Polling Post #4: Oops, I Forgot Myself, Again

June 29, 2013

Polling Question #4: Do Something For Yourself!   During the Women’s Advancement Compact launch, one of the questions presented was: When was the last time you did something just for you? The answers varied from once a week, once a month, and of course the comical option of ‘are you kidding me?’ While such a…

Divide and Conquer! Two observations and a conclusion

June 20, 2013

Office Support… Observation #1: In her book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg references an incident in her life- where a male colleague cut her off during a meeting. Her boss came to the rescue by suggesting that Ms Sandberg hadn’t finished her thought. This was a moment in the book where some women could glaze over-…

Polling Post #3: Put the Phone Down and Step Away Slowly

June 18, 2013

Polling Question #3: Unplugging                                                                                                      …

Wine Tasting – The Perfect Blend of Education and Socializing… with a Touch of WOW.

June 11, 2013

  Oh, I do love planning a party. And this one’s gonna be a SERIOUS affair!  -Goldie   Wine: Demystified  On Wednesday, June 26th Super Star Sommelier Claire Paparazzo will join Deborah Goldstein to take the adventurous amongst you down the path of wine empathy.  This educational look at wine practices is ideal for anyone…

A Two Minute Investment to Living a Healthier, Longer Life

June 4, 2013

A daily 2 minute investment can add years onto your life: 1 ½ – 6 years depending on which gerontologist you believe. What’s this investment? Flossing! Wait, no one ever died from gum disease or gingivitis. While that is true, it turns out that in a way, lack of bad breath is a side benefit…

Polling Post #2: I’m NOT Sorry… But Please Forgive My Yelling.

May 30, 2013

DRIVEN Professionals community events are structured to present thought-provoking content to the greater community, followed by small-group discussion. The dialogue brings out different experiences, coping mechanisms, and support. At our May 9, 2013 event, we polled the audience and asked 14 questions that served as fodder for these intimate discussions. I offer some personal insight…

Launch Lesson #1: Walking Daily Can Lower the Risk of Lifestyle Disease

May 22, 2013

One of the more provocative polling questions asked during the Women’s Advancement Compact launch was about exercise: True or False: “walking 20 minutes a day can result in a decreased risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and a heightened sense of well being”- The crowd was split as they punched in…

The Women’s Advancement Compact Launch: An Inspiring Night to be Remembered by Many!

May 13, 2013

High Energy Networking, Thought Provoking Conversation, and Great Food & Wine – oh my. An energized crowd overfilled the room at Alston & Bird on Thursday, May 9th to join the Women’s Advancement Compact launch and recognize our new community. David Wolfskehl verbalized the precise goal of the evening when he conveyed: “within 10 seconds…

Sweet Jane Paperie; Hand-Crafted Style from a Stylish Woman

May 12, 2013

Janine Serio is currently an Associate Creative Director at a pharmaceutical advertising agency with a growing side business creating beautiful custom-made invitations and note cards.  She attended art school and comes from a family full of creativity.  Growing up in a family with 12 children, Janine learned to express herself through creativity and was able…

An Action Oriented Discussion with Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter

May 11, 2013

At thePrinceton Club on April 10, 2013 Hearing Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter and Andrew Romano speak about work/life balance at the Princeton Club left me energized, hopeful, and armed with an action plan. When Dr. Slaughter analogized this paradigm shift to the evolution of smoking- from commonplace to near extinct, I understood that advancement begins slowly.…