According to CNN, the economy added an anemic 120,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate barely wavered. The impact of the economy on the upcoming Presidential campaign is primed to be a challenge for the present administration. Voters may take into consideration the unemployment rate on Election Day, and yet this metric is questionable with regard to whether it is indicative of economic growth or not.
When selecting a speaker for the financial industry or for an audience who watches every move of the Dow Jones industrial average, Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite index, selecting an expert can be a challenge. Finding a woman who can competently address these topics may seem to be a difficult task. That speaker must be an expert; she has to understand what a drop in consumer confidence may mean to the economy, including the impact on housing starts, and gas prices. She must also be knowledgeable and able to articulate how the public sector and private sector are interdependent as well as what that interdependence entails when forming public policy.
Whether you agree that healthcare should cover the cost of contraception or not, there is no question that this week, healthcare reform made headline news. A student by the name of Sandra Fluke was criticized by radio host, Rush Limbaugh, for openly discussing her support of having contraception covered by healthcare insurance. Although Mr. Limbaugh issued an apology over his choice of words, which included “slut” and “prostitute”, the sting of his criticism caused a public outcry.
Women leaders come in many shapes and sizes and when hiring a woman speaker for a keynote presentation, the hope is that the message is inspiring and motivating. Few women speakers have the background or depth of life experiences to turn a negative into a positive as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a relentless champion of free speech, defender of women’s rights and outspoken controversial public figure. She has been the target of death threats, victimized publicly, and yet she is a voice that won’t be silenced.
In 2012, it is estimated there will be over 225,000 newly reported incidents of women diagnosed with breast cancer within the US -- and that nearly 40,000 of those women diagnosed will not survive.
Nancy Brinker took the initiative after losing her sister to establish the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. The foundation pioneered cause-related marketing initiatives that led to new legislation, greater government research funding and billions of dollars spent on awareness and research. Today, Susan G. Komen foundation is the largest network of breast cancer survivors and activists in the world.
From an inauspicious beginning at a kitchen table to one of Biography Magazine’s “25 Most Powerful Women in America” and Ladies Home Journal’s “100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century”, Nancy Brinker shares an empowering journey which resonates with women executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders. We all have the power, as an individual, to make a difference in our workplace, our community and in our home.
Turning adversity into positive change for the greater good is an important aspect of today’s challenging economy. By motivating and empowering our associates, we create the opportunity for them to add more value to the team, thereby gaining greater confidence and job satisfaction for them and increased productivity and organizational strength for the firm.
Selecting a speaker with a story that transcends the status quo and resonates with an audience is important. Whether your event is related to health care initiatives or business motivation, having a powerful woman leader such as Nancy Brinker will make a lasting impression on your audience.
WWSG recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with a packed house at our inaugural client appreciation/open house event in our spacious new global headquarters in Old Town Alexandria. Sheila Bair, Carly Fiorina, Ben Sasse and Eleanor Clift were just a few of the exclusive and VIP speakers who joined the celebration, engaging guests in conversation as delicious food and drink were enjoyed by all.
Forbes magazine recently published its annual World's 100 Most Powerful Women list, a ranking that spans countries, industries and spheres of influence. After ceding the top spot to Michelle Obama last year after a four-year reign, Germany's Angela Merkel again returns to the number one position for 2011. However, there are some definite surprises in this year's list including a number of fresh faces, savvy up-and-comers as well as some notable drop-offs.
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