Win V.I.P Bethenny Tickets

Lecia Bianca, owner of The Secret Lounge was happy to be a part of Bethenny’s December 6th airing of the show. Her enthusiasm and dedication as an entrepreneur has led her through numerous struggles. Like Miss Frankel, Lecia has strived through many hard times and is looking for the strength to carry on and make her business a great success. Let’s applaud the hard work and dedication of these women. Remember you too are hardworking, so come out to next months Professional Woman’s Night, tell us your story and bond with dedicated women like yourself. 

Do you know Bethenny? We sure do, Bethenny Frankel is an American television personality and talk show host, author, and entrepreneur. Why are we telling you this? Next week we will be raffling off Bethenny tickets for her next month show. Excited? We are! She isn’t just famous for her show but for her natural foods, she is also the founder of Skinnygirl Cocktails, and the author of four self-help books, she’s been busy. Frankel has appeared on The Apprentice, Martha Stewart, and The Real Housewives of New York City. Why is she so important? Bethenny is the real deal, she makes things happen, she is one of many empowering woman in television today. So tune in next week, while we raffle off these great tickets. 

Remember Ladies this chance is yours for the taking. Be a VIP guest at the next Bethenny Show. 

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Who Runs Technology

Every week The Secret Lounge holds “Professional Women’s Night Out” event. It is a great success and a great time, women come together to appreciate one another. One of the main topics in today’s world are the most powerful women in technology business and how they have achieved their success. As women, there is always a way to strive to the top, it just takes motivation, pride, and ambition. “Professional Women’s Night Out,” is that event, if you are a woman not worth missing out on.

                  “Career Progression often depends upon taking risks and advocating for oneself- traits that girls are discouraged from exhibiting,” said Sherly Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Sheryl Kara Sandberg is a 44 year old businesswoman. As of August 2013, she was appointed to the chief operating officer of Facebook. In June 2012, she was also elected to the board of directors by the existing board members, and becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board. Before Facebook, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, and was involved in launching Google’s philanthropic arm Google.org. Before Google, Sandberg served as chief of staff for the United States Secretary of the Treasury.

                  Marissa Ann Mayer is a 38 year old President and CEO of Yahoo!. Previously, she was a long-time executive and key spokesperson for Google. “I was Google’s first woman engineer,” said Marissa Mayer, do we need to say anymore?

                  And last but not least, Ms. Renée J. James, 49 years old has been the President of Intel Corporation since May 16, 2013. Ms. James served as an Executive Vice President and General Manager of Software & Services Group of Intel Corporation from 2005 to May 16, 2013. She served as the Head of Software Business of Intel Corporation. Ms. James served as Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation from January 2010 to November 2012 and its Vice President from December 1, 2005 to January 2010 and as Vice President of the Sales and Marketing Group and General Manager of Microsoft Program Office from December 18, 2003 to 2005 and its Vice President of Developer Programs. She was responsible for all aspects of the relationship between Intel and Microsoft. She served as Chief Operating Officer of Intel Online Solutions, Intel’s internet application hosting business from 1998 to 2000.

Last week’s Professional Women’s Night Out

Last week The Secret Lounge held it’s 2nd “Professional Women’s Night Out” event. It was a great success and a great time. One of the main topics that was discussed was the most powerful women in business and how did they achieve their success. With the right strive, motivation, and confidence any woman can reach the top. The following are the top 5 most powerful women in business in the US:

1. Ginni Rometty
President and CEO of IBM
A 31-year IBM veteran, Rometty has been a key supporting player in some of Big Blue’s biggest transformations: She managed the $3.5 billion PwC Consulting acquisition that launched IBM in the services business, and with chairman Sam Palmisano worked to develop the five-year growth plan. As CEO, she’s now in charge of delivering on it.

 

2. Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo
Profits and revenue increased at Pepsi in 2011, but investors have been wary that Nooyi’s push into “good for you” products comes at the expense of the company’s core offerings. In January the board publicly backed her, and she’s since revamped management and boosted profits dramatically.

 

3. Meg Whitman
President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
HP’s $127 billion in annual sales, gives Whitman huge power.

