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You might be an entrepreneur if.....

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Welcome to the playful side of business!

Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about running your own empire, or find yourself constantly coming up with new ideas that could be the next big thing?

Well, you might just be an entrepreneur at heart! Let’s have a bit of fun and see if you fit the bill. 

You might be an entrepreneur if: 

1. You’re the Boss of Your Brand

If you've ever been an athlete who’s had to manage their image, negotiate sponsorships, or even handle media relations, gue…

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My Feminist Journey in Business and Life - Marshall Folger, co-founder and Chief of Staff

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My Feminist Journey in Business and Life 

Marshall Folger - Chief of Staff, Polaris Talent Inc

For the past 8 years, I have discovered something about myself and my professional life as an entrepreneur…I like working with a woman as my leader. 

Some of you that know me will say,  yeah but you guys have been friends for over 40 years so there's a bias. While you might have a point, it's not entirely accurate. 

Even as best of friends we still have our disagreements and I still trip and fall i…

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Why I avoided reading "Lean In"​ for a (very) long time

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It seems like a betrayal of the Sisterhood to admit that not only did I not rush out and buy Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In when it first came out, but I actually avoided any blog, video, or “oh-my-gosh-I-just-read-the-best-book-ever” conversation about it. There was something about the title that was off-putting to me. 

Lean in. 

To me that meant giving in. Meeting more than halfway. I didn’t want to read a book that was going to suggest that I compromise in any way to make men more comfortable …

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Navigating the Fast Lane

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Navigating the Fast Lane - Motorsports Organizations and the Race for Data Analytics Talent

In the high-octane world of motorsports, where every millisecond counts, organizations are increasingly recognizing the pivotal role that data analytics and machine learning engineers play in gaining a competitive edge. The intricate dance of data, from capturing real-time statistics on the track to leveraging machine learning for predictive strategies, has become an integral component in the race for th…

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I Know Why Women Make .72 to a Man's Dollar

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Women make on average .72 for every $1 a man makes. 

Do I have your attention? Good.

The gender wage gap. Sexy topic, I know.

But what is it?

If a woman and a man have the same job, same skills, same degree, odds are very high that he will be getting paid more. 

On average, for every dollar that a man is paid, a woman with the same skills and experience will be making between 72-83 cents. 

Does that not seem ridiculous? You may be wondering why, and how, and why we as smart informed women …

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Don’t Play Resume Roulette

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Resumes. The ever-green hot topic. Essential, boring, played out. Today? No more.

We here at Polaris Talent and The Audacious Resume invite you to join us for a few minutes in a far-off land of resumes, job searching, big tops, and carnival barkers…

*Cue dream-sequence flashback music…*

Step right up ladies and gentlemen and let’s play Resume Roulette!  Try your hand at fate with your University or Tech School resume template! Or worse, an automated Google or Word template…

Oh wait! It sucks…

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Top Tips: Phone Interviews

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So you’ve finally landed a phone interview for a job you’re super excited about. How should you prepare?

Upon Confirmation:

  • As soon as the call is confirmed, write down the call time in at least two places, and be sure that you have an alarm or online calendar system to remind you before the call. Treat this as something you cannot miss, such as a Doctors’ Appointment. 
  • Make sure that your interviewer has your phone number.
  • Be sure that on the day and time of the call you are somewhere qui…

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Upcoming events

  • (1 hr)

    Your hosts:

    Carly Cripe (Senior Specialist, People Advisor @ ArrowMcLaren Indy Car Team)

    Marie Watkins (Founder of Polaris T…

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    Your hosts:

    Carly Cripe (Senior Specialist, People Advisor @ ArrowMcLaren Indy Car Team)

    Marie Watkins (Founder of Polaris Talent and DriveHer Consulting).

    What is this?
    After meeting at Women with Drive last November, Marie and Carly discovered a shared desire to forge a community that understands the unique challenges of the Motorsports industry when it comes to the people side of the organization. Recruiting and hiring, building culture, training and developing talent, and creating a diverse workplace in the office, shop, and at the track require a different style of human resources knowledge than in traditional industries. Carly and Marie believe it's time to create a space for anyone who handles these things can come together monthly for support, networking, dialogue, and knowledge sharing for anyone who is involved in human resources for motorsports.

    We will not record meetings due to the nature of HR topics as well as our desire to protect and preserve any confidential info and NDA requirements.

    We envision a monthly format of equal parts knowledge sharing from guest speakers and more informal discussions of timely topics people would like to share.

