Archive for February, 2013

C4W Member Profile: Dr. Erikka Curia

February 27, 2013

ErikkaCuriaWhat is your profession? Chiropractor, Atlantic Spine Clinic

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? I love spending time with my husband Jason.  We cook, go to IOP with our dog Oakley or go downtown for a good bite to eat.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? Just joined.

What inspired you to become a member? I wanted to get to know fellow women in the area and become more involved in my community.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? I love being a strong and nurturing woman.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? Love it. Live it. Do it.  Loving what you do opens so many doors because others see your passion pouring out of you.  Have a plan and live to make that plan happen, even if you have to adapt along the way.  And don’t stop there…get out there and do it!

How can people connect with you?

Office phone – 884-1876, cell phone – 704-907-0270
email: erikka@atlanticspineclinic.com
web: www.atlanticspineclinic.com

C4W Member Profile: Kyra Morris

February 20, 2013

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What is your profession? Certified Financial Planner™, Morris Financial Concepts, Inc.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career?  Karate, cycling, swimming, cooking, wine, the ocean, quality time with friends and family.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? 1992 – Brenda Hewell and I wrote the original 1023 that got us the 501c(3) status.

What inspired you to become a member? Creating a place where women are the source and the foundation – where women can be enriched and inspired – where as a community we can make a difference in the lives we touch.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? A comfort that it exists, it supports issues that I care about, and that I have a community to turn to. 

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you?  One natural tendency of women is to care – to care about “the world” and all it encompasses.  This caring translates often into the joys of seeing others blossom and communities thrive, while the challenge is to balance the tendency to try to do too much.  I live this as a woman day-to-day.  I take care of my husband of 32 years, 3 adult boys who are now starting their own lives and families, run a successful business (30 years this June), and am deeply committed to active involvement in the community.  The balancing act is often challenging, but as the intentions are good so are the outcomes.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy?  Focus on what is important, be patient, continue to love especially yourself, and don’t let “success” be a barrier – the only failure is not trying.

How can people connect with you? Email – kyra.morris@mfcplanners.com
Phone (work) 843-884-6192
My office – Morris Financial Concepts, Inc, is in the Old Village of Mt Pleasant – 107 Pitt St right next to the Post House.  Stop in around 5, and we can go next door to have some quality time and perhaps a glass of wine, 2 things that are important to me!

C4W Member Profile: Hanna Goss

February 13, 2013

HannaGossWhat is your profession? Spiritual Wellness Coach and Author

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? Spending time with friends and family, hiking, reading, playing with my dogs.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? Off and on since 1995

What inspired you to become a member? I resonate deeply with the mission to empower women.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? It helped inspired me to become a wellness coach helping empower women to consciously create their bodies—and thus their lives. Back in 1995, I worked for the Center as the coordinator of the Peer Counselor program. Helping to empower women was one of the greatest joys of my life and it feels awesome to have come full-circle.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? It’s hard to know since I don’t know what the alternative feels like! But I love being a woman. I love my intuition, connection with others, and my female body.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? The only thing that is holding you back is you.

How can people connect with you? I write a daily blog and wellness tip at LoveYourWaySlim.com and I can be reached at Hanna@LoveYourWaySlim.com or 828-246-0958.

C4W Member Profile: Yong-Mei Zhang

February 6, 2013

Zhang,Yong-MeiWhat is your profession? Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at MUSC

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? Tennis, reading and doing art projects with my kids.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? Just joined

What inspired you to become a member? Connect with other women professionals in Charleston, enhance communication and leadership skills.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? Being in a group of women makes me feel I am not alone in my struggles both at work and at home.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? I don’t feel I am limited in any way as a woman.  At the same time, I realize that I am different in many ways from my man peers, and want to be conscious about the differences.  C4W is a great resource for me to learn new approaches to communicate better and have my voice heard.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? Aim high and don’t give up.

How can people connect with you? zhangym@musc.edu


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