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Winning With Women Wednesday: 5 Videos to Inspire You to #BeTheHero of Your Story

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It’s Winning With Women Wednesday and this week we have videos from an incredible website which helps inspire, motivate, and empower women through the power of storytelling. But first in order to #BeTheHero of your story we must understand what a story is. A story can have many definitions, today we will use it in the context of being a narration of the events in the life of a person or the existence of a thing, or such events as a subject for narration. The website we stumbled upon is called MAKERS and it is the largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

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Launched in 2012 by AOL, MAKERS is a women’s leadership platform that encompasses broadcast documentaries, web and mobile-first video content, and live events. MAKERS.com features over 3,000 videos and the stories of more than 300 women. Today, you will have the ability to listen to the stories of five women who are in positions of leadership, and innovation.


  1. Angela Ahrendts – Senior Vice President Of Retail, Apple – Watch Now
  2. Christiane Amanpour – International War Correspondent & Author – Watch Now
  3. Byllye Avery – Women’s Health Advocate – Watch Now
  4. Erin Brockovich – Environmental Activist – Watch Now
  5. Anna Maria Chavez – CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA Watch Now

After listening, it is your turn to ask yourself if you will #BeTheHero of your story?

Who will you tell your story to and how will you tell it? 

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Use the hashtag #BeTheHero to join the conversation and share your story with us.


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Winning With Women Wednesday: 5 Motivational Quotes To Conquer The Rest Of Your Work Week

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It’s Winning With Women Wednesday and today we have 5 “Motivational” quotes from successful women leaders. If you have a quote and would like to join the conversation on Twitter, be sure to add the hashtag #WinningWithWomen to your tweets.

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Winning With Women Wednesday: 5 Motivational Quotes To Conquer The Rest Of Your Work Week

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It’s Winning With Women Wednesday and today we have 5 “Motivational” quotes from successful women leaders. If you have a quote and would like to join the conversation on Twitter, be sure to add the hashtag #WinningWithWomen to your tweets.

Be sure to “Follow Us” on Twitter: @MILSPRAY

Also be sure to like our Facebook Page


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Winning With Women Wednesday: Women Who Love Their Trucks!

MILSPRAY® recognizes the female truck driving community, and as part of our appreciation, we will be offering a 15% discount for Tough Coat™ services to all women with pick-up trucks, eighteen wheelers, jeeps and many other vehicles!

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For more information on Tough Coat™ please click here

To see more images of our Tough Coat™ services click here

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Feature Friday: Let’s Celebrate MILSPRAY’s Winning Women

This past Tuesday March 8, 2016 we celebrated International Women’s Day by taking photos of our Winning Women here at our organization. With these photos we were able to create a short video that celebrates the diverse and inclusive company culture we value here at MILSPRAY Military Technologies™.

We look forward to your feedback, and be sure to “Follow Us” on Twitter: @MILSPRAY


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Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Womens Day 2016

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Would you like to learn more about International Women’s Day? Click Here

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If you would like to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day for 2016 be sure to use the hashtag #IWD2016 on Twitter.

 

 


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MILSPRAY™ Team Members to Attend New Jersey’s First Women’s Collaboration Summit

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Liz DeSerio, MILSPRAY’s Chief Operating Officer

MILSPRAY’s Chief Operating Officer is Liz Shivers. Shivers oversees the day-to-day operating activities of the company with responsibility for the coordination, execution and optimization of internal operations and resources to fulfill the company’s long-term and annual operating plan commitments. She is responsible for focusing on the maintenance of customer satisfaction, project portfolio performance, the effective allocation of resources across the organization and overall operational performance.

In her previous role as CFO and SVP of Operations at MILSPRAY™, Shivers was responsible for the synergy of efforts in the formulation and execution of MILSPRAY’s global strategy. All while overseeing a broad portfolio of services and capabilities for all branches of the U.S. military and various national agencies.  These mission critical projects included the management of the company’s mobile corrosion teams in support of the US Marine Corps Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) Program domestically and internationally in Japan, Africa, Romania, Italy and Spain.

Under her leadership, MILSPRAY’s operational teams demonstrated exceptional performance within the US Marine Corps CPAC Program, which assisted the company in winning its first multi-year contract with the US Army in 2012 to provide mobile corrosion control services to the US Army National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA. 

