Become the CEO
Your mother always wanted you to marry
For anyone who is single this holiday, Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx shapewear, shares some good counsel.
If you are single, the holidays and family get togethers can be a bear. I love these words from Sarah Blakely, the founder of Spanx, who encourages women to flip the paradigm. Afterwards, I share some great language you can keep in your holster and deploy in real time this holiday.
“Be the CEO your parents always wanted you to marry! As you head home for the holidays this week… a lot of you will be asked THAT question, you know, the one you hear every year, (the one I heard for almost two decades): “SO, when are you getting married?” Cue the blank stares and awkward silences. There has always been a huge amount of pressure, especially on women, to get married… and to marry someone successful.
I didn’t get married until I was 37. I remember going out to eat alone A LOT in my 20s and 30s and getting looks from people who felt sorry for me. Well-meaning women used to say to me, “it’s ok honey… you’ll meet a nice man someday…” It was rare that anyone ever encouraged me to stand on my own two feet and to have dreams for myself. I saw the limited options my mother and grandmothers had and it fueled my fire to be the CEO of my own life instead of searching for a husband.
I eventually did get married to the best hubby Jesse Itzler but it was after I started Spanx, built a global brand and became a CEO.
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JAN 10TH VIRTUAL If you are an entrepreneur, founder, marketing professional, content creator, influencer, leader, managers or mentor, you need this virtual workshop. Today’s teenagers and young 20- somethings are tomorrow’s biggest consumers. How do you engage, mentor, and manage Gen Z?
Carolyn Montrose Dub, founder of the Industrious Agency leads this valuable LadyDrinks module January 10th at noon. She works with brands to develop marketing campaigns that resonate with Gen Z.
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JAN 21 NEW YORK
I’m finally doing it.
The most common question I get asked by women is “How can I be a better public speaker?” It’s usually paired with (like you) I’ve done one on one coaching with women. But come January, I’m formalizing it a bit by offering a 6 week masterclass on the subject.
I’ve cut my teeth as a business anchor reporting from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. I had a series of screens around on the trading floor that informed me where the Dow, Nasdaq, oil and gold stood and a series of bullet points scratched on a piece of paper about the stocks I needed to talk about. I had to fashion all of this into a 2 or 3 minute cogent and compelling story for the airwaves, with usually with a commercial break to put it together. This experience has trained me to work fast and design a class to give you immediate results.
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If you are in a leadership role at a company or a founder, you need vision. But more than that, you need influence. Influence to get investors. Influence to get clients. Influence to hire great employees.
As part of our leadership programming series in 2020, LadyDrinks hosts this compelling workshop with Gino Perrotte, Founder and Strategist, Right Brain Journeys on the “Art of Influence,” and the six principles of persuasion.
Because I’m after creating unique and wonderful networking experiences, we are hosting this in the private board room of the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Meatpacking. I chose a brand synonymous with ‘influence’ and I doubt anyone would argue with the influence Starbucks has on us today. Afterwards, we get a private tour of the Roastery and some special gifts!