Poise, Pep and My Power Suit

Alexis-Sclambergsm1-120x162by Alexis Sclamberg

I remember my polished image staring back at me at that downtown consignment store. I could hear Dolce and Gabbana cheering me on, with my cinched waist, tapered suit pants and power pumps.

I looked pretty sharp, I looked really professional, and crazily enough, I looked like a lawyer. Read More

Posted in blog, Speaker Articles, Embrace the Unknown, Career Choices

Vision Boards: You Become What You Believe

paula rizzo © Steve Credoby Paula Rizzo

I’m not crafty but at the beginning of every year I make a vision board.  It’s my one craft project for the year and it’s so much fun.  Reading magazines is my guilty little pleasure and it comes in handy for this task.  Over the past few weeks I’ve been ripping out pages, pictures and words that speak to me.  I spent this evening gluing my favorites on a piece of poster board. Read More

Posted in blog, Speaker Articles, Embrace the Unknown, Transitions

I’m Done Looking Like I Have It All Together

Susan-Tollessmby Susan Tolles

Quite often, someone gives me a great compliment. “I admire you so much. You just have it all together.” Well, let me set the record straight: I don’t have it all together. What you see on the outside is the result of a lot of hard work, learning and growing over the past two years. When I began this journey I was a driven perfectionist who wanted to change the world for women over 50. What I know now has made me a much better person. Read More

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Teleclass Recap—Building Your Business with Melinda Emerson

Everyone has good ideas, but making the leap from corporate America to small business ownership can be overwhelming. If you want to succeed as your own boss, there are some questions that need answers!

Small business expert Melinda Emerson presented an information-packed, 30-minute teleclass exclusively for the Conference for Women on Tuesday, January 22. Scroll down to listen to the recording and to find out:

Is your business idea solid?
Do you have the right skill set?
Who is going to buy from you and why?
How much money do you need to start?
Are you fit to work from home? Read More

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Get immediate relief: energy leaks + enlightenment

Danielle-LaPortesmby Danielle LaPorte, 2012 speaker

the lock that always sticks
the client that can never remember what you said
that kink in your neck
slight allergies, slightly foggy head
the girl on the team who’s always cranky
those too-tight trousers
the way your partner greets you (s.he can do better)
the way you greet your partner (you can do better and you know it, and you want to)
those damn e-newsletters that are so tricky to unsubscribe from that you just hit delete and curse at the screen Read More

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When in Transition, Think Like a Trapeze Artist

Whitney-Johnsonsmby Whitney Johnson, 2012 speaker

“I’d like this to be a smooth transition.”  If you’ve ever been fired, you’ve likely heard a version of this oxy-moronic phrase.  Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Beauty is the moment of transition, as if the form were just ready to flow into other forms.” But when one has just plunged into the abyss of a transition, beauty as a descriptor isn’t the first word that comes to mind.   Read More

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Reinvention for Women Over 50

Susan Tollessmby Susan Tolles, 2012 speaker

Women over 50 are changing themselves along with the world. Retirement is not even on their radar, and they are not going to stay home, go to book club, play bridge and watch the world go by as their mothers did at this age. That will come much later. Now, they are reinventing themselves for something better and taking on life with a new spirit and tenacity that is making them more visible, giving them new confidence and bringing excitement into what was once a dull life-stage for women their age. Read More

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How to Clean Out Your Inbox Without Guilt

lena-west-224x300by Lena West, 2012 speaker

E-mail is not dead. Just ask TechCrunch king, Michael Arrington. At one point Arrington revealed through his blog that he had over 2,400 unread e-mails in his inbox and another 721 unread messages in his Facebook inbox—well over two thousand unread messages. What is the world coming to if the technological elite can’t keep up? Read More

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Giving Back

SONY DSCby Meredith Walker

I was fortunate to grow up in a family where giving back to others was part of how we saw the world. My dad is an Episcopal priest and my mom has had the harder job of being the spouse of an Episcopal priest. Together, they were humanitarians and activists. Read More

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Imagine That: Pay It Forward

Charley-Johnsonsm1Imagine a world where more people did the little things each day that made them feel better.

Imagine a world where a simple smile could have an impact on someone struggling with their day.

Imagine a person helping another person simply because they saw someone who needed help. Read More

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