4 Tricks to turn nervous into confident when pitching your start-up
/ November 19, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Nkese Applewhite, founder of Oshun Designs, LLC, has pitched her business numerous times in both formal pitch events and during casual networking. In either setting, it can be a challenge to remain calm, be confident and tell the other person about your great idea or company. In order to conquer that challenge Nkese used a…

Interview with Bow & Drape co-founder Shelly Madick
Interview with Bow & Drape co-founder Shelly Madick
/ November 4, 2014 0 COMMENTS

What can happen to your startup in one year? A lot of good things IF that year is preceded by years of hard work and includes unrelenting planning, strategizing, and a well built core team. Last year I interviewed Shelly Madick COO of Bow & Drape, an online dress shop where women design beautiful custom…

Women leaders required in the future of communications
Women leaders required in the future of communications
/ October 7, 2014 0 COMMENTS

When Kelly Fitzsimmons, Hypervoice Consortium, takes the stage at the Executive Women’s Forum 12th Annual National Conference, some women in the audience will be a little freaked out by her message which is: The future is coming far faster (and weirder) than you may realize. But by the end of her talk they will have…

Patti Fletcher presenting “Living Transformation” at EWF 12th Annual Conference
Patti Fletcher presenting “Living Transformation” at EWF 12th Annual Conference
/ September 30, 2014 0 COMMENTS

PSDNetwork, LLC is proud to announce that CEO Patti Fletcher will present at the Executive Women’s Forum 12th Annual National Conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona October 21-23, 2014.   This year’s EWF conference theme is  “Protecting brand, data and the internet of things”.  Patti is joined by Michelle Nix, VP ITC at Kaiser Permanente to present the following:   Case Study:…

4 Hard Lessons on Leadership and Parenting
4 Hard Lessons on Leadership and Parenting
/ September 23, 2014 0 COMMENTS

I set out to interview Kelly Fitzsimmons, of Hypervoice Consortium, about her upcoming presentation at the Executive Women’s Forum National Conference. We were supposed to discuss the proliferating increase in advances in communications within the next decade (a heavy duty technical topic). We eventually did get to the intended topic, but not until after we struck…

Know the best funding option for your startup – Guest Post by Emma Sinclair
Know the best funding option for your startup – Guest Post by Emma Sinclair
/ September 9, 2014 0 COMMENTS

This is a guest post by Emma Sinclair. In this post, Emma talks about fundraising and why EnterpriseJungle opted to raise first round financing with convertible loan notes. I’m ex M&A. I IPO’d a business when I was 29. Despite being in my 30s I have built a number of businesses and fundraised more times…

Introducing “Inside the C-Suite Mindset” by Patti Fletcher
/ August 20, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Introducing “Inside the C-Suite Mindset” An interview with Patti Fletcher Heather Boggini: In August we are starting the new PSDNetwork interview series “Inside the C-Suite Mindset”. You’ve been talking about this for a long time with great enthusiasm. Kick it off here and tell us why you are so excited to announce this series.  …

Introducing “Inside the C-Suite Mindset” – an interview with Patti Fletcher
/ July 27, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Heather Boggini: In August we are starting the new PSDNetwork interview series “Inside the C-Suite Mindset”. You’ve been talking about this for a long time with great enthusiasm. Kick it off here and tell us why you are so excited to announce this series.   Patti Fletcher: My goal with this series is to demystify the…

Finding success as first time entrepreneur and first time mother, guest post by Nkese Applewhite
Finding success as first time entrepreneur and first time mother, guest post by Nkese Applewhite
/ July 23, 2014 3 COMMENTS

GUEST POST: Nkese Applewhite, founder of Oshun Designs, LLC, has at least one thing in common with well known entrepreneurs Herb Kelleher and Rollin King (founders of Southwest Airlines) and Sara Blakely (founder of Spanx). A personal experience highlighted a gap in the market, and they developed a product to fill that gap. Oshun Designs,…

Top 10 FAQ: Inside the C-Suite Mindset
Top 10 FAQ: Inside the C-Suite Mindset
/ July 13, 2014 0 COMMENTS

