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Success in the City's Simply Brilliant Insider Newsletter
Success in the City’s Simply Brilliant Insider Newsletter

We are so excited to share with you our PowerUp Your Brilliant Mind!

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 14:30pm registration – 7:00pm


8045 Leesburg Pike
Suite 500
Vienna, VA 22182

Have a great week! 



P.S. A lot of you have been asking if we do social media training, consulting and speaking. Of course we do, and if you would like to learn more about how a great and easy to follow social media strategy and plan can help you grow your business drop us a note at info@successinthecity.org and let us know if you would like to learn more. 



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

    You know that we know that we never know everything and there’s always something to learn in order to improve and be better at you job. MindTools is a great app that allows you to learn something new and useful whenever you have a spare moment. You can learn more than 100 different management and business skills that can prove to be very useful.
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Google+ Success in the City Community Page page and follow us there and on Cynthia de Lorenzis page

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The Washington Business Journal and Success in the City have joined forces to bring you Social Capital!  


DC’s Social Capital of Superstars Who Will Share Their Tips, Tricks, Strategies & Tactics for Winning Big in Social Media
Tuesday, June 18th, 7:30am registration – 12 noon 

Today, social media is THE #1 activity on the Web and serves as the great equalizer for big and small businesses alike. You can’t ignore it and if you stand still and try not to look it in the eye it seems as though it just may roll over you!  In the wild and messy world of social media you have to jump in, be responsive, go with the flow and evolve in its ever-changing landscape. 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.

 t’s time to up your game in social media and win big in business, so we do plan to see you there.

Join us for a chock-full morning of insights, strategies, and actionable application. You’ll get real-life examples from experts who will share their success on how to show up, make it count, and measure what matters.

Breakout sessions and panels will include topics on:

  • Driving Your Social Strategy: How to incorporate social technology into your  business strategy, not someone else’s.
  • The Social Media Giants and the Up & Comers Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube – Which one(s) should you be using? What’s next?
  • Blogging & Video: Why valuable content earns you permission to sell and helps you earn more web traffic
  • Analytics & Metrics: How does it affect your ROI? 




George Mason University – Arlington Campus
Founders Hall
3351 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22201


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



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 

Globe-athon is an unprecedented, international call-to-action that will shine a light on the under the radar, below the belt cancers. Join us. Kickstart a movement long overdue. It takes just one step to make a world of difference! From the United States to Ghana, from Austria to Antarctica, from Peru to South Korea, people from all over the world are joining in the first ever international relay for GYN Cancers. On the weekend of September 29, 2013, participants in over 60 countries will make history by walking in solidarity with each other and with millions of women and families affected by gynecologic cancers.  


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AFCEA WIN invited us to “lean in” and join an incredible panel of wonder women to discuss Achieveing Success – Through a Woman’s Perspective.  From left – Paige Atkins, VP for Cyber and IT Research at Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Deb Alderson, COO at SRA International, Linda Cureton, CEO at Muse Technologies and former CEO at NASA, Cynthia de Lorenzi, CEO at Success in the City, Vice Admiral Ann Rondeau (RET) and now with IBM, and Roberta “Bobbie” Stempfley, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)

The AFCE WIN panel lineup!

Mr. JW Marriott at the 2013 Meeting for the Marriott Host Companies! 


Caralyn Moore with Spark Media stopped by to do an interview about Globeathon and why we think this is such an important cause and event!


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Success in the City (SITC) is an executive women’s organization for smart, unique, and driven women.  We are a community focused on celebrating women’s success and accomplishments and providing a rich network of shared experiences, and professional resources.  A SITC woman has a strong entrepreneurial sense and seeks to cultivate community, share wisdom, and foster knowledge with other accomplished women.

We are by, for and about women business leaders who desire and deserve a unique community experience.

 Today, Success in the City is comprised of some of the most influential women business leaders in the Metro D.C. Area.  With a dedicated community of exceptional women, we have established a place where friendships come first, business booms, and laughter is always in style.