Friday, March 11, 2011

100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

100 years ago on March was declared International Women's Day!!! In a primarily female dominated office, we like to celebrate women's day everyday!!! As a female in a era where gender equaility is promoted and growing up knowing I could do anything I set my mind to...even running a Fortune 500 company, I can appreciate the great challenges women in history have over come for myself and others.

This "holiday" in different regions, the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. The movement started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc.

Check out SHE TAKES ON THE WORLD a women's business blog about the climb to success. She highlights various women of power who are making "NOISE" via twitter and who you should follow!! Women such as Laura Bush, Opra Winfrey, UN Women, Christy Turlington and many more!

Check it out...this is a great way to get exposed to twitter (a very scary concept for some, such as myself) and hear what these inspiring women are tweeting about!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A New Year Makeover for Your Money

We all do it, make New Year's resolutions to get in shape and better our physical health but do we ever think to get our Financial Health in shape as well. I read a blog recently by Forbes Magazine that made me realize, our wallets and bank statements could also use a little "boot camp" to get in shape for the New Year!

So this year I vow to work on the relationship with my money from an angle that I've never explored before. The article examines how we descibe our money's "job title" in our life. For example...

Is you money your own "Personal Stylist"- to make you look good, or to feel valuable, powerful, or lovable. Motto: “Without me, you’d be nothing.”

...or does your money hold the title of "Genie"- to grant your wishes and fund your dreams. Motto: “Your wish is my command.”

What does your money do for you? Check out Forbe's "A New Year Make Over for Your Money" to learn how to re-negociate the contract between you and your money!

So here it you, year, new you, new financial health!!! Go get fit!!
ForbesWomen- Money Wise Women Blog
Posted by Debbie Lacy

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Give a little...GLOW a lot!

In the spirit of the holiday season, giving a little can greatly reflect in your GLOWing personality. Help us bring a little cheer to someone's life this year as we help the Partnership Against Domestic Violence.

Please show your giving side by bring a personal care item to the December 3rd GLOW event!

PADV Holiday WishList
Sanitary Napkins
Hair Care Products
Toilet Paper
Pain Reliever
Shower Gel or Soap
Tooth Paste
Body Lotion

For more information about the Partnership Against Domestic Violence please check out their website.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Time to Get Organized

I am constantly telling co-workers, "I am going to clean my cube today." And shamelessly…I just move a few stacks of papers around and leave at the end of the a busy work day knowing that my space will be a "mess" to greet me the next morning. With the new year only a little less than 2 months away and the promise that of "doing better" next year always a resolution, I never seem to rid myself of "piles" on my desk (or on my kitchen counter, in my car and laundry room floor.)

December's GLOW features Monica Ricci, professional organizer with Catalyst Organizing. She will be helping the GLOWING women of Gwinnett by giving her talk on "Striking a Balance: Powerful Life Management for the Stressed & Overwhelmed." A perfect topic for the most hectic…excuse me, I mean wonderful…time of the year!

Check out Monica's blog article on Why Piles Aren't So Bad After All

Rachel Jeffers (Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Programs & Events Manager)