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Esther Lombardi

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8.8k+ LinkedIn connections | wordsmith | brand wrangler | sales & marketing | multimedia storyteller | social media/digital expert |

About Me

I am an accomplished journalist, writer, and digital producer offering extensive experience in social media content curation, editing and storytelling. I am adept at transforming complex topics into innovative, engaging, and informative stories. I also have a wealth of experience and knowledge across multiple platforms, etc. 

+ Cloud Computing: Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox.


+ Social Media Skills: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Pinterest. Also: Buffer, HootSuite, and TweetDeck.


+ Graphic Design: Adobe Creative Suite, Gimp, Canva, etc


+ Web Design + Management: WordPress, Plone, Drupal, proprietary systems, etc


+ CRM + Accounting + Marketing: ProsperWorks, Infusionsoft, QuickBooks, FileMaker Pro, ClickFunnels, LeadPages, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, GetResponse, MailChimp, Zoho, etc.


+Task Management: Asana, Trello, Google Tasks, Basecamp, ProsperWorks, etc.


+ Collaboration/Meeting Software: GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar, Zoom, WebEx, Skype, Connect, Hangouts, Slack, Speek, join.me, etc.


+ Word Processing + Documentation: Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, WriteItNow, Adobe Creative Suite, RoboHelp, MadCap Flare, Scrivener, etc.

Industries I Write About

Marketing & Advertising

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Writing & Editing

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Computer Hardware

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Public Relations

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Information Technology & Services

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Alternative Medicine

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E-learning

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My Writing Samples

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Offers Employees 52 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

Who says extended parental leave is just for tech companies like Netflix or Microsoft? The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced a new parental leave policy of 52 paid weeks for mothers or fathers during the first year after the birth or adoption of a child, plus unlimited time off for all employees.

http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/10/bill-melinda-gates-foundation-offers-employees-52-weeks-paid-parental-leave

Why the Lower Unemployment Rate Is Bad News

The unemployment rate has declined to 5.3 percent this month, but no one’s planning a parade to celebrate. If you’ve been keeping up with news on the economy, that might sound crazy. After all, this is the lowest unemployment rate since April 2008, when the recession was first taking hold. Why aren’t we cheering in the streets?

http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/07/why-the-lower-unemployment-rate-is-bad-news

Bernie Sanders Proposes Free Tuition, But Can It Work?

You’ve probably already heard about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ free-college tuition bill, which that promises a tuition-free education, so students can attend state colleges or universities with little cost. It sounds like a great idea, right? We’d no longer be able to complain about all the uneducated masses. Every student would have access to training to land them a career they’d love, without the burden of crushing student loan debt. Employers would have access to a more highly skilled pool of applicants. Eventually, even the economy as a whole could improve. So why isn’t everyone on board?

http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/05/bernie-sanders-proposes-free-tuition-but-can-it-work

Hillary Clinton Fights Like a Woman for Paid Leave

It was Mother’s Day on Sunday, so it’s probably not really surprising that Hillary Clinton released a video about her mother (and daughter and granddaughter). But, set against the birth of her granddaughter, she also briefly retells a story about a nurse who said, “Thank you for fighting for paid family leave.” Is it just political posturing, or can we finally hope for some resolution to the shameful state of family leave in the U.S.?

http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/05/hillary-clinton-fights-like-a-woman-for-paid-leave

What If the Glass Ceiling Was Really a Leaky Pipe?

With all the talk about empowerment and female leadership, we also know that the barriers to advancement are very real. For every step forward, gender bias and situational barriers continue to prevent deserving women from receiving recognition and achieving positions of leadership. But, instead of thinking of this situation as a “glass ceiling,” which indicates a barrier that is impossible to break through, why not consider a different paradigm – a leaky pipe?

http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/04/what-if-the-glass-ceiling-was-really-a-leaky-pipe

We Need More Women in Tech, and Here’s What You Can Do About It

Women are less likely than men to go into STEM careers, but it’s not from a lack of initial interest or talent. Somewhere along the way, girls and women are turning in other directions, with the result that only about 18 percent of women earn degrees in computer science and 19 percent earn engineering degrees, according to the National Girls Collaborative Project.

http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/02/we-need-more-women-in-tech-and-heres-what-you-can-do-about-it

Super Bowl Ads Show Changing Gender Roles at Home and at Work

This year’s Super Bowl commercials were all about the dad-vertising. Social media spheres were in a complete uproar over the latest string of ads featuring dads who were caring for their children — swimming, potty-training, brushing hair, comforting, and hugging. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, according to more than one post.

http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/02/super-bowl-ads-show-changing-gender-roles-at-home-and-at-work

Experience

Contributing Writer

Company: THOUGHTCO, llc

I worked there from /2014 until now

Contributing Writer

Wrote articles about women and work, breaking news, etc.

Company: Payscale

I worked there from 3/2014 until 3/2016

Content I Write