Girl Day at UT Austin


My Saturday was a day well spent. Having graduated from the University of Texas at Austin way back in 1988, I was keenly interested in yesterday’s event, not for myself but for my daughter Ava Jane. I had no idea that, every year, the Women In Engineering Program hosts “Girl Day” at UT Austin, wherein girls from around the state, from kindergarten through high school, are welcome to join in a free, fun-filled day at the campus that’s entirely dedicated to exploring engineering, science, and the cool FullSizeRender (18)ways that a future engineer can help change the world with a brilliant new idea.

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A valuable partner


Being in business for yourself is great. You get to call the shots; you make your own rules, you get all the credit when things go right and, likewise, you get all the blame when things turn out otherwise. There were a lot of years we spent as a fledgling real estate company trying to get it right, struggling to make ends meet and grow a business to be proud of. Linnemann Realty didn’t really take off until we formed a team of people, a coalition if you will, made up of employees, agents, contractors, and vendors that all had the same goal in mind. The lesson I learned back in those years was that I could not do it alone, and worrying about garnering “all the credit” had to go out the door. If I was to bask in any glory at all, I needed help.

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