Women in Business/Women

Compliance Officers Change the Business Industry for the Better

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I have found that an alarming amount of businesses are unethical in many methods of their dealings. One of the ways that they are unethical is in how they handle money or business with their clients. Another issue with many businesses in the corporate world is how people are treated. People are often treated unfairly according to many different criteria. Among the groups of people that are treated less than equally are women. There are issues like sexual harassment in the workplace. Fortunately, there are compliance officers that are addressing the many different issues that people often face in the workplace. Among these compliance officers is Helane Morrison.

Helane Morrison is someone who is very diligent in getting businesses to operate with fairness. Helane Morrison often works the often misunderstood job of a compliance officer. While she doesn’t make the rules, she does try to make sure that the companies follow the rules. She also makes sure that the employees don’t make any type of mistake that could result in severe consequences. In other words, compliance officers are about fairness. Helane Morrison has proven to be an example of fairness. Her experience has helped build her career as an ethical and tough compliance officer.

She has worked under mentors. One of the most influential members in her life was Harry Blackmun. Harry is one person who stood up for the rights of women. As a result, he has received plenty of nasty adversity and threats from people. This is what helped prepare Helane Morrison for the harsh and often brutal world of a compliance officer. Helane has a lot of knowledge and experience when it comes to the law. She has worked for law firms in San Francisco and has proven to be very reliable in her field. Helane has eventually started working with other women in a firm called Hall Capital. She continues to find ways to improve the efficiency of different businesses.

Dental Procedures

Avi Weisfogel: A Rare Breed

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People like Avi Weisfogel are rare in today’s society. He is an unselfish person that is always thinking of others, thinking of ways to help them and make their lives a little easier, and make a difference. He doesn’t do it for the attention or for the acclaim. That isn’t what he is about, at all. He is as genuine as they come. When he says something, he truly means it and stands behind it. That is most certainly the case with his new GoFundMe Campaign in association with Operation Smile. It has the world buzzing, but more importantly, it has them smiling. He knows that not everyone can afford dental procedures. They aren’t cheap and money doesn’t grow on trees.

However, that doesn’t mean that children and even young adults should have to suffer or go without. That, quite frankly, isn’t fair. He wants to make things right. In case you are unfamiliar with Operation Smile, they are an international medical charity which offers free surgical procedures for children. This also applies to available young adults who suffer from cleft palate, cleft lips and other facial deformities. The current goal is $2,000, but with Avi Weisfogel in charge, I have a feeling they are going to make a lot more money than that. That is only the tip of the iceberg.

This isn’t something that Avi Weisfogel has to do. It is something he wants to do and something he is very passionate about and something he knows make a difference in a child’s life or a young adult’s life. So often, we are defined by our smile. It can be the first thing people notice about us, and they can make an unfair first impression on us or dismiss us. By having these procedures, they can feel confident to go on a date, get a job, and do anything. Anything is truly possible and that is the beauty of it. I command Avi Weisfogel for taking time out of his busy schedule to think of others, give back, and look out for the children and young adults of our future.


Brian Bonar: The CEO with a Plan

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I don’t know about you, but I sure am getting tired of all of the negative stories out there and the negative publicity. It seems like the world is filled with cynicism and negativity. However, one person is trying to help change that and that person is Brian Bonar, the Chairman and CEO of Dalrada Financial Corporation. He was recently honored with the great Cambridge Who’s Who® Executive of the Year in Finance award.

This is an award he will cherish for quite sometime, that is for sure. It is not every day you receive an award like this. In fact, only two men and two women receive it. In order to get it, you must have done something special. Every day, Brian Bonar is doing something outside-the-box and I know the future is bright for him and his company.

If you look back on his career, you see almost 30 years of professional management experience in the financial sector. This means, he has seen the good times in finance and the bad. He has stuck around through all of them and come out better from them. He is an experienced individual and he uses that experience to guide him in the present and most importantly, in the future. Learn more about Brian Bonar: http://www.dalrada.com/board_directors.shtml and http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brian-bonar-receives-professional-networking-communitys-highest-honor-98913914.html

He knows that the sky is the limit for his company because he has an open mind, he’s experienced, and he’s always willing to help out his fellow employees. In fact, many of them help him and that is what makes him a great CEO. He knows when to listen, when to step up, when to back off, and how to handle everything and anything that is thrown the way of his company.

One of the things they look at when giving out this award is leadership qualities. It’s hard to find a better leader than Brian Bonar. He is a tireless worker that doesn’t rest until he gets the results that his clients and customers are looking for when they put their trust in him.

He also has a non-stop motor that doesn’t quit. He has a high moral fiber and always believes in telling his clients the way it is, not just what they want to hear.

