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Lori Milner at the Oprah Winfrey Academy for Girls

June 2017

Oprah Winfrey Academy for Girls

In June I trained the Grade 12 class of 2017 at the Oprah Winfrey Academy for Girls. It was an amazing experience, below are some comments from those who attended:

  • “It was relevant in helping me grow and become the best version of myself possible”
  • “This was really helpful and honestly helped me to see myself in a different light so thank you.”
  • “Making sure I work towards the person I want to be everyday”
  • “How to brand myself by respecting others and making the most with the time I am provided with”
  • “Yes because as young adults you have provided us with essential tools that make us who we are and tools we will need in the future”
  • “It taught me a lot about who I want to be and what will take me there”
  • “The session taught me different ways that I can build my brand and improve my character and reputation”
Oprah Winfrey Academy for Girls

Interview with Lori Milner on The Money Show

Talk Radio 702/Cape Talk Simulcast 12 June 2017

The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield

Listen to Lori Milner’s interview with Bruce Whitfield on 702’s The Money Show, conducted 12 June 2017.
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Beauty Report – Her Personal Brand

Longevity / Edition VI 2016

Her Personal Brand

Lori Milner is the founder of Beyond the Dress, an organisation that works with South Africa’s leading corporates to empower women with valuable insight on how to bridge the gap between work and personal life. She is also the co-author of Own Your Space: The Toolkit for the Working Woman.

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Back To Work For Moms

People – Vanessa Papas / 16 September 2016

Back to Work for Moms

In today’s economy it’s hard to be a stay-at-home mom. If you’re going back to work it’s important to prepare yourself.

“Research from a Harvard Business School article says that women whose moms worked outside the home are more likely to have jobs themselves, are more likely to hold supervisory responsibility at those jobs, and earn higher wages than women whose mothers stayed at home full-time, according to a new study”.

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Own Your Space – Become the best version of yourself

Expresso Show / 17 August 2016

Inspiring thought leaders and successful businesswomen Lori Milner and Nadia Bilchik have written an empowering book for women called ‘Own Your Space: The Toolkit for the Working Woman’ – a chapter-for-chapter guide to help you become the best version of yourself! They are here to tell us more about the book, and their incredible journeys.

Johannesburg’s women entrepreneurs gather for another inspirational #LionessLeanIn

Lionesses of Africa / 21 May 2016

Lionesses of Africa Panel

One of the highlights on the monthly event calendar at Lionesses of Africa are the Lioness Lean In Breakfast events, which take place in different cities and venues, bringing together some of the most inspirational women entrepreneurs to share their experiences and startup stories. The latest event took place on Thursday 19th May, once again powered by Standard Bank and hosted at their inspirational SB Business Incubator in Rosebank, Johannesburg. And, what a great event it was!

The Lioness Lean In Breakfast events are proving to be a huge hit with women entrepreneurs who come from across the country to listen to other successful women business brand builders share their stories, to inspire one another, and to network and connect for business success.

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Lori Milner discusses “OWN Your Space” with Quereshini Naidoo on 702

Lori Milner talking about her book with Nadia Bilchik “Own your Space” on 702

702 / May 2016

The Fixer

Get It Joburg Northern Suburbs / April 2016

Lori Milner - The Fixer

Ever feel like there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it in? Well quit your complaining and listen up. Master juggler Lori Milner is about to tell us how to rein in the chaos … and have it all!

We want to console ourselves and say Birdhaven’s Lori Milner is just showing off, but this girl has really got her stuff sorted. She’s a wife, mother, philanthropist, business owner and author but somehow she still finds time to hit the gym, take a travel trip every once in a while and read a few books… if ‘a few’ means 50 in the last couple of years alone.

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Strike a power pose

IOL LIFESTYLE/PEOPLE – Omeshnie Naidoo / 24 March 2016

Nadia and Lori
Durban – The working woman’s toolkit, Own Your Space, has hit South African shelves.

Written by CNN editorial producer Nadia Bilchik and thought leader and mentor Lori Milner. The book tells you “How to” get ahead by distilling motivational books that have come before it and including fresh and plentiful comments or tips and advice from high-powered South African women.

If in the workplace, you’re constantly fidgeting, pulling at your skirt, drumming your fingers, checking your phone, biting your nails, twirling your hair and tapping your pen… stop! It’s time to own your space.

