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    • Overcoming the Top Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face Overcoming the Top Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face Monica Smiley, Publisher/CEO, Enterprising Women Recorded: Jun 19 2013 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    • As the editor and publisher of Enterprising Women, Monica Smiley has spent the last decade building the national and now global magazine she leads into a strong voice for women entrepreneurs. Founded as the only national magazine published exclusively for women business owners, the print and digital editions of the magazine now reach a million women entrepreneurs in 185 countries around the globe. The company also hosts the annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, considered the most prestigious awards program for outstanding women business owners from around the globe. While Enterprising Women began its tenth year in May 2009 serving the women business owner community, Monica has been the president of a magazine publishing and marketing communication business for nearly 30 years, publishing both consumer and trade magazine titles.

      Considered a national thought leader on women’s entrepreneurship, Monica serves on the National Association of Women Business Owners National Advisory Council and is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization. EW is a founding coalition partner of Women Impacting Public Policy, and she has represented the United States six times as a delegate to the Global Summit of Women (in Morocco, Germany, Chile, China, Turkey, and Greece), a gathering of nearly a thousand women entrepreneurs, women business leaders, and women Cabinet or Ministerial level government leaders from more than 90 countries actively involved in the Peace Through Business program, sponsored by the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW), Monica has served as a mentor in the program for the past four years, hosting women business owners from Afghanistan and Rwanda in her North Carolina home. She founded the Enterprising Women Foundation in March 2011 to benefit the growth of women’s entrepreneurship here and around the world. A recipient of numerous awards, she is a native of Bay City, Michigan.

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    • How to Draw A Circle: The Art of Changing the Conversation about Money for Women How to Draw A Circle: The Art of Changing the Conversation about Money for Women Elizabeth Jetton, CFP®, Co-founder of Directions for Women Recorded: Sep 19 2012 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • There is a wave of success stories from advisers who have stepped out of their conference rooms and their role as“expert”, and into living rooms and gathering spaces to assumed the role of “host” and “facilitator” for groups of women coming together (in a circle) to talk about money in a safe and fun environment .

      Women learn and process through conversation. Learn from the research about women’s learning styles. Learn how to organise, lead and benefit from hosting small gatherings of women vs. meeting solely in one-to-one meetings.

      Become ignited and inspired as 30-year veteran, educator and former president of the Financial Planning Association, Elizabeth Jetton, shares ideas that can wake up your practice and bring new purpose and meaning to you and to the women you serve and those you want to serve.

      Financial planning journalist, Bob Veres, suggested in his April 2011 article on Elizabeth, that, ” her work suggests that planners can extend their services in a new and unforeseen direction: helping people achieve basic financial literacy and the comfort level that they need (in order to engage with an adviser and thrive); and advisers can offer a sense of community in a world that is becoming increasingly volatile and unpredictable.”

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    • Wanted: Women in STEM Wanted: Women in STEM Katie Broderick, Research Director, 451 Research Upcoming: Sep 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • What are some of today's biggest challenges for women in STEM? We will examine the findings from the WITI/451 Research report examining the impact of gender in the workplace for the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Titled "Wanted: Women in STEM - An Exploration of Influential Factors, Their Professional Journey & Ways to Foster Change," the survey of 1,100 WITI members found that early STEM exposure is crucial and a variety of support mechanisms are needed to achieve women's goals in a predominantly male field. Read more at: http://www.witi.com/STEMwomen

      Katie Broderick is Research Director at 451 Research. She has collaborated on some of the industry's leading quantitative research on colocation, cloud computing, and datacenter infrastructure management. Currently, Ms. Broderick runs 451 Research's Datacenter KnowledgeBase. She also studies market dynamics on a custom basis for clients including topics such as cloud computing, hosting, software-defined infrastructure, and brand awareness.

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    • Keeping Women In - Part 3 Keeping Women In - Part 3 Anna Rasmussen, founder of the Open Blend Method Recorded: Mar 4 2015 10:30 am UTC 38 mins
    • Blend in a corporate environment featuring Helen Hyde, Personnel Director, Waitrose

      In this 45 minute webinar you will see previously unseen footage from our November 2014 Keeping Women In launch event. This webinar specifically focusses on one of our guest speakers, Helen Hyde, Personnel Director of Waitrose.

      Our exclusive video footage shows Helen talking candidly about Waitrose, what they do well to Keep Women In and further initiatives they are currently working on.

      Following our exclusive video footage, Anna will host a 15 minute tutorial on ‘Introducing blend to a corporate environment’.

      This webinar is relevant to high achieving working mothers and employers alike. It is highly solutions orientated and full of simple, effective tips for businesses and leaders to support working mothers and ultimately Keep Women In.

