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One Step in Winning the War for Talent: Help Create a World Where Little Girls Want to Become Women

One Step in Winning the War for Talent: Help Create a World Where Little Girls Want to Become Women

My daughter MacKenzie will be seven in October. As our only child, each year has brought unexpected challenges and pleasant surprises. In her sixth year, she’s asked tough questions and started to really demonstrate the person she’s becoming. 

Several times in the last few months she’s told me something that nearly stopped my heart. She’s said, “Mommy, I don’t want to be a girl.” 

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What the he** is a colloquium?! (And other questions you may be afraid to ask)

What the he** is a colloquium?! (And other questions you may be afraid to ask)

I’m a geek. I admit it! Terms like endogenous variable, econometric model, and even colloquium (or its even-more-difficult-to-spell plural cousin, colloquia) get me excited.

I won’t waste your time explaining the ins and outs of variables and models because that’s what Fileners and our research fellows get paid to think about. But the term colloquium has relevance for credit unions like yours. So, if you’ll indulge this research geek, I’d like to explain what the heck a colloquium is and why you should care.

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