Type (03/15/21) | BusinessWorld

Linen looks like Marks & Spencer

Linen fabrics are perfect for the warm weather as they keep the wearer cool and comfortable with their durable, high quality, breathable material. Linen is easy to care for and stays in shape even after being washed several times. Marks & Spencer (M & S) now offers subtle clothing made of pure linen and linen blends with an easy-to-iron surface. There are modern linen-blend dresses that are easy to iron and feature Cool Comfort Finish technology this summer. Pair a dress with sneakers or sandals for a casual look, or put on either a single-breasted pure linen blazer or a relaxed ruffled linen-blend blazer for online business meetings. There are also shorts and ankle pants for easy movement. Pair this with a buttoned linen top made from pure European flax for a premium, soft feel. M&S lingerie for women is available in stores or can be safely purchased from home at bit.ly/MSPH-linen or from the M&S Viber Community at bit.ly/MSPH-VC. For the latest updates, follow Marks and Spencer at facebook.com/MarksandSpencerPH, Instagram @marksandspencerph. Buy M&S groceries, women’s, men’s, lingerie and beauty products online at marksandspencer.com.ph.

Kate Spade launches the Knott handbag

Inspired by the idea that a woman’s handbag carries her whole world (and more), Kate Spade New York has launched the new Knott handbag group for spring 2021. The range is made from pebble leather with a subtle knot detail on the gusset and features notched sides and multiple inside pockets that offer style and function alike. This spring collection handbag comes in a variety of bold colors and classic prints to suit a range of personal styles. Creative Director Nicola Glass says: “When designing the Knott handbag, our top priority was to create a bag that would be suitable for every woman – regardless of whether she’s starting a new job or exploring a new neighborhood. The knott reflects everyday style with a touch of color and clever design details like the beautiful knot that holds the gusset in place. It is the bag that holds everything together. “The bag is available in four sizes – mini, small, large and extra-large – and optionally has an adjustable neck strap. In the Philippines, Kate Spade New York is available in Central Square on Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza and Rustan’s Cebu, also online at Trunc.ph, Rustans.com, Zalora and Lazada.

Ayala Malls celebrate Women’s Month

AYALA Malls celebrate Women’s Month with specials, discounts and activities, including a special webinar. The Uplift: Conversations with Filipino Moving Companies webinar is a women’s monthly special from Ayala Malls, sponsored by Philam Vitality, Philam Life’s health and wellness rewards program, and in partnership with The SHEeo Society, an organization promoting modern women supports entrepreneurs by providing them with a community, a support system and a platform for the exchange of ideas. The first webinar topic is called “#GlobalSHEeo”, a modern Filipino guide to being fearless and less fearful. The host is brand and marketing strategist Jane Dee. She is the SHEeo of Beyond Beauty Global in Hong Kong. The second is “On Being a Fearless SHEeo,” which is about fearlessly launching a deliberate brand and growing the business amid the pandemic. Hosts are entrepreneur SHEeo from Wellsmith PH and the COO of Fieldtech Specialist, Inc. The third is Passion Fuels Purpose, hosted by Roxanne Ang-Farillas, founder and creative director of local fashion giant Plains & Prints, and RAF She gets more personal through discovery Talking about passions and finding purpose. Finally, “The Rise of Holistic Filipina Leaders” gives the audience a glimpse into a day in the life of a Filipino entrepreneur and co-founder of Happy Skin Cosmetics, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo. Places are limited at this one-day event, which will take place on March 20 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Register using the registration link to attend the webinar: https://bit.ly/AyalaMallsUplift. The Ayala Malls also host pop-up fairs with beauty and fashion brands in the activity centers of the participating shopping centers, including UP Town Center (March 5-14), Glorietta (March 8-16) and Marquee Mall (March 8th). to March 21)), Ayala Center Cebu (March 8 to 31), Circuit (March 12 to 28), Harbor Point (March 12 to 30), TriNoma (March 15 to 21), Fairview Terraces (March 19-21), Solenad (March 19-21), Alabang Town Center (March 26-28), Legazpi (March 26-30), Greenbelt, Vertis North and Centrio. Never miss a self-care opportunity with Flawhless Female, a subscription-based promotion with monthly self-care treatments and packages in participating service, beauty and skin care markets from March 1st to March 31st. The online catalog offers exclusive offers from Happy Brows, Hey Sugar Waxing Salon, Laybare, Nail.a.holics, Ooh La Lash, Passionails and Vivere Salon. In addition, women can shine with beauty must-haves from Beauty Bar, L’Occitane, The Body Shop, The Face Shop and Yves Rocher. Check out the online catalog to learn more about Ayala Malls Women’s Month promos. visit https://bit.ly/AMWomensMonthPromos or scan the QR code. For more information on ongoing promotions, mall events and security measures, please visit Ayala Malls https://www.facebook.com/AyalaMalls360/ or Instagram @iloveayalamalls.

