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BREAKING BARRIERS OF AGE

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FINDING HER VOICE: THE REVOLUTION OF CATHERINE GRACE O'CONNELL 2019 GLOBAL CONFERENCE FEATURE

MEET OUR SPEAKERS ADVANCED STYLE

LOVING YOURSELF AT ANY AGE CHICAGO HISTORY

A LOOK AT MARSHALL FIELD'S MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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EDITOR’S NOTE 2018

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THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS. In six months, image consultants from around the world will be descending upon one of the most colorful cities in the world…Chicago. Chicago is an exciting multicultural hub that has inspired some of the most famous artists, designers, architects, entrepreneurs and business owners in our history. I hope you’ll make time to explore the city and take in all of the wonders that make up this amazing town. In this issue of the AICI Global Magazine the focus is Age Relevancy. Should fashion and style be classified according to age, gender or size? Should there be labels that divide or categorize our voices around this issue? Are we celebrating differences or creating them? There’s a revolution afoot around age and style and we’ll explore the various sides of the conversation. You’ll also meet our speakers for the upcoming Global Conference, gain a little insight on a unique landmark in Chicago, and meet our chapter members of the year in this issue. We truly have an amazingly diverse membership of industry change agents. With every issue of this magazine, as your Editor-in-Chief, I’ve tried to advance the conversation in our industry, bring thought-provoking perspectives, and keep you informed of what’s happening around the globe. It’s been an incredible two years. So it’s with both regret and excitement that I step down and make room for another generation of leaders to continue the forward momentum of this magazine. There’s still so much to say and so much to do so I invite you to step up and/or continue to support all the work AICI is conducting on your behalf. Start by attending the 2019 Global Conference in Chicago. Having attended the 2017 Conference in Mexico City and the 2015 Conference in Washington DC, I promise that your business will be transformed by what you’ll learn, your network will expand with new international connections and friends, and you’ll reaffirm your sense of pride in being a member of the leading organization for image consultants. Nothing is ever done in isolation and I want to thank my amazing Editorial Team, Limb Design, Contributing Writers, each AICI chapter and member, as well as our advertisers. You have all made an impact on my life and made this experience something I’ll never forget. #AICIPROUD

DR. CAROL PARKER WALSH, JD, PHD, FFSM AICI CIC Editor-in-Chief

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PUBLICATION CREDITS

Issue 22 EDITOR IN CHIEF Carol Parker Walsh, JD, PhD, AICI CIC, FFSM

ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sonia Dubey Dewan, AICI CIC

FASHION EDITOR Jainee Gandhi, AICI CIP

COPY EDITORS Bernie Burson, AICI CIC Julie Kaufman, AICI CIP

FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS Ferial Youakim, AICI CIP Sonia Dubey Dewan, AICI CIC Carol Parker Walsh, AICI CIC

LAYOUT Limb Design AICI GLOBAL is produced quarterly by Association of Image Consultants International, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing the level of professionalism and enhancing the recognition of image consultants. AICI GLOBAL promotes AICI’s ideas, activities, interests and goals to its members. Responsibility is not assumed for the opinions of writers or other articles. AICI GLOBAL does not endorse or guarantee the products and services it advertises. 2018© Association of Image Consultants International. All rights reserved. No part of this online publication may be duplicated or reproduced without permission from the publisher. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy of information included in the magazine at the time of publication, the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising from errors or omissions.

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on’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. —Howard Thurman, American theologian, clergyman & activist The theme Age of Relevancy activates my poetry mood. Observing the women in the Advanced Style movement in particular, I see they have definitely come alive, regardless of their age. They shape their own beauty regardless of what other people think. That takes a lot of courage. But they do it anyway. Knowing that we will have a couple of these women on stage at Conference makes me excited. I remember one of my closest colleagues ten years ago. She got activated when people wanted to push her into the “elderly lady corner,” as she did not feel that she belonged there. She did not want to be limited by other people's opinions. She never gave up on herself and how she looks. She is in her 70s now, still learning and working, and wow, is she alive... I did not completely understand her feelings ten years back, but I can relate to them better now. Women like

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her, our keynote speakers, and other women in this Movement of Relevancy, help us realize that age really is just a number. You don’t need to look a certain way, nor behave a certain way just because of your age. It may just take a little extra work to look great. If you are young, trust me that age will bring you deep confidence, experience, and wisdom. But it will also bring adventure, courage, new challenges and joy. If you are aging, like me, let’s see if this Age of Relevancy movement has something for us, in order to: Dance like nobody is watching Love like you've never been hurt Sing like nobody is listening Live like it's heaven on earth —Susanna Clark and Richard Leigh Enjoy reading about the Age of Relevancy!

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FEATURE ARTICLE

FINDING HER VOICE

THE REVOLUTION OF CATHERINE GRACE O'CONNELL BY DR. CAROL PARKER WALSH, AICI CIC

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or a considerable number of years, when it came to women in midlife, the fashion industry was less than interested. In the past, youth was the status quo. However, over time that as changed. We’ve seen fashion bloggers over 40, 50, 60, 70 and yes, even 80 move from the shadows, to curiosity, to mainstream. Today the fashion industry has been removing the lines of demarcation as they relate to age and instead have blurred them to become inclusive of women of all ages, shapes, cultures, and perspectives. One woman who has been an advocate, or more accurately a force in this movement, is Catherine Grace O’Connell. Catherine is the creative genius behind the Forever Fierce empire which includes a media company and a movement giving voice to women of all ages and backgrounds. I had the pleasure of chatting with her about her journey and the impact she's made in so many lives, including her own.

Q. Catherine, how did the Forever Fierce Movement get started? A. Just over three years ago, my life looked dramatically different. I was completely isolated and disconnected from the world. The year before, I had been diagnosed with Late Stage Lyme Disease and it nearly took my life. Isolation led to depression which led to despair.

