Tag Archives: New Beginnings

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The Secret to Influence

We don’t try to push others in a particular direction; we try to pull them toward our ideas. Push takes muscle. Pull takes influence. Lois Frankel

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Women In History: Sandra Day O’Connor

When Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the Supreme Court, I barely noticed anything political. But that day I paid attention to the news! Though she…
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Celebrating Victorious Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Press Club PA focused its meeting on women, past and present, who had demonstrated victories I was honored to have The…
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Creating Influence: Tell your story & tell it well

Women are usually pretty good at telling stories, just not usually about themselves – at least not in ways that put them in the best light. STOP IT!…
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Creating Influence: Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Why do women embrace the “diva” label but shy away from leadership? Personally, I don’t get it. In The Urban Dictionary (www.urbandictionary.com), there are many definitions for the…
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Kay Presto needs your vote!

She’s the Queen of Empowered Seniors and a Victorious Woman Honoree Kay Presto (March 2009 – http://bit.ly/xrhQUe). Kay was the first woman reporter for NASCAR, back in the…
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Creating Influence: Next, Speak Up!

When I was the Education Manager for a corporate university, the company VP used to say “When people know you and like you, they find a way to…
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Creating Influence: First, Be Good at What You Do

Too many people have way too high an opinion of their skillset. I hear this complaint from Human Resources, management, team leaders in and customers of corporations and…
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SmartWoman@Work: The Art of Influence

For the SmartWoman@Work, the Victorious Woman Project will be giving you ideas for creating more influence in your life. Read more about Influence (this month’s theme) at http://bit.ly/xpHEVp and…
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March’s Theme: Influence

Influence – it’s great when you have it! You can get a lot done, and in the process, get a lot of your professional and personal needs met….
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Victorious Honoree – February 2012

Janet Cantwell Papale Challenge. Risk. Persistence. Those words don’t warm the hearts of most women but they define the life and career of Janet Cantwell Papale. What she…
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Stop Going Around in Circles!

When I was younger and trying to get my life in order, I spent a lot of time feeling like I was always going in circles and getting…
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Fish Out of Water Strategy

I once heard the great Earl Nightingale talk about how we are all creatures of habit. There is something about a habit that gives us comfort. I find…
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February’s Theme: Strategy

Strategies lay out a plan or method and a series of maneuvers designed to achieve a specific goal.  A strategy defines which actions you’ll take at each stage…
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