The Boardroom: Believers, Achievers, Dreamers + More

June 26, 2013

The Boardroom: Believers, Achievers, Dreamers + More

  • Vine Vs. Instagram Video: The Major Differences Between the Two [GeekSugar]
    Find out what all the hoopla is about.

  • Rock Center with Brian Williams ended Friday night. I was a huge fan and enjoyed so many of the topics they covered with excellence, including recent fashion interviews with the passionate and dedicated designer, Stella McCartney (Sir Paul even makes an appearance) and the witty, wise and incomparable new editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Joanna Coles.

  • I’m thrilled to announce I am now a Forbes Contributor for their new style section, Forbes Style File. I’m excited to collaborate with some talented co-contributors and share our tips with readers. My weekly Style Spotlight feature highlights what to wear to various professional events and other specific business activities. Here’s my latest article helping career women dress for success on television.

  • Acclaimed designer, Natalia Allen, is making news again, this time with her new line of modern, minimal, seamless and, of course, ethically designed dresses. Natalia first grabbed our attention winning the coveted Designer of the Year award from Parsons, a title she shares with Marc Jacobs. Later, she was listed in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative professionals and she is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. In addition to beautiful and innovative designs, Natalia is at the forefront of eco-fashion – all of her clothes are produced by a robot in the United States, so as not exploit women and children in factories. It’s important to support designers making a positive difference in the industry. Here’s more information on Natalia’s new line.

  • DailyWorth put together a collection of the best quotes from inspiring female commencement speakers at this year’s graduation ceremonies. See what Oprah, Melinda Gates, Michelle Obama, Katie Couric, Arianna Huffington and more leading ladies had to say.

  • Lisa Endlich Heffernan is a former Wall Street trader. Last week she wrote an article on The Huffington Post sharing why she regrets becoming a stay-at-home Mom. The controversy landed her on The Today Show. I found it helpful to watch her interview first and then read the article.

  • Are you following Corporate Fashionista’s Community Board on Pinterest? It’s another great place to find outfit ideas for work! You can even join the group board if you want and pin inspiring images yourself. For example, group board contributor Rushika Chauhan recently pinned, 101 tips for caring for every item in your closet, and contributor Kell Rude pins lots of inspirational streetstyle outfits. Join us! It’s fun and helpful. Directions to follow or join for free are here.

  • How To Retrain Your Brain For Success [Lifehack]
    Quick tips to get your neural pathways on the right track.

  • Sticker shock: Why are sunglasses (and glasses) so expensive? [60 Minutes]
    One factor is the world’s largest eyewear company, the Italian firm Luxottica, controls a big chunk of the business. “It’s the illusion of choice…” – outstanding and insightful report by Lesley Stahl.

  • How I Made It In A ‘Man’s’ Field: 5 High-Powered Women Tell All [Forbes]
    Key lessons: Believe in yourself, speak up and persistence pays off.

  • A refreshing interview by Amanda de Cadenet of The Conversation with Issa Rae, creator of the popular web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. When asked why she thinks the series is such a hit, she replies, “I think because people love the universal element of awkwardness.” I know I can relate!

  • Sarah Jessica Parker is teaming up with Manolo Blahnik president, George Malkemus, on a line of shoes, bags and trench coats. The namesake brand, SJP, will launch in 2014 exclusively at Nordstrom. Shoes will range from $200-$300 and bags will be under $700. I’m certainly intrigued by this collaboration since Manolo makes some of the most comfortable luxury designer footwear in the marketplace and SJP recently admitted that cheap heels deformed her feet.

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