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In the spring of 2015, I could barely walk around the block. My daughter and I had a conversation that would change my life and spark a new beginning. I had spent a year bedridden with seizures and although I had done a lot of inner work, I found myself slipping back into old patterns and ways of thinking. My daughter asked me a simple question: “What would you do if you were well?” In an instant, out popped, “I would travel the world!” With that moment of positivity, hope began to come alive as I began to change my focus from illness to wellness. Soon after, she began taking photos of me and we launched an Instagram account. What began as a way to heal using fashion as a medium quickly evolved into a new life by finding my voice as I began to create my blog, CatherineGraceO.com.

at a time by sharing my personal story. It was inspiring for people to see what I had gone through to get where I am now. So I just shared my journey and began listening to theirs. Over time I had hundreds of people reaching out for help wanting to know my “secret” or how I did it. What these women didn’t realize was that they were inspiring me! Having been silenced for most of my life by trauma and abuse I now found that I had a powerful voice inside of me...and I began listening to that voice. My biggest discovery was how isolation causes depression, but connection brings hope! Connection is available to everyone. We simply have to look for it.

Q. What was the initial impact of your blog?

A. There are positives and

A. I didn’t set out on a grand mission to save the world. I just started connecting to one person

Q. How has social media helped you connect? negatives in the world of social media. One major positive with the internet is you can form connections with people from all over the world very quickly.


Connection has the power to heal. That’s what led me to connect women around a mission: a mission to shift them from their perception that they were alone, that they were insignificant, and that their lives or stories didn’t matter. I wanted to shift the perception of women at Midlife and Beyond to one that is vibrant and empowered. Before I knew it, I had a business forming.

Q. And all of this came through creating a fashion blog? A. Yes. You see, I was posting pictures of a woman who was unfolding as a person, similar to the process a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly. I began living in that space of beauty and positivity, dreaming, scheming and visualizing myself as healthy, happy, traveling and wearing beautiful clothes. And, more importantly, I began healing rapidly. My love of fashion was literally the key to saving my life. For me, fashion is about so much more than the clothes. Fashion is about a connection to who we are at our deepest levels and learning how to express that in a way that is unique to each and every one of us. There’s nothing more beautiful to me than seeing a woman expressing herself authentically, bringing attitude and confidence to the equation. Fashion is about feeling beautiful. Fashion is deeply personal. It is my medium of creative selfexpression. I live to inspire others through my story and my burning desire to leave the world a more beautiful place.

Q. So how did this form into a business? A. From the very beginning, serving others was first and foremost for me. Everything I do must have meaning and purpose. For me, that happened very organically through a need I saw in the world. I began to see how disconnected women were from one another in the blogging world, particularly women over 50. What began as an inspiration in yoga class

soon morphed into a much bigger vision called “The Fierce 50.” The idea was to bring together 50 bloggers over the age of 50 on the 50th day of the year to celebrate and support one another. The blogging world tends to be youth-centric and older women can be seen as invisible, no longer relevant. I set out to change that as The Fierce 50 quickly grew into a much bigger global movement called The Forever Fierce Revolution.

Q. Is the Forever Fierce Revolution just focused on women in midlife? A. No. It’s really how you define “midlife.” I had a lot of younger women reaching out and feeling forgotten so we began to expand our vision to include younger generations. To us, Midlife isn’t an age but rather an experience. It’s when the world begins to treat us differently. Ironically, as we live longer lives, Midlife tends to hit us long before we turn 50. We are already seeing the work we are doing leading to a slow but steady sea change, with women of older demographics being reflected in marketing and advertising more and more! But we’re also joining hands and showing how women of all ages can be reflected in marketing together for a greater and bolder message.

Q. Tell me more about how you’re linking this across generations? A. My personal mission was to inspire and empower women at Midlife and beyond because that was so close to my own experience. However, the Forever Fierce Revolution has taken on a life of it’s own! Through just word of mouth we have almost 6,000 members from around the world along with a large volunteer team standing beside me. But we’ve actively worked to shift the perception of older women to simply vibrant, youthful, and relevant. In the past year, we have launched three large social service campaigns touching almost ten million around the

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world. My favorite campaign, called “Bridging the Gap,” was designed to bring together the Millennial and Midlife demographics to blur boundaries and end divisions. It’s amazing when you connect women through their hearts and their stories how naturally misperceptions tend to fall away.

Q. Wow, that’s pretty powerful! How have you been able to leverage that phenomenal growth and movement? A. I’m an open person and I constantly stress that I’m

and the United Kingdom. We’ll have inspirational Beachside Chats centered around reinvention given by some of the incredible women in her community. The weekend is intentionally planned to bring women from all walks of life together. Women of all ages are invited because we understand that it can be challenging for women to make meaningful bonds and friendships. If you join us at FierceCon, we guarantee you’re going to leave with some amazing and deep friendships along with memories that will last a lifetime.

no different than anyone else. I’m not special. I had a belief system for most of my life that I was incapable of sharing mostly because I was told I was worthless for much of my life. Because I was isolated and alone I believed it. I found a great gift through almost losing my life. I found that I had a voice. I found that I had a mission. I found that I could touch women and change lives. I found that I had value. Now, I live to share that message with other women. If I can do it, anyone can!

Q. So what’s next for the Forever Fierce Revolution? A. Our vision is to expand our community to 100,000 women and then onto one million women. You may not notice one Midlife woman walking down the street, but you can’t miss a million of them. Our voices matter. We matter. The truth is, as we get older, our values lie on the inside. Our exteriors may soften but the beauty is in our hearts. We hear from women almost daily how our community is inspiring them to reinvent and rewire. I don’t call myself an influencer. I have no desire to influence anyone. My intention is to be a catalyst and to spark change from inside of a woman so that she can stand proudly in the truth of who she is. The phoenix tends to rise at Midlife and we love assisting that process through heart-centered qualities of kindness and compassion.