He is also all about being positive and looking for solutions. When something comes up, he doesn’t see it as a negative or a problem. He sees it as a chance to look for a solution and turn a negative into a positive. His attitude, hard work, and loyalty have served him well throughout his entire career. He hasn’t had this longevity by accident. If you aren’t good at your job, you will be replaced. He has had it by doing a good job, each and every day.

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TREP Brian Bonar Insider Trades for Trucept Inc
All About Brian Bonar, Leader and Executive


Financial Advice

Richard Blair Providing Sound Investment and Wealth Solutions to Clients in Austin, Texas

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Wealth Solutions offers top services that allow its clients to grow, protect and manage their assets. Clients find a resourceful partner and advisor in founder Richard Blair. Blair is highly experienced and qualified with several certifications including CAS, CES, RICP and CFS.

Wealth Solutions is an Investment advisory firm that is based in Austin, Texas. It operates as a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm.

The Financial Planning Process Followed by Wealth Solutions

Blair believes that everybody needs a solid plan that allows them to pursue all their financial goals. Therefore, he aims to arm the Austin, Texas, community by providing wealth management services and retirement planning to clients.

Wealth Solutions follows a comprehensive three pillar approach. This allows the firm to quickly discover their client’s financial situation as well as their retirement needs. It is also easy to come up with a holistic plan customized for each client.

Pillar 1: It is specifically designed to help the client lay out their financial roadmap. It identifies their strengths, goals, risk tolerance and growth opportunities. By understanding where a client is coming from, it is easy to help them forge a great financial roadmap to follow.

Pillar 2: This pillar is used to develop a long-term strategy that meets the investment needs of the client. It is tailored to a specific client’s liquidity needs and investment goals. Richard reallocates and manages assets to ensure maximum performance of a client’s portfolio when the market is suitable, while reducing the impact to their client’s investment during negative market periods.

Pillar 3: After determining a client’s goals and establishing strategies to achieve them, Richard meets their insurance needs. This includes long-term care and life insurance as well as annuities.

Richard Blair

Blair’s decision to offer financial services and advice to individuals, small businesses and families was largely influenced by his family’s teaching background. His grandmother and mother were teachers and he got to witness how teaching grows one’s confidence and increases their knowledge. Therefore, together with his love for finance, Blair started Wealth Solutions in 1994 to serve clients around Austin, Texas.

Today, his firm has continued to provide unbiased and objective advice to all clients with no conflict of interest. Richard has gained immeasurable knowledge and skill that allows him to impart financial knowledge and advice to clients enabling them to grow investments and meet their retirement needs.

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Fashion/Beauty Bloggers

Doe Deere’s Lime Crime Makeup Brand Goes Mainstream In A Big Way

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When it comes to beauty, there are makeup pioneers who aren’t afraid to create something bold and new. Take Doe Deere, for instance. She’s the CEO and founder of Lime Crime cosmetics, a brand that favors bright, opaque and modern lipsticks, eye shadows and liners.

Doe Deere was already offering fans around the world her radical color base and concepts of bright blue lipstick, for example. It took a while for traditional attitudes about cosmetics to lighten up, but then people started seeing stars on the red carpet like Lupita Nyong’o wearing blue lipstick, and then Kylie Jenner and several others.

Lime Crime had made it to the forefront, and it was suddenly alright for women to wear such bold, different shades in public. Doe Deere should get the credit for that, but she doesn’t mind. Doe Deere is creative and smart, and she just keeps doing her thing, offering young women and men a different cosmetics experience.

Doe Deere has often said in interviews that her makeup line is empowering to those who put it on. Her makeup is made with bold opacity in quality design and allows the wearer to experiment and create their own concept of what’s beautiful.

Lime Crime appears to be the originator of the liquid-to-matte lipsticks that so many brands are now starting to copy. Doe Deere’s Velvetines lipsticks glide on like silk and dry soft to the touch like velvet. Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry have been photographed in Lime Crime lipsticks, looking glam and sexy, and there are gorgeous shades to choose from. Consider Lime Crime lipsticks in stunning Metallic Gold, Green, Blue, Electric Lavender, and then there are her new Velvetines lip duos like Raven and Marshmallow.

Doe Deere started her company in 2008, because she could not hunt down a good enough variety of brightly colored makeup. That was her signature- “Go big and bold, or go home.” Doe Deere enjoyed having candy-colored hair and vivid fashion, so the makeup collaboration seemed like the next natural step in Doe Deere’s world.

It was a slow, steady climb, but now Doe Deere and Lime Crime are stealing headlines and selfies on social media like Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Doe Deere loves an interactive fan base who can check out the gorgeous rich shades of Lime Crime makeup and share their favorite combinations.

