The Truth Behind Our Titles ®

The Truth™ Press Release


New York (PRWEB) July 16, 2014

What do high-achieving women at the top of their game have in common?


The Truth Behind Our Titles™ – Strength, Resilience and Hope for the Professional Journey is a movement catching momentum in New York and across the country. Dedicated to shifting the belief that in order to be professionally successful one must mask personal difficulties, six professional women will host an evening of truth-telling October 1, 2014 at the 3 West Club in New York City. Offering a life-line of hope and practical strategies, the featured speakers will offer constructive help and options for those facing adversities as they navigate the high-pressure waters of their professional journeys.

“For many years I have been thinking about corporate and professional women and the increasingly difficult paths we have forged for ourselves by ‘leaning in’ just a bit too far… Our event is designed to help women, and all professionals, find new approaches to eliminate “overwhelm” and realize their own unique potential. We believe you can empower yourself through others and consider changes for your own lives.” – Michelle Tenzyk, founder of The Truth Behind Our Titles™ and owner of East Tenth Group.

The inaugural event, sponsored by EVINS Communications ( will begin with opening remarks and a key note interview, followed by a panel discussion, audience Q & A and closing cocktail reception.
Featured speakers include:
Michelle Tenzyk, Founder of The Truth Behind Our Titles™ and owner of East Tenth Group
Kelley Black, Founder and CEO of Balancing the Executive Life™
Jennifer Brooks, Former President of The Scienomics Group, an Omnicom Group Company
Tracy Davidson, News Anchor at NBC News 10, Philadelphia
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq., Attorney and Founder of Law Office of Nikki Johnson-Huston, LLC
Wendy Samuelson, Esq., Partner at Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP
The event will be moderated by Susan Rocco, Founder and Host of Women to Watch™

“We are thrilled to be presenting the first live event for The Truth Behind Our Titles ™ Movement,” says Tenzyk. “I hope every high-achieving professional will join us for this transformational event.”

Register before July 31, 2014 and save $30. The Truth Behind Our Titles™ is first come, first serve, with limited seating at the venue. Reserve your spot today and do not miss out on this transformational evening.
About The Truth Behind our Titles™

“The Truth Behind Our Titles™,” Strength, Resilience and Hope for the Professional Journey is dedicated to shifting the belief that in order to be professionally successful, we need to hide or disguise our inner struggles and difficulties. Quite the opposite…our greatest challenges are often the key, and the door, to our greatest successes. Follow @truthourtitles and learn more at

About East Tenth Group, Inc.
East Tenth Group is a boutique consulting firm providing strategic HR advisory, leadership development and executive coaching, building organizational strength with business perspective and hands-on dedication. Founded to provide small and middle market businesses with the same depth and quality that is available to larger companies, the team at East Tenth Group offers confidential, practical and real-time help to key leaders. Learn more about East Tenth Group at

Press Contact:
Phone: 212-688-8200
Fax: 212-935-6730
Matthew Berritt: 212-377-3577 (DIRECT) / matthew(dot)berritt(at)evins(dot)com


This is a Movement


We are thrilled to be presenting the inaugural event for The Truth Behind Our Titles ™ Movement.

The Truth Behind Our Titles™ is more than an event; it’s a movement to help women live fuller, more integrated lives. Join us in New York City on October 1, 2014 for an evening of truth-telling, hope and practical strategies to help maneuver the pressures of your professional journey.

Our Event Founder, Michelle Tenzyk, hails from New York City. Our event key supporters, Kelley Black is also a New Yorker and Susan Rocco, also the event moderator, host of Women to Watch ™, is from Philadelphia.  Since we already have two great cities represented, we will be taking this event on the road to a city near you!

In 2015, we will be announcing dates in Philadelphia and one or two other cities for Live events. We want to bring this to many, many other women across the US and the globe. If you would like to see this event in your city, please contact the event through the contact form on our site.

We believe in the vision of The Truth Behind Our Titles™ as a way to empower yourselves as high-achieving women. To continue to reach for great success, but to find openings and opportunities to create rich and meaningful dialogues around what “really” goes on to reach such heights.

We look forward to meeting many of you along the way.




Idea Behind Event


Hello. I’m Michelle Tenzyk, Event Founder of The Truth Behind Our Titles ™. I want to share with you how this event came to be.

For many years I have been thinking about corporate and professional women – the increasingly difficult paths we have forged for ourselves by “leaning in” just a bit too far at times. The seemingly lack of open, honest support structures. Having my own personal struggles with a often stigmatized illness over 20 years of my career and never feeling safe about speaking up about it – got me thinking. There has to be a way to create a conversation, a discussion for women, especially senior women, to find hope by hearing other women’s stories of adversity while holding prestigious and coveted titles and positions. I wanted to pull back the curtain of shame and embarrassment that some of us feel from these struggles. I wanted to make it ok. I wanted other women to not feel so alone as I had when I was suffering the worst of my illness and there was no one coming forward for me to relate to. How do you keep climbing the proverbial ladder when something so dark and difficult seems to be enveloping your life?

This is not about telling everyone all of our private details either. It’s about empowering ourselves for how we choose to be in our professional lives. And giving ourselves permission to live more full, more integrated lives without pause. And choosing more comfortably who we want to be when we show up for work – in whatever form that is. It’s about finding and having our voices, safely. I needed to reclaim that – and it took me a very long time. Until I founded my own business and fully stepped into my unique brilliance, did I truly begin to realize my greater potential.

About a year ago, I met Kelley Black, the Founder of Balancing the Executive Life™ and a member of Women on Fire (we met through this group). Kelley had her own powerful story and felt as strongly as I did about supporting women more fully in the corporate/professional world, especially considering the work she so passionately does.  But we both wondered, how? Fast forward to November of 2013 when I was one of Susan Rocco’s radio guests for her program, Women to Watch™.  With Susan leading me along during the interview, I told my story, admitting for the first time publicly that I have lived with my illness for 20 years and how it has impacted my corporate career. The puzzle was starting to fall into place.

I asked Kelley and Susan to join me in continuing to crystalize the idea for this dream of mine, which I believe, as do they, will and can be a movement.  The Truth Behind Our Titles ™ Movement. No woman should feel alone and without a life-line of support for their professional journey. Providing practical strategies and solutions to managing the ever-complex professional lives we lead. None of us, I believe, want to lean in any more then we already have.  And as much as we all want to thrive as Arianna suggests, we may need to do so our way.

So I leave you with this. This event concept was born out of our hope to empower you through our experiences that we will share with you, to consider changes in your own lives. Through a variety of stories, you’ll perhaps hear yours. By sharing our truths, you may find other ways to think about your particular challenge, how you are living, how you are managing it all. The business world is powerful, beautiful, creative, innovative, and amazing.  It is also draining, 24/7, pressurized, demanding, unforgiving, and tough. The Truth Behind Our Titles ™ says it all in its tagline, “Strength, Resilience and Hope for the Professional Journey”. You choose what and how you want to use any of what we will share. For after all, it is your story, your journey.

I invite you to come on October 1st – join me and the incredibly brave, beautiful, and accomplished speakers who will tell you their stories. Listen and decide for yourself what it means for you.