Watch: Careers in Blockchain

Watch: Careers in Blockchain

Ever wondered what the blockchain was? Or, if you already know, thinking about exploring careers in the sector?

In this webinar, you'll get a brief overview of what the blockchain is. We'll spend most of the time chatting about the blockchain market itself, it's future potential to influence all aspects of our lives, and ways to get involved. Whether you're interested in the business development side of the sector, product or UX design, marketing and communications, or in engineering itself, you're bound to gain something from this session.

Angie is a software engineer at Livepeer, working on the Golang implementation of the Livepeer protocol. Angie got into the blockchain space through video engineering and a lot of personal interest in the sector. She first heard about the blockchain in 2013, attended a couple of crypto-focused meetups in 2014, and in September 2015, she argued her way to a free ticket to attend Consensus, CoinDesk’s inaugural summit on digital currencies and blockchain technology. At the time, Angie was working as an Associate in the Financial Services Industry. By 2016, it became clear to her that she wanted a career not just as a heavy user of new technology, but as one of its creators. She enrolled in a coding bootcamp full time and jumped head-first into engineering. She worked on video engineering at BuzzFeed for two years, and landed in the blockchain space through Livepeer fall of 2018.

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Watch: Build a Stellar Professional Portfolio

Watch: Build a Stellar Professional Portfolio

Learn how to build your brand and the visual representation of your work through your portfolio as a Tech Lady!

In this webinar you'll learn:

  1. Why a portfolio is necessary for you as a lady in tech.

  2. Understanding of the key elements to your portfolio and motivation to start building yours.

  3. How to steer YOUR career with your portfolio and your brand.

Toni Warren, President and Cofounder of the Academy at Suncoast Developers Guild. Toni was born in South Carolina, raised in Virginia, and lives in Florida, where she learned to love the southeast, sunny weather, and Chihuahuas. After receiving her MBA at the University of Tampa, she began to share the impact of how technology can help nonprofit organizations touch more people. As former Lead Campus Director of one of the largest code schools in the world, she understands the needs for talented developers. Her passion is people and believes technology can help people achieve better results, quicker. She is excited about the warm welcome from Tech Ladies and looks forward to collaborating with this community to help more women achieve their dreams.

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Watch: Amplify Your Influence

Watch: Amplify Your Influence

Whether navigating discussions with a colleague or manager, bringing executive sponsors on board with your next big idea, or signing strong deals with clients and vendors, learning how to Amplify Your Influence is essential to your success.


Join Devon Smiley for a dynamic, fast-paced webinar where you’ll learn:

  • What influence really is and why honing these skills is a must as a professional

  • How to boost influence in a way that feels natural, using the Six Laws of Influence

  • How to apply the Amplify process to get your best results


Devon Smiley is a Negotiation Consultant for entrepreneurs, startups and professionals who are sick of settling, and 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 the New York Times, 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; Instagram: @DevonMSmiley

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Watch: Rock Your Interview

Watch: Rock Your Interview

Wouldn’t your interview feel a lot easier if you knew...

Simple, go-to strategies that help you prepare with confidence + manage nerves throughout the process?

Your story conveyed your talent and ambition and spoke directly to the needs of the hiring manager?

How (+ when!) to ask questions that may be hard to bring up but are essential to determining if the job is the right fit for you?

What to listen for so that you can stand out from other finalists and make your interview a memorable one?

When someone wants to interview you for a job, you should celebrate - NOT panic!

If you struggle to feel confident during interviews or you’re worried about how to balance making a great impression with addressing tough, but necessary questions that can help determine if this move is the right one for you - you’re in the right place.

The Rock Your Interview webinar will teach you how to prepare for your interviews, navigate potentially tricky questions + issues, build a compelling career narrative that incorporates the specific needs of different hiring managers, and manage the interview and interview process like the total rock star that you are.

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Watch: Public Speaking Tips to Nail Your Next Presentation (Encore)

Watch: Public Speaking Tips to Nail Your Next Presentation (Encore)

Join us for the first webinar in our Leadership Communication series with GoldJam Creative!

Public Speaking Tips to Nail Your Next Presentation (Encore)
March 26, 2019

Whether you’re pitching a new client, delivering meeting talking points to colleagues, or having an interpersonal conversation that makes you nervous, this webinar will give you the tools to connect with your audience. You will:

  • Learn proper stance, body language, and vocal techniques

  • Boost confidence and charisma

  • Understand presentation “pitfalls” and how to avoid them

  • Think outside the box to make presentations more exciting, engaging, and memorable

  • Cultivate strength and warmth to convey yourself as a commanding and approachable woman in the workplace

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Watch: Can Blockchain Save the World?

