Our client King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is no stranger to cutting-edge technology. The graduate research university in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is a hotbed for high-powered research and innovative thinking. For the past several years, we’ve helped them explain their vision and services to the world.
KAUST’s mission is to help build a knowledge economy in the Middle East. They’re doing this by fostering an “innovation ecosystem” where forward-thinking ideas can take root. This spring, the ecosystem will welcome a new member: Shaheen-2, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers.
According to a recent article published in MIT Technology Review, Shaheen-2 holds more than 65,000 independent processing cores, a level of power equivalent to 32,000 iPhones combined. If it were installed today, it would be the ninth best computer in the world. Oh, and it weighs roughly 100 tons.
KAUST will use the supercomputer for its own research as well as a way to attract new collaborators.
We’re excited about this new development for KAUST—and pleased to be even a small part of their efforts to become a regional research and innovation hub.
Samantha Enslen runs Dragonfly Editorial.Read more
I have a sickness.
I like to clean other people’s closets.
When it comes to other peoples’ stuff, I find that purging is easy.
That dress? Goodwill.
Those T-shirts? Trash.
Those recipes? Recycle.
But when it comes to cleaning my own closets, I hit a wall. I find myself agonizing over the value of every tchotchke. What if I throw away the gravy boat from Grandma, then realize I need just that thing next week?
My clear-sighted vision of what’s worth keeping and what’s not becomes clouded.
It crossed my mind recently that the same problem crops up when I’m writing about my own company.
When I’m writing about another firm, it’s simple to see why they’re special. So clear how they stand out from their competitors. So easy to articulate what their company voice should sound like.
But when I’m writing about my own business, the clarity drops away. Everything we do seems obvious—hardly worth describing. Nothing we do seems particularly special. I try to describe our offerings and what makes us unique and come up with only paltry, fragmented descriptions.
Maybe I’m too close to it. Maybe it’s because I’m too heavily weighing every word. Whatever the reason, it blocks my ability to write clearly and effectively about my own business.
I know other business owners feel the same way. That’s why so many of us hire outside writers to describe the inner life of our own firms. Outside writers can see more clearly what’s worth writing about—and what’s worth discarding.
So I’ll make you an offer. I’ll write about your company—you clean my closet.
Samantha Enslen runs Dragonfly Editorial. She sometimes struggles with writing—and with cleaning.Read more
Dragonfly is a preternaturally connected team. We communicate by message, video, and voice with colleagues and clients around the world. We’re often on the go. And when we’re not, we’ve found ways to make our home offices conducive to great work.
I asked our staff for their secrets to keeping their workdays running smoothly.
What I found: we rely on both tech and non-tech gadgets to stay productive and organized. We’ve also made comfort a priority. That’s good news, given that writing and editing both demand long hours at our keyboards. (A few of us have even embraced the standing desk trend!)
Here’s what else I learned from our staff.
Lisa Pere has time tracking down to a science:
I am often working on multiple projects, so I use a tool called Toggl. To use it, all I do is enter a project name and click ‘Start,’ and it starts a timer. If I switch tasks or walk away, I hit ‘Stop.’ I can then start timing another task, but if I go back to the first one, I just use the ‘Continue’ function to pick up the timer where I left off.
It’s really simplified my time tracking, both per project and per day. And I don’t have to dig around for project hours on work that bills once a month. Oh, and it’s free!
Julie Henderson is committed to comfort:
I use two very low-tech objects that making working at my desk and computer more comfortable. The first is a low stool to keep my feet elevated while sitting at my desk. The other is a small gel-filled wrist rest that was a giveaway at a medical conference I attended 12–15 years ago. I’ve used it ever since under my “mousing” wrist. It’s rather worse for the wear, but I immediately notice its absence if a family member moves it or if it has dropped to the floor.
Every now and then, I put my computer screen and keyboard up on some books or a higher table so I can stand while working—but it’s awkward for using the mouse.
Mary Berry’s secret weapon is coffee:
I have to say a coffeepot, a refrigerator to keep cream for coffee cold, and a hard chair with armrests at the proper height to prevent back strain.
Lexy Nesbitt is a die-hard Apple fan:
I am very appreciative of Steve Jobs’ impact on my work life. Everything runs smoothly on my Mac and Apple devices, and Adobe has done a really great job with InDesign. There’s not much more a designer could ask for. OpenType fonts were a fantastic innovation, if a little late to the game.
