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  • An Inside Look: Women in the Workplace 2017
    An Inside Look: Women in the Workplace 2017 Rachel Thomas, President of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation Recorded: Dec 14 2017 34 mins
    Join us for a look inside the Women in the Workplace 2017 study with Rachel Thomas, president of LeanIn.Org. Rachel will provide an overview of this year’s key findings, which show that women remain underrepresented at every level in corporate America, despite earning more college degrees than men for thirty years and counting. There is a pressing need to do more, and most organizations realize this: company commitment to gender diversity is at an all-time high for the third year in a row.

    Despite this commitment, progress continues to be too slow—and may even be stalling. One of the most powerful reasons for this is a simple one: we have blind spots when it comes to diversity, and we can’t solve problems that we don’t see or understand clearly.

    Women in the Workplace 2017 is a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. This research is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to give organizations the information they need to promote women’s leadership and foster gender equality.

    This year 222 companies employing more than 12 million people shared their pipeline data and completed a survey of HR practices. In addition, more than 70,000 employees completed a survey designed to explore their experiences regarding gender, opportunity, career, and work-life issues. To our knowledge, this makes Women in the Workplace the largest study of its kind.
  • How to Build a Website that Makes the NICE List this Year
    How to Build a Website that Makes the NICE List this Year Jen Holtvluwer, Director of Digital Marketing at Cherwell Software Recorded: Dec 13 2017 48 mins
    According to a recent Accenture study, 94% of B2B buyers conduct online research at some point in the buying process. Is your online storefront up to par?

    As an entrepreneur or business owner, your website is a top priority. Join us for this live holiday-themed webcast that focuses on keeping your website off the naughty list and how to put your company ahead in the New Year. You will learn the 5 key areas to keep top-of-mind when either creating new or redesigning a current website.
  • ISSA Women in Security Series: Lead with the Power of Vision
    ISSA Women in Security Series: Lead with the Power of Vision Gretchen McClain, Principal, GW McClain Advisory Services Recorded: Dec 11 2017 63 mins
    In today’s complex and challenging times, the opportunities for bold and talented engineers and technology professionals and leaders… for discovery… to advance cutting edge technology… to make the complex simple… and to find solutions is extraordinary. History shows us that achieving the greatest transforming impact of our innovation and technology advances requires a strong foundation set by an inspiring, shared, and focused vision.

    Business and thought leader Gretchen McClain shares her insights having had the fortunate opportunity to work in fields that inspired and challenged her each and every day, specifically her time at NASA exploring the unknown and working on one of the biggest challenges of our time, Water. She will share the value of leading with a vision and how it sets the stage for excellence. Simply said, extraordinary goals inspire and unite exceptional talent.

    This is an ISSA Women in Security Special Interest Group Monthly Webinar Series.

    About the Presenter:
    Gretchen W. McClain is an accomplished business leader who thrives on energizing organizations and building businesses by enhancing innovation and developing exceptional leadership talent. With more than 25 years of global experience in both Fortune 500 corporations and government service, including serving as founding CEO of an S&P 500 global water technology company, Xylem Inc., and NASA’s Chief Director of the International Space Station, McClain brings extensive business, developmental, strategic and technical expertise.
  • Exclusivity & Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What You Can Do About It
    Exclusivity & Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What You Can Do About It Pattie Grimm CEO, Author, Speaker and Radio Show Host Advantage Training, Ltd. Recorded: Dec 11 2017 54 mins
    It seems almost impossible today to watch the news or read a news story and not find another highly visible case of sexual harassment inflecting every business and industry.

    This timely and controversial topic will be discussed openly by identifying and defining today's issues, how they are impacting every business, and provide practical steps on what organizations, men and women need to do to address them.

    Join this webcast with Pattie Grimm, Author, Speaker and Host of the popular Radio Show "Women Kicking Glass" for an in-depth look at harassment in the workplace and cultural shifts we can make in 2018.
  • Low Diversity in Tech: How Did It Happen and How Do We Fix It?
    Low Diversity in Tech: How Did It Happen and How Do We Fix It? Dr. Jane Stout, Director, Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) Computing Research Association Recorded: Dec 6 2017 47 mins
    Diverse perspectives foster innovation and ensure the needs of many are met. At present, tech companies lack demographic diversity. As the director of the Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) at the Computing Research Association in Washington, D.C., Jane Stout studies factors that often encourage (or discourage) women and minorities from pursuing IT careers.

    Join this interactive and insightful webinar to learn:
    - The latest research on why this is the case
    - How tech companies can turn this around
    - Suggested strategies to increase diversity in our workforce

    About the Presenter:
    Jane Stout, Ph.D., works at the Computing Research Association (CRA), a non-profit in Washington D.C. that supports the field of computing research and advanced education in computing. At the CRA, Dr. Stout is the Director of The Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). CERP’s mission is to use social science research and evaluation to promote diversity in computing fields. Dr. Stout earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011. She has been studying diversity related issues in science and technology for more than a decade, has published widely on the topic, and has received several grants and awards for her work.
  • The Leadership Gender Gap: Strategies for the Career Advancement of Women
    The Leadership Gender Gap: Strategies for the Career Advancement of Women Dr. Shawn Andrews CEO, Andrews Research International Recorded: Nov 28 2017 63 mins
    Women account for more than 50% of the U.S. Labor force and 60% of college graduates in both the U.S. and Europe. Yet, women hold only 5.0% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies. Women encounter many barriers to success which limits career advancement. These barriers include unconscious biases, structural obstacles, self-limiting mindsets, work-life balance priorities, and emotional intelligence and gender differences - which lead men and women to approach virtually every aspect of business differently. It’s essential to understand the issues that keep women from advancing as part of your talent management program. Dr. Shawn Andrews will provide strategies to help minimize these barriers and advance your career.

