Saturday, November 15

Best. Job. Ever. It’s held by Debbye Turner Bell, veterinarian and animal correspondent for The Early Show on CBS, who turns up at a career conference for the Women in Communications Foundation, advising the employment-challenged ladies among us on how to get a gig like hers, or at least “how to be the most effective, not just as a woman, but a professional, in our current society and circumstance,” as she put it when we called her up. In other words: “How to learn the rules of the game being played where you are and how to win.” Ms. Bell will explore “my personal experience, having been educated and starting a career in male-dominated professions,” she said, adding that she was “the only female snare drummer on the drum line in high school, one of a few women agriculture majors, one of a few women in vet school …” Cosmo editor Kate White will also address her fellow sister girlfriends on how to get ahead. (Presumably in ways other than perfecting one’s oral-stimulation technique, not that we’re judging: Hey, desperate times!)

[New York Women in Communications Foundation Career Conference, Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., www.nywici.org.]

mbryan@observer.com

Saturday, November 15