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Running With Heels is delighted to partner with New York City IVF to offer a complimentary dinner party for qualified guests*.

“Fertility for Career Women: Fertility Preservation and Your Options” with Dr. Amr Azim

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Rafele Ristorante
29 Seventh Avenue South at Morton Street, NYC

To qualify for this complimentary event, you must meet all of the following criteria:

-Be a female between the age of 28-42 years old
-Be currently employed
-Reside in NY, NJ or CT
-Send an email to apply by confirming you meet all of the above listed criteria and citing your interest in attending the dinner to with “NYCIVF” in the subject line. Please note capacity is limited and only those applicants accepted will receive a confirmation email.

Dr. Amr Azim is board certified in obstetrics & gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology & infertility. He has special training and expertise in assisted reproduction and preservation of fertility.
He completed a residency in obstetrics & gynecology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College. This was followed by a three-year fellowship at Cornell.

He has extensive experience in IVF in women with low response to ovarian stimulation, preservation of fertility including egg freezing, ovarian stimulation in estrogen sensitive cancers (e.g breast cancer).

His research interests include improving outcomes in women with diminished ovarian reserve and oocyte cryopreservation. His research has been published in many leading journals as The Journal of Clinical Oncology, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Fertility & Sterility. He has lectured to physicians, nurses and genetic counselors and patients around the world on the subject of fertility preservation. He is also a reviewer for Fertility Sterility journal and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Dr. Azim is a fellow of The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The American Society for Reproductive medicine and The Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

We are excited to announce the Spring NYC Startup Job Fair and are now accepting registrations for Job Seekers. Secure your spot today! The NYC Startup Job Fair connects top talent job seekers with exciting NYC-area startups. The event is open to startups of all growth stages and job seekers of all experience levels. Since 2009, we have hosted events in BostonSan FranciscoToronto, and Chicago. Past exhibitors have included Meetup, Vimeo, General Assembly, and many more!


Share with friends and colleagues through FacebookTwitterInstagram Showcasing both developer and non-developer jobs Past NYC event photos and video Registrations accepted on rolling basis, limited spots are available Questions? – please contact   Interested in becoming a volunteer? Sign up here Additional Information can be found at the website:   Thank You to Our Venue Partner: IAC Building    

Want to develop your startup skills?

Learn how to code, design, market and more at General Assembly


Friday, April 8, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE IAC - 555 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 - View Map

For more info and to register pleae click HERE

Ogilvy PR has partnered with WIE Network to host a talk on Staying Ahead Of Media Trends - Traditional, Digital, Social, with senior executives from leading media brands.

The talk will discuss the secret sauce to creating viral content, how brands can best connect with audiences and the shifting media landscape. Executives will be discussing all aspects of today’s media model including editorial and native content.

We think this may be of interest to your members, here is a discount code for tickets: WIEN20 (for 20% off)

Details below.

•              Moderator: Jennifer Risi, Head of Ogilvy Media Influence

•              Callie Schweitzer, Editorial Director of Audience Strategy, TIME

•              Sterling Proffer, Head of Growth, VICE Media

•              Matt Trotta, Vice President of Agency Strategy & Industry Development, BuzzFeed

•              Seth Rogin, Chief Revenue Officer, Mashable

When:             Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 6:30pm ET - 8:30pm ET

Where:            Ogilvy Theater; 636 11th Avenue @ 46th ST


Drinks will be served!

Take Back Your Inbox: Stop Drowning in Unread Messages, Respond Quicker and Finally Achieve Inbox Zero

Do you love to sign up for newsletters, PDFs and free gifts of all kinds?    

If there’s a free promo code out there — you’ve gotta have it!  Right?

All those goodies delivered right to your inbox are so tempting but despite your best intentions to read them all and use that discount to get 10% off shoes you just have to rarely do anything with that stuff.

The emails just collect unopened in the inbox and then you actually feel bad about not using them.

All that on top of the regular email clutter you are bombarded with on a day to day basis is just too overwhelming.  

Sound familiar?


There’s hope for your inbox!  

Wouldn’t it be nice to “Take Back Your Inbox: Stop Drowning in Unread Messages, Respond Quicker and Finally Achieve Inbox Zero?”

Email is supposed to make our lives easier, not harder.  

It’s time to show your inbox who’s boss by clicking here!  (  


Members who purchase this course will receive these bonuses by emailing with the subject line “NYWICI Take Back Your Inbox”

Pre-written emails to use however you’d like.  These are canned responses that you can just copy and paste into your emails to make replying quicker.  Templates cut down on unnecessary typing and thinking!  I’ve done the work for you by giving you some of the essentials.
  Success Formula to complete the course in a timely fashion so your inbox is in order as quickly as possible!  

