I’m responding to your query to HARO about sharing stories about what I’d wish I’d known about when I was in my 20’s.

My name is Tanya Maslach and I’m President of Elevati, Inc. ( and a company devoted to energizing people to to practice the one skill most important for creating long-term success and fulfillment in business (and life) today — RELATIONSHIP BUILDING. I argue that we get “too much college, and not enough kindergarten”.

The one thing I would share that I didn’t appreciate or practice well in my early 20’s was the importance of reaching out and building genuine relationships in a variety of networks. Even though I was outgoing and extroverted, I was too tightly focused on myself and my career….and not quite sure how to meet and become involved in others first.

Thank you! Warm Regards,




Please join us for our Ladies Who Launch summer networking event!

When:  Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Time:  6 PM cocktails & h’doeurvres

           7 PM speaker Ann Buivid & Linda O’Shaughneasy of Artemis woman

Place:  Fairfield History Museum

           370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT

Cost:  $30 (non-members, free for members)

To purchase tickets:  please call 203-292-3834 or email

Speaker/subject:  Join us to hear how Ann and Linda, co-founder and CFO of Artemis Women, share ow they turned an idea for a wellness company into a multi-million dollar profitable business in 3 years, while obtaining over $2 million in financing from angel investors.  In 2002, Ann and her partner left their corporate careers and founded Artemis Woman, LLC.  Ann has been featured in USA Today and Business Week.  Don’t miss what they have to share about scaling up a business past the $1 Million level, and the challenges in raising necessary capital.


Catered by ZEST


Hope to see you there!