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November 21 Newsletter


Welcome to the SIMCAC Weekly Newsletter....
....Where each week, we'll share SIMCAC announcements, member spotlights, local/national industry news, upcoming events, and recaps of past ones! 

Event Recap: Executive Leadership Breakfast (Identifying & Living Out Your Brand!)
It was a cold and snowy day outside, but at the City Club of Washington, DC the conversation was scintillating, inspirational, and empowering.  Keynote speaker, Tiffany Houser, led a discussion on how female leaders can successfully define their positions of leadership in their organizations.  Tiffany is a Leadership Coach and Corporate Culture Strategist with over 18 years of experience coaching high power executives in tech companies.
Tiffany began the morning by encouraging the audience to participate in a simple yet powerful activity: defining oneself as the leader they are and the impact they are having.  She emphasized the importance of leaders being authentic and having a well-defined vision.  Tiffany went onto discuss the importance of leaders knowing their blind spots and how seeking feedback is a good way to understand what they are.  Audience members shared some of their own blind spots in small groups and understood what Tiffany was referring to.
Her four main key takeaways for successful leadership were:
  • Having a vision.  She referred to this is a “game changer”.
  • Defining blind spots, which allows for the alignment of mindset to the vision.
  • Feedback, which should not be neutral, not positive or negative.  Feedback helps identify blindspots; it’s both received and delivered.
  • Shifting/transforming is the process of changing and relies on both intention and mechanics.  Intention is the primary enabler of change, providing the motivation for change; whereas the mechanics are the things that will help achieve the intention.  Mechanics is the ‘how’ but intention is the ‘why’.
The open dialogue and participation from the audience allowed for great stories and questions.  Members exchanged their own stories of leadership and experiences with one another.  Tiffany concluded the morning with a generous offer for attendees to take advantage of a 15-minute complimentary coaching session with her to dive deeper into their individual leaderships goals.

Only Three Weeks Away!
The 2018 SIMCAC Holiday Reception
December 11th at Elizabeth's on L in Washington, D.C.

Join us for a casual reception, full of holiday cheer, delicious food and great company!  For the second straight year, we will be celebrating at Elizabeth’s on L.  It is one of the most stylish event venues in Washington’s downtown core.  This Federalist townhouse offers a graceful embracing setting, perfect for networking over drinks and a light dinner with your SIMCAC peers and colleagues.  As the home base to one of DC’s most distinguished caterers—The Catering Company of Washington—the food promises to be spectacular!

Register Now

Our holiday reception is a perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow SIMCAC members in a social setting, as well as being a great way to recruit eligible prospective members.  As such, we are asking (and strongly encouraging) all SIMCAC members to invite up to 2 of your eligible directs, peers, or contacts to join you (member guests can attend for free, simply register them as your guests with the “Prospective Member (Member Guest)” ticket type after logging in). 

 If you have any question about membership eligibility, please check the membership criteria page on or reach out to any SIMCAC board member.


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