The National Association of Women Business Owners, South Jersey Chapter (NAWBO SJ) is thrilled to announce that Pamela Slim, acclaimed author, speaker, business consultant and entrepreneur, will deliver the keynote at the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala & Dinner on February 19th, 2015. The annual awards gala, hosted by NAWBO SJ, is a dinner program that honors extraordinary individuals in the South Jersey region for their contributions to women and to women business owners.
A woman business owner herself, Pamela Slim embarked on her entrepreneurial path as a consultant to large companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where she worked with thousands of executives, managers and employees. In 2005 she started the Escape from Cubicle Nation blog – a site designed for corporate employees who wanted to make the shift to entrepreneur. Escape from Cubicle Nation is now one of the top career and business websites on the web. Over the past eight years, Slim has developed and taught business building courses for thousands of entrepreneurs. Her first book, aptly titled “Escape from Cubicle Nation”, won best small-business book in 2009 from 800-CEO-Read. Slim is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Information Week, Money Magazine and Psychology Today.
Pamela Slim’s keynote at the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards will center around her most recent book, “Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Story Together,” which aims to give the reader the tools necessary to have a meaningful career in this new world of work; a world where jobs and careers are increasingly less stable and more diverse.
“2015 marks the 40th anniversary of NAWBO, an organization with an immense and rich body of work, rooted in helping and supporting women business owners across America,” notes Helena Duzenski, Director of Marketing for NAWBO SJ. “Next year’s Beyond the Glass Ceiling awards will celebrate not only the immense body of work of the honorees, but also of NAWBO itself. Pamela’s message in “Body of Work”, and the message of her keynote, couldn’t fit more perfectly into the intention of the ceremony.”
President of NAWBO SJ, Fran Davis, has been a longtime fan of Pamela Slim and was instrumental in securing her for the keynote. “I was introduced to Pamela through her book ’Escape from Cubicle Nation,’ when I, like many other female entrepreneurs, was making the jump from corporate to business owner. An Information Technology professional for over 15 years, it was scary to strike out on my own and start The Flavorful Fork, a personal chef business,” remembers Davis. “The advice I received from Pam’s book, along with the support I received from the members of the National Association of Women Business Owners, gave me the confidence and help I needed to move forward. It was such a personal thrill for me to schedule a meeting in my calendar to speak directly with Pam about keynoting the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala. Having followed her growth for the past four years, I am confident she will provide our audience with an inspirational and actionable talk about the new world of work.”
The 2015 Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala will be held at The Mansion in Voorhees, NJ. In recent years, the event has drawn around 300 attendees, mostly business women and men from the South Jersey region who come to honor the nominees, network, enjoy a great night out, and be inspired by the keynote’s address. Registration will be available soon. Please check back at http://nawbosouthjersey.org/ to purchase tickets.
About Pamela Slim
Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and business consultant who has been an entrepreneur for eighteen years. Her passion for career and organizational development spans many different work modes and client engagements.
A former Director of Training and Development at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, she spent the first 10 years of her business as a consultant to large companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where she worked with thousands of executives, managers and employees.
In the last eight years, she helped hundreds of people to start successful businesses. She built a powerful online presence at Escape from Cubicle Nation, a site designed for corporate employees who wanted to make the shift to entrepreneur. At Escape, Pam developed and taught business building courses for thousands of entrepreneurs. She has
worked with companies serving the small business market such as Infusionsoft, Office Depot and Citrix.
“Having worked with people in just about every work environment — from huge corporations to non-profits, to startups — the one thing I know for sure is that everyone wants to do meaningful work that brings out their very best contribution to the world, and fits their personal definition of success.”
Slim is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Information Week, Money Magazine and Psychology Today.
Pam has an ongoing partnership with bestselling author Susan Cain and Quiet Revolution LLC, where she is helping to build the Quiet Leadership Institute, which helps organizations empower introverts to draw on their natural strengths, for the benefit of us all.
Pam is a passionate martial artist who practiced the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira for 11 years in San Francisco, where she was Executive Director of Omulu Capoeira Group, a non-profit martial arts organization. She studied Mixed Martial Arts with Edward Kelly Fiori in Arizona, receiving her black belt in July, 2013.
She is a proud mom in Mesa, AZ. Her family is her anchor, her joy and her fuel for doing important work in the world.