?AP: Well ... let’s start with some facts: female artists are underrepresented in museums and galleries. In a study of 820,000 exhibitions across the public and commercial sectors in 2018, only one third were by women artists (The Art Newspaper, 2019)Only 26% of the winners of the Turner Prize, one of the most well-known visual art awards, ha..

Believing in Endless Possibilities,..

Believing in Endless Possibilities, Fueled by Passion Meet Leading Pilates Industry Leader & Co-owner of Urban Body, San Jose Maria Yu

Q: How did you get started in Ballet and what was it like having a career as a Principal Dancer in the former Ballet San Jose Ballet?MY: In the dance world, we often say that a career in ballet chooses you. I believe this was the case for me. I was essentially born into the ballet world. My Mother, although never a professional ballet dancer, loved the art form, studied it and eventually opened he..