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  • NM PBS, NM in Focus: Interview with Sarah Gustavus

    January 6, 2017 (NM PBS, NM in Focus) — “Immigrants to the US come from all corners of the world, and some arrive to our state to fill important needs like medical expertise. Immigrating with a spouse for work creates unique challenges” Sharon Nir sat down with Sarah Gustavus, the producer of New Mexico in ...
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  • The Glass Hammer: Time Gaps in your Resume? Turn Black Holes into Wins

    January 5, 2017 (The Glass Hammer) — Recruiters and hiring managers have unconscious and conscious bias and judgment based on employment intervals can be one of the greatest organizational impediments for success. But if organizations attempted to understand black holes in employee resume the way astrophysicists strive to understand black holes in the universe, they could ...
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  • HUFFINGTON POST: Politically Correct is Dead, Long Live Reality Correct!

    November 16, 2016 (HUFF POST)— Oxymorons exist to test our awareness; a combination of two words that appear to be contradictory but which enclose a concealed point, like Politically Correct. How politics, a product of inclinations, manipulations, power-play, and personal interests could ever be or do right? Read the article
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  • HUFFINGTON POST: A Class Act- Helping a Child with Dyslexia

    October 4, 2016 (HUFF POST)— When my son was three, I felt for the first time something was off about his language skills. I volunteered to chaperone his preschool classroom on a field trip, and during lunch I noticed my son wasn’t able to express himself the way other children could. His vocabulary was rather ...
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  • KOB Good Day New Mexico: Casey Messer Interview with Sharon Nir

    August 31, 2016 (KOB Good Day New Mexico)- Host Casey Messer talks with Sharon Nir the author of the Opposite of Comfortable, The Unlikely Choices of an Immigrant Career Woman, about  women’s tough choices, legal immigration minefield, and the take away message from her successful book. Watch the interview  
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  • Women Worldwide Show: Deirdre Breakenridge interview with Sharon Nir

    July 15, 2016 (The Social Network Station)- Sharon Nir an immigrant career woman and author of the new memoir, The Opposite of Comfortable, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Sharon writes a riveting universal tale of her family’s quest to find a new life in an unknown land and delivers a first-hand account of a highly-skilled immigrant ...
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  • The Next Best Book Blog: The Rewards of Indie Authorship by Sharon Nir

    July 6, 2016 (The Next Best Book Blog)- Today, we shine the spotlight on Sharon Nir, author of the memoir The Opposite of Comfortable. Sharon shares her thoughts on being an independent author and how the release of her book, a very private, personal invention, compares to some of her other “life events”. Read The Rewards ...
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  • Beta Gamma Sigma honor society interview with Sharon Nir

    June 24, 2016 (Beta Gamma Sigma honor society)- Beta Gamma Sigma is the premier honor society recognizing business excellence. Read a candid and personal interview with BGS lifetime member Sharon Nir. Nir’s memoir The Opposite of Comfortable was released this spring.  Read the interview
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  • Entrepreneur Podcast Network: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone To Succeed with Sharon Nir

    June 20, 2016 (Entrepreneur Podcast Network)- Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Sharon Nir discuss the following: Briefly describe for us what your memoir is about and how it can benefit entrepreneurs. As an independent professional woman who had a thriving career in your home country of Israel, you struggled with feelings of guilt and worthlessness after giving ...
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  • Albuquerque The Magazine: ShelfLife Interview with Sharon Nir

    June 1, 2016 (Albuquerque The Magazine)- Sharon Nir talks with Adam R. Baca about The Opposite of Comfortable. Albuquerque the Magazine, ShelfLife. What does it mean to lead a full life for a woman in the 21st century? The Opposite of Comfortable seeks to answer this difficult question and inspire everyone to make the choices ...
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  • CONVERSATIONS LIVE with Cyrus Webb: Interview with Sharon Nir

    May 16, 2016 (CONVERSATIONS LIVE)- Author Sharon Nir discusses #TheOppositeofComfortable on #ConversationsLIVE Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Sharon Nir to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss what led her to write the book THE OPPOSITE OF COMFORTABLE—and what she hopes readers glean from it. Listen to the conversation
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  • THE COMPULSIVE READER: Interview With Sharon Nir

    May 3, 2016 (THE COMPULSIVE READER)- The author of The Opposite of Comfortable: The Unlikely Choices of an Immigrant Career Woman talks about the writing of her first book and the challenges it presented, the grueling process of skilled worker immigration to the U.S. and the choices she had to make, whether it was worth ...
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  • SHELF PLEASURE: The Literary Lover’s Nightstand by Sharon Nir

    April 27, 2016 (SHELF PLEASURE) –From the books she can’t let go of to the ones on her current reading list, author Sharon Nir explains her complex relationship with her nightstand. I hate my nightstand. I purchased it in 2001 soon after I relocated along with my husband and 18-month-old son to New York City. I ...
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  • HUFFINGTON POST: Can High-Skilled Immigrants Have it All? America Says No!

    April 25,2016 (HUFF POST)— You won’t need a box of tissue nearby when you read my high-skilled immigration story. I don’t feel sorry for myself, neither should you. A Generation X system analyst for a mega-sized telecommunication firms, married, and mother of two — I felt like the Joan of Arc of the women’s liberation ...
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  • FOREWORD REVIEWS: The Opposite of Comfortable

    April 13,2016 (FOREWORD REVIEWS) -For women at a crossroads, this memoir provides an alternative to polarizing discussions on careerism and mothering. Work-life balance is a myth for many women and mothers. In Sharon Nir’s memoir, The Opposite of Comfortable, the Israeli systems analyst is troubled until she discovers that giving up a career for family does ...
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  • HUFFINGTON POST: Survivor: High-Skilled Legal Immigration

    April 8,2016 (HUFF POST)— On April 1, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services launched a new season of the hit reality show Survivor: High-Skilled Immigration via the H-1B visa program. Being a lucky survivor I have a duty to voice my concerns about the show’s future. This season will likely feature no changes in ...
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  • WOMEN’S ENEWS: Feminism Feels Good When We Stop Judging Ourselves

    March 17,2016 (WOMENSENEWS)— Over the years, I’ve met many extraordinary women. None of them is a superstar, cultural icon or leader of public opinion. They come from different backgrounds and have different aspirations. They are all strong, determined and capable women. In many ways, we were very different from each other, but we also had at ...
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  • INFOSYS ERG

    August 14th, 2015 -Speaker of the month at Infosys Women’s Employee Resource Group. Topic: Having It All Is Impossible, Now Let’s Prioritize.
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  • ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

    “The competition among the nation’s leading cancer centers to recruit the most talented physicians and surgeons is intense. That’s why Dr. Cheryl Willman says the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and School of Medicine “hit a home run” when it recruited Israeli- born Dr. Itzhak Nir three years ago. “We knew that he would be ...
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