Q. Do you have any upcoming events? A. My team and I are planning a global event in Los Angeles, California October 19-21, 2018 called the “FierceCon: It’s Not a Conference. It’s a Connection.” We have women flying in from as far as New Zealand

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DR. CAROL PARKER WALSH, JD, PHD, FFSM, AICI CIC, is an award winning bestselling author, columnist, career strategist, executive coach, international speaker, and television personality. She’s the founder of Carol Parker Walsh Consulting, LLC (www. carolparkerwalsh.com), a personal and professional development company that coaches & educates entrepreneurs and successful professionals on discovering their life's work and building the career or business of their dreams. She serves as editor in chief for AICI Global Magazine and the President of the AICI US West Region Chapter.


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ADVANCED STYLE

LOVING YOURSELF AT ANY AGE BY FERIAL YOUAKIM, AICI CIP

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f you are in your fifties or older and want to redefine your look or start a new chapter in your life, you might think it's too late for you to do so. But you are wrong. No matter your age or where you are in life, you can always learn to embrace yourself and set new goals. In fact, you don’t owe it only to yourself, but you owe it to the world to let your image SHINE, and you will be impressed to see what you can achieve. Finding a style that highlights your natural beauty and expresses your personality is a great way to find the motivation you need to turn your dreams into reality. EMBRACING THE CHALLENGES Although you can tackle any task no matter your age, doing so often comes with a few challenges you need to address, especially the ABCs of image (appearance, behavior, communication). Understanding these challenges now helps you prepare for them in a way that lets you break past any roadblocks that stand in your way. This understanding improves your odds of success and makes it much easier for you to reach your desired outcome, and you will be proud of what you can accomplish. You are no longer the same person you were 20, 30, or even 40 years ago. Women of an older age often face a lot of self-doubt when it comes to moving their lives in a new and positive direction. Being able to

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overcome doubt is a powerful, freeing experience that puts you back in control of your life. SELF-ACCEPTANCE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR When you want to tackle your style and embark on other great adventures, self-acceptance is among the most critical factors. You must be able to look at yourself in the mirror and have 100 percent acceptance for the person staring back at you. If you can move past the feelings of doubt that you might be facing, you will probably find that you are more confident than you once thought possible. Being in your 40s, 50s, or 60s means you are at an advantage. You have a lot of life experience and have already overcome a range of setbacks. If you made it this far in one piece, there is no limit to what you can achieve. ADVANTAGES OF ADVANCED STYLE It's time to explore a few of the advantages of embracing yourself and finding a style that lets you shine. If you want to be successful in life, you need to dress the part, making your journey that much easier. Regardless of your age or any other factors you might think limit your progress, you can discover a style that makes you stand out from the crowd in ways they


won't be able to ignore. Being happy with your look gives you the needed motivation to chase your dreams and live on your terms. Few things compare to the feeling of embracing yourself and putting in the effort to have the best possible life. LAUNCHING A CAREER OR STARTING A BUSINESS Starting a new career or launching a business is a daunting challenge, and you could be wondering if you have what it takes to move forward. Well, let me tell you, as long as you have a strong desire to reach your short- and long-term goals, you can achieve almost anything to which you set your mind. In fact, those who have something to offer the world would do a great disservice by not bringing their skills or knowledge to the table. Launching a fulfilling career or starting a business gives you the chance to improve other people's quality of life while earning income. LEARN MORE If these words give you hope or inspiration, you’ll want to learn more about advanced style and what it can do for you. I invite you to visit our upcoming conference to hear Lyn Slater speak, and it will be worth your time. Lyn Slater is a 64-year-old Accidental Icon who has been making waves in the fashion industry. It all started when her confident selfexpression grabbed attention and caused a small crowd to form.

She delivers a powerful message on self-acceptance and having the courage to express yourself through fashion at any age. Many young people message Slater and say that she removed their fear of growing old, and she has restored the confidence of people of all age ranges. If you are serious about getting comfortable with the way you look and want to send the right message to the world, you can't afford to miss Lyn Slater's speech. Also, you are invited to attend two amazing presentations. First, I will be discussing ‘Building Your Business Beyond Beauty & Style’, and second, Jacqueline Whitmore will be sharing the stage with me in presenting ‘Building your Business and Bottom Line’. If you would like to turn your passion for style into a rewarding career with impressive profit margins, you won’t want to miss these presentations. Whether you are just getting started in the fashion world or wish to rebrand an existing business, we will take you by the hand and put you where you have always wanted to be by carving your way to success. FERIAL YOUAKIM, AICI CIP, is the founder and director of ByFERIAL Image Consulting Firm (www. imageconsultantstraining.com/) and is the creator of the renowned 4x4 color system. Ferial is also the President-elect of AICI International.

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CONFERENCE FEATURE

RENDEZVOUS WITH BRIDGET HALANSKI BY SONIA DUBEY DEWAN, AICI CIC

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e are just half a year away from the most exciting event of AICI, the 2019 Global Conference in Chicago. The conference is not only a great platform for learning and connecting with image industry masters from across the world, but it also offers opportunities to meet leaders from other related industries. I had the pleasure of interviewing one of our AICI Global Conference “Walk the Runway� panelists, Ms. Bridget Halanski, Vice President of U.S. Runway for MP Management. She represents hundreds of high-fashion women and men in Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Miami. A graduate of the University of Miami, Florida with a BS in Broadcasting Communications and BA in Theatre Arts, Ms. Halanski moved to Chicago in 2008 as the Director of Runway and Promotional Events at Elite Model Management, which transitioned to Factor|Chosen and was recently acquired by MP Management. She has worked with some notable clients including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton, Oscar De La Renta, and more.

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Q. How did you get started in the model and talent management industry?

