Executive Presence

Jul 12

The Social Shutout: How Women Can Direct a Business Conversation Away From Sports

When delivering workshops about business networking, an inquiry that I often get from the female participants is, “What if I don’t do sports?”. In other words, since they don’t follow college or professional sports, how can these women find a…
Jun 08

Back To Business: 6 Ways To Politely Decline When You Get Hit-On While Networking

Women of the business world: There’s a type of awkward male/female interaction in the network setting that has likely taken many of you by surprise, but rarely gets discussed with or addressed by your colleagues and supervisors. It can’t be…
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…
Nov 03

Cleansing The Closet: How I Minimized My Wardrobe Through The Advice Of An Expert

I was a bit on-edge the morning before my big closet consultation. I’ve forever had an awkward relationship with clothes, and I know perfectly well there are some (many) garments in my wardrobe that simply don’t belong there. Having paid…
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…
Jun 14

Smart Luck: Changing My Trajectory in One Intuitive Move

Six months ago, I had the honor of witnessing a panel of four successful women in hedge funds speak about their success. It was a dynamic discussion: serious at times, humorous at points, and philosophically fascinating in all aspects.  After…