Young fashion designers show their work in a virtual gallery

EYE-CATCHING and innovative fashion creations are the focus of the three-week Sinulid Virtual Gallery, an online exhibition by student artists. Sinulid is the annual highlight event highlighting the arts and craftsmanship of the graduating class of the fashion design and merchandising program of the De La Salle College College of the Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts. This year the show will be virtual. Different perspectives and interpretations of the development and identity of the modern Filipino are presented. It also shows ensembles influenced by Filipino heritage and tradition, as well as current social and environmental issues. The exhibition features Pamela Madlangbayan’s combination of traditional Filipino clothing and graphic decorations inspired by Balikbayan boxes, Eunhye Cho’s installation influenced by the Philippines and Korea, Shanica Sy’s incorporation of unique wood carvings and Mindanao patterns, and Raya Abastillas’ reintroduction of Filipino Sabong ( Cockfighting) culture. Ideas and discussions about femininity and sexuality take shape through the work of Angela Denise Santos and Sean Carlo Betco, while Angelica Achacoso sheds light on the glorification of resilience. Shayne Casi’s work is a summary of biblical stories and intricate details and symbolism of Filipino folklore, while Kc Roshelle Dayaos and Adrienne Carmela Cruels are solo exhibitions of local mythical creatures and Gianina Dwaigne Lilagans is a translation of the idea of ​​death, life and reincarnation. Also on show are Erika Mae Ng’s discussion on topics and the innate beauty of Filipino agriculture, Miri Hwang’s adaptation of the futuristic post-nuclear style, Coleen Aytona’s reinterpretation of resin disks as theoretical clouds of icy comets, children’s clothing by Katrina Rivera inspired by sea elements and an ensemble of nostalgic origami Love letters from Tricia Butler. Sinulid’s virtual gallery can be viewed from March 20th via this link: sinulid-epilogue-20-21-gatewaygallery.aranetacity.com.

Make-up item at P38 for the 38th anniversary of Ever Bilena

MARCH is Ever Bilena’s birthday month, and on the occasion of the 38th anniversary, the cosmetics brand is offering makeup lovers a blowout sale with P38 or 38% off select makeup items from Ever Bilena, Ever Bilena Advance and Careline through March . 31. These include the bestsellers from Ever Bilena and EB Advance such as the EB All Day Eyeliner Pen, the Eye Shadow Palette, the EB Lip & Cheek Stain, the EB Lip & Cheek Roller, the EB Matte Long Lasting Dip Liner, the EB Matte Nudes Lipstick and the Ever Bilena Fix Curl Mascara, Ever Bilena Sculpt and Strobe Stick and many more, all of which are available for the price of P38. In the meantime, get 38% off regular prices for EB Liquid DipLiner, Ever Lip & Cheek Tint, EB Matte Color Stick, EB Blush Rush Cheek Roll, EB Advance Absolute Matte Lipstick, Advance Vinyl Lipgloss, Careline Diamond Dream Highlighters, and Careline Soft Suede lipstick. Participating stores are: All Day, Landmark Trinoma, Landmark Makati, Landmark Alabang, Landmark Nuvali, Alturas Group, Ever Department Store, Ever Supermarket, Gaisano Capital, Gaisano Fresh and Easy Stores, Gaisano Grand Department Store, Gaisano Grand Supermarket, Gaisano Main Group, Gaisano Metro, Gaisano Metro-Super Metro, Isetann department store, Isetann supermarket, LCC department store, LCC supermarket, NCCC department store, NCCC supermarket, Puregold, Puremart, Robinsons department store, Robinsons supermarket, Savemore, Shopwise, SM Hypermarket, Southstar drugstore, Sta. Lucia Department Store, Super 8 Supermart, SM Supermarket, Supervalue, The Marketplace, Waltermart Department Store, Waltermart Supermarket, Alfamart, Centro Department Store, SM Beauty Department Store, Watsons Mall, Fishermall Department Store, Mart One, Ace Centerpoint, Best Emporium, Gaisano CDO Group, Gaisano Davao, JS Gaisano, KCC Mall, Lee Plaza Dipolog, LTS Southwoods, Fisher Mall Supermarket, Magic Department Store, Magic Supermarket, Metro Shoppers, Storezone, Inc., and Superama. To find out more, follow Ever Bilena’s official Facebook page (@everbilenacosmetics) and Instagram (@everbillenofficial).