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    • Keeping Women In - Part 1 Keeping Women In - Part 1 Anna Rasmussen, founder of the Open Blend Method Recorded: Feb 4 2015 10:30 am UTC 36 mins
    • Introduction to blend:

      Last year Guidant Group and Anna Rasmussen launched a research project called Keeping Women In. We asked 250 high potential UK-based working mothers to tell us about their lives inside and outside of work and specifically what employers need to do to support them to reach their full career potential. The results of Anna’s research are based on the concept of achieving a sustainable work-life blend.

      In this 45 minute webinar you will see previously unseen footage from our November 2014 Keeping Women In launch event – which was attended by 100 high achieving working mothers and influential business leaders. Our video footage shows Anna talking through the background of the research and our key findings.

      Anna will then host a live 15 minute tutorial on ‘How to work out your own unique blend’.

      This webinar is relevant to high achieving working mothers and employers alike. It is highly solutions orientated and full of simple, effective tips for businesses and leaders to support working mothers and ultimately Keep Women In.

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    • Keeping Women In - Part 2 Keeping Women In - Part 2 Anna Rasmussen, founder of the Open Blend Method Recorded: Feb 18 2015 10:30 am UTC 41 mins
    • Top 8 Blend Elements - Bringing Them To Life featuring Karen Blackett OBE, CEO MediaCom

      In this 45 minute webinar you will see previously unseen footage from our November 2014 Keeping Women In launch event. This webinar focusses on one of our guest speakers, Karen Blackett, OBE. Karen is the CEO of MediaCom and in 2014 she was the first businesswoman to top the Powerlist 100.

      Our exclusive video footage shows Karen talking candidly about her own work / life blend, lessons she has learnt along the way and steps she has taken to improve her unique blend.

      Following our exclusive video footage, Anna will host a 15 minute tutorial on ‘Our top 8 blend elements – bringing them to life’.

      This webinar is relevant to high achieving working mothers and employers alike. It is highly solutions orientated and full of simple, effective tips for businesses and leaders to support working mothers and ultimately Keep Women In.

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    • IFLR Women in Business Law: Unconscious Bias IFLR Women in Business Law: Unconscious Bias Harish Bhayani of PRM Diversity Consultants, Danielle Myles of IFLR Recorded: May 18 2015 1:00 pm UTC 56 mins
    • IFLR Women in Business Law Group members are invited to join a webinar on unconscious bias. Topics include:
      *Understanding what unconscious bias is and explore causes and effects
      * Stereotype threat and organisational bias: concepts to understand in the workplace
      * Exploring implications for women working in law
      * Techniques for anticipating and mitigating the risks

      The webinar will be led by Harish Bhayani, founder and senior partner of PRM Diversity Consultants www.prmdiversityconsultants.co.uk. Harish, a former Big Four consultancy Practice Leader, has specialised as a diversity consultant, trainer and researcher since 2001. His expertise is grounded in some 20 years of prior experience working in large corporations, developing leading edge initiatives in unconscious bias. He is a trustee at homelessness charity Crisis a member of the Diversity Working Group at the CIPR and a volunteer business adviser at the charity Young Enterprise.

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    • Women in Woodworking: Breaking Down the Barriers Women in Woodworking: Breaking Down the Barriers Ann Jackson (Rockler Woodworking and Hardware), RH Lee (Offerman Woodshop) Recorded: Jul 9 2015 6:00 pm UTC 44 mins
    • The woodworking industry has long been composed of a predominantly male demographic, but over the past 30 years an increasing number of women have become interested in the woodworking field and how they can become a part of it - whether that be by adopting it as a hobby, working in the professional production of wood and wood products or entering into management and ownership. The recent explosion of DIY and Maker Culture in American society has begun to motivate its people to go back and work with their hands again like those that came before us did, and we can clearly see that having an impact on the industry today.

      In addition to - or possibly because of - the aforementioned cultural movements that have been growing their reach for more than a decade in the United States, we've begun to see woodworking collectives and community woodshops popping up everywhere. These organizations allow for woodworkers to sharpen their talents and use larger and more expensive equipment when it might otherwise not be available to them. Some, like Offerman Wood Shop, employ independent contractors to create custom furniture pieces for private clients as well as items that are sold in other avenues and other, smaller shops may simply provide a place for DIY'ers to try their hand at woodworking projects.

      After several years of struggling, the woodworking industry is again starting to grow and with that growth comes new technologies, new ideas and new kinds of employees. The future of woodworking will likely depend on intelligence, creativity and motivation as primary character traits rather than the more purely physical ones that were required before machinery and automation became as advanced as they are today and will be tomorrow. How can we continue to fan the flames and attract more women to the industry? This conversