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Dec 2, 201404:01 PMVan Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

Embracing their inner braud

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This brauds group wants to inspire the formation of many similar groups, and it’s engaged in philanthropy, especially the advancement of women in business. When it comes to helping people climb the ladder, I have great faith in such citizen associations, and so does Burish: “That’s what I want The Brauds to be — to my left and to my right, and reaching down and holding someone’s hand as they walk up the ladder with me,” she says.

One of my favorite brauds is Jody Glynn Patrick, our former publisher, who got a kick out of Dane County being rechristened “Dame County” when Kathleen Falk was elected county executive and Sue Bauman was elected mayor of Madison. Jody is a political liberal, but not too politically correct, and she would crack me up with her mimicry of Mae West: “Marriage is an institution. I wouldn’t want to be institutionalized.”

I promised not to identify them here, but I can assure you the Burish brauds are cut from the same sassy cloth. For the sake of better business, that’s a good thing.

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