 

4. Irene Rosenfeld
Chairman and CEO of Kraft Foods
Rosenfeld is the mastermind behind the planned division of Kraft Foods into two companies on Oct. 1, 2012. She will lead Mondelez International, the snacking business, and have responsibility for $35 billion in revenue (vs. $54.4 billion under her control presplit). She’ll retain brands such as Oreo, Ritz, and Tang.

 

5. Ellen Kullman
Chair of the board and CEO of DuPont
Kullman, who became CEO of DuPont in 2009, continues her restructuring of the 210-year-old chemical company. Earlier this year she sold its autopaints business for $4.9 billion; analysts expect the CEO to push the company deeper into agriculture and nutrition.

 

These women are an inspiration for all women throughout the country.  They prove that women can be great leaders, and that we are not a force to be messed with in Corporate America.

5 Quick Professional Hairstyles

We all know the importance of a first impression especially when it comes to business. Your personal appearance is everything but lets be honest ladies, it feels like theres not much that we can do when it comes to work. Between having a family, a full-time job and having a life overall, none of us have time to worry about having a new hairstyle everyday. Studies have shown that women who consistently show up to work in different styles and look like they put effort into their look tend to get noticed more by superiors than those who continuously look the same. Well fear no more, thats why we’re here to help ! Here are 5 different EASY hairstyles that will have you looking young, fresh, chic and still professional in less than 5 min.

Runway Ponytail

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The biggest no-no of business presentation is having your hair in your face. The classic runway ponytail is perfect for any business day. If your hair has not been washed and your on the go, a simple ponytail is perfect for on-the-go. Add a little hairspray to keep fly hairs from flying and if you have frizzy hair you might want to add a smudge of anti-frizz on the tips for a smoother texture (be sure to only use a drop or it’ll look dirty instead of clean-cut)

Short, Chic & Sexy

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This perfect hairstyle is modern, chic and oh so easy to do ! Long hair can sometimes be extremely difficult to manage. It can take lots of time and lets be honest ladies, short hair is IN ! For an easy to manage look for all of our short-haired professional fashionistas, this messy-bob look is fresh and perfect for work. Use a round brush on the ends for an inner curl and add a texturizing mousse for a messier look. Instead of parting your hair in the middle, try a zigzag part on the side. Voila ! Say hello to a brand new you !

Pinned Back

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As stated previously no one wants to hide their face when they want their bosses to remember them. But rather than get up every morning and brush your hair and run out the door, take an extra two seconds to change that look up. All it takes is a bobby pin or two and your done. Part your hair to either side and pin back the side with the most hair. If you prefer to part your hair in the middle, pin the top part of you hair back leaving some hair on the side to drape over your ears for a more relaxed look. Leave the ends pin straight or use a round brush to add curl to the ends of your hair. This do’ is perfect for any length of hair.

Half-Up Half-Down

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Another classic style as old as the original ponytail, the half-up half-down hairstyle is easy to do especially if you have not had a chance to wash out and blow-dry your hair. You can use anything like a clip, a hair-tie, or some bobby pins if your hair allows you to. Grab half of your hair and pin it back. Do not forget to play with different parts in your hair to change up your look. Add a little hairspray to keep fly hairs back.

Low Side-Swipe Bun

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Easy as 1,2,3 ! The super easy to do Low side-swipe bun is perfect for work because it not only keeps your hair out of your face but is as professional and classic as it gets. One, part your hair to the side for a more modern look. Two, tie your hair in a low pony-tail at the nape of your neck. Three, wrap your hair around the base of the pony tail and pin the end of your hair into the side of the bun. Ta-da ! Ready to go. For an even funner look, loosely braid the pony-tail before wrapping it into a bun. Add a cute pair of earrings  for a more feminine and fun look. Professional and chic !

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Well the sunshine is almost here! Your body should be the essence of envy this summer. Slim down and tighten up with Body Wraps from the Secret Lounge. Our users have all experienced changes within days. What are you waiting for? Join us for our biggest summer wrap party on June 9, 2013 from 3-7p.m. Don’t let this weather get you down, summer fun is soon to come.