Category: Networking

Talking About My Generation: Communicating in an Age-Diverse Workplace | 2020 Session

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Have you ever been frustrated after a conversation with a coworker, with your boss, or with someone who reports to you from another generation? Join this hands-on workshop to expand your interpersonal toolkit and learn essential generational-specific communication tips. Building off her research on managing and communicating effectively across diverse teams, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin a communications expert and a leading researcher on generations in the workforce, shares in-depth insights that will improve your ability to connect with and understand Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z.

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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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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 you can be a valuable connection for others, too. FOX’s NFL reporter Laura Okmin credits her network in part with helping her to break the barriers of a male-dominated field and ultimately assume the position to 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 even 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 the most successful two-sided relationship to ensure it is a win-win.

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The Biggest Danger Women Pose to the Status Quo

Pat Mitchell

Start 2020 strong with Pat Mitchell, first female president of CNN Productions and PBS, co-founder and curator of TEDWomen, global advocate for women’s rights, and author of Becoming a Dangerous Woman.

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2019 Session | Find Your Tribe: Building a Team of Mentors

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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 have one, or are open to the benefits of multiple advisors, join this conversation for actionable advice on connecting professionally, maintaining relationships, and getting the most out of your network of mentors. Read More

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Real Advice for Women Seeking Mentors and Allies

Portrait of David SmithIf your mentors all look like you, you have a mentor problem. Same goes if they all have similar backgrounds and work histories or if you have only one—or none.

“Your mentors should be a diverse network,” says David Smith, an expert on gender workplace issues and co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women. “If they’re not, you’re missing out on key perspectives and information, and you’re probably not being challenged enough in your thinking.”

Of course, for women in male-dominated fields such as the military (Smith’s background), the problem isn’t having too many mentors who look like you (i.e., female). The problem is having a mentor, period. Read More

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5 Tips to Feel More Comfortable at Networking Events

This is one thing Alice Rutkowski, an executive communication and presence coach who has worked with more than 8,000 executives over the past 20-some years, wishes everyone knew:

Body language reflects what you believe about yourself and others.

“Consciously and unconsciously, we are reading others and they are reading us all the time,” says Rutkowski, vice president of executive development at Sagin. “For example, whether you’re sitting or standing, crossing your legs can convey nervousness. It puts your body out of alignment, and being unbalanced isn’t conducive to feeling confident—and people can see that.” Read More

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Thinking of Joining a Non-Profit Board?

Gail HunterAbout 20 years ago, when she worked for the Seattle Mariners, Gail Hunter reached out to the YMCA of Greater Seattle about joining its board. “My family had been members forever and it was a big part of my childhood,” says Hunter, now vice president of public affairs and event management for the Golden State Warriors. “I wanted to give back.”

But expanding your network, acquiring new skills or even giving your résumé a boost are all fine reasons for wanting to join a non-profit board, according to Hunter. That is, “as long as you are willing to do the work,” she says. “Organizations need their board members to be committed and active.” Read More

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How to Network Effectively in Our Hyper-Connected World

J. Kelly HoeyIf you’re like most people trying to use social media to network, you probably think the number of followers or connections you have matters. But instead of obsessing over breaking 200, 500, 1,000, “you should be paying attention to what’s going on in your network and how you’re connecting with posts, content, likes, retweets and mentions,” says J. Kelly Hoey, a networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network. “Online or offline, your focus should be adding value to your network.”

In other words, you should “be the person you want to network with and build a vibrant, engaged community from that vantage point,” Hoey adds. That means helping connections in tangible ways such as making referrals and introductions on behalf of people who need them. It also means being open and loud about your situation. “We need to confidently share what it is we’re working on and seeking to get done and provide ways for our network to jump in to help us,” Hoey says. Read More

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