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Nov 27

A Night At The Improv: How DRIVEN Event Participants Learned To Play Their Professional Roles

We had a sneaking suspicion that exploring improvisation would be an entertaining and laughter-filled exercise for the DRIVEN Professionals in attendance at last week’s live workshop  Using Improvisation In Business, with guest presenter and improv coach Paige Wilhide. But what…
Mar 16

Hot Tomatoes! Don’t Miss The 3T Hot List

If you’ve ever randomly peeked at WAC’s website, chances are you came across at least a mention of our favorite woman-centric e-newsletter The Three Tomatoes. Founded by former NYC advertising specialist Cheryl Benton, The Three Tomatoes (3T) is one of…
Jan 12

Going Down?: Why The Elevator Pitch is an Occupational Dinosaur, and What Should Replace It

In any Networking 101 discussion, the topic of the Elevator Pitch inevitably comes up. Its name derives from an old-fashioned metaphor that places you on an elevator when an executive big-wig steps through the doors and shows potential interest in…
Aug 25

You Are The Performance: Preparing For Public Speaking

From that first oral book report in junior high, to those public speaking courses in college, right through to your professional PowerPoint presentations, the obvious factor that has determined the quality of your performance is practice, practice, practice! But haven’t…
Aug 04

Keynote Cornerstones: 13 Life Lessons for Young Professional Women to Live By

In preparing for my upcoming keynote address, I soberly contemplated what insights to share with a group of impressive young women about the road ahead, their place in the world, and the challenges they would need to overcome. Given the…
Jul 24

Sizing It Up: My Takeaways from July’s Gurjot Business Fashion Tutorial

WAC’s second-ever women’s fashion event was worth every minute spent by the spirited attendees who came with curious minds and walked away with a new fashion sense….business formal and casual. Gurjot Sidhu of Gurjot New York, designer of top-quality custom…
Apr 22

Bite Your Tongue, Literally: Unspeakable Speech & You, Part 3

When it comes to dining, nutritionists like to point out that “you are what you eat”. While this is a fact, it’s not always evident on the surface. In the business world, it’s safe to assume that “you are what…
Apr 09

It’s Like, Ya Know: Unspeakable Speech & You, Part 2

It’s inevitable. No matter what career you’ve chosen, you’re going to be speaking to others, and speaking often. In order to further your career, the speech you use will need to be of similar integrity to the speech of those…
Apr 02

Can We Talk?: Unspeakable Speech & You, Part 1

Polishing our demeanor goes beyond presentation skills, communication styles and workplace EQ. Before we can perfect any of those, we first must get a grip on language….specifically the kind to stay away from. It’s not simply about avoiding F-bombs and…
Feb 17

They Came, They Learned, They Bought: The C.Wonder Effect

Sipping Wine While Shopping….What’s Not to Love? Thank you to all the ladies who attended last Wednesday’s C.Wonder wardrobe tutorial and discounted shopping opportunity, hosted by WAC Specialist Caroline Sill, the fashion retailer’s Manager of Digital and Social Content. What…