Revolutionizing Post-Surgery Care and Empowering Women

Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa, led by CEO and Founder Flavia Barbio, is a premier body contouring and spa center that provides exceptional post-surgery care. With a passion for empowering women, Flavia has built a reputable business that caters to clients of all ages. Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa is a trusted destination for individuals seeking practical and professional support throughout their recovery journey. It offers various services, including post-operative care, lymphatic drainage, and post-op massages.

A Multilingual Entrepreneur, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Flavia Barbio's diverse background and dedication to learning have been instrumental in expanding her services to a broader audience. Fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, Flavia is able to connect with clients from various backgrounds and cultures. Her ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages has allowed her to serve celebrities such as Brazilian models, famous digital influencers, reality show housewives, basketball wives, and many more.

Flavia's journey as an entrepreneur has been nothing short of inspiring. As a single mother, she defied all odds and earned three degrees, showcasing her relentless drive and determination. Today, Flavia is happily married and a proud mother of three children. She has also embraced her role as a stepmother to two bonus kids, forming a beautiful blended family. Additionally, Flavia takes immense pride in being a grandmother.

The foundation of Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa, body contouring, and spa, is rooted in Flavia's personal experiences and desire to provide superior post-operative care. Having undergone surgery herself two decades ago, Flavia realized the need for proper post-op professional care and the absence of crucial information and training. This revelation ignited her passion for educating and assisting women in feeling confident in their skin and free from the pressures imposed by social media.

Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa, aims to cater to individuals of all ages and genders, offering a wide range of treatments to slow aging. From non-invasive skin treatments, waxing, and body contouring to massages, the spa provides comprehensive services to help clients look and feel their best. In addition, the spa specializes in post-surgery massages, which are highly recommended by top plastic surgeons worldwide. Flavia's expertise in the unique Brazilian technique known as the "miracle touch" has gained recognition, inviting her to prestigious events like fashion week in New York and Paris, where she treated participating models.

Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa understands the importance of proper post-surgery care. By choosing their services, clients can expect faster recovery times and the guidance and expertise of a professional trained to identify and prevent any complications that may arise after cosmetic surgery. In addition, the spa's holistic approach addresses not only the physical aspects but also the emotional well-being of clients, recognizing their vulnerability and sensitivity during the postoperative period.

With over 200 Google reviews and a growing list of satisfied clients, Forever Confidence Aesthetics and Spa has established itself as a trusted and reputable establishment. The spa's dedication to exceptional service and commitment to delivering outstanding results have earned it recognition in the industry. In 2022 alone, the spa performed over 1,000 treatments, including celebrities. A testament to its popularity and effectiveness.

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SwissCham Singapore Announces Ms Julie Raneda As New Chair

Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry Singapore (SwissCham) Board has elected Ms Julie Raneda as new Chairperson at its 34th Annual General Meeting.

The appointment takes immediate effect. She takes over from Mr Georg von Wattenwyl, who successfully served four years in his role as Chairman.

Ms Raneda, Partner and Managing Director of Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office, is a lawyer by training and has a degree in international relations. Julie has been deeply connected with the Chamber for a long time, and was recently the Co-Chair of SwissCham International Relations Subcommittee.

Upon her appointment, she welcomed her new role and thanked the Board "for entrusting (her) with the important role to lead the Chamber and represent the Swiss business community in Singapore."

Emphasizing longstanding Swiss-Singaporean relations, she said: "Switzerland has an excellent reputation in Singapore, thanks in particular to the Swiss business community in the republic that has been around for a long time and represents Switzerland's values, qualities, and innovation so well."

She added that "SwissCham is at the tip of the iceberg of this community, a platform to showcase Switzerland's excellence." She aims to continue "the commitment to grow wider awareness about Swiss companies and their perspective in Singapore, and make SwissCham even more relevant for its members with fruitful collaborations and appropriate networking opportunities."

SwissCham Singapore is one of the pillars of the Swiss community in Singapore and brings together the representatives of Swiss companies, encouraging networking and exchange of information and championing the establishment of Swiss values and quality through business. SwissCham Singapore is focused on advocating Swiss business in Singapore and bridging bilateral commercial interests.

Antonia Hock 2023 Opening Keynote

Antonia J.A. Hock, a recognized global expert on leadership excellence and business innovation, will be presenting the opening keynote at the 2023 AAPL Annual Leadership Conference, which will be held in person on June 9-11, at The JW Marriott, Chicago, IL.

"The leadership that physicians provide within healthcare has a powerful impact for their teams, patients, and the organizations that they lead. As the modern healthcare landscape continues to change at a rapid rate, there has never been a more important time to invest in competencies and strategies that deliver leadership excellence. This is all about what they don't teach physicians in med school", said Ms. Hock.

