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The Value of Values

Searching the website of any company, you are likely to come across a list of values. These lofty ideals often include words like “trust”, “integrity” and “excellence”. While these are all wonderful concepts, what do they really mean? And what does it look like to live out those values at an organization? As...

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In Pursuit of More

It’s September again, one of my favorite months of the year. Fall is on its way (or summer, if you’re in San Francisco), kids are headed back to school, and we get to celebrate another anniversary for Brilliant Ink. This year it’s birthday #6, and while there’s nothing particularly special about that number, it’s been a momentous year for us....

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Going Places, Going Strong

Brilliant Inkies have a bit of an obsession with meaningful work, and especially helping girls and women pursue passionate, purposeful career paths. It’s why we recently established our Brilliant Futures Scholarship in partnership with Girls Inc. of Alameda County, and why we’ve teamed up with Dress for Success for their Power Walk and annual gala. More recently, we were privileged...

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Welcome Back!

Coming back from maternity leave is not easy.  In fact, it’s something I dreaded after the birth of my first son. I remember looking at the calendar with nervous anticipation as each day passed knowing that I was one day closer to returning to work, one day closer to leaving my sweet little baby at home.  The prospect of being...

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Only You Can Stop Word Crimes

Grammar nerds rejoiced last week when Weird Al Yankovic released with parody of the 2013 smash summer hit Blurred Lines, with his linguistically delightful song and video about Word Crimes. His opening verse states: If you can't write in the proper way If you don't know how to conjugate ...

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Stand and Deliver

When we opened the Brilliant Ink NYC office earlier this year, one thing we made sure to get were desks that would allow us to stand while we’re working (check out the photo at left to see one of our desks “in action”). Don’t get me wrong – we don’t stand and work ALL day, but it is nice to...

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The Future is Brilliant

We are so excited that we’ve partnered with Girls Inc. of Alameda County to provide a $10,000 college scholarship to one of their organization’s standout members! And now we want you to meet the recipient of our first-ever Brilliant Futures Scholarship, Laila Mufty! Laila recently graduated from Holy Names High School in Oakland and will attend Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania beginning...

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Fashion with a Cause

Brilliant Ink stepped out at Dress for Success San Francisco's 9th Annual Fashion Gala on June 19th. It was a night of style and celebration to support the economic independence of disadvantaged women and to provide them with the necessary career tools to thrive. We love standing behind an organization that sets the foundation for women's empowerment! Check out our photos from...

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Walking for a Purpose: Dress For Success

On May 10, Team Brilliant Ink stepped out to power walk coast to coast in New York and San Francisco for Dress for Success. As one of our 2014 philanthropic partners, their mission to foster economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and...

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Never too many cooks in our kitchen

Here at Brilliant Ink, we pride ourselves in being creative thinkers, and we understand that part of being creative involves trying new things. That’s the whole premise behind our Test Kitchen. Once a quarter, we set aside four hours to cook up new ideas to make work more enjoyable. You may be thinking,...

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