Working the Room: Networking with P.A.S.S.I.O.N.

Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools individuals can use to advance their personal and professional life and open the door to new opportunities. Shelley Potente, Executive Vice President, Client Relations of The Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Design, spoke to a crowd of nearly 200 women at the HAVERFORD SPEAKER [...]

2019-06-17T19:20:00+00:00June 14th, 2019|

The Shadow War: A War Without Boundaries

Cyber warfare, hacking, spoofing, identity theft, and spear-fishing have all entered the lexicon of the 21st Century, yet most Americans have little idea of the dangers threatening us. Unlike conventional warfare, these conflicts take place in the shadows of invisible fronts, with no formal declarations and a growing number of adversaries. It’s been called [...]

2019-06-17T19:22:34+00:00June 14th, 2019|

Behavioral Finance: What affects our decisions?

Every day we make thousands of decisions. Our brains absorb huge amounts of complex data, but we can’t possibly use all that information to make every decision.  So sometimes our brains use mental shortcuts to make decisions more efficiently—maybe not optimal, but fast and easy. Maxine Cuffe, CFA, Senior Research Analyst, spoke to a [...]

2019-06-14T15:35:49+00:00March 19th, 2019|

Pearls of Wisdom: Behavioral Finance

Overcoming Behavioral Biases in Search of Financial Security As human beings, we’re hard-wired to go with our gut, take action and sometimes overlook important details. It’s not always our fault; it is simply part of human nature. We call these tendencies behavioral biases, and they affect everything we do, including how we make decisions about [...]

2019-03-12T18:19:58+00:00March 8th, 2019|

The War to End All Wars: Foreign Intelligence and Espionage in the U.S. During WWI and Today

Edward A. Turzanski On November 7th, Ed Turzanski, a professor, radio and TV contributor, and political and national security analyst, was the featured presenter for the final installment of the 2018 Haverford Intelligence Briefing series.  Ed provided an in-depth look at how foreign states employed the espionage tradecraft of the day to try to [...]

2018-12-04T20:12:29+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

Pearls of Wisdom: Advancing Civic Engagement

Three Vs of Civic Engagement How Small Steps Can Close the Government Gender Gap The face of the American politician is changing. Women are winning elections at a pace never before seen in history. Twenty-eight-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on track to become the youngest female elected to Congress in history. In the House, Bloomberg expects [...]

2018-12-13T15:14:41+00:00October 5th, 2018|

The East is Red and Getting Redder: North Korea, China, and the Changing Calculus in Asia

Jack Tomarchio On June 27th, Jack Tomarchio, a Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center for the Study of Terrorism and former Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Operations with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, returned as the featured presenter for the first 2018 installment of the [...]

2018-07-09T18:06:11+00:00July 9th, 2018|

The Power of Mentorship

Mentors and coaches can be some of the most valuable resources in business and in life. Contrary to popular belief, these relationships come in all shapes and sizes—formal and informal—and can last a finite amount of time or span a lifetime. Binney Wietlisbach, President, and her mentor, Sue Perrotty, Owner of BAC Services, spoke [...]

2018-06-21T12:41:00+00:00June 20th, 2018|

Pearls of Wisdom: Mentorship Myths

Three Biggest Myths Around Mentorship Programs How a new approach to mentorship can lead to more fruitful relationships By Binney Wietlisbach Over the past 30 years, it seems mentorship programs have been run largely the same way: through a workplace-sponsored program, a mentor and mentee are paired, meet once a week for 30 minutes over [...]

2018-12-13T15:37:06+00:00June 7th, 2018|

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