Category Archives: Career Choices

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

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. 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 … [ more ]

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What Women of All Races Need to Know about Success

Click Play below to listen in your browser. 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.”  Podcast: Play … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Think Like a Founder: Your Questions on Entrepreneurship Answered

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. 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, … [ more ]

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2019 Session | The Changing Meaning of Ambition

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. 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 … [ more ]

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

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. 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 … [ more ]

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

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. 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 … [ more ]

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

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. 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 … [ more ]

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2019 Session | A Purpose-Driven Life: Creating Change from 9-to-5

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Whether you work at a startup or a non-profit, for a large corporate or for yourself, turning your personal mission into your purpose at work can lead to great change in your life and in the world. Purpose can be found in any position because it’s not about your job title, it’s about your approach to your work. … [ more ]

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Your Month, Your Career: A Perfect Time to Accelerate Your Growth

By Adrienne Gonzalez, Senior Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb In honor of Women’s History Month, I would offer this piece of advice to women who want to advance their careers: get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Here’s why: I started my career working in a law firm, representing pharmaceutical companies in product liability cases. During that time, I focused on becoming an expert, because our clients expected us to have all of the … [ more ]

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3 Facts About Ambition That Will Help You Succeed

When careers don’t go as planned, what went wrong—and how do people adjust? Seeking to find answers that would help them navigate their own paths, Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace interviewed all of their sorority sisters who graduated with them from Northwestern University in 1993. What they learned was “life-changing,” Schank says, because it gave validity to their choices, and she saw “I wasn’t just flailing here and there.” But … [ more ]

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