September 2017 Newsletter

Free Teleclass | Mastering Civility: The Easiest Way to Boost Your Career

Christine PorathMastering Civility: The Easiest Way to Boost Your Career
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10:00-10:30 am

Eventbrite - Mastering Civility: The Easiest Way to Boost Your Career (Free Teleclass w/ Christine Porath)

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Will You Face Downward Mobility When You Retire?

Many of us picture retirement as a time of ease. By then, the house will be paid off and the nest should be empty. Though there won’t be a paycheck to cover our bills, maintaining our lifestyle will cost less.

The reality, however, is often reduced circumstances. “Our current retirement plans, including 401(k)s and IRAs, have failed,” says Teresa Ghilarducci, economics professor at The New School for Social Research and author of How to Retire with Enough Money and How to Know What Enough Is. “Even the top 10 percent who make more than $100,000 save less than half of what they need.” Read More

Stand Out in the Crowd: Experts from QVC and Zulily Share Insights on How to Differentiate Your Brand

Rachel Ungaro

Rachel Ungaro, QVC

Featuring Rachel Ungaro, Vice President of Apparel Buying, Design and Global Sourcing, QVC, and Lori Twomey, Chief Merchant, zulily

QVC’s Rachel Ungaro and zulily’s Lori Twomey know a thing or two about discovering new products and brands. On their watch, QVC has launched and fostered the growth of some of today’s most successful brands, many of which were founded by women, including bareMinerals, Spanx, IT Cosmetics and Lori Greiner, while zulily, QVC’s sister company, has worked with 15,000+ beloved and boutique brands. Read More

Ways to Help #Harvey Storm Victims

Our hearts go out to all the Harvey hurricane and flood victims. If you are looking for ways to help, the New York Times recommends these national organizations:

The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.

AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors.

Catholic Charities provides food, clothing, shelter and support services to those from all religious backgrounds.

Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or texting STORM to 51555.

AABB, which coordinates a task force to manage blood collection efforts during disasters, put out a call on Sunday for blood donations in the aftermath of Harvey. Most in demand: those with type O-positive blood.

If you know of other trustworthy organizations and local drives, please post them in the comments section.


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Brené Brown on Owning Our Collective Past

Brené Brown“We have the courage to do this. We have to do it together. And it’s going to be imperfect. But if we don’t do it, one of our worst stories in history will continue to own us, and it will not go away. Because pain will not be denied.”

—Brené Brown, keynote speaker at the 2017 PA Conference for Women, urging people on Facebook  to start talking honestly about the past so that it, as she says, “stops defining us”

Let’s start this! Please add your voice as a comment.


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