April 2016 Newsletter

Podcast: Easy, Effective Strategies of a Super-Networker

Judy-RobinettIn 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.

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

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

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Free Teleclass | What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How to Become More Successful

Goldsmith, MarshallWhat Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How to Become More Successful
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
10:00 am – 10:30 am

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2016 Conference Day Suggestions: Best Session Picks for Different Job Paths

Help me plan my day! It’s a request we get more and more as we add new offerings to the Conference. “Of course, you can’t go wrong with any mix of sessions, but we do the programming with several different career tracks in mind,” says Director Laurie Dalton White. Here, our recommendations for a few different career tracks. Read More

The Truth about Confidence

Janet CrawfordWomen just need to believe in themselves more. That’s often the prescription for righting gender inequities in the workplace. But a big part of the confidence gap is not being addressed, says Janet Crawford, CEO of Cascadance, Inc., an organizational change firm that helps companies address issues of under-representation and create cultures of inclusion.

“Low confidence is not an individual phenomenon, but is in part, a general consequence of something called stereotype threat,” Crawford says. “When you’re one of a few women in a department or the only woman in upper management, part of your brain becomes devoted to monitoring how you’re being perceived, whether you’re representing your group well or confirming negative stereotypes. As a result of this split attention, you feel anxious and may even underperform—and over time, your confidence flags.” Read More

You Can Say That Again! Mantras That Make You Stronger

April 2016 collage sqSound like a broken record player much? You can never repeat yourself too often when chanting personally significant sayings or phrases to summon your courage, grit or hope. We asked speakers at the Conference to share their favorite mantras. Feel free to adopt them for yourself! Read More

Glamour’s Cindi Leive on Courage, Confidence and What Mirror Selfies Are Good for

Cindi LeiveTo talk to Cindi Leive about careers is to wish Glamour’s editor in chief were your boss—if not your best friend. She’s not just warm, funny and smart. She also telegraphs a big heart, the vibe that she cares and wants to help—women in general and those she personally knows.

It’s partly Leive’s candidness that conveys this generous spirit. Case in point: she freely admits that the secret to her confidence when she was 32 and at her first helm (at Self) was, “I didn’t know what I didn’t know!” Read More

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