Becky Hammon: a Model for Women in Business

Becky Hammon recently made news when she was hired as the first female assistant coach for an NBA team. In the fall of […]

Keys to Success for Women in Business

We asked around the 2014 Forbes Women’s Summit (sponsored by Ashford University) for thoughts on women in business. We got responses from a […]

The Malala Fund: One Girl Can Change the World

Dedicated to bringing education to every child across the globe, the Malala Fund is a beacon of hope for millions of people worldwide. […]

Watch: The Importance of Lifelong Learning

We prompted a few guests at the 2014 Forbes Women’s Summit (sponsored by Ashford University) to speak about the importance of lifelong learning. […]

October Is Disability Employment Awareness Month

In recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month, I had the opportunity to speak with Michael Andreasen, a Financial Services Advisor at Ashford University, […]

How Women Entrepreneurs Build Confidence

In May, women leaders from around the world gathered in New York City for the Forbes Women’s Summit (sponsored by Ashford University) to […]

September is Hispanic-American Heritage Month

Javier Carrillo Cortez is an Intake Specialist the Office of Student Access and Wellness at Ashford University. While I have the pleasure of […]

Motivation: an Interview with Dr. Emad Rahim

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Emad Rahim, a genocide survivor with an amazing story about motivation. Between 1975 and 1979, […]

Three Unique Creative Writing Residencies

While some writers are able to carve out a couple hours every morning or others look forward to late nights to pore over […]

Women’s Equality Day

Every year on August 26, the anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, our country recognizes Women’s Equality Day. This year, I […]

Community Service Ideas

Keeping up with national and international politics is good, but it’s just as important to focus on the news closer to home. Every […]

How Students Overcome Disability

I first met Michael Leach at his commencement ceremony, and was immediately struck by his confidence, positivity, and enthusiasm for learning. Since then, […]

Forward Thinking

Every day great ideas, advice, and information are discussed around the institution. This knowledge is shared with students, alumni, friends, and faculty, but on a small scale. This blog was created to engage a larger audience, a group of lifelong learners who read, think, and provide valuable feedback. Forward Thinking is meant to be more than a blog; it’s another way of learning – for us and for you.