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The Network Celebrates 20 Years in Style - MyMozaic.lu
In celebration of their 20 year anniversary, “The Network” International Business and Professional Network, celebrated yesterday evening with an interactive workshop on style, image and business dress.
President Cindi Wilson welcomed the 50 attendees, explaining the origin of the club in 1991 was to create a network to help women progress their careers. For 20 years, The Network has attracted members by promoting career and personal development for women in Luxembourg, providing a professional networking forum, offering information for career development, providing encouragement and creating an outlet for social, cultural, educational and philanthropic activities.
Monthly meeting topics are relevant whether women are in corporate positions, entrepreneurs with their own business or new to Luxembourg or rejoining work life. Members learn new techniques to improve, exchange ideas or business services and model, support and encourage each other to succeed. Cindi noted that the members were the group’s greatest asset, and consisted of very accomplished women.
The key speaker for the evening was Luxembourg Image and Fashion Consultant, Wendy Casey-Janes. With a passion for clothing and fashion, Wendy provided an entertaining and informative evening. The first objective was defining body type! She noted that it doesn’t matter what body type you are as long as you know how to dress it, and mentioned famous celebrities who fit each one. With six to chose from, attendees then learned how to optimise their image with top tips on wardrobe dos and don’ts for each type. Wendy then spoke of the importance of colour, stating that with the right cut and the right colour, can make the simplest outfit look fantastic. Participants learned the colour palettes that best suited them, and Wendy assessed some articles participants had brought against their colouring.
The evening concluded with a “Dress for Success” segment on how to dress for business – whether in a very conservative organisation or manoeuvring the confusion of business casual. Armed with information and a more concerning eye, participants critiqued several photos of international women in politics to highlight the key points. Everyone emerged much more confident in their fashion selections to make a great first impression.
In a very festive atmosphere, the group enjoyed Spanish wines, ham and cheese at the start of the event, and birthday cake and champagne at the intermission. Cindi made a toast to The Network, to continue to foster and support women’s achievements professionally, to the membership, the distinguished group of ladies who make it what it is and to 20 more years!
The Network acts as a focal point to promote career and personal development for women of all nationalities within the Luxembourg community, and can be found at www.the-network.lu.