women who wow

Woman Who Wows: Emily Bennington

Emily is a multi-faceted "threat" — author, media darling, speaker and trainer — with a passion for helping women do MORE with their careers… definitely a Woman Who WOWS! To find out more about Emily, keep reading.  You might also want to check out her recently published book Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out and Move Up at Your First Real Job. 


What ONE THING do you think gives a woman the "WOW" factor?


Confidence. Most of the time you have to fake it in the beginning, but eventually your brain will catch up.


What three female celebrities do you think we could learn from  – and what ONE sentence lesson do they teach us?


Marianne Williamson – Learning to take responsibility for the nature of our thoughts is the most powerful way to take responsibility for our lives. (That’s a direct quote by the by. I don’t mess with perfection.)

Hilary Clinton – Do what you believe in and damn the critics.

Beyonce – You can be beautiful and classy at the same time.


What is the most important lesson you learned from YOUR Mom?


My mom has lived a tough life made tougher by the fact that she allowed others to determine the value she placed on herself. I’ve learned true value is an inside-out job so I never seek it externally. (Confession: I was in my 30’s when I learned this – wish I’d known much sooner.)


If women could instantly emulate ONE trait, habit or skill set that YOU possess, which trait, habit or skill set should it be?


I fall down a lot but I never give up.


What ONE success tip or strategy can you leave us with?  

I learned this from author Gretchen Rubin – who learned it from Ben Franklin. Create a table with the days of the month on the far left column and 5-7 goals running horizontally across the top. These should be very specific items you seek to accomplish each day, so it could be run 2 miles, complete top five to-dos, 15 minutes of inspirational reading, limited social media use, meditation, etc. Then, review your list each night place a check mark on the items you’ve completed and an “x” on the ones you haven’t. I started doing this a few months ago and my productivity / general well-being has risen dramatically.


Emily Bennington