Watch: Can Blockchain Save the World?

Can Blockchain Save The World?

News headlines and blockchain advocates frequently make bold claims about what the tech is capable of, from solving climate change and global warming to ending poverty and straight-up saving the world.

Since blockchain is really just a special kind of database, it absolutely has broad applications to almost every field imaginable, from evangelism and energy to IoT and identity. But, as with any technology, it has benefits and limitations.

In this presentation, technologist Kimberly Koenig addresses blockchain’s real-world applications, future possibilities, and pragmatic limitations.

You’ll leave better equipped to think critically and pick apart blockchain fact from fiction when the next big headline hits about how it's saving the world.

While no prior knowledge is necessary, we recommend watching the Blockchain Buzz first for some extra background.

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Webinar 1: The Blockchain Buzz: What Tech Ladies Need to Know

January 23, 2019

With Bitcoin constantly in the news, a single Bitcoin breaking $20,000, 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.

Webinar 2: Blockchain: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

February 20, 2019

In the last decade, a strange trait has become ingrained in crypto-culture: any criticism is shot down as “FUD”, or “fear, uncertainty, doubt”. But in a self-governing system without middlemen, thinking critically is both smart and necessary.

Blockchain’s upsides almost always have downsides: wealth can be redistributed or consolidated. Startups get new funding, but so do illegal nuclear programs. Immutability keeps digital identities safe, but it can also permanently store illicit material.

In this presentation, technologist Kimberly Koenig presents both sides of the coin.

You’ll leave better-equipped to understand and discuss blockchain’s good and bad, whether the topic comes up over drinks or during your next big job interview.

While no prior knowledge is necessary, we recommend watching the Blockchain Buzz first for some extra background.

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: Take Control of Your Yearly Review

Watch: Take Control of Your Yearly Review

We all get reviewed, so wouldn't it be great to already know how your peers see you at work? In this webinar Joanne Jastatt, Leadership Development & Career Coach, will walk you through how to gather honest feedback in a non-threatening way and incorporate it into your career development.

  • Understand how you are perceived by your co-workers.

  • Identify strengths and gaps in your leadership and working style.

  • Encourage open feedback and authenticity in your organization.

  • Strategies to make change based on your feedback.


Joanne Jastatt: We all have different paths and rhythms that drive us to love and excel in our work, and I'm here to help you find your beat. I work with motivated people from diverse backgrounds to make meaningful career transitions and become effective leaders. After 18 years of working in creative agencies, tech and media companies in business development, project management and product management, I began to question my fulfillment and if my values were in coherence with my career. I realized that the parts of my day I was most excited about were the conversations with friends about their careers. I've always found fulfillment in supporting people through their work transitions and paths to leadership — so I decided to make it my career. I'm a certified executive coach, with a focus on leadership development and career coaching. My executive coach training is through the Teleos Coach Development Program. I also have an MBA from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

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Watch: Own your Worth: How to Negotiate your next Raise (Encore)

Watch: Own your Worth: How to Negotiate your next Raise (Encore)

Are you ready to be paid competitively for your contribution at work? Let's up-level your career! Learn about the do's and don'ts and when's and how's of asking for a raise and promotion with Ashley Paré, leadership and negotiation coach. You'll learn the 3 steps that are necessary to prepare for your big ask at work - and it's not the negotiation tactics you may be thinking. There is an important piece of the puzzle to consider before you sit down with your boss. If you're ready to learn how to best articulate your value and make your pitch to create your ideal future in your organization, join us! No matter what level of experience you bring to the table, this webinar is packed with actionable nuggets and is not to be missed!

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, speaking, and coaching clients to feel confident when they ask for what they want in life and career. Ashley lives in Boston, has been featured in the New York Times and is a TedxBeaconStreet Speaker.

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Watch: Network Effectively at In-Person Events

Watch: Network Effectively at In-Person Events

The most common business and career advice may be: “go network,” but following that advice can generate fear – or even waste time – if you don’t know how to do it effectively. Join us to learn techniques for preparing for the event, reading the room, having productive conversations, and turning an interaction into a relationship.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Find the best events to attend

  • Approach and engage the people you want to talk to

  • Build ongoing relationships with the people you meet

Bios

Anna Hunter

Anna Hunter has helped hundreds of professionals at various stages of their careers find and land jobs they love. With experience in teaching, journalism, politics, lobbying, communications, nonprofit management, management consulting, and executive coaching, Anna draws on a wealth of experience and expertise when guiding her clients to career fulfillment. She is the cofounder of ArcVida with Elissa Kuykendall Unton.

