Stay Inspired


Sometimes the headlines keep a flurry of bad news swirling in front of us all day long. It can be overwhelming, and there are points in my day when I intentionally shut the news off because I do not want to be overloaded by the negativity. It can weigh you down, right? I’m sure there are many people who are doing the same thing.

It would be easy to get discouraged if this was all we had. As you know, we like to focus on the good news. We don’t have to look far to find amazing women and men doing great things. CAWLM actively highlights the great work that people are doing that most never would hear about otherwise. It means something to me. And, I believe that it helps us keep a positive view of our fellow man and womankind.

That’s why we are so excited about CAWLM’s newest event Inspiration & Influence Awards. This event will bring back the long-running Caring About Women Locally award that looks for the person behind the scenes who is a true unsung hero when taking care of issues pertaining to women. The one thing I’ve learned throughout the years is that people are just doing what they think is right. And, typically they are shocked to even get recognized.

We are in the midst of seeking nominations for this award program. I would like to personally ask you to think about those around you quietly (or not so quietly) making a difference while inspiring yourself and others. Go to our website at and review the categories. Make your list of those who you believe fit these criteria, nominate and submit them for recognition. It doesn’t take long to brag about your network.

I want to share a little information about our keynote speaker, Laura Grannemann. She is a woman who knew her purpose at a very young age. She is the vice president of strategic initiatives for Quicken Loans. Everyone knows that Dan Gilbert has focused on Detroit and its comeback, but Laura’s work focuses on the tactics needed to really make that happen
for the people. She is making a huge difference for those who need it most and I don’t see signs of her stopping now.

I hope you’ll consider nominating your inspirational and influential friend or colleague, coming to the event to hear Laura’s passionate story and continuing to spread good news in our region.­­

Tiffany Dowling

Tiffany Dowling

Tiffany Dowling is the Founder and President of M3 Group, a full-service branding agency located in downtown Lansing, Mich. She is also owner and publisher of Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine and the Greater Lansing Business Monthly. Dowling has helped businesses and organizations with branding needs for more than a decade. Learn more at

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