1. What is “Inside the C-Suite Mindset”? Inside the C-Suite Mindset is a resource for career focused women. It is a series of articles and interviews by Patti Fletcher (pictured here) and published on PSDNetwork, LLC. 2. What are the interviews and articles about? The C-suite is a special place where strategy and operations must be aligned. It’s…

How To Build The Personal Brand You Want
How To Build The Personal Brand You Want
/ July 10, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Whether you know it or not, you already have a personal brand. What you do and say, how you spend your time, who you associate with – all make up your personal brand. In the age of social media where the lines between professional and personal are blurred, it has never been more important to…

The Newbie’s Guide to Social Listening and Analysis (part 2)
The Newbie’s Guide to Social Listening and Analysis (part 2)
/ June 25, 2014 0 COMMENTS

This is part two of a two part series on social listening and analysis for beginners. Heather Boggini interviews Julio Silva as he provides tips to monitor, analyze and leverage your online social media activity.   Boggini: In our first interview I learned which metrics to follow. Now let’s talk about establishing a benchmark. What…

How women can make powerful network connections
How women can make powerful network connections
/ June 21, 2014 0 COMMENTS

I’m thrilled to bring PSDNetwork readers a new perspective on networking. Enough of this “work the room” networking advice. As Judy Robinett says, “You are probably in the wrong room!” It is practical insight like that which drew me to Robinett and her new book “How To Be A Power Connector.” I had the privilege…

The Newbie’s Guide to Social Listening and Analysis (part 1)
The Newbie’s Guide to Social Listening and Analysis (part 1)
/ June 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

This is part one of a two part series on social listening and analysis for beginners. Heather Boggini interviews Julio Silva as he provides tips to monitor, analyze and leverage social media activity.   If your business is investing valuable resources in social media – do you really know if all that tweeting and posting…

Patti Fletcher’s Top 10 Blog Posts
Patti Fletcher’s Top 10 Blog Posts
/ June 14, 2014 0 COMMENTS

As Editor-In-Chief of PSDNetwork.com I was thrilled to get such an enthusiastic response to our first reader survey.     Thank you for letting me know what you want! I heard your requests loud and clear. You want actionable insight around networking, career building, women in the c-suite. You like your information straight-forward as tips…

The Inside Scoop on Mentoring
The Inside Scoop on Mentoring
/ March 13, 2014 0 COMMENTS

In 2013 I participated in my first formal role as mentor through the Three Dot Dash (3DD) program. 3DD is an innovative year round mentoring and leadership program that connects dynamic teens from around the globe to mentors. To give you an insider’s perspective on this amazing experience I interviewed my mentee, Anoop Virk. In…

Letter from the founders: January 2014
Letter from the founders: January 2014
/ January 4, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Greetings, As 2013 is now behind us, we must take this opportunity to reflect on the many relationships and collaborations we formed in 2013 through PSDNetwork. We formed strong partnerships with like-minded individuals and organizations and worked together to enable women to change the world through business and their authentic transformational leadership.     In…

If you build it they will come. Get ready for success, ’cause it’s coming for you.
If you build it they will come. Get ready for success, ’cause it’s coming for you.
/ December 29, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Starting your own business or blog was hard work. Countless hours working away not sure if you were focused on the right things at the right time can be frustrating. Some days you thought you might throw in the towel. And then a light at the end of the tunnel. A Twitter mention from a big-wig,…

Time well spent; get ready for your next meeting
Time well spent; get ready for your next meeting
/ December 27, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Have you ever said, Gee, I wish I had more meetings and more conference calls this week! I doubt it, considering many meetings and calls eat up your precious time without pushing the needle forward. Time spent in meetings and conference calls does not have to be time wasted. Here are simple practices to increase…

Maxed Out by Katrina Alcorn (a feisty cousin to Lean In)
Maxed Out by Katrina Alcorn (a feisty cousin to Lean In)
/ December 23, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Expand the conversation surrounding Lean In and pick up Katrina Alcorn’s first book Maxed Out. Here’s a picture of my copy from the library. Yes, I prefer to use the local library versus e-books. Maxed Out is the feisty cousin to Lean In. My opinion is Alcorn’s story is far more relatable to more working…