Watch: FIRE: Is It Right for You?

Watch: FIRE: Is It Right for You?

Are you intrigued - perhaps even tempted - by the notion of extreme early retirement?

FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) entered the zeitgeist in the last year, though the movement has been slowly growing for decades now, ever since Your Money or Your Life was published in 1992. The movement emphasizes frugality, high savings rates, and real do-it-yourself-ing in most aspects of life. There’s a lot to love in those fundamentals, but the FIRE movement has also been criticized for being the domain of the high-income, privileged, lucky few.

What should you take away from the FIRE lifestyle and philosophy? If you want to pursue FIRE, what should your first steps be? Does it require a stupid high income? What if you live in a high-cost of living area or have children? What if you actually love your career?

In this webinar, a financial planner will moderate a discussion with two Tech Ladies who can speak to their own real-life experiences pursuing FIRE. Join us for this webinar and you’ll walk away with a better understanding of both the movement and the personal realities of pursuing FIRE.


Meg

Meg Bartelt, CFP®, MSFP, is the founder of Flow Financial Planning, LLC, a virtual, fee-only financial planning practice that specializes in helping women in tech cultivate financial and professional strength.

With multiple goals, stock options and RSUs, complicated taxes, and so on, personal finance can easily overwhelm even the smartest, most organized person. Meg helps her clients clarify their goals and priorities, cultivate professional connections, understand how their finances work, and be more confident that they're doing the right thing with their money and opportunities.

The years before Flow featured a career as a technical writer in the Bay Area, one marriage, 2 kids, 2 cross-country moves, and work in two fee-only financial advisory firms in Southeastern Virginia. She and her family now live and eat kale in Bellingham, WA. ("I can see Canada from my front porch!")

Maddie

Maddie is a reformed finance professional turned techie. Self described as a poor but financially savvy immigrant kid who grew up in Canada, her FIRE journey started early with multiple side hustles in the neighborhood and day trading in high-school and university.

After passing her CFA L3, a stint in finance as a VC, founding multiple startups with limited success as a female non-technical founder, teaching herself to code, and working as a developer in the crypto then AI field, Maddy’s current FIRE project involves building and moving into a self-converted cargo van to reduce burn/possessions and building diversified income streams.

She is passionate about financial and coding literacy for students and the underserved. Her current hobbies are flying airplanes and learning about cars + carpentry.

Felicity

Long passionate about FIRE, Felicity has written about “frugality, early retirement, and being happy” on her blog, Fetching Financial Freedom, for several years. She, her partner, Fergus, and Fluffster the Golden Retriever aim to “retire” in 2019, at the ages of 29 and 35. They all recently moved from the Greater Boston Area to Seattle.

Felicity is an electrical engineer, crafty maven, and amateur financial planner. Fergus is a software engineer, frugal chef extraordinaire, and puppy wrangler. Fluffster is responsible for covering their apartment in fur.

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Watch: Create an Authentic Brand on Instagram

Watch: Create an Authentic Brand on Instagram

Instagram is one of the first places many people will come to discover more about you and the work that you do. So branding yourself on the platform is a must! And while photos of your pets or last night’s meal are great once and awhile, they don’t tell a complete story.

But how do you about making a change in your Instagram content without doing a complete 180 and alienate those that already follow you?

In this webinar Tech Ladies' Instagram Manager Breanne Thomas will walk you through the questions you need to ask yourself before updating your approach and tips for making the shift organically. After this webinar, you’ll walk away with:

  • A clear understanding of how to freshen up your overall Instagram presence

  • New content ideas no matter your industry

  • Confidence to start testing a new Instagram strategy (and knowing when to make adjustments as needed)


Breanne Thomas is a freelance social media and content strategist, who focuses her efforts in the tech, beauty, fashion, and film industries. She has worked part time with Tech Ladies since early 2016, first focusing on the Tech Ladies' blog before moving onto their weekly newsletters and the rapidly growing Instagram account. Other clients include Facebook, CNN, Marriott, A24, Later, and several other small and independent brands.

Prior to going freelance, Breanne was the Director of Digital and Social Media at Milk Makeup. Before that, she worked at the digital agency Big Spaceship, where she ran social for Samsung Mobile's global account and assisted in new business acquisition. She got her start in tech through various internships at Foursquare, Birchbox, and other then up-and-coming NYC startups.