    Learning Objectives:
    - Explore the scope of the leadership gender gap
    - Examine barriers that limit women’s career advancement
    - Identify emotional intelligence attributes and their impact on leadership
    - Explore how gender differences impact perception and promotion in the workplace
    - Apply strategies to advance your career and improve leadership diversity in your organization
  • Creating a movement: Inspiring girls to shape the future with technology
    Creating a movement: Inspiring girls to shape the future with technology Isabelle Ringnes, founder TENK, #Shesgotthis, podcast 20-30 Recorded: Nov 28 2017 47 mins
    A few years ago no one was talking about the impact of technology in Norway. When I moved back from New York in 2014, I felt like I was the only woman interested. Knowing that technology would disrupt and change virtually every industry and facet of our society, I felt like I needed to take action.

    This led to founding TENK: the Technology network for women. Through TENK I have written and spoken for thousands of people on the impact of technology with a special focus on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the industry.

    TENK has worked to inspire women of all ages to lean in and see the opportunities in technology as opposed to shying away from the new and unknown. Girls have been given arenas in which they have been inspired to learn hands on about the many opportunities technology provides from a human centric and creative point of view. TENK believes that the only way to increase girls' interest and participation in technology is by giving it to them on their own terms.

    Isabelle has also helped found #Shesgotthis (#hunspanderer) which twice became a successful national campaign reaching more than 2 million people online. This campaign worked on addressing subtle discrimination and gender stereotypes in the workplace.

    Join this webinar to learn how to create a movement, set the agenda and how to spike girls' interest in technology.
  • [Video]A Celebration of the Female Tech Entrepreneur: Finding the Founder in You
    [Video]A Celebration of the Female Tech Entrepreneur: Finding the Founder in You Emily Forbes (Seenit), Devika Wood (Vida Care), Felicia Meyerowitz Singh (Akoni Hub), Zoe Peden (Iris Speaks) Recorded: Nov 23 2017 91 mins
    One way we can encourage more females into tech and tech entrepreneurship is to raise the profile and visibility of female role models.

    In partnership with Mortimer Spinks and YouEqualTech, this live meet-up event will take place at BrightTALK's London offices and is an opportunity to celebrate female tech founders and to learn from their experience. We’ll be finding out how they’ve overcome the key challenges they’ve faced along the way, as well as the practical advice they’d offer to aspiring female founders. The panel will be filmed, livestreamed, and will be be made available on-demand.

    We’ll be talking about:
    •Key challenges our tech founders have faced and how they’ve overcome them
    •The advantages of being a female in the tech start up world
    •The best and the worst things about being an entrepreneur
    •Taking a business concept from idea stage, to realisation
    •Raising funding – our founders experience of finding - and pitching - to investors
    •Our founders’ attitudes to failure
    •Establishing a brand – both business and personal
    •The relationships that have been vital to our founders success
    •What our founders know now, that they wish they knew when they were starting out

    Emily Forbes - Founder, Seenit
    Devika Wood - Co-Founder, Vida
    Felicia Meyerowitz Singh - CEO and Founder, Akoni Hub
    Zoe Peden - Founder & CEO, Iris Speaks
  • Building a Career in Enterprise Tech: A Women in Tech Perspective
    Building a Career in Enterprise Tech: A Women in Tech Perspective Jeanne Morain, Erye Hernandez, Tiffany To, and Karla Zarate Recorded: Nov 15 2017 60 mins
    Though the media spends much more time covering consumer startups like Uber and Twitter, enterprise startups are the ones that have delivered consistent and significant financial returns over the last decade. From companies like Nutanix in infrastructure, Splunk in DevOps and Palo Alto Networks in security, there are many great career opportunities in enterprise tech for women that include but are not limited to engineering.

    This special panel will provide insights about careers in enterprise tech from moderator Jeanne Morain, Principal Researcher/Strategist, iSpeak Cloud, and panelists Erye Hernandez, Sr. Malware Researcher, Palo Alto Networks, Tiffany To, Chief Operating Officer of ForAllSecure, and Karla Zarate, Top Engineering Grad.

    These panelists will share their own career paths, skill sets required for different enterprise tech career paths and some of the challenges they've faced and how to overcome them from a WIT perspective. Webinar will be live on November 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM PST and available for post recording downloads.
  • Lessons from Leaders: Top Female Technologists Share Insights for Success
    Lessons from Leaders: Top Female Technologists Share Insights for Success Kelly Ireland | Laura Fucci | Jocelyn DeGance Graham | Sandy Atwell Recorded: Nov 15 2017 61 mins
    How can women best position themselves to navigate today's digital workplace, grow their sphere of influence and maximize career growth. This interactive Webcam Panel session in the "Women in Tech" series showcases the journeys of inspirational women who have advanced their careers in tech in innovative and standout ways.

    - Sandy Atwell, Board of Directors, UCX and VP of Business Development, Calgary Scientific
    - Kelly Ireland, CEO and Founder of CB Technologies
    - Laura Fucci, CIO of City of Henderson
    - Jocelyn DeGance Graham, Founder, CloudNOW

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