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A Style For Every Story…..

Category : Fashion Headlines

Fall is not yet upon us but it seems like Fall fashion is shaking up the runway.  We all like to be one step ahead of the game and in the know right?  This year fashion is all over the place starting out with a gothic street style look which is influencing every designer fashion house and dominating runway shows.  Also being shown is an athletic and wearable look enhanced with sequins and tweeds.  Have you notice all the designers are coming out with sneakers shown with baggy pants and an oversized fisherman’s jacket?  (yuck)..not my look.  Sixties glam mixed with bold patterns and miniskirts and believe this – go-go boots—remember those?  For some reason I’m thinking Goldie Hawn or Cybill Shepherd from one of their earlier movies.  A more casual trend (more appropriate for work) coming this Fall is plaid trousers, plaid coats with the beanies (I can do without the beanie). Knee length skirts with high boots are also the fad and another great look for work.  One of the nighttime looks coming our way is Rock & Roll chic with form fitting pants and an unbuttoned shirt accompanied by a shaggy fur which gives us a kind of bohemian look.  Hair is being chopped and get this headbands are back!! (never would I wear) So ladies, seems like it is anything this Fall.  You all know your limitations and what is and isn’t appropriate for work depending on which industry you are in.  I attached a great article from the HuffPost Style that talks about Fall fashion and will give you a few more varieties of style. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/07/07/fall-2014-fashion_n_5564334.html

I hope you find it a great read…

Let me know what fashion trends you are happiest to see make a return?

 

 

Mindy

 

 

CANUWORKTOMORROW Expands Their Services

Category : CAREER, MOMSTAR

CANUWORKTOMORROW  continues to forge new ground. In response to increasing requests, we have launched a Concierge Staffing Division to supplement our online job website. Our innovative “Flash Hires” are the new industry standard: finding the right job for the right person at the right time. While Job seekers and employers can continue to communicate directly online, our new concierge service provides faster pinpoint connections.  It’s perfect for those looking to find or fill more ongoing flexible and part-time work.

For full time, part time and project based hours, CANUWORKTOMORROW members are a step above. Please contact info@canuworktomorrow for job seeker and employer details with service you can trust. www.canuworktomorrow.com




 

Bye Bye Babs!!!! We Salute an Amazing Icon With an Amazing Creer!!!

Category : CAREER, LATEST HEADLINES

 

Barbara Walters graduated Sarah Lawrence College in 1953 with a degree in English.  She landed her first job in journalism as the assistant to publicity director and republican activist
Tex McCary of WRCA-TV.  She then moved to CBS where she wrote material for the networks morning show.  In 1961 she was hired by NBC to work as a researcher and writer for The Today Show.  By 1964 Barbara became a staple of The Today Show starring alongside Hugh Downs and Frank McGee which earned her the nickname “Today Girl”.  She was on the show for 11 years at which time she honed her trademark probing interviewing technique.  In 1972 she established herself as a competent journalist and was chosen to be part of the press corps that accompanied President Nixon on his historical trip to China.  She won her first Daytime Entertainment Emmy award for best talk show host in 1975.  Her success is attributed to her uncanny ability to ask the questions the public would most like to hear and her ability not to alienate the people she interviews.  From 1979-2004 she worked as a cohost for ABC News Magazine 20/20 with Hugh Downs where she was a contributing anchor, reporter and correspondent. In 1997 she created and appeared as a cohost on The View and then just last week retired leaving behind an amazing legacy of a woman top in her field.  You can watch a CNN I have enclosed on her “Blessed Careerhttp://money.cnn.com/2014/05/15/news/companies/barbara-walters-retirement/.  What will she go on to do? Who knows?  What do you think?  We would love to hear your thoughts.

 

 

 

Mindy

 

Its Never Too Late To Be A Successful Entrepreneur

Category : CAREER, Start-Ups

May 6, 2014 Sara Chereskin,

There is a pervasive myth that the only successful start-ups emerge from college kids with a light-bulb idea, deeply funded by venture capitalists, creating billion dollar businesses.

 

“Nothing could be further from the truth”, says Sean Branagan of Syracuse University.

Sean Branagan

 

Media entrepreneurship expands well past twenty-somethings, and well past high-scale digital only plays.  There is a bonanza of opportunities for new lifestyle, small business, entrepreneurial and socially-responsible ventures — as well as high-scale, high-growth digital media ventures.

 

Most people don’t realize the average age – and success metrics – are much different than they imagined.  Mid-career professionals are a key demographic in this continually exploding sector. With the most life experience and skills, these are the people poised to be the most effective and successful entrepreneurs. They have a keen ability to identify a market void, or substantive need, and are willing to use their own money to pursue it. 

 

Current research from Encore Entrepreneurs: Creating Jobs, Meeting Needs,* shows that one in four Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 — about 25 million people — are interested in starting their own businesses or nonprofit organizations in the next five to 10 years.  This is further supported by consistent research from the Kauffman Foundation showing that “…Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 had the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity of any age group.” 

 

Shifting life circumstances bring new challenges, and opportunities.   There’s a unique crossroads where past experience and future options generate exciting ideas for truly purposeful new ventures.  The internet and digital technologies are disrupting the established media landscape, providing established media pros – and innovative thinkers – a new outlet.

 

Four years ago Melanie Notkin started SavvyAuntie.  As a single woman and former marketing executive with American Express, The New York Times and L’Oreal, she noticed childless, professional women were being ignored.  She now has a growing empire with major advertisers like Disney and Pepsi, built around her brand and her audience.

 

Another exciting new venture, CanUWorkTomorrow.com hits on a different but equally undeserved sector.  As mothers with older school-aged children, Cindy Touma and Karen Frankel discovered the rich untapped, evergreen niche: the returning-to-work woman. CanUWorkTomorrow.com connects highly-educated, experienced candidates with higher level part-time and project work.  They are bridging the gap between companies short term needs with a community of women ready to jump back into the working world, without an initial long term commitment.  Their innovative model creates Flash Hires: the right job for the right person at the right time. Job seekers and employees can communicate directly, or use their concierge service for faster pinpoint connections. 

 

If you’ve ever dreamed in digital and wondered how to get started, there’s a unique program debutting in Manhattan this summer.  Sean Branagan, the Director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, is offering an invaluable 6-week program for early or mid-career media professionals eager to get the insider’s guide to starting a new venture in the media industry.

 

As a serial entrepreneur, interactive marketer and evangelist for innovation and start-ups at Newhouse, he teaches courses in Entreprenuership and the future of digital media, coaches startup founders and is on advisory boards of several early-stage companies.

 

This program was created for people who want to work on their own ideas and to learn how entrepreneurs THINK, ACT and CONNECT to create something out of nothing.

 

A recent Forbes article** put it succinctly: “companies with well-educated…co founders who have history together have built the most successes.”  Professionals at this level have more extensive networks and more experience managing teams and use this cumulative savvy to deliver their vision. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* http://www.encore.org/EncoreEntrepreneursRelease

**http://www.forbes.com/sites/krisztinaholly/2014/01/15/why-great-entrepreneurs-are-older-than-you-think/