Podcasts help to keep my left-brain chugging along. Classic Loveline and other shows on the Carolla Digital network keep me laughing.
Magi Walker deftly navigates the digital universe:
The first gadget I encounter each morning is my iPhone, which wakes me up with strumming guitar and “Wake up, Sleepyhead!” Once I’ve checked in with the espresso machine, I pad slowly through the maze of sleeping dogs down the hallway to my office. At my standup desk (a Kangaroo Ergo Desktop), I do a thumbroll on my trackball, tap my wireless keyboard’s spacebar, and my 27” iMac wakes up. I open Firefox and check the daily surge of emails via Google, TeamworkPM, and Webmail.
When I have to go somewhere, I stay connected through my iPhone and the Gmail app as well as a rule set up on Webmail that texts my phone when email comes through. It’s marvelous to be so connected.
Monica Schultz is lost without her planner:
My must-have product is a Zig Ziglar Performance Planner and a blue pen. I don’t know how I ever lived without this calendar/goal planner/to do list/organizer!
Jeni Crockett-Holme stays connected on the go:
My smartphone has become my mobile office. I commute to Richmond (about an hour drive each way) a few times each week, and I use my smartphone to keep track of what’s going on and to respond to e-mail.
If I know it’s going to be a busy day, I’ll take my laptop with me, too, so I can respond quickly to work situations. Richmond’s public libraries have become my office away from the office.
Google tools keep Imee Curiel organized:
Gmail and my Google calendar keep me organized and on top of everything, both personally and professionally. It’s easier to organize all of my projects with Gmail than with services like Hotmail or Outlook. To me, the labeling system makes much more sense than restricting each email message to just one single folder. I seriously would be lost without it.
Diana Ceres opts for flexibility and comfort:
I use an ergobead wrist and mouse pad. I was having issues with carpal tunnel, so my chiropractor recommended them. You can get them at pretty much any office supply store, and they’re awesome. They sink according to your unique hand shape and weight, providing a truly custom fit that is both comfortable and supportive—and they never wear out.
My chiropractor also recommended a Gaiam yoga ball chair, which I use for chair yoga and stretches after long stints at the computer.
Finally, I use a sit/stand station, a contraption that you attach to your desk. You can work either sitting down or standing by simply pulling the keyboard up or down. I like to stand a few times during my workday. Installation is tricky, so it’s helpful if you have a techie friend to help.
Samantha Enslen is also a fan of the “ball chair”:
I’ve had my balance ball chair from Gaiam for eight years, if not longer. I can sit on that thing for hours without getting a sore rump. It doesn’t have arms, and the ball is malleable, so I can also sit with one leg bent under me and one leg behind me, or even straddle it like a horse. When I’m working a lot of hours, it helps to be able to change position frequently.
Like Diana, the other item I depend on is my ergonomic keyboard. The keyboard is split in the middle, and the wrist pad is elevated. That means your wrist bends forward instead of backward, and your fingers droop down on the keyboard in a natural motion.
Jill Davis keeps things refreshingly old-school:
I have no gadgets to speak of. I try to stick to the bare minimum: a nice desktop computer setup, a laptop, a phone, and pencil and paper. That’s it.
Carol Meyers relies on top-quality sound:
I love my Logitech boombox and speakerphone. It’s super cute and compact, and the rechargeable battery lasts 10 hours.
I haul the boombox to the yoga classes I volunteer to teach at Whitman-Walker Health. I pull up a playlist on my iPhone or iPad and, voila, instant atmosphere!
The device is also great for listening to webinars and other online content. The experience is rich and robust compared to the whisper of laptop and iPhone speakers.
Jennifer Lorenzetti gets by with technology, pen and paper, and relaxing views:
As far as gadgets, I depend on my double-wide computer monitor that lets me have two full-size documents open simultaneously. I also couldn’t get by without my iPhone.
To keep my day running, I depend on my old-school paper Franklin Planner. I was always forgetting appointments and to-dos when I tried to keep electronic calendars, but now that I have my day planner back in operation, I can run my businesses, my household, my garden, and my dancing from one place.
