05.21.2016 / Blog Posts Community
Looking for family-friendly and budget-friendly fun in the city? Check out these five activities that your family and your wallet will love.
1 . Explore the National Zoo
The National Zoo is free to enter and is home to over 18,000 animals of over 300 different species from giant pandas to flamingos.
2. Hike through Rock Creek Park
Celebrate the 100th year of the National Park Service by exploring the 32 miles of trails in Rock Creek Park. If staying indoors is more your style, take your exploring mind to outer space on the ranger –led astronomy programs in ... Read More
05.18.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Deanna Jefferson
The change of season from winter to spring usually brings increased rainfall---and here in the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area we are surely receiving our fair share of wet stuff. The good news is that the flowers and greenery will be so lush come summertime. The not so good news is that all the rain may put a damper (pun intended) on your outdoor workouts and physical activities. I've created a list of great alternatives for your workouts to keep you from suffering from drizzle discouragement.
Can't beat it, join it! If you're an ... Read More
05.16.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
"Well, I've got that in the bag," I thought to myself as I strolled out of the office building where I'd just completed a job interview - my second one with a company I was ridiculously excited about.
I walked to my car feeling confident and self-assured. I had an eloquent and thoughtful response for every single question the interviewer tossed my way. She had laughed at my jokes. We even bonded over our love for dogs. I knew I had knocked the meeting out of the park, and I was already picturing my ... Read More
05.10.2016 / Blog Posts Recipes
Recipe By: Southern Living
Spring Garden Strawberry Salad celebrates the sweet taste of spring with fresh ingredients such as fresh sugar snap peas, baby arugula, strawberries, cucumber, and baby English peas.Makes: 6 servingsTotal time: 40 MinutesIngredients:1 1/2 cups trimmed fresh sugar snap peas (about 5 oz.)1 (4-oz.) package baby arugula2 cups sliced fresh strawberries1 cup seeded and chopped English cucumber3/4 cup frozen baby English peas, thawed4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled6 cooked bacon slices, coarsely chopped
05.02.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
Even the best leaders get invited to work on projects or teams in which they are not in charge. Maybe you need to learn new skills or gain knowledge, or maybe your boss just wants to see how well you play with others. Whatever the case, you’re now in a situation you haven’t been in for a while.
Learning to hold back a habitual behavior requires adopting a different mindset, which is easier said than done. Begin working on it by learning to think differently about how you add value at work. No ... Read More
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
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