Category: Job Advancement

The Expert Q&A on Engaging Male Allies

Tom SalgeWith Varian’s Tom Salge, Senior Director, Oncology Software Business Operations and Innovations

Q: Many men say they support equality for women in the workplace. But being an “ally” involves taking action. What are some examples of the most important kinds of actions male allies can take to advance gender equality in the workplace?

Just saying “I support women” is not enough. And, assuming you are not part of the problem is a cop-out and makes you part of the problem whether you know it or not. This is the nature of being born into male privilege: We don’t experience what women experience so we have to bend our minds to see it.

Here are a few tangible actions we can take as men to promote gender equality. Read More

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The Fix: Overcoming the Invisible Barriers to Creating Cultures of Equality at Work

Michelle P. King
 
For years, we have heard that to succeed at work, we have to change—lean in, negotiate like a man, hold back on being nice. But Michelle King, Director of Inclusion for Netflix and author of the new book, The Fix, says we don’t need to fix women, we need to fix work—for the sake of women, men and the future of innovation.
 

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Want to Advance in Your Career? Try These 5 Ways to Make Yourself Known

Gabrielle Simpson Gambrell

If people were promoted just for being great at their job, there would undoubtedly be more women in leadership roles. But while leaders need to continue to work to make workplaces more equitable, there are also things women can do to help advance their own careers—and one of the most important may be making yourself known.

At least, it certainly worked for Gabrielle Simpson Gambrell, who advanced from a production assistant role to the first black woman to become Vice President and Head of Marketing & Communications at Barnard College by the age of 27.

She recently shared five of her strategies with the Conference for Women community. Read More

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ENCORE: Personal Branding for Your Career Lifecycle | 2020 Session

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Your personal brand is how you are known, and the value others assign you. At any stage of your career, it has an impact on your opportunities, resources, referrals, and promotions. Whether you are a professional just starting out, a leader looking to advance to the executive level, or have your sights set on joining a corporate board, building a strong personal brand will have a big impact on your career lifecycle. Award-winning international reputation expert Lida Citroën shows audiences how to manage their personal brand in the way they communicate, behave and position themselves. She will reveal her secrets for taking ownership of your personal brand and driving your career lifecycle. Learn to assess your relevancy and reputation, design your legacy, layer your personal brand over your long-term career goals, and leverage a wide range of self-promotion strategies, from strategic networking to your signature style.

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ENCORE: The Myth of the Nice Girl | 2020 Session

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Even in 2020, we continue to grapple with a double-edged sword around women’s “niceness” in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective. But if they are tough, they are labeled some other things. This is the perfect session for those trying to navigate complex relationships at work while staying kind and respectful of others. Explore how women can reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Sharing her time-tested strategies, Fran Hauser will prove that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Join her to explore how to balance being empathetic and decisive; ask for what you want; and lead with kindness, empathy, and strength.

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ENCORE: Build a Network of Relationships, Not Just Contacts | 2020 Session

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Developing a strong network is critical to career success. These meaningful relationships will serve you throughout your career – and help you be a valuable connection for others, too. FOX’s NFL reporter Laura Okmin credits her network with helping her to break the barriers of a male-dominated field and ultimately cover the biggest names on the biggest stages. Now she’s paying it forward by helping to train, mentor, and prepare the next generation of women to become super connectors. She shares how to be strategic about who you meet, how to meet them, and how to form lasting relationships. Whether you are looking for success in a mentor-mentee program or growing your career by building meaningful relationships, she will share the best practices for creating relationships that are a win-win.

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Effective Allies | 2020 Session

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When leaders use their power, position and privilege to advocate for marginalized people, everyone wins, including them. But being an effective ally at work means more than being empathic and compassionate. It’s a continual process of curiosity, courage, and introspection that results in behavior change that is inclusionary. Rachana Bhide, journalist and founder of “The Corner of The Court,” shares her research and strategies for intersectional allyship. She then leads a discussion with a panel of experts on how individuals and organizations can overcome reluctance to allyship and become agents of change in creating more equitable organizations.

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The Myth of the Nice Girl | 2020 Session

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2020 conference.

Even in 2020, we continue to grapple with a double-edged sword around women’s “niceness” in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective. But if they are tough, they are labeled some other things. This is the perfect session for those trying to navigate complex relationships at work while staying kind and respectful of others. Explore how women can reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Sharing her time-tested strategies, Fran Hauser will prove that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Join her to explore how to balance being empathetic and decisive; ask for what you want; and lead with kindness, empathy, and strength.

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Personal Branding for Your Career Lifecycle | 2020 Session

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2020 conference.

Your personal brand is how you are known, and the value others assign you. At any stage of your career, it has an impact on your opportunities, resources, referrals, and promotions. Whether you are a professional just starting out, a leader looking to advance to the executive level, or have your sights set on joining a corporate board, building a strong personal brand will have a big impact on your career lifecycle. Award-winning international reputation expert Lida Citroën shows audiences how to manage their personal brand in the way they communicate, behave and position themselves. She will reveal her secrets for taking ownership of your personal brand and driving your career lifecycle. Learn to assess your relevancy and reputation, design your legacy, layer your personal brand over your long-term career goals, and leverage a wide range of self-promotion strategies, from strategic networking to your signature style.

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Becoming the Boss: A Panel for New Managers | 2020 Session

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First-time managers are not only learning a new role; they are learning what it truly means to lead. Transitioning from individual contributor to successful manager will require a different set of skills and a new professional identity as “the boss.” Author and executive coach Amy Jen Su shares how to tap into and expand your leadership capacity so that you can sustain your optimal level of performance and thrive in your new role. She then leads a conversation with experts about how first-time managers can earn trust, build influence, navigate team responsibilities, and become the leaders they want to be. 

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