04.29.2016 / Blog Posts Events
On Monday evening, the Women of Washington gathered at The Gryphon located in Washington, D.C. to kick off the 2016 NFL Draft. The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders also co-hosted the event.
Over 150 excited WOW members anxiously waited outside of the private venue for the party to begin. At check-in, every guest received a raffle ticket and access to the VIP WOW area for members only. Guests enjoyed complimentary appetizers such as ceviche and chicken and waffles. The drink menu gave women the option to enjoy some drink specials.
During the event, women were able to mingle with former and ... Read More
04.27.2016 / Blog Posts Events
On Saturday, April 23rd, Women of Washington hosted an Ultimate Fitness Bootcamp at Sport & Health Brambleton. WOW members spent their Saturday afternoon training and working out with Celebrity Nike Trainer and Health and Fitness Expert, Deanna Jefferson and her team of trainers as well as trainers from Sport & Health. The event also featured a special appearance by Chelsea Collective, a women’s boutique for athletic apparel. At check-in, all participants received amazing gifts from Chelsea Collective such as headbands, towels, and water bottles to get ready for their workout!
During the event, the ladies had the opportunity to rotate ... Read More
Redskins land the top free agent cornerback of 2015, signing Josh Norman to a reported five-year, $75 million contract. Read More
Some Quick Facts:
- Norman (6-0, 195) is entering his fifth NFL season after originally entering the NFL as a fifth-round pick of the Carolina Panthers (143rd overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.
- In 53 regular season games with 38 starts, Norman has recorded 178 tackles (136 solo), 36 passes defensed, seven interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), four forced fumbles and three fumbles recovered.
- After a career-high season - recording career highs in interceptions (four), forced fumbles (three) and fumbles recovered (two ...
04.25.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
Here's a situation I'm sure you're familiar with: You've come up with an exciting idea that you think you and your colleagues will benefit from. But even though you feel your thinking is solid, you're too afraid of speaking up about what's on your mind. Sure,youthink it’d be smart, but what if your boss doesn’t agree? And even worse, what if she thinks your entire concept is dumb?
If you’re anything like me, you’ve kept your mouth shut when it came to this ... Read More
04.24.2016 / Blog Posts Recipes
Recipe courtesy of: Giada De Laurentiis, Cooking Channel
Craving a light, easy to make dessert that is perfect for springtime? This ricotta orange pound cake with strawberries would be great to serve! This recipe makes 6-8 servings.
Total Time: 55 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 45 min
1 1/2 cups cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature, plus more to grease the baking pan
1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar, plus 1 tablespoon ... Read More
04.20.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Rebecca Nenner
It's amazing how we have things turned upside down in this country. For the past 30 something years, we have vilified fat as being dangerous and artery clogging, when in fact it is the very thing you need to sustain life. If you haven’t noticed, our country and people all over the world have gotten way fatter and sicker since the 1980’s than they have been during the entire course that man has existed on this planet! There is a correlation here, in the 1980’s we were told to eat a low fat ... Read More
04.18.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
My first job was as a playground leader. I spent my teenage summers working at a park about two miles from my house. A few of my close friends worked there, too, and it was a blast. But while some may say it’s an “easy” job because I just got to hang out with kids all day, that was far from the truth.
With only 10 leaders and an average of 80 kids—sometimes over 100—there were a ton of different tasks to keep track of. And after five summers working there, I ... Read More
The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday 4/13 that they have signed veteran cornerback Greg Toler. Read More
Some Quick Facts:
- Toler (6-0, 190) is entering his eighth NFL season after originally being selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
- The veteran, has appeared in 72 regular season games with 47 starts, amassing 251 tackles (221 solo), 47 passes defensed, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles, two sacks and one fumble recovery.
- Toler most recently played with the Indianapolis Colts after signing with them prior to the 2013 season. He started 32 of the ...
04.13.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Rebecca Nenner
How frustrating is it when you've gone on a diet, lost weight, and a few weeks or months later, you have not only gained back the weight but have added on more pounds! It’s a very common tale. In fact, when you think about it, there wouldn’t be a DIET INDUSTRY, if diets worked!
Most people are looking for a quick solution to lose fat and inches, but in order to lose weight you need to know why our efforts only fail. We live in a toxic world. We are eating, drinking , breathing in ... Read More
04.11.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
Although I am a productivity aficionado, forming new habits doesn’t always come easy to me. Given how busy my days are, finding the energy to start doing something differently is tough, even when I know it would be a helpful change. Over the years, I’ve repeatedly failed to develop habits, from getting out of bed as soon as my alarm goes off to finding a consistent workout schedule to carving out time to read more books.
To combat that, my husband and I started a tradition: Every year we add a new habit ... Read More
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