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Watch: Own Your Entrance & Exit: Negotiating Your Job Offer & Severance

Watch: Own Your Entrance & Exit: Negotiating Your Job Offer & Severance

The only thing more nerve-wracking than getting that job offer is negotiating the terms and conditions of your job once you get the offer. And the only thing more upsetting than that process is being laid off later, thinking you have no opportunity to negotiate a decent severance package.Paul Levy and Farzana Mohamed are negotiation experts who've written books and conducted workshops on both topics: How to negotiate your first job and Don't sign anything: A guide for the day you're laid off. They'll join us to provide perspectives on both sets of issues.


By the end of the webinar, you’ll be able to:

- identify a strategy to approach negotiating job offers & severance deals 

- be alert to the very important gender issues involved in representing yourself well, whether with a male or female counterpart

- leave both kinds of negotiations with a sense of accomplishment, along with better outcomes


Paul Levy has had an extensive career as chief executive of several organizations, from running a world-class teaching hospital to managing the multi-billion dollar clean-up of Boston Harbor. He presently advise corporations around the world on negotiation strategy.


Farzana Mohamed is founder and principal of a consulting practice that advises organizations on change management, employee engagement, and process improvement. She previously served as Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Planning for a ocmmunity hospital, and she was a member of a core management team at MIT involved in setting up two international institutional partnerships.

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Watch: Uncomplicate Your Job Search (Encore)

Watch: Uncomplicate Your Job Search (Encore)

Uncomplicate Your Job Search (Encore)

It’s one thing to want a new job - and another to launch a strategic and successful job search.

Between stress, boredom, and burnout in your current role, feeling uncertain about how to move forward, and feeling unsure if your current resume and cover letter are working for you, looking for a new job is work that is fraught with challenges and obstacles that you’re trying to squeeze into an already busy life.

What if you had a clear path to help you take the next step in your career?

What if there was a way to curb the stress and overwhelm and take your job search to the next level, one step at a time?

The Uncomplicate Your Job Search Workshop is designed for ambitious professionals who are ready to make their next move - if they only knew what to do next.

Even if your job search efforts have been de-railed by unhappiness in your current job or if you have been thinking about a career change but you have no idea what that might look like, the Uncomplicate Your Job Search Workshop will walk you through a fool-proof career exploration and job search process to help you:

  • Reflect + assess on your work and experience + connect with your strengths, values, and areas of expertise

  • Create compelling resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles + learn how to identify jobs that will be a great fit

  • Strategize easy ways to engage and grow a network of engaged mentors + colleagues to help you navigate your career for years to come

  • Successfully manage the job search process, including how to stay organized, and assessing your progress, and revising your strategy along the way.

  • Take care of yourself (+ have a life!) while looking for your next position

Jenn Walker Wall is the founder of Work Wonders Coaching + Consulting where she helps people land new jobs and get stuff done. She’s also co-host of the Making Life Work Podcast. She has worked at the Sloan School of Management at MIT as well as Harvard University, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Sociology at Lesley University.


When she’s not helping clients land interviews or launch their own businesses, you can find her cooking up a storm in her kitchen, usually while listening to true crime podcasts. You can learn more about Jenn by visiting www.workwonderscoaching.com.

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Watch: Blockchain Buzz: What Tech Ladies Need to Know

Watch: Blockchain Buzz: What Tech Ladies Need to Know

Join us on January 23, 2019 for the first webinar in our Blockchain series!

The Blockchain Buzz: What Tech Ladies Need to Know

With Bitcoin constantly in the news, a single Bitcoin's value fluctuating between $900, $20,000, and $3,500 since January 2017, and articles about people buying virtual "Cryptokitties" with Ethereum, it seems cryptocurrency has finally gone mainstream. It was a process over eight years in the making, but now's the perfect time to dig in. It's easier than ever to buy cryptocurrency, and it's a space that's especially ripe for Tech Ladies, from Blockchain development to startup funding via initial coin offerings (ICOs).

In this 101-level webinar, technologist Kimberly Koenig breaks down how Blockchain works, then goes beyond to the broader social and technological implications. We'll discuss how it's revolutionizing multiple industries and you'll leave not just with a handle on the basics, but better prepared for discussing, investing, and even pursuing a career in this exciting space.