PRSA Tri-State is hosting the Conference “Thinking Differently About PR” on Tuesday, October 20th. Top-notch speakers from a variety of industries will present insights, case studies, and the keys to effective strategic communication in a day full of inspiration, ideas exchange, and networking!
Get your tickets today for a 25% discount on the general admission using the code NYWOMENCOMMVIP.
For registration and more information about the Conference visit:


Presented by: The Negotiation Institute

8:00AM – 4:00PM
SEPT 30 – OCT 1, 2015

The Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue Of The Americas (& 53rd St)
New York City

Presented by The Negotiation Institute, the 2015 WIN Summit brings together experts from around the world to share tested strategies and diverse perspectives on gender equality in the business world and how women in the workplace can harness their strengths, elevate their leadership skills, and advance their careers through the art of negotiation.

Women negotiating in the business world encounter an array of both internal and context-based challenges. We invite you to join the world’s most influential women at the 2015 WIN Summit, where you’ll discover new ways to meet these challenges and get more of all the things you strive for.

Featuring the insights of former NYWICI Foundation Board President Judith Harrison and “Negotiations in My Life and My Advice to Other Women” keynote presentations by 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force Deborah Lee James and former CEO of Hearst Magazines Cathie Black. Other Summit speakers include: Goop CEO Lisa Gersh, Forrest Gump producer Wendy Finerman, IBM Director of Corporate Citizenship Doris González, Ex-Secret Service Agent Evy Poumpouras, CNN’s Cristina Alesci, PR Industry “Power Player” Jennifer Prosek, Emmy-Nominated Producer (Oprah and Anderson Cooper) Rachel Hanfling, Media and Publishing Veteran Ellen Archer and many more…

NYWICI Members receive 20% off registration discount with code: NYWICI20 at


A conversation with Claudia Chan, Founder of SHE Summit

What is SHE Globl Media?

S.H.E. Globl Media is a purposeful women’s media and education company that empowers women to lead their optimal personal and professional lives so they can become change agents in their own lives and the world. The name stands for “she helps empower the globe,” driven by our belief that the world needs women to lead, alongside men, in private and public sectors and civil society more than ever in history. Through 3 key initiatives that CELEBRATE (content), CONVENE (conferences) & CULTIVATE (curriculum) WOMEN, we expose women to healthy practices, diverse female role models, confidence building stories and tools for growth–while strengthening their consciousness of elevating other women.

What is SHE Summit?

S.H.E. Summit’s mission is to be the world’s most accessible women’s empowerment conference–exposing today’s leading role models, empowerment stories and strategies, women’s campaigns and supportive community to a global female audience who have the power to ripple affect change in their own lives, and for the betterment of other women and the world.  In its 4th year, THE global women’s leadership and lifestyle event is back with the most powerful roster of speakers, programming, attendees and partners yet. This is an unforgettable, onceayear experience designed to: Propel your next phase of personal and professional success; Shift you into your MOST EMPOWERED state of self; Realign you with authentic goals and values; add significant relationships to your network; and provide a supportive community for your goals! Are you… a student passionate about women’s issues? Part of a women’s group focused on advancement? Leading a women’s initiative inside a corporation? Running a business focused on improving women’s lives in some way? Or just a passionate advocate of women with a strong network? SHE Summit is your global event and microphone to plug your mission and movement into!

What inspired you to create the global women’s event, SHE Summit, through SHE Globl Media?

I have been immersed in the community of women my whole life (from all girl schools, to a having fearless entrepreneurial mom, to corunning a girlfriend entertainment company called Shecky’s for 9 years. But in 2010 at age 35, I opened my eyes to the state of women and stepped into a new consciousness of what it means to be a woman in today’s world. These issues became personal to me; I realized my responsibility to leverage my life and Godgiven gifts to improve this reality and convene other women to do so too. Channeling my Smith College days, the feminist in me reawakened and I started consuming every event, nonprofit, article and book I could find centered around the words “women’s empowerment, leadership, power, and potential.” I met an army of incredible women starting, innovating, empowering, leading, disrupting and often juggling multiple jobs while driving positive change for a cause.  It hit me, these female role models (executives, entrepreneurs, social change makers, mothers, innovators) were vastly underrepresented in mainstream TV shows, magazines and websites that today’s women and young girls consume. Media is a persuasive form of education and creator of consciousness, and since most programming covets the beautiful, thin and young. I am convinced it directly affects how our female generation perceives it’s personal self worth and potential.  So I decided to ditch security and devote all my being to creating S.H.E. Globl Media to be a purposeful women’s media and education company. The name stands for “she helps empower the globe”. I believe that if I feed women with enough content, conferences and curriculum role models, tools for growth, advice and mentorship they will become more successful at integrating their personal and professional lives, and therefore CHANGE THE WORLD! Watch my TEDx Talk on the #SHERevolution to understand me better, hear my perspective of the women’s revolution happening now, why I need your support and how we can work together .

