The Leadership Institute is partnering with Independent Women's Forum and Ladies of Liberty Alliance to bring you an evening of networking, learning how to "dress for success," and a chance to peruse through professional clothing generously donated by professional women around the area (and NYC).
From 5:30 to 6:30 pm, please join us for an hour of networking with each other and with professional women who are established in their field. Food and beverages will be provided.
From 6:30 to 7:00 pm, Sonia Gavankar - former Miss DC - will talk to us about the best way to dress for success in the workplace and beyond.
After that, you have the chance to check through the racks of gently used clothing to see if there is an outfit you'd like to bring home with you.
Please join us for a night of fun!
Sonya Gavankar is a communicator who uses dynamic story-telling techniques as a spokesperson, television and podcast host, filmmaker, and social multi-media content creator. Her work with the Newseum brings a cohesive voice to its 250,000 square feet of exhibits and interactive programming. She can be seen hosting programs and giving commentary on everything from hard news to cooking shows on ABC and CBS affiliates, PBS, QVC, and even the Puppy Bowl!
For close to two decades she has trained millennials for job interviews using a unique connection between personal brand building and social graces. The launch of HerExchange.com brings a new perspective to insightful conversations and professional development tools with a cross platform approach of the written word, podcasts, and live workshops.
Philanthropy is an important part of her life. She serves on several national boards that focus on education and social change, like the Hugh O'Brian Foundation, The Miss America Organization, and Ladies America.