Kimberly Koenig is a technologist with a computer science background and 5+ years of industry experience at companies like Microsoft. Her tech and writing chops are her superpowers. She loves pairing analytical and creative skills to break down complex concepts like blockchain, and she’s passionate about closing the cryptocurrency gender gap. Want to connect? Check out her portfolio, find her on LinkedIn, or follow her travels on Instagram.

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Watch: *WEBINAR* Turning Useless Meetings into Valuable Collaboration

Watch: *WEBINAR* Turning Useless Meetings into Valuable Collaboration

Tech companies thrive on collaboration. It is a pivotal aspect of knowledge work - particularly at scale. Great collaboration should be constructive and engaging but it should also be mindful of the needs of individuals to focus. Most organizations bias towards collaboration via discussion; a fact that leads to the creation of a lot of meetings. Sometimes, these meetings are simply framed as “I know we need to discuss this thing” and the design and planning don’t go much further than that. This webinar is about getting people to think more deeply about the value of gathering groups together and how to make best use of their time.

This workshop also has a free handout/worksheet containing the instructions for how to formulate powerful opening questions for such gatherings.


Who is this webinar for:

  • Anyone who leads meetings - particularly those who have not had the benefit of dedicated facilitation support while doing so

  • Anyone who attends a lot of meetings and wants to be more knowledgeable about and model best practices

  • Anyone who is responsible for a large organization and is concerned about collaboration efficiency .


What will the audience walk-away with:

  • An understanding of the core of what it means to be a facilitator

  • A basic framework for planning meetings

  • Key things to think about when motivating your organization to convene more effective meetings

  • The ability to design powerful opening questions for meetings, strategy sessions, away-days, leadership gatherings etc.

  • Some important, problematic behaviors to look out for in meetings


Bio

Rachel trained as an improvisational actor prior to graduating with a degree in Management. Following University, she studied law and lead business teams in London’s theatre industry. After undertaking a post-grad in coaching, she began supporting people 1-1. Then, combining her knowledge of improvisation, play theory and psychology, she launched a niche training and development consultancy called AgileImprov (www.agileimprov.com). Rachel then moved to California and became a Product Manager for the Talent department of Riot Games, where she drove internal communication improvements, recruiting processes and a variety of learning initiatives. Today, Rachel brings together all of this learning and expertise through her company PeopleStorming (www.peoplestorming.com ), based in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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Watch: RSUs & You: How They Work -- and How You Should Use Yours

Watch: RSUs & You: How They Work -- and How You Should Use Yours

Do you receive Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) from your employer? Are you a little squishy on how they work? When and how you’ll get how much money? When do you pay taxes, and how much? Do you think they might maybe be the same as stock options? (Spoiler: They’re not.)

RSUs have become the most common way for public tech companies to give their employees stock compensation. They are now much more common than stock options, which were the standard back in Ye Olden Days of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Even some private companies now issue RSUs (Uber, anyone?).

Problem is, most people don’t understand how RSUs work. RSUs can be a delightfully simple, straightforward way to strengthen your finances and benefit from gains in your company stock, without taking any risk.

But if you don’t understand them, you can end up taking on more risk than you need to, losing money that you didn’t need to, and simply squandering an opportunity to leapfrog closer to your life’s goals.

Join us for this webinar and you will walk away understanding your RSUs well enough to make the right decisions for you.


Meg Bartelt, CFP(r), MSFP

Meg Bartelt, CFP®, MS, is the founder of Flow Financial Planning, LLC, a virtual, fee-only financial planning practice that specializes in helping women in tech cultivate financial and professional strength.

With multiple goals, stock options and RSUs, complicated taxes, and so on, personal finance can easily overwhelm even the smartest, most organized person. Meg helps her clients clarify their goals and priorities, cultivate professional connections, understand how their finances work, and be more confident that they're doing the right thing with their money and opportunities.

The years before Flow featured a career as a technical writer in the Bay Area, one marriage, 2 kids, 2 cross-country moves, and work in two fee-only financial advisory firms in Southeastern Virginia. She and her family now live and wear fleece in Bellingham, WA. ("I can see Canada from my front porch!")


Aletta Tibbetts, EA

Aletta Tibbetts runs Eos Financial Planning LLC, a fee-only financial and tax planning firm in the Boston area specializing in clients with careers in science and engineering.

