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Monday Morning Speakers 2016

Monday Speakers meetings are open to the public and free of charge. You are cordially invited to attend.

Each meeting features a speaker who covers topics of interest to those who are involved in or contemplating a job search or career change. The meeting begins with a networking session at 9:45 AM. We ask everyone to be seated by 9:55 AM so that the speaker can start promptly at 10:00 AM.

No reservations are needed. Come network with 40Plus members, other guests, and the speaker. The meeting is also an opportunity for anyone who is considering joining 40Plus to see and experience our organization.

Many of us continue our networking conversations over lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution which has a very affordable cafeteria with great choices for entrees as well as an excellent salad bar. Plan to join us.

Upcoming events

    • Mon, March 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Monday Morning Speaker: Cyndy Porter

    The Essence of You:  The Psychology, Science and Art Behind Your Style


    Conversation with CYNDY PORTER

    Cyndy Porter is an award-winning photographer, expert image and fashion consultant, personal stylist and inspiring public speaker.

    Your image is power. Creating and showcasing your personal style is a building block for professional success. Cyndy’s expert fashion and style guidance will lead you to a better understanding of your strengths and best features. As a personal stylist and professional image consultant, Cyndy brings fashion and function together, a vital combination in Northern Virginia, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties and the DC Metro area. With Cyndy Porter’s expertise, there are no flaws, only a flawless personal brand that is reflected from head to toe while radiating from within.

    Marketing your professional image. Cyndy began her career in sales and marketing and became a divisional vice president at a media conglomerate. Today, Cyndy Porter Style and Photography builds on that business knowledge and experience with professional image consultant services in Northern Virginia.

    You are art in motion. Cyndy Porter Style and Photography provides a variety of programs to teach individuals, groups, companies and large audiences how to create a personal brand and apply art principles to how they dress–the same principles used to create beautiful portraiture. She teaches how to see oneself in artful terms and how to express oneself through image, style and photography..



    Cyndy started her career in sales and marketing working her way up the ladder to a divisional vice president of brand marketing at a media conglomerate, before leaving to start her own business.

    Cyndy is a member of The Style Core, a certified network of Personal Stylists & Image Consultants around the world personally trained by Image Master Carla Mathis. Cyndy continues her training as an Image Consultant through her affiliation with the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), and can help you achieve your goals through a powerful and authentic image.

    As a Certified Professional Photographer through Professional Photographers of America (PPA), credentials held by less than 1800 photographers worldwide, Cyndy can guarantee superior quality and artistic imagery every time.



    Cyndy Porter Image Style and Photography
    McLean, VA 22102

    Phone: 703-919-5244


    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:

