Monday, April 30, 2012

How To Increase Your Attractiveness...John C. Maxwell

Openness, humility, and transparency are always very attractive.  

--John C. Maxwell, Author and Leadership Expert, "The 5 Levels of Leadership"



Sunday, April 29, 2012

How Ya Livin' Folks?...Cory Booker

"Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children; before you preach to me of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give."

-- Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey (2006 to 2013), U.S. Senator (2013 to present)



Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Human Rights...Jimmy Carter

"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America."  

--James "Jimmy" E.  Carter, 39th President of the United States of America (1977 - 1981)



Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Woman's Perspective...Eddie Bernice Johnson

"There is not an issue that a woman cannot bring a perspective to."  


--Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), United States Representative (1993 -- Present)








Twice a month on Tuesdays, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week, we are featuring  Kimberly Dillon. She is an entrepreneur and the founder of the House of Mikko, a company that matches women who have similar characteristics and allows them to provides hair and beauty recommendations to each other. She founded the company to address the challenges that women, specifically women of color, face in finding the "right " beauty products that work for them.  Although her company is less than a year old, she has been featured in TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, named by Huffington Post as one of 25 Female Tech Founders to watch, and is a member of Women 2.0.  Kimberly has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from University of Michigan.

In this TEDxwomen video, Kimberly talks about the power of acknowledgment in our personal lives and in business. To view the  Leadership Tuesdays' feature, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How Do You Acknowledge People?...Nona

Deep down inside you know when you are valued, when what matters to you matters to someone else.  Acknowledgment is how one demonstrates value for someone. How do you acknowledge the people you value in your life?  --Nona



Twice a month on Tuesdays, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week, we are featuring  Kimberly Dillon. She is an entrepreneur and the founder of the House of Mikko, a company that matches women who have similar characteristics and allows them to provide hair and beauty recommendations to each other. She founded the company to address the challenges that women, specifically women of color, face in finding the "right " beauty products that work for them.  Although her company is less than a year old, she has been featured in TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, named by Huffington Post as one of 25 Female Tech Founders to watch, and is a member of Women 2.0.  Kimberly has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from University of Michigan.

In this TEDxwomen video, Kimberly talks about the power of acknowledgment in our personal lives and in business. To view the  Leadership Tuesdays' feature, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Leadership Tuesdays--Motivational Moment: Believing In The Beauty of Your Dreams...Eleanor Roosevelt

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."  

--Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), First Lady of the United States 1933-1944 







Twice a month on Tuesdays, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week, we are featuring  Kimberly Dillon. She is an entrepreneur and the founder of the House of Mikko, a company that matches women who have similar characteristics and allows them to provides hair and beauty recommendations to each other. She founded the company to address the challenges that women, specifically women of color, face in finding the "right " beauty products that work for them.  Although her company is less than a year old, she has been featured in TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, named by Huffington Post as one of 25 Female Tech Founders to watch, and is a member of Women 2.0.  Kimberly has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from University of Michigan.

In this TEDxwomen video, Kimberly talks about the power of acknowledgment in our personal lives and in business. To view the  Leadership Tuesdays' feature, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Truth...Travis Walton

The truth, of course, is that a billion falsehoods told a billion times by a billion people are still false.

-- Travis Walton





Sunday, April 22, 2012

Use Everything God Gave You..Erma Bombeck

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'. --Erma Bombeck







Saturday, April 21, 2012

Helping Others Really Helps Us...Flora Edwards

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”  --Flora Edwards 





Friday, April 20, 2012

2012 Women History Makers-DC, MD & VA--HONORABLE MENTIONS...Yes You Can!

"You can't be what you can't see." But you can be what you can dream and what you can see.  --Miss-Representation Documentary, A Film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom 
_____________________________________________

announces the

2012 Honorable Mentions 

recognizing the following pioneering and trailblazing women:



  • Mariann E. Budde is the Bishop of the Washington Diocese of the Episcopal Church and the first female to be consecrated to this office in Washington, DC. She is the Spiritual Leader for over 85 congregations and their 40,500 members.
  • Linda R. Gooden is Executive Vice President of Information Systems & Global Solutions and an officer of Lockheed Martin, a leading defense industry contractor. With a Science, Technology and Engineering (STEM) background, she is the first woman to lead this business unit.
  • JC Hayward is Vice President for Media Outreach at WUSA TV9 in Washington DC. With over 40 years at WUSA TV9, she holds the distinction of being the first female anchor in the Washington DC media market.
  • Sheila C. Johnson is the Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, President, and Managing Partner of the Washington Mystics. She is also the CEO & Founder of Salamander Hospitality, LLC. She was also the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET).
  • Sharon R. Pinder is the President and CEO of the Pinder Group and the founder of the Annual  Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises Awards Ceremony in Maryland. She also served as the Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs.
  • Natalie Randolph is in her 2nd year as the Head Coach of Calvin Coolidge High School Football Team in Washington, D.C. The only female football head coach currently coaching in the U.S., she finished the 2011 Season with a 7-2 record and went to the school district's playoffs. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

How Love Affects Your Giving...Amy Carmichael

"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving."  
--Amy Carmichael




Twice a month on Tuesdays, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week, we are featuring  Kimberly Dillon. She is an entrepreneur and the founder of the House of Mikko, a company that matches women who have similar characteristics and allows them to provides hair and beauty recommendations to each other. She founded the company to address the challenges that women, specifically women of color, face in finding the "right " beauty products that work for them.  Although her company is less than a year old, she has been featured in TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, named by Huffington Post as one of 25 Female Tech Founders to watch, and is a member of Women 2.0.  Kimberly has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from University of Michigan.

In this TEDxwomen video, Kimberly talks about the power of acknowledgment in our personal lives and in business. To view the  Leadership Tuesdays' feature, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Power Of Acknowledgment...Kimberly Dillon

People want to feel and be recognized in our day to day lives. People want to feel validated in the things they do. They want to feel their contributions matter.  

--Kimberly Dillon, Founder of the House of Mikko



http://www.houseofmikko.com




Twice a month on Tuesdays, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week, we are featuring  Kimberly Dillon. She is an entrepreneur and the founder of the House of Mikko, a company that matches women who have similar characteristics and allows them to provides hair and beauty recommendations to each other. She founded the company to address the challenges that women, specifically women of color, face in finding the "right " beauty products that work for them.  Although her company is less than a year old, she has been featured in TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, named by Huffington Post as one of 25 Female Tech Founders to watch, and is a member of Women 2.0.  Kimberly has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from University of Michigan.

To view today's Leadership Tuesdays' feature, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Leadership Tuesdays: The Power Of Acknowledgment...Kimberly Dillon

"...Always acknowledge people. Really understand what their story is. And it doesn't matter who they are. Simply saying hello, and how are they doing and really knowing what's going on in people's lives is powerful."


--Kimberly Dillon, Founder of the House of Mikko

http://www.houseofmikko.com


Twice a month on Tuesdays, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today we feature Kimberly Dillon. She is an entrepreneur and the founder of the House of Mikko, a company that matches women who have similar characteristics and allows them to provides hair and beauty recommendations to each other. She founded the company to address the challenges that women, specifically women of color, face in finding the "right " beauty products that work for them.  Although her company is less than a year old, she has been featured in TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, named by Huffington Post as one of 25 Female Tech Founders to watch, and is a member of Women 2.0.  Kimberly has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from University of Michigan.

To view today's Leadership Tuesdays' feature, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.



