Speaker Credentials and References:
Sherry Handel, is a dynamic and engaging professional speaker and a recognized expert on "Girls, Young Women and the Media", "Women Business Owners", Teens Get Published!, Marketing to Youth, and Publishing. Sherry speaks on these and related topics at association, trade, business, and community conferences, conventions and other events across the United States.
Sherry has presented at the following venues:
-Congressman John F. Tierney's forum for veterans interested in starting or growing a business, Panelist, "From Military Service to Entrepreneur", 2010, Salem Enterprise Center, Salem, Mass.
-Massachusetts State Treasurer's Office, Speaker, "Steps to Starting a Business", 2007, United Bank, Boston, Mass.
-Wellesley College, "Entrepreneurship", Speaker, "Steps to Starting a Business", 2007, Wellesley, Mass.
-Bay Path College, Workshop Speaker, "Entrepreneurial Summit", "Starting a Business: There's Help Every Step of the Way", 2006, Springfield, Mass.
-Forte Foundation, Keynote Luncheon Speaker, "Intern and MBA Scholars Symposium - Leaders in Action", 2004, New York City, N.Y.
-The American Association of University Women “Women in Charge” 2003 Convention, Providence, R.I.
-National Women’s Political Caucus “Tough Women for Tough Times” 2003 Convention, Washington, D.C.
-Columbia University Graduate School of Business "CEO Roadmap to Success", New York, N.Y.
-New York Governor George Pataki's "Economic Summit for Young Women", Albany, N.Y.
-California Governor Pete Wilson's "Conference for Women", Long Beach, Calif.
-Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, New York, N.Y.
Quotes of Praise and Recommendations:
"Your knowledgeable presentation, experience and professionalism contributed greatly to the success of the event."
-U.S. Congressman John F. Tierney, Massachusetts Sixth District
“Your comments as our keynote speaker were thoughtful and engaging, offering a valuable combination of professional experience and personal perspective. I am certain that our audience of 250, ranging from undergraduate to MBA [students] walked away with ideas that will resonate with them for some time. Thank you for your invaluable role in this success.”
-Elissa Ellis, Executive Director, Forté Foundation, Austin, Texas
“You were a HIT and an Inspiration!”
-Roselyn O’Connell, National President, National Women’s Political Caucus, Washington, D.C.
"We have a lot of budding entrepreneurs in the Downtown Women's Club and Sherry's straight talk about what it really means to live the life of an entrepreneur was both practical and inspirational. She's not afraid to teach you from her own mistakes or let you in on her secrets for success. No matter what stage an entrepreneur is in, Sherry's audiences all walk away assured that an hour with Sherry was a good investment of their time and attention."
-Diane K. Danielson, Founder & President, Downtown Women's Club - Boston, Boston, Mass.
Author, Table Talk: The Savvy Girl's Alternative to Networking
“Thanks for a GREAT keynote address at our opening reception night! Your support and commitment was crucial in fulfilling our mission to introduce girls to business entrepreneurship and to foster young women’s creative vision of business today and in the future. We especially appreciate your insight, energy and positive outlook on the business world. You were an outstanding role model of the participants of CEO-University.”
-Executive Director & CEO, Girl Scouts of the Black Hills Council, Rapid City, S. Dak.
"Thank you for your many efforts to help make the 'Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders', our workshop and luncheon on mentoring a success. Your involvement with organizing, scripting and moderating the workshop was invaluable. The eighty persons who attended the workshop rate their experience very high.
The 'six skills' girls should use to analyze the media was one of the highlights of your luncheon keynote address, 'The Art of Mentoring Girls and Young Women'. In fact, a number of the 148 who attended the luncheon thought the 'six skills' alone would make an excellent workshop for girls, leaders and mothers."
-CEO, Girl Scouts of Genesee Valley, W. Henrietta, N.Y.
"Sherry S. Handel is a dynamic and enthusiastic speaker. Her experiences as an author, publisher and business owner will offer your group much knowledge."
-Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble, Saugus, Mass.
"I highly recommend Sherry Handel as an informed and engaging speaker. She was well prepared an enthusiastic. She actively engaged the students in a discussion about how girls are portrayed in magazines, using some popular magazines, which she brought with her as vivid examples. I particularly appreciated that fact that she was not didactic, but allowed the girls to express different points of view. She spoke to the girls in a way that was age appropriate and reflected her trust in their intelligence and insight."
-8th grade English and Drama Teacher, Los Angeles, Calif.
"I would like to thank you and congratulate you on a successful event. Your book was well received and the audience seemed to really enjoy your talk and getting to meet you. You were a pleasure to work with and I wish you continued success and would highly recommend your appearance to any store."
-Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble, Huntington Beach, Calif.