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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Watch: How to Build Trust & Influence Company Leaders

Watch: How to Build Trust & Influence Company Leaders

You work hard, you are motivated, and you want to know how you can get to the next level of your career. Are you ready to use your voice and make a lasting impression on company leaders? The secret to influencing decisions, creating meaningful impact, supporting business goals, and getting what you ask for is: building trust.

In order to grow your career and earn your full potential, it's necessary to first build trust with your peers, teams, and leaders. Trust is the foundation to influencing others and advancing to the next level, earning the paycheck you want.

Join me and learn how to build trust within your organization to advance your career, create the impact you desire, and be paid competitively for your contributions.

You'll learn:

    • The one thing you truly need for career success

    • Steps to building trust

    • How to influence up and ask for what you want


Ashley is the founder of Own Your Worth, LLC and has over 12 years experience in corporate HR. Ashley is passionate about closing the gender wage gap and can be found leading workshops, developing fair pay policies for companies, and coaching women to ask for what they are worth. Ashley lives in Boston and leads a Lean In circle, is a facilitator for the AAUW Work Smart program, and is dreaming about becoming a dog mom.

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Watch: Setting Goals for Career Success

Watch: Setting Goals for Career Success

Every company aspires to make and sell products and services that humans actually want and need. This means that every company inevitably needs to have a user experience (UX) strategy.

Setting career goals is important because it helps us decide what we want to do and shows us how we can get there. At some point in your career, you’ve probably felt frustrated when you haven’t seen progress for a goal you’ve made. Unfortunately, completing these goals can be difficult and sometimes demotivating as the objective may be too large to notice any change day to day. By breaking your goals into smaller, measurable steps, you can stay motivated and take pride in the milestones you’ve reached, even when it starts to feel like no progress is being made.

Join me as I discuss how to understand your main objective, break it down into measurable steps, recognize when you’re at risk of failure -- and what to do next.

Elizabeth is a Quality Engineer at Credit Karma where she coordinates the native application testing efforts, including release management, triaging, and sprint planning. She’s presented at several meetups, including a recent tech ladies “know your worth and communicate it effectively” and has participated in local school career days’ to shine more light on the individual career paths in the tech industry. Before starting at credit karma, she had worked with multiple startups to build out their own testing processes and strategies, and continues to consult with smaller stage startups in her free time.

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Watch: User Experience (UX) Strategy 101

Watch: User Experience (UX) Strategy 101

Every company aspires to make and sell products and services that humans actually want and need. This means that every company inevitably needs to have a user experience (UX) strategy.

Join Jessica Zhang to discuss what UX strategy is (and what it is not) and how you can use UX strategy approaches and tools like design thinking to make your consumer and enterprise products not just feasible but desirable for users.

Jessica Zhang is a UX strategist practicing research and design who currently works as an innovation and UX manager within the E*TRADE Innovation Lab. She specializes in customizing UX strategies & processes by leveraging each organization’s unique situation whether it’s creating effective tools for remote co-creation at IBM or scaling consistency processes at Bloomberg LP. She uses Design Thinking to engage stakeholders and drive agile co-creation, even on remote teams. She’s also a design mentor at Springboard and helps students scope and complete real-life UX projects. Jessica believes in the power of iterating, visual storytelling and a really good cold brew coffee.

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Watch: Navigate conflict like a pro and get ahead at work

Watch: Navigate conflict like a pro and get ahead at work

Has a colleague or team member ever come to you with a work problem? Chances are yes! This webinar will help you navigate those tricky conversations using a supportive, inquiry-based approach. Help people feel heard and understood when they’re facing their biggest professional challenges. Spoiler alert: you don’t need an HR degree or coaching credentials to be a workplace advocate. Whether you’re a manager, C-level leader, or just breaking into your field--this webinar will give you practical tips for being a more supportive co-worker.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to navigate difficult conversations using a supportive, inquiry-based approach

  • Understand your personal biases to help you become a more active listener

  • Identifying signs that the issue might need to be escalated with HR or another support

Bio

Jaime-Alexis Fowler is the founder and executive director of Empower Work which provides immediate, anonymous support for difficult work situations. She's a seasoned leader with a track record of building agile, high-performing, healthy teams. She’s led marketing at a $100M international NGO, run a national nonprofit that provides non-judgmental post-abortion counseling, overseen marketing at Code for America, and most recently before Empower Work, launched a nonprofit investigative newsroom. Jaime-Alexis has developed a reputation for being a go-to resource for people management. She frequently speaks and writes about building collaborative, healthy teams, career pathways and pivots, and marketing and communications for social change.

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Watch: Navigating a Toxic Work Environment

Watch: Navigating a Toxic Work Environment

A toxic work environment can cost you time, money, happiness, and even your mental and physical health. Because the shift may be slow, many times we find ourselves like a frog in boiling water, not realizing the water is boiling until it's too late. Learn the boundaries of what is appropriate and how to communicate in order to minimize the short-term damage. We'll also discuss how protect your co-workers or team, all while implementing tactics to change the culture for the long term. Since change cannot be forced, leaving may be your best option, and we'll discuss how to know "when to say when" on a toxic boss or organization.

