Category Archives: Transitions

6 Tips for Embracing Change at Work

Iona Brode: “One of the best pieces of advice I got from a trusted mentor was to assume leadership and opportunities will start coming your way.” Iona Brode is Head of Transformation at Silicon Valley Bank Change is at the core of what I do. I lead the Transformation Office at Silicon Valley Bank, whose business is helping innovative companies and their investors change the world. My role is to … [ more ]

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2019 Session | The Changing Meaning of Ambition

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. What does it mean for an ambitious woman to be successful during life’s different stages? What decisions shape our careers–for better or for worse? In times of transition, your definition of “success” may change, and, consequently, the choices you make may change, too. This panel of accomplished women will look at the choices they made over the course … [ more ]

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2019 Session | How to Live Forever: Legacy and Longevity

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Today, there are more Americans over 60 than there are under 18. We are living longer, and with increased longevity comes new opportunities to have a meaningful impact on the world. In this workshop, social entrepreneur Marc Freedman will explore the possibilities that come when we know life is long, but time is short. Whether you are considering … [ more ]

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Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo World…Now What? | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  In the wake of the #MeToo movement, cultural norms and workplace policies are evolving. And new questions and realities are starting to surface. Anecdotes of men avoiding women have started to proliferate. Some men wonder: Is it safe to take a closed-door meeting with a woman? Is it safe to mentor one? Join labor law leader Grace Speights for a forward-looking, 30-minute Q&A session about … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo World…Now What?

Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo World…Now What? Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:00-10:30 am Register Now

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3 Things You Need to Know About Failure

If the thought of your biggest mistakes or failures makes you want to throw up, you’re certainly not alone. That’s how school teacher Jessica Lahey still feels when talking about the first draft of her New York Times best-selling book. “My editor said it was unpublishable and wanted to bring in a ghost writer,” says Lahey, who wangled a second chance, and after a lot of hard work, redeemed herself—and … [ more ]

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Startup Savvy: How to Raise Cash on Kickstarter

Ten years ago, Kathy Strahs had at least one thing in common with Oprah Winfrey: Strahs’ panini press, a Christmas present from her sister, was one of her favorite things, too. Home with a new baby, Strahs got busy in the kitchen and started blogging about her recipes for the appliance. “I really enjoyed the creative process and would stay up late and work through the night,” recalls the former … [ more ]

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Dreaming of Pivoting to a More Purposeful Career?

Most of us have had days at work when we think about chucking it all and doing something “meaningful” with our lives. Certainly, Becky Margiotta did 15 years ago, when she worked as a stockbroker. Yet Margiotta, who left the financial sector and has since led a campaign across the country that mobilized 186 cities to put 105,000 homeless people into permanent housing, cautions against over-romanticizing the non-profit sector—or discounting … [ more ]

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How She Got There: Micho Spring’s Path to Becoming Chair of Global Corporate Practice and New England for Weber Shandwick

Take a young woman coming of age in the 60s, when many careers were closed to her gender. Mix in political awareness from having fled communist Cuba as a child and add courage and flexibility from forging a new life with her family in New York. What you get: a college dropout, a 31-year-old deputy mayor of Boston, a top executive at one of the largest communications firms in the … [ more ]

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

Planoly is Brandy Pham’s first tech startup, but not her first venture. That’s probably why the app for Instagram users already has almost half a million accounts since launching last year. “I’m still on a learning curve, but I definitely applied what I had figured out the hard way when starting a jewelry line,” says Pham, whose rings and necklaces were available at stores such as Henri Bendel and Anthropologie. … [ more ]

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