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SAN DIEGO—“Get used to how you tell people who you are and whatyou do…speak proudly.” That is advice from AnneBenge, president of Unisource Solutions,moderator of a CREW San Diego panel Wednesday night. GlobeSt.comwas in attendance for the leadership series event, where fivepanelists talked about the importance of self-promotion, stories ofsuccess, meaningful mentors and more.

Benge said that it is interesting how goals change. When shefirst started working, she said her goal was going out to dinnerand not worrying about making rent. Lauree Sahba,COO San Diego Regional Economic DevelopmentCorp., said that before 35, she thought that her job wasto make as much money as possible and to move up the ladder as fastas possible. “I did those things, and I wasn't unhappy,” she said.But at the age of 35, she shed a lot of that pressure and itchanged things. “Who I was before 35 in terms of my outlook on mycareer changed. I stopped caring what people thought. People alwayswondered why I wasn't the CEO and it is because I didn't want tobe.”

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Natalie Dolce, editor-in-chief of and GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, is responsible for working with editorial staff, freelancers and senior management to help plan the overarching vision that encompasses, including short-term and long-term goals for the website, how content integrates through the company’s other product lines and the overall quality of content. Previously she served as national executive editor and editor of the West Coast region for and Real Estate Forum, and was responsible for coverage of news and information pertaining to that vital real estate region. Prior to moving out to the Southern California office, she was Northeast bureau chief, covering New York City for Her background includes a stint at InStyle Magazine, and as managing editor with New York Press, an alternative weekly New York City paper. In her career, she has also covered a variety of beats for M magazine, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel,, and Co-Ed magazine. Dolce has also freelanced for a number of publications, including and Museums New York magazine.