What makes SHE Summit different from other conferences?

SHE Summit is the global transformational event for women. It provides one, uniting platform for them all to reach us and changing the conversation from "having it all" to truly finding selffulfillment.  Think of it like “The Big Top” for women’s empowerment; we cover leadership, global women's economic empowerment, selfcare, health and wellness, motherhood, and destroying the term 'having it all' and replacing it with vocabulary around fulfillment and integration. It's so exciting because this is the biggest the SHE Summit has ever been, with a huge diversity of topics and people all coming together for one purpose: to elevate women. The revolution is here.  We live in an unprecedented time. We collaborate in order to accelerate women’s empowerment.

What keeps you motivated to do what you do?

I dreamed of building a financially successful brand that would make empowerment accessible and impactful for women globally. The most powerful motivator was when I finished my last SHE Summit in June of 2014. I learned that women in over 100 countries watched the livestream and we reached over 250 million impressions on social media.  That brought a variety of emotions. Beyond the sheer joy and happiness high that immediately comes from the milestone, I have also felt vulnerable and scared. What would happen next?I have a sense of beginning and birthing something new, which is really exciting. I have stretched the potential of what I believe I can make possible.

What is the one piece of advice you would like all women to know?

We can only become what we believe. Your greatest power is to KEEP BELIEVING in your dreams and that you have what it takes.

Tell us how to engage with SHE Summit:

If you can get to New York City, join us in person for SHE Summit. Buy tickets now with a 20% discount code using the word EMPOWERMENT.  To participate remotely, visit and apply to host the live stream!

Women in Leadership: Ursula Burns, Debora Spar and Indra Nooyi with moderator Bill George

Bill George, Harvard University management professor and author of True North and Discover Your True North, moderates a panel of distinguished women including chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Ursula M. Burns, Barnard College's President Debora Spar and PepsiCo’s Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi to discuss the challenges women face in leadership today.

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Time: 8:15 pm

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Venue: Buttenwieser Hall

**NYWICI Members: Use the code LEAD to receive a %30 percent discount

Click HERE for more details & to register. 

NYWICI Members receive an exclusive discount which allows to save up to 40% on tickets on the below shows. 

Life can be perfectly absurd

A new play by Alan Hruska
Directed by Chris Eigeman

Limited Engagement August 26 - October 10

This is the story of Cleo and Joe -- the meeting of their minds, the entwining of their hearts, and their life-long search for a meaningful point in a universe too random to have one. It’s a journey marked by a missing baby, a forged painting, a house invader, a tidal wave, and frozen pistou. Will they rise above their outrageous fortune? Will they find ecstatic love?

Early Bird Offer: Save Over 50%


$39* Aug 26 - Sept 20 (Reg. $59-$79)

$49* Sept 21 - Oct 10 (Reg. $59-$79)


ONLINE: Click Here or Visit & enter code: LIULSP

BY PHONE: Call 866-811-4111 & mention code: LIULSP

IN PERSON: Print out this offer & bring to The Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce St NYC

Performance Schedule: Tues 7pm, Wed 7pm, Thur 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2 & 8pm, Sun 3 & 7pm

Performing at The Cherry Lane Theatre - 38 Commerce St NYC

For more info visit

*Tickets regularly $59-$79. All prices include $1 Facility Fee. Valid for performances through 10/10/15. All sales are final — no refunds or exchanges. Not all seats are discounted. Regular service charges apply to phone and internet orders. Not applicable to previously purchased tickets. Offer subject to availability and prior sale. Not valid in combination with any other sale. Cast and Schedule subject to change. Blackout dates may apply. Offer may be revoked at any time. Limit 8 tickets per order. Offer Expires 10/10/15.


NYWICI Members -You're Invited!

In this premier leadership event, inspiring and accomplished women executives share their stories of leadership and success. Our elite panelists include Linda Sawyer, Chairman, Deutsch and Gabrielle Stern, Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal. The panel will reveal their thoughts on leadership, strategies for breaking through to the next level, and ideas for leveraging both inner and outer strengths along the journey to achievement.

