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Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Fox Business Quote ExHale Health CEO Sarah O'Leary

It’s been a great media week for ExHale Health!

85 Broads member and the founder of ExHale Healthcare Advocates(exhalehealth.com), the first national consumer healthcare advocacy of its kind in the country, was featured in an article by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Monday ([everydayhealth.com]), and a piece written by Fox Business News correspondent Donna Fuscaldo on Tuesday.



Navigate a Conference Wisely to Get the Most of Your Professional Development Dollars

Seeking out professional development opportunities is essential for the modern-day career woman. From webinars to continuing education or conferences and workshops, you must stay current and continue to grow in order to remain relevant in a competitive market.

Professional development can also be a retreat for your mind, body and career spirit. It’s a great opportunity to expand your network, get motivated to act on your goals and reignite a career passion that may have lost its luster.

There are a myriad of amazing professional development conferences for women this season, but those large events can be daunting if you don’t know how to get the most from the experience. Here are some tips to help you navigate a conference and enjoy the experience without getting overwhelmed.


Kelly Tousi Named One of Consulting Magazine’s Top Women Leaders in Consulting for 2013

Kelly Tousi, a principal at global consulting firm ZS Associates, was named one of this year’s top 12 women consultants by Consulting® magazine. Kelly was recognized for her expertise and commitment to client service.

Consulting magazine’s “Women Leaders in Consulting” awards identify the country’s leading female consultants in four categories. Kelly was one of 12 winners selected this year from a pool of more than 400 nominations. She was honored for her distinguished commitment to client service and received her award at Consulting magazine’s gala on Nov. 7 at The St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan, N.Y. in front of industry leaders and executives.

Congrats to Kelly!


iThink, Therefore iCan

85 Broads Power Circle Member and 8of9 CEO Mary Kopczynski recently contributed to the Forbes.com blog.

She offers timely advice to lawyers and recent law grads about bridging the gap between the legal field and the financial services industry.

“Dear Lawyers and Recent Law Grads:

This is the financial services industry calling. We need you. Yes, you.

What’s that, you say? You saw a Marquette law grad’s study that there’s just one legal job in New York State for each 2.92 law graduates….."


Tapping The Power of Introverts

I started a new job last month and had the first meeting with the team I supervise over lunch. My team consists of three amazingly smart and productive women, so I was thrilled with the opportunity to get to know them and discuss our professional futures together. Within 60 seconds of arriving at our table, these women announced definitively that they are all Introverts.

Read this piece to see how Caroline Dowd-Higgins honored their work styles so they could collaborate effectively and learn some tips to help you demystify how Introverts function at work.


The Right and Wrong Ways to Quit Your Job

Caroline Ceniza-Levine, 85 Broads Power Circle Member and career expert, weighs in on how to quit gracefully in Kate Rogers’ piece for Fox Business:

[Excerpt]: Thank everyone. It sounds simple, but Caroline Ceniza-Levine, career expert, SixFigureStart®, says many forget how much being humble matters on their way out of a job.

“You never know when you will see these people again,” Ceniza-Levine says. “Even if you don’t feel this way—thank people for being good coworkers, your team for helping you, your bosses for mentoring you. Work out how to make the smoothest transition.”


You Have To Be A SalesPerson

BlogHerPro13 is a conference for professionally-minded online influencers interested in taking their business, marketing and technical skills to the next level. It will be held October 22-23 in Silicon Valley.

Joanne Tombrakos, Storyteller, Consultant and Digital Evangelist will be speaking on October 22. The topic – “If You Want To Make This Your Business, You Have To Be A SalesPerson.”

Her pre-conference interview is featured on BlogHer, a leading on-line community for women and can be read here.


5 Reasons You Didn't Get That Promotion - Fox Business

Caroline Ceniza-Levine, 85 Broads Power Circle Member and career expert, returns to Fox Career Accelerator to share 5 reasons why you didn’t get that promotion and how to bounce back.

Surprise! 4 Ways HR Can Help You

Think your company’s Human Resources department is the enemy, or at best ineffective? It’s true that HR people’s loyalty must lie with the company, and that some staffers are more dynamic than others. But since HR is also eager to retain good employees, there are also some surprising ways they are often ready to help you, as follows.

Caroline Ceniza-Levine, 85 Broads Power Circle member and career expert with SixFigureStart, is quoted along with other experts.

Enter the FATCA Portal

85 Broads Power Circle member Mary Kopczynski was recently featured in this article regarding the opening of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) portal.

“I do not necessarily think there is any big benefit to being the first to register, other than to get this headache out of your life,” said Mary Kopczynski, chief executive of management consulting firm 8of9 Consulting LLC, who is helping a big investment bank prepare its FATCA filing.

Read more to find out what your company should know about registering.

