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Bringing you Success in the City’s Swedish Smorgasbord Insider Newsletter Inviting You to Go Global with Us on May 20th, 2013 at Teqcorner!

Success in the City's Smorgasbord Insider Newsletter
Success in the City’s Smorgasbord Insider Newsletter
We are so excited to share with you our Sweet Swedes Going Global Business Exchange Business Luncheon!

Monday, May 20th, 2013 11:30am registration – 1:30pm

1616 Anderson Rd.
McLean, VA 
Have a great week! 


P.S. A lot of you have been asking if I do social media training, consulting and speaking. Of course I do, and if you would like to learn more about how my social media expertise can help you grow your business drop me a note at

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Thank you to Socially Ahead, our new Social Media Tip of the Week Contributor

Socially Ahead

Our Social Media Tip(s) of the Week is

If you are flumoxed by Twitter and can’t even figure out how to upload a background that speaks to your audience you just might want to give Twilk a try! Twilk is an easy to use twitter background generator making it possible to put your Twitter followers on your Twitter page background. Join the 350,000+ people who have shown love to their followers with Twilk. You can see it for yourself on on our own Sister Can You Paradigm Twitter page @sparedigm

Be sure to check out Success in the City’s

Google+ Success in the City Community Page page and follow us there and on Cynthia de Lorenzis page

Extra, Extra – Our Extra Social Media tip of the week! 

Search engine optimization has gone local and you need to understand this important component of SEO and how going local can help you stay competitive and found on the Web today. Kathryn McGeehan, the CEO of M@rketwise Inc. is sharing local SEO tips you need to know today for ensuring your business is ranked high in search. This is the second in a series of 4 interview we will be sharing with you on search engine optimization.

Going Local for SEO Conversation with Kathryn McGeehan
Going Local for SEO Conversation with Kathryn McGeehan

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How Swede it Is! Our International Business Exchange Luncheon

Sweet Swedes! Swedish Entrepreneurs and Innovators meets American Innovators to Swap Ideas and Business.


Monday, May 20th, 11:30am registration – 1:30pm  

On behalf of Teqcorner, KVINT and Success in the City it is our pleasure to cordially invite you to join us for a compelling luncheon event where you and the audience will participate in a global conversation on sharing ideas for expanding business internationally. We will engage in an interactive conversation about entrepreneurship, expanding business worldwide, interesting ideas on innovation, invention and going global.

We will be welcoming our special guests from Sweden who part of the KVINT group who are successful entrepreneurs, innovators and business owners looking to expand into the US market and form collaborative working relationships with professionals and businesses like yours.

Our YOU show us YOURS and WE will show you OURS luncheon will be high energy, engaging, thought provoking and full of ideas for expanding business around the world!

KVINT is looking forward to meet fellow entrepreneurs, business leaders, experts, and potential partners and clients to gather information and facts to successfully enter and expand on the U.S. market.  In addition they also want to be a resource for American companies who have an interest in the European market.



Gunilla Girardo, International Business Development & Marketing Executive, Entrepreneur and Coach!    

Gunilla is a results driven executive with 20+ years of experience in international business development,organization building and executive coaching. Witha passion for building networks and enabling people to excel my specialty is to create new business and mrkets through effective networking, brand building and business matchmaking knowing how to maximize resources for the best possible results. 

Chat with Gunilla Girardo on How Swede It Is Event
Chat with Gunilla Girardo About Our Upcoming How Swede It Is Event

Cynthia de Lorenzi, International Motivational Speaker, Artist, Diva Extraordinaire, CEO Success in the City, Success in the City TV, Social Media coach and consultant.  

Cynthia likes to call herself a social instigator, serial entrepreneur and social commentator on the status of women in our world and their impact on our culture and economy today and in the future.
As founder and chief executive officer of Success in the City, Cynthia leads an unconventional business networking organization for senior level executives in the DC Metropolitan area.





1616 Anderson Rd.
McLean, VA 22182


Brilliant Mind Early Registration till May 19th – $45
Brainiac Registration till June 16th – $55
Mad Scientist Registration till June 20th – $65

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PowerUp and Master the Secrets of Your Brilliant Mind

Bringing you the latest research and cutting edge discoveries for improving human performance through applied brain research and knowledge! 

Thursday, June 20th, 4:30pm registration – 7:00pm   Learn more and register

You may have noticed that your brain has been in the news a great deal lately. President Obama has called for $100M in brain-mapping research, akin to genetic sequencing that is leading the way to a promising new understanding of how the brain works and developing applications for curing brain related disease and discovering the secrets to enhanced intelligence and performance.

Increasingly, you may not even be aware of it, but today you are actually thinking for a living or trying to influence other’s thinking – as such the brain is a precious commodity in our evolving workplace. Gaining insights about this resource and how it functions can help you accelerate your success by understanding, harnessing and mastering the brain in:

  • Making decisions and solving problems
  • Regulating emotions
  • Collaborate with others
  • Facilitate change

Much of today’s cutting edge research comes from neuroscience labs at UCLA, Columbia, NYU, Harvard and more. This research has helped to advance our understanding of NeuroLeadership and how we can apply this knowledge to enhance human performance, develop leaders and drive the change necessary to excel in the demanding world we live in today.

We have assembled a panel of 3 experts who will share proven techniques across the expansive personal growth fields that can help you to maximize your potential and the human potential of those you lead and inspire.

