Thu, 27 October 2016
Marcello Pedalino, Executive Director of MMP Entertainment and author of the motivational book, Celebrate Life: A New Book on How to Live it Up, Discover Fulfillment, and Experience the Joy You Deserve, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. A three-time national DJ Entertainer of the Year, Marcello and his company have helped clients have the time of their lives at their Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and countless other milestone occasions.
On the show, Marcello discusses the inspiration behind his book, Celebrate Life which is taking care of yourself, being surrounded by the right people and seeing the bigger picture and all of the incredible possibilities. Marcello outlines the difference between the Very Inspiring People (VIPs) in his life and how you need to avoid the Very Draining People (VDPs). He also shares candid advice on how to get “unstuck" in your life especially when you’re going through the “darkest hours.” There may be times when you're lied to or betrayed, personally and/or professionally. His five tips to move forward include (1) exercise, (2) talk it out with your VIPs, (3) get organized, (4) learn portion control, and (5) find a new project.
A little more about Marcello Pedalino ...Marcello has achieved personal and professional success as a celebrity in the exclusive private events and entertainment industry. In addition, he is a well-respected lifestyle consultant who outlines his personal formula for achieving fulfillment and designing a life you've been longing for in his book, Celebrate Life. Far from your standard cookie-cutter self-help guide, Marcello's book gives you an up-close-and-personal glimpse into his own rocky yet rewarding journey---complete with twists and turns, mistakes and milestones, and the lessons that matter most in the end.
You can connect with Marcello on LinkedIn and on Twitter @MmpMarcello
Thu, 20 October 2016
Lynn Palewicz, Assistant Professor of Art and Foundation Chair at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on the Women Worldwide show. As Foundation Chair, Lynn develops, implements and assesses the Foundation curriculum for all first-year students at Moore. As an artist, Lynn combines photography, sculpture, and drawing to explore different approaches to self-portraiture: the self as subject, the self as material, and the self as creative impulse.
On the show, Lynn discussed women in the arts. She shared how her work at Moore helps students to transition from freshman orientation to community leadership. Students are encouraged to interact with their professors and peers through open dialogue while building their skills and confidence, diving into research to expand their creativity. Lynn stresses the importance of learning self-identity and a sense of consciousness. Students also learn creative problem solving so they can graduate and tackle the challenges that face artists today. Lynn shared her biggest challenge which was to figure out her best contribution as an artist. She said, "With so many possibilities to pursue, you can look at art and design in so many ways." Like any career, you have to find your true passion and then pursue your dreams.
A little more about Lynn Palewicz … Lynn has an MFA from the Yale School of Art, and a MAT and BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. A couple of her recent exhibitions include "Alternative States," which is a group exhibition curated by John Capperton at the Galleries at Moore in Philadelphia and the 2015 Wind Challenge Exhibition Series, which is a three-person show at Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA.
A little about our sponsor, Moore College of Art & Design: Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates. The College's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district, surrounded by world-class museums. The College offers ten Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women and four coeducational graduate programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education Certificate programs for professional adults, the acclaimed Young Artists Workshop, The Art Shop and Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.
You can connect with Lynn on LinkedIn
Thu, 13 October 2016
Megan Harris, Managing Partner, at SYZYGY, North America, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Megan is a digital native, global business citizen, and travel brand digital expert, who brings a unique perspective to her role as a Managing Partner. At SYZYGY, she manages operations and business growth for the digital agency, which offers creative, technology, and media services to major brands including Avis Budget Group.
On the show, Megan discussed her journey in global digital marketing. As a Millennial leader, she shared her insights on what it takes to lead: vision, empathy, and delegation. Megan's philosophy: You always have to "be brave, be bold and be yourself,” showing your authenticity at all times. She shared personal stories including a period in her life when she felt “stuck" and what her prescription was to move forward and to achieve her goals. Megan was candid about how you can find your voice and how you must "say what you mean" in business. She also believes in the power of planning, and as the plan changes, always trust your intuition.
A little more about Megan Harris … Prior to joining SYZYGY, Megan was the business director and a member of the senior leadership team of Razorfish’s London office, running the full-service media offerings in EMEA. Clients included Starwood Resorts, Holland America Lines, Tourism of New Zealand, Ralph Lauren, and Mondelez. She spoke frequently at digital marketing and advertising symposia across Europe.
You can connect with Megan on LinkedIn, and Twitter @SYZYGY_NY
Thu, 6 October 2016
Kia Weatherspoon, founder of Determined by Design, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Kia was a dancer turned soldier who then fell in love with interior design. Kia has ten years of diverse experience in hospitality design and management, high-end residential and multi-family design with a splash of architectural sales. Kia founded her company, Determined by Design in 2012 to begin creating spaces that eclipse current design trends.
On the show, Kia discussed personal stories including when she first discovered the meaning of space. When living in the Middle East (just after 911) with 14 other women soldiers, she needed a reprieve to let out a flood of emotions. She took her issued troop sheets that were meant for her cot and hung them around her with string to create three sheet walls instead. Kia left active duty and has been creating spaces ever since.
Kia also shared fond memories of her education at Moore College of Art and Design and how she was surrounded by women leaders and “the most visually talented women.” It was at Moore that she first recognized her true talent for design. Kia also mentioned her work (and favorite project) with Room to Rebloom, which is a non-profit that creates healing home environments for survivors of domestic violence. Kia worked with the organization to take women and children through the design process creating interior spaces that can really impact a person's life.
A little more about Kia Weatherspoon… Kia believes in service-based leadership, demonstrated through active involvement with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Her company, Determined by Design, uses a unique process that engages future patrons and neighbors in the design process through social media and technology.
A little about our sponsor, Moore College of Art and Design... Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates. The College's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district, surrounded by world-class museums. The College offers ten Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women and four coeducational graduate programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education Certificate programs for professional adults, the acclaimed Young Artists Workshop, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu
You can connect with Kia on LinkedIn and Twitter @KiaWeatherspoon. You can connect with Moore College of Art & Design on Twitter @MooreCollegeArt