Kathleen Fordyce is a freelance writer, mom of 6-year-old son Logan and associate editor for the ShriverReport.org. 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.
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYnktf84aPA
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: http://www.gildasclubnyc.org/Calendar/2014/godBox.html
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!
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Offer expires January 17, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. $50 will be credited to the cost of the set-up fee for the 5-Year Planner or the Portfolio Builder. Cannot be combined with other offers. Visit: https://learnvest.com/NYWIC. Promo code: NYWIC50 (automatically applied once the user puts in a username/password)
NYWICI's very own President Elect Linda Descano is a nominee for Most Popular Personal Finance Expert on GoBankingRates.com! To vote for her, click here. Voting takes place throughout December and the winner will be announced January 1, 2014. Check www.GoBankingRates.com 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 http://www.opencenter.org/ten-tips-for-bliss/.
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. www.danamicucci.com
Register here: http://tiny.cc/gi743w.
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.
New York Women in Film & Television would like to invite the members of NYWICI to a special power player breakfast on September 18th, 8:30-10:00am. The speaker is Monique Nelson, CEO and Chairman of Uniworld Group, Inc. NYWICI members can attend for a 50% discount by entering the code NYWICI when registering. For more information on the program and to register, visit: http://nywift.org/newsletter.aspx?ID=4671.
Dana Micucci, journalist, speaker, healing practitioner and author of the award-winning Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truth (Quest Books), will be hosting an exciting three-day transformational retreat at the historic Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa as part of a one-of-a-kind Mystical Journey to New Mexico, November 17-24, with Susan Duval Seminars. For details and itinerary, visit https://susanduvalseminars.com/New_Mexico.html. Dana was a long-time New Yorker now based in Taos.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Rooftop @ Riverwalk Crossing
405 Main St
New York, NY 10044
Please come to an interactive workshop led by Valia Glytsis. Valia is an Executive Leadership Speaker, Trainer & Coach specializing in personal / professional branding transformations. Recent client highlights include Digitas, L’Oreal, HBO, McKinsey, and Cornell University. In this personal leadership and brand development workshop, you will experience both tactical tools and inspirational possibilities to jumpstart your journey inward. Proceeds will benefit the Women Leadership Summit, to be held September 18th -20th, 2013. A portion of your ticket price is tax deductible and tax receipts will be provided by the event partner, Music and Mentors.
Register here: https://personalpowerworkshop.eventbrite.com
The September 2013 Women Leadership Summit is a three day collaboration (September 18th – 20th) of over 100 organizations. Taking place in New York City, it brings together 60 speakers in order to foster awareness and implement change through women empowerment. The event features CEOs, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and other inspiring women from a plethora of industries. All bring their own personal and professional experiences as innovators, trail blazers, and leaders–and all hope to see change for this deeply entrenched, industry-wide issue. For more information: http://www.womenleadershipsummit.com
There will be a Women Leaders Summit in NYC on June 26, 2013. Three incredible women leaders speak about how they have led the way through their vast experiences for other women to become leaders. We are inspired by their journey and want to share it with a community of women interested in changing the ratio. A keynote conversation with: Francis Hesselbein, Christine Comaford, and Carole Hyatt. Brought to you by The Hatchery, empowering women forward by creating more women leaders with support from a community of women leadership organizations, Yao Huang, Colette K. Young, and Tonya Yuki. Learn more.