Empowered Alumnae Speaker Series

Sigma Delta Tau is proud to welcome some of our distinguished alumnae to participate in our Empowered Alumnae Speaker Series.

We are currently in the process of scheduling Empowered Alumnae webinars for spring 2019. If you are interested in being a featured speaker or know an empowered alumna who may be interested, please complete the interest form. 


Past Webinars can be Found Here

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 9 p.m. ET

Lisa Schlosberg, Chi-University of Michigan

What Losing 150 Pounds Taught Me About Mental Health

95-98% of people who lose weight on a diet gain it back, plus some. The traditional “eat less, exercise more” paradigm is clearly not working for us long-term, but it’s not as simple as saying diets don’t work. They do. It’s just that diets can’t end. When we hit our “goal weight” and stop following the plan, the weight creeps back. So, the real question is not how to lose the weight; the real question is how to maintain it. Because the only way for weight loss to be maintained is if the means through which it’s achieved are sustainable, we must consider our mental, emotional, psychological, spiritual and social health throughout the process. By learning how to tune into the needs of your mind, body and soul, you will lose the need for counting, portioning, tracking, weighing and dieting altogether.


About Lisa

Lisa Schlosberg is a Certified Personal Trainer, Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach, and graduate student at New York University for Clinical Social Work. Her experience losing 150 pounds in college (while living in the SDT sorority house) taught her about the importance of mental health: it wasn’t until she stopped overeating, and under-eating, that she realized both had been means of dealing with unexpressed emotion. By implementing healthier coping skills and exploring her psychological relationship with food, she has been able to sustain her weight loss, without dieting, for six years. Inspired by a holistic approach to overall wellness, she hopes to teach people about a mind-body approach for sustainable and effortless weight management.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 8 p.m. EDT

Jacqueline Friedland, Beta-University of Pennsylvania

(Re)Starting a Career – Finding a Better Fit

During this Empowered Alumnae Speaker Series, Jacqueline will discuss

  • what changing careers means to different individuals;
  • how to prepare to change careers;
  • tips for someone considering changing careers;
  • resources for people to read / review for future reference or examine;
  • things she wishes she had known before choosing her first career;
  • things she wishes she had known before starting her second career; and
  • the courage required to switch gears and pursue a creative career after investing time and money in a different field.


About Jacqueline

Jacqueline Friedland is the author of the award-winning historical fiction novel, Trouble the Water (SparkPress May 8, 2018).  Trouble the Water takes place in antebellum Charleston, South Carolina, approximately twenty years prior to the start of the Civil War.  Jacqueline also teaches writing workshops and reviews fiction regularly for trade publications. Prior to pursuing a career as a writer, Jacqueline spent several years working as an attorney.

A graduate of both the University of Pennsylvania and NYU Law School, Jacqueline practiced as a commercial litigator at the New York law firms of Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP and Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP. She also clerked for a federal judge in lower Manhattan. Disenchanted with her life as an office-based attorney, Jacqueline began teaching Legal Writing and Lawyering Skills at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan and working on her first book in her limited spare time. Finally deciding to embrace her passion and pursue writing full time, Jacqueline returned to school to earn her Masters of Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, graduating from the program in 2016.  She finished her first novel shortly after graduating from the program and is hard at work on her next book.

When not writing, Jacqueline is an avid reader of all things fiction. She loves to exercise, watch movies with her family, listen to music, make lists, and dream about exotic vacations. She lives in Westchester, New York with her husband, four children and two dogs. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 8 p.m. EDT

Amy Banocy, Phi-Penn State University

Master Your Mindset, Master Your Life

What if you could live a life you are insanely passionate about? Live so vibrantly healthy that you can maximize your mental, physical, and emotional potential every day? This is the power of what can happen when you understand and practice Emotional Intelligence.

In this webinar, Amy will provide an introduction to Emotional Intelligence, key benefits to an increased EQ, and her top 5 strategies for developing your own EQ on your path to living your best life.


About Amy Banocy CEO, Ignite Your Passion

Amy is a mom to 3 wildly active boys and the CEO of a million-dollar international sales organization.

After years spent in a variety of toxic work environments, this Penn State graduate (WE ARE… Phi Chapter!) decided it was time to leave the corporate grind and use her skill sets to create her own business and to help others find success for themselves.

Through teaching and coaching, she gives women like yourself the inspiration and tools you need so you can do more than simply ‘dream big’. She teaches you tactical skills to improve your mindset and provides strategies to get unstuck, increase your zest for life, live healthier, increase your business revenue and so much more.

When she’s not using her energy to empower fellow female entrepreneurs or wrangle her 3 boys, this born and raised Northern Virginia mama, can likely be found cozied up, sipping coffee and reading one of her favorite personal development books.