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Sept. 15 2014
Women have certainly come a long way in the business and professional worlds. Our next U.S. president might even be a woman. Even so, the green industry is still pretty much a testosterone-filled milieu. ...
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Sept. 16 2013
Not being “the type to focus on a four-year degree,” Benson attended King’s College in Charlotte, North Carolina, following high school graduation in 1979. It was a school that offered ...
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July 16 2013
Ivy Munion was an early trailblazer. Today, she is considered to be one of the top irrigation consultants/designers in the landscape business. How did she get this far in a male-dominated industry, you ...
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July 16 2012
Having to cut the public workforce in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey, Mayor Rob Greenbaum knew he had to keep municipal costs to a minimum. That was when the mayor devised a clever program to ...
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March 16 2012
From investment banker to… Landscape Contractor. After 19 years in the finance business, Anne Phillips dared to stop and take a long look at herself and her life ...
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April 19 2010
Prior to the “sexual revolution” of the ’60s and ’70s, career choices for women were very limited and advancement nearly impossible ...
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Oct. 20 2009
Denise Ritchie arrived in the green industry by accident. For several years, she and her husband, Randy, worked as screenwriters. “I felt like I was on top of the world. I was doing what I loved, ...
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July 18 2009
JANIE MARSH’S PAST HAS NOT BEEN an easy one. When she was 12 years old, she began sneaking alcohol out of her parent’s liquor cabinet, and was smoking marijuana on a regular basis. By 15, she ...
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May 17 2008
ALTHOUGH SHE’S ALWAYS RELISHED NATURE, IT WAS DURING Sherry Koontz’s five years of active military duty as part of the 45th Support Group that she first channeled that desire into a skill ...
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April 21 2008
Although conventional wisdom sometimes pegs the green industry as a man’s domain, women across the country have proven that they can succeed ...
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Aug. 1 2007
Deep passion for the complexities of landscapes is what has propelled Sabrena Schweyer to success. Today, Schweyer and her husband, Samuel Salsbury, run Akron, Ohio-based Salsbury- Schweyer, Inc ...
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March 1 2006
The U.S. Department of Labor defines a non-traditional field as one in which less than 25% of those employed are women. Such is the case in the green industry ...
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March 1 2005
There’s no template that these women follow; no set pattern that led them to a profession dominated by the opposite gender. Some of them run their own company, some work for others ...
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March 1 2004
In an industry for the most part dominated by men, more women are expanding their horizons in the landscape industry ...
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