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C4W Member Profile: Deb Mangolt

May 1, 2013

debmangoltWhat is your profession? Co-author of Drink Wine and Giggle (101 ways girlfriends can connect, have fun and be inspired) and Event Planner for women groups, family reunions, and corporate team-building for groups that want to have fun while they learn new things.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? I am a licensed Life Coach and licensed Zumba instructor. I play golf, volunteer at Hospice and I’m an avid runner.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? Since 2007 (maybe earlier—I cannot remember living in Charleston without C4W and we moved here in 1997).

What inspired you to become a member? The programs that C4W offer cover the gambit. I love the staff and leaders at the C4W and feel extremely confident that the center is genuine in helping women to reach their highest goals. Jennet Robinson Alterman is truly an inspiration and we are so fortunate in Charleston to have the opportunity to get to know Jennet. I am especially honored in that Jennet has endorsed our book, which can be seen in the opening pages.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? Substantial. C4W has been with me through job changes, mid-life crisis, career changes, and much more. I’ve learned about putting together my website to building a business to having more joy in my life.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? I am proud to be a woman. Although inequalities still exist, I will fight for my rights in the way in which I was raised—with compassion, honesty and a sense for community—and refuse to take the more aggressive approach to reach my goals.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? Women are uniquely skilled and positioned to help each other. Find a network that offers support and relevant advice and then be ready to reciprocate. United, women are very powerful. There is a tremendous amount of talented women ready and available to help you succeed. You need only ask for help. Typically women do not like to ask for help but try it once and you’ll see how the network of women operate to make us all successful.

How can people connect with you?

Girlfriends@drinkwineandgiggle.com
www.drinkwineandgiggle.com
Twitter @LynneDebJulie
https://www.facebook.com/DrinkWineandGiggleGals

Cheers.

C4W Member Profile: Tanis Jackson

May 4, 2011

What is your profession? Owner of Tanis J Events, LLC, a local event planning business

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career?  I enjoy anything having to do with design and décor. I could watch HGTV for hours on end and would like to spend a week with Candice Olson. I am also an avid weightlifter and have been lifting for over a decade. Besides lifting myself I also like to encourage other women to strength train.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women?  3.5 years

What inspired you to become a member? The Center was one of the first organizations I looked for when I moved to Charleston. I have experienced the influence women can have on the world when they join together.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? The Center for Women has had a very positive impact on my life. I enjoy talking to likeminded women and have enjoyed the volunteer work I have done for them. I have benefitted from a number of courses that I have attended as well as having taught “Budgeting for Brides” at the Center.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? Wow what a question! I might have to dig up all of my old essays from when I achieved my degree in women’s studies back in the 90’s. Women and men are treated differently from the day they are born and that nursery is painted blue or pink. I always wonder what our lives would be like if we weren’t socialized to believe that men and women are so different and rather focused on our commonalities. In my day-to-day life I like to think that I try and take into account that socialization and make choices based on what is best for me as a person. A great example is the weightlifting I mentioned. The desire to lift heavy weights to become strong is still considered the men’s domain, but I also enjoy the benefits of strength training for the mind as well as the body and won’t let the stereotype of the butchy female weightlifter deter me.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? My business motto is “Where modern ideas meet old fashioned service” but my personal motto while starting a business during this recession, was and still is “Expect to work harder, longer and for less money than anyone else, if you want even just a small shot at success”.

C4W Board Member Profile: Cynthia Washington Williams

March 23, 2011

What is your profession? Licensed Professional Counselor/National Certified Counselor, Private practice in the West Ashley area.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? Event Planning –Occasions And Events by Cynthia, Serving at my church, Royal Missionary Baptist, traveling the world and “fellowshipping with self-assured ladies”.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? 7 years

What inspired you to become a member? The plethora of programs offered for women from all walks of life.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? It has further empowered me to serve my community at an optimal level and the Center has given me the opportunity to share my knowledge with others.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? As  woman we wear so many different hats and the necessity to be able to balance all we do as wives, mothers, professionals, etc. is what I am reminded of daily.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? Step back review your life, sow into your area of purpose, search and find your area of passion so that you will plan, pursue and prosper.


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