Sandra King speaks with her melodic Jamaican accent, “Leadership requires you to be confident and not afraid to take risks.” After years of marketing positions in greater Boston, Sandra King emerged as a leader and trailblazer in the field of college marketing in the early 1990’s. Before that, she channeled her mother’s entrepreneurial skills while owning an upscale children’s clothing store in the suburbs. Her work within college environments(Northeastern University, Babson College, and Bentley University) has been transformational with institutional strategic planning, policy development, marketing and problem solving.
She is currently the interim Vice President of Marketing and Communication at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and consulting for a company in Natick, Long Term Solutions. King still finds time to mentor young women [click to continue…]
Cheryl possesses a smile that lights up a room. It’s an undeniable blend of mischief, optimism and a great sense of humor. She knows her share of pain and loss and yet she’s somehow figured out the key to maintaining a consistently positive mental attitude, with only the occasional lapses into turbulence.
A breast cancer survivor, Cheryl is the embodiment of the healing powers of friendship. The Brownie slogan “make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold” truly resonates with her. Friendships throughout Cheryl’s childhood as well as her high school and college years became an influential and important part [click to continue…]
Ten years ago if anyone had asked Nancy Bergstein what her world would be like once both of her daughters had left for college, she probably could not have imagined the satisfying, vibrant and full life she leads today. Between working, volunteering, caring for her elderly mother and nurturing her daughters and husband, Nancy has also found a way to turn challenges into successes and incorporate her artistic interests into her life.
The past couple of years have been a watershed time for Nancy’s family – her children went off to college, her mother moved into her home, her husband’s parents were ailing and job securities changed. Nancy has graciously faced what many of her peers are dealing with: being the sandwich generation. [click to continue…]
As a “mompreneur” Kim DeYoung brilliantly blends motherhood with entrepreneurship and teaches others how to do it as well as a business coach. Kim is indeed the original “Metromom,” which is the company she created providing a unique place for moms to connect, learn and build their businesses.
Dr. Randy Kamen Gredinger and Kim DeYoung
Kim and I met by chance at a tea party in Manhattan. We engaged in each other’s stories and quickly found a connection over the passion we share for our families and the work that we do. Kim immediately struck me as a compassionate, smart and fierce warrior, determined to find the balance that nurtures her family, her soulful home-based business and the many women she serves. [click to continue…]
Creative writer and book coach, Lisa Tener, quotes Brenda Ueland, “I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten – happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.” These words capture Lisa’s keenness for her craft and modesty about her accomplishments. Her creative mind contemplates writing projects and ideas for interesting angles and perspectives for her book-coaching clients.
We first met at the Harvard Writing and Publishing Course, where Lisa was leading a workshop on developing a more compelling writing style. She arrived with her newborn baby in one arm and her papers in the other. A minute before the session began her mother-in-law scooped up her beautiful boy and Lisa began her talk without missing a beat. Her workshop drew me into the world of writing creative non-fiction. I knew when I began my blog, www.DrRKG.com that Lisa was sure to be one of my inspiring women. [click to continue…]