From Fired to Fabulous! A Conversation over Cocktails

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join the Washington Network Group (WNG) when we meet with Beth Solomon, author of the forthcoming book Fired to Fabulous! During our conversation over cocktails, Beth will share her story and discuss how you can turn apparent failure into unprecedented opportunity. Our discussion will be preceded and followed by plenty of time for networking.

Beth Solomon

In her upcoming book Fired to Fabulous! this former executive headhunter (she was forced out), bank vice president (terminated from this job) and Hollywood talent agency associate (resigned somewhat gracefully), Beth Solomon, rips the band-aid off the wound of being fired -- revealing the beginnings of professional expansion, personal fulfillment, and spiritual growth.

At our event, Beth will describe her rocky but enlightening road, focusing on how you can turn what looks like a stumble -- or even failure -- into unprecedented opportunity. Additionally, she will talk about a related topic: Fed Up to Fabulous! -- the art of leaving the job you have for what you want.

From the book:

"I’ve been fired. A lot. In fact, I’ve been fired more times than anyone I know. I used to be embarrassed about it, but then I realized that there was a story hidden in all those pink slips. We don’t talk about getting fired much. Because it makes us feel ashamed, rejected, sometimes humiliated and even worthless. A disappointment to our families. But the truth is, just because you’re doing a good job, you’re talented, you’re dedicated, and you’re smart, it doesn’t mean you won’t be terminated, downsized, or just plain fired. Rather than being hurt by it, I’ve come to realize that getting fired can literally be the best thing that’s ever happened to you."

- Beth Solomon, Fired to Fabulous!

About Our Speaker:

Founder of The Georgetown Dish, Beth Solomon began her career as a radio reporter in East Africa for the Voice of America. As a freelance producer for ABC News, she covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first democratic elections in Eastern Europe after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Beth went on to roles in strategic communications at the National Association of Manufacturers, the International Franchise Association and the National Restaurant Association. A graduate of Yale, she worked as a speechwriter for U.S. Senator Sam Nunn (D-Georgia), spent four years as a headhunter with global executive search firm CTPartners, worked in Hollywood at talent agency William Morris Endeavor, as a Vice President at U.S. Bank, and now as Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives & Development at CARE International, the global humanitarian organization. This is a partial list. Beth Solomon has been fired a lot.

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Our Timeline:

5:00 PM - Doors Open
5:30 PM - Our Conversation with Beth
6:30 PM - Networking
7:00 PM - Adjourn (and Continue Networking!)

Attire is business casual. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar.

Initial Registrants:

Click here to see a list of initial registrants on our registration page, left side panel.

Our Venue:

Eighteenth Street Lounge
1212 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Location Map

Please Note: The Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) occupies a second floor location without elevator service. The venue is within walking distance from the Farragut North Metro station, the Farragut West Metro station and the Dupont Circle Metro station. Garage parking is available in the surrounding area. There is limited street parking available.

Event Registration:

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - Walk-ins Register at the Door - Cash only

$15 for WNG Members
$30 for Non-Members

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Cancellation Policy: WNG 48-Hour Cancellation Policy applies to this event.

Questions? Contact the WNG Office: 202-455-4504.


Nov 06 2019


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


$15 - $90


Regional Event,
WNG Event


Eighteenth Street Lounge
1212 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036


WNG Chairman's Forum
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