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Meet Debbie Ruddock, Mayor of Half Moon Bay, CA

Q: What advice do you have for young women who want to pursue a career in politics?DR: The first thing people wanted to know when I campaigned for office was, “Why are you running?” You need to have an authentic answer. What is your passion? What do you care about? What value can you add to your community? For me, the driver was my passion for protecting our coastal environment. My journalism and public relations background provided a strong foundation for..

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Meet Brittney Shipp, KRON4’S Chief Meteorologist

Q: What made you decide to go in the field of telling the weather?BS: In small TV markets, you try a lot of different positions. I was a producer, anchor, breaking news reporter and features reporter. One day my news director asks me to deliver the weather. It was a great fit! I always loved math and science, I never really knew it was an option-I never met a TV meteorologist and that became the motivation for me to write my children’s book The Meteorologi..

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Meet Lynn North, Real Estate Professional

Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?LN: I have been in real estate for almost 14 years, starting as an assistant for 2 of the top agents for a year to really get a sense of the business and develop a strong understanding of the details. Prior to changing careers, I was a vice president at Pacific Bell and SBC, where my team built the infrastructure that we now know as Silicon Valley with all of the large accounts headquartered here. Also,..

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Meet Vicki Liviakis, KRON4 News Anchor

Q: How did your career start as a News Anchor?VL: Writing and illustrating story booklets of what seemed endlessly fascinating in my little world. I was six or seven years old. Topics mostly included horses. And… horses. Eventually that developed into writing articles and taking photos of high school life for the campus paper. Most noteworthy was a piece on streakers who ran buck-naked through a football game. I believe I actually wrote the eye-brow raisin..

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Q&A with Infoblox’s WIN Executive Team

Infoblox - a global leader in delivering Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world - has launched a global initiative entitled the “Women’s Internal Network” (WIN) to in-crease the representation of women at the company. The purpose of WIN is to build an internal support system to attract, retain and promote women in the workplace. A global initiative of this magnitude can only be successfu..

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Meet Jennifer Martinez, Real Estate Agent, SkyRise Real Estate Group, Silicon Valley

Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?JM: I obtained my Real Estate License in 2009, however, I started working alongside my husband for our company, Skyrise Real Estate Group, in 2012. Q: What designations or certifications do you hold?JM: I am the Vice President and CMO for Skyrise Real Estate Group. I hold my Real Estate License, and I am also licensed in Life & Health. Q: What percentage of your clients are buyers vs. sellers?JM: In 2..

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Meet Council Member Marico Sayoc, Town of Los Gatos

Q: What advice do you have for young women who want to pursue a career in politics?MS: I advise young women interested in pursuing a career in politics to engage early in the community they hope to represent in the future. By engaging early, you will better learn and understand the various issues and voices of your community. You can also determine the value your candidacy can offer to the community. Q: What is one skill you believe that women should have..

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Meet Jessica Aguirre, News Anchor NBC Bay Area News

Q: How did your career start as a news Anchor?JA: My career started in Miami, way before I was a news anchor as an intern at the local Spanish Language television affiliate for UNIVISION. I was at the University of Miami when the woman I worked under suddenly quit and in a “Broadcast News” (movie) they turned to me and said “can you do her job? You are hired “. From that moment on I went to school during the mornings and worked a night shift at the TV sta..

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Meet Laurie Roberts, DJ for KPIG-FM

Q: How did your career start in Radio?LR: My Mom would listen to the legendary SF station KSFO, and I liked it too. Jim Lange was the morning host, and every morning he would say Happy Birthday to listeners around the Bay Area, who had sent in their names, and he would do this over the music of David Rose' 'The Stripper'. My Mom was no shrinking violet, but also not one for public attention. Despite this, I sent her name in. On the morning of her birthday,..

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Meet Sandhya Patel, Meteorologist 
ABC7 News 


Q: What made you decide to go in the field of telling the weather?SP: It was a complete accident! I started out in news in Salinas in 1999 doing a variety of jobs from reporting, anchoring, writing, producing to helping run the assignment desk. When I was assigned the task of writing a weather segment for our anchors to read, I was fascinated. I have always loved science and math, so this was not a surprise. I had gotten my Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Te..

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Meet Elizabeth Cook, Anchor KPIX 5 News CBS SF Bay Area

Q: What led to your decision to pursue a career in Broadcasting & Journalism?EC: I had the privilege of working with Tom Brokaw when I was a senior in high school. Brokaw was the Grand Marshall of the Rose Parade, while I was on the Royal Court for the Tournament of Roses. I wasn’t sure what I wanted my major to be or what college I should choose. He encouraged me to pursue a career in journalism because of our mutual love of history and storytelling. Q: ..

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Meet Rahat Subedar, Realtor, MBA

Q: What was your first experience in Real Estate like? RS: My first exposure to Real Estate occurred 19 years ago when I purchased my first home.  It was an exciting time and I have to say, that to this day Real Estate is still exciting to me.  Q: Why Real Estate?RS: Practicing Real Estate is like slipping into the perfect shoe, it’s the feeling of knowing it’s the right fit.  I consider myself beyond blessed for discovering what brings me joy and I must ..

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Meet Shirley Ferer, Realtor®

Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?SF: June 27, 1977, at a very young age, I received my real estate license and loved the industry ever since. At the time, I was flying for TWA and had too much time off between flights and I wanted to expand my horizons.  Real Estate was the perfect choice because of the interaction with people and the challenges and rewards of Real Estate.  I did take a leave while raising my three children.  As soon a..

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Meet Mohua Dey, Real Estate Agent Coldwell Banker Fremont, CA

First, I love what I do. I love every aspect of my job and I believe that it makes Buying or selling a home is the most important and probably largest transaction you will ever make. Now, the question is: why should I represent you in this major transaction? I am just like any other Realtor with access to the MLS service, right? Yes, in that respect, I am not at all different from other Realtors, but there are many differences that will make you see that w..

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Meet Quirina Buchwald, Realtor Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage San Carlos, CA

Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?QB: I've been in the business almost 8years Q: What geographic areas and types of properties do you handle?QB: The areas and property types I cover vary depending on my clients' needs, but primarily the Peninsula and Single-Family Residences. I've begun to include properties that appeal to Seniors and to Investors. Q: What designations or certifications do you hold?QB: I have a specialty in Senior Res..

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An Interview with Tracy Tate Jones, Executive Director of Beat the Streets

Q: What is Beat The Streets about and what do you all do?TTJ: Our mission is to empower young adults with adequate resources in stimulating self-improvement through the achievement of educational and employment goals. BTS targets our community’s young men and young women by providing answers to fundamental questions that all, if not most of them come across when transitioning between childhood and adulthood. We provide those answers through our many peer s..

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