    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

Past events

Mon, March 27, 2017 The Nonprofit Sector in DC:  Driving the Economy; Creating Jobs
Mon, February 20, 2017 Roles and Opportunities for Partnership Professionals
Mon, February 13, 2017 The Role of Emotional Intelligence in a Successful Search
Mon, February 06, 2017 Navigating Uncertainty: Strategic Planning for Job Search
Mon, January 30, 2017 The Essence of You: The Psychology, Science and Art Behind Your Style
Mon, January 23, 2017 Trends and Opportunities for Marketing Professionals - Jeremy Schmerling
Mon, December 19, 2016 Barbara Mitchell: Interview Tips from CEO's with BARBARA MITCHELL
Mon, December 12, 2016 Cindy Atlee: When the Product is You: Authentic Personal Branding for Professional Success
Mon, December 05, 2016 Jennifer Dalton: Leveraging LinkedIn to Grow Your Visibility and Impact
Mon, November 28, 2016 Edward L. Jones: How Temporary/Interim Roles can Lead to Your Next Career Success
Mon, November 21, 2016 Linda Howard: What It Takes to Start Your Own Consulting Practice
Mon, November 14, 2016 Natasha Pierre: Successfully Overcoming Age as a Perceived Disability in Today’s Workplace
Mon, November 07, 2016 Kathryn Troutman: Fired Up and Ready to Go Get Those NEW Federal Jobs!!
Mon, October 31, 2016 Lorne Epstein - Ace the Interview and Get Hired by Creating a Compelling Professional Narrative!
Mon, October 24, 2016 47 Uncommon Ways to Conduct an Absolutely Awesome Job Search with ABBY KOHUT
Mon, October 17, 2016 OPEN HOUSE AND MONDAY MORNING MEETING at Foundation Center: 8 Steps In Your Job Search with MIKE BRUNI
Mon, October 03, 2016 WE’RE MOVING! Monday, October 3, 2016: No Monday Morning Meeting due to move. Please save the date for our Open House Monday October 17, 2016 at our new home: Foundation Center, 1627 K Street NW, Suite 300 (3rd floor), Washington DC 20006
Mon, September 26, 2016 Business Idea Burning In Your Belly? But Trying to Figure Out How to Start? with Jenny DuFresne
Mon, September 19, 2016 Discovering Your Passion to Find Your Dream Job! with DEBRA CARTER
Mon, September 12, 2016 Everything You Want to Know about Your Job Search: An Open Q&A Forum! with SHIRA HARRINGTON
Mon, September 05, 2016 Closed for Labor Day
Mon, August 29, 2016 Mastering The "Gig Economy" Who What & How with ANGELA HEATH
Mon, August 22, 2016 The Informational Interview with TOM GOODWIN
Mon, August 15, 2016 “What I’m Doing Isn’t Working:” Job-Search Skills & Tools with Joan Sherman
Mon, August 08, 2016 Finding a job on Capitol Hill and in the political arena with TOM MANATOS
Mon, August 01, 2016 Roundtable Forum: Guiding Your Retirement Plan During A Career Transition with Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors BILL N. POLIZOS
Mon, July 25, 2016 The 9 Master Secrets to Professional Networking with COACH POWELL
Mon, July 18, 2016 The 9 Master Secrets to Professional Networking with COACH POWELL
Mon, July 11, 2016 Secrets Recruiters Don't Want You To Know with ABBY KOHUT
Mon, June 27, 2016 Closed June 27, 2016
Mon, June 20, 2016 TMAYG = Tell Me About Your Genius with JOHN LESKO
Mon, June 13, 2016 CRACKING THE CODE TO YOUR FEDERAL JOB SEARCH with Corliss Jackson
Mon, June 06, 2016 Roundtable Forum: Successful Job Search Strategies with TRACY WADE
Mon, May 30, 2016 No Monday Speaker - Closed for Memorial Day
Mon, May 23, 2016 Marketing YOU: Leveraging Networking and Sales Technique for an Effective Job Search
Mon, May 16, 2016 How to Make Money While You Look for a Job with ANGELA HEATH
Mon, May 09, 2016 Leveraging Mobile Computing for your Job Search with THOMAS PETRY
Mon, May 02, 2016 Roundtable Forum: Career Q & A with National Job Search Expert Laura M. Labovich
Mon, April 18, 2016 CANCELLED: Leveraging Mobile Computing for your Job Search - Come to Special Event: 50+ Employment Expo
Mon, April 11, 2016 What Does How You Dress Have to Do With Your Personal Brand? with Annette Harris
Mon, March 28, 2016 The Art of the Interview with Elizabeth Mangini
Mon, March 21, 2016 How To Create Your Dream Job: Change Your Mindset Change Your Future with SUSAN KATZ
Mon, March 14, 2016 Tips on How to Do Your Taxes When You're Looking for Work with Accountant ALFRED PINKETT
Mon, February 29, 2016 Beyond Handling Stress: Building Personal Resilience with BARBARA BEIZER
Mon, February 22, 2016 40Plus will not be hosting a Monday Morning Speaker this morning
Mon, February 15, 2016 Preparing For a Federal Job Search with DAVID BARNES
Mon, February 08, 2016 Writing Great LinkedIn Summaries with LEX LEVIN
Mon, February 01, 2016 Join A Roundtable Forum to Discuss The Role of Your Ethics in Your Career with Rick Zitelman
Mon, January 11, 2016 Got Branding? Make Your Candidacy POP! with Shira Harrington
Mon, January 04, 2016 Join A Roundtable Forum Where You Will Learn To Network With A Purpose! with RICH EISENDORF

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1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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