Category Archives: Job Advancement

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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Office Politics: When Bosses Behave Badly

Power may not always corrupt, but it sure can bring out the egomaniac in some managers. That’s what industrial and organizational psychologist Amy Cooper Hakim found while doing research to update her book (which was originally written by her grandmother), Working with Difficult People: Handling the Ten Types of Problem People Without Losing Your Mind. Of the 10 kinds of bad bosses you might encounter (yes, there are that many!), … [ more ]

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Use Social Media to Raise Your Value at Work

You have your reasons if you don’t post on social media for work. Maybe you’re too busy. Or you wouldn’t know which platform to use—or what to post. Perhaps no one in your industry who is important is following you. Or you’re a private person and you want to keep it that way. Whatever your rationale, personal branding expert Jennefer Witter wants you to know that you’re missing out on … [ more ]

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Stand Out as Manager Material

Pop quiz: What separates the smart and hardworking from the smart and hardworking in leadership roles? Answer: Executive presence, which entails exuding confidence, more so for women than for men, the Center for Talent Innovation has found. Of course, the lack of executive presence, and so confidence, perceived or otherwise, isn’t the only reason there are so few women at the C-level of corporations. “Company policies and practices and gender … [ 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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Trailblazers: Pushing the Envelope and Leading Change

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. This session will feature innovative women who are pushing the boundaries today and having success. Sharing their personal stories, attendees will learn how to: – Establish a climate that embraces smart risk and invites sustainable growth; – Identify and eliminate barriers to progressive thinking; and – Gain confidence to push the limits. With a blend of inspiration and … [ more ]

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Harness Resilience to Catapult Your Career

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. Today’s professionals face more stresses and strains than ever before – financial crisis, professional inequities and even global challenges. What if you could embrace life’s challenges, using them to catapult yourself forward? Join global leadership and Transformative Resilience expert, Ama Marston as she presents key characteristics and tools to enable you to cultivate your ability to adapt, continually … [ more ]

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Connectional Intelligence: Today’s Secret to Getting Things Done

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. In today’s hyper-competitive world, smarts, passion and luck aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability. In this session Erica will share with you how to use Connectional Intelligence to … [ more ]

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Does Your Image Match Your Professional Goals?

Most of us would never send work emails that were full of sloppy mistakes. Yet many of us do the equivalent on a daily basis with our outward appearance. “The way you present yourself is part of how others filter and receive what you’re saying,” says Anna Akbari, a sociologist, image and innovation expert and author of Start Up Your Life: Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness. “Someone who … [ 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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