#MeToo-style reckoning over faculty bullying rocks South Korea

South Korea is in the middle of one # MeToo style Billing over Bullying in school, equated with allegations of abuse K-pop singer, Actors, sports stars and other celebrities.

The outcry began in February, when Twins were former teammates Volleyball stars Jae-yeong Lee and Da-yeong Lee accused the players of abusing them during elementary and middle school.

The 25-year-olds are two of South Korea’s most famous athletes. They helped the women’s national team qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and they play for one of the oldest volleyball teams in the country, the Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders. However, in a post on a popular online forum, the former teammates said the twins routinely hit them in the head, berated them, and stole their money – and at some point threatened them with a knife.

“After all these years we are still living with trauma because it did something to us. On the other hand, they come out on several TV shows and laugh happily. … We ask for a sincere apology from you, ”the post reads.

Kim Ji Soo, known by his stage name Ji Soo, was recently banned from a show after several people accused him of bullying. The Chosunilbo JNS / ImaZins file via Getty Images

The former teammates made their allegations anonymously. NBC News tried to contact them through the online forum but received no response.

The Lee sisters were quick to express remorse. “I apologize for leaving permanent damage and terrifying memories for the victims during what was supposed to be full of happy memories,” Jae-yeong Lee said in a statement.

Da-yeong Lee also issued a statement saying, “If the victims allow, I will visit them directly and apologize.”

Even so, the fallout was quick. The Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders have suspended the twins indefinitely, and the Korea Volleyball Association said they would not participate in the Tokyo Games.

The sisters did not respond to a request for comment.

The allegations have also found resonance outside of the sports world. South Korea has been rocked in recent years by high-profile student deaths after severe bullying by schoolmates. Suicide was the leading cause of youth death in the country for eight consecutive years, according to a government report. Bullying and violence at school are considered to be one of the main reasons for the high suicide rate.

In the past few weeks, more and more people have made allegations of abuse by other celebrities.

Kim Ji Soo, an actor known by his stage name Ji Soo who stars in the popular television drama “River Where the Moon Rises,” was recently removed from the series after several people accused him of bullying. The series has already aired on television, but the show’s production company said it would re-shoot its scenes with a new actor.

“I sincerely apologize to those who have suffered because of me. There is no need to apologize for the wrongdoings I have committed in the past, ”Ji Soo said in a statement.

Jo Jung-sil, president of the Family Association of Victims of School Violence in Seoul, said Korean society has so far been largely unsympathetic to victims of school bullying.

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“A lot of people said that school bullying was just an immature argument between teenagers,” she said. “Some would even blame the victims, saying that it is their problem that they cannot fit into.”

Two decades ago, her daughter was beaten by a dozen schoolmates and spent five days in a coma. However, when Jo tried to hold the students accountable, the wider community viewed her as a troublemaker and her family was forced to move to another area.

However, last year the Ministry of Education promised to strengthen psychological counseling services and provide legal and medical expenses to victims of school violence and their families.

A banner ad for mobile apps that block malicious content is posted on the door of a mobile store in Seoul, South Korea.Lee Jin-man / AP file

In light of the recent controversy, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism also vowed to work together to end violence among athletes.

