Listee Features — July 14, 2017


After several decades as a professional in the area of human resources, Linda H. Brooke retired from her last role as vice president of human resources for the National Audubon Society in 2007. The organization was created to “conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the Earth’s biological diversity.” This is a cause Ms. Brooke feels strongly about, so she was thrilled to be able to use her expertise to make a difference. ​ Prior to that position, Ms. Brooke worked primarily in the financial service sector in New York City. Her positions included vice president of human resources (HR) for Sunkyong America, vice president of HR for

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Linda Hathaway Bunza has worn many hats throughout her long and illustrious career, including editor, writer, composer, educator, and researcher, to name a few. Currently the director of the Columbia Research Institute of Arts and Humanities, where she has been since 1998, she is known for her passion, ability, and drive. Ms. Hathaway Bunza loves the fact that the position allows her to utilize her extensive background, as she is always looking for ways to share her talents with others. ​ Over the course of her professional journey, Ms. Hathaway Bunza has authored the likes of, “Air” and “Where Art Reveals Itself in Symbols, Words are Hard to Find,” in 2001, and has composed pieces like “Chinese Whispers” in 2010,

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Although Ellary Blair left a 30-year landscape career to open her own pottery business in 2002, one thing has remained the same: her hands are still in the mud. Now thriving as the owner of Ellie Pots Inc. (formerly Blair Pottery), Ms. Blair is responsible for the creation of artistic vases, bowls, tiles, plates, and bottles using crystalline and raku pottery. This includes designing, firing, cleaning, and glazing pieces. One of her favorite things about the job is experimenting. She likes to have multiple glazes on her pottery, so that when she opens her kiln, she sees a variety of color and knows what to reproduce and what not to. Ms. Blair is driven by her desire for perfection; if

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Considered a pioneer in women’s studies, Florence Denmark-Wesner is a psychologist who has conducted extensive research in the field. Her tireless efforts are noted for bringing light to women’s achievements, and for supporting women of all ages. She continues to use her expertise to advocate for women’s empowerment to this day. Most recently, she released the third edition of the “Handbook of Psychology of Women,” co-edited with Michele Paludi, PhD, in 2017. The book covers topics like women’s issues and theories. ​​ Dr. Denmark-Wesner’s journey began with a prestigious education that included numerous degrees.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and psychology, a Master of Arts, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952, 1954, and 1958,

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After spending decades sharing her love for the language arts with others, Florence Weinberg decided to step down and focus on her own writing. Since then, she’s penned the likes of “Dolet” in 2015, “Anselm: A Metamorphosis” in 2013, and “Unruhe im Paradies,” in 2012. Dr. Weinberg is also known for producing works like “Sonora Wind” in 2009, “Sonora Moonlight” in 2008, and “Seven Cities of Mud” that same year. Her novels range in genres, from fantasy to historical romance to mystery, and nine out of the 10 she’s written since her retirement were printed by Twilight Times Books. ​ Over the years, Dr. Weinberg’s books have earned much acclaim. “Dolet” won the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in 2016,

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