Q. What is your approach to handling challenges?

A. Hiring in the model and talent agency world is

A. I see a multitude of personalities in this industry,

not something that is promoted or advertised; you must have a foot in the door. During college, I was fortunate to have an internship opportunity at Deco Drive, an entertainment news show on Channel 7 in South Florida. I interacted with a lot of the different agencies in Miami Beach and was recruited by one of them. I started as a booker at Irene Marie Model Management over 12 years ago.

from the models I represent to the clients I work with. I have to manage egos and know how to work under pressure. The fashion industry always wants their answer NOW. It's a 24-7 job. Networking and staying organized is of utmost importance. This industry is all who you know. It’s essentially a sales position as you need to keep booking your talent and making money for them and the agency!

Q. Take us through a typical day with Bridget Halanski.

Q. We are seeing more models above the age of 50. What do you think about the "Revolution of Advanced Style"?

A. As agents, we promote our talent to a multitude of clients and negotiate on their behalf. It's our job to discuss rates, usage terms, and all of the models’ details for their bookings. We are the middleman between the client and the model. Our men and women never discuss anything directly or sign any contract. I manage the careers of the models from the ground up, starting with their first photo shoot and training them how to walk. I have always said I am a glorified babysitter. In reality, I act as a publicist, agent, manager, and friend all wrapped in one. A regular day at the agency consists of copious amounts of coffee, emails, and phone calls from models and clients alike.

A. I love this all-encompassing attitude and shift in

ANYONE CAN FOLLOW TRENDS, BUT TO HAVE AN ORIGINAL STYLE IS A TRUE REFLECTION OF YOUR ATTITUDE, PERSONALITY, AND CREATIVITY. STAND OUT!

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the business toward embracing all ages, sizes, and types! The models that are now over 50 were the seasoned professionals in the heyday of models, the 1970s and 80s.

Q. According to you, how important is it to have an authentic style? A. Anyone can follow trends, but to have an original style is a true reflection of your attitude, personality, and creativity. Stand out!

Q. What advice do you have for image consultants and stylists? How important is their work in society? individuals feel and look like the best version of themselves. Stylists must know how to dress someone in something flattering that withstands the test of time but still makes a statement. In today's high tech and fast-paced world, I think a stylist’s job is extremely important. People have everything at their fingertips online, but sometimes need that personal touch and bit of advice face to face. As for professional stylists (like the ones we represent at the agency, Factor Artists), they are a necessity on set to make sure the clothing looks amazing on the model and will sell in the photos.


Q. What will you talk about at the AICI conference? A. I will likely discuss where the fashion industry is heading, how technology and social media has played a major role in how we shop, and the models we gravitate towards. I will also discuss the recent

acquisition of our agency and the global markets in which we now have a presence, along with the variety of models we represent. Since I now oversee the four U.S. MP locations for Runway, I can show the differences in talent depending on the market (i.e., Midwest to West Coast, etc.)

SONIA DUBEY DEWAN, AICI CIC, is an Image Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Keynote Speaker. One of the only two CIC in India, she is Founder & Executive Director of Indian School of Image Management (www.indianschoolofimage.com), providing education and training solutions to aspiring Image Consultants. Associate Editor of AICI Global Magazine, Sonia is passionate about sharing her views on Image Management, Personal Branding, Positive Body Image, Women Empowerment, Style, and Fashion.

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CONFERENCE FEATURE

THE MISEDUCATION OF ADVANCED STYLE A CONVERSATION WITH LYN SLATER BY DR. CAROL PARKER WALSH, AICI CIC

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yn Slater is NOT part of the Advanced Style movement. That’s one of the first things this amazing scholar, blogger, activist and woman behind the Accidental Icon (www.accidentalicon. com/) wanted to make perfectly clear when we opened our interview. Why, you may ask? Because in Lyn’s words, “advanced style promotes ageism.” Dr. Lyn Slater is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Social Services and an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law. She has spent a good deal of her career making the case for equity and inclusion, rejecting the use of labels that promote segregating members of the population. Moreover, her followers and fans range from 13 to 70, proving that when it comes to fashion and beauty, age is irrelevant. As Lyn is one of the keynotes for the 2019 AICI Global Conference, I wanted to learn more about this thought leader’s perspective on our industry, what led her from social work and law to fashion, and any words of advice she’d like to share.

Q. Tell me more about the problems with Advanced Style? A. In an article in the New York Times they referred to me as the “Instagram Grandma.” I thought it was not only untrue but also offensive. Fashion and beauty give pleasure to a woman regardless of age. I don’t want to be categorized or looked upon as something different or exotic or relegated to some “senior” category as if what I have to say and contribute is unique or limited to a certain population. I don’t want a target on my back or to be placed in a niche were I’m alienated from the rest of the population. It’s why I love to be in the company of younger people because they don’t believe in labels. Simply put, I love fashion, I love style, and expressing who I am

through these mediums. That’s not about age; so I don’t want to be a part of anything that sections off the population.

Q. You said your demographic ranges from 13 to 70. Why do you think that is? A. It’s because the younger generation won’t be defined by labels. They’re the ones writing about and making the point that we all should be included. I would say 25 to 35 year-olds are my main followers and they appreciate how I express myself, not because of my age, but because of who I am. They rebel against a binary mentality in their sexuality, in their abilities, and in their opportunities. Because it will be the younger generation that will change fashion in the future, it’s important that we all collaborate and not stand apart.

Q. You’ve been teaching, researching and writing in academia for over 20 years. What made you decide to start blogging? A. In academia I felt constrained about how to write and share my emerging interest. I wanted to work on things like inclusion, diversity, and my passion for fashion so I decided to talk about these things in my own blog. What I’ve found is that women have forgotten how to be cool like they were when they were young. Child-rearing and other responsibilities of life got in the way of them reconnecting with the young person in them that was stylish and fashionable, and I wanted to help each woman realize that she’s still here. So I thought, what would happen if I just put images out there in the world? Apparently it made an impact. But my blog is not just about fashion. I write an essay once a week, usually on Monday, in which I share about things I love. Wednesdays I write about cultural expression. On Friday’s I love to share fashion bibliographies from independent magazines or films, not the mainstream magazines, in order to expand people’s perspective and promote individuality. As a result I’ve been able to create an income from blogging through collaborations, a contract with C.A.A., and a book and TV deal.

