Monthly Archives: June 2017

Anita Hill on What It Will Take to End Sexual Harassment

Anita Hill

It’s been 26 years since Anita Hill raised awareness of sexual harassment with her televised testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee. A national conversation about the problem ensued, as did a fuller understanding of its pervasiveness and unlawfulness. Charges of sexual harassment filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission jumped 50 percent just the year after Hill spoke out.

So is she surprised by recent disclosures about Uber and Fox News? Read More

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Free Teleclass | How to Create a Richer, More Satisfying Life

How to Create a Richer, More Satisfying Life
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:00-10:30 am

Eventbrite - How to Create a Richer, More Satisfying Life (Free Teleclass with Emily Esfahani Smith)

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BizBash Selects Watermark Conference for Women as One of San Francisco’s Top 100 Events

June 20, 2017 — From galas and benefits, to entertainment, sporting events, and more, BizBash has announced its 2017 list of Top 100 Events in San Francisco and has named Watermark Conference for Women to this exclusive list. To select and rank these events, BizBash considers the event’s influence within the industry, in addition to innovation, reach, economic impact, and more.

Now in its fourth year, the Watermark Conference for Women has become a leading resource for professional women in Silicon Valley and beyond—hosting outstanding speakers like Madeleine Albright, Sheryl Sandberg, Viola Davis, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Diane von Furstenburg, Mindy Kaling, and more.

“So many high-profile events call San Francisco home, and to choose the best from this diverse landscape is no easy task,” says Beth Kormanik, BizBash executive editor. “Today’s top events reflect a sharply honed sense of mission, thoughtful production, and engaged guests—factors that all contribute to their success.”

Registration for the 2018 Conference opens in September 2017. Join the mailing list to receive registration updates and speaker announcements.

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Free Teleclass | Finding the Connection: Meaningful Interaction at Home & Work

Celeste HeadleeFinding the Connection: Meaningful Interaction at Home & Work
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
10:00-10:30 am

Eventbrite - Finding the Connection: Meaningful Interaction at Home & Work (Free Teleclass with Celeste Headlee)

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Secrets to Being a Great Idea Person

Jennifer MuellerHave you ever been in a brainstorming meeting that wasn’t a waste of time? Chances are no if the goal was to hit upon something truly original and innovative.

“Often in a business setting, people are using best practices in brainstorming, and that’s a large part of the problem,” says Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of management at the University of San Diego School of Business and author of Creative Change: How We Resist It… How We Can Embrace It. “How can you choose something new when the criterion is what has been successful?” Read More

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Make Every Workday a Good Workday | Podcast

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The team goes with your idea. Your boss praises you. And all your meetings end early. Having things go your way is more within your power than you think, says former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb. In 30 minutes, she will translate cutting-edge science and teach you the tiny tweaks to your daily routine that will improve your “luck.” Step by step, Webb will share • how to set better priorities • ace every interaction • strengthen your personal impact • boost your energy and enjoyment • and more. Read More

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Life Lessons from NFL Official #53 (the Only One Who Wears Mascara)

Sarah ThomasMany female firsts are lifetime dreams come true. But some are more a matter of chance, the happenstance of finding something you’re good at when barriers are coming down.

The latter was the case for Sarah Thomas, the first woman to be an NFL official. “I was working as a paralegal when my older brother said one day that he was going to a football officials’ meeting,” she recalls. “I thought it could be a way to give back to organized sports—I’d played basketball in college—while earning some extra cash.”

Immediately, she was enthralled. “It’s actually funny, because as an athlete, I hated the officials and they hated me,” Thomas says. “But I fell in love with studying the rulebook. It’s fascinating.” Read More

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