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Donna has earned a reputation as someone who inspires and motivates her audiences. She loves to engage groups of all sizes on what it takes to be successful in advancing and managing ones career in the new economy.  As a highly sought-after speaker, she takes people on a journey from soul search to social media, speaking on all aspects of the job search process from the psychological to effective use of social networking tools.  Described by her audiences as funny, dynamic, and highly informative, Donna’s goal is to empower professionals with strategies that are immediately actionable and achievable.

Donna has spoken at the following professional associations, organizations & conferences

  • Fairfield Network of Executive Women
  • Parsippany Chamber of Commerce, NJ
  • Fairfield County Public Relations Association
  • NYS Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Barnard Alumni Association (CT Chapter)
  • Center for Communication (CENCOM), NY
  • CT Women’s Business Development Center
  • Project Management Institute/ Westchester, NY
  • Ladies Who Launch, Fairfield County
  • Career Counselors Consortium of NY
  • Career Development Specialist Network
  • Westport Executive Networking Group
  • Darien Professionals Networking Group
  • New Canaan Cats
  • Career Counseling Association of NJ
  • Career Development Specialist Network
  • Women at Work Network
  • Africa Brain Gain Conference
  • Eastern Association of Career offices and Employers (EACE) Conference
  • Mid-Atlantic Career Counselors Association Conference
  • National Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Conference

Universities/Colleges Career & Alumni Services/ Career Conferences:

  • NYU Alumni Services, Alumni Day
  • NYU, Galletin School of Individualized Study
  • Rutgers University Alumni Services
  • Columbia University, Alumni Career Service (Webinar)
  • Manhattanville College
  • Purchase College, Career Services (Students and Alumni)
  • The New School University, Career Services & various Academic Departments
  • LIM College, Career Services Keynote Address to seniors
  • Pace University
  • Baruch College, Starr Career Development Center
  • Darien Continuing Education Program
  • Norwalk Community College, Continuing Education
  • Bergen County Community College

Here’s what people are saying about Donna’s presentations and talks:

“Donna enthralled and inspired the Connecticut Press Club with her demonstration on using LinkedIn for career advancement and new sources. She’s engaging and is a superb communicator. We got great feedback about her and the presentation she gave. We were lucky to have her and consider her one of our most memorable speakers.”
Sherry Shameer Cohen, President, CT Press Club

“Donna, your seminar was fabulous!  You are very approachable and explained everything in a non-threatening/non-intimidating manner. You are clearly very knowledgeable about this topic and explained everything in a clear and concise way.”
Alexandra Penick

“Excellent workshop. Very informative, provided useful and valuable info.  Exceeded my expectations!”
Barbara Globeck

“I had the pleasure of hiring Donna to do a seminar on “Using Twitter for the Job Search” for a seminar at Rutgers University. As many clients do today, our students and alumni struggle to learn and incorporate social media applications into their job search strategies. There was a great demand on campus (from students, alumni and staff career counselors) to learn more about social media and the networking/job search process. Donna is an expert in this area and we brought her to campus to make presentations to both the career counseling staff and the student/alumni populations. Donna presented a comprehensive and informative training program in an entertaining and personable way! Her style captured the audience and her up to date information on the content area left all armed with additional tools to use in today’s challenging job market! I will not hesitate to call on Donna again to present career related seminars on our campus.” Scott Borden, Assistant Director, Rutgers University Career Services

For more information about hiring Donna to speak at your event or organization, contact info@careerfolk.com

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