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Mar 03

The Big Announcement: Women’s Advancement Compact Needs A New Name!

  When I set out to launch Women’s Advancement Compact, I gave it a name that would unmistakably attach it to its mission: to guide women through the all phases of their careers, and help them gain the skills needed…
May 01

You Can Be Heard: Salonee Shah on Presentation Skills

Have you ever presented to a targeted audience only to find them disengaged, your message clearly not getting across? Or perhaps you’ve experienced working for a boss who always seemed cold despite your best attempts at conversation. Well, both of…
Apr 28

A Place Called Hudson: A Must-Visit for New Yorkers

For years Goldie and I have been hyping our former home town of Cold Spring, NY as a charming and practical weekend getaway for NYC couples. The slow pace, friendly shopkeepers and mountain views offer the illusion that you’ve somehow…
Mar 25

Networking Realities, Part Two: Nurturing Your Network

You’ve assembled your profiles, you’ve sent your thank-you notes, and you’ve LinkedIn; now it’s time to take the next steps in cultivating a healthy and active business network. You will begin the ongoing process of nurturing your network, but before…
Mar 21

Spring in Cold Spring: Foundry Preserve Awaits Your Visit!

For the last ten years or so, living in Cold Spring, I’d find myself in need of some scenery from time to time without committing to a strenuous hike. Walking distance from my doorstep was Foundry Cove— a wildlife sanctuary…
Mar 12

Networking Realities, Part One: The “Follow-Up”

“I shall maintain my network.” So easy to say, so seemingly hard to do! Business network maintenance may be the most important way to focus our career energy, yet so often we place our network-related tasks on the back burner,…
Jan 01

Corporate Matchmaking: Polishing the E-Introduction

Aside from its convenience factor, email can be a substantial networking device. But the “substantial” part depends upon how thoughtful your strategy is. Think of how often you’ve used email as a method for connecting two parties; now consider how…
Nov 30

Getting Inside Your Boss’s Mind— To See Yourself More Clearly

Now that you’ve taken the first big step and opened your Johari Window, you may want to consider what you’re up against when freeing the channels of communication between your boss and you. The mind-twisting exercise that Deborah Howard guided…
Oct 15

The Pleasures of Collaboration

Ready to hear some exciting news? The Women’s Advancement Compact is teaming up with Savvy Ladies to bring you an evening of entrepreneurial enlightenment! On Monday, October 21st, Ebong Eka will present ‘The 4 Biggest Mistakes that Lead to the…