Hooping It Up –and How.

January 18th, 2013 by under celebrating success, coaching and developing others, Enjoying work, Executive Education, Leadership Development. 3 Comments.

Kathleen from McCormick was doubled up with laughter at least twice. Tiffany, who works for a big health system in Virginia, talked with Erin, a creative director with a genius for branding and together they came up with some interesting titles for a book Tiffany plans to write. Lynn told stories of women she had filmed with on a number of scary series for Discovery ID. However horrific, they couldn’t match the experiences shared by Cheryl, whose job it was to keep the U.S. President safe. The other Liz caught up with Dr. Susan Taylor, who once taught her as a PhD student here at Smith. High above the court at the Comcast Center, our network of women talked, laughed, swapped cards and talked some more, sharing their own leadership experiences and lessons while below us the Amazons of the Terrapins took on the NC State women’s basketball team. The first annual Hoop It Up women’s networking event was a huge success. Esther spoke of her time in Ghana. Catherine told us how she’d tried out for the Greek women’s Olympic softball team–and very nearly made it. Vernae and Lisa caught up on the business management needs of architects, engineers and contractors. Andrea, Danielle and I marvelled at the number of things this diverse group of women had in common and everyone’s enthusiasm for learning, asking questions, growing and changing. The Terps won 82-62. When we left the stadium, the predicted snow had failed to materialize.  It was a great night and we will definitely do it again.

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Alexandra Lajoux  on January 19th, 2013

Liz, Only you would dream up such a cool event! Sorry I couldn’t make it. Thanks so much for inviting me. Til next time :) Alex(andra)

CLT3  on January 22nd, 2013

Liz, so glad I was able to attend. First of what I assume will become an annual event if not sooner! This was a relaxed, fun and exciting gathering. It was really great to meet a group of extremely talented women, with very different companies and so much wisdom to share. I wish everyone continued success and prosperity in 2013. Look forward to connecting with a few of the women for possible business ventures. Thanks again Liz, and look to see you soon.

Cheryl

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