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Anna Nardone is the founder and president of The Tidings Corporationsm and Leading Ladies®. Established in 1998, The Tidings Corporation's® mission is to develop, manage, and implement strategic and creative networking events that generate business for its clients. These events encompass a broad base of industries, such as law, high tech, health care, politics, lobbying, and not-for-profit, to name a few. That same year, Anna also formally introduced Leading Ladies®, a successful vehicle that unites women of diverse backgrounds to meet and network for the purpose of enhancing their business, careers, and lives. The networking receptions have been hosted in unique locations including the Washington Post, Australian Embassy, Atlantic Video Teleproduction facility, Heurich House Museum, Women In Military Service For America Memorial, Hay-Adams Hotel Roof Top Terrace, and the Old Ebbitt Grill, to name a few. As a result of the overwhelming response from women in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, Anna is now piloting the Leading Ladies® program in Boston, New York and San Francisco. Through both The Tidings Corporationsm and Leading Ladies®, she has successfully facilitated numerous professional and personal connections that have led to new clients, jobs, friends, and community involvement for her customers.

Anna has over 10 years of event planning and sales experience. Prior to forming The Tidings Corporation, she co-founded RainMaker Events, Ltd., an event management firm that worked with clients such as The World Bank, Digital City Washington, and Liggett Broadcast. Simultaneously, she started her first women’s networking group called KC Networks, which offered monthly gatherings to connect women for business, career and social reasons. Previously, Anna worked for Heger & Associates selling life, health and disability insurance. Prior to that, she was Director of Special Events for the Metropolitan Washington, DC Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where she managed a variety of fundraising events including golf tournaments, sports auctions, and was instrumental in developing their largest grassroots effort, Great Strides.

Anna has also contributed much time and effort to activities that promote women’s issues and careers. A few of these programs include: Myth's & Realities about Women's Health, Getting Creative With Your Law Degree, Dispelling the Myths of Not-for-Profits, and Non Traditional Careers. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College in 1990 and has served her alma mater in numerous capacities including a Mentor for the Washington Wellesley Club Summer Internship Program, a member of the Club Board of Directors, Club Career Representative, Coordinator for Christmas in April Project, and Regional Career Representative for the Wellesley Alumnae Association. Recently, Anna helped promote a fundraising event to support DC Cares. She has also volunteered her time to help secure motivational speakers and professionals to work with a local elementary school.

Anna was recently featured in the Wellesley College magazine. Her group, Leading Ladies®, received a Proclamation from Anne Arundel County Executive, Janet S. Owens, in recognition of their work and declared May 15, 2001 "Leading Ladies Day" in the County. Leading Ladies® was also featured in the March 2001 issue of the Washington Woman magazine and the June 2000 issue of The Rag. Anna participated in a live online chat about Women in Business with the Washingtonpost.com on May 22, 2000."Live Online" chat about Women In Business

EDUCATION

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Received B.A. degree in Psychology Cum Laude, June 1990.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Coursework completed in the Cognitive Sciences.

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