A picture is worth a thousand…. dollars?

You’ve heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s true. But have you thought that it could also be worth a thousand dollars (or more), provide you with media opportunities, robust social media exposure, and speaking invitations? You need a professional headshot (no selfies allowed). Your photo matters on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. So it’s important to update it regularly, and keep it fresh and modern. Work with a photographer who you know will help you shine by putting your best self forward. I recommend wearing something timeless and classic that makes you feel great. You’ll be prepared when that media opportunity comes knocking.

Here are fifteen (15) beautiful headshots of Femfessionals members. We partnered with Little Nest Portraits in Wayne, PA. Makeup by Béke Beau and styling/accessories by Nicole Walsh, Stella and Dot stylist. A stellar team!

Drop me a note and tell me how you make your personality shine in your headshot. I’d love to hear from you!

New philanthropy initiative in 2015

I’m proud to announce our 2015 @Femfessionals Philadelphia philanthropy initiative is to benefit Home of the Sparrow which provides a plethora of services to help women become self-sufficient. The news was officially announced at our January 09 Connection Luncheon, our first gathering of the year. Special thanks to our Philanthropy Initiative Co-chairs Joanne Beltz and Lee Ann Embrey for making this possible. Photos by Carrie Hill Photography.

Run with me!

I’ve signed up to run a 5K and raise funds for Laurel House, an organization that supports and provides resources for victims of domestic violence. Our Femfessionals‘ team has already raised over $2,500 (and counting)! But I am a rookie runner and have less than 5 weeks to prepare for the race on Sunday, October 19. So I asked my husband, an avid runner and accomplished marathoner, to put together a super simple plan to get me ready for the race. Want to join us but don’t know where to begin? Copy my training schedule below and adjust the days to fit your schedule. You can still join the Femfessionals team and/or support our fundraising efforts here.

5K simple training schedule

My 5K training schedule begins.