Lime Crime has just exceeded two million Instagram followers.

Gold Investments

George Soros Bullish on Gold

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Billionare magnate George Soros firm downscaled his investment in U.S. stocks by more than a third. All this was done in the first quarter. George Soros company then bought $264 million stakes from the world’s largest producer of bullion, Brick Gold Corp. Soros Fund Management admitted in public that its value had dropped by 37 percent to $3.5 billion at the end of the last quarter. This report was gotten from the government filing.

Soros Fund Management acquired 1.7 percent of Barrick, which brought it to the top as the largest US listed holding. Soros firm did also admit to owing call options on 1.05 million shares in the SPDR Gold Trust, which tracks the price of gold.

George Soros has earlier warned that the debt-fueled Chinese economy was similar to that of the US in 2007/2008. George Soros said that Chinas credit growth figures were to be seen as more of a warning sign. This Soros had said at an Asian Society event in New York on Wednesday. The credit in China in April was 2.34 trillion yuan and far exceeded what was predicted by the media.

George Soros has built $24 worth of fortune by understanding the wagers market. Other investors also echoed his warning about China. China indeed has worried many in the global market and its government assurance is not convincing the investors’ confidence. Soros said that a more accurate measure of china’s economic growth was 3.5 % on https://twitter.com/georgesoros. The latest official figures showed that it was at 6.8 % in the fourth quarter. Soros also pointed out that the country’s unsustainable debt and capital flight are perfect examples of a hard landing. China capital outflow was about $843 billion as of November of last year (2015).

Druckenmiller, a former chief strategist for Soros and an investor, is also bullish about gold. Gold hopped 16 percent for the first time this year, and it is the biggest in quarterly surges since 1986. Bloomberg at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-16/billionaire-soros-cuts-u-s-stocks-by-37-buys-gold-producer reported that the Toronto-based Barrick has increased to more than dabbled in 2016. The miners have also accelerated cost cutting efforts and also reduced debt. As of March this year Barrick has gone up 39 percent.

Soros is the founder and Chairman of Soros Foundation Management. The company exclusively manages his business. George Soros has been very successful in the investment market and has made a fortune out of it. His opinion as an adept is important, and his actions have many thinking he might be right

Video Call App

Securus Paved the Way for Prison Video Technology

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Securus has become the company that people are paying attention to now that this apps has changed the way that so many people communicate with someone that has been locked away. This is has become the technology company that has totally changed the outlook of communication in the virtual world. According to PR Newswire.com, this is an organization that has managed to thrive as a powerhouse company because it reaches to an area that is filled with a lot of inmates that are reaching out to communicate with others.
What Securus has done is create an app that is similar to Linked In which is designed to change the way that people talk to those inmates on the inside. Inmates that have prisons with Securus video calls will have access to laptops. This is something that has become incredibly popular in the last several years. Most people have been able to see some the changes that these apps are bringing about, and they are talking about the way that Securus has made it easier to communicate.

I have been very pleased with the Securus America’s app because it has allowed me to maximize my time. I know that there must be others that has seen how the Securus app saves time. People can fund their accounts after they have downloaded the app and make their own decision on how much they will spend on virtual visits. This is better than spending a ton on gas to drive somewhere for visits. Once you put money on an inmate’s books they will have the ability to use a tablet that has the Securus software on it. This is something that has made many people like myself appreciate smart phones and apps.

I believe that Securus is will be the leader in the prison technology. This company has changed inmate communication forever.

Learn more! Visit http://www.bbb.org/dallas/business-reviews/government-contractors/securus-technologies-in-dallas-tx-41000098.


Public Relations/Digital Marketing

Actualizing a Goal

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The article: “How Our Company, Status Labs, Repaired its Own Reputation” from the Huggington Post Blog is features Darius Fisher, president and co-founder of Status Labs, an online reputation management firm, discussing the irony of his own company’s turmoil and strife in struggling through their own reputation crisis both online and physically.
Fisher explores the circumstances regarding Status Labs’ decline into negative reception through the behavior and performance of a former executive officer of the company. The actions of an executive officer single-handedly landed Status Labs on a rapid downward spiral of public reputation and into the hands of negative press and finally hatred.
The absolute irony of these events is noted by Fisher in the article. It is the solitary goal of a company such as Status Labs to improve, revive, stimulate, or sway the reputation of a business or company that needs a sort of “second chance”. The industry of online reputation management is widely criticized and spoken of negatively, according to Darius Fisher; however, Fisher argues said negativity with the realization that: in order to properly aid the reputation of a hindered business, behavioral alteration must occur and the initial cause of poor public reception must be thoroughly addressed and corrected. If a company fails to keep itself “in check”, the efforts of online reputation management firms such as Status Labs are rendered futile and ineffective by the shortcomings of the companies and businesses employing said services.
Over one-thousand businesses, service providers, and companies have been assisted in the reestablishment of their social reputations by Status Labs, boasts Fisher. And yet, up to the events resulting in the reputation crisis of Status Labs itself, the full potential damage and demoralizing storm cloud that is poor public reception and negative reputation which looms ever overhead had never seemed so daunting or real. According to the Daily Beast, the dangers and consequences of such a reputation have physical effects on workers, officers, and customers. The damage, explains Fisher, is clearly observable in the workplace and anywhere regarding the involved business.
Realization of the effects of poor reputation became clear to Darius Fisher and Status Labs after their own crisis and will assuredly improve the efficiency of their company in the future.

