Category Archives: Networking

5 Lessons Along the Path to a More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

By Theresa Kushner, Vice President, Information Innovation Center, VMware When we started our women’s initiative at VMware, we knew that we wanted to do it differently from other Silicon Valley high-tech companies. No one was having a lot of success in the area of recruiting, promoting and retaining women. We wanted to increase our diversity and provide an inclusive environment for our people. Our culture demanded it. After all, we … [ more ]

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Speed Network Your Way to Meaningful Mentoring

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. Join networking expert Julie Kantor for our inaugural Mentoring RoadtripTM. This is your chance to meet up with the individuals who can create new professional opportunities, sponsor your work and help accelerate your career. Julie will use a proven-successful approach to lead a highly dynamic and interactive session. Each participant will meet with 6-8 ‘matches’ and explore key … [ more ]

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Making the Most of Networking

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. Productive networking is not just about who you meet but how you use those interactions to create connections, find multi-generational mentors and create sponsorship to promote your goals. This can prove to be critical whether you are climbing the corporate ladder, building your start-up or determining your next move. A recent Wharton study shows mentors are promoted 6x … [ more ]

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Office Holiday Party Tips

What do you get when you take 15 years of working as a user experience designer for companies such as Google and Yahoo and combine them with keen powers of people-watching and a razor-sharp wit? Answer: Sarah Cooper’s book 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get By Without Even Trying and her blog TheCooperReview. Of course, it’s those years of toiling away in corporate America that provide … [ more ]

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Podcast: Easy, Effective Strategies of a Super-Networker

In preparation for the 2016 Conference, we recorded a special teleclass with Judy Robinett, business thought leader and author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule. Click play below to listen.  Download the companion slide deck for this teleclass (PDF) Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Special Pre-Conference Teleclass: Easy, Effective Strategies of a Super-Networker

Easy, Effective Strategies of a Super-Networker Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:00 am – 10:30 am

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Be More Strategic about Building Your Network

By Wendy Beecham, Managing Principal, Korn Ferry Leadership & Talent Consulting Research shows that one of the biggest barriers that women have in reaching more senior levels within their organizations is access to experiences that will develop their skills and reputation at that level. Gaining that access often comes down to whether or not you’ve been strategic in building your network. Here’s how to have a strong network and good … [ more ]

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Building Meaningful Connections

Having a strong network is a critical element to career success. Yet most of us do not spend the same amount of time nor build the same type of network as men. This directly impacts our ability to be successful in our roles. Women with a strong network are more likely to ask for help in closing a business deal and landing a job or new role. Join Marilyn Nagel, … [ more ]

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Going to the Conference? 3 Must-Do’s on LinkedIn

You’re about to be in a convention hall full of people, some of whom could help your business, catapult your career or otherwise open doors for you. Logging onto LinkedIn is probably not on your pre-Lead On Conference for Women to-do list. But the giant online networking site is incredibly useful for face-to-face encounters, too, says Susan Tabor-Kleiman, J.D., a LinkedIn profile strategist and owner of Your Professional Writer. Here’s … [ more ]

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