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Women and the Gig Economy: Secrets to Succeeding in the New World of Work
How to Make the Most of Your Skills, Passions, and Future
In an economy marked by the volatility and uncertainty of corporate layoffs, down-sizings, and outsourcing, traditional full-time employment is declining. Increasingly in its place are short-term assignments, contract and consulting work, and freelance assignments – a new way of working called “The Gig Economy.”
In this eye-opening program, Diane Mulcahy, author of The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want, narrows the lens even further and focuses on how women, more than ever before, can leverage this new way of work in order to more favorably (and more easily!) juggle the multiple roles and hats they have always worn.
..... How to manage the risks of “gig work” while maximizing the rewards
..... Ways to thrive in this new landscape by cultivating multiple sources of income, skills, and a financial safety net
..... Secrets for how to finance time off between gigs – travel, volunteer, or pursue your passions
..... How to regain power over your calendar and control over you time
..... Ways to increase financial flexibility by reducing fixed costs and boosting income and savings. (Aired on 7/12/17)
Overcoming the Four Barriers Blocking Women Entrepreneurs
Women are starting businesses five times faster than the national average, so this webinar targets the needs of this growing group of entrepreneurs.
Danielle Tate, founder of the website MissNowMrs.com and best-selling author of Elegant Entrepreneur, shares strategies, insights and real-life examples of how to overcome the biggest barriers facing women business owners.
Danielle focuses on four topics geared for women entrepreneurs:
..... Why women should think bigger and avoid the micro niche market trap
..... Successful funding strategies for female founders
..... How to conquer risk adversity and time poverty
..... Sourcing role models and defeating self-imposed isolation.
(Aired on 2/16/17)
Sponsoring Women to Career Success
You Need a Sponsor to Fast-Track Your Career. What’s the difference between a mentor and sponsor? Think of mentors as the friendly guides who dispense helpful information, offering up input and advice to mentees. Sponsors, on the other hand, are defined by their organizational clout and ability to open doors; they will personally advocate for a cause, project or promotion on a protégé’s behalf.
Women, it’s time to get a sponsor.
And, while it is commonplace for a protégé to initiate a mentor relationship, in sponsorship the dynamic is often reversed. Here, it’s the sponsor who often does the choosing.
This webcast outlines what a sponsor is and explores the short-term and long-term benefits of building a sponsor relationship. Best practices will also be shared from women leaders who have successfully engaged sponsors to drive their career advancement.
Your Journey to Executive: Insights from Women Executives
Any company’s success is dependent on the high performance of its employees. Interestingly, 95% of IBM executive women who participated in a recent study felt that consistent high performance was the most important factor in their advancement within IBM.
But in a company with so many high performers, finding appropriate ways to stand out and separate yourself from the rest is also an important element in your success.
This webcast shares the insights, experiences and recommendations gathered from over 450 interviews with IBM executive women, including:
..... Ways to be more visible
..... How to plan your career
..... Advice on integrating your work and life.
(Aired on 2/4/15)
The Power of Introverted Women
Take Advantage of Your Quiet Strengths .....
Women who are introverted are continually asked to adapt to an often extrovert-centric, male-dominated workplace that rewards being out there and on stage. Many organizational cultures support those who talk about their accomplishments and who spend more time out and about networking instead of alone deep in thought.
Yet, thankfully, the world is changing. Women who are introverted have found their voice and the world is starting to awaken to the power of quiet influence. In this webcast, you will learn to tap into your natural strengths to make your own unique difference.
Join this insightful conversation with Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D. ,CSP, author of Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference. She will explore:
..... Why introverts are most effective when they stop trying to act like extroverts
..... Four key challenges faced by introverted women in today’s workplace
..... Five steps you can take to tap into your natural leadership strengths
..... How to get the best out of introverted women on your team
..... What immediate actions you can take to increase your power.
(Aired on 3/11/15)
The Well-Spoken Woman Can Be You
Effective presentation skills are a critical element of success in the workplace and beyond. The ability to state your ideas effectively and deliver with confidence enhances your standing with audiences large and small.
This interactive webcast will focus on best practices from a speech coach who has worked with First Lady Michelle Obama, female political candidates, and CEOs.
Join us to discover proven techniques and real-life examples helping you make the most of every presentation from panel discussions to board meetings, including how to:
..... Develop a signature speaking style
..... Tailor the message to your audience
..... Be taken seriously
..... Be polished and prepared
..... Overcome public speaking anxiety.