Kristen Knepper is the Founder and CEO of Kristen Knepper Consulting, a professional devel-
opment firm specializing in diversity & inclusion. She facilitates workshops on gender inclusion, subconscious bias, millennial development, cross-generational communication, sexual harass-ment prevention, women’s leadership, and women’s leadership for men.

Kristen serves as a board member of the San Diego chapter of Girls in Tech, and as adjunct faculty at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Medium, and other publications. She is also the the creator of “Work. Like A Girl.” a series of online courses, live workshops, and videos which teach women about subconscious bias and how it impacts their careers. Kristen earned her Juris Doctor from the American University, Washington College of Law.

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Watch: Advocating for Women at Work

Watch: Advocating for Women at Work

Women, nonbinary people and trans employees are faced with a myriad of challenges due to gender bias in the workplace, which often hold them back from reaching higher leadership levels within their organizations. While we wait for the rest of society to catch up, employees can use this workshop to make strides for themselves and uplift fellow women, nonbinary people and trans colleagues.

Participants will learn:

  • How to respond to micro-aggressions, using established strategies as well as some “go to” phrases.

  • How to make workplace allies out of male colleagues and managers.

  • How to vouch for fellow women and non-binary colleagues, which studies show is a simple, yet effective method for reducing bias in a positive manner

This webinar is led by GoldJam Creative. Founders/instructors Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula coach communication skills – such as public speaking, pitching, giving and receiving feedback, diversity and inclusion, effective communication, and more - to individuals and companies, including Spotify, Squarespace, Time Warner, Buzzfeed, and American Express. Jen and Alli are also comedians, who were ranked among the “top ten funniest women in NYC” and whose comedy projects have been featured in WIRED, Forbes, Newsweek, Vice, among others. For more information about workshops or private coaching, please email Emily@GoldJamCreative.com.

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Watch: Ace Your Next Interview

Watch: Ace Your Next Interview

When it comes to interviews, hiring managers usually have a checklist of what they're looking for in the ideal candidate--and it goes far beyond the interviewee's skill set. From body language to culture fit, there's a lot to keep top-of-mind.

During this webinar, I'll walk you through some key tips and best practices you need to know before, during, and after an interview. Things like:

  • What research to do before your interview

  • How to best prepare for tough interview questions

  • What to do after your interview wraps up

Bio

Kaleigh Moore is a writer who has worked with startups and tech companies since 2013. She also writes for publications like Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post.

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Watch: How to be a diversity and inclusion warrior at your company

Watch: How to be a diversity and inclusion warrior at your company

A lot of conversation goes into acknowledging that diversity in the tech industry is an issue, but fewer conversations dig into the action-oriented solutions that we all can do to impact change. Join Lia James and Christopher Guest as they discuss solutions and best practices for building a diverse pipeline, hiring diverse candidates, and retention of underrepresented individuals. They will dive into the impact individual contributors can have on the shape a team takes regardless if you are in HR or not. 

Christopher Guest has a career that spans across a variety of industries; beginning in the arts, then through customer service, political campaign management, and now has found a home in tech. As a national talent specialist, he has traveled the US speaking on diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging. He currently works as a Technical Talent Acquisition Specialist at Trunk Club, a Nordstrom company. He lives in Chicago with his partner and dog. He is an amateur podcaster and enjoys road trips, astrophotography, and board games.

Lia James leads Growth & Strategy for humanpredictions. She leads with over 10 years experience in people development, business growth, and personal branding. Lia works with teams to improve talent acquisition, onboarding, and team training to increase retention. She has worked with close to 1,000 leaders and career changers to fine tune their brands through storytelling and goal aligning with a focus on advancing underrepresented folks in tech. Lia is a life-obsessed nomad with an affection for wood working who recently traded her physical address for a suitcase.

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Watch: Mindfulness for Go-Getters

Watch: Mindfulness for Go-Getters

We Tech Ladies tend to be ambitious achievers. Having said that, working in tech can be quite chaotic and stressful. Mindfulness is the bridge that can connect us to the gift of presence and help us continue with positive momentum and energy.


We'll initially walk through the difference between meditation and mindfulness. Lida will identify some meditation styles that have (not) worked for her, and would work for you Tech Ladies. She'll also help you design a personal, effective, and ideally regular meditation routine.

This is an experiential webinar, in the sense that we will go through various mindfulness exercises. Looking forward to seeing you online.


Lida Tohidi is the Managing Director at 23 Design, a strategic design firm. 23 designs products, brands, experiences, and services that people love. Lida has also lived and worked on all continents (though still awaiting an invitation from Antarctica :D), and speaks 3 languages well (and another 3 poorly).
Lida has also cumulatively spent months in silence at meditation retreats. Shehas completed an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program in 2013. She also recently completed the Family/Peer Support Specialist Webinar Training; this program is offered through NAMI, and consists of 70+ hours training.

Watch: How to Network Like a Pro

Watch: How to Network Like a Pro

Being top of mind is the best asset when it comes to getting a project, position, promotion or selling a product/services. In this webinar you'll learn.

