Monday, August 11, 2008

Here's to you girlfriends!

Thanks so much to those of you who were on the call on Friday. We changed up the time to 400pm ET, so we had a few stragglers who called in at 430pm. Not to worry! Get there when you can, for how ever long you can. Just get there!

This week we welcomed a number of new girlfriends to the call and they caught up by telling us about themselves, including their favorite places to visit internationally (or to dream about). Two themes this week - you guessed it, Italy and Tuscany in particular and Dubai!

We also share our "high points" and gave the opportunity to share "low points" of the week. While we all agreed that we didn't want to dwell on the low points, it is good to know that you have a safe place to share.

Lee Granger shared her experience in attending Marilyn Carlson Nelson's retirement dinner. See the post below about Marilyn's new book on leadership. You can pre-order it now.

We got some good recommendations on books and movies that I'll be posting later. So if you have read something or seen something special recently, let me know!

This week's call was sponsored by Renie Cavallari, the author of the Official Girlfriend's Getaway Guide. Check out the post from Friday to get more information about her research of this fascinating market.

Vela Mitchell sent me a book last week called Trillion Dollar Moms. I haven't read it yet, but am working with Vela to get Bonnie on the call sometime in August to tell us about this aspect of marketing to another subset of the girlfriend market.

Next week we are going to focus on goals and what you would like to accomplish before we all get together face to face. Annette Hogan and I are working on the first annual Executive Girlfriend's Getaway retreat. It will be held somewhere warm and sunny in late January or early February. We will keep you posted as the location gels and the agenda is firmed up.

Have a super week. Talk to you on Friday.

Chicke Fitzgerald

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