This Week's Westchester County Business Events (3/9)

Women’s Leadership Luncheon

United Way of Westchester and Putnam will host its second annual Women’s Leadership Council luncheon on March 11 from noon to 2 pm at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor. Area women are invited to attend and learn about the real challenges women can experience in our local communities and network with other women of influence. Stephanie Ruhle, the anchor and managing editor for Bloomberg Television and co-host of Market Makers, will be the event’s special keynote speaker. Dee DelBello, CEO and owner of Westfair Communications, Inc., and Mary Murray, the manager of corporate citizenship and corporate affairs at IBM, will be honored as the Women’s Leadership Council’s “Women of Distinction.” The event will be emceed by Lisa Salvadorini, News 12 Westchester anchor and managing editor.

Individual tickets begin at $175; reserve your seat here:

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Get Cold Calling Down Cold

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) of Westchester is hosting a “How to Earn More Business With Telephone Prospecting” workshop on March 11 from 1 to 3 pm at SCORE headquarters in White Plains. This free workshop will explain how to: identify and get to the top decision maker in most companies; make an impact on your first phone conversation with decision makers; turn a secretary into an ally and resource in getting to the main decision maker; and, get all the information you need to help prepare for your first face-to-face meeting so you can seal the deal during your first meeting with the decision makers.

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Corporate Contracts, Explained

Are you looking to learn about corporate contract opportunities for small businesses and Minority- and Women-owned Business Eenterprises? Check out the Women’s Enterprise Development Center’s (WEDC) workshop on March 12 from 6 to 9 pm at 360 Hamilton Ave in White Plains. The workshop, “Growing Your Business with Corporate Contracts,” includes panelists from IBM, MasterCard, and Regeneron.

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Workshop is free to attend; registration available online here

Get Serious About Cyber Security

Cyber threats are making lots of news these days for hitting companies large and small. From data breaches to personal identity theft, everyone is at risk for a cyber attack. But there are actions you can take to protect your company’s information—and your own. Learn more by attending “Cyber Security: How to Protect Yourself and Your Company,” featuring keynote speaker David W. Stender, CISSP, CSSLP, CAP, SVP, enterprise security officer, M&T Bank. The event takes place on March 19 from 7:30 to 10 am at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains. Learn from panelists including Miranda Alfonso-Williams,CIPM, CIPT,CIPP,CISM, data privacy and cyber privacy security specialist, speaker and trainer, WAM Management Consulting Group; Dr. Daren Hayes, the director of cybersecurity and assistant professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of CSIS; and Sean Murray, a senior specialist for professionals liability, media & cyber, Chubb.

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Arianna Huffington Comes to Westchester

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Author, politico, and blogger extraordinaire Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post Media Group, will appear on March 25 as part of Manhattanville College’s Castle Conversations series, a 2015 speaker series presented by MasterCard. Huffington kicks off the series with her unique take on the evolving media landscape. The event takes place at 7 pm in the O’Byrne Chapel on the Manhattanville campus in Purchase.

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Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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