TMA NOW's mission is to foster female leadership by creating the premier business development and networking group for women in the turnaround community. That's why in 2015, TMA NOW will be focusing on the theme of communication. In particular, in each of our quarterly e-newsletters we will discuss one of the following topics:
  • Unconscious bias - March
  • Getting a seat at the table - June
  • Rainmaking - September
  • Negotiation - December
How Women Can Become Effective Rainmakers
By: Peggy S. Bud, Founder, Speaking Skillfully
Rainmakers are considered successful professionals who know how to build and maintain relationships. They understand the importance of developing and nurturing successful connections. They know these connections may lead to business opportunities. The term "rainmaker" actually comes from the American Indian culture. In that culture, rainmakers were the people who "followed rituals in order to get rain to fall." They were needed and respected individuals because without rain, the entire culture might not survive.

In the corporate world, rainmakers help businesses grow and flourish. How do professionals become rainmakers? Why are there so few female rainmakers? Even though about 50% of any law school's graduating class is female, only about 4% of the managing partners in the top 200 U.S. law firms are women and even fewer are rainmakers.
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About Peggy
Peggy Bud is an Education and Communication Consultant and a certified speech-language pathologist. She teaches her clients how to effectively communicate when interacting with customers, clients and colleagues. Communication is a company's most powerful tool and will directly impact the company's bottom line. It's more than what you say; it's how you say it. Peggy can be reached at or via telephone 203.952.8534. Learn more at her web site:

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Upcoming TMA NOW Event at The 2015 TMA Annual

TMA NOW Networking & Education Session
Tuesday, October 6
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Palomino 1
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Scottsdale, Arizona
Amy Edgy Ferber, Jones Day (Moderator)
Robyn Pollack, Saul Ewing LLP (Moderator)

Join the TMA Network of Women for a lightning session of the top 10 tips on how to creatively market yourself and build your business, followed by the chance to continue the discussion over drinks. All are welcome to attend.
Women Speaking at The 2015 TMA Annual

Hot Topics in Healthcare: Game Show Style!
Suzanne Koenig, SAK Management Services LLC (Moderator)
Felicia Gerber Perlman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Nancy A. Peterman, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Lights, Camera, Action: Media Strategies and Ethics
Sharon Levine, Lowenstein Sandler LLP (Moderator)
Marjorie E. Kaufman, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Influence of Multi-Tranche Investors
Marcia L. Goldstein, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Drilling Down: Turmoil in Oil & Gas
Kelly J. Bourassa, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

Alternatives to Bankruptcy
M. Natasha Labovitz, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Teresa C. Kohl, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
Event Highlight
TMA Southern California NOW Reception at the Western Regional Conference
By: Michelle Salazar, Tiger Group

The Southern California Chapter NOW held their first inaugural reception during the TMA Western Regional conference in July at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, CA. The reception was held to provide a representation of what the NOW network consists of and also had a special appearance and brief presentation from the founder, Teresa Kohl with SSG Capital Advisors, LLC. Both Michelle Salazar, Tiger Group, and Sharon Kopman, Hackman Capital, were the lead and both were ecstatic with exceeding the number of expected attendees. Stay tuned for further information on the SoCal NOW upcoming events. 
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