Category: Career Choices

Seize the Opportunity to Drive Gender Diversity in Tech

Erin PlattsBy 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 fuel innovation. So here are five challenges the study brought to light and the opportunities I think they can provide to leaders looking to improve gender parity: Read More

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5 Smart Steps For Future Entrepreneurs

Ann Miura-Ko, a founding partner of Floodgate

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, is resilience and grit—you’ve really got to develop a thick skin. And third is resourcefulness—being able to leverage your network, know where to get help and not be afraid to ask for help, is critical.”

Did you check all three boxes? Great! Here are five more starter steps to help you forge a path forward: Read More

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How Every Woman Can Be “Self-Made”—with Nely Galán

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Nely Galán

After emigrating from Cuba at the age of 4, Nely Galán became the first Latina president of entertainment for a major TV network, an Emmy award-winning producer, and New York Times best-selling author. In her words, she became “Self-Made,” and now she wants to teach every woman how to do it. Tune in to hear her story, the strategies that drove her success, and why she thinks the time has never been better for women to claim their power.

+ Ask Nely YOUR questions during a live Q&A on Tuesday, May 21st @ 1:00pm EDT!

+ Check out the free “Self Made Mastery” webinar series Nely mentions in the podcast

 

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2019 Session | The Future of Work: Thriving in the Gig Economy

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The rise of the gig economy has brought new complexity–and opportunities–to the world of work. Many people are finding that short term contracts can develop their skill sets, build their professional networks, position them for a career pivot, and give them freedom to work how and when they want. But being your own boss isn’t for the faint of heart. This panel discussion is for those who are interested in learning how flexible work can accelerate their career, are considering contract-type work within their current company, or manage businesses that could benefit from this resource. Read More

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What Women of All Races Need to Know about Success

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While only 1 in 5 C-suite leaders are women, only 1 in 25 are women of color. What can women of all races do to change that? In this episode, Michelle Gadsen-Williams, award-winning author and Accenture North America’s managing director and inclusion and diversity lead, shares her ideas and experiences about finding your voice, being seen, and “the bold-faced lie of having it all.” 
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2019 Session | Think Like a Founder: Your Questions on Entrepreneurship Answered

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People of all different backgrounds should have the opportunity to participate in, shape, and successfully found companies that can change the world. But Silicon Valley can be a tough place for women. The challenges are well known, but tried and true advice on creating opportunities and overcoming obstacles can be harder to find. If  you work in tech, are an entrepreneur, or are trying to move your big idea forward, come learn from some powerful women about what it takes to succeed in the Valley. They will share their tips on developing an entrepreneurial mindset, skillset, and toolset that can be applied to your startup or organization of all kinds. Read More

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2019 Session | The Changing Meaning of Ambition

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What does it mean for an ambitious woman to be successful during life’s different stages? What decisions shape our careers–for better or for worse? In times of transition, your definition of “success” may change, and, consequently, the choices you make may change, too. This panel of accomplished women will look at the choices they made over the course of their lives around work and family. If you are currently at a crossroad or are thinking ahead to the future, come explore the variables that push women toward making big decisions and learn how you can make those decisions easier for yourself. Read More

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2019 Session | How Women Rise: Break the Twelve Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job

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Even in 2019, women often face different roadblocks than men as they seek to advance in the workplace. Rising to the next level—whether that means a new job, a challenging promotion, an entrepreneurial venture, or a whole new direction—usually requires a different approach than that which got you to where you are. In fact, the very skills that drove your success early in your career may hinder your progress as you seek to move higher. In this workshop, leadership expert Sally Helgesen shares the twelve habits most likely to undermine women in their quest to become more successful and create careers that are energizing, sustainable, and rewarding. And she offers a clear template for changing behaviors that get in your way so you can forge a more powerful path forward. Read More

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2019 Session | How Women Rise: A Panel on Taking the Next Step in Your Career

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Whether climbing the corporate ladder or striking out on your own as an entrepreneur, the very skills and habits that made you successful early on could actually be holding you back as you advance to the next stage of your working life. We often hear the phrase, “what got you here won’t get you there,” but less frequently hear what it takes in management style or leadership methods to move forward. Come learn from this panel of successful women about their career trajectories: what drove their advancement early on, what slowed them down, and what ultimately contributed to their rise through the ranks. Leadership expert Sally Helgesen will lead the conversation, identifying specific behaviors that may keep you from your goals and real solutions for realizing your full potential, no matter what stage in your career. Read More

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2019 Session | Find Your Tribe: Building a Team of Mentors

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Do you have a mentor? As transformative as a career advisor can be, one mentor is not enough. You need multiple mentors with separate areas of expertise to support you throughout your multifaceted career journey. This panel of mentors and proteges will talk about assembling your personal board of advisors. If you are looking for a mentor, already have one, or are open to the benefits of multiple advisors, join this conversation for actionable advice on connecting professionally, maintaining relationships, and getting the most out of your network of mentors. Read More

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