I am proud to share with you that WIE (Women: Inspiration Enterprise) will be hosting its 2013 Symposium in NYC on September 20th - 21st!
The fourth annual WIE Symposium is approaching soon! This year's theme The Female Advantage has got me thinking in the recent weeks about how being a women has and will affect my career. What are my strengths? What makes me unique? How can we harness these as women while stil being effective and authentic.
This years line up includes some of the most dynamic leaders around. "Everything from business, fashion, philanthropy, politics and entertainment on topics such as Leveraging Your Personal Brand, The Spirit of Competition, Thinking Outside the Box, Tech: The New Frontier and Women Making the News. And partake in useful master-classes that range from Executive Presence and Media Training to Negotiation skills and Leveraging Your Network."
While I don't personally believe that we should define ourself as being a women, but I do think it is naive to not recognize that by connecting, learning, and inspiring other women we can encourage a future of women leaders and progressive movement.
A friend recently said at lunch that as women we are "do-ers" rather than "delegators". We often are the ones in business and life to take on a heavy workload with out complaining, taking perfectionism to a place that gives us no advantage, and puts us behind the scenes rather than in front of them. Join in the discussion with us. How have successful women leveraged their natural abilities to "do" and maximize their potential?
Take some time and invest in yourself. Tickets are going fast so dont delay! Feel free to contact me with questions and for group rates (5+ tickets)!
Happy Wednesday! Check out this great presentation by Benedict Evans outlining the state of mobile. While its obvious to most that smartphones and tablets are taking off, Benedict has put his research into some great context.
Highlight: iPad's dominance (in web traffic) globally.
Recently I was lucky enough to stumble upon my lastest startup love Levo League, a community of professional women looking to network, find mentors, and learn from others. I was sold while reading their purpose, but after seeing their upcoming "Office Hours with Warren Buffet" they would be streaming live, I knew they were serious about their mission.
I have never been one to complain about the role of women in the workplace and dwell on inequalities. I work in tech, and women are certainly rare, but i refuse to let the male dominate culture soften my opinion or work. That being said, I find great power and energy in connecting with successful women, learning from them, and hopefully imparting small wisdom on others.
Warren is an advocate for women in the workplace. Even a recent article on CNN Money was titled, Warren Buffet is bullish... on Women. In his live Levo interview that aired yesterday he discusses everything from his mentor/mentee relationship with the late Katharine Graham, to the "fun house mirror" effect, to the importance of loving what you do everyday. While none of his comments strike me as particularly novel (for him), his tone and honesty with which he says them make them even more meaningful and relatable.
Check out Caroline Ghosn's (founder of Levo League) interview with Warren Buffet here:
After learning about Morpholio last summer I was extremely impressed by their vision and technology implementation. I knew it would be an BIG success, and the recent press is proving me right. MyMorpholio currently has 2 apps, Morpholio and Trace. Morpholio has seemingly trumped all traditional portfolio apps by adding a feedback layer to the design process. With industry backgrounds rather than technology, the team seems to truly understand the psychology behind the design process. Their users are anyone from architects to tattoo artists due to their boundary and template free approach to sketching and designing. FastCoDesign's latest article on Morpholio put it best when they said:
new(-ish) app aims to replicate studio culture on your iPad, minus the painfully long crit sessions and trails of presentation paper. Morpholio 2.0 condenses everything you remember from your old studio days (hopefully without the 4 a.m. sugar binges) and makes them portable for the first time.
Check them out and you wont be sorry!
So today is the day! We are announcing the all new Weebly. Check out our blog post here to learn more. The team has been working tirelessly and I am so proud of the result. With a new site creator, mobile editor, site planner, and app you can easily Start Something for yourself today!
A friend of mine (@cadymacon) tweeted this article a couple of days ago, and it is definitely worth the share. Storytelling applies to almost every career, passion, and activity. Your work or business, now more than ever, is going to be fueled by how you tell your story and how that story is shared by others. Apple commercials give us stories that make us feel something and draw us in. When we can relate to these stories we are more likely share them. What story does your personal brand or business tell? Pixar has certainly mastered the method of telling a great story, I think we can all apply these rules to our life and work? (source: Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling )
The one place where you wouldn't want to misplace a coat ... NYC fashion week! American Express is using iPads at their coatcheck booth for the fashionably clad attendees. They simultaneously take a picture of the coat with a QR code on the hanger and a picture of the coat owners face. Each hanger has a picture record! Love it.
My Website Recomendation of the week is Artsy!
Artsy is amazing! For those of you who have not tried it or spent much time with it, please try it this week. The site currently has more than 21,000 pieces of artwork from over 4,500 leading artists. Much like Pandora's origins, Artsy's Art Genome Project is curating art based on preferences. The design is strikingly simple and allows the art to be showcased!
And we are off to a running start! Weebly has launched 20 new Weebly themes to help you customize your site even further! Loving them! Check out the Weebly Blog Post here!
A Dress Loving Girly Girl Living in New York City and Working @Weebly. Let the Adventures Begin.