(Aired on 4/29/15)
Striving for Excellence, Not Perfection
Having It All, But Not at the Same Time --
Women who have a “Be the Perfect Driver” outlook are bound to be disappointed. In our busy lives, if we see ourselves as having and doing it all at the same time to be perfection, failure is all that we will get. Superman is a fictional character and so is Superwoman.
If we strive for excellence in certain domains at different times, such as happiness, achievement, and significance, we can leave a legacy of a life well lived.
For a full hour, this program will explore:
..... An assessment of what “having it all” is NOT
..... Techniques of creating your day with gratitude and acknowledgement
..... Looking at the power of language to change a problem into a challenge
..... Having the ability to view your life as reasonably content with moments of ecstasy
..... Devices of modeling, mentoring, and monitoring to move you toward excellence. (Aired on 6/24/15)
Your Own Terms: Taking Charge of Any Negotiation
When women negotiate, to what degree should they disclose what they hope to receive from the negotiation, and how should they go about revealing their desires? The answer to a great extent depends on the type of person they are negotiating with and how they wish the other to perceive them.
In order for women to position themselves properly in any negotiation, they must learn to identify and adapt to their counterpart’s negotiation style.
By the end of this webcast, women will be able to:
..... Identify their own negotiation style
..... Identify other peoples’ negotiation styles
..... Position themselves for a win-win outcome.
(Aired on 4/20/16)
Women in Career Transition: Success Stories and Strategies
Make the Personal and Life Changes You Want and Deserve .....
Whether you’re moving up in your company, making a change from employee to solo entrepreneur or scaling back from a 24/7 job to part-time hours—major life transitions are one of the most challenging things you will ever face.
Transitions, even those you’ve initiated and are excited about, can be stressful and stimulate mixed emotions. Major transitions are particularly difficult because the key elements that have made up much of your identity can suddenly be wiped away and shake your self-esteem.
In this insightful program, we’ll explore common challenges and offer coping skills for women as they move through different stages of their work and personal lives.
And you’ll hear one woman’s powerful story of moving from a lengthy and decorated career in the military to civilian life through a journey of personal growth and resilience.
In this in-depth interview and dialogue with Carole Hyatt and Linda Singh, we will:
..... Examine typical and common sense reasons for making a significant change in your life and work
..... Remind you to reflect on previous successful changes you've implemented
..... Identify ways to anticipate the different phases of the transition curve and how best to work with them
..... Review tips and advice for how to embrace transition so that you minimize resistant behaviors that can keep you stuck
..... Help you understand that it will take time to rebuild your identity and feel comfortable in your new “skin”
..... Offer ways to keep the big picture in sight when there are uncomfortable patches along the way
..... Discuss tried and true strategies for feeling as secure as possible during your transition. (Aired on 3/15/17)
Networking for Women Who Hate Networking
Would you rather get a root canal than schmooze with strangers? Does "working a room" make you want to retreat to yours? Is small talk a big problem?
If so, this is the program for you!
Together, we will smash to pieces those dusty, outdated networking rules, replacing them with customized techniques enabling you to build meaningful, mutually beneficial connections.
This innovative, dynamic program teaches you how to identify and leverage your strengths. Topics to be covered will include networking for introverts and extroverts, breaking through stereotypes, managing business events, and learning sparkling new rules that actually work.
Before you attend the webcast, we encourage you to take the assessment on page 14 of Devora’s book, Networking for People Who Hate Networking, to better understand how your style can be applied to your success in connecting with others.
What You Will Learn:
..... Authentic, practical techniques that redefine successful networking
..... Discover the real differences between introverts and extroverts
..... Learn to work with, rather than fight against, your natural disposition
..... Discover customized techniques to build rapport with diverse styles
..... Gain "quick tips" to survive and even thrive at networking events.
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required. (Aired on 5/3/17)
Moving Women Forward – How HR Can Take Action to Increase Leadership Diversity
Good news! 78 percent of companies report that gender diversity is a top priority for their CEOs. Yet, in hearing from HR professionals we got a different, more concerning, story. They aren’t too sure this is truly reflective of their CEOs actual priorities, especially as it applies to women in leadership positions.
HR.com and DDI recently conducted new research on the topic, and here are a few concerning points we found:
..... Only 27 percent of organizations see gender diversity as a high or very high priority for the CEO
..... Only 19 percent of organizations had leadership programs in place for women
..... Only 27 percent of HR professionals feel they have the ability to influence the level of gender diversity in their organizations.
Join our webinar on June 22 to delve deeper into our findings, implications, and what you can do to help move gender diversity forward in your organization. You’ll learn:
..... How to gain support of women in leadership programs
..... What skills women can develop to increase their leadership impact
..... How to get started on moving the needle forward. (Aired on 6/22/17)
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