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FWA-NJ: Selfie Upgrade: Curating your Professional Appearance
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FWA-NJ: Selfie Upgrade: Curating your Professional Appearance


When: Thursday, March 30, 2017
From 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: Seton Hall University - Jubilee Hall, 6th Floor, Faculty Lounge
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey  
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

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FWANJ: Selfie Upgrade: Curating your Professional Appearance


How do you feel about your professional appearance? Do you feel it could use an upgrade? Did you know that over 50% of a first impression occurs in the first 5 seconds, before you even speak?

If you are unsure about your responses to these questions, you are invited to attend “SELFIE UPGRADE: Curating Your Professional Appearance” and learn the answers.

During this interactive program, sponsored by the Financial Women’s Association and The Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, you will learn how to create a business wardrobe, on a student budget. You will specifically learn:

  • what to wear in common business situations such as an interview, career fair or summer internship.
  • have the opportunity to ask any question you have wondered about on the topics of interview dress and professionalism in the workplace.
  • learn to avoid choices that diminish your professional appearance or give the wrong impression about you or your qualifications.

Certified Image Consultant Sharon Kornstein, and FWA member and Peach Personal Stylist Debbie Downie, will present several outfit choices for normal work situations.

Learn from our own “runway” with clothing provided by Kohl’s and modeled by Seton Hall students and FWA mentors! Come see your fellow students model the right look.

Join us from 6:30-7:00 for networking and refreshments or stay after for additional connection time.

When you leave you will be ready to upgrade your selfie image – professional style.




Debbie Downie photoDebbie Downie


Peach Perfect, LLC

As CEO of Peachy Perfect LLC, Debbie is at the forefront of 3 trends: (1) the retail migration of bricks to clicks; (2) the need for more relational commerce with web based transactions; & (3) the explosion of small business creation. Peach, an innovative, new social commerce company offering lingerie and basics has one core mission - to inspire women to be their most beYOUtiful through a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. In addition to Peachy, Debbie is the Founder and Executive Director of Two Rivers Women In Business Consortium and a Platinum Member of eWomenNetwork. Prior to working at Peachy, Debbie worked in the financial services industry after receiving an MBA from Pace University – Lubin School of Business and a BBA from Baruch College.


Sharon Kornstein photoSharon Kornstein, AICI, CIP

A certified image professional, and founder of ImageDesign LLC, Sharon has an undergraduate degree in business from the Wharton School, a certificate in image consulting from Fashion Institute of Technology, and studied advanced image consulting at the London Image Institute. Sharon creates an effective visual image for her clients by blending their physical characteristics, personal preferences and industry requirements into a unique, comfortable and cohesive style. She offers wardrobe edits, personal shopping and style/color consultations, and has given presentations at Novartis, Cablevision, NY Life, Alcoa, and Lowenstein Sandler, along with teaching business image and etiquette at Montclair State University, William Paterson University and Douglass College. Sharon is President of the NY Tri-State Chapter of Association of Image Consultants International and has been a practicing image consultant for fifteen years.


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Event Schedule
6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Fashion Show and Discussion
8:00 - 8:30 PM Q&A and Networking 


Early Bird until March 22nd:
$25 FWA Members, $35 Non-Members
$35 FWA Members, $45 Non-Members
Includes refreshments

NJTransit to South Orange. It is 3/5 of a mile from train station to campus.



Special thanks to Stillman School of Business for hosting and providing refreshments, Kohl’s stores for providing fashion and our Mentor and Mentee models!

This event is organized by the FWA New Jersey Committee of the FWA of NY, Inc.



Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- No Walk-Ins

 Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by Tuesday, March 28, 2017.


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