During her high-impact session, Setting the Stage for Excellence: The Future of Leadership in Healthcare, Antonia will explore the unique opportunities and skills that physician leaders can use today to evolve their leadership capabilities and guide their organization. Attendees should expect to leave this session with new ideas as well as tactics for building and managing teams, creating a winning mindset, expanding leadership skills, and qualities that can enhance individual leadership performance.

Hock is the Founder & CEO of Antonia J.A. Hock & Associates, a global consulting firm focused on transformational leadership and innovation. Prior to launching her own firm, she spent six years as the Global Head of The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center. A sought-after consultant, thought leader, and keynote speaker, she has authored many highly-acclaimed articles for publications including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Business Insider, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur.

Expanding on the conference theme that "All Physicians are Leaders", attendees of her session will benefit from Hock's multi-industry background in technology, hospitality, and consulting, which has shaped her unique perspective and philosophy on developing modern leadership skills and building world-class teams that deliver outstanding performance and results.

"Our Annual Leadership Conference is the preeminent event in the healthcare industry where physicians come together for skills-building leadership sessions, engaging networking experiences and career-enhancing professional development. We are delighted to have Antonia kicking off our 3-day event with her vision for the future of leadership in healthcare," said Peter Angood, MD, President and CEO of AAPL.

Antonia J.A. Hock & Associates is a global consulting firm focused on helping clients address and overcome key market forces all companies face in today's business environment. These include developing exceptional leaders and driving business innovation; navigating key market disruptors and disruption; and strengthening consumer behavior. More information can be found at

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) is focused on the personal transformation of all physicians, and through them the organizations they serve. With the goal of improving patient outcomes, workforce wellness, and a refinement of all healthcare delivery, AAPL has remained the only association solely focused on providing professional development, leadership education, and management training exclusively for physicians. Since its founding in 1975, AAPL has educated 250,000+ physicians across 40 countries - including CEOs, chief medical officers, and physicians at all levels of healthcare.

Maureen McBride Named CEO of UNOS

Maureen McBride, Ph.D., has been named CEO of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the mission-driven, non-profit organization that serves as the nation’s organ donation and transplant system — the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) — under contract with the federal government.

Maureen McBride has been named CEO of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the mission-driven, non-profit organization that serves as the nation's organ donation and transplant system.

“We conducted an exhaustive nationwide search for a new CEO and were pleased to find that the most qualified candidate is Dr. McBride,” said UNOS Board President Jerry McCauley, M.D., who chaired the Search Committee. “She impressed the Committee with her innovative spirit, clear-eyed vision of transformational change at UNOS and knowledge of the challenges facing the organ donation and transplantation community today. Since taking over as Interim CEO seven months ago, Dr. McBride has shown that she embodies a much-needed change in approach and operations at UNOS. She has put the organization on a new trajectory by increasing transparency and communication with the organ donation and transplantation community, regulators, Congress and the public, and advancing new initiatives to modernize and improve the organ donation and transplant system to benefit patients and ensure public trust.”

Under McBride’s leadership, UNOS released an Action Agenda earlier this year, a comprehensive set of improvements in critical areas of the transplant system, including transparency, accountability, equity, transportation and modernization.

McBride has worked for UNOS since 1995. She has served as Interim CEO since October 2022 and before that, as Chief Operating Officer managing the OPTN contract. She was also the organization’s Director of Research from 2006 to 2014 and contributed to more than 50 research manuscripts and publications.

As CEO, she directs the efforts of 450 UNOS staff to ensure that the nation’s organ donation and transplant network efficiently and fairly serves the needs of transplant candidates and recipients, living donors and donor family members, and professionals in the field. She will be the first woman to lead the organization.

“I am humbled, thrilled and energized to be selected to serve as CEO of UNOS,” McBride said. “As long as there are patients in desperate need of organs, we have more work ahead of us. As we move forward in our mission to save more lives, I look forward to leading UNOS during a time of immense change. As I said in my first official remarks as Interim CEO: we can do better, we must do better, and we will do better. We are excited to show our ongoing commitment to saving lives, how we are best situated to help usher in proposed improvements and how our expertise should remain an integral part of the system. Additionally, I am excited to continue working with UNOS’ other non-OPTN business lines to enhance and grow our organization.”

In selecting McBride, the UNOS Corporate Affairs Committee agreed this is a pivotal moment in the organization’s history. They cited her leadership skills and proven ability to navigate organizational change both internally and externally as the lifesaving work continues and as UNOS prepares to respond to the federal government’s upcoming RFPs for the new OPTN contract.

This includes her institutional knowledge of UNOS and the entire organ donation and transplant community; her experience in the field; her commitment to clear and frequent communication to build trust, understanding and consensus; and her unquestioned commitment to the organization and its mission to save as many lives as possible through organ donation and transplantation.

She received her bachelor of science in mathematics from Loyola College in Maryland and her Ph.D. in biostatistics from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia.

McBride has served as the Executive Director of the OPTN since October 2022. She will begin her new role with UNOS immediately.

