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On behalf of Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post) and Mika Brzezinski (MSNBC’s Morning Joe), you're invited to attend THRIVE, a 2-day experience where leaders across business, government and media discuss how a new paradigm of success focused on well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving can improve job performance and satisfaction, a company’s bottom line and even your employee’s health.  

Why Thrive?
The relentless pursuit of the traditional measures of success — money and power — has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. Money and power are only part of the equation. What’s missing is “The Third Metric” – a combination of well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. 

Hosted by Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski, THRIVE: A Third Metric Live Event, brings together leaders from a variety of fields, including Tory Burch, Katie Couric, and Julianne Moore to join them for a conversation about their own experiences and steps they’ve taken to live a more sustainable, fuller and more impactful life. 

Event Highlights:

Julianne Moore, Katie Couric and Mark Bertolini (President of AETNA) Thursday evening April 24 – Friday April 25, 2014 New York City Center – 131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Ave.

You don’t have to just survive. THRIVE.

Research indicates over 80% of American workers are stressed out by their jobs, which leads to negative health and business outcomes American employers spend 200% - 300% more on the indirect cost of healthcare than on actual health-care payments because of absenteeism, sick days, and lower productivity Concern for employees' wellness is not a 'nice-to-have'; health directly impacts the bottom line 

Click here to purchase tickets – starting at $299 and as an exclusive offer you can enter discount code LD100 for $100 off. Join us and other likeminded professionals as we lead the way to a more sustainable and impactful personal and professional life. 

Christine G. Tebcherany is a marketing manager at Glamour, where she helps create and present strategic sales materials for the magazine's advertising partners, analyzes all syndicated research, manages a reader panel and collaborates with editors to identify trends and first-to-market innovative ideas. 

NYWICI invites her Before coming to Conde Nast, Christine handled tablet media projects and brand-development groups at Hearst Magazines. After speaking last year at NYWICI's Student Career Conference, Christine decided to join the organization.  

Bleeding Orange! She is a loyal Syracuse University fan who follows its basketball games avidly and a graduate of the school's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs with a B.A. in political science; she later earned her M.A. in advertising from Syracuse's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. 

— Rachel Buttner

The All Women in Media group invites you to join them for The Women's Room @ NAB on April 7th, at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. 

Kick off you NAB show experience at this power breakfast! 

Get ready to connect and hit everything with your best shot- from updating your headshot, to receiving some quick feedback on your social media profile, to making high-impact connections with fellow media women. 

There is a per person fee which includes registration, breakfast, and the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken plus so much more.  

To register and learn more click HERE.  


Additionally, the female students at Columbia University have put together a great program, Conversations in Journalism, on Saturday, April 5th. This program is free, but registration is required. To register, click HERE

Custom Content Council is offering NYWICI a discount to attend their upcoming Content Re-imagined conference. The conference will be held in Naples, Florida, April 8-10. Hear a dynamic group of marketing professionals share re-imagining tools designed to help you stay ahead of this burgeoning, fast-paced industry. Save $300 with discount code newassociation.

To register click HERE and follow the page-by-page instructions. On the starting page, you can choose a nonmember as the registration type. Once you arrive on the final page of the process, there will be a section in which you can enter a discount code- please enter newsassociation and apply. This will give you the proper discounted price.

Read more information HERE

Weber Shandwick Invites NYWICI to Attend the Unveiling of New Global Research and an Engaging Discussion on Employees Rising: Seizing the Opportunity in Employee Activism.

Please join Weber Shandwick and employee engagement experts to learn more about a new social movement of employee activists that are making their engagement visible, defending their employers and acting as active advocates, particularly through social media. Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross, Weber Shandwick’s chief reputation strategist, will present findings from our new global study with KRC Research on how employees are helping and potentially harming their workplaces. The research will be followed by a panel discussion of best practices for engaging employees, with experts from companies leading the way.

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Hearst Tower, NYC

RSVP to by March 28

Kathleen Fordyce is a freelance writer, mom of 6-year-old son Logan and associate editor for the The Shriver Report is a nonprofit multiplatform digital initiative founded by Emmy-winning broadcaster Maria Shriver to explore women's many roles in American society. 

Miami life After a decade in South Florida — she graduated from the University of Miami, was a reporter for the Miami Herald and wrote for a health-care consortium — Kathleen, a Long Island native, moved back to New York.  

NYWICI life "I love how the events mix a casual networking atmosphere with a chance to hear successful professionals discuss topics relevant to our industry," she says about the organization's programs. "I always learn a little something, get to hear about others' experiences, debate trends and meet someone new." 

