Author Archives: Tamra Johnson

About Tamra Johnson

I’m an entrepreneur and a recent MBA graduate from UCLA Anderson. I have 10 years of experience in IT Management and Systems Engineering. I love learning, helping others, exploring the world around me, running at the beach, going to concerts, and visiting family and friends. I grew up in Helotes, Texas, went to undergrad in Cambridge, MA, and now live in Venice, CA.

Interesting Articles from the Last Week of 2012

Here is a bit of catching up from interesting articles at the end of December. Blogs I followed in 2012 At Women 2.0 I believe that articles like this – Female Founder Successes of 2012 help to inspire more women … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Year Business Anniversary

Like many people, today is my first full day back at work since the week before Christmas. The break was great – I spent a little over five days in Texas with my family, and then we came back to … Continue reading

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Getting the Ivy League to Come to You

Open Online Courses MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley and lots of other top notch universities are offering open online courses for anyone to use. You can be a student in their university or from another university, or an entrepreneur wanting to … Continue reading

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Interesting Articles from the Week of Dec. 3, 2012

As I go along my blogging routine I have found it essential to check out more sites to find leads and be inspired with their stories. I sometimes leave comments to start an interaction with other writers. Care to read … Continue reading

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Startup Support in Los Angeles

I’ve written in the past about women starting up companies, which are often great and inspiring stories. There is a lot of activity right now in Los Angeles, especially West LA, in building and supporting a startup community. It’s been … Continue reading

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Interesting Articles from the Week of November 12, 2012

As following other blogs became something I was doing to help find material for my blog, eventually blog commenting followed. Here are the articles that I found interesting and shared my thoughts on the week before last (a bit late … Continue reading

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6 Women Entrepreneurs to Inspire Us

As a woman going down the path of entrepreneurship, I like to keep an eye open for fellow women to look up to, and which can help inspire me in doing the things that I love to do. Of course, … Continue reading

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What Can You Do About Company Culture?

How much does the age of the business owners, and the age of people running the show, define the culture of the company? Check out my guest post on GlassHeel, a career, lifestyle and networking site for professional women. The … Continue reading

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Interesting Articles from the Week of November 4, 2012

In addition to writing posts, I’ve been following several other website and blogs for interesting and relevant articles and news. I’ve decided to start a weekly roundup of articles I’ve found worthy of making comments on, and I hope you … Continue reading

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The Trend of Co-working and Childcare

Brainstorming a new business model Last year while in an Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation class at UCLA Anderson, myself and a team of three guys spent some time developing a model of combining together a co-working space with flexible, on-site … Continue reading

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A Male Boss – Good or Bad?

A recent Fortune article recommends that women who want a promotion should find a boss whose wife has a career (isn’t that a funny question to ask during your interview for a job – What does your wife do?). It … Continue reading

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Finding Work You Love (or at Least Getting Through the Week)

The Dream Job There are some people in life who seem destined (and perhaps lucky enough) to find the job that they really want. Take Rachel Barrie, who has the privilege to work in her dream job as a master … Continue reading

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Women in Tech Leadership (and in the News)

Growing and Guiding a Social Media Platform to Becoming a Publicly Traded Company Four years ago, Sheryl Sandberg was named chief operating officer for Facebook. This June, she was appointed as the only female member of the board of Facebook. … Continue reading

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Keep Yourself Relevant Even While on Leave

Have you thought about how to make your presence felt even while you aren’t actually around? Check out my guest post on Glassheel, a career, lifestyle and networking site for professional women. Whether you are a blogger, a business owner … Continue reading

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Starting Your Own Business – One Step at a Time

I’ve searched the Google adwords tool and the phrase “starting your own business” came out with a very high global monthly search rating. This means that many people, all around the world, are searching for this topic all the time. … Continue reading

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The Rise of Women in the Defense Industry

In July, there was an article the rise of women transforms the defense industry. I thought that this was a pretty cool and inspiring story, given my almost 10 years working in aerospace, and my passion for women in engineering … Continue reading

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Find Out More about The League of Extraordinary Women – First of the Series

In July I wrote an article mentioning women who helped other women. I came across the article about the League of Extraordinary Women and how these different companies helped other women in some way, shape or form. I thought it … Continue reading

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More Women, Better Leadership?

In a recent article by one of my former (favorite) professors from my MS program, Bob Sutton writes that Adding Women Makes Your Group Smarter. In addition to being an interesting and engaging professor, he is known for writing ‘The … Continue reading

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Wooohoooo – Curiosity Has Landed!

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It’s been almost 12 hours since it happened, but I’m still so excited about the landing that I have to get some words down. I got to watch the JPL-built Mars Science Lab (MSL) complete it’s journey to Mars with … Continue reading

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Womenspiration – It’s Not Yet Defined but It’s Happening

Have you ever come across the word womenspiration? I am sure we have all guessed that this word is short for women inspiration or the women who inspire us. I have checked on Merriam-Webster Dictionary and even the Urban Dictionary … Continue reading

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