Category Archives: Speaker Articles

Why You Need a Sponsor and How to Get One at Work

By John China, Head of Technology Banking, Silicon Valley Bank I’m a living, breathing example of how sponsorship works—literally. A decade ago, my sponsor saw something in me and started grooming me for the bank’s executive suite. I wasn’t a perfect fit, so eager to jump in every conversation that I would literally gasp for breath. But because of my sponsor’s willingness to put his credibility on the line, coupled … [ more ]

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This Entrepreneur Was Sued for Hosting Events for Women

Claire Wasserman, founder of Ladies Get Paid, a career development platform, is committed to closing the wage and leadership gap. If anyone is about equity and inclusion, it is Claire. So imagine her disbelief when she was informed last October that she was being sued for sex discrimination.  “At that point, we were hosting events in 18 cities, including San Diego,” Wasserman says. “The idea was to provide a safe … [ more ]

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How Nice Leaders Say No

At work, as in life, there are always going to be jerks. They seem to climb—or claw their way up—fast, but you don’t have to join them to succeed. “You don’t have to check your true self at the door,” says Fran Hauser, author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate. “Nice and strong are not mutually exclusive traits. … [ more ]

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How Women Entrepreneurs Can Beat the Odds

By Claire Lee, Head, Early Stage Practice, Silicon Valley Bank The numbers continue to be depressing and disappointing. Startups that are founded by women get between 2 percent and 4 percent of venture capital globally. Compiled from more than 1,000 tech and life science executives, our “Women in Technology Leadership 2018” report highlights the issues and confirms what I am seeing firsthand at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)

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Office Hours: How to Own Up to a Mistake at Work

Admitting to a work screw-up is like knowing CPR. You want to be good at it, but not because you’ve had a lot of real-life practice. It’s also like CPR in the sense that the slower you are to act, the worse the outcome is likely to be. To help you know what to do on the spot, we asked two senior executives—both have seen and heard it all—for their … [ more ]

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How to Stop a Bad Boss from Impeding Your Career

If you have a difficult boss, you know what it is to feel stuck. You can always quit, of course, but leaving without a new job is risky. Most people can’t take the financial or professional hit. Or maybe you are at a great company and simply don’t want to leave. The thing to remember in this situation: “Your career is a marathon and not a sprint,” says Mary Abbajay, … [ more ]

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What Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Taught Me About Women in Leadership

By Jacinta Jiménez, Head of Coaching, BetterUp Everything is quiet except for the rhythmic sound of the four Tanzanian men’s feet hitting the ground in unison and my shallow breathing from the oxygen mask on my face. I am very weak, but somehow, I hold on so I don’t fall off the back of the porter as he runs at full speed down the tallest mountain in Africa. How did … [ more ]

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10 Minutes, 3 Yoga Poses, 1 Great Way to Start the Day

Though her reputation as a yoga practitioner got its start on Instagram (360,000 followers and counting!), Jessamyn Stanley wants you to know that yoga is more than “handstands on the beach.” Much more. “A lot of people focus on the athletic aspect or fitness benefits, but for me, yoga provides a blueprint for life,” says Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love … [ more ]

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Your Tax Refund: What This Money Writer Says to Do with It

Some of us take an interest in personal finance when we start pulling a real paycheck. Some of us become interested when we run into debt problems or set our sights on a big goal like saving for a house. Kristin Wong was drawn to money matters as a teenager, and read books on the topic while in high school. “Growing up, I experienced my family going from being pretty … [ more ]

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Office Hours: What to Do When You Get a New Boss

Changes in management can be unsettling, whether they’re part of a major restructuring or due to just one person’s departure. We asked Suzanne Quigley, director of community and corporate responsibility at QVC and PA Conference for Women board member, for her advice on what to do when you get a new boss.

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