“Student athletes who bully can no longer become successful athletes,” they said in a joint statement.

The Korean volleyball association, which oversees the country’s professional volleyball league, also said student athletes involved in bullying are at risk of being expelled from the league.

Han You-kyung, director of the Institute for School Violence Prevention at Ewha Womans University, said helping victims of bullying is vital given the permanent harm it can cause.

“Previous studies have shown that the experience of being bullied negatively affects not just the individual during puberty but the rest of their life,” Han said.

Jo said South Korea’s current reckoning was “inevitable,” and the string of bullying victims who finally break their silence shows that attitudes in society are gradually changing.

“This movement will definitely be an opportunity to remind everyone in our society – especially young students – that bullying could always have an impact decades after it happened,” Jo said. “The fact that it happens to celebrities and sports stars, who are often the most adored by young students, makes it all the more effective.”

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, write HOME at 741741, or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.

Opinion: AB 5-Type Protections Wanted for True Unbiased Contractors as Gig Work Grows

The artist Roman de Salvo is building an “electric picnic” in the Timken Museum in 2019. Courtesy of the museum

Independent contractors are excluded from traditional employment benefits such as unemployment insurance, minimum wage standards, employee compensation, and protection from discrimination and harassment.

The lack of protection is particularly acute among art workers in California, where 35% are self-employed. This lack of protection includes business owners, sole traders, independent contractors, and gig workers. If independent workers had access to additional social security programs, worker protection and other employer-provided safeguards during the COVID-19 pandemic, more people with unemployment would have had a safety net and our economy could recover faster.

As the economy’s reliance on gig workers grows, California has sought to protect them by making sure they are not mistakenly excluded from the benefits and protections they should receive.

In 2019, California legislation was passed Bill 5 Eliminate the misclassification of independent contractors who should be employees. Misclassification denies the individual the protection and benefits in the workplace. A subsequent invoice, FROM 2257, clarified who should be treated as salaried employees and exempted some jobs and business relationships from AB 5, including creative professions such as visual artists.

While unemployment insurance benefits were temporarily extended to independent contractors under the CARES Act, the legislation has not since extended worker protection or solutions for real independent contractors who do not meet the definition of a “worker”. With so many workers grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that we need robust safety nets that include independent contractors, gig workers and freelancers.

In a recently published report entitled “Art worker in California, “Researchers from the Urban Institute examine how independent workers can be included in benefits and safeguards provided by more traditional employer relationships. The study examines the need to protect workers by describing the experiences of art workers, a group that is three times more likely to be freelance.

Art work is usually project-based, short-term, intermittent and involves overlapping and simultaneous “gigs” at the same time. As a result, artists also face challenges shared by other independent workers who cannot plan ahead due to unpredictable incomes, limited savings, difficulty paying off student loan debts and providing health care, families and retirement.

When laws were put in place to protect workers, lawmakers had no idea how resilient the freelance workforce would be. Gig work is clearly here to stay, but the social security support and legal protections available to independent workers have not caught up with the changing workforce.

Current law assumes that freelancers are empowered to negotiate their contracts and the resources to provide their own safety net. The report focuses on a specific segment of this workforce – the arts – to analyze these assumptions and identify why accessible benefits and protections matter for artists and those investing in a more inclusive arts field. If we can do this right for artists, we can do it right for the many other gig workers who share their terms.

The Urban Institute report suggests solutions, including tightening classification laws to prevent employees from being misclassified as independent contractors – as intended by AB 5 – to extend worker protection and social security programs to freelance workers and other contractors and the collective action and efforts to scale nontraditional workers to rebalance power.

New forms of collectivization for workers are needed to gain access to affordable benefits and safeguards, gain bargaining power, provide health care and protect workers from discrimination and harassment. Either of these avenues would improve the conditions not only for art workers but also for the millions of Americans who earn a living from independent work.

Also, by providing access to labor protection and benefits for all types of workers, companies can comply with labor laws and share costs more evenly among recruiters, taxpayers, art consumers and workers themselves.

California has pioneered worker protection policies in the past, and this is the time to think beyond traditional boundaries to make our economy more resilient. This is the time for California to consider innovative new ways to extend protection and benefits to workers whose jobs never fit the traditional employer model.

