Business


MW of the Month // July 7, 2014 When a child is diagnosed with Autism, it is life-changing for families. The information around Autism—it's causes and treatments—is unclear, and in recent years, it's hotly debated. Questions like “why are there more cases of Autism than ever?” and “are environment factors an issue?” are important. But for a family just receiving a diagnosis, the most important question is “What do we…
Business // June 6th, 2014If you live or work in Los Angeles or the surrounding area, then you know that life is a trade-off. Yes, you get to deal with sunshine and near-perfect temperatures almost daily, but there is a price to be paid (and I’m not talking about the cost of living). It’s the traffic. This one word is part of a Southern Californian’s daily vocabulary, yet it drives…
MW of the Month // June 2, 2014Working and succeeding in a huge corporation can sometimes feel less like climbing a ladder and more like fighting on a battlefield. Managing countless employees, huge revenue goals and a global brands isn’t easy. To do it well requires innate skill, patience, organization and… practice. Lauren Dorsey has been with Target since 2006 and has worked her way up to District Team Leader.…
Start-up Spotlight // May 19, 2014Sisters Kimberly and Wendy Willming finish each other’s sentences. Like a lot of other sisters, they have cultivated a short-hand language over a lifetime together. But even considering their 26 years together, these sisters have an uncanny understanding of one another. They’re twins, and though they’re technically fraternal, they look so much alike that it’s unsettling upon first meeting them. The Willming sisters not only…
MW of the Month // May 4, 2014The character Olivia Pope has forever changed the way people think about PR and crisis management. Most assume it’s all about coming up with elaborate stories to cover up other people’s mistakes. But what happens when you work in PR and your client is a mouse with big ears? Shawn Turner manages external communications for Disney Consumer Products’ $9 billion classic portfolio which…
MW University // April 28, 2014The best advice that I received during college: when on an interview, ask which books you should read before starting your new position. Self-help books written by CEOs and professional in your industry can be incredibly helpful when starting your new career. Books, such as Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office and Who Moved My Cheese?, are classics for those entering the workforce. Whereas…
MW Internship // April 18, 2014Are you looking for an internship that allows you to grow and learn in your chosen field? Well, this one's for you. Made Woman Magazine (www.madewomanmag.com) is an online magazine and networking platform based out of Los Angeles, targeting today’s young, professional woman. Launched in August, 2011, Made Woman’s mission is to provide original content, fresh ideas, open dialogue and useful tools for women of…
Business // March 24, 2014When you are trying to launch your upcoming project, career, or business, Twitter is a great platform for networking. Because the majority of users are public, and anyone can read and interact with your tweets, it allows access to top entrepreneurs, motivators and mentors. These are our picks for best Twitter accounts to follow in order to boost your business and entrepreneurial efforts. Entrepreneurs Eric Knopf…
MW of the Month // March 10, 2014We all know what it feels like to pull all-nighters; to put in countless hours on a project and only receive a pat on the back. Yes, you may be working towards an end goal or a dream job, but sometimes the climb to the top can feel a little thankless. Those we read about in the news or see on TV who…
Business // April 22, 2013 Whenever I work with clients, I’m a little bit of a party pooper. I’m always reminding them about CAN-SPAM laws and Facebook regulations. I’m not the cool consultant who lets you underage drink at my house and won’t tell your parents. Over here it’s lights out at 10 with a cup of warm milk.That might not be for everyone, and I totally get that. But it’s…
Made Woman of the Month // February 10, 2014 I love connecting with women who are dominating their respective fields; especially those who aren't afraid to join forces with and support other powerful women like themselves. So when former Made Woman of the Month (and my friend/mentor), Barb Sealy, told me about public relations maven Joy Donnell -- I was so excited to see yet another example of the power of…
MW University // February 10, 2014There is nothing worse than having back-to-back classes and being stuck with no lip-gloss. If you are like me, your school bag is an important part of your ensemble, so you change it regularly. And, if you are really like me, rushing to class leads to forgetting the essentials. I’m sorry but being without essentials is extremely distracting. How am I supposed to listen to…
Business // October 7, 2013 So you’ve got your blog or website up and running, and are posting regularly on Facebook and Twitter. But, if you’re not on Pinterest, you might be missing the boat. Pinterest has garnered substantial attention as a major traffic referrer and purchasing powerhouse. The visually-oriented community consumes photographic content in order to inspire direct purchasing (33 percent of users buy directly) and traffic. An active Pinterest…
Made Woman of the Month // January 13, 2014The Internet never sleeps. Day and night, content creators are writing copy they hope you want to read. Smart entrepreneurs are recognizing that businesses seem incomplete without a blog or content portion as part of their business plans. Once such entrepreneur, Shawn Amos, keyed in early and started Amos Content Group in 2009 with a team of writers, producers, designers and directors.…
MW of the Month // December 30, 2013British born, Barbara Sealy’s story is marked by many things. Pain and poverty, hurt…numerous trials and tremendous growth. But her story also represents the essence of achievement, of victory. Last week, I was honored -- or shall I say, “honoured”-- to hear some of Barb’s remarkable story first-hand. In her lovely English accent.Born and raised in Forest Gate, a community in London’s East…