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Julie Polumbo – Defining International Experiences to Set Yourself Apart
November 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
It can be hard to articulate how international experience translates into actionable skills. Women who have lived or worked outside the United States have unique communication and cross-cultural skills that make them more marketable in the workforce and can help them better define their business. In order to fully capitalize on your international experience, you must be able to articulate these skills and connect them to your goals. Participants will share their cross-cultural experiences and define skills and strengths they have based upon those experiences. Then participants will practice articulating how those skills make them uniquely qualified professionals through public speaking and on their resume.
Julie Polumbo is an enthusiastic results-oriented international development professional that thrives in creative and culturally diverse environments. Julie recently served as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Zambia as the National Malaria Coordinator. She was responsible for coordinating Peace Corps Zambia’s strategy to reduce malaria in Zambia by training and motivating over 250 Peace Corps Volunteers to implement malaria sensitization and behavior change projects in rural communities across Zambia. Julie first began her work with Peace Corps in Ukraine as a Community Development Volunteer, where she focused on civil society development and NGO capacity building. Through many international grant funded projects, Julie trained over 300 community activists on leadership and volunteerism in rural communities. Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Julie worked as the Programs Director for She Should Run in Washington, DC. She directed She Should Run’s national partnership strategy, expanding the program to all 50 states. Julie is a graduate student at American University, where she is earning a Master’s Degree in International Relations. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Not-for-Profit Management and International Relations from Salem College in North Carolina.
Workshops are free, but registration is required.
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Louise Yale – Legal Empowerment for Women at an Affordable Cost
Saturday, November 14, 2015 1:00pm – 3:00pm
You are invited to an informative session to learn how to reduce stress over everyday problems when helped by experts! Louise Yale has been offering empowerment to women through LegalShield for 15 years. Every specialty of law is covered utilizing a network of top quality law firms across the country. Understand how a portfolio of services can help individuals, families, and small business owners. See how learning your options and rights with daily access to lawyers can improve your life and business.
For fifteen years Louise Yale has offered legal plans to individuals, families and business owners. Since 2003 LegalShield has offered an identity theft solution– now part of the portfolio of services she offers.
Ms. Yale comes from Michigan originally and holds a Masters’ Degree in Art History as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Ms. Yale has taught every level of art including college. Louise administered the Docent Program at the Toledo Museum of Art in l975-76. Since then she has produced works of art presently found in collections both national and international. Art is her main love and she remains an active working artist.
Elsie Theodore – How Money Works
Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:00pm – 3:00pm
You will learn what you need to know to understand the rule of money, including: How, and where, to begin saving for retirement as an entrepreneur, the right kind of life insurance (personal and business) to purchase, savings strategies, how to eliminate debt and how to become financially independent.
Elsie Theodore is a Regional Vice President with Primerica. Elsie has 15 years of experience in the financial services industries helping middle-American families reduce their debt and increase their net worth to become financially independent.
Prior to joining Primerica, Elsie was a financial editor at Dow Jones, the publishers of The Wall Street Journal. She holds a BA in News Editorial with a minor in political science from Howard University in Washington, DC.
Becky Lee – Networking for Success
Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Have you ever wondered what makes some people so good at networking? How do they know who to reach out to and have just the right message to share? In Networking for Success, you will learn skills and techniques so YOU can network with impact. You will learn what networking is and isn’t, create and practice your business story, how to assess, expand and leverage your network and leave with an action plan with next steps.
Becky’s passion is helping individuals, groups and organizations recognize and achieve their full potential. She has been pursuing this over the last twenty years as a leadership development consultant and coach. She also cofounded a residential real estate company, NVA Real Estate that donates 20% of all earnings to their nonprofit, Changing Our Tomorrows. The nonprofit provides educational opportunities to children and economic empowerment to women around the world. In addition, Becky is an active volunteer and member of the Northern Virginia Board for Empowered Women International.
Becky’s approach focuses on asking powerful questions so people understand their strengths and also identify what might be holding them back from achieving their definition of success. This results in a realistic and actionable plan to help them reach their goals. She holds a certificate in organization development from Georgetown University and is accredited as an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.