Angie Kim is President and CEO of Center for Cultural Innovation. Amanda Briggs is a research fellow at the Urban Institute. You wrote this column for CalMatters, a public-interest journalism company dedicated to explaining how the California State Capitol works and why it matters.

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Australian actor Alex Dimitriades on retro type, important wardrobe objects, and a Madonna style second

Every week Sunday Life asks a celebrity about their style and the inspiration behind it. Editor Georgie Gordon talks to actor Alex Dimitriades beforehand.

“I don’t follow trends anymore. I basically reconstruct all of my favorite things I grew up with. There’s a little bit of retro going on. “Recognition:Damian Bennett

How would you describe your style?
Mood based. Style is about what makes you happy and what you are, rather than being trend-based. Lots of people try to follow things that don’t suit them. you have to adapt to your personality.

What’s the oldest in your dressing room?
A fantastic Earth, Wind & Fire 1975 tour shirt that I bought from a vintage store in Santa Monica on my first trip to Los Angeles 25 years ago.

And the latest addition?
Black Bally leather pants.

What would you wear …
… on the first date? Black leather pants with a white shirt and black monk strap Bally shoes. It’s the ultimate smart casual look to wear anywhere.
… on an airplane? I dress comfortably, but you want to look good too, so everything is a bit casual – comfortable pants, no jeans. It’s getting cold up there, so I always have a hat and a scarf.
… to the Oscars? A tuxedo but with an edge, something to personalize it. For example, when I won a lodging for The Principal in 2016, I was wearing a vintage white tuxedo and a Le Noeud Papillon bow tie that looked black but was actually purple. I wore it as a tribute to Prince who had just died.


What’s your favorite fashion era?
I recently saw a picture of the Jackson 5 in 1971: Michael was just a kid, they wear striped bell bottoms, large collared shirts, and hats – it’s psychedelic with a ’60s vibe. I feel that.

Do you have a favorite fashion designer?
No. Every great designer has his or her moments, they cannot all stay at their peak.

What is your favorite scent?
I tend to layer them by mood. The Tom Ford range is a breeze.

His model of success: Heavy7Hearts designer Patrick Smith sews his personal means | Neighborhoods

Heavy7Hearts shirt and hat

Patrick Smith models two of his favorite designs Heavy7Hearts’ early days of news he believed his UW-Stevens Point campus should hear.

Courtesy Heavy7Hearts

He had classmates model the objects for videos and photos he would take for social media. And he wore his gear on campus, including those student government meetings. “Because it was such a strong message, people kind of felt. And that’s exactly what I wanted, ”said Smith.

Later, as he worked his way through school, he took jobs at local screen printing companies to learn the process himself. If he could print his own products, he thought, he would not have to deal with setbacks from printers who viewed his messages as arsonists.

And he didn’t stop there. In addition to wanting to print on blank factory clothes, Smith taught himself how to sew youtube videos and friends. He called the line Heavy7Hearts for the seven days in which God created the earth according to the Bible.

His goal: “Change the world one trend at a time.”

After graduating in 2018, Smith returned to a Madison who, to his eyes, was as he had left him. He took jobs in after-school programs where he saw children facing the same challenges and lack of support that he had encountered. He saw people without a home in the streets and thought of his own family’s struggle to put a roof over their heads.

Go fishing in type with the ‘Willoughby 65’ customized BMW bike

While successful fishing requires patience and calm, nobody says that you can’t be fast and loud on the way to the lake. This beautiful BMW was created by VTR Customs on the shores of Lake Zurich – and is just waiting for you to bite it!

The arrival of the Biarritz-based Wheels and Waves Festival in 2012 sparked a craze for custom motorcycles, which were hot topics of surfing and skateboarding. However, Zurich-based Cafe Racer craftsman Dani Weidmann doesn’t like following the crowd. For the great “Willoughby 65” build pictured here, he was inspired by a sport that is not so easily associated with a cool and carefree lifestyle: fishing.