I also love the cheapo Xeno ink pens you get from Staples. I order them by the ton. Nothing beats the pleasure of a pen that writes just the way you want it to, especially when you make your living writing.
Finally, what always keeps me going is the view: the view of the garden from my sunroom where I work in the summer, the view of palm trees and beaches from my mobile office when I’m in Key West, and the view of a map of Key West that is my desktop wallpaper when the other two don’t apply.
(Photo: The fabulous Magi Walker at her standing desk—with dog Max keeping watch.)
Mary is a writer and editor with Dragonfly Editorial. Her workday balances high and low tech: a planner for to-dos, legal pads for notetaking, and a potpourri of web apps for staying connected to the world of Dragonfly.Read more
Let me start by saying that I have the best job in the world.
How else would I be able to spend my summer working from Barcelona, Spain, balancing meetings with clients with trips to the beach?
Not a typical “office job,” that’s for sure.
I’ve been here for about two months now. And in that time, I’ve learned a few things about working in the city’s many sidewalk cafés. Next time you’re in Spain and find yourself needing a place to write, follow these tips:
Understand Spain’s coffee culture.
First off, you can forget about anything remotely resembling American black coffee, either in quantity or taste. Spaniards take their coffee in petite, precise ratios of espresso, milk, and other add-ins. It’s important to know how to order the kind you prefer (I recommend café con leche).
You’ll also want to build coffee time into your schedule. Coffee in Spain is meant to be sipped and savored, not gulped from a travel mug while on the run. Over time, I’ve come to appreciate this relaxing, mind-clearing ritual.
Respect the house rules of the places you visit.
Many cafés in Barcelona offer free wi-fi, although you may have to ask for the contraseña (the password). Keep in mind, though, that the American custom of setting up camp at a coffee shop and working the day away is much less common in Spain and is frowned upon in some locations.
Look for signs or ask a barista about a café’s policy. Some places require that you purchase food or drink each hour you spend there. Others prohibit working on laptops between certain hours. It’s all about shutting the books and enjoying life, people.
If you do plan to stay awhile, look for a good menú.
Lunch, or comida, is Spaniards’ biggest meal. Many restaurants and cafés offer a menú del día, an all-inclusive midday special that’s often less expensive than the sum of its parts. (Not to be confused with the list of all items available to order, which is called the carta.)
A typical menú might include a main course (usually a sandwich or warm baked dish), a side, dessert, and coffee or another drink. A menú of 8 to 10 euros is usually a good deal.
Make the most of your work hours.
If you’re working with colleagues back in the U.S., you’re in luck: you get a major head start on the day’s work. This means you can spend the morning writing in blissful, undisturbed silence before the tide of morning emails rushes in. Or, if you decide to make yourself available in the afternoon and evening for meetings and correspondence back home, you can spend the morning visiting a museum or lingering over coffee and an ensaimada. Either way, you win.
Visiting Barcelona soon? Here are my favorite places to write.
- Bar del Convent – This spot is tucked inside a 13th-century former convent in one of Barcelona’s oldest neighborhoods. Grab a table on its roomy patio and enjoy shade, a cool breeze, and beautiful surroundings (see photo).
- Babelia – You could come here to catch up on work—but you might wind up curling up with a book instead. This combination café/secondhand bookstore has a nice selection, including a number of titles in English.
- Mitte – Plenty of seats, quiet background music, great snacks—what more could a writer abroad want? This space, which doubles as an art venue in the evenings, is a surprisingly serene place to work by day.
Earlier this month, I spent a week traveling through England and Scotland. While there, I filled up on tea and biscuits, saw the English countryside by train, and looked both ways at least three times before crossing any street.
And I discovered that Britain is a language nerd’s dream land. Castles and cathedrals are cool—but I also came across a number of unexpected landmarks that I thought my fellow writers and editors might be interested in.
First stop was Edinburgh, Scotland. The city has been home to writers and editors for centuries and in 2004 was named the first UNESCO City of Literature. Authors like Robert Louis Stevenson and Arthur Conan Doyle lived there in years past. And more recently, J.K. Rowling famously penned the first two books in the Harry Potter series at The Elephant House, a downtown café.
I stopped in Greyfriars Kirkyard, a cemetery where William Smellie, the first editor of the Encyclopaedia Brittanica, is buried. (Another piece of trivia for Potter fans: several tombstones were the inspiration for characters at Hogwarts, including McGonagall and—gasp!—Tom Riddle.)
