Category Archives: Career Choices

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

Many 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 … [ more ]

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How She Got There: Micho Spring’s Path to Becoming Chair of Global Corporate Practice and New England for Weber Shandwick

Take a young woman coming of age in the 60s, when many careers were closed to her gender. Mix in political awareness from having fled communist Cuba as a child and add courage and flexibility from forging a new life with her family in New York. What you get: a college dropout, a 31-year-old deputy mayor of Boston, a top executive at one of the largest communications firms in the … [ more ]

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How Women Can Get Ahead in Technology

What’s really holding women back in technology? You may have read about the “pipeline problem”—girls don’t study science, technology, engineering or math in equal numbers to boys—but that’s a red herring, says Gina Helfrich, founder and organizer of Feminist Hack ATX. “The biggest obstacle, in my opinion, is poor retention numbers,” Helfrich says. “Research shows that more than half of women in technology leave the field by mid-career.”

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Pivot: The Only Move that Matters Is Your Next One

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. No matter your age, life stage, bank account balance, or career level, you can learn how to pivot strategically into your next opportunity. Career change doesn’t have to be a crisis, and plateaus don’t have to be a problem. In fact, if change is the only constant, now more than ever as it relates to our economy, it … [ more ]

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Career Transitions: Tips for Any Stage of Your Journey

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. This session is for anyone facing the daunting question of what comes next – whether your perfect-on-paper job has hit a plateau, you are considering taking on a new role, are moving into a new company or industry, or even starting or folding your own business. By taking your priorities into account and leveraging what is already working, … [ more ]

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Creating YOUR Meaningful Life

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. Women are maxed out and overwhelmed, working to balance personal and professional lives. Join us for a conversation with experts on ways to create a life with meaning and joy and helping you to increase your energy and decrease stress. Experts will share research findings, best practices, stories and even a roadmap to help you create your most … [ more ]

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2017 Speakers Share: The Jobs They’ll Never Do Again

Working has its ups and downs, but with some jobs, the only high point is leaving. Still, the negative experience made them tougher and informed their future decisions. Some even say that it taught them something valuable about themselves. To help you get to know a little more about our speakers, we took a page from talent recruiters and asked some of our speakers: What’s a job you’ve had, or … [ more ]

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Podcast | Make Your Next Move with Confidence

Click Play below to listen. Learn how to pivot strategically, and you’ll see change as an opportunity rather than as a crisis. In 30 minutes, Jenny Blake, author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, will share her four-stage method for moving forward, which you can cycle through every time you hit a plateau or want to shift direction. You’ll come away knowing how to • identify new … [ more ]

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‘You Are Never Too Old to Dream Big’

By Caytha Jentis Completing “The Other F Word,” my fourth production since deciding to become a filmmaker in my early forties, led me to reflect on my journey. Like the Joseph Campbell heroes we studied in film school, it began when I ran away from northern New Jersey to the woods of Amherst, Massachusetts, one summer after my 40th birthday. Suffering an existential midlife crisis, I was an angry, angst-ridden … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Make Your Next Move with Confidence

Make Your Next Move with Confidence Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:00-10:30am Pacific

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