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Cautious Friending

by Lena West, Chief of Social Media Strategy at Influence Expansion

A while back I joined an organization that I believed in whole-heartedly. I liked their ideals, mission and leadership. When I met people whom I thought were a fit, I would let them know about the organization and gave them my personal guarantee that they would enjoy themselves and learn a lot in the process. Read More

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Magic in the Air

By Joan Louise Hill

This was it – the maiden voyage of an expert exchange session on Strategies for Successful Transitions and Second Acts – we knew it was interactive – but would participants do it? After all, it was the last session of an incredibly full day. Would people have any energy left or would they stare at us vacantly, causing us to wonder whether this was really such a good idea? Read More

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Early to Bed, Early to Rise

By, Dr. Jillan Rowbotham, Rittenhouse Women’s Wellness Center

An important part of keeping your immune system strong during this winter’s cold and flu season is making sure you get enough sleep. Adults need around seven to eight hours of sleep a night, but many fall short of that. If you are having trouble sleeping there are a few adjustments you can make at home that just might help you get the sleep you need. Read More

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8 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress, by Gretchen Rubin

by Gretchen Rubin

‘Tis the season to be jolly — and also stressed out. If you’re feeling irritable, rushed, resentful, lonely, or overwhelmed, keep these strategies in mind to help boost your happiness: Read More

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Shopping for Joy, by Joan Hill

by Joan Louise Hill

There is a man in a sport jacket and tie who sits on the bench outside my grocery store each afternoon holding a well worn brown paper bag and a 12-inch stack of index cards. He politely asks each customer if they would like to hear a joke. Read More

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The Humility of Sacrifice, by Lena West

by Lena L. West

You may know intellectually that you cannot have everything you want. I think, to some degree, we all do. But, it’s another thing altogether to know on a cellular level that sacrifice is part and parcel of running a successful, growing business. Read More

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Five Lessons for Small Business: Teleclass with Tory Johnson and Michael Alter (recap)

Tory Johnson, CEO of Women For Hire and Spark & Hustle, and workplace contributor on “Good Morning America,” interviewed Michael Alter, president of SurePayroll, on Monday, November 7 in a free 20-minute teleclass.

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Gloria Steinem’s List of Top 10 Fearbusters

In her keynote address at the 2011 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, women’s rights pioneer Gloria Steinem shared her thoughts on the “Live Fearlessly” theme with a list of Top 10 Fearbusters. Enjoy!

10. Reverse the golden rule. For women, treat ourselves as well as we treat others. Read More

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Meet our Show Us Your Spark winner!

Congratulations to Terry Whitaker, who won the Show Us Your Spark! Small Business Boot Camp at the 2011 Pennsylvania Conference for Women! Terry, owner/principal of Crossbow Studio, a Philadelphia-based web design, marketing strategy and video production firm, shared her story of finding her true calling and her success as a small business owner. Her advice to aspiring business is owners is that uncovering and developing your uniqueness is the key to both success and to happiness. From her more than 25 years of working in marketing and business development, Terry has developed the TRUTH™ Marketing System geared specifically to Entrepreneurs, Solopreneurs and Professional Service providers.

 

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Operation Homefront PA/DE Needs Your Support

We were pleased to join with Operation Homefront of PA & DE for the second year in a row at the Oct. 25 PA Conference for Women. Operation Homefront provides emergency financial assistance and morale programs to our military and their families. Read More

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