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Books that Built Me

Sunday Times, Home – Nadia Bilchik / 13 March 2016

Books that Built Me
I love books of all genres, from autobiographies to historical fiction, but the works that impacted me are those that help us navigate the complexities of life and the workplace.

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OWN Your Space – The Toolkit for the Working Woman

Classic FM / 11 March 2016

Classic FM
Interview with Nadia Bilchik and Lori Milner on Classic FM

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Gareth’s Guests – Lori Milner & Nadia Bilchik

Cliff Central / 10 March 2016

Lori Milner & Nadia Bilchik
Authors Lori Milner and Nadia Bilchik have combined their impressive years of experience in the professional world to put together a practical guide for women in the workplace entitled ‘OWN Your Space: The Toolkit for the Working Woman’. As a CNN Editorial Producer, Nadia also speaks about her fascinating career that sees her being based in Atlanta, Georgia, how she feels visiting her home, South Africa, and what she predicts lies ahead in the US elections.

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Feature in Grazia South Africa

09 March 2016

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Toolkit For The Working Woman

Longevity – Savannah Freemantle / 7 March 2016

In the News - Lori Milner and Nadia Bilchik
On Friday the 4th of March, we were welcomed by Lori Milner and Nadia Bilchik at Hyatt Regency in Rosebank for the launch of their latest book, Own Your Space: The Toolkit For The Working Woman. Over a delicious breakfast, some of the most successful women in South African business discussed ways in which women can own their own space, especially their own head space.

I left the morning inspired and motivated to be the best version of myself and with a toolkit in hand that describes exactly how I am going to achieve this, I am going to let you all in on this little gem of female empowerment.

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Own Your Space – a female empowerment book review

Tech Girl – Sam Wright / 04 March 2016

Tech Girl 04 March 2016

I’m always searching for South African women to inspire. I don’t think we have enough female voices in our business and tech spaces empowering others and uplifting the rest of the gender. So when I heard about Own Your Space, a new book co-authored by two South African women, I got excited.

Lori Milner is the mastermind behind Beyond the Dress, an agency that specialises in female driven events aimed at empowering female employees and attendees. She partnered up with Nadia Bilchik, a CNN editorial producer and communications expert, to author Own Your Space – Toolkit for the working woman.

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A must-read book on ‘competency and charisma’

South African Jewish Report – Suzanne Belling / 02 March 2016

Nadia Bilchik and Lori Milner

Every woman should own this book to own her space and keep it with her as a secular bible and guide to conducting her life – in its way as effective as Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.

It outlines the heights a woman can reach if she becomes the very best version of herself and provides practical tools and insights from workshops held globally and through interviews with some of South Africa’s most accomplished women.

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Geek Girl Dinners – Empowering Women in Tech

Geek Node – Harlequinn / 01 March 2016

Geek Node
If you are interested in joining the next Geek Girls Dinner, the next event is on the 16th of March. The guest speaker will be Lori Milner, CEO of Beyond the Dress and author of Own Your Space. She has also just written an inspiring book for working women that was just released on the 4th of March.

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What makes a Girl Geek? And win tickets to the Girl Geek Dinners Johannesburg!

Tech Girl – Sam Wright / 01 March 2016

Tech Girl 1 March 2016

Any of us are girl geeks can take something great from the Girl Geek Dinners Johannesburg. The next one is going to be a rather rad one. We’ll be hanging out at the funky Hard Rock Cafe in Sandton, one of my favourite places courtesy of the incredible rockstar memorabilia on the walls, on 16 March. We’ll be entertained by Lori Milner, CEO of Beyond the Dress and author of Own Your Space – an inspiring book for South African working women that is set to launch this Friday (4 March).

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Presenting Own Your Space: The Toolkit For The Working Woman by Nadia Bilchik and Lori Milner

Books LIVE/ 17 February 2016

OWN Your Space

Own Your Space: The Toolkit For The Working Woman by Nadia Bilchik and Lori Milner will be published by Pan Macmillan next month:

Own Your Space provides practical tools and insights gleaned from workshops held around the world and from interviews with some of South Africa’s most accomplished women to provide you with tried-and-tested techniques, tips and advice to help you boost your career, enhance your confidence and truly own your space on every level.

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