This is my personal public service announcement. Short, easy to accomplish, no excuses — get your annual mammogram exam. If you are like me, you have been thinking for years that these exams are a damn nuisance. Take time off to go to the hospital radiology department, put your breasts…

If 2020 wasn’t bad enough (a worldwide pandemic, civil unrest, thousands of people in food lines), 2021 seems to be continuing this theme of upheaval. For me, the unexpected event has been an invitation to join “The Breast Cancer Club.” Although I’ve spent years mastering the art of saying “no”…

Kamira, Mina, Greg and Jane after opening plenary presentation at the Global Youth Economic Summit

Silver Spring, Md. October 2019

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in the “Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit” in Silver Spring, Md. Organized by Making Cents International, the conference had 500 attendees from 16 countries. It was exciting to have Management & Training Corporation (MTC) (www.mtctrains.com) …

Daniel Karslake speaking to the crowd at the Premier of For They Know Not What They Do at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

Last week, Tami and I had the privilege of attending the world premiere of our friend Daniel Karslake’s new film, For They Know Not What They Do. Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, Dan once again demonstrated that he has a unique gift in making films…

Imagine experiencing the death of a child. And then imagine your child was a gay college student who died as a result of a brutal attack that left him beaten and suffering. And next imagine that tensions were so high at the time of his funeral that you, his parent…

Our side yard after a fire just missed our home

7.30.18 by Jane Marquardt

Last week our house just missed burning to the ground. From a glass half full perspective, last week our house was saved. I feel self-indulgent to even be focusing on it, because as I write this there is a raging fire in Northern California. Thousands and…

My wife, Tami, and I were fortunate to be in San Francisco for the 41st anniversary celebration of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). Along with celebrating NCLR’s work, the 2,000 plus people gathered at the Palace of Fine Arts were honoring my long-term friend Kate (Kathy) Kendell as…

My recent family vacation took an unexpected turn due to international conflicts. Our original plan was to go to Turkey with my grandchildren. Ten days before we were to depart, the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul was bombed, killing 44 and injuring over 230 others. Needless to say, we changed our…

Management & Training Corporation is celebrating an important milestone this year: it’s our 35th anniversary!

Founded in 1981, MTC set out on a mission to be a leader in social impact. They started with Job Corps, where they helped prepare America’s youth with the tools they need to thrive in…

As a woman in business, I see intelligent, highly skilled women suffer from a lack of confidence more than I like to admit. Of course I also see men who could use a confidence boost of their own, but not to the same degree or ubiquity that I see inspiring…

Jane Marquardt

Jane Marquardt is a businesswoman, attorney, activist, and philanthropist. Co-founder of the Peace & Possibility Project. http://janemarquardt.net

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