Author Archives: penina4niceinitiative

About penina4niceinitiative

Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH, CEO of Socially Speaking LLC, is the author of "The NICE Reboot: A Guide to Becoming a Better Female Entrepreneur". She is an Autism specialist and educational technology consultant turned social entrepreneur. She is also a pediatric speech therapist and the creator of the Socially Speaking™ Program & iPad App. Her second book, "Autism Intervention in the iEra" was published in 2015. Since 2010, Penina has been a national/international speaker about social communication development, balancing humanity and technology, and best practices re: mobile and social technology. Connect with her on LinkedIn to learn more. You can also find her on Twitter: @PopGoesPenina, Facebook: Socially Speaking LLC, Google+ at The NICE Initiative for Female Entrepreneurship, and Pinterest and YouTube as well.

At the Crossroads of Social Good

“I believe in the power of the voice of women.” — Malala Yousafzai   “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” — William James   Walking the Walk: I’ve been away from the blogosphere for a … Continue reading

Posted in An Open Letter, Balancing Humanity & Technology, Entrepreneurial Strategy, Female Entrepreneurship, Musings on Humanity, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media & Entrepreneurship | Leave a comment

Life Lessons from Christopher Columbus

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” — Amelia Earhart “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” — Christopher Columbus Three years ago this week, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Turning Our Perceptions of Failure Inside Out

We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” — Whoopi Goldberg “Success is not final and failure is not fatal; it is the courage … Continue reading

Posted in Balancing Humanity & Technology, Creativity, Life Lessons, Musings on Humanity, Thought Leadership | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Depreciation of the Value of Creativity

“The creative adult is the child who survives.” — Ursula Le Guin “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” — Albert Einstein The human psyche is such that “feeding the beast” is not always a good thing, except when it comes to … Continue reading

Posted in Balancing Humanity & Technology, Collaboration, Creativity, Life Lessons, Musings on Humanity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Mothers Day 2015!

A little Star Wars humor to enhance your day 🙂 Here’s hoping y’all get a great and meaningful gift that keeps giving! Check out Penina Rybak’s Amazon page and learn more……

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Reflections of an Authorpreneur

“A great story arc involves and depicts the hero’s struggle to orchestrate change; for himself, herself, or for others, by finding new ways to work and invoke lessons and the causality loop that life is based on.” — Penina Rybak, … Continue reading

Posted in Balancing Humanity & Technology, Digital Footprint, Life Lessons, Musings on Humanity | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

In Honor of International Women’s Day 2015

“We can all agree I think, that making the most of women…half the population! is vital to securing our future.” — Nicky Morgan: Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, United Kingdom “To be truly transformative, the post-2015 development … Continue reading

Posted in An Open Letter, Education of Girls, Female Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Life Lessons, Musings on Humanity | Leave a comment