Working with clients at companies across the growth stages, from startup to large public company, Aletta loves to dig in to the varied types of compensation granted to employees and take a holistic approach to evaluate and optimize the clients’ financial plan. By collaboratively articulating goals, motivations, and concerns, she helps clients effectively manage their tax exposure while achieving the right balance of risk and return for their situation. A key to maintaining this balance is helping clients understand not only what they should be doing, but why, through an emphasis on client education.

Prior to opening EosFP Aletta went to grad school for Astrophysics then worked as a TPM at a tech company. Most of the past 20 years she’s oscillated around Kendall Square in Cambridge. Today she lives a little ways out Mass Ave with her husband and two highly energetic sons.

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Watch: Happier Customers, Happier Teams: Why You Should Embrace Agile

Watch: Happier Customers, Happier Teams: Why You Should Embrace Agile

Have you or your company ever developed a product only to find out upon launch that it wasn’t what the customer wanted? The Agile development methodology isn’t new. The software development best practice and mindset is often celebrated, but can be hard to do in practice. This is especially the case when companies have been using waterfall development for a while.

So, how do you actually get everyone on board with agile to transform your team or company away from waterfall and make agile a reality? Businesses’ success often depend on their ability to make products customers want and need. Transitioning your team to an agile development process will not only make for a happier customer, but, I’ve found, a happier team.

In this webinar, I’ll share lessons learned from being a part of Agile transformation at 2 companies — and explain how you can apply the learnings:

- How to approach agile transformation by starting in small pockets of the organization
- How to use Agile to bring the team together and foster a happier work environment and customer experience


Patty Hullinger is a senior technology professional and agile expert. She's currently Director of Project Engineering at E*TRADE, where she manages everything from release planning to development process workflows and all of the agile methodologies and stakeholders in between.

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Watch: Personal Finance 101: Financial Wellness for Busy Tech Ladies

Watch: Personal Finance 101: Financial Wellness for Busy Tech Ladies

What if you thought of personal finances as a part of your overall well being? This is exactly how Stacey of Solve Your Finances will empower you to think differently about your personal finances and money. In this workshop, we will discuss



  • what financial wellness means to you as an individual

  • what a credit score is and how to increase it

  • reverse engineer your financial future

  • how to fund your financial dreams so you can achieve them


Stacey Lee is a highly sought after financial coach and her purpose it to empower people to achieve their financial dreams.

As a financial executive in the startup tech space, she has helped founders and CEOs build sound financial processes and systems to get to the next level. Stacey has 20 plus years of professional experiences, helping more than 30 established startups with successful exits and fundraises. You can find her on the web at www.solveyourfinances.com and on Instagram @solveyourfinances.

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Watch: Optimize LinkedIn & Let Recruiters Come to You

Watch: Optimize LinkedIn & Let Recruiters Come to You

Did you know that ninety two percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to find high-quality talent? You need to make sure your LinkedIn profile can be easily found when searching for candidates with your skillset and that it makes an impact, setting you apart from the competition.

In this webinar, you will learn how to take your LinkedIn profile to the next level and turn it into a career-enhancing tool that will encourage recruiters to reach out to you.

Join career coach and branding strategist, Meagan Mae in this informative workshop to help you strategically master LinkedIn as a way to engage with your connections, build your professional brand, and find the dream job you've been waiting for.

You'll learn how to:

1. Tell your unique career story and build a personal brand

2. Create an SEO optimized profile that will help you appear in recruiter searches

3. Connect with companies that are looking for your expertise

Bio:

Meagan Mae is a Certified Career Coach and Trained Communications Strategist for ambitious professionals who are ready to make a difference. For 10+ years, Meagan has worked to support large enterprise business leaders, entrepreneurs, and students in their professional development journey. Her clients are ambitious leaders who aim to package their unique expertise for their next exciting career move. Her background in corporate marketing and communications has well prepared her to craft compelling personal brand identities for professionals of all levels. An advocate for technology diversity and inclusion, Meagan's expertise has helped her clients secure interviews at companies like Dell, IBM and Microsoft. If you're interested in learning more about her services, please visit her website: www.meaganmae.com.