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Stopping Tyranny one Dictator at a Time

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Billions of people all around the world and in every country suffer from injustices and deplorable human rights mistreatment everyday. From children to the elderly, no one is immune from the tyrannies of dictatorships, greedy governments, and regimes that seek only power. This power is often built on the backs of those less fortunate.

Even though the mistreatment of humans is a deplorable act, there are many groups and organizations out there trying to help those who suffer. Groups like Amnesty International or the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) seek to try and help people. Sometimes it is through demonstrations while other times it is publishing information to bring awareness about situations of human rights mistreatment.

The HRF was founded by a very strong advocate of human rights, Thor Halverssen. Thor descends from both royalty and politicians with roots from Norway and Venezuela. He founded the organization HRF in 2005. The HRF seeks to protect human rights in every country with no disregard for political position or standing.

Those who belong are not passive activist. Many have been imprisoned or even beaten by police or other sovereign authorities in efforts to demonstrate or carry a message of injustice from those less fortunate. Thor Halverssen is often leading the charge by example and is no stranger to danger himself as he has endured physical altercations trying to get the truth of inhumane treatment in different countries.

One of the biggest human injustices is the pain and suffering of North Koreans. Halverssen’s group HRF work tirelessly to help free the North Koreans, through information. HRF seeks to free their minds, from the lies they have been fed their whole lives. HRF tries to smuggle, through various means of information, across the border using giant slingshots, helium balloons, or just smuggling contraband into the country. According to this Buzzfeed article, the hope is that the people of North Korea will learn that they do not have to live that way, and suffer the way they have for 70 years. Halverssen and HRF members continue to smuggle contraband into North Korea even under threats of death from the dictator’s regime.

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Human Rights/Public Relations

What I Think About Online Reputation Management

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Online Reputation Management has always given some cause to question things. Some feel that the people who advertise this sort of business are actually doing something really good. Others claim that Reputation Management is nothing more than a scheme to bilk companies out of some money.

Ever hear of the big UC Davis Scanadal? You might want to google it. This way you will have some sort of reference as to what we are talking about here. You can actually click right here to find out more about it. Here’s the link.


Well anyway, after this scandal there were many who started calling it into question. It was the UC Davis thing that started giving Reputation Management a bad name, primarily. People began to doubt companies like this, thinking they are only out to get their money.

In truth, companies like this do get a bad reputation. Not all companies are bad – According to this website Reputation Defender is a pretty solid company. Apparently they’re also connected to this company. The trick is seeing past what everyone else assumes and think for yourself.


In order to discuss this, we must first bring up the Sac Bee Report. The reporting job this company did was more or less a “scrub job”. This happens a lot in reputation management. There are many who feel the need to “wipe away pertinent information, just to make one side look better than the other”.

This is one of the biggest things wrong with companies like this. In trying to clean up other companies, they tend to pick sides. They tend to play favorites and only write one side of the story. Every side deserves the right to have their time, so everyone can hear every side. Unfortunately, some companies do tend to skate over certain facts. They do this just to get their name in the paper.

With online management there is sort of “competition mentality”. Some will do anything to get their name as “the hero for a company”. This is okay in theory, but some do tend to take it a bit too far.

The other issue involves the media. The media has become a vicious attack dog, set to bark at anyone or anything that comes its way. The media has been built up to be practically unfair to everything or everyone it touches. The media needs to be a bit more empathetic and sympathetic to what others are going through, so do the people who a writing the pieces.


Both the media and the companies themselves could learn more by being placed in these situations, instead of just writing about them. It’s this lack of emotion that causes many to think badly upon Online Reputation Management, as a whole. The industry itself is not bad, it’s the way the story gets told that tend to hurt everyone involved. It’s not about saving the image. It’s about understanding the image and repairing it for the sake of all involved.