Join us in our interactive program that will show you how to harness these powerful insights and tools for improving the quality of leadership, especially for today’s highly intelligent workforce. Introducing our panel of experts:

 Laurie Ellington, MA, LPC, CPC, RCC 

NeuroLeadership Coach | Neuroplastician | Social Change Facilitator

Laurie is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zero Point Leadership™. As a Certified NeuroLeadership Coach, Neuroplastician, and Change Facilitator, she believes that leadership and personal development are synonymous with brain development, and is among the pioneers who recognize that we can change the world by changing our thoughts and beliefs. Laurie works with people who want to move beyond the status quo and create remarkable change in their lives and organizations.

Laura Palmer, C.Ht., J.D., M.P.P.

Organizational Behavior Consultant and Speaker

Laura obtained her law degree and public policy master’s from the University of Chicago and is also a certified hypnotherapist. While practicing labor and employment law for seven years, which includes a brief stint as a political appointee, she began to envision a future where conflict within and between organizations no longer limits a company’s potential, but instead serves as an opportunity to create a new, empowering perspective to achieve greater success.

Bev Nerenberg 
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Certified Practitioner, Trainer, Speaker and Coach

Bev was formerly an Executive VP of Operations for a regional Inc. 500, $13 million computer distribution company and a Director of Operations for a chain of Montessori schools. She learned about Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT, tapping) in 2008, and the results of using this powerful self-administered energy healing modality impacted her health and happiness so positively and dramatically,  that she made a decision to shift the direction of her life She became passionate about teaching people how to substantially reduce and/or eliminate negative emotions (e.g., stress, anxiety, anger, fear, overwhelm, worry, etc.), limiting beliefs and physical aches and pains so they could live stress-free, more productive, happier and healthier lives.  Bev became a Certified EFT Practitioner, coach and trainer,  founded Wellness At Your Fingertips, and teaches EFT to groups of people and offers one-on-one sessions in person, by phone and Skype.

Physicians are paying attention to EFT! Wellness At Your Fingertips will be addressng and sharing EFT techniques at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic for a week in July 2013.



8045 Leesburg Pike
Suite 500
Vienna, VA 22182


Brilliant Mind Early Registration till May 19th – $45
Brainiac Registration till June 16th – $55
Mad Scientist Registration till June 20th – $65

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Calling Planners, Schemers and Mischief Makers to join the  Cups Full of Hope Planning Committee! Join the fun and help “shape” our 2013 Cups Full of Hope Bra Art Exhibition! will be meeting at Il Fornaio, 11990 Market St., #106, Reston, VA on Thursday, June 11th from 5 – 6pm. There is not cost to attend, but please do register online so we know to expect you and keep you posted on any Committee news you don’t want to miss. Be sure to check out our new
Cups Full of Hope Twitter page and our Google+ Cups Full of Hope Community page.


Cups of Hope Theme Art

If you are ready for lights, camera, action and to strike a pose in panty hose for you annual head shot than this is a deal you will not want to miss. Book now and enjoy a head shot worthy of Vogue! Call Violetta Markelou at 202-997-7747

Join the Women of the AFCEA NOVA (WIN) for a luncheon on May 15th at the Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA for a discussion on “Achieving Success: A Woman’s Perspective”. Women and men are both welcome at this program. Special guest speakers include VVADM Ann Rondeau (USN, Ret.), Strategy and Transformation Partner, IBM, Linda Cureton, former CIO of NASA and CEO of Leadership Muse and Cynthia de Lorenzi, CEO of Success in the City!


The Washington Business Journal and Success in the City have united to deliver this exciting and comepelling new event, Social Capital!  Join us for a half day filled with informative insights from the experts, pundits and mavens who will share their strategies, tips, techniques and best practices on using Social Media for business growth and learn just how they have drawn their social media line in the sand. Join us on Tuesday, June 18th at GMU Arlington Campus for an event that will provide you with all the non-partisan social capital you need to launch social media in your own way. 

Washington DC Women’s Weekly Presents a Cocktail & Networking Event – DEFINE YOUR OWN PERSONAL DEFINITION OF “SUCCESS” On June 13, 2013 from 6 – 7:30pm at The Sofitel

Washton Women's Weekly

 Snap Shots


Enjoyed a wonderful meeting with Micronic Technologies Executive Chair Karen Sorber, CEO Gordon Davidson and Director of Marketing and Karen’s bother Howard Sorber. Micronic Technologies is helping to address water treatment MicroDesalTM water treatment technology, which can clean any water from any source.

Karen Sorber, Executive Chair of Micronics Technologies shares her chutzpa and attitude in a private tour of their lab.

Enjoyed a wonderful meeting with our newest social media strategy clients, Catrice Callands and Sophia Parker. I won’t tell what their company does just yet, but you are going to be intrigued when we do!  

Back row – Elena Keith, Healthcare Systems, Gunilla Girardo, President Next Level USA, Liz Updike, CEO Liz Enterprises, Charlotte Graham, CEO
IA Communications, Hope Katz Gibbs, CEO Inkandescent, CEO Nuwa Investment Platform
Front row – Julia Ohman Persson, CEO Seglet Holding, Cynthia de Lorenzi, Caroline Alexander, CEO Pre-Endoscopic Alternatives and Karen Sorber, Chairman Micronic Technologies.

Robin Finnell shining a great big smile at our Cups Full of Hope Volunteer Committee meeting!

Lesley Green, Melissa Ozmar and Jill Kerr deep in conversastion at

Cups Full of Hope Volunteer Committee meeting at Il Fornaio in Reston.

Candice Bennett, the CEO of  Candice Bennett and Associates is the new President of the Junior League of Northern Virginia and is seen here surrounded by the advisory board members.