Author Archives: Irene Renteria

Back to School Tip 1: Connect with other working moms

Boy walking with a Backpack

  Back to school is here again! How did that happen? Summer just flew by. Transitioning from summer to fall can be daunting, especially when you are working mom.  Balancing work expectations with the needs of your children and household can be tough, but don’t let the stress get to you.  If it feels like […]

The EEOC Sues United Airlines, Inc. for Sexual Harassment

Flight Attendant

Since August 1, 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued multiple companies for allegations of sexual harassment, one of the most prominent of those companies was United Airlines, Inc. (United Air). United is an international airline that was founded in 1934. It has more than 300 airports and over 89,800 employees. Details of […]

Josephine Baker was a singer, dancer, and civil rights activist.

Josephine Baker was an American-born French entertainer, civil rights activist, and French Resistance agent. Her career was centered primarily in Europe. She was wildly popular in France during the 1920s. Josephine devoted much of her life to fighting racism. She was born Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, 1906, in St. Louis, Missouri. She spent most […]

DOJ PSA: Sexual Harassment in Housing Is Illegal

Sexual harassment in housing is a violation of civil rights. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have joined forces launching a public awareness campaign focused on victim outreach and awareness concerning the existence of sexual harassment in housing. The collaboration between HUD and the DOJ […]

Ella Josephine Baker, a dynamic civil rights leader & activist

Today we want to recognize Ella Josephine Baker, a dynamic civil rights leader & activist. Ella was an African American, civil rights and human rights activist. She was an unsung hero of sorts because she was largely a behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned more than five decades. Ella was born in 1903 in Northfolk, VA.  […]

UPS Freight’s Policy of Paying Disabled Drivers Less Violates Federal Law, Court Rules

Disability Rights Are Civil Rights

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a bulletin announcing that the court granted a judgment and injunction in favor of the EEOC in the Americans with Disability Act. A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for District of Kansas ruled on July 27, 2018, that UPS violated federal law by having a […]

DOL WANTO Grant Expands Opportunities for Women

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The U.S. Department of Labor announces The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant. The grant provides funding to recruit, train, and retain women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. The goal is to encourage women to pursue male-dominated careers like manufacturing, infrastructure, and construction. WANTO is designed to help women enter apprenticeship programs and […]

Understanding Group Dynamics

A group is the conjoining of two or more people to complete a task. It is inevitable, at some point in your life, you will work in and be part of a group or team. Understanding group dynamics can help a group to successfully achieve desired outcomes. Group dynamics are the processes involved when people […]

Mindfulness helps change bad habits, reduce stress and change your brain

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Did you know that mindfulness (the act of staying present) can help you change bad habits? Mindfulness is the ability to stay present, focusing your attention on what you are doing now and what is going on around you. Mindfulness is not worrying about the future (what is going to happen), and it is not […]