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Watch: Do These Four Things Before You Negotiate

Watch: Do These Four Things Before You Negotiate

This talk will give you concrete tools to take into your salary or promotion / raise negotiation.

We’ll cover:

- The best places to find out what you're worth

- How to prepare for a negotiation (both tactically and strategically)

- A step-by-step plan for what to do once you get an offer

Bio:

Jordan Sale is the founder of 81cents, which offers salary, raise, and promotion negotiation support specifically for women. Over the past few years, Jordan’s helped friends and family in their negotiation conversations and saw first-hand what a pervasive pain point this is. So, she started 81cents to help more women advocate for themselves, whether it’s negotiating a new offer, or pushing for a raise. To date, women using 81cents have seen an average salary increase of 11% (not including changes to equity and title). Prior to starting 81cents, Jordan ran marketing at Fundrise, a real estate technology startup based in Washington, D.C. Jordan holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Interested in learning more? You can reach Jordan at jordan@81cents.work.

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Watch: Prepping Your GitHub Repo for Interviews

Watch: Prepping Your GitHub Repo for Interviews

Are you a career changer? Perhaps you're looking for a new gig after a few years? Whatever the case may be, your online portfolio will be an important part of your interviewing experience.

Join Lorena Mesa, a political analyst turned data engineer, as she walks you through the basics of preparing your GitHub account for interviewing. Examples we'll review include making effective use of coursework, documenting a toy project end-to-end, and highlighting open source contributions you've made.

Whether you're just starting in your career or you're a software engineer or data scientist, these examples will provide you with a checklist of what work to include and how to market that work to its fullest potential.

Bio

Political scientist turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a data engineer on GitHub's software intelligence systems team, Director on the Python Software Foundation, and PyLadies Chicago co-organizer. Lorena's time at Obama for America and her subsequent graduate research required her to learn how to transform messy, incomplete data into intelligible analysis on topics like predicting Latinx voter behavior. It's this unique background in research and applied mathematics that drove Lorena to pursue a career in engineering and data science. One part activist, one part Star Wars fanatic, and another part Trekkie, Lorena abides by the motto to "live long and prosper". Find her at lorenamesa.com or https://twitter.com/loooorenanicole.

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Watch: Be a Better Bystander

Watch: Be a Better Bystander

Since the dawn of the Civil Rights era, women and marginalized individuals have been taught all the ways in which they can assimilate and be heard. But the truth is that an uneven distribution of power and old stereotypes continue to keep the needle stuck. We need to not only amplify our own voices, but to create allies and bystanders who will take action, speak up, and empower decision makers to act. In this hour you will learn:


  • The myths that have held women and other marginalized individuals back, and how to be in action for positive change

  • What to do and say when you see bad behavior

  • The actions necessary for an organization to create allies, diverse teams, and create inclusive leadership


This webinar is an opportunity to fine tune your advocacy skills, or learn new strategies to implement an inclusive culture at your organization.

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Watch: Negotiation: Not Just For Salaries Anymore

Watch: Negotiation: Not Just For Salaries Anymore

Negotiation is essential for getting what we want, need & deserve - in business or in life.

It helps us earn a salary that reflects the true value we’re delivering. But it’s also how we’ll bring in projects under-budget and on-time, land dream portfolios, and build strong relationships with clients, vendors and partners inside our organization. Stepping up and speaking out to make your ask can be intimidating, and avoiding the conversations all together is a tempting choice. But it's worth it. So let's get you negotiating.

In this fast-paced webinar you’ll learn:

  • What negotiation really is, and why it’s a must as a professional

  • Which gender stereotypes impact negotiation, and how to use them to your advantage

  • How to apply the Make The Ask negotiation method to achieve your goals


Devon Smiley is a Negotiation Consultant for entrepreneurs, startups and professionals who are tired of feeling overworked and underpaid, and are ready to go after what they want, need and deserve.

She’s distilled nearly 15 years and $5 billion of negotiation experience into accessible and actionable guidance that helps you build the skill set you need to #maketheask with confidence.

Devon’s expert advice has been featured in Glamour magazine, the Chicago Tribune and has helped clients including Mars Chocolate and Rolls-Royce. A strong believer that negotiation isn’t just about boosting bottom lines, Devon works with pro bono partners including UN Women and The Clinton Foundation.

