Young professionals may be overlooking several factors that could be preventing them from optimizing their careers effectively, including money management, communication style and executive presence. At CEW’s upcoming Cocktails & Connections: New Tools for Optimizing your Career experts will share strategies on how to address these often-overlooked career-shaping factors in order to help attendees learn how to maximize career performance, increase job satisfaction and get promoted.

During the hour-long panel discussion, Marie Claire’s Beauty/Health Director, Erin Flaherty, will provide insights on identifying the three key pillars of executive presence – communication style, appearance and gravitas – and discuss how these factors have an impact on being perceived as leadership material in the workplace.

Erin’s discussion will be followed by a presentation by Financial Planning Associate Britt Barney from LearnVest, an award-winning money management website dedicated to making financial planning affordable and accessible. Britt will focus on LearnVest’s7-step Action Program to provide attendees with powerful financial tools, resources and advice.

The event will be held on February 20th at the Hearst Corporation in Manhattan at 6 p.m. Individual CEW member tickets are $50; non-member tickets are $70. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, click here.