She Leads Conference and Book Signing

Author Julie Cottineau’s book signing on Thu., Oct. 6 during She Leads Entrepreneur & Leadership Conference in NYC. Friends of BrandTwist get an automatic discount by using THIS LINK to register.The Conference  welcomes men and women entrepreneurs & business owners. More at

The THINX Revolutionary Twist on Women’s Underwear


Miki Agrawal not only wants to change how the world thinks about women’s periods, but she wants to liberate women from the constraints of that “time of month”– and she’s doing it one panty at a time.

Ms. Agrawal is CEO and co-founder of THINX, women’s underwear that also doubles as feminine pads.

THINX panties took the practical need for protection (Stayfree pads) and TWISTED it with the sensual way every woman loves to feel (Victoria’s Secret) and created THINX – stylish, comfortable underwear that offers an added layer of protection so women can do more, worry less and feel better about themselves.

One simple TWIST can make a big impact. For every panty sold, one is donated to a women in developing countries to help her live a more productive life without the stigma and encumbrance of lack of supplies.

And by taking something that is a universal need but has traditionally been taboo and addressing it in the open, THINX has become more than a practical product – they symbolize female empowerment and freedom.

What are your customers thinking about – but no one is addressing head on? Let them know you understand and want to help. Your customers will show their appreciationby becoming strong brand advocates.

Brand School is the premier program specifically designed for entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them build their brands.  See how Brand School Faculty can help you realize your business’ potential HERE.





“Working with Brand School … opens up so many doors and affects so many areas of  your business – an invaluable experience.” - Sarah Hinawi, Executive Director, The Purple Crayon Center for Learning and Innovation

UCONN Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Forum

Targeting women business owners? This is the conference for you! Come join Julie Cottineau and other entrepreneurs at UCONN Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Forum. Don’t miss out on this chance to connect with Women Entrepreneurs, showcase your powerful brand and attend workshops to expand your reach and grow your business.

5 Ways Women Can Rock at Branding

Professional Women of Putnam, NY presents “5 Ways Women can Rock at Branding” an interactive workshop for entrepreneurs covering how to reach more clients, generate creative business thinking, make powerful connections, and collaborate to build a stronger brand.

Connecticut Celebrates Women Entrepreneurs Conference

Julie Cottineau & BrandTwist present an interactive workshop at CT Celebrates Women Entrepreneurs Conference. This 1-Day event at UConn Stamford, CT is open to all and gives women an opportunity to network, showcase their ventures and take their business to the next level. Breakfast & lunch, exhibits, keynotes & workshops.

Jump Start Your Business – Workshop

Learn 5 sure-fire ways to boost your brand and your business. You’ll gain practical insights, takeaway steps, and be infused with energy. You’ll learn how to: Know what your customer needs - Define your unique difference - Make every brand touch point count - Twist your thinking to create fresh ideas - Create a plan to grow your brand

Womancon: Get Inspired, Grow Your business

For more tips on business and branding and to learn more about WomanCon, check out my guest blog post for the womancon blog, Brand: An Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon. 

You can also read an insightful summary of the event with takeaways in this post by Shannon Ramlochan in the Beyond PR blog: “8 Simple Rules for Succeeding as an Entrepreneur.”


WomanCon – women entrepreneurs conference  NYC, September 25, 2013.

Get inspired. Grow your business. Connect with awesome women entrepreneurs.

I’m excited to share my “5 Strategies for a Stronger Brand” at the upcoming WomanCon conference. This will not be your average lunch-time key note. You will get some delicious food, but then we are going to roll up our sleeves and work together on tackling some of your toughest brand challenges. You will walk away with (a full stomach) and some tangible tools to get build the brand your business deserves.

This conference brings together some amazing women entrepreneurs – both on and off the stage.

We will hear the REAL behind-the-scenes stories from female founders who have achieved incredible success while juggling multiple roles, families, and everything in between.

Read below on how to win your free ticket

Expert keynotes and panel discussions include angel investors, venture capitalists, startup experts, journalists, PR, branding and more.

Part inspiration and part practical advice, come to WomanCon and get insight you can use for your own success and connect with other amazing women entrepreneurs.

Brand: An Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon

For more tips on business and branding and learn more about WomanCon, check out my guest blog post for the womancon blog, “Brand: An Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon HERE. 

If you have any specific brand questions you’d like addressed at the conference, please email me at 

I’ve also got one free pass to give away to the conference. If you are interested, go to our BrandTwist Facebook page and under the WomanCon picture, tell us the biggest challenge you face as an entrepreneur. We will be choosing one winner from all the entries.

See you on the 25th!


“You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works.”

I’m thrilled to be featured in Marcy Twete’s new book, You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works. Each week this summer the Career Girl Network is featuring one chapter highlighting one of the interviewees from the book. You can check out an excerpt from the chapter with my interview, “Julie’s ‘Best of the Best’ in Networking Advice,” order the book, and learn more about the Career Girl Network and how they are engaging women nationally in mentoring, networking, and relationship building to advance their careers HERE.

“Results came amazingly quick. Now, my brand name speaks my message immediately and I’ve expanded my reach.”  - Lynn Stull, Owner Arts2Thrive

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