Upcoming Event: Women in Sports Brunch - June 10th, 2017

On Saturday, June 10th, we're back in New York for a special discussion over brunch "Women in Sports: UnManning the Game" led by guest speaker Shana Renee. 

Shana Renee puts the femme in female sports fan and expert. 

As the founder and Editor-in-Chief of All Sports Everything, a New York centric sports blog with a range of lifestyle, news, and other sports-relevant content, Shana Renee is the epitome of the modern sports enthusiast. A true, sports-minded millennial woman, Shana Renee represents the future of sports – knowledgeable, ever-evolving and not easily defined. 

As a former ESPN marketing professional, Shana Renee, a native New Yorker, understands how sports, pop culture and the language of today’s athletes intersect – adding a unique perspective, relatable relevance and necessary voice to a traditionally male-driven sports community. Her keen knowledge of sports and strong point of view have made her a highly sought-after multi-media personality, as she regularly provides sports commentary and analysis for an array of media outlets. 

Shana Renee’s features include Black Enterprise.com, Essence.com, MSNBC.com, and the Melissa Harris-Perry Show. She currently contributes to espnW, is a New York University adjunct instructor, and Madison Square Garden marketing consultant. 

Shana Renee earned a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College and an M.S in Sports Business from NYU. 

During the brunch we will discuss: 

  • Creating your own lane through entrepreneurship 
  • Navigating being a woman in a man's world 
  • How being a woman is an asset, not a liability 
  • + More
Seating is Limited. 

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[May Book Share] Three Books You Should Read This Month

These are three great books that I am currently reading. I should be finished this week. There are just so many gems that I have gotten from each one that I think will make you a better and grow as a business woman, but most importantly as an individual. 

by Beth L. Buelow

Think you have to be loud and brash to be successful in business? Think again. The strengths and traits of the typical introvert lend themselves well to entrepreneurship, as well as “intrapreneurship” and a range of business roles. In The Introvert Entrepreneur, professional coach Beth Buelow shows readers how to harness their natural gifts (including curiosity, independence, and a love of research) and counteract their challenges (such as an aversion to networking and self-promotion). She addresses a wide range of topics --from managing fears and expectations and developing a growth mindset to networking, marketing, leadership skills, and community-building--informed by interviews with introverts who have created successful businesses without compromising their core personality. 
Filled with fresh insights and actionable advice, this essential guide will support anyone who’s striving to make a difference in a loud and chaotic world.

by Maria Nemeth, Ph.D

Thousands of people worldwide have learned how to build a powerful new relationship with their money and bring their dreams to fruition through Dr. Maria Nemeth's dynamic workshops. Now you can, too. In The Energy of Money, Dr. Nemeth--who received an Audio Publishers Award for her Sounds True series on which this book is based--draws upon her more than twenty years' experience in synthesizing spiritual and practical techniques for managing yourself and your work to create a revolutionary program that can free your financial energy and use it to achieve personal life goals and financial wealth. Combining a complete self-help and self-discovery regimen with proven methods of money management, this powerhouse guide to prosperity presents twelve principles that will help you to - 
  • Uncover the hidden landscape of beliefs, patterns, and habits that underlie and sometimes subvert your everyday use of money and personal resources -
  • Tame the dragons of driven behavior and busyholism 
  • Defuse fears of deprivation and scarcity 
  • Embrace and work through paradox and confusion 
  • Consciously focus your money energy 
  • Clear yourself to receive the energy and support of others and the universe 
  • Develop and stay on your personal path to abundance 
Through easy-to-follow exercises and meditations, effective worksheets, and other interactive processes, Dr. Nemeth will guide you to financial success and help you manifest your special contribution to the world.

by Susan T. Spencer
Women, you're unique. You lead differently from men, and that's a good thing--especially in the world of business! By reading Briefcase Essentials, you'll learn how to deal with men in business instead of trying to act like them. You--and your male colleagues--will discover that by using your natural talents in the business world, the power of your positive actions will change men's attitude from confrontational to cooperative--even in the most male-dominated environments. Susan Spencer's one-of-a-kind background has given her a fresh perspective on women in business. Her exciting saga and energizing guide roots for you to succeed and urges you to tackle business issues and situations by relying on your innate talents--explained as twelve ''Briefcase Essentials.'' Specifically, you'll learn: 

  • How your ability to be flexible and adaptable in business will help you solve problems and handle workplace issues. 
  • How using your knack of engaging people and putting them first will lead to business success.
  • How and when you should stand your ground to achieve positive results and gain credibility.
  • How your intuition can be trusted to help you make important decisions. 
  • How your perceptive communication will drive sales and help your company grow. 
  • How ''bandwagon men'' help women finance their businesses and support their growth. 
Susan's stories and examples are authentic, and her advice for women in business, who own companies, or who are thinking about starting a business is direct, practical, pioneering, and barrier breaking. You are persistent, adaptable, improvisational, and empathetic. When you unleash those and your eight other proven traits in the workplace, your success is inevitable.

All of these books can be found on Amazon for under $11. The first two, The Introvert Entrepreneur and The Energy of Money allow you to really dig deep into various areas of your life and complete exercises that will help you identify and improve. What I particularly love about Susan's book, Briefcase Essentials is that these are her stories from her experience owning several businesses from selling tennis dresses, to General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles, to owner of Allied Steaks. You can learn a great deal in terms of taking chances and trusting your gut. It is often said, but to read about it in action is equivalent to having a priceless mentor in the palm of your hand.

Happy Reading!