Shivers will continue to support the management of the company’s diverse portfolio of technologies and resources including the execution of the global operational strategy to include our recent expansion into Guam for the restoration of Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) for Andersen Air Force Base; as well as the increase in operational capacity at our regional facility in Lakewood, NJ, to support customers on a global scale.


 

Jiayu Jerri Yu (Grey) 

Jiayu “Jerri” Yu is a Product Development Engineer for MILSPRAY™. Yu will be responsible for the ideation and implementation process of the second generation of renewable energy systems. MILSPRAY’s premier technology, the Scorpion Energy Hunter™ Renewable Energy System, is a market leader within the US Marine Corps and the US Army, and was recently deployed at Camp Buckner at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY, where it provided power to a command center as part of the US Army’s NetZero Program to address sustainability and energy security challenges.Yu brings industry experience in design engineering utilizing a variety of Computer Aided Design (CAD) products as well as engineering analysis tools.

She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.

 


 

Today, MILSPRAY’s Chief Operating Officer and Product Development Engineer will be in attendance at the New Jersey’s First Women’s Collaboration Summit which will be held at the Bella Vista Country Club in Marlboro, NJ.

To find out more about the event you can: Click Here

If you would like to see other events MILSPRAY™ team members will be attending be sure to: Visit our Trade Shows/Events Page

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Winning With Women – Share Your Story?

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Today, is Winning With Women Wednesday and we wanted to share with you all the inspiring women who have participated in our blog series over the past year. These women are not only dedicated professionals, but are also passionate about seeing all women succeed. This group of women came from an array of industries and have graciously shared their stories and advice with us in order to inspire others to take action in their own personal success stories and pay it forward. 


History of Winning With Women Wednesday

Winning With Women Wednesday was an idea that had been brought to life after MILSPRAY Military Technologies™ employees had celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, 2015. The concept behind the day was to create qualitative blog posts comprised of tips, interviews, and videos that would inspire, motivate, and serve to mentor women both young and old, to push themselves further than they ever imagined.

These posts have and continue to help establish confidence, respect, and independence for women who are looking to develop their professional skill set and all the while feeling a sense of community when endeavoring to achieve their own personal success.

These posts were first written from women within the MILSPRAY Military Technologies™ organization, however over time the blog has grown both locally and nationally to be inclusive of women who serve in an array of industries and currently hold various leadership positions within their organizations.


 

If you would like to nominate someone to share their story for our Winning With Women Wednesday blog series click here.

To join the conversation use the hashtag #WinningWithWomen. Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @MILSPRAY


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Winning With Women Wednesday – An Interview With Rebecca Tracy, Marketing Director, Dex Media

An Interview With Rebecca Tracy, Marketing Director, Dex Media
Good afternoon and welcome to another Winning With Women Wednesday. This past week we had the incredible opportunity to interview, Rebecca Tracy, Marketing Director for Dex Media. Rebecca is a dedicated, passionate, and highly organized marketer. Within her interview she gives advice on work life balance, and how to effectively manage one-to-one interactions.

Get to know Rebecca

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Rebecca Tracy, Marketing Director, Dex Media

Name: Rebecca Tracy

Education: BA Communications St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
MBA Courses University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN

Organization: Dex Media

Position: Marketing Director

Organization headquarters: Dallas Fort Worth

Total number of employees: 3,100

Number of employees the Marketing Director oversees: I oversee 8 people, there are about 100 people total in our Marketing Org at Dex Media.


1. Rebecca, in your own words please share what it means to take on the role of the Marketing Director for Dex Media entails? Taking this role was a big accomplishment for me. I started as a sales rep, then moved into marketing. When they decided start up this new team 8 years ago I was thrilled to be named the lead.

2. How did you discover Dex Media? I knew of the company, but in 2001 I was job searching after college, a recruiting firm set me up with Dex.

3. Do you have a quote, mantra or tip regarding how our audience could manage their one-to-one personal interactions better? I always try to use the rule of 3 when I give any type of feedback, give 2 compliments or call out 2 areas of success and 1 area of opportunity. I always make eye contact and genuinely show interest in the people I’m engaged with. Another great tip, when your employees or peers ask for feedback on their work sometimes the BEST feedback you can give is saying it looks good, it helps others build confidence. You don’t always want to find issues with everything you are asked to review, sometimes it is best to say good work!