Website: DevonSmiley.com

Social Media: @DevonMSmiley

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Watch: Getting Started with Swift

Watch: Getting Started with Swift

Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps. It makes programming easier, more flexible, and more fun. Swift is not only great for getting started with coding, ​it’s also super powerful. It’s designed to scale from writing the simplest program, like “Hello, world!” ​
to the ​world’s most advanced software.

This webinar is designed to help you start building a solid foundation in programming fundamentals using Swift as the language. After this webinar, you will know the basics about Swift and how to approach learning it, starting your journey into programming for iOS.

Prerequisite: Have a MAC with Xcode Installed

Bio

Claudia Maciel is a fullstack web developer, iOS developer and online instructor for Moms Can Code. Claudia has been an instructor for over 12 years. She’s held positions as a flight instructor, a K-12 Coding instructor for Coderdojo Hartnell College, Google Educator, Raspberry Pi Educator and MomsCanCode. She takes great joy in helping others accomplish their goals and knows that adults can benefit from coding as well. Claudia is a mom of two boys, loves to read and knit. Claudia holds a B.S in Computer Science from CSU Monterey Bay and a MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Full Sail University.

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Watch: How Women Undercut Their Brilliance -- and How to Stop It

Watch: How Women Undercut Their Brilliance -- and How to Stop It

Research consistently shows very little biological difference between the genders. Socially-mediated differences (such as difference in ability in math, spatial awareness, and interpersonal skill) are also lessening over time as society becomes more aware of the influence of gendered childhood socialization has on educational attainment of girls and young women. Despite these growing signs of equality in intelligence between the genders, an underdiscussed gap remains in the area of exceptional intelligence.

Studies show that exceptional intellectual talent, also known as genius, is viewed as a ‘male’ trait. This distinction will not be unfamiliar to anyone who has worked in male-dominated fields that highly value genius such as tech, science, or applied sciences. Despite having a high bar for entry into these fields, we have all met the exceptionally bright colleague who seems to be gifted with innate brilliance that we don’t measure up to. So what happens to women in fields where genius is fetishized?

This talk will discuss the relationship that women have with their brilliance, genius, and talent (and what that means for their careers).

We’ll cover:
- How genius is perceived and commoditized in male-dominated industries
- What happens when genius is a ‘male’ trait?
- The cost of unequal perceptions of genius for ambitious women
- Specific actions you can take to help your talent and intelligence get recognized at work


The goal of this talk is to help women understand and examine the gendered lens their colleagues view their talent and genius through so that their careers are not held back due to a difference in perception.

Bio

Holly Burton is a Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries. She is speaker, facilitator, consultant, and coach with expertise in leadership, career development, feminist theory, and the unique mix of issues that make it challenging for women to succeed in STEM fields. Holly spent the first ten years of her career as a mining engineer in an industry that is only 17% female. She now coaches ambitious women that want to advance their careers and works with companies to develop programs to retain female talent.

Holly speaks regularly at organizations including EA Games, DevOps Days Vancouver, Women in Mining BC, Disrupt HR, The BC Women in Energy Network, UBC Masters of Public Policy & Global Affairs, Women in Tech Week, The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST), The Women in Leadership Foundation, and her own Women in Male-Dominated Industries Speaker Series. Holly can be found online at her website, or via her meetup, Women in Male-Dominated Industries.

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Watch: From Idea to Income: Navigating the Product Lifecycle

Watch: From Idea to Income: Navigating the Product Lifecycle

One of the biggest challenges of starting a side business while being an employee is the constant feeling of being overwhelmed with all the things you have to do to launch and grow your product idea while ensuring that you keep an eye on all moving parts in your career and life. However, when you have a clear path and a step-by-step plan, you can move forward and start getting results confidently.

This webinar will be a review of business/product development stages and what needs to be happening at each stage to ensure a startup /side hustle can generate revenue consistently.