I ended a day of sightseeing with a visit to the fortuitously named Dragonfly Cocktail Bar. Then, after stops in Glasgow (where I rode a train into the Scottish Highlands), London (and 221B Baker Street, the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes), I made it to Oxford, a delightful college town whose alumni roster is a veritable who’s who of British poetry and literature.
My travel companions and I shared a pint at The Eagle and Child, onetime hangout of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their literary pals, and I nerded out in front of the Oxford University Press.
Just before hopping on the bus to head to the airport, I spent the morning at an absolutely picturesque café, under a willow tree, in a meadow, with a sidewalk paved with—you guessed it—dragonflies.
Turns out even on vacation, those little bugs are hard to shake.Read more
What does it take to become one of the most influential people working in science today? Ask King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi. He was just named to Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.”
Thomson Reuters compiled the list using information from its Web of Science and InCites platforms, both databases of published scientific research. Analyzing data from the past 11 years, the organization determined the researchers whose work has been most influential on others in their fields.
More than 3,000 authors across 21 scientific disciplines were identified as “highly cited,” meaning they had the greatest number of papers in the top 1 percent by citations for their field and year of publication.
Why does this matter? For scientific researchers, success isn’t measured in publicity gained or dollars earned. It’s measured in the impact of one’s work on a field of study. When your peers acknowledge your work as a useful contribution to their own, it means you’re doing something right.
Professor Eddaoudi was named to the list’s Chemistry category, with multiple published articles that have been cited thousands of times. He is Associate Director of the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center at KAUST and a professor of Chemical Science. His research focuses on carbon capture and separation, methane storage, and metal organic frameworks.
We’re proud to have a client whose research is making such a positive impact. Congratulations to KAUST and to Professor Eddaoudi on the big achievement.Read more
“Where’s that guy we caught splittin’ an infinitive last week?”
“He’s still in the ICU.”
“Grammar Rumble” imagines what would happen if our grammar hang-ups escalated to Jets vs. Sharks-level fervor. Like most satire, it’s funny because its silliness reveals a teensy bit of truth.
While we don’t know of any actual usage-related emergency room visits, we do know that many people’s mob-like loyalty to outdated grammar rules is alive and well.
Rules like “you can’t end a sentence with a preposition.” Or start one with a conjunction. Or use the word “over” when what you really mean is “more than.”
This came up recently as a request from one of our customers. They asked us to avoid starting sentences with conjunctions like “but” and “and” because doing so was “ungrammatical.”
Just for fun, I looked at the day’s lead story on the Wall Street Journal and New York Times websites. Both included a conjunction-starting sentence. (See the fourth paragraph of this story in the WSJ and the second-to-last paragraph of this article in the NYT.)
The Grey Lady’s doing it—what more validation does a poor writer need?
We know it’s confusing when the rules that were drilled into us as kids no longer seem to hold true. But that’s the awesome thing about English—it’s always changing. And if everyone uses and understands a certain construction, we can’t very well call it “wrong,” at least in less-formal writing.
In the Grammar Rumble, things don’t turn out well for our leather-clad grammar stickler. But don’t worry—we’re much more forgiving. A huge part of our work is following clients’ style guides to the letter. And if that includes avoiding certain style pet peeves, we’re more than happy to oblige.
We simply recommend that everyone keep an open mind toward language’s continual evolution—or risk an all-out turf war.
If Samantha ran a street gang, it would be the Dragonflies (what else?).Read more
How do Dragonfly staffers greet the day? With caffeine, of course. I polled our writers and editors to find out everyone’s favorite morning pick-me-up. Here’s what I learned:
Jennifer Lorenzetti combines coffee with her favorite music:
I drink dark roast made in a traditional stove-top percolator mixed with local, raw honey. Usually two cups. The rest of the morning ritual? iTunes playlists get me going first thing in the morning. Traditionally, my wake-up song is “Fruitcakes” by Jimmy Buffett. Then, I either switch to old-school rap and 1980s heavy metal, or to salsa music by my favorite band, Caribe of Key West.