Sunday, April 15, 2012

Help Someone...Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”  --Ralph Waldo Emerson




Saturday, April 14, 2012

Love Yourself, Accept Yourself...Bartholomew

“No one who is being himself is going to be approved of all the time. The whole world could love you, but if you do not love yourself, you would not even notice. The opposite is also true – the whole world could disapprove of you, but if you love yourself, you would not even notice. Accept yourself within you and the entire world becomes totally acceptable.” – Bartholomew





Friday, April 13, 2012

Think Big ..Alvin Toffler

"You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction."
--Alvin Toffler




Thursday, April 12, 2012

Looking In The Mirror...Pearl Bailey

"We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us--not our effects on others."

--Pearl Bailey

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Moral Courage So Rare...Mark Twain

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

~ Mark Twain

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Teaching Leadership To Girls...Rachel Simmons


"You don't learn how to say 'hey, I have a problem,' but you also don't learn how to hear it. There's a total breakdown of how females talk to one another. It's very disconcerting for leadership because it means you don't talk to each other; you talk about each other."  

--Rachel Simmons, Author, 
Educator and Coach

http://www.rachelsimmons.com

Twice a month on Tuesdays, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week, Rachel Simmons is featured. She helps girls and young women grow into authentic, emotionally intelligent and assertive adults. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. A graduate of Vasser, Ms. Simmons attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. Rachel has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, is a Today Show contributor, and appears regularly in the national media. Currently, she is the founder and program director of the Girls Leadership Institute. 

To view today's Leadership Tuesdays' feature, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

God's Love Is Unconditional and Redemptive...Nona

May you know and experience the unconditional love of God and be assured that God's love is redemptive.  --Nona

Happy Easter!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Love Makes Happiness In Our Lives...C.S. Lewis

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

--C.S. Lewis

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good People...Jim Rohn

Good people are found, not changed. 

--Jim Rohn (1930 - 2009) Entrepreneur, Author, and Motivational Speaker




Thursday, April 5, 2012

My Mother's Mission...Beyonce

My mother's mission was to build up my self-esteem.  --Beyonce




Twice a month on Tuesdays, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week, Rachel Simmons is featured. She helps girls and young women grow into authentic, emotionally intelligent and assertive adults. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. A graduate of Vasser, Ms. Simmons attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. Rachel has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, is a Today Show contributor, and appears regularly in the national media. Currently, she is the founder and program director of the Girls Leadership Institute.


To view today's Leadership Tuesdays' feature, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Teach Her How To Face Risk...Rachel Simmons

If you give a ten-year old girl the skills to tell her friend to stop bossing her around, you begin helping her flex the muscles that she will need to ask for something difficult in the workplace years down the road. If you give a 13 year old girl...the courage, the access to the courage to walk past those friends, she starts building the skills set she will need to face risk.


--Rachel Simmons, Author, Educator, and Coach






Twice a month on Tuesdays, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week, Rachel Simmons is featured. She helps girls and young women grow into authentic, emotionally intelligent and assertive adults. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. A graduate of Vasser, Ms. Simmons attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. Rachel has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, is a Today Show contributor, and appears regularly in the national media. Currently, she is the founder and program director of the Girls Leadership Institute.

To view today's Leadership Tuesdays' feature, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Inner Resume...Rachel Simmons

The "inner resume" are the skills to know exactly what you think and feel. And the skills to express those with conviction. They are the skills to assert a minority opinion. To say, "I disagree even if the rest of you agree." These are the skills to face challenge with grace. To raise your hand in class and not know the right answer.

--Rachel Simmons, Author, Educator, and Coach



http://www.rachelsimmons.com

Twice a month on Tuesdays,
WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today we feature Rachel Simmons who helps girls and young women grow into authentic, emotionally intelligent and assertive adults. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. A graduate of Vasser, Ms. Simmons attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. Rachel has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, is a Today Show contributor, and appears regularly in the national media. Currently, she is the founder and program director of the Girls Leadership Institute. 

To view today's Leadership Tuesdays' feature, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Love Always Creates...Leo Buscaglia

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lies man's only promise. --Leo Buscaglia




Image by Anne Geddes

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Change Your Perspective

Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. --Titus 1:15, The Bible (New Living Translation)