Weidmann’s VTR customs workshop is located on the shores of Lake Zurich, where he spent his childhood in his uncle’s boat rental company and where he went on relaxed fishing expeditions with his cousin. A love of the hobby led Weidmann to discover the 1964 comedy ‘Man’s Favorite Sport’, in which Rock Hudson plays the fake fishing expert Roger Willoughby, who works as a smooth-talking tackle salesman with high-end sporting goods supplier Abercrombie & Fitch works – despite never having thrown a line in his life.

The film’s focus on fishing and its perfect portrayal of the zeitgeist of the 60s captured Weidmann’s heart and led to the creation of the “Willoughby 65”, which not only reflects the name of the main character, but also the year the builder was born and the BMW R65, which he chose as the basis for the project. And the finished article is far from the solid middleweight tourer that emerged from the Spandau plant in 1982. As a multiple Swiss Motocross and Supermoto champion, Weidmann has a need for speed that the standard of the motorcycle simply cannot meet with 26 hp.

That meant tearing the engine down and rebuilding it using a large bore 865cc Siebenrock 860cc kit, adding custom camshafts and valve trains, and ditching the standard Bing carburetors in favor of flat-slide keihins. More power was released through gas-filled cylinder heads, a high-performance ignition system and a tailor-made two-in-one downpipe with a Hattech silencer.

In the meantime, the frame was stripped of all superfluous brackets and hangers before it was powder-coated in matt gray to create a subtle contrast to the all-black engine, the wheels, the fork legs and the diamond-like fork tubes made of carbon. Black Edition Ohlins shock absorbers were used to reduce the ride height of the rear and improve handling. The rear end has been kept to a minimum with a lowered frame, short fender and built-in LED lighting.

The bike is super clean up front too, as the Brat style handlebar only carries a single microswitch (the main electrical switches have been inserted into the engine covers). Meanwhile, the fuel tank received a sight tube to monitor the fuel level and housed an integrated Motogadget ‘Tiny Tacho’ and a tailor-made clock head from the ZeitZone Zurich.

And as for the fishing theme that inspired the bike – it shows in references from ‘Man’s Favorite Sport’ engraved on the tank cap and in the cleverly integrated brackets for a 1950s fishing rod on the right and a boat 1960’s paddle on the left. Weidmann originally built the bike for his own use, but the cost of producing it forced him to make the difficult decision of selling it.

To find out how much it costs – and it seems like a very reasonable price to us – you need to contact him directly through his page on Classic Driver (He doesn’t want Mrs. Weidmann to know how much he has spent …)

Fan Trailer Recuts Freddy Vs. Jason In The Fashion Of Godzilla Vs. Kong


The trailer for Godzilla versus Kong the audience was more than a little enthusiastic about the big budget pairing between the two monster monarchs. It also inspired the creativity of some viewers, with an editor re-cutting the trailer for Freddy versus Jason in the same style.

Unlike other efforts with a similar concept, there is no intent to match the footage of the trailers with the events shown, but the slasher crossover is still previewed in a similar manner to the kaiju punchout with the same music, with the tension going through Each antagonist is elevated to display in vague and unfocused settings before revealing them in their full glory and demonstrating how insignificant normal people are when confronted with them.

The clearest parallel arises from the two titans, be it figuratively or literally, facing each other. This is the point where Chris Classic begins “Here We Go” and traces the following fight with heavy kinetic energy as each participant is severely beaten by the other.

Interestingly, this isn’t the only time recently The two franchise mashups have drawn comparisons with each other. However, unlike Godzilla vs. Kong, in which Mechagodzilla will likely turn out to be the Titan’s main antagonist, Freddy vs. Jason didn’t have a third party that the two could team up against and formed when the enemies of the same name came in for physical blows this is the climax of the film.

Freddy versus Jason Fans of both franchises don’t fondly remember that both characters are poorly served by a script that doesn’t do either justice, while Godzilla vs. Kong is awaited with far greater gusto. This fan trailer shows that, despite the overall quality of creative work, with enough imagination and skill, anything can be designed to look far better than it actually is.

This Sensible Networking Model Can Make You Wildly Profitable

Thanks to intelligent networking, Jacqueline Zimmerman’s company, JetsetPrivate Air, recorded a growth of 220% … [+] Increase in sales during the pandemic.