Have you created a product that you want to monetize or are you working on an idea but keep getting stuck at certain points? This is the webinar for you. We will be covering:


1. Three frameworks to help you conceptualize the product development cycle and how it relates to business growth stages
2. The common pitfalls you need to be aware of as you navigate building a product as a side business
3. How to ensure you are on the path to making money quickly so you can realize your professional aspirations


Bio
Marlyne Pierce is a Product Innovation and Customer Experience Strategist for visionary companies, entrepreneurs, and change makers who want to create better products and serve millions. For 10+ years, Marlyne has worked with Fortune 50 companies and startups. Her clients are leaders with a daring vision of the future that they want to bring to reality. Her people-factor emphasis is an area that most technologists and strategists often overlook. An advocate for modern leadership models, Marlyne’s expertise has been covered in Forbes, Readers Digest, The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and others. She has been a guest speaker and mentor in organizations such as Tech Ladies, Girls Who Code, and New Jersey Innovation Institute.

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Watch: How to Promote Yourself Authentically

Watch: How to Promote Yourself Authentically

Ever feel guilty about promoting your own work? Don't know how to re-frame your approach to celebrating your accomplishments? When I first started working, I was crappy at building my personal brand. All my focus was on the company. It shouldn't be this way! The value of dedicating some time and energy to marketing yourself authentically cannot be overstated and can drive long-term benefits for your career.

In this webinar you'll learn how to:

  • Get past feeling guilty about self promotion

  • Self-promote confidentially and authentically

  • Do little things every week to develop solid brand-building habits


Stefanie Grieser is the Co-Founder of Shine, a keynote speaker bootcamp for women. Previously she was an early employee at Unbounce, going from scrappy startup marketer to passionate, scale-up leader and is the Founder of Call To Action Conference, an industry-leading marketing conference helping marketers become better at what they do. She was named top 100 female marketers to follow, 50 women you need to know in MarTech 2018 and loves turning bold ideas into impactful, memorable experiences. Find her on Twitter @smgrieser or at stefaniegrieser.com.

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Watch: Resumes that Resonate!

Watch: Resumes that Resonate!

Wouldn’t the job search be a lot easier if you…

  • Knew exactly how to craft a compelling resume for a job posting that you were excited about?

  • Understood what to look for in a job posting, to figure out if a job is right for you?

  • Better understood the hiring process and what it takes to stand out as an applicant?

  • Learned how to celebrate and enjoy the process along the way?


No more staring at a blank page wondering what to share in your cover letter.

No more “I’ll start my job search next week.”

No more wondering if your resume is “good.”


The Resumes That Resonate webinar will teach you how to build a successful foundation for your job search by showing you how to position and frame your experience and expertise for potential employers. You’ll learn how to discern priorities in a job posting, identify themes and skills in your own experience, and effectively convey your relevant experience so that your materials stand out every time!

And as a bonus: you’ll learn how you can carry these lessons over into your cover letter, LinkedIn profile, interview prep and more! Learning exactly what you’re capable of – and how to share it effectively – is a game changing, confidence booster. And it doesn’t have to be hard!

This interactive workshop with share go-to strategies for creating stand out resumes, exercises that help you cultivate compelling content and messaging, and will leave plenty of time for Q + A.


Jenn Walker Wall is the founder of Work Wonders Coaching + Consulting where she helps people land new jobs and get stuff done. She’s also co-host of the Making Life Work Podcast. She has worked at the Sloan School of Management at MIT as well as Harvard University, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Sociology at Lesley University.

When she’s not helping clients land interviews or launch their own businesses, you can find her cooking up a storm in her kitchen, usually while listening to true crime podcasts. You can learn more about Jenn by visiting www.workwonderscoaching.com.

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Watch: Resolving Workplace Conflict

Watch: Resolving Workplace Conflict

Close your eyes and remember the most uncomfortable, fraught, and contentious meeting you've ever attended. Did your anxiety spike, pulse elevate, fight or flight instinct kick in? Do you wish you had the skills, in the moment, to deescalate and resolve the situation? Now you can!


In this webinar you'll learn:

  • The three forms of mediation

  • How mediation can be used in workplace conflict

  • How to apply mediation to the most frequent workplace conflicts

1. conflict in a meeting

2. conflict with a coworker

3. conflict between team members


Lydia D. Bowers is a certified mediation coach through the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. She is also the founder of Dear People Ops, a brand that believes in the power of human resources to create amazing workplace cultures. She is currently an HR masters student at Cornell University and consults with early stage startups on their people strategy. She writes for TheMuse.com and offers career coaching services for early and mid career professionals looking to define their career goals. In her free time she enjoys hiking the finger lake region of New York State with her rescue lab/pit mix Hugo.

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