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    October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

More for HER

Network 2000 Women of Excellence Luncheon Program Cover

Network 2000 Women of Excellence Luncheon – Recap

Yesterday approximately 1000 women (and a few brave men) attended the Network 200o’s annual Women of Excellence Luncheon and got a great opportunity to network with the best of them as well as hear the guest speaker – Sallie L. Krawcheck (Past President of Global Wealth & Investment Management Bank of America) today at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, Maryland.

Network 2000 Women of Excellence Luncheon Program CoverAs usual the exclusive membership organisation (which counts under 100 members at the time of this article) outdid itself by picking a dynamic speaker that imparted some great advice and her personal 10 (11 actually) tips for success.  Although Ms Krawcheck  painted a somewhat solemn picture of the bias that still exists towards women in leadership in some aspects of the corporate world (particularly  in finance) her candor, good humor and down to earth approach to share both personal successes and failures made for a pleasant and most inspiring presentation.

Several of the region’s female movers and shakers were in attendance including Jane Brewer of Katz Abosch, Carol Coughlin of Bottom Line Growth Strategies, Betty Hines of Women’s President Organisation, Janine Di Paula Stevens The crowd Network 2000 Women of Excellence LuncheonPresident of NAWBO BRC, Joyce Geipe of Easy Movers, Veronica Cool of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce & Wells Fargo, L. Content Mc Laughlin of Mc Laughlin Law Group, Patricia Lambert, Dr. Karen Proudford of Morgan University, Darlene Smith of the University of Baltimore, Elaine Shanley of Y&Co., Jeanette Glose Partlow of Maryland Chemical, Harriet Dopkin of Classic Catering,Jill Reamer of Peak Strategies,  Bonnie Heneson of Bonnie Heneson Communications, Sharon Pinder of the Mayor Of Baltimore City’s Office of Women and Minority Owned Business, Tina Corner, Gloria Larkin of TargetGov, Nancy Sloane of the Center Club, Gina Ramsey of Adventure Web Productions, Alyce Dailey of The Dailey Group to name a few.

This event always manages to draw a veritable “who’s who” of the Baltimore feminine business community. Over time it has become a “must do” on so many of the area’s top business people’s agenda particularly if the goal is  networking and making some valuable business development and community connections.

Ms. Krawcheck shared the following 11 tips for success:

1. Choose your life partner very very carefully – not many women can do a great job at work when the home life isn’t great.
2.  Seek out jobs with objective metrics.
3.  Say “yes” to everything – Whenever handed an opportunity just say yes.
4. Make sure your business results are known to your boss. Tell your boss in a respectful, factual and matter of fact how much you want to get paid.
5. Recognize there’s some battles you can’t win.
6.  Recognize there are sometimes you don’t want it to work. Sometimes a divergence of value and beliefs can be terrible. If you don’t agree with your companies values or ethics – leave always easier to find another job than a new reputation.
7.  Know your strengths and play to them.
8.  Determine what you believe to be success and go for it.
9.  Very little beats hard work and getting to the top…There’s a high correlation between hard work and success.
10. Don’t listen to the naysayers, beware of the “Frenemies”, follow your gut & keep at it.
11. Have fun

The event’s “Advocate” (Title) sponsor was Tydings & Rosenberg LLP and “Ally” sponsors included CFG Community Bank, Capital One Bank, Correct RX and Laureate Education.  “Advocate” Media sponsor was the Daily Record and of course MyCity4Her.com was honored to be a sponsor as well, this year again.

See pictures below to get a feel for what you missed.

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