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From Fired to Fabulous! - with Beth Solomon

  • Mon, October 14, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl, Washington, DC

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From Fired to Fabulous!

with Beth Solomon

In her upcoming book Fired to Fabulous! this former executive headhunter (she was forced out), bank vice president (terminated from this job) and Hollywood talent agency associate (resigned somewhat gracefully), Beth Solomon rips the band-aid off the wound of being fired -- revealing the beginnings of professional expansion, personal fulfillment, and spiritual growth. 

In her talk, she describes her rocky but enlightening road, focusing on how you can turn what looks like a stumble -- or even failure -- into unprecedented opportunity. She also talks about Fed Up to Fabulous! -- the art of leaving the job you have for what you want.

From the book:

I’ve been fired. A lot. In fact, I’ve been fired more times than anyone I know. I used to be embarrassed about it, but then I realized that there was a story hidden in all those pink slips. We don’t talk about getting fired much. Because it makes us feel ashamed, rejected, sometimes humiliated and even worthless. A disappointment to our families. But the truth is, just because you’re doing a good job, you’re talented, you’re dedicated, and you’re smart, it doesn’t mean you won’t be terminated, downsized, or just plain fired.Rather than being hurt by it, I’ve come to realize that getting fired can literally be the best thing that’s ever happened to you.

                                        -- From Fired to Fabulous! by Beth Solomon


About the Speaker

Founder of The Georgetown Dish, Beth Solomon began her career as a radio reporter in East Africa for the Voice of America. As a freelance producer for ABC News, she covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first democratic elections in Eastern Europe after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Beth went on to roles in strategic communications at the National Association of Manufacturers, the International Franchise Association and the National Restaurant Association. A graduate of Yale, she worked as a speechwriter for U.S. Senator Sam Nunn (D-Georgia), spent four years as a headhunter with global executive search firm CTPartners, worked in Hollywood at talent agency William Morris Endeavor, as a Vice President at U.S. Bank, and now as Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives & Development at CARE International, the global humanitarian organization. This is a partial list. Beth Solomon has been fired a lot. 

You might decide you want to do it, too. 


Please plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch nearby.

Attire is business casual. 

Doors open at 9:45 am for networking and the program starts at 10 am at our location:

1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

Washington, DC

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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