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Shelly Molaschi Does Business In Style

Mar 17, 2021

When Shelly walked in for her interview with then-governor of Texas, George W. Bush, she had already done dozens of similar interviews with him and other local politicians. This kind of thing was part of her daily routine as a journalist and she came to the meeting knowing, more or less, what to expect.  What she wasn’t prepared for was the future president to compliment her light violet purple suede penny loafers. “He made a comment, ‘I like those shoes’, and I laughed. He said ‘pretty good purple shoes, pretty good!’ and and we laughed together and I said ‘Thanks, Governor.’ And the next time there was a big group of reporters, calling to the governor, a situation where we all wanted that first question, he stopped and he looked in the crowd and he pointed at me. He says ‘Hey purple shoes you go ahead first question.’” For Shelly, this moment was one of many clear examples of the […]

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Congratulations POWER

P.O.W.E.R.ful Celebrations and Congratulations to ALL of Us!

Oct 28, 2020

Congratulations are in order for all P.O.W.E.R. members. Since Fidelity launched the P.O.W.E.R. program January 1, 2018, we— together, and as individuals— have become an important line of business for the bank. Only three years ago Fidelity’s Chief Marketing Officer, Tammy O’Shea had a hunch: a business banking program catering specifically to the needs of women in business would take off. Since then, our community has proven her right. From the program’s early days, P.O.W.E.R. members have been intentional about supporting each other: buying products and services from  fellow P.O.W.E.R. members, learning from each other, and using the network to find mentorship and advice. We’ve formed a really nurturing community that includes not only members, but the amazing folks at Fidelity Bank who work with us. As a community, we’ve been around to support each other in tangible ways: on days of celebration and when gathering strength for rocky roads ahead. The narrative around business that many of us grew […]

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Pardeep Vilkhu, Co-Owner of Saffron NOLA

Making it Work: The P.O.W.E.R. of Hope & Unity

Sep 10, 2020

Fidelity Bank’s slogan is “Here for Good”. The double meaning is intentional of course: we are here to be a force for good in our community, and we are committed to being here for the long haul. This motto is true for the P.O.W.E.R. program as well, and we know that in order to live up to these goals we must be nimble, flexible and capable of making adjustments in response to changing community needs— and fast. The past few months have given us ample opportunity to show how agile we are, as we quickly and efficiently responded to COVID-19. In fact, we did such a good job that the P.O.W.E.R. program has actually grown during this period of chaos: we recently hit our milestone 1000th member!  We’re exceptionally proud of everyone on our team who worked so hard, and made this accomplishment possible. Our team came through to provide help for our community when help was so desperately needed. […]

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Personal EmP.O.W.E.R.ment Through Self-Care with Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn

Jan 27, 2020

Many of us professional women are aware of the need for self-care. We do our best to schedule time to indulge in special “treat yourself” moments, and we count on that “me time” to carry us through the endless cycle of booms and busts that are an inevitable aspect of running a business. As a mental health professional and business owner herself, Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn knows some things about self-care that go beyond (but also include!) spa days and dinner delivery nights.  In her interview with us, Dr. Wilborn shared some tips to help us all live happier, healthier lives, Read on for some techniques, tools, and thought exercises that you can apply in your own journey. Dr. Wilborn’s wisdom comes from a powerful combination of academic training, 20 years of  practicing in her field, and her own lived experiences. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Both her […]

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