Elissa Kuykendall Unton

Elissa enjoys collaborating with experienced, motivated professionals to solve problems by creatively implementing innovative visions. She has years of experience mentoring college students, while also hiring and training young people to work on corporate teams, and is passionate about helping people develop their careers. She is the cofounder of ArcVida with Anna Hunter.

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Watch: Establish Your Professional Style

Watch: Establish Your Professional Style

This webinar will dig into personal branding and the role image and appearance plays. This is not about looks or beauty, but appearance as part of an overall executive presence. Your personal brand is all about perceptions and the clothes you wear play a key role in those perceptions, both internally and externally. With only seven seconds to make a first impression, and 55 percent of that being nonverbal, how you present yourself is extremely important, especially in the professional space.

This is sure to be an empowering, optimistic and inclusive presentation that goes beyond fashion (although that will be a key part) and aims to motivate while educating. After the webinar you'll leave with:

  • A clear understanding of executive presence, the role image plays in establishing it and why it's important

  • Understand the power of the clothes you wear and how they influence internal and external perceptions

  • A new approach to your wardrobe and how you get dressed in the morning, with confidence.

Bio


Lili Morton recently made a cross-country move from NYC to Seattle to work as Community Development Director for high-tech wardrobe rental startup, Armoire, and she brings over 12 years of business and fashion experience to the team. Morton is a graduate of the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University, and has held various roles in E-commerce sales, marketing, customer relations, and the nonprofit sector, giving her a multi-faceted perspective on both professional and non-professional style.


Before applying her powerful business acumen to Armoire, Morton co-founded FirstSeven, a corporate personal branding and image-consulting firm, focused on empowering professionals to improve their performance by upgrading their image. From lawyers and accountants, to members of the media, to busy moms, Morton has worked with an incredible variety of women, and has taught them to perceive their attire as an extension of themselves--thereby helping them achieve at an elevated level. Morton is passionate about accentuating the role of clothing and style in helping women get the job, secure the promotion, close the sale--and simply feel great about themselves.

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Watch: Optimize LinkedIn & Let Recruiters Come to You (Encore)

Watch: Optimize LinkedIn & Let Recruiters Come to You (Encore)

Join us on March 6, 2019 for our first webinar in our Career Story series with Meagan Mae!

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

Additional webinars in this series will be announced soon!

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: Resumes that Resonate! (Encore)

Watch: Resumes that Resonate! (Encore)

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!

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Webinar 1: Uncomplicate Your Job Search (Encore)
January 30, 2019

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: Blockchain: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Watch: Blockchain: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Join us on February 20, 2019 for the second webinar in our Blockchain series!

Blockchain: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

In the last decade, a strange trait has become ingrained in crypto-culture: any criticism is shot down as “FUD”, or “fear, uncertainty, doubt”. But in a self-governing system without middlemen, thinking critically is both smart and necessary.

Blockchain’s upsides almost always have downsides: wealth can be redistributed or consolidated. Startups get new funding, but so do illegal nuclear programs. Immutability keeps digital identities safe, but it can also permanently store illicit material. 

In this presentation, technologist Kimberly Koenig presents both sides of the coin.

You’ll leave better-equipped to understand and discuss blockchain’s good and bad, whether the topic comes up over drinks or during your next big job interview.

While no prior knowledge is necessary, we recommend watching the Blockchain Buzz first for some extra background.

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Watch: Allyship: Inclusion and Acknowledging Privilege

Watch: Allyship: Inclusion and Acknowledging Privilege

Diversity Webinar Series: Going beyond buzzwords to foster Inclusion

A lot of conversation goes into acknowledging that diversity in the tech industry is an issue, but few dig into the action-oriented solutions that we all can do to impact change. Join us in 2019 for a webinar series on how to create inclusive work spaces that welcome and embrace diversity on teams. Human Inclusive's Lia and Christopher will dive into foundational content from allyship to microaggressions, talk about ways to check the pulse of your organization, and wrap up the series with a virtual panel highlighting folks who are making the shift in their companies and doing it well!

Join us on February 13, 2019 for the first webinar in the series: 
Allyship: Inclusion and Acknowledging Privilege

Diversity and Inclusion go hand in hand. Many organizations focus on diversity, but inclusion is where it all starts. So let’s talk about allyship. Allyship is being the person who advocates for others when they aren’t in the room. But saying that you are an ally is much easier than being a good ally. Join Human Inclusive’s Lia James and Christopher Guest in a webinar that will explore:

  • What it means to recognize your own privilege

  • How to be proactive about awareness and education

  • How to show up as an ally to share in the labor

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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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