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Barbara Lang and Cynthia De Lorenzi with Vernice Armour, the first female African-American naval aviator and combat pilot in the US military

Jennifer Cortner and DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier with Cynthia de Lorenzi, President of Success in the City


eferred to as the Pink Collar Network by the Washington Post, Success in the City (SITC) is dedicated to uniting women of achievement. SITC has harnessed the secret of bringing women of prestige, power and success together and serves women who stand-out, lead and influence others. Programs and events are uniquely designed to help members develop lasting peer relationships with other successful women. Trust and humor are key elements for women in developing lasting friendships and once those relationships are formed deals-on-heels are sure to follow! SITC reaches out to senior level executive women ready to discover a unique and fun new way to expand their network and develop peer relationships and friendships that may last a lifetime. Founded by Cynthia de Lorenzi, an experienced businesswoman, who like many women in the United States today finds themselves living life in the “sandwich generation.” She says, “There has never been a time in my life when I wasn’t caring for someone somewhere.” Her journey from Texas to Washington, D.C. was unexpected and sad. Following the death of her youngest sibling and adored brother, she realized that she needed to relocate her family to care for her mother and lead her brother’s technology business. Cynthia de Lorenzi likes to call herself a serial entrepreneur and social commentator on the economic status and influence of women in our world today. She also encourages the label “open networker” and, just for fun, “Diva Extraordinaire.” Washington Business Journal selected her as one of the top 25 “Women Who Mean Business” in 2006. More than 1,000 women leaders in Washing-

ton, D.C. today have participated in SITC events. Boasting a growing membership plans are underway through a partnership with EFX Media to launch the Women’s Broadcast Network, an Internet television Network and Success in the City TV Channel for uniting women’s organizations. SITC hosts social networking events throughout the Washington, D.C. region that includes luncheons, shopping trips to New York City, spa days, a CEO Chick Chat, an author interview series and more. The goal of this group is for women to form bonds and to connect through their innate abilities to communicate. From fun and friendship comes business. From connections comes confidence. With a network of girlfriends by your side anything is possible, or at least manageable. Success in the City has a strong message. While this group of women enjoys the social aspect of the networking, they are successful business women who own their own companies and run corporate divisions while raising children and caring for parents. They are the new lipsticked face of corporate America. They may wear pink to their board meetings but their decisions are anything but pale. Success in the City is a dynamic organization that focuses on the unique needs, talents, and communication styles of women. As we step into the early years of the 21st century, there are an increasing number of women in the workplace and an increasing number of women graduating college and pursing advanced training. This amazing convergence means that the opportunities for women to move into the “C” suite are greater than ever before.

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