invisionAZ and StartUpAZ Announce New Block of EmergeAZ Fast II Grant Awardees

invisionAZ and StartupAZ announce new blocks of EmergeAZ Fast II Grant awardees. In partnership with Governor Doug Ducey, $1.5 million has been allocated to the EmergeAZ Fast II Grant to provide resources to Arizona entrepreneurs and startups with emerging technologies designed to address current and future economic, health, or societal challenges. “The first year of grants … [More]

Healthcare Certifications Top List of Well-Paying Careers by U.S. News and World Report

"U.S. News and World Report" just released a list of 15 certifications that can lead to well-paying careers. Of the 15 listed, the majority of those careers were in the medical field. All of those medical careers are available at Pima Medical Institute. While not every program is available at every Pima Medical location, several are. Medical Assistant and Medical Secretary, … [More]

Watermark Tempe adds Cession ‘Southern-Style’ Bistro as Newest Lakeside Tenant

Cession, a Bistro-style restaurant serving "Southern-themed" foods, will be joining Watermark Tempe, a premier mixed-use development totaling 1.9 million square feet at the Scottsdale Rd & SWC Loop 202 in Tempe, Arizona. Cession will occupy 8,462 square feet of Watermark’s 265,000-sf office tower located at 410 North Scottsdale Road, abutting the lake’s boardwalk. The … [More]

Lincoln Property Starts 2.5 MSF Phase of Phoenix-Area Project

by Scott Baltic

LPC Desert West, the Southwest arm of Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co., has begun work on the three-building, nearly 2.5 million-square-foot phase two of the company’s Park303 in Glendale, Ariz. The project’s first phase was sold last September to BentallGreenOak for $186 million, which reportedly was the highest single-building industrial sales price in Arizona history. … [More]

Maricopa Community Colleges and Intel to Launch New Semiconductor Manufacturing Workforce Development Initiative

To support the growing semiconductor industry’s employment needs and welcome diverse talent into the technical workforce, Maricopa Community Colleges and Intel Corporation have announced enrollment is now open for a new semiconductor manufacturing Quick Start program at Mesa Community College (MCC). The accelerated two-week program prepares students for a rewarding career as a … [More]

ASU Collaboration Releases Study of Women in the Music Industry

The Recording Academy®, Arizona State University (ASU) and Berklee College of Music Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) revealed the results of the inaugural Women In The Mix Study® designed to examine and better understand the experiences and socio-economic landscape of women and gender-expansive people working in the American music industry. Developed to … [More]

Why In-Person Interaction Remains Critical in the Age of Remote Work

Not long after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a shift to remote work, the internet security research firm Twingate conducted a national survey to find out what workers missed most about going to the office. Heading the list: “Social connections,” followed closely by “human contact in general.”  Those answers aren’t surprising to Phil Kelley Jr., author of Presence and … [More]

Scottsdale Female Founder on FastCompany Most Innovative List 2022

Have Her Back (HHB)  has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022. Founded in 2019, by Caroline Dettman, Pamela Culpepper of Scottsdale, and Erin Gallagher, Have Her Back is a women-owned, minority-led culture consultancy working with companies to tackle equity for all historically excluded groups differently and … [More]

Foundation to Honor National and Local Women Changemakers at Event

Arizona Foundation for Women (AFW) will honor Grammy- and Emmy-nominated musician, author and humanitarian Sheila E., and advocates for Arizona women, Debbie Nez-Manuel and Dr. Candace Lew, at the upcoming Silver Soirée. Sheila E. will receive the 2022 Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award; Debbie Nez-Manuel will receive the Voice of Women award; and Dr. Candace Lew … [More]

How Women – and Men – Can Find Power in Their Feminine Voice

Of the numerous attributes that make someone a leader, a masculine voice is a vital component in the corporate world, a recent study suggests. While some people may view the value placed on “vocal masculinity” as a gender bias in the C-suite, another study found that both women and men prefer male and female leaders with lower-pitched voices. But such data doesn’t mean … [More]

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