Category Archives: Job Advancement

The Mindset That Wins: Strategies of an Elite Champion Runner

If anyone knows persistence and how to stay motivated, it’s Desiree Linden, last year’s winner of the Boston Marathon in the women’s category and the first American to win in 33 years. Here’s a peek into Linden’s winning mindset. It starts with a no-regrets attitude. Linden had success as a college athlete, but she wasn’t one of those stars that everyone was watching. Still, she decided to pursue her dream … [ 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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New Talk: Shawn Achor on YOUR Big Potential

Every month in 2019, we’re highlighting one top-rated 2018 Conference speaker. Meet our March Speaker of the Month: Happiness researcher and attendee favorite Shawn Achor. He’s recorded a brand-new talk just for you, available here after the premiere on March 20 at 9:00 am PDT. Check it out: Get Achor’s latest book on the power of connection at independent Austin bookseller Bookpeople. And please send your questions for Shawn in … [ 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 | How to Be Heard: Effective Communication for Career Advancement

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Effective communication is more than just words and phrases. It’s a projection of your competence and even your potential as a leader. Great communicators can voice their vision confidently, move plans and projects forward, and present their ideas across all levels of an organization. Join this workshop for actionable steps to develop your own communication style. Learn about … [ 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 | Build It, Be It: How to Create a Powerful Personal Brand Online

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. First impressions have always been critical, and in 2019 your first impression is likely to be a digital one. The key difference? You have far more control over the perception you create online versus when you meet someone in “real life.” In this workshop, social media expert Amanda Healy shares the what, why, where, and how of building … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Building Trust & Navigating the Workplace After #MeToo

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. The #MeToo movement has led us to a watershed moment. Cultural norms and workplace policies are evolving. And new questions and realities are starting to surface. A recent study by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey showed that twice as many male managers now feel uncomfortable working alone with, socializing with, and mentoring women. This is a pivotal moment for gender … [ more ]

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My Five Steps for Navigating Career Success

By Pamela Aldsworth, Head of Venture Capital Relationship Management, Silicon Valley Bank I am often asked: How did you navigate your career from lender at a local bank to managing director at global tech lender Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)? First, it took nearly 25 years. Second, I consciously sought to make a difference in every job I took. Finally and most importantly, I did not do it alone; I sought … [ more ]

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