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We love bringing you our Insider Newsletter That Makes You Smarter. At Success in the City we think smart is beautiful and because we work and play with brilliant leaders just like you we consider ourselves pretty darn lucky and smart!

Success in the City Insider Newsletter That Make You Smarter
Success in the City Insider Newsletter That Makes You Smarter

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

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

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. 


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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
Fit Brains!

Fortunately you will not need to hire a brain trainer to kick your butt every morning, you just need to play games and you will be all the more cognitive for it! Fit Brains hosts a variety of fun, casual games developed by brain health experts, proven to improve brain function while targeting the five major cognitive brain functions – memory, concentration, language, executive functions (logic and reasoning), and visual-spatial skills. Research has shown that the brain begins to slow down as early as age 25 but with regular brain exercise, it can create new neural connections and pathways at any age.



Check out Part 3 of our 4 part conversation with Kathryn McGeehan, CEO of MarketWise on SEO! You DO NOT want to miss this video!


Content is Now Queen in SEO with Kathryn McGeehan, CEO of Market Wise
Content is Now Queen in SEO with Kathryn McGeehan, CEO of Market Wise


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


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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 



We’re all doing it, but does it work?

Almost every major organization maintains an active presence on Social Media and 93% of marketers use Social Media for business. But are you using it successfully?

Join us for a morning chock-full of insights, strategies, and actionable application. You’ll get real-life examples from DC’s local Social Media Masters who will share their success on how to show up, make it count, and measure what matters. Check out the great lineup of experts  





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


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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


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.  


 Snap Shots
of How Sweded It Is! 


Eleven Swedes and One Italian! Can you guess the Italian?

Lesley Boucher, Managing Director at Pensare Group, and Caroline Alexander, CEO of Endoscopic Alternatives


Charo Abrams, CEO of RSVP Catering, and Juliana Zoto, Executive Vice President at Chris Efessiou & Team Companies

Brigitta Toruno, CEO of

Uno Translations and Communications Hector Velez, CEO of HireStrategy and Lesley Boucher, Managing Director of Pensare Group.


John Rathnam, CEO of Rathnam Capital, Myra Fitzwather, Director of Sales at TeqCorner and Hope Katz Gibbs, CEO of Inkandescent. A great big shout out to TeqCorner for serving as our venue sponsor for How Swede It is!

Melanie Spring, CEO and Chief Inspiration Officer of Sisarina and Susanne Tolfesbo, CEO of Tolfesbo  

Success in the City
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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.

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