Mixing the Tough with the Professional

Mixing the Tough with the Professional

As late as the ’60s and ’70s, high school vocational classes were often segregated by sex. Girls were relegated to home economics to learn to cook and sew, to prepare for becoming housewives. In shop classes, boys learned to make and repair things, to prepare for...
Speaking Out and Looking Good

Speaking Out and Looking Good

Little did Cara Silletto know that singing Motown songs in her family band at age 7 would help prepare her for a career as a professional speaker on workforce solutions, especially employee retention. “For me the professional speaker world is the perfect blend of...
What Wardrobe Brings Her Success?

What Wardrobe Brings Her Success?

Angella Wilson wears lots of hats. She’s a management executive, a college teacher, a businesswoman, and a wife and mother. As program director for KentuckianaWorks, the workforce development board for the seven-county area, she provides strategic guidance on...
Her (Derby) Work Wardrobe

Her (Derby) Work Wardrobe

Tonya Abeln suggests bringing three pairs of shoes for the track on Derby and Oaks. “I rotate throughout the day so I put pressure on a different part of the foot.” Photo by Joon Kim Tonya Ramsey Abeln’s work wardrobe is all over the place. As director of community...
Annie Bender’s Work Wardrobe

Annie Bender’s Work Wardrobe

“I loved to look at houses as a kid,” says Annie Bender, a real estate agent with K-9 Realty, a newly formed agency. “My parents would drive me around so I could look at houses. I liked the architecture. When someone is riding around with me looking at homes, I think,...