Lalitha Sundaram adds a dash of morning ‘om’:
I’m a coffee person. I make mine in a regular coffee machine, but like to grind the beans fresh so I can savor the aroma a little more. And my morning isn’t complete unless I do some yoga and deep breathing, even if it’s only for 15 minutes on busy days.
Imee Curiel mixes it up by the season:
Coffee. All the way. Tea is much too polite and civilized for first thing in the morning. It takes high-octane fully caffeinated coffee (tempered with a little cream and sugar) to kick my butt into gear for the day. In the winters I drink coffee brewed in my French press at home. In the summers I usually splurge on iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts.
Mary Berry loves coffee—but is trying valiantly to cut back:
I’m tired as I write this, because I’m not getting enough caffeine these days! About a month ago, I decided to cut back from my six large mugs of strong coffee a day to see if I’d feel less jittery and more energetic. I went right away to two and a half small cups of coffee (with the occasional weak cup of tea in between when I’m really desperate). Miraculously, I didn’t get headaches and now, after a month, I can report that I do feel less jittery but NOT more energetic. Oh well, it’s bound to be good for me!
Lexy Nesbitt has been a java nut since birth:
It all started on a bright September morn in the year 1971, when a mewling newborn eschewed mother’s milk…for an espresso. Just kidding. Coffee all the way! It’s the first order of business every morning, even the dogs have to wait to be fed while I get the coffee pot started. I tend to power up early with three or four cups, then occasionally indulge at the coffee shop for a late afternoon refresher. Tea is for summer only, on ice.
Tom Purcell doesn’t write without coffee nearby:
To me, coffee is as important a tool as a computer, printer, and Internet connection. I can’t function without it. I usually enjoy the ritual of driving down a rural road a few miles a way to the convenience store, where the coffee is always fresh. I cannot stand coffee that is sitting on the burner for more than a minute, as it begins to dilute and thicken. I get a big 20-ounce cup and put in some cream, no sugar, and am instantly happy as I drive back home waiting for it to cool just right so I can begin sipping it.
For Magi Walker, coffee is a personal affair:
I love coffee. My daily jolt is a doppio (double espresso) with a splash of almond milk—at least twice a day. I am decidedly not a morning person, despite all of its enticements. It’s the coffee that pulls me out of those comfortable covers. My espresso machine (a Rancilio Silvia) was a birthday gift from my husband, Van, several years ago, and the beans are Brazil Poco Fundo lovingly roasted to dark perfection by my friend Jeff at Three Bears Coffee.
Laurie Wells is an equal-opportunity caffeinator:
For the first hour of the day, I cling to my coveted bright-orange Oprah mug of soy latte so tightly that I mostly likely get as much caffeine through osmosis as from imbibing. Years ago, I bought a professional-grade espresso machine, and it sits in a place of honor untouched by the rest of the debris that accumulates on the countertops.
However, I’m a capricious and unloyal hot drink consumer as the day unfolds. After that first cup of coffee, I’m just as likely to make a cup of decaf green tea or a bombilla of yerba mate as a second morning beverage. And though my tastes are fickle, I’m far from an elitist; when traveling, I love squeaking into a booth at a greasy spoon and enjoying a mug of acidic black coffee, a bunch of cream, and packet upon packet of sugar.
Among our tea enthusiasts is Monica Schultz. For her, tea offers inspiration:
I start with a pot of Irish or British Breakfast in the morning. Not a small pot; a large, stainless steel pot previously used in a professional kitchen and picked up for a song at a rummage sale. My collection of tea cups and mugs also come from rummage sales and thrift stores. They inspire me to daydream of the types of people who would have used and discarded them.
Kate Harold sources her tea from afar:
My husband and I are so addicted to Harney & Sons tea that we order the stuff online and have it shipped to us, because we haven’t found it close to home. I brew a cup every morning just as I’m getting ready to sit down and get to work…or go cheer on my kids at a soccer or basketball game…or head to a library story time…or, well, you get the idea. Every morning before I do anything!
Julie Henderson brings high-tea luxury to her everyday routine (see her supplies in the photo above):
I brew loose tea in a strainer or a bag of Tetley’s or Twinings English Breakfast plopped into a largish mug. Black, no sugar. Always one mug, sometimes two. Occasionally I’ll make a pot of tea and drink it from a daintier tea cup. I have a selection of tea cups from which to choose and the necessary tea-making paraphernalia!
