WORKS is a career brand dedicated to inspiring, revitalizing, educating and energizing professional women striving toward career success.
WORKS redefines career – making it glamorous, edgy and entertaining. We work with brands to develop and integrate our expert career insight into events, content and campaigns.
Through books, eBooks, articles, blogs and videos, Nicole and the WORKS team offer a plethora of resources for manifesting career success.
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The WORKS team produces motivational training seminars, workshops and presentations for the all professional settings. Clients have included ING, HSBC, NBC Universal, Electronic Arts, Banana Republic and Dress for Success. WORKS Services
Hired by dozens of universities around the country to help bridge the gap between academia and the corporate world, Nicole Williams and her WORKS team have helped students entering the workforce from Harvard, NYU Stern, Barnard, Baruch, Columbia and Northwestern. WORKS Services
At WORKS we’ve consulted with and created marketing programs for brands invested in the powerful market of young professional women. We’ve lent the brand trust that we’ve created with this market to assist the brands we believe are committed to bettering the lives of our market via sponsorship, as a spokesperson and in licensing programs. WORKS Services
Growing up watching my mom hate her job, it didn’t take long for me to make the connection between the job we do and the quality of life we live. Afraid of my mom’s fate, I asked anyone willing to answer what they did for a living, where they went to school, what skills they needed to succeed and (long before it was appropriate),how much money they made. I recorded everything I learned in my “Career Journal” and have pretty much loved the world of work and career—and helping other women achieve their dreams— ever since.
After working both as a Career Counselor for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (learning the technical skill of career development) and as a Sr. Business Consultant with Service Growth Consultants (where I got a handle on the needs of businesses), I founded WORKS in 2006 with the help of Michael Loeb, co-founder of Priceline and the Synapse Group. I had a vision of building a business that not only helps young women create the careers of their dreams but also supports the companies attempting to recruit and retain them as employees, as well as the businesses that are interested in providing them products and services aimed at enriching their lives.
Today, under the WORKS banner, and with an incredible team, I’ve authored three bestselling books: Wildly Sophisticated: A Bold New Attitude for Career Success, Earn What You’re Worth, Penguin and Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success, Hachette. I’ve worked with Fortune 500 companies including Ford Motor Company, Banana Republic, The Limited, and Proctor & Gamble, on hiring, retention and marketing programs. I’ve had my career advice covered in national media, and I’ve been the official spokesperson for LinkedIn for the past three years. Oh, and I still have my career journal.
If you are interested in becoming a WORKS Ambassador please contact Jill Jacinto for more details.
Managing Editor and Associate Director of Editorial and Communications
Jill Jacinto is a millennial career expert and Associate Director for WORKS who works with brands to create career content, spokesperson, and sponsorship programs.
After spending nearly a decade working in the editorial and marketing space working with Fortune 500 companies, Jill knows what how to create influential marketing platforms that connect to millennial consumers and generate media awareness.
Jill has secured several guest spots on Fox & Friends and has landed coverage in Forbes, Glamour, USA Today Business Insider, Men’s Health, Refinery29, Fox Business , and Yahoo! Finance.
Jill is a trained career expert who has been in the field for six years. Jill frequently speaks at conferences most recently she spoke at the Conference for Women, and the NY Small Business Expo. Jill also works with individuals as a career mentor for Career Contessa.
Jill holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
You can learn more about Jill at JillJacinto.com
When not in the office or on tour with Nicole, you can find the WORKS girl extraordinaire scouring the racks at Barneys, searching for the best Italian food in New York, and serving on the board of directors of The Pink Agenda. Kimmy graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and joined WORKS in 2007.
Barbie Golan originally hails from Sydney, Australia, Barbie has managed the creative process for branding, digital and print marketing and advertising for multi-national companies. She currently resides in NYC with her husband and newborn son, and enjoys all the fun activities the city has to offer including museums, shows, and live music events.Despite her hectic work and family schedule, Barbie is an active volunteer and often hosts classes and workshops for young professionals. Barbie graduated from COFA, University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Design.
With over 20 years of advertising, promotional marketing and corporate communications experience, Alfred has been immersed in digital media from its beginnings and has gained intimate knowledge of the challenges his clients face in building their brands by successfully supporting a variety of global companies in their online and offline marketing initiatives.
In 2007, Nicole Williams had the great fortune of meeting with a recent graduate who was in need of career guidance. That chance meeting led to a partnership with her father, Michael Loeb, CEO and founder of Loeb Enterprises, a multi-million dollar New York-based business development lab and private investor, which focuses on cultivating opportunities in emerging media and consumer marketing. These companies vary by stage—from pure start-ups to mature businesses in need of reinvention—but are alike in that they leverage Loeb’s proven blend of business vision and operational skills toward superior value creation.
WORKS partnership with Loeb Enterprises enables access to:
Before Michael Loeb founded Loeb Enterprises he was President of the Synapse Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Warner, and its Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to December 2005. Mr. Loeb co-founded the company in 1992 with Priceline.com founder, Jay Walker. Under his direction, Synapse grew to become the largest seller of consumer magazine subscriptions in the United States, leveraging its revolutionary and patented “continuous service” model to fundamentally change the industry. In 2001, Time Warner purchased a controlling stake in Synapse for a sum in excess of $500 million, completing that transaction in 2006.