Courtesy Jacqueline Zimmerman

A passion for travel and adventure – and a shared alma mater, Barnard College – was the connecting link for entrepreneurs Margot Kong and Jacqueline Zimmerman. After meeting at a virtual alumnae networking event during the 2020 pandemic lockdown, the two forged a connection that was shaped by “Thelma and Louise” and would immediately bear fruit for each other’s businesses.

“Not only did we have the college connection, but we both worked on Wall Street and left the financial world to pursue the travel and adventure world,” said Kong, founder of luxury travel consultancy Travel unparalleled. “Because of these shared connections and experiences [Zimmerman, CEO and founder of JetsetPrivate Air] I took my call after the event – and a few conversations and emails later we booked private jets for our now mutual customers. “

Margot Kong, founder of Journeys Unparalleled

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A transfer from Kong’s office became one of Zimmerman’s key customers, causing their company to grow 220% in sales during the pandemic. “I later had clients looking for a unique destination wedding and sent them to Journeys Unparalleled,” adds Zimmerman. “So far it has been an amazing journey that would not have happened without her [Kong], a Barnard connection and their world class team. “

We all know that social networking is critical to career advancement, whether we’re looking for our first job, climbing the corporate ladder, or starting a new business. But what network style is most effective for women today? Is it the quantity of our connections or their quality? Should we paper the world with our business cards or instead concentrate on a few well-considered emails or calls?

But first: Has the Covid-19 pandemic ruined our networking opportunities anyway – and if so, why then? It turns out there are a lot of reasons to care. The network has moved into the virtual realm, making it completely safer and more convenient than ever to jump into an event.

For one thing, the Barnard Entrepreneurs Network (BEnet) sees strong advantages after switching to offerings for the home last year. BEnet was founded in 2013 by alumna Christina Lewicky and initially offered Barnard graduates to discuss their business trips and share expertise in interviews, on panels and at dining tables – but online during the pandemic.

BEnet founder and Barnard alum Christina Lewicky

BEnet founder and Barnard alum Christina Lewicky

Courtesy Christina Lewicky

“We have reached a wider, geographically diverse audience with our events, invited speakers from all over the world, used our social media extensively to disseminate information, and got creative by bringing our valued alumnae entrepreneurs and their companies online have presented, ”says Jennifer Perusini, chairwoman of BEnet. “Even after returning to face-to-face events, we hope to continue to incorporate some of these virtual elements to broaden and broaden our engagement.”

Think quality over quantity

It turns out that effective networking, especially for women, is about substance (not fluff) and the quality of our connections. A 2019 Harvard Business Review Study The number of MBA graduates found that both women and men benefited from playing a central role in student networking groups. However, women who managed to rise to the top of the corporate ladder also tended to have an inner circle of close female contacts.

The study’s authors suggested that such an inner circle may be key to overcoming the cultural and political hurdles many women face when seeking leadership positions. That’s because the women in your circle can share private information on everything from an organization’s attitudes towards female leaders to interview tips, negotiating strategies, and the like.

“I rely heavily on my inner circles of connections, many of which I met at school and others many years later,” says Kong, noting that these women have become her clients, mentors, soundboards, and collaborators. Although she already has a core group, she is open to expanding it. “I firmly believe that a solid network is essential for an entrepreneur. This means maintaining a strong inner circle of friends and professional contacts as well as expanding existing and developing new networks. “

Expanding your circle through networking groups and events with like-minded women can be coincidental, explains BEnet founder Lewicky. “One of the benefits of developing a broad network that includes connections for others is that it can create long-range paths to wonderful and unexpected places,” she says. Through BEnet, Lewicky reached out to a Barnard alum to help a childhood friend switch careers. This resulted in this alum advancing in an unrelated arena and then helping a second alum in another unrelated industry. “With just one connection, three women were able to advance in three industries.”

Jettison The idea that networking is “flat”

After “quality over quantity,” the second golden rule of brilliant networking is to ditch the idea that networking is what calculating, cold, transactional people do. Done right, networking can actually be the opposite – it can satisfy the longing we all have for a warm and authentic human connection. Who doesn’t want to be seen, heard and appreciated?