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Q. Tell me about your work at Fordham University. A. When I was a social worker I worked with women and girls who experienced trauma. I realized early on that in order to truly make an impact we needed to come up with an interdisciplinary approach to help these women. So I started working in the legal system with law firms developing projects that brought social science into the practice of law to improve outcomes for trauma victims. At Fordham I was able to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach in the legal clinic by pairing social work students and law students together to handle trauma cases. I believe if we can socialize students to this approach while in school, they’ll be better equipped to provide the best care and service upon graduation.

If you haven’t checked out Dr. Slater’s blog, the Accidental Icon, you’re truly missing out. When you to go the About page you’ll see her manifesto which speaks to the who she is and the women who follow her. It’s a must-read.

Q. How has Fordham dealt with your fame as the Accidental Icon? A. Fortunately the Dean understands the interplay between social media and visibility. The popularity of my blog has given the university greater visibility and attention, which is always good for any university.

Q. What message do have for the membership of AICI? A. Style comes from the inside, from who you are, and it’s different for everyone. The challenge is how do you help people get in touch with who they are and want to be? Not who they think they should be, but embrace who they truly are and let that shine through. There is a great need for this in the profession. We have a chance to make a difference.

DR. CAROL PARKER WALSH, JD, PHD, FFSM, AICI CIC, is an award winning bestselling author, columnist, career strategist, executive coach, international speaker, and television personality. She’s the founder of Carol Parker Walsh Consulting, LLC (www.carolparkerwalsh.com), a personal and professional development company that coaches & educates entrepreneurs and successful professionals on discovering their life's work and building the career or business of their dreams. She serves as editor in chief for AICI Global Magazine and the President of the AICI US West Region Chapter.

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CONFERENCE FEATURE

NENA'S NOTES

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO NENA IVON BY DR. CAROL PARKER WALSH, AICI CIC

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KNOW YOURSELF BEST, CHANGE WITH THE TIMES, BE TRUE TO YOU, APPRECIATE THE PAST BUT STAY CURRENT. EACH AGE IS THE BEST AGE YOU CAN BE AT THE TIME, SO STOP WORRYING ABOUT AGES PAST.

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ena Ivon is the indisputable Queen of Chicago Fashion, but you’ll never find a selfie of this iconic woman. “I hate selfies! They make me want to throw up!,” noted the celebrated Fashion Director. Nena retired from her role as Fashion Director at Chicago’s Saks Fifth Avenue after a record-breaking 53 years at the store. To give you some perspective, Nena joined Saks the same year Grace Kelly was being crowned as the Queen of Monaco in 1956. A long and stellar career indeed. During our delightful interview, Nena shared her story, her passion, and her views about the future of our industry and image consultants’ place in it. Nena always knew she wanted to be in fashion and at the time her choices were modeling or design. Understanding that ultimately all fashion finds itself on the retail floor, she decided that would be best place to start her career. One afternoon, during her last year of high school, Nena hopped on a Chicago bus bound for downtown

Chicago to apply at the two largest retailers of the time, Marshall Field’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. As luck would have it, Saks was the first stop before Marshall Field’s, so Nena got off and walked into the Personnel Office (this was before it became Human Resources) and applied for a job. After reviewing her application, they asked if she could start the next day. After graduation she was set to leave for the famed Tobé-Coburn School for Fashion Careers in New York, which pre-dates the Fashion Institute of Technology, but a series of family challenges, including the death of her father, required her to stay in Chicago. When her dreams of attending Tobé-Coburn were unrealized, she took a fulltime position with Saks as Assistant Fashion Director. Having lied about her age helped her to secure such a great position. Nena clearly made the right choice because of all of the giant department stores that opened between 1850 and 1930 in Chicago Saks Fifth Avenue is the only store that has survived over time.

Nena has successfully overseen thousands of fashion shows and special events for Saks and was responsible for the visual displays throughout the store and in the windows. In addition she managed several departments in the store when necessary. However, Nena’s ability to spot and showcase talent elevated American designers from obscure to celebrity status. By highlighting a collection of upand-coming or known designers during her fashion shows, customer demand for a particular designer increased, catapulting that designer to highly-sought-after status. Throughout her career, Nena has worked with over 150 of the leading fashion designers and style icons of the 20th and 21st centuries. A lifelong learner, Nena started teaching fashion early on in her career and is currently an adjunct with Columbia College in Chicago. While she doesn’t hold a formal degree, her knowledge is easily equivalent to a doctorate in fashion and design. Even with everything she knows and teaches, Nena remains a student in her

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field, watching the trends, learning from artists, and auditing courses at local universities. When our conversation turned to the focus of our issue, Age of Relevancy, she shared that she loved to show how women are embracing who they are at every age. From her perspective, the concept of “advanced style” was about celebrating everything old and outdated. She said, You need to enhance what you have and grow. If you have the same hair, makeup, glasses, and look the same as you did years ago you’re not progressing. I don’t understand why people won’t grow. You have to do it to survive. She went on to say that the reason some women struggle to embrace and be themselves is a lack of confidence. Nena noted, It’s all in your mind. You see, if you weren’t confident 20 years ago, you won’t be confident in yourself today and it will show. I never had an issue with confidence. I never had an issue with being an only child, never marrying or being female in a male dominated world. You also want to be listening, learning, reading and growing because there’s so much out there and so much you can be doing. Her blog, Nena’s Notes, is an example of Nena’s belief in staying current and relevant. Her blog shares her passion for everything that reflects her and her friends’ lives and the fascinating paths they have traveled. It is about both fashion and life. She briefly spoke about contacting agencies to help her monetize her blog but has not found a way to do that so it feels authentic and won’t require her to compromise who she is or what she believes. The world of influencers, according to Nena, has in many ways discouraged individuality and authenticity. Nena also feels there’s a bit of deception that takes place of which the average follower is unaware. Many of them look alike because they’re sharing style, they’re getting paid to sell a brand. You don’t always know who they are. How can you

