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September 10, 2013
When you lean in too much, you need to lie down.    That's one piece of advice NYWICI board member and communications expert Jessica Kleiman gleaned from NYWICI's panel discussion on Sept. 10, 2013, "Risks, Rewards, Real Talk: Getting...
September 6, 2013
It's the weekend, and that means it's time to catch up on this week's need-to-know stories for women at every career stage. Many thanks to this week's contributors: Suzanne Cohen, Randi Goldsmith, Brittany Hennessy, Giuliana Lonigro, Robbie McKeon...
August 30, 2013
It's Labor Day weekend - why not take a little time to catch up on interesting news about women, careers, communications and evolving technology in this week's NYWICI Must Reads? Many thanks to this week's contributors: Suzanne Cohen, Randi...
August 28, 2013
It's been called the military's silent epidemic, and the alarming statistics point to a problem that is getting worse over time. Earlier this year, a Pentagon release stated that in 2012, reported sexual assault cases numbered less than 3,400 while ...
August 23, 2013
Get your weekend off to a smart start with this week's NYWICI must reads. Many thanks to this week's contributors: Dimitra DeFotis, Brittany Hennessy, Giuliana Lonigro, Robbie McKeon, Eunic Ortiz, Susan Soriano, Rodeena Stephens, Tekla Szymanski,...
August 21, 2013
After careful deliberation you’ve said, Yes! I’ll take that project on.  You considered the reasons for and against thoughtfully, and those lists can become a guide to a rewarding and successful project. Items on the Pros list become your:...
August 7, 2013
In the July/August 2013 issue of Fast Company, social media influencer and author Baratunde Thurston wrote about his twenty-five day digital hiatus from email and social media. As a matter of fact, Twitter activity around the hashtag #Unplug is...
July 29, 2013
This spring, the three-part miniseries "The Bletchley Circle" aired on PBS. Set in England in 1951, the show imagines what it might have been like for four former female code breakers to return to their daily routines after World War II. The show...
July 24, 2013
A quick break can boost your confidence, poise and preparedness. Here are five steps to fabulous! 1.  Breath Be in your body, in this moment. Take a few intentional, deep breaths. Be still, and notice your tummy and chest expand and deflate.  2...
July 21, 2013
“I was just part of a cabal, fighting the injustice of it all, of how women were treated in every field.” Helen Thomas reacts almost hesitantly when I suggest that without her, women journalists might not be where we are today. No, she is not a...
July 9, 2013
At the Corporate Social Media Summit that I attended in New York last month, I wasn't familiar with many of the social media management software (SMMS) sponsors and exhibitors. I took some time at the end of Day One of the summit to stop by their...
July 3, 2013
Summertime is intern time for aspiring communications professionals, including NYWICI Foundation scholarship winners, several of whom receive internship placement as part of their awards. Julia Corbett, a journalism major at The College of New...
June 26, 2013
In 2011 Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said this to California Magazine: “Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn't.” It was 88 years earlier in 1923...
June 20, 2013
This is part two of my coverage of last week's Corporate Social Media Summit in New York. You can read the highlights from Day One here. I have to share this tweet from a fellow conference attendee, because it was a great observation to start the...
June 17, 2013
Last week, I attended the Corporate Social Media Summit in New York, an edifying two days and well worth my time. I go over some of the highlights of the conference below, but I wanted to start with the first thing that struck me about my experience...

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