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CEO Chick Chat with Linda Cureton, CIO of NASA
Wednesday, November 9th, 7:30am – 9am
Get ready for another inspiring breakfast with champions and visionaries. CEO Chick Chat brings you intimate, in-depth interviews with women movers and shakers. This month, we’re honored and thrilled to have Linda Cureton, the CIO of NASA joining us.
Can you even imagine what it would be like to be the CIO of NASA!? Well, you are in for an incredible treat. At this CEO Chick Chat you’ll find out what it’s like and how in the world (or galaxy) you would get this job.
Ms. Cureton has an impressive background, which you can read in it’s entirety on our event page. She was appointed as the NASA CIO in September 2009, and oversees the agency’s information technology (IT) and information resource management (IRM). As you can imagine, this is a big job, as NASA is known to be on the cutting edge of technology.
As you can imagine, seats to this event are limited and expected to sell out quickly. Register today, and we’ll see you there!
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And while you are at it, as you begin to prepare for your Fall and Winter wardrobe set aside those fashionable items, including accessories and shoes (especially size 9) the you know you are ready to part with and donate them to Suited for Change!
As you might know, NFTE provides entrepreneurship education programs to youth from low-income communities to inspire them to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for successful futures. We are training over 800 high school youth this year in DC, MD and VA.
Global Entrepreneurship Week involves 100 Countries and 10 million people celebrating entrepreneurship and NFTE is a Global Partner http://unleashingideas.org/about
NFTE is looking for local entrepreneurs to serve as VIP Guest Speakers during Global Entrepreneurship Week November 15th – 19th. Bring you real world experience into a NFTE classroom! Topics may include: telling your story, what inspires you, a time you failed or challenge you had to overcome. You are the real deal and NFTE’s high school students are eager to talk with you!
Our Partners for this initiative are: Ernst & Young, SmartCEO Magazine, Accelerent, The Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, and Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). A press release will go out with all of our speakers and their companies. Ernst & Young will also be hosting our 50 for NFTE Entrepreneurs the first week of December at a special breakfast.
Why this is important to our region Investing in Young Dreams
80% of high school drop outs say they would have stayed in high school had it been relevant to “real life.”
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship links young people to “real life” by teaching them the fundamentals of starting a business and planning for success.
NFTE provides high-quality, meaningful entrepreneurship education experience for high school and middle school students. Our program provides young people with the tools to see and grasp opportunity all around them and to build a future brighter than they had ever before imagined.
NFTE DC Region Gets Results
– 22,700 students inspired to succeed since 1994
– 800+ young people in NFTE classes at 19 schools this year
– 20 active NFTE certified teachers
– 184 students received college credit for NFTE classes taken in high school last year at NOVA
– In 2009-2010, 81% of NFTE students completed a business plan and 40% started a business
– 89% students feel that the NFTE program had “a great deal of positive influence” or “a good influence” on their life
– 97.3% of NFTE students said they would recommend the program to others
Are you in?
NEXT STEPS Please contact Kate Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org, NFTE DC Region’s Director of Business Development, and send her your bio. Kate will follow up with more details and to schedule your visit. Also, If you would like to learn or invite others to learn more about NFTE, meet Julie and Kate, please find attached an invitation to their monthly Start It Up! Mornings with NFTE—next one is Wednesday, November 3rd 9:30-11:00am at 1990 M St NW Suite 550— we also have December and January dates.
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You may be familiar with the Little Black Dress Experiment, originally launched in 2009 by Society Stylist Valerie Elizabeth. Valerie is the founder of Society Stylist and creator of The Little Black Dress Experiment – as seen on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The WB as well as online at Yahoo, AOL and The Today Show. She is a fashion stylist, ambassador for GLAMOUR Magazine, Lucky Magazine. In her experiment Valerie took one piece of clothing, an LBD and wore and restyled it 31 different ways in a single month.
This year Valerie has expanded The Little Black Dress Experiment by inviting specially selected women (known for their style) from each of the United States to participate. Each woman is given a chic LBD by Anne Taylor and a few key accessories to help in their styling. The goal to see how each participant styles her own LBD.
One of our very own renowned local style mavens, Laura Lee Williams of Laura Lee Designs (the designer of those fabulous glittering handbags you see so many of our members carry at our posh events was selected to represent Washington, DC.
Laura Lee decided that it would be fun to make it a local event by sharing the dress with her friends and see how they would style it for the 31 days of August. Ergo, “sisterhood of the traveling dress” was launched and Success in the City’s CEO, me, and Lori van Gemert, our Executive Director were invited to participate.
Our mission, which we happily accepted was to style our dress in our own way, but include a Laura Lee chic bag with each of our changes. Of course we giddily accepted.
On Thursday, we donned our LBD’s and headed out for a “day in the life of Lori and Cynthia. We began our morning by visiting our bank, The Business Bank. Lori
has incredible style and began her LBD morning with a chick red tie and fabulous shoes. I started the day paying homage to my home state Texas and styled my LBD with pastel yellow and pink Sonora boots by Double H Boots (a gift from my husband, a true Texan).
Following our visit to the bank we headed to The Palm for lunch.
We did a bit of a style change prior to heading to lunch, donning fishnet stockings and a change of shoes. Lori wasn’t sure about the fishnets but we were stopped numerous times by both men and women complimenting us on our look!
A busy diva needs to fuel herself throughout the day so off to Danielle’s Desserts
at The Galleria where we visited with Danielle (bakery chef extraordinaire) for quick nibble of her delicious Caramel frosted cake and a cup of java. Of course we watched our calories and shared our treat.
This was such a fun and inspiring project that I am already thinking of fun new ways to style those handy little LBDs that I keep in my closet!