Monthly Archives: April 2016

An HR Executive’s Take on Women in Silicon Valley

Tamar ElkelesHelping employees realize their full potential isn’t just the job of Quixey’s Chief People Officer Tamar Elkeles—it’s also her passion. Empowering women in their careers is just one reason why Tamar embraces the Watermark Conference for Women: “It’s an outstanding opportunity for Quixey to enable the women in our organization to network, collaborate and learn from each other,  as well as other women in the technology industry,” says Elkeles, co-author of The Chief Learning Officer: Driving Value within a Changing Organization through Learning and Development and former chief learning officer at Qualcomm, where she built an award-winning learning organization. Here are her thoughts on how to help women rise to the top. Read More

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So You Want to Job Share?

Susan LovegrenBy Susan Lovegren, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Juniper Networks

Flexible work options. Choices about where, when and how to work are recurring themes in many of the “future of work” studies. While it’s been many years since I had a job share, I remember how flexibility was key to my ability to stay in the workforce and keep my sanity.

This resurfaced for me recently at Juniper Networks when we announced new maternity and paternity benefits and amplified our policies related to flexible work options, including job sharing.   Read More

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Cut Your To-Do List—and Get More Done

Christine CarterAah. The gratification of crossing things off your to-do list. It makes it tempting to do a brain-dump onto paper or screen of every single thing you need to do in the foreseeable future. But you should keep your list short. “A long to-do list is actually counterproductive,” says Christine Carter, Ph.D., author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home. “It causes a time scarcity mentality—you’ll never be able to finish everything—that can freeze out the part of your brain that you need most to work efficiently.” Read More

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Annabelle Gurwitch on Setbacks, Bouncing Back and the Business Cards She Can’t Hand Out

Annabelle GurwitchIn Hollywood, true grit isn’t only the name of a John Wayne movie. It’s also a job requirement. So when Annabelle Gurwitch auditioned to play a mother in a commercial and ended up being cast as a crone in the Middle Ages, she took it in stride. Read More

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Podcast: Easy, Effective Strategies of a Super-Networker

Judy-RobinettIn preparation for the 2016 Conference, we recorded a special teleclass with Judy Robinett, business thought leader and author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule.

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Special Pre-Conference Teleclass: Easy, Effective Strategies of a Super-Networker

Easy, Effective Strategies of a Super-NetworkerJudy-Robinett
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
10:00 am – 10:30 am

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Free Teleclass | What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How to Become More Successful

Goldsmith, MarshallWhat Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How to Become More Successful
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
10:00 am – 10:30 am

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2016 Conference Day Suggestions: Best Session Picks for Different Job Paths

Help me plan my day! It’s a request we get more and more as we add new offerings to the Conference. “Of course, you can’t go wrong with any mix of sessions, but we do the programming with several different career tracks in mind,” says Director Laurie Dalton White. Here, our recommendations for a few different career tracks. Read More

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The Truth about Confidence

Janet CrawfordWomen just need to believe in themselves more. That’s often the prescription for righting gender inequities in the workplace. But a big part of the confidence gap is not being addressed, says Janet Crawford, CEO of Cascadance, Inc., an organizational change firm that helps companies address issues of under-representation and create cultures of inclusion.

“Low confidence is not an individual phenomenon, but is in part, a general consequence of something called stereotype threat,” Crawford says. “When you’re one of a few women in a department or the only woman in upper management, part of your brain becomes devoted to monitoring how you’re being perceived, whether you’re representing your group well or confirming negative stereotypes. As a result of this split attention, you feel anxious and may even underperform—and over time, your confidence flags.” Read More

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You Can Say That Again! Mantras That Make You Stronger

April 2016 collage sqSound like a broken record player much? You can never repeat yourself too often when chanting personally significant sayings or phrases to summon your courage, grit or hope. We asked speakers at the Conference to share their favorite mantras. Feel free to adopt them for yourself! Read More

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