How You Can Actually Look Forward to Mondays (No, Really)

Are you mopey on Sunday nights because you dread going to work the next day? If you’ve lost the passion for your job and feel like you are in a professional rut, it’s time to take stock and assess what you really want out of your career.

Amid Layoffs, a Financial Analyst's Survivor's Guilt

Read Laura Hemphill’s essay about survivor’s guilt for not having been laid off during the financial crisis five years ago.


IRS Readies Site for FATCA Registration

Mary Kopczynski, chief executive of New York-based consulting firm 8of9, spoke with Michael Cohn from Accounting Today on some of the requirements surrounding FATCA, a banking regulation handed down by the Treasury Department.


Save your way to $1 million

In this Money Magazine special report, a variety of investment, budget, and career tips are shared. 85 Broads Power Circle member and career expert, Caroline Ceniza-Levine, shares salary negotiation tips:

Price yourself right. A business knows how to price what it sells competitively. In your household, your salary is the equivalent of “your price” and nabbing a higher one is a sure path to greater profitability.

Developing a rep as a top performer is critical: Raises for high achievers are averaging 4.6% this year, vs. 2.6% for a typical employee, says Mercer. Make a strong case for yourself in your annual review by quantifying what you’ve done to boost revenue or cut costs, such as bringing in new clients or switching to lower-cost suppliers.

“Adding more value is about bottom-line impact,” says New York City career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine.

Coming to your boss with a counteroffer from a competitor can also lead to a bump in pay, but it’s risky. A less threatening route, says Ceniza-Levine, is to reach out to recruiters to see what salary you could command. Then you can say to your boss, “Recruiters are coming to me with offers that are 20% above where I am, but I like it here. Is there anything we can do?” Framing the situation as a shared problem reinforces that you’re still loyal.


How to Use Humor (the Right Way) in the Workplace

85 Broads Power Circle member and career expert, Caroline Ceniza-Levine is cited in this piece about using humor in the workplace.

According to Ceniza-Levine, career expert with Six Figure Start, most office cultures range between people constantly joking around and playing pranks to an office where no one jokes around. If you don’t have a “read” on your office, Ceniza-Levine suggests that you “err on the side of caution and forego the humor.” Not sure whether a joke is in good taste, Ceniza-Levine says that your uncertainty is a red-flag warning for you not to use that type of humor….


What's Missing From the Opt-Out Discussion

Member Liz O’Donnell responded to the latest opt-out article by sharing insights from her forthcoming book Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman. She says housework has to be part of the conversation about woman and work because, all of the workplace flexibility in the world isn’t going to be enough to keep talented women thriving at work, if these women don’t get some more flexibility at home too.


No ‘One Size Fits All’ When it Comes to Financing Retirement: Adviser

Financial adviser Cary Carbonaro talks about the 4 percent rule for withdrawing from your retirement account, and what people should do to try to reach their retirement goals. Learn why there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to retirement planning.


Himalayan Heroines

Two Georgetown grads are helping Nepali girls and women find their power. One of them is Chaire Charamnac, 85 Broads member and co-founder of Women LEAD.

In Nepal, being born female means you already have one strike against you. Sixty percent of women there are illiterate and one third of all girls ages 15 to 19 are married. And even though in 2006 the country enacted quotas requiring that women hold 33 percent of government leadership spots, they tend to be in the lowest-status jobs. In fact, Nepal’s director of the Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare is a man.

While there are plenty of hard-to-change reasons for women’s invisibility in public life—including a longstanding culture of patriarchy and a history of being ruled as a monarchy that ended only in 2008—there is one hurdle that’s eminently fixable: The fact that Nepal has no leadership programs expressly for and by young women.

Or rather, had no such programs. Women LEAD has trained more than 400 high school girls in Nepal to take leadership roles in their communities since 2011.


Vixen Vodka - More than a Vodka, it's a State of Mind!

Jori McMurty of The HUFFINGTON POST came out with a feature on Vixen Vodka, the story behind the brand and the “broads” who brought this dream to reality. Find out how 85 Broads member LeeAnn Maxwell and the other co-founders of Vixen Vodka “went on a girls beach trip and had an idea and followed through with it.”


Katie Couric Interviews the Big Flip's director Izzy Chan

On her show on breadwinners on June 19, Katie Couric invited Big Flip director and 85 Broads member, Izzy Chan, and Big Flip couple, Bonnie Wan and Chip Rees.

“The Big Flip” is a documentary film and photo-book about the rise of breadwinner wives, and the unexpected challenges it creates in families. Their goal is to follow the families throughout 2013, and witness their struggles and triumphs through life over the course of a year. They plan to release the film and photobook 2014.

The show featured a video of Big Flip couple Chip and Bonnie and an interview.([bigflipdocumentary.com])

Here’s a snippet from the on-set interview.[katiecouric.com]

Like what they’re doing? Contribute to their Kickstarter campaign and help breadwinner wives and moms succeed today and in the future.


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