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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read Laura Hemphill’s essay about survivor’s guilt for not having been laid off during the financial crisis five years ago.
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.
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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
85 Broads member, Kathy Kelly of Make Your Own Heat Media Coaching, got to talk about one of her passions: helping returning military veterans compete in the corporate world. Show is now archived, July 10, 2013
I recently attended the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) annual convention in Chicago and Hillary Clinton was the opening night keynoter. She addressed an enthusiastic crowd of 10,000+ people and left me ready to engage my competitive spirit.
While the former Secretary of State is passionate about many things, her focus is on women and children so she had me at hello. She started by telling the international audience that hiring women is the unfinished business of this century that will help the economy thrive and increase the GDP. “If we removed the barriers that many women face in the career world we would increase our GDP by 9 percent,” according to Secretary Clinton.
Read the rest of Caroline Dowd-Higgins’s article and find out more about how Secretary Clinton measures success.
85 Broads member Sheri Cupo was featured in The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch article by Charles Passy.
“It also helps that they may have specific knowledge and experience that allows them to target a niche clientele — as in former colleagues or just professionals with a similar background. Sheri Iannetta Cupo, a founding principal of SAGE Advisory Group in Morristown, N.J., says that as a former GE employee, she found it frustrating trying to make sense of the stock options she was granted. “I asked around for help and no one seemed to understand what they were or what to do with them,” she says. As a result, she’s made guiding corporate employees through compensation packages a key part of her practice. “I have a deeper understanding of what our clients deal with day-to-day,” she says.”
Two Georgetown grads are helping Nepali girls and women find their power.
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.
Nepal has no leadership programs expressly for and by young women. Or rather, had no such programs. Thanks to two Georgetown University grads (one of whom is 85 Broads member Claire Charamnac), Nepal has Women LEAD, which since 2011 has trained more than 400 high school girls to take leadership roles in their communities.
Crain’s interviewed PrettyQuick founder Coco Meers. Find out what inspired her to start PrettyQuick and how it can change the way you book beauty!
85 Broads member Jennefer Witter, CEO, The Boreland Group ([theborelandgroup.com]), discusses the importance of having a crisis PR plan in place before a situation occurs.