4. Who was an influential boss/mentor for you and in what ways did they shape you to become the leader you are today? I’ve been fortunate to have a few strong bosses, they’ve helped me understand how to manage in a large organization, survive and thrive during mergers and restructuring, build a strong team and find confidence in the work I do. My favorite boss always says don’t ever be afraid to make a mistake, if you never make any you aren’t running hard enough. Just own up to it, learn from it and move on. Also always be honest and give credit where credit is due. Great advice!

5. What do you think the greatest challenge is for Marketing Directors today? Our company sells advertising solutions to local Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs), while we have a very robust product offering it is challenging. Our space is fractured, there are many competitors and options for SMBs with no clear path for generating leads. It’s challenging to find the niche, however we have a new product that goes beyond leads, gives our clients a fully integrated digital platform that includes an adaptive responsive website, social, reputation and listings management and a mini CRM/client database management and appointment scheduling tool. We manage it with the client and it’s competitively priced. It has really taken off since we launched a few months ago.

6. What is the highlight of your work week? It’s always nice to be in cross-functional meetings or in the field and see the work my team has done being used, it’s very rewarding. It also gives me an opportunity to see areas for improvement.

7. How would you characterize your management style? I’m pretty straight-forward. I have high expectations from my team, they are all seasoned managers. Each of them own projects and initiatives, I am quite hands off, they come to me when they need help. I trust them to make decisions and move their projects forward. I try to be gracious and appreciative. I’m blessed with strong leaders who make me proud right now. I’ve had challenges in the past, it’s difficult to manage folks who aren’t independent, self-starters remotely.

8. If you could turn back time, what is something you wish you knew before entering the job market? I wish I would have been more dedicated to finishing my MBA early on, before my job required significant travel. In hindsight I should have made it more of a priority.

9. When looking for potential job candidates where do you turn to? Because my team is so specialized I have looked internally recently, wanting folks who have a broad understanding of the business, marketing, our clients and sales team. LinkedIn is also a good place to start when looking for candidates. Internally our company also uses an agency for searching.

10. What is it about your current role at Dex Media that sets it apart from other Media Agencies? We actually help local businesses flourish, we act as there marketing department. The work my team does is used with these clients, we get to see the results that come directly from the work we create. It is rewarding and fun.

11. How to you stay abreast of hot topics within your industry? I’m fortunate we have 1,500 sales people out in the field, they are constantly sharing with us. In addition we have both a research and communication team who are always keeping up with the industry and share information with us almost daily. In addition I subscribe to a few blogs and other industry publications.

12. When speaking to others about Dex Media, what is the most important message you want them to take away from your conversation? That Dex has been a great company for me and my career. I’ve had significant opportunity, great mentors and I work with bright, smart, fun, passionate people who want the business to succeed. I learn something new each day.

13. If you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing? Honestly? I don’t know for certain, but I’d probably be doing a similar marketing role at another company, working closely with the sales team, it is what I enjoy and feel I am pretty effective.

14. How important is it to be intentional when striving to keep a work life balance? It’s important but I don’t always do a good job, I could do better. I find you need to plan your time off and commit to activities, if I wait until the days I’m home I end up not doing the things I wish I would. A respected coworker who has traveled for years made an excellent point a few years ago, said when you travel consistently for work you have to make sure you are “present” when you are home, make the most of the time.” I need to work on this one.


Want to learn how to market your business for success?

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Be sure to register for Dex Media’s  Northwest  Jersey Marketing Success Seminar by clicking here and you will have the opportunity to listen to local experts from Google, Yahoo, Dex Media and  MILSPRAY’s Digital Marketing Manager, Natalie Adis

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Winning With Women Wednesday – 5 Quotes From Trailblazing & Inspiring Women To Finish Your Work Week Strong

It’s Winning With Women Wednesday and today we have 5 “Trailblazing” quotes from inspiring women leaders. If you have a quote and would like to join the conversation on Twitter be sure to add the hashtag #WinningWithWomen to your tweets.

Also, don’t forget to “Follow Us”: @MILSPRAY