Category Archives: Speaker Articles

Networking is More (and Less) Than You Think

Sometimes, the most valuable lessons come from the most humbling moments. At least, it was one of those moments that gave FOX NFL reporter Laura Okmin one of her greatest insights in what not to do when networking. As a young reporter, and the first woman to be covering TV news in Alabama, she had gotten to know Charles Barkley, the NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist. “One day, … [ more ]

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The Real Road to the C-Suite

There’s an image many of us have of who makes it to the C-Suite: Think square-jawed, 6’4″ tall, Ivy League educated, followed a linear road to success. No mistakes. Right? Well, not exactly. According to a study of 18,000 executives who were finalists for C-Suite positions, conducted by GhSMART, a New York-based executive advisory firm:  45 percent got there after surviving at least one big career blow-up. 33 percent took … [ more ]

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What’s Inspiring Me Now

Chief People Officer Susan Lovegren: “What new traditions can you create at work or home to bring people together to create common experiences?” Susan Lovegren is an EVP and Chief People Officer at Medallia (global leader in customer experience management) and former Chief People Officer at AppDynamics, Juniper Networks and Plantronics. She has supported women in technology through partnerships with the Anita Borg Institute, Catalyst, Grace Hopper and the Watermark Conference … [ more ]

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6 Tips for Embracing Change at Work

Iona Brode: “One of the best pieces of advice I got from a trusted mentor was to assume leadership and opportunities will start coming your way.” Iona Brode is Head of Transformation at Silicon Valley Bank Change is at the core of what I do. I lead the Transformation Office at Silicon Valley Bank, whose business is helping innovative companies and their investors change the world. My role is to … [ more ]

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The Q&A

Tech leader Carolyn Herzog: “Anyone who makes us want to be a better person is the very definition of inspiration.” Carolyn Herzog, EVP and General Counsel at Arm (the world’s leading semiconductor IP company) shares five surprising insights about leadership, women’s progress in the workplace—and what she’d want a mentor to tell her if she were just starting out.  

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You Asked. She Answered.

Q: Is there a good comeback for when someone repeats your idea and takes credit for it? I usually just sit there and think: What just happened? A: Charmaine McClarie, leadership expert and executive coach says: You can simply say, ‘Excellent idea. I’m really glad that you agree. And I have three strategies that will make a difference as we move this forward.’ Then send out an email and identify … [ more ]

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Tired of Feeling Invisible? Here’s How to Be Seen and Rewarded

“Do you feel sometimes like there’s a person inside that’s screaming to jump out?” asks leadership expert and executive coach Charmaine McClarie. “I want you to let that person out because that person is really the truth of who you are.” But to be recognized and rewarded for who you truly are, it’s essential to use the language of leadership that makes people turn their heads and listen, says McClarie, … [ more ]

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4 Proven Strategies that Will Help You Get a Raise

The gender pay gap became front-page news last month after presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced a proposal that would require companies to prove they pay women equitably—or pay a fine. But if you don’t want to wait to see what comes of that, here are four tips that expert Conference for Women speakers say have helped them negotiate salary increases:

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Seize the Opportunity to Drive Gender Diversity in Tech

By Erin Platts, Head of Relationship Banking in Europe, Silicon Valley Bank While we’ve come some way in narrowing the gender gap in the tech world, Silicon Valley Bank’s latest survey on the subject, the Women in Technology Leadership 2019 report, got me thinking about how to capitalize on the positive momentum we’re seeing. After all, those of us in the tech ecosystem use that very mindset every day to … [ more ]

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5 Smart Steps For Future Entrepreneurs

So you have a great idea for a business. What’s your next move? First, take an honest assessment of your personality. Claire Lee, head of early stage banking at Silicon Valley Bank, has noticed three traits in successful entrepreneurs. “Number one is adaptability: the ability to pivot, really be open to feedback and advice, knowing which to take and which to ignore,” Lee says. “Number two, and perhaps as important, … [ more ]

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