Author Archives: Mary Kate Harkins

November 10

You may not recognize me…

I think the greatest revelatoin  I have had on my PULSE assignment is that for the very first time in my life I have Work Life Balance.  It’s been a shocking revelation as I didn’t realize the lack of balance had gotten so extreme.  I have always struggled with saying no to things and worked […]

October 27

Back to School is all the HYPE

Although I have been out of school for many years, I still get a little pang of sadness when summer ends and school begins. This year was different though – I was still sad the summer was over, I was looking forward to September and the start of school because it meant the start of […]

September 01

Summer fun translates to a difference for others…

I can‘t believe it’s already been 30 days since I left my hectic role in HR supporting the US Vaccines business to start my PULSE assignment at The Food Trust in Philadelphia! My days of multiple meetings, conference calls, IPOs and countless deliverables have been replaced with discussions on social issues, planning for sustainability, attending […]

July 25

I’m a Privileged White Girl

I have worked in Human Resources since I graduated from college. Initially, my major was Psychology and my intention was to save the world.  But when I realized how much the world was going to pay me for doing so I opted for a corporate job – or I would be forced to endure the […]