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help someone enhance who they are, when you’re copying someone else? In the end, people are following something that’s not real. This is not true for all of the influencers out there, but for a great many it is and it does a disservice to the public. Nena is also disappointed with the “anything goes” attitude of style. “Leggings aren’t pants and you don’t need to wear joggers everywhere you go,” said Nena. While she encourages people to be open, it should be done with both a knowledge of self, the trends, and what works best for you. As we closed out our interview I asked Nena what advice she’d like to share with our membership. Her advice is worth noting. First of all I’m excited about attending the AICI Global Conference. I’ll be attending not only to speak but as a student, so I encourage everyone to continue learning and growing in their craft. Upgrade your appearance and help others do the same. When you upgrade your appearance you upgrade your life. Always check how you look in the eyes of others. You’re not dead yet, so live! I think that says it all.

DR. CAROL PARKER WALSH, JD, PHD, FFSM, AICI CIC, is an award winning bestselling author, columnist, career strategist, executive coach, international speaker, and television personality. She’s the founder of Carol Parker Walsh Consulting, LLC (www. carolparkerwalsh.com), a personal and professional development company that coaches & educates entrepreneurs and successful professionals on discovering their life's work and building the career or business of their dreams. She serves as editor in chief for AICI Global Magazine and the President of the AICI US West Region Chapter.


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ARTICLE

BEFORE THE MAGNIFICENT MILE, THERE WAS MARSHALL FIELD'S BY DR. CAROL PARKER WALSH, AICI CIC

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he AICI Global Conference is fast approaching in one of the greatest cities in the world, Chicago. The city of Chicago has beautiful skylines, exciting and diverse cuisine, and of course, a “magnificent mile.” The Magnificent Mile is centered between the famous Loop Business District and the high-end Gold Coast. This particular stretch of real estate is home to upscale shops, luxe fashion outlets, cool restaurants and posh hotels. Historic landmarks like the Chicago Water Tower, the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building and the John Hancock Center line the mile. But before there was the Magnificent Mile, there was Chicago’s State Street. While Chicago has always been at the forefront of history in so many ways, it has also been at the forefront of fashion. In 1852 the famous and massive department store Marshall Field’s was founded in Chicago. Occupying a healthy amount of real estate on the famous State Street, it was the shopping destination during the first half of the 20th century. Marshall Field & Company revolutionized the retail shopping experience, making it permissible for customers to “sample” the merchandise before purchasing. They also pioneered the personal shopper (the first image consultant/stylist) and revolving credit. Marshall Field & Company was also the first retailer to provide a tea room for women to eat without having to make a trip home for lunch (since women were not allowed to eat in public alone) and they created the first bridal registry.

the Great Clock

They’re most famous for creating display windows and treating these windows as works of both art and wonder. After Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over the lantern that sparked the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, everything burned down, including Marshall Field’s. The Chicago Water Tower was one of four structures that survived and remains to this day. Marshall Field’s, however, was the first retail store to rebuild immediately after the fire because they were able to protect and save so much of their merchandise before the fire destroyed their building. While the Marshall Field & Company building still stands, it was bought out by Macy’s in 2005. However, a bit of the company remains in the heart of the London-based Selfridge’s. Harry Gordon Selfridge worked his way from stock boy to junior partner in Marshall Field’s and originally opened his first store in Chicago next to that of his former boss. Unsuccessful, he sold the store to the Carson, Pirie, Scott family (another Chicago retail giant) and took everything he knew to London. There he opened Selfridges. One hundred and ten years later, Selfridges & Company remains open to this day. Marshall Field & Company and Carson Pirie Scott were the two giants of fashion and retail for almost 100 years, making State Street the destination for fashion. Charlie Chaplin, the Kennedys and many starlets frequently went to Marshall Field’s to see the latest fashions from Europe. Naturally, Chicago became a hub for fashion designers to start their careers. Today

the Tiffany ceiling, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany

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the Burnham Fountain

there are seven undergraduate and two graduate programs in fashion merchandising and design. They include the famed Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College where our speaker at this year’s conference, Nena Ivon, teaches. In Chicago, Whitcomb L. Judson invented the zipper in 1893; Hart, Schaffner & Marx menswear was founded in 1897; Mabel Williams founded Maybelline in 1915; Halston studied at the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1950s; and the Chicago Water Tower Place was one of the first vertical malls in the country. Be sure to come in a day or two early and visit the grandeur of the Magnificent Mile and do a little shopping. But be sure to travel a little further south to State Street and just take a walk through the old Marshall Field’s building (now Macy’s).

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You’ll know you’ve arrived when you first see the famed Great Clock, designed both to keep the time and to give women a “meeting spot” before entering the store. When you first walk in, look up at the Tiffany ceiling, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Take in the graceful “Lost Fountain” known as the Burnham Fountain, in the atrium. It is made of iron and holds 700 gallons of water. Finally, make your way to the original Tea Room, called the Walnut Room because of its original stunning Circassian Walnut paneling (installed over 100 years ago) and Austrian chandeliers. You can tour these famed sites on your own or schedule a tour in advance at these links: Macy’s History Tour and Walnut Room Dining Experience: This total experience at the historic Marshall Field’s building includes a 60-minute Macy’s


Target, formally Carson, Pirie Scott

History Tour and lunch at the Walnut Room. Cost: $40 per person. Contact: VisitMacys.Chicago@Macys.com Macy’s History Tour: Highlights of this 60-minute tour include the Tiffany ceiling, the Burnham Fountain, the Walnut Room and a taste of Frango® Mint Chocolates. Cost: $12 per person. Schedule: Every Friday at 11:30 am. Contact: VisitMacys. Chicago@Macys.com You may also want to walk a few blocks over and check out the architecture around the Carson Pirie Scott building, designed by Louis Sullivan. Today the store is owned by Target but it’s another example of the grandeur of the time. On a personal note, I got my start in retail working in the scarf department of Carson’s and then the women’s department in Marshall Field’s so these two locations have a particular soft spot in my heart.

