Stand-out by Projecting a Professional Image

Many things contribute to how you are perceived in the workplace.  In addition to the strength of your resume and the quality of your work, your actions and appearance have a strong impact on your perceived competence, character, and professionalism.  This panel will include insights on how to project your competence through communication, dress, and etiquette whether you are trying to get a new job or improve your position with your current employer.


Bev Dwane, Founder and President, Bev Dwane Image Consulting, LLC

Tracy Harris, Partner, Parrish Capital Advisors

Ami Louise Rich, Human Capital Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP


Bev Dwane

Bev Dwane, AICI CIP, has been empowering women to look and feel their best for over 20 years.

Her love for what she does is reflected in her commitment to ongoing training and her sensitivity and dedication to her clients.

Bev says, “The feeling I get when my clients look in the mirror, their eyes go wide, and they exclaim, “Oh, yes!” is indescribable.  I understand completely, because it’s the same ‘aha’ moment I had when I was first beginning to understand color and design.”

She adds, “How you look – and how you feel about how you look – has such an impact on how people perceive your abilities.  Women face both a challenge and an opportunity in this area, because there are so many more fashion options available to us.  A man puts on a suit and tie, and he looks professional.  When women dress for work, we have to consider our own authentic style and our professional role, as well as the culture and style of the company for whom we work.”

Bev has served as VP of Education on the International Board of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and is one of only 130 Image Consultants worldwide who are certified as Certified Image Professionals (CIP).

She has had the privilege of being invited by many of the industry’s leading trainers to collaborate with them in delivering their training programs.

In addition to receiving her BA from Queens University in Canada, Bev is a graduate of The London Image Institute and The Conselle Institute of Image Management.

Her advanced work includes studies with Master Color Designers Sharon Crisman, AICI CIP,  and Coralyn Lundell, AICI CIP, author and noted stylist Carla Mathis, AICI CIM, as well as The Palmer/Pletsch Institute.

Bev is the recipient of the 2009 AICI “Award of Excellence for Contribution” and the 2005 AICI “Shining Star Award.”


Ami Louise Rich

Ami Louise Rich is a Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital practice.  She leads project teams at multi-billion dollar consumer products clients who are transforming their sales operations, finance, and human resource functions.

Prior to joining Deloitte Consulting, Ami spent 14 years with The Walt Disney Company headquartered in Burbank, CA.  In that time, she held full-time and consulting positions, both domestically and overseas, at The Disney Store, Inc., Disney Consumer Products, Disney Internet Group, Walt Disney Pictures and Television, and Disney Corporate Operations and Real Estate. She also spent several years as a reserve officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Ami graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University with her BS in Management and was among the top in her class at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School where she completed her MBA.   In her leisure time, you will find Ami traveling, studying standard-style ballroom dance, or exploring her new home city of Washington, DC.