  1. How to avoid the pains of typical outreach and the awkward ask

  2. Connect with literally anyone on your wishlist and,

  3. Create genuine and enduring partnerships while also creating content and expanding your share of voice.


This webinar is for you if you've ever thought:Networking is a churn and burn system
For extroverts only
Hard, frustrating, a waste of timeNecessary but oh-so-hard/time consuming/painful
In this webinar, Shante shares a a simple and scalable system for creating points of entry and authentic means for followup, in addition to co-created content which is the easiest and most powerful content whether you're building a brand or your personal profile. She's taught this to students, entrepreneurs and marketers of startups and Fortune 500 companies with incredible successes.

About Shante

Shante Schroeder is former broadcast journalist and a digital marketing and communication specialist with a master’s degree in public relations from The Newhouse School of Public Communications in New York. She was named one of Newhouse’s Top 25 Young Alumni to Watch, bronze “Stevie” winner for Woman of the Year at the 2015 and 2017 American Business Awards and recently named Utah Business Magazine's “30 Women to Watch”. She currently is the director of marketing & communications at 97th Floor, a Utah-based digital marketing agency awarded Agency of the Year at the American Business Awards. Her clients include Adobe, Citrix, Dell, ESPN, Time Warner Cable, O.C. Tanner and Zagg.

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Watch: Uncomplicate Your Job Search

Watch: Uncomplicate Your Job Search

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

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Watch: How to Write a Winning Conference Proposal

Watch: How to Write a Winning Conference Proposal

Picture this...”YOU” are being announced as a speaker at your favorite conference, the packed hall resonates with the audience clapping welcoming you, and ”YOU” deliver a memorable talk. Sounds wonderful, right? However, there is an invisible step that these speakers have mastered. To get on the most popular stages, you must first learn how to write a paper or abstract that stands out.

In this webinar, Seema will share best practices, common myths, and mistakes that people make while submitting conference proposals. You will learn how to write a conference proposal that stands a better chance of acceptance.

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Watch: Invest Your Money Like a Bo$$ w/ Meg Bartelt (Encore)

Watch: Invest Your Money Like a Bo$$ w/ Meg Bartelt (Encore)

Do you feel you should be investing, but you don't know how to start? Are you contributing to your 401(k), only to stumble when it comes to investing that money? Are you overwhelmed by all the opinions about how to invest "right"?

The financial industry wants you to think that investing is too complicated for you to do yourself. They make a lot of money off that lie. If you understand and follow just a few fundamental rules of good investing--and a couple considerations specific to being a woman in the tech industry--you'll be ahead of most of your peers...especially the ones who treat investing like a game.

Ultimately, investing is simply one more tool to strengthen your finances, and strong finances give you choice. You have the smarts to invest well. You need the confidence that you can do it yourselves. Join me for this webinar and gain the basic knowledge that will give you that confidence!

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Watch: Inside the Mind of a Recruiter: Resumes, Interviews & Offers

Watch: Inside the Mind of a Recruiter: Resumes, Interviews & Offers

With conflicting opinions on how to find a job seemingly everywhere, it’s hard to figure out what recruiters are really looking for on resumes and in interviews, and even harder to know how to successfully negotiate offers.

During this webinar, I’m going to take you through 3 major parts of every interview process and the most frequently asked questions about each area: resumes, interviews, and offers.

  • Have you ever wondered what recruiters wish candidates had on their resumes (or wish candidates didn’t have on their resumes)?

  • How do you know what to say during an interview that will make you stand out in a crowd?

  • What do you need to do from the beginning of your interview process to get the offer you want in the end?

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Watch: You Got This! Be Your Own Career Coach w/ Dr. Alice Siu

Watch: You Got This! Be Your Own Career Coach w/ Dr. Alice Siu

Are you thinking about how to navigate your own career? Considering switching careers completely? Or, trying to figure out how to take control of your own narrative? This webinar will help get you started and give you some pointers on creating your own career paths.

That's right, more than one career path! We all have more than one interest and more than one dream. Who says we can't try them all? Being your own coach will take more than a webinar, but we can get started with the right tools and get on the right paths.

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Watch: Adding Creativity & Comedy to Your Presentations

Watch: Adding Creativity & Comedy to Your Presentations

We’ve all experienced meetings or presentations that cause “death by powerpoint”! Presentations don’t have to be boring! Infusing elements of creativity, comedy, and storytelling lights up the parts of our brains that activate ideas, experiences, and emotions. Using them in presentations helps us connect with our audience in a way that dry data points do not.

In this webinar, participants will learn how to engage an audience with:

  • creativity

  • comedic principles

  • rhetorical devices

  • storytelling

This webinar is led by GoldJam Creative. Founders/instructors Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula coach communication skills – such as public speaking, pitching, giving and receiving feedback, diversity and inclusion, effective communication, and more - to individuals and companies, including Spotify, Squarespace, Time Warner, Buzzfeed, and American Express. Jen and Alli are also comedians, who were ranked among the “top ten funniest women in NYC” and whose comedy projects have been featured in WIRED, Forbes, Newsweek, Vice, among others.

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