DR. CAROL PARKER WALSH, JD, PHD, FFSM, AICI CIC, is an award winning bestselling author, columnist, career strategist, executive coach, international speaker, and television personality. She’s the founder of Carol Parker Walsh Consulting, LLC (www. carolparkerwalsh.com), a personal and professional development company that coaches & educates entrepreneurs and successful professionals on discovering their life's work and building the career or business of their dreams. She serves as editor in chief for AICI Global Magazine and the President of the AICI US West Region Chapter.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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t was lunchtime of Day One at the AICI 2017 Conference in beautiful Mexico City when I first met Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, the AICI Vice President of Marketing. Both of us, extremely driven by the Body Positivity movement, instantly connected on this topic. A few tortillas later, Carol and I were comparing the Image Consulting Industry in India and the U.S., and Carol’s plans and ideas for AICI for the coming year. Beneath this humble, charming woman is a strong, intelligent and incredibly talented person who has worn multiple hats. She’s been an Attorney, Associate Dean, Director of Human Resources, Director of Academic Graduate Programs, and an Associate Director of Diversity. As the Owner of Carol Parker Walsh Consulting, LLC., she has received the Iris Women of Achievement Award, her Chapter’s Rising Star Award, and served as a Brand Ambassador for Chico’s, Madison Reed and Lane Bryant. In this Member Spotlight, I bring to you more from my interview with Carol where we spoke about her work, our Age Relevancy theme, and how she leveraged her previous experience to make an impact in the Image Industry. As we bid farewell to our Editorin-Chief, I thought it would appropriate to spotlight this amazing woman.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:

DR. CAROL PARKER WALSH, JD, PHD, FFSM, AICI CIC BY SONIA DUBEY DEWAN, AICI CIC

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Q. How did you get started in Image Consulting? A. I’ve always been in rather heady careers so for fun I decided to sell sterling silver jewelry. What started off as a hobby turned into a lucrative business and for 3 years I found myself learning more about women of all ages while styling them in luxury jewelry. I found that over time I enjoyed sharing how to wear the jewelry, what to wear it with, and which pieces looked best on them. I was doing this intuitively and realized I loved it. Overtime, it became about so much more than the jewelry. I was helping women look and feel amazing about who they were and creating circles of support for women to be heard, seen and celebrated. I attracted other likeminded women to join me and soon I had over 150 women sharing the joy of building their own businesses and having fun in the process. Wanting more, I looked into becoming an image consultant and found AICI. They recommended several schools to prepare me for my new career, I chose one and the journey began.

Q. What do you do in your business? A. My work has evolved over the almost five years I’ve been in business. When I first started out I focused on the “A” of image consulting, primarily helping my clients look and feel their best. About six months into my business I found Fashion Feng Shui® and a new way of working with my clients. In Fashion Feng Shui® we work to help our clients live in alignment with who they are, where they’re going and how they show up. Coupled with my own doctoral training in Jungian psychology, cognitive behavioral theory, organizational theory, gender and identity development, my business has evolved to help my clients clarify this aspect of their lives in relation to discovering their life’s work. I’ve combined my almost 30 years of experience working in organizations and running my own businesses to help successful women who’ve climbed the wrong ladder of success find their life’s work and develop a powerful personal brand. I also support new business owners in creating a successful foundation for greater income and longterm success.

the Age of Relevancy in relation to the Image Industry. What is your view on this topic? A. I wrote an article for the Huffington Post several years ago called, The Return of the Invisible Woman. The point of the article was to speak about the relevant absence of women in their 50s in our industry. While we may be lauded as the wise sage to pass on our hard earned knowledge, we’re not often looked upon as the focus of attention or celebration for our beauty, vitality or style in the mainstream. To often we’re relegated to mature magazines like More or AARP or we’re the subject of documentaries like Ari Seth Cohen’s “Advanced Style” as if we should be ostracized to positions on the fringe. We live in a society that celebrates youth, but in truth there is beauty, relevancy, intelligence, and power at every stage and every decade of a woman’s life. As Lyn Slater of the Accidental Icon noted, “[we] occupy cultural space with confidence and repudiate invisibility.” It’s not up to the industry (or any industry for that matter) to proclaim our relevancy, we have to step up and step into the 21st century and claim our relevancy. We can’t rest on that “hard earned knowledge” we’ve accumulated over time. We have to keep growing and learning as life continues to change and grow around us. We can’t give up and say our time as passed; we have to proclaim everyday is our time. After all, in literature and plays the story doesn’t end after the first or even second act. In the same way, we still have so much more to offer before we get to the end.

Q. The AICI October edition speaks about

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A. I have to credit Sarah Hathorn, AICI CIM with

Q. You entered this industry at 50. What challenges have you faced in building your business & how did you overcome them? A. That’s a great question. I don’t know of any other woman who started in our industry at 50. I’d love to start a club if there are others. Initially it was challenging because I thought I was making a complete 180-degree turn in my career. Everything felt so new and foreign to me. As a result, I struggled communicating the value of my work. It’s much easier as an attorney or dean to share what you do because society-at-large recognizes these professions. Image consulting, as a profession, can be a bit confusing for people. However, once I understood the breadth, power and significance of image consulting, it all started to come together. In addition, I was able pull from my cumulative knowledge, skills and experience and find the common thread in my new career. After honing my skills I learned not only how to articulate the value of my work, but to showcase the value of our profession. Now I’m invited to speak at events; am interviewed on a variety of podcasts and in publications; publish my own articles in national publications; and appear monthly on local TV. The best possible ways to overcome the challenge of starting a business at any age are to value what you do, leverage what you know, and continue to grow and learn new things.