“I have a tight circle of professional contacts, especially with other founders and CEOs, who have been invaluable to me in building my career,” says BEnet member Lauren Salz, co-founder and CEO of Sealed, a start-up helping homeowners afford energy-efficient upgrades. “This is something that I had to cultivate very consciously. Being a CEO can be a lonely job. One of my greatest realizations over the past few years is that most of the problems businesses face don’t just apply to them, and that it is hugely helpful to have a close group of people who have been on similar trips. “

Fellowship and a tribe to count on aren’t shallow and can develop in ways that feel natural to you. So, especially during Women’s History Month, in the spirit of women helping women – go ahead and make the most of your circle of close female contacts.

But don’t think of this circle as something closed and inflexible. Whether you want to work in an alumnae organization or join a group of local businesswomen, there are ways to nurture and expand your network of content connections in thoughtful ways.

The point is not to toss business cards at everyone within striking distance, but rather to take a considerate approach to building quality relationships with the people you connect with naturally.

In other words, keep it real – and be open to expanding your circle.

Tennis sweeps second straight match in file fashion – The Bradley Scout

Bradley Tennis has moved to the David Markin tennis courts outdoors. Photo courtesy Bradley Athletics.

Junior Sandra Maletin and Senior Natalia Barbery hold a handful of records at Bradley, but this is the first to hold them together.

On Tuesday, they broke the school record for most wins as a doubles team in a 7-0 win over western Illinois on the David Markin Tennis Courts. Her 43 wins exceeded the previous record from 1994.

Maletin wasn’t surprised when she heard the news.

“I’ve played with Natalia for the past four years,” said Maletin. “I was excited, of course, but also … wasn’t surprised because we clicked together from day one.”

Head coach Matt Tyler loves that the tandem is high on the record books.

“I’m super excited for her,” said Tyler. “We are always super happy when records fall and [we’re] very proud of everything they have done together over the past four years. “

Sophomores Bozana Lojpur and Nikki Perlwitz also won the double that was necessary to get the point in 3rd place 6-2. The Braves have won four of the last five colons, including three in a row. Getting back to the competition was key to her recent success in that category, according to Tyler.

“A lot of it makes it easy to get back to playing doubles and getting back into competitive mode,” said Tyler. “When you take a year off, it takes time to get back on track and remember how you work together as a team. I think we have finally got to that point and hopefully it will continue. “

Success carried over to singles as the entire lineup won their matches to complete the Leathernecks sweep. This is the first time since February 21, 2015, when BU competitions were played against Western and Green Bay, that the Braves have played consecutive games.

“I always tell the team that there is no such thing as a bad Division I tennis team,” said Tyler. “Make sure we have that game face every time we go out and play [is important]. We’ve done well in the last couple of games and hope we can continue this trend for the rest of the season. “

With her victory, Maletin has now won 12 sets in a row in first place. She said she knew that the moment she got on campus, she was going to break records.

“[Breaking records] has been my goal from day one, ”said Maletin. “I worked a lot to get here and I think it’s paying off now.”

The Braves will try to continue their hot phase against eastern Illinois at 3pm this afternoon

Two-bedroom townhouse-style rental in Wallingford 

WALLINGFORD – This sunny townhouse style condominium is available to you as soon as you close it.

It has an eat-in kitchen with oak furniture, Corian countertops, an electric stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and slider to a deck overlooking a lightly wooded back yard.

The main level of this two bedroom, one and a half bath condo also features a spacious living room, while the second level has two spacious bedrooms and a full bath. Both bedrooms have hardwood floors and ceiling fans. The heat is provided by natural gas and a gravity hot air oven that transports the heat up and through the rooms.

The basement is reserved for your laundry room and plenty of storage space, while the garage for one car under the house is equipped with an automatic garage door opener.

This home at 11B Nadia Lane has 1,216 square feet of living space. Landscaping and snow removal are covered by your condo fees. It is located in a pet friendly complex just off South Turnpike Road.

The exterior is maintenance free vinyl siding and it has quick access to Merrit Parkway and downtown.

The list price is $ 209,900 and the final annual tax is $ 3,745.

To schedule an appointment, call Dave Candido at Press / Cuozzo Realtors, 203-288-1900, or email: dcandido@presscuozzo.com.