Greetings from Women Inspiring Women
  By Leslie Sturgeon, WIW Founder
Christmas Eve was a big day . . . not only because Santa and his reindeer were preparing for all their deliveries but yours truly turned the big Five-Oh! Admittedly I found turning 30 really difficult, but I have a profound sense of peace with being 50. Having suffered a lot of loss over the years due to cancer, I have come to look at each day as a gift. I also know that while the present is pretty darn awesome, the best is still yet to come. It gets me giddy with excitement!

As many of us often do this time of year, I reflected on the last year and began dreaming about the New Year. I thought about my first 50 years and all I have learned along the way (and who I have become in the process). I then began jotting it all down and here is all the random stuff that was floating around in my head since that time . . .

  • We all know that we can’t tug on superman's cape, we can’t spit into the wind, we can’t pull the mask off the old lone ranger and we can’t mess around with Jim (thanks Jim Croce for those inspiring words).

  • Everyone has something going on in their lives . . . we often think we are inadequate or different than others. We are not. Everyone has something challenging them or some drama or BS going on in their life. We all have insecurities and self-doubt. We are all equal in our “dysfunction.” Don’t put anyone on a pedestal and be envious of them thinking they are better off than you are!

  • Say no to volunteering, especially as you progress in your career. We all have to do our part to make the world a better place, but there is a time and place. Just because someone asks you to serve on a board doesn’t mean you need to. If your heart isn’t in it, then you aren’t bringing your best to the position. And they deserve the best of you. Conversely, if you aspire to volunteer more or serve on a board for an organization that means a lot to you, go for it. Nominate yourself if you have to!

  • It’s okay to be vulnerable because in doing so, you may be inspiring others (and it is so freeing, too).

Continuing Reading Here . . .
(This is Part 1 of a 2-part blog series)

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Thursday, February 9th
Portsmouth, NH Area
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All business topics will be discussed
and will be facilitated by Women Inspiring Women Founder
and award-winning serial entrepreneur, Leslie Sturgeon.

The location will be in the Portsmouth area and determined by the number of guests.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Munchies and Mingling: 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Introductions and Roundtable Discussion: 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Break, Mingling and Refreshments: 4:45 to 5:00 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion Continues: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Early Registration:
Members: $45 / Non-Members: $55
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Members: $55 / Non-Members: $65

Continue the Fun . . . 
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and continue the fun and networking.
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