Q. Why did you seek your AICI CIC certification? How has your business benefited from this level of certification?

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my going after my AICI CIC certification. I sought the certification not only to showcase my standing in the profession but also to elevate my status above my competition. Attorneys can graduate and hold a JD, but unless you pass the Bar exam you can’t practice law. I looked at the AICI CIC similarly. I wanted to show that I passed the examination and certification process in my profession to differentiate myself, and that designation has been significant. I constantly educate the public on the difference between completing your education and getting your profession’s designation. Professionals who have to work for their associations’ credentials and certifications understand this difference. Since that’s my client base, it gives me an upper hand.

Q. Are you planning to go after your AICI CIP? Why? A. Of course. I believe in reaching the highest level credential in any field with which I’m affiliated. As I mentioned before, I was trained in Fashion Feng Shui® and am now one of 12 Fashion Feng Shui® Masters in the world. I’m also a Master Certified Neurolinguistic Program Practitioner, Master Life Coach and completing my training to become a Senior Professional Career Coach. There’s a tremendous amount of growth and learning that takes place when you strive for the highest level credentials in your field. So yes, I plan to become one of the few AICI CIPs and one of the even fewer AICI CIMs in the world over time.

Q. What made you get involved in AICI leadership? What’s your current role? A. I got involved in leadership almost immediately. Within six months of joining AICI, I became the VP for Education for the AICI SFBA (now AICI US West Region Chapter) and then the President. I’ve been on the International Board as VP of Marketing and am closing out my tenure as Editor-in-Chief of this amazing magazine. I believe if you want to be a part of the conversation, make improvements, or effect change, you have to be involved. It’s easy to stand back and critique but it’s something entirely different to step up and be a part of the change. You gain


such amazing insight and growth, both as a person and a leader when you’re actively involved in your association. It can also have an amazing impact on your business.

Q. What’s your advice for someone new in the industry (even for those planning to enter the industry at midlife)?

Q. What do you like to do for fun?

how you can leverage your previous work into your current work in this industry. If you’re new in the profession, get very clear on who YOU want to be in this industry and how your work will elevate not only you but also the profession as a whole. What you do in this industry will definitely have an impact on us all. I’d also say to those who are new, do not forget about the B, C, and D of the industry as we talked about in the last issue. There is so much you can do that can have a significant impact on the world, so find your place and make your mark.

A. I absolutely love to travel. I’ve been blessed to visit several countries and continents but have so many more on my bucket list. I also love reading and you’ll often find a stack of books around me that I’m reading simultaneously. One of the benefits of going through a doctoral program is that you learn to read and absorb a lot of books in a short period of time. I believe it’s important to have a growth mindset and both reading and traveling expand my mind and worldview.

A. Great question! If you’re 50 or over I’d say consider

SONIA DUBEY DEWAN, AICI CIC, is an Image Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Keynote Speaker. One of the only two CIC in India, she is Founder & Executive Director of Indian School of Image Management (www.indianschoolofimage.com), providing education and training solutions to aspiring Image Consultants. Associate Editor of AICI Global Magazine, Sonia is passionate about sharing her views on Image Management, Personal Branding, Positive Body Image, Women Empowerment, Style, and Fashion.

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BETWEEN US

CHAPTER MEMBERS OF THE YEAR

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ongratulations to the dedicated, hard working and talented members of the AICI Global Chapters. Here are your Chapter Members of the Year for 2018.

These outstanding women and men will be acknowledged and honored in April at the 2019 AICI Global Conference in Chicago.

ARGENTINA SANDY CORNEJA

BEIJING SHAN SHAN WU

BRAZIL LUCIANA ULRICH

CANADA KATHERINE LAZARUK

CHICAGO BETH DIVINE GASTINEAU

CHILE-SANTIAGO PAULA VELASCO

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CHINA-SHENZHEN GUANHUI WU

COLUMBIA ERIKA ACOSTA

ECUADOR ROSARIO DIZ

GUADALAJARA ALEJANDRA MÁRQUE

HONG KONG HELEN MIN YIN

INDIA-DELHI ZOHRA CHITALWALA

ITALY VALERIA VIERO

MALAYSIA AISHAH NEIHUS

MELBOURNE TANYA LOCOCO

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MEXICO CITY ROSARIO GALINDO

NEW YORK ANNE STILLS

PERU LILLIAN RUTH SANCHEZ

PHILIPPINES MISELLE P. BERGONIA

SAN FRANCISCO MICHELLE AUGENSTEIN

SHANGHAI RUI ZHANG

SPAIN CARIE MERCIER-LAFOND

TOKYO NAOTO SAKASAI

WASHINGTON CHRIS-MICHELLE JONES

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BETWEEN US

MEET OUR NEW AICI GLOBAL MAGAZINE BUSINESS EDITOR

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hose of us who work on the Global Magazine do so on a volunteer basis, so I’m always excited when someone in our membership decides to step up and take on the commitment of contributing to this world-class publication. Today I’m happy to introduce you to our newest Business Editor, Monica F. Prado, Communication and Image Consultant from the Philippines. With her background in the fields of communication, media and corporate training, Monica established Communicare Training and Development, a training and consultancy firm, in 2010. She has developed and conducted trainings on business communication, presentation skills, business writing, and image enhancement for thousands of individuals and many of the Philippines’ top local and multinational corporations.

Here’s what Monica had to share about joining the Editorial Board: I was thinking of how I could contribute to AICI as a member when I came across the AICI Global Magazine. It is full of substantial information that can help in the growth of its readers. Thus, I decided to reach out to its Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Carol Parker Walsh. Being the new Business Editor of AICI Global is such an honor. I am truly excited to be a part of the learning journey of its readers. I hope that together with the Editorial Team, I would be able to help in giving both information and inspiration to image consultants all over the world.

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