Posts Tagged ‘network’

C4W Member Profile: Sharon Hox

March 20, 2013

SharonHox

What is your profession? Proprietor, Sharon Hox & Associates, LLC.  Retired Management Consultant. Very checkered career in multiple industries.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? Reading, sailing, travel, theater, ballet, golf, fine dining, wine, wonderful friends, volunteerism.

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

What inspired you to become a member? Volunteering at the Women’s Business Center prompted joining.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you?  Remains to be seen

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? It has made me a powerhouse!

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy?  Be optimistic but not blind to reality; trust your instincts; a little “good” (to clients, co-workers, suppliers, and the world at large) goes a very long way. And network network network. Don’t be afraid to take a step back and a bigger step forward. 

How can people connect with you? Email SharonHox@aol.com

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C4W Member Profile: Archie Burkel

December 8, 2010

What is your profession? Top Hat of The Hat Ladies (President and Founder)

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? Writing, swimming, dining,  being a tourist (in my hometown and elsewhere).

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? 12 years, which equals the length of time I have lived in Charleston.

What inspired you to become a member? It was so long ago and such the right thing to do, I am not sure I can remember.  In all probability, I read about it in Skirt! I was eager to learn all I could about my new town, and Skirt! was THE way to do it.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? It has kept me centered!  There are so many causes to support and challenges to meet, being a member puts them into perspective.  Despite our individual differences and preferences, we are first and foremost women.  The Center is the perfect springboard from which to sort through and handle all that comes our way and to help and network with others, in the process.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? Being a woman has not affected me in a negative way. As an educator, I enjoyed the same salary as my male counterparts; as a working Mother I had help with my child rearing and household responsibilities.  I was always able to do what I loved. A long time friend recently said I don’t know the meaning of the word “can’t.”  I am lucky my family, friends, and circumstances never made me learn it!

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? With all seriousness, I believe the messages can be pulled out of a hat:  Think outside the (hat) box; do things at the drop of a hat; never hang up your hat; most of all, toss your hat in the ring.  (And read Skirt! and join The Center for Women)!

C4W Member Profile: Harriet Smartt

December 1, 2010

What is your profession? Retired, Career Consultant

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? Volunteer activism within the cultural arts and the political realm.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? 16 years.

What inspired you to become a member? When I first arrived in Charleston, I was quickly made aware of the challenges women were facing related to finding careers or jobs that offered them a livable income. I was also made aware of the many discriminatory hiring practices that were prevalent at that time. Therefore I felt it important to offer to help the organization which was one of the few offering support for women on a myriad of issues.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? I have enjoyed the association and watching the positive growth and influence offered women of this community.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? In SC, it continues to be a struggle for so many women, so I note that on a day to day basis. The Center for Women offers opportunities to open hearts and minds beyond the continuing prevalent thinking about the roles of women in society today.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in todays economy? Continue to follow your passionate interests. Women are always the most creative and resilient despite what might be swirling around in their world(s). Network with friends and family and you will emerge from this economic downturn with new and invigorated ideas and experience.


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