Mary Ann Chang likes to soak up the sun:
I like tea. Unsweetened ice tea. Especially sun tea. As a young adult living in southern California, I learned the magic of brewing tea in the sun. And I’ve been hooked ever since. Any clear jug, a couple of large tea bags, cold water, a few hours in the warm rays of the sun and voila: sun tea! Over the years I’ve continued to steep the precious elixir…in Pennsylvania, in Ohio, and now in Arizona. And I must admit it seems best when brewed in the direct sun of the southwest.
Jeni Crockett-Holme bridges the coffee-tea divide…
I drink both, but usually not more than one cup of each per day. I lived in Scotland for a few months when I was in college and fell in love with Assam, a strong, flavorful black tea–I think it’s the base for chai. Assam is the tea for when you want a cup of coffee!
…as does Dragonfly president Samantha Enslen:
The first thing I do when I get up is walk straight to the kitchen and make a cup of dark roast in my Tassimo one-cup brewer. To be honest, it’s not the best coffee in the world, but it’s hot and it’s ready immediately. I usually have another cup of dark roast and maybe one espresso (also made in the Tassimo, also not the greatest) each morning. In the afternoon, I switch over to loose-leaf tea in a cast-iron teapot. I’m not even going to start on the different types of tea I like…it could get really boring really fast.
Meanwhile, Dee Powell abstains from coffee and tea alike, but finds her own way to indulge:
I drink lots of hot chocolate, all year round. More in the winter, sometimes several cups a day with marshmallows. Sometimes, I make a hot chocolate toddy (a little rum and Bailey’s Irish Cream with whipped cream on top)—after work, of course.
There you have it. On the eternal question of coffee vs. tea, it seems we’re a staff divided. What we share: first, an adherence to ritual. That’s no surprise, given that most of us work from home: when you’re in charge of your own schedule, routine helps.
And second, we’re united by a weakness for steamy, stimulating beverages of all kinds. So whatever you do, don’t get between a Dragonflier and his or her morning cuppa. Some call it dependence; we call it love.
Mary Dixon is a writer for Dragonfly Editorial. Her take on the coffee-tea debate: black coffee, organic and freshly ground.Read more
I consider Garner’s Modern American Usage one of the most important (and probably most underused) resources available to copyeditors. There’s no easier place to sort out distinctions between easily confusable terms such as far-flung and far-fetched; percent and percentage; or turbid, turgid, turpid, and torpid.
It contains highly useful “mini-essays” providing guidance on handling other language-y things like appositives, back-formations, danglers, latinisms, and nonwords.
It also includes a plainspoken glossary of language-related terms. Ever wonder what exactly a linking verb is? Or how to effectively explain passive voice? Garner’s has your answers.
Finally, Garner’s provides practical guidance on how copyeditors should approach our ever-changing language. For example, when should let an evolving usage stand (“decimate” to mean “destroy”) and when we should fight against it (“incentivize” to mean “motivate”)?
But here’s what should really make editors who work digitally (that’s all of us nowadays, right?) rejoice: Garner’s is now available online. For a subscription fee of pennies per day, editors can get Garner’s Modern American Usage, plus Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage, New Hart’s Rules (U.S. edition), and the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, searchable and in full at the Oxford Dictionaries website.
If you ask me, it’s a small price to pay for the last word on issues that stump even the best of editors. Read excerpts from GMAU or sign up for access here.
Samantha is president of Dragonfly Editorial.Read more
Did you know that men make up more than 75 percent of workers in the science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) professions? Women continue to be poorly represented in STEM fields of study and STEM careers—even though they fill close to half of all the jobs in the United States.
Recently, our client Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) partnered with an advocacy organization called Million Women Mentors (MWM) to put the spotlight on women in STEM. MWM’s goal is to encourage men and women from across the country to mentor women, because studies show that mentorship plays a critical role in helping women opt for and stay in STEM careers.
Working with the facts and statistics that MWM gave us, we helped write a compelling white paper that transforms the hard numbers into a call for action that will (hopefully) help MWM get a million mentors for women in STEM by the year 2018.
The white paper is among Dragonfly’s most high-profile projects: it’s slated to be presented before members of Congress soon. We’re proud to have helped with such an important cause!
Lalitha is a writer and editor for Dragonfly Editorial.Read more