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February 4, 2014
On May 28, 2014, renowned author, poet, civil rights activist, educator and Matrix honoree Dr. Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86. The image at left shows Angelou with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy after receiving the NYWICI Matrix Award in 1983,...
January 31, 2014
First impressions are everything. A handshake should be firm and an outfit should be appropriate for the office dress code. But what happens when your hair — the one thing that you can personalize — either works for or against your chance of success...
January 31, 2014
Check out this week's NYWICI Must Reads to learn the latest about women at every age and stage, careers, communication and technology. Many thanks to this week's contributors: Suzanne Cohen, Nina Gonzalez, Courtney Hart, Giuliana Lonigro, Rodeena...
January 30, 2014
The NYWICI Foundation mentoring program has matched more than 130 pairs of mentors and mentees since inception five years ago. Overseeing the program, which matches seasoned NYWICI professionals with young professional members, are Foundation board...
January 27, 2014
Last month, I helped a fellow NYU alumnus update his business plan for a startup magazine dedicated to new and upcoming talent in fashion, art and design. In addition to his full time job at a media company, my former classmate Chad curates, edits...
January 26, 2014
Should a competitor kick a company when it’s down? On the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 24, both Gmail and Google+ went offline around the world for about an hour. During that time Yahoo posted about it on Twitter four times. The tweets were later...
January 24, 2014
Check out this week's NYWICI Must Reads to learn the latest about women at every age and stage, careers, communication and technology. Many thanks to this week's contributors: Erica Ayisi, Suzanne Cohen, Patricia Maloney, Megan Schulz, Maria Ungaro...
January 22, 2014
Women are somewhat infamous for our tendency to apologize. Saying “sorry” is an easy enough habit to get into. But how often do we actually wrong someone and regret our words or actions enough to warrant an apology? Let’s instead put our hard-earned...
January 17, 2014
Check out this week's NYWICI Must Reads to learn the latest about women at every age and stage, careers, communication and technology. Many thanks to this week's contributors: Erica Ayisi, Suzanne Cohen, Courtney Hart, Chandra Hayslett, Susan...
January 16, 2014
Your work should be full of passion and fun, with goals that other women can help you reach. How to achieve that successfully in today’s work environment was the topic at the NYWICI Coffee & Conversations: An Intergenerational POV: The Fastest...
January 15, 2014
In "lessons learned" I always try to address work issues through personal experiences. I've looked at topics from the leadership styles of Charlie Brown versus Lucy (gleaned from years of watching Peanuts, not to mention playing Lucy in the second...
January 10, 2014
The communications landscape is changing, and this week the buzz was about The New York Times redesign. Check out the latest NYWICI Must Reads to learn more. Many thanks to this week's contributors: Suzanne Cohen, Dimitra DeFotis, Brittany Hennessy...
January 9, 2014
It's 2014, and NYWICI's President Liz Kaplow would like a word with you.  Liz, CEO of the PR firm Kaplow Communications, tells members what's in store for the balance of her term and offers tips on getting ahead.  Read on.  1) What should members...
January 8, 2014
As we start 2014, let's take a moment to reflect on many of the events and programs that took place in the past 12 months. From the informative Digital Salons to our first-ever WiCi Awards, New York Women In Communications continues to "Connect the...
January 3, 2014
A new year calls for new knowledge. Why not start with these stories contributed by NYWICI members? Many thanks to this week's contributors: Suzanne Cohen, Brittany Hennessy, Susan Soriano and Deirdre Wyeth. If you're sharing on Twitter, please...

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