— Rachel Buttner

!De moda! Yvonne King, a fluent Spanish speaker and social media expert, has written, edited and produced or done all for the television shows L.A. Style and E! Entertainment. 

Advocacy Most recently she created digital and social media content for the clean-water environmental organization Riverkeeper, whose public face is Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and for retail and online fashion label Mushmina, run by two American sisters, which sells fair-trade clothing and accessories handmade by women in North Africa. 

Learning and teaching Yvonne is passionate about education for women and has volunteered with Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California and Women for Women International and is now a member of the advocacy nonprofit for girls and women Step Up Women's Network.

Don't dare Yvonne, because she'll do it. She's tried skydiving, rock climbing, rappelling and zip-lining.  

— Rachel Buttner

Daylle Deanna Schwartz launched The Self-Love Movement™ over a year ago. So far, she's given away almost 12,000 free copies of her e-book, How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways. With the help of a grant from The Pollination Project, Daylle just created a video using the song "The Reason" by Hoobastank to illustrate the power of self-love. View it here:

A special performance of The Gox Box will be on March 3, 7pm. Based on her NYTimes bestseller, "The God Box," charismatic storyteller Mary Lou Quinlan soars in an emotional rollercoaster of the heart. This one act solo show is co-written and directed by LAByrinth Theater's Martha Wollner You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll want to call your mother. Additional information:

Taught by: Jessica Styles, Career Advisor, LIM College, Founder, The FAB Network

It's never too early to jump start your dream career! Interested in Fashion? Want to attend a fashion college? Ready to assess your skills? Don't know where to start? If this is you, you should sign up ASAP and learn the fashion basics of career development! 

The Skills of Career Development
Learn to market and present yourself professionally. "Discover" who you are through personality tests and assess how to develop "skills" needed to succeed in a professional work environment. A tentative career plan will be developed.

February 15 - March 22 

*Limited Seats. RSVP ASAP*

LIM College, 12 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022 
Click Here to Learn More & to Register!

NYWICI's very own President Elect Linda Descano is a nominee for Most Popular Personal Finance Expert on! To vote for her, click here. Voting takes place throughout December and the winner will be announced January 1, 2014. Check on January 1 to find out who is chosen as the winner. Voting closes on December 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm.  Congrats on the nomination, Linda!


Mystics, poets and truth seekers throughout the ages have recognized the profound importance of embodying the essence of the heart. At this dynamic workshop veteran journalist and author Dana Micucci will share a range of powerful teachings and tools from some of the world’s wisdom traditions (Tibetan, shamanic, Mayan, Egyptian, mystical Christianity, etc.) gleaned from a lifetime of travel to assist you in harnessing the wisdom and power of the heart to improve your health, center your emotions, boost your immunity, master your energy, and ultimately become a healing force through your very presence. Come discover how the daily practice of these methods can help you manifest your goals and sustain a heart-centered way of being in the world.  Read Dana’s article at

Dana’s latest book, Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truth (Quest Books), was a gold winner in the 2013 Nautilus Book Awards.  She is also trained in a variety of healing modalities. 

Register here:

Embodying the Wisdom of the Heart
Friday, November 8, 2013, 6-10 p.m.
New York Open Center
33 E. 20th Street (btw. Madison and 5th)
New York, NY 10016  

Motiv8 is a music and multi-media based empowerment program designed specifically for teen girls and their moms.  Through humor, music, personal stories and interactive exercises, Sheira teaches 8 effective skills to help young girls and their moms reduce stress, increase awareness, de-clutter their media centric minds, and improve communication. Motiv8 will be on Sunday, October 20, 11am-2pm at the Long Island Sheraton. NYWICI Members use promo code: 'NYWICI' -to receive a 20% discount! Register Today.

MORE magazine's wine club, MORE UNCORKED with Women of the Vine, delivers award-winning wines hand-crafted by artisan women winemakers and women-owned wineries of California. The unique thing about MORE UNCORKED is that it exclusively features wines made by women. Receive 10% off your first More Uncorked membership fee with this link.

The family of Harold W. McGraw, Jr., longtime leader of McGraw-Hill Cos., will establish the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism to enhance coverage of business and economic issues in the media and train future journalists in business reporting. A $3 million gift will be used to establish the Center in 2014 and endow it in perpetuity. Activities of the Center will include providing fellowships to professional journalists, scholarships to students, and hosting an annual symposium. Read the full release.