The audience will have the opportunity to learn from the panelists’ collective experiences including how they met their goals, solved seemingly impossible challenges while continuing to push through and exceed expectations. There will be the opportunity to meet and speak with the panelists personally as well as network with like-minded women leaders across various industries and scopes.

Wimlink, Shareablee and Rocket Fuel are proud to host this premier event as a leadership forum for already successful women to connect, exchange ideas, and plan for their businesses and careers for 2015 and beyond.

Event: Advancing Women: Leadership in Digital Media

Date: Thursday, February 19

Location: NBCUniversal

Cost: NYWICI Members can use the code " shareablee " to bypass the $20 fee

Click HERE for more info and to register. 

Memorial gathering on April 4th, 2015 to celebrate the life and work of Daylle Deanna Schwartz.

2:00- 5:00 PM at The Open Center, NYC
22 E. 30th Street (at Madison Avenue)

People will have the opportunity to share memories or speak about Daylle.  Please e-mail any photos you would like to see included in a slideshow.

More details to come....

Public relations (PR) and marketing pro Julie Livingston has officially launched her consulting firm Livingston PR. Based in New York City, the consultancy will provide clients with a full range of strategic marketing and communications services, as well as assist in business development and strategic partnerships. Livingston PR has already begun to build its new client roster and is excited to be serving associations, nonprofits, the education market, small businesses and solopreneurs. Read more.

We wanted to reach out to let you know about an event we're holding this weekend called Tycoon Lab

It's a highly practical two-day workshop where ecommerce marketers, advertisers, merchandisers and brand managers can learn how to make smarter decisions, build a stronger brand and grow their business.

On Saturday, we'll cover ecommerce analytics (tools to use and how to get the most out of them), testing & experimentation, user experience and content marketing for ecommerce. 

On Sunday, we'll cover how to use AdWords, Facebook ads, display ads and retargeting ads to acquire new customers as well as advanced ecommerce analytics techniques including attribution modeling. 

Take advantage of our special holiday pricing - $250 for both days (was $400), or $150 for a single day ($250). The discount expires tomorrow!

Date: Saturday, December 6, 10:00am - Sunday, December 7, 5:00pm

To register and learn more about the Tycoon Lab, please CLICK HERE.                                              

2013 NYWICI Scholarship recipient Amanda Livingston, a sophomore at Ithaca College, was inducted by the historic Ithaca College Oracle Honor Society, which recognizes academic excellence. First-year students who maintain a GPA that puts them in the top 10% of all students in their school throughout their first full academic year are invited to accept membership into the society. 

It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of our dear friend and member, Daylle Deanna Schwartz, on Oct. 31, 2014. Earlier this year, Daylle was diagnosed with an inoperable, malignant brain tumor. Yet, true to her nature, Daylle remained positive until the very end of her life and focused on being the embodiment of the self-love she taught to so many others.  

A speaker, self-empowerment counselor and best-selling author of 13 books, Daylle specialized in helping people learn how to love themselves and tame their people-pleasing natures. She was so passionate about the importance and value of this mission that she founded “The Self-Love Movement,” a campaign that attracted more than 100 prestigious Self-Love Ambassadors from around the world, and thousands embraced her campaign to love themselves. Her personal journey to self-love opened up doors to a joyous life spent with friends, colleagues, her beloved daughter and two grandsons. This joy fueled her desire to give the gift of her writing to the world in the full-length book entitled “How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways,” which she made available for free on her Self-Love website (now available at

A dedicated member of NYWICI for many years, Daylle was active on the Programming, Matrix and Member Empowerment Grant Committees, giving generously of her time and expertise to others. In support of her own personal career reinvention, Daylle was a 2013 Member Empowerment Grant (MEG) recipient from the New York Women in Communications Foundation. The grant supported Daylle’s ability to develop and promote her “The Self-Love Movement” and take it to a worldwide audience.

To honor Daylle’s spirit and memory, her family has requested that donations be made in her honor to the New York Women in Communications Foundation, a 501c3, in support of the Member Empowerment Grant (MEG) Program. Donations of any amount will be appreciated and can be donated securely online or mailed to the New York Women in Communications Foundation at 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, NY, NY 10017. All donations are tax-deductible.   

Just as Daylle made an amazing difference in the lives of all of us here at NYWICI and the many women around the world who read her books or heard her message, a gift to the Foundation in support of MEG will make a difference in the lives of our members who are seeking education, career reinvention or career development. 

Daylle will be sincerely missed. We are so very grateful to have known her. We thank her family for choosing the Foundation and MEG as a way for her friends and colleagues to remember her, allowing her spirit and generosity to support an organization that she loved.