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the mission-driven non-profit serving as the nation’s transplant system under contract with the federal government. We lead the network of transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and thousands of volunteers who are dedicated to honoring the gifts of life entrusted to us and to making lifesaving transplants possible for patients in need. Working together, we leverage data and advances in science and technology to continuously strengthen the system, increase the number of organs recovered and the number of transplants performed, and ensure patients across the nation have equitable access to transplant.

Keds Announces Brand Refresh and Expansion

Today, iconic sneaker brand Keds announces a brand refresh and an updated brand platform and vision. Keds will debut an updated logo in a new blue hue, a revised brand platform centered around self-expression and the joy of dressing, and modern brand messaging that expresses the Keds core values of optimism, inclusion, authenticity, and play. In celebration of this new vision, Keds is also launching a new collection inspired by the iconic Keds Champion.

With a heritage that has spanned over a hundred years, Keds has been known to offer classic, comfortable, and fashion-forward accessible footwear that empowers customers to wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. The brand's new vision will create a space where everyone is celebrated for their unique identity and sense of style.

"The brand refresh is rooted in Keds' rich history. Since its beginning over a century ago, Keds has championed the freedom of individual expression; creating accessible, comfortable, fashionable footwear that offers a blank canvas (both figuratively and literally) for wearers to experiment with style and self-expression." says Kathleen Sullivan, Senior Director of Marketing at Keds."Our new platform carries on our legacy of being advocates for self-expression with a promise to help you unlock your unique style, but what's particularly special about it is the focus on optimism, play, and inclusivity. The idea of self-expression through style isn't new to the footwear world, but with Keds it's all about the joy—the joy of stepping into something that feels just right. "

Alongside the brand refresh, Keds has launched three new upgraded sneaker styles to perfectly blend the brand's most iconic features: playfulness, timelessness, and its rich history. Starting with the classic Keds Champion, Keds reworked their original styles using the DNA of their classic sneaker silhouettes to create instant icons for today. The lineup includes:

The Keds Champion, an instantly recognizable design with all-day comfort;

The Court, a sporty spin with classic court sneaker vibes;

The Platform, an elevated update with dress-up appeal and cushiony comfort; and

The Mini, a streamlined, ultra-feminine twist with flirty ballet flat looks.

Pricing for these styles range from $50.00 to $80.00. The collection was brought to life through the lens of photographer Jacob Consenstein and production company Family Projects using bold, playful styling, clean, classic backdrops, and retro props.

To shop the new collection and preview the new website, visit

For over 100 years, Keds has been making timeless, comfortable, accessible footwear for consumers to step out into the world their way. Ever since the creation of the iconic Keds Champion "sneaker" in 1916, Keds has held the belief that when we feel comfortable inside and out, we can leap forward and make our mark on the world. This belief continues to inspire and drive us every day. We design every product to support everyone— to give them the versatility, comfort, and style they need to live confidently as their truest selves.

Keds is part of the Designer Brands world-class portfolio of Owned Brands. Designer Brands is one of the world's largest designers, producers and retailers of the most recognizable footwear brands and accessories, transforming and defining the footwear industry by inspiring self-expression across every facet of its enterprise.

UNice Hair Launches UNice Empowering Workshop

UNice Hair held the UNice Empowering Workshop on March 28th, 2023 to communicate face-to-face with offline users. UNice hair stylists and celebrity stylists were invited to share their tips and tricks on wig styling solutions for customers to install and style their wigs properly. UNice empowers customers with the professional skills they need to boost their confidence and make them radiate from the inside out.

According to the Brand Manager of UNice Hair Riker, "In 2023, UNice Hair is celebrating its 7th anniversary. We launched UNice Empowering Workshop activities with offline, face-to-face communication with clients. We invited professional stylists to teach girls and women hair styling and wig-related knowledge for free. Empowering women with the skills and knowledge they need to feel confident and beautiful from the inside out.

In addition, through the UNice Empowering Workshop event, we can comprehensively raise brand awareness so that more people will know about UNice Hair and its efforts to make a better wig-wearing experience for customers. More importantly, the free public sharing activities in UNice Hair salon can create more opportunities for direct interaction with users, allowing us to better listen to the real voices and suggestions of our customers and users, helping UNice Hair to create higher quality and meet the needs of users' products and services, and better give back to users."

Currently, UNice Hair is holding its 7th-anniversary event offline to celebrate the milestone. It also encourages every woman to be themselves.

In the future, UNice Hair will continue to develop new projects and activities to meet customer needs, help customers solve their concerns, and serve customers better.

UNice Hair is a supplier of high-quality human hair wigs and extensions. With the constant pursuit of high-quality wigs and the persistence to supply consumers with cost-effective products, UNice Hair has been one of the most renowned wig retailers. In the future, UNice Hair will also strive for excellence and continue to work on research and product development to provide customers with a wide range of high-quality products for a better shopping experience.