    Who is this for? You don't need to have HR officially in your title! If you handle hiring, training, employee engagement and development, people operations, etc please join us. We welcome series and track owners, team owners and leaders, HR and recruiting professionals, etc. If you feel this topic is relevant to you, you are welcome.

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  • (1 hr)

    Your hosts:

    Carly Cripe (Senior Specialist, People Advisor @ ArrowMcLaren Indy Car Team)

    Marie Watkins (Founder of Polaris T…

    Read more

    Your hosts:

    Carly Cripe (Senior Specialist, People Advisor @ ArrowMcLaren Indy Car Team)

    Marie Watkins (Founder of Polaris Talent and DriveHer Consulting).

    What is this?
    After meeting at Women with Drive last November, Marie and Carly discovered a shared desire to forge a community that understands the unique challenges of the Motorsports industry when it comes to the people side of the organization. Recruiting and hiring, building culture, training and developing talent, and creating a diverse workplace in the office, shop, and at the track require a different style of human resources knowledge than in traditional industries. Carly and Marie believe it's time to create a space for anyone who handles these things can come together monthly for support, networking, dialogue, and knowledge sharing for anyone who is involved in human resources for motorsports.

    We will not record meetings due to the nature of HR topics as well as our desire to protect and preserve any confidential info and NDA requirements.

    We envision a monthly format of equal parts knowledge sharing from guest speakers and more informal discussions of timely topics people would like to share.

    Who is this for? You don't need to have HR officially in your title! If you handle hiring, training, employee engagement and development, people operations, etc please join us. We welcome series and track owners, team owners and leaders, HR and recruiting professionals, etc. If you feel this topic is relevant to you, you are welcome.

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  • (1 hr)

    Your hosts:

    Carly Cripe (Senior Specialist, People Advisor @ ArrowMcLaren Indy Car Team)

    Marie Watkins (Founder of Polaris T…

    Read more

    Your hosts:

    Carly Cripe (Senior Specialist, People Advisor @ ArrowMcLaren Indy Car Team)

    Marie Watkins (Founder of Polaris Talent and DriveHer Consulting).

    What is this?
    After meeting at Women with Drive last November, Marie and Carly discovered a shared desire to forge a community that understands the unique challenges of the Motorsports industry when it comes to the people side of the organization. Recruiting and hiring, building culture, training and developing talent, and creating a diverse workplace in the office, shop, and at the track require a different style of human resources knowledge than in traditional industries. Carly and Marie believe it's time to create a space for anyone who handles these things can come together monthly for support, networking, dialogue, and knowledge sharing for anyone who is involved in human resources for motorsports.

    We will not record meetings due to the nature of HR topics as well as our desire to protect and preserve any confidential info and NDA requirements.

    We envision a monthly format of equal parts knowledge sharing from guest speakers and more informal discussions of timely topics people would like to share.

    Who is this for? You don't need to have HR officially in your title! If you handle hiring, training, employee engagement and development, people operations, etc please join us. We welcome series and track owners, team owners and leaders, HR and recruiting professionals, etc. If you feel this topic is relevant to you, you are welcome.

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  • (1 hr)

    Your hosts:

    Carly Cripe (Senior Specialist, People Advisor @ ArrowMcLaren Indy Car Team)

    Marie Watkins (Founder of Polaris T…

    Read more

    Your hosts:

    Carly Cripe (Senior Specialist, People Advisor @ ArrowMcLaren Indy Car Team)

    Marie Watkins (Founder of Polaris Talent and DriveHer Consulting).

    What is this?
    After meeting at Women with Drive last November, Marie and Carly discovered a shared desire to forge a community that understands the unique challenges of the Motorsports industry when it comes to the people side of the organization. Recruiting and hiring, building culture, training and developing talent, and creating a diverse workplace in the office, shop, and at the track require a different style of human resources knowledge than in traditional industries. Carly and Marie believe it's time to create a space for anyone who handles these things can come together monthly for support, networking, dialogue, and knowledge sharing for anyone who is involved in human resources for motorsports.

    We will not record meetings due to the nature of HR topics as well as our desire to protect and preserve any confidential info and NDA requirements.

    We envision a monthly format of equal parts knowledge sharing from guest speakers and more informal discussions of timely topics people would like to share.

    Who is this for? You don't need to have HR officially in your title! If you handle hiring, training, employee engagement and development, people operations, etc please join us. We welcome series and track owners, team owners and leaders, HR and recruiting professionals, etc. If you feel this topic is relevant to you, you are welcome.

    Read less
    Register View more