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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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Thank You from The Career Wardrobe

Many thanks to all our attendees who brought accessories to donate to The Career Wardrobe, the nation’s largest independent, community-based non-profit organization serving women transitioning into the workforce by providing professional attire. They collected four large boxes of items at this year’s Pennsylvania Conference for Women. Read More

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Women and Mentoring: LinkedIn Study

by Nicole Williams for LinkedIn

It may not surprise you, but LinkedIn’s latest study found (in a survey of nearly 1,000 female professionals in the U.S.) that 82 percent of women agree that having a mentor is important. But what will knock your socks off is that considering the competitive employment landscape, and the universal belief that mentorship is a critical component to career success, 19 percent (that’s nearly one out of every five women) have NEVER had a mentor.

The survey results were unveiled during the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, the largest women’s conference in the state. LinkedIn is the conference’s exclusive connection sponsor and LinkedIn’s Connection Director, Nicole Williams, spoke at the event.

See the study and infographic
Read the press release
Read the article in Forbes: LinkedIn Report: Women without a Mentor

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New! On-site Personal Brand Audits

If you’re working on your online brand, website or blog and have some questions, bring them to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women for your on-site personal brand audit!

Register here for your spot—space is very limited! (note, you must be a registered attendee of the Conference)

We are offering 30 20-minute slots with one of four leading experts in social media and internet marketing: Read More

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Operation Homefront Donation Drive

We are proud to partner for the second time this year with Operation Homefront of Pennsylvania and Delaware, a non-profit organization that provides emergency financial and resource assistance to families of military service members in the region. This organization helps more than 60 families a year with emergency financial assistance and have morale programs that help an additional 1,000-2,000 service members.

We invite our attendees to make a monetary donation or donate a gift card to a major retailer (such as Target or Walmart), gas station or grocery store. Gift cards are often used by military families in need to purchase necessary food items, baby items, or gas to drive to doctor or rehabilitation appointments. They are especially useful during the holiday season.

To learn more about Operation Homefront of Pennsylvania and Delaware, please visit their website:

You can also “like” their Facebook page at to keep up to date with what’s going on!


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Your Financial Check-Up—Farnoosh Torabi

by Farnoosh Torabi

As women, it’s incredibly important that we make our finances an absolute top priority.

Compared to men, we live longer, earn less and are far more financially impacted by divorce and widowhood. Read More

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