President’s Blog: Communications Has Never Been Sexier

Earlier this year, IABC Chair Dianne Chase wrote a post about “alternative facts,” resulting in over 1,000 signatures of communications professionals standing behind IABC’s Code of Ethics on a petition on Change.org. As Dianne plainly put it, “Alternative facts have no place in the communications profession.” After reading the post and signing the petition, I […]

President’s Blog: Happy New Year!

  Dear SF IABC members and friends, It may be a new year, but the SF IABC Board made our resolution at the beginning of our board year last July! We committed to constantly find ways to create a better experience for our members. To this end, I’m excited to announce a change related to our […]

President’s Blog: Back to SF IABC

You don’t have to be a student to enjoy new beginnings in September  All those photos on Facebook of smiling kids, ready for a new school year filled with new classes, new friends and often, a new outfit. I get a little wistful this time of year; not because I don’t have a kid, but […]

President’s Blog: #iloveyoga & Who Are These People?

(Photo credit: Tess Robeson) On August 6, twenty board members and volunteers dedicated most of their Saturday to SF IABC and walked out excited, energized, and dedicated to posting #iloveyoga all over social media. What went on in that glass-enclosed conference room? We decided who we wanted to be. We turned to illustration to capture […]

President’s Blog: It’s a New (Board) Year!

Image Credit: Jeannine Rucker 2015 – 16 President Julie McCrady introduces Kamna Narain as the President-Elect at the chapter Leaders’ Reception in late June, shortly after which the board slate was approved by SF IABC members.Dear SF IABC Members,One of the lesser-known facts about SF IABC is that our board year runs from July 1 […]

President’s Blog: It’s a Wrap

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President June is arguably the peak season for professional development at the global level of IABC. World Conference 2016 is the place for communicators to gather and learn from each other, industry experts and a handful of visionaries from outside of the profession. With six tracks running simultaneously throughout […]

President’s Blog: Consider the Possibilities

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President   “The world’s favorite season is spring. All things seem possible in May.” – Edwin Way Teale   Great Time to Get Involved At the end of June, many of us on the SF IABC board will transition into new roles. We are actively looking for members who […]

President’s Blog: Spotlight on SF IABC’s Very Own Networking Nine

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President Sharing a meal in an intimate, private dining venue, enjoying good company and engaging in thoughtful discussion. Just your average networking event, right? Hardly! But did you know that SF IABC offers that kind of networking event on a regular basis? We do. It’s called Networking Nine, and […]

President’s Blog: Opportunities Up for Grabs

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President “Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.” – Audrey Hepburn If you are considering a job change, now just might be the time to launch your search, according to a recent article in Forbes.com (“Top Job Hunting Tips for 2016,” by […]

President’s Blog: Putting Your Career Front and Center

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President Let’s face it. Careers today can get complicated. Sudden layoffs, a decision to follow your interests and move from one industry segment to another, returning to the workforce after caring for children or parents, the onset of health issues or a desire to strike out on your own […]