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2014 NAPW Conference: Aspire. Connect. Achieve

2014 NAPW Conference: Aspire. Connect. Achieve

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“If you can look up, you can get up,” sounds like a great quote served by the one and only – Star Jones.

Good Morning movers and shakers of all the world and welcome to the 2014  NAPW Conference at the Marriott Marquis on April 25th.

We were so inspired from last year that we decided to return again to bring you more highlights and success tips to take you to the next level – cue Beyonce’s song: Who run the world – (Girls).

During a brief moment of the meet and greet while women dressed in power suits walk around multi-tasking with making deals and confirming weekend schedules on electronic devices, your writer was busy setting up camp, taking pictures, and hoping to steal a few minutes with the panel guests- including the moderator of the organization – Star Jones.

Among the attendees were Alexa Von Tobel (CFP by trade but CEO and Founder of Learnvest.com by experience, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson (Co-Founder of GILT, Head of Strategic Alliances of GILT CITY, and Elena Kiam (Creative Director and owner of Lia Sophia.

The one and only – Barbara Corcoran, owner and founder of the Real Estate Firm – the Corcoran Group, NY Times Best Selling Author and of course – (drum roll please) one of the team members on the hit show: Shark Tank – this production is amazing by the way for those who have yet to experience it.

Twenty jobs by age 23, a straight D student, a minor learning impairment, people telling her she would ever succeed – yet she is on top of her game.

In case you thought this was the end – think again because it was only the beginning and other introductions to great women who inject more doses of inspiration that include:

Special Guests and panelists: Robin Roberts, Emme ( Plus Size Supermodel and Image Consultant), Dr. Priscilla Douglas (Executive Coach, Author, Founder & Principal of PHDouglas & Associates), Amanda Steinberg ( Founder of DailyWorth.com) Dr. Holly Phillips (Medical Contributor for CBS NEWS, & Board Certified Internist), Lisa Price (CEO & Founder of Carol’s Daughter -providing exceptional hair products and last but not least – Randi Zuckerberg.

The last name should ring a bell since not is she is a sibling of Mark Zuckerberg – CEO and Founder of Facebook but she is also the CEO and Founder of her own company- Zuckerberg Media and she is also the Editor- In – Chief at Dot Complicated.

The Philanthropy panel included Nancy Brown ( President & CEO of the American Heart Association, Myra. J. Biblowit ( President & CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation), Joi Gordon ( President & CEO of Dress for Success) and Patricia .A. Driscoll (COO of Girls Inc).

The Style Panel included Courtney Weinblatt (Marketing Director) and Nancy Cardone (Vice President/ Publisher) who both work for Marie Claire.

Lessons learned: Be bold, take risks and keep fighting for what you want.

A container is a person who loves to control chaos and an expander is the one who is comfortable and confident that out of the box thinking will create more opportunities . Also stop meditating on the injury. ~ Barbara Corcoran.

“Turn your mess into a message,” ~ Robin Roberts.

Thank you once again NAPW – we anxiously await to meet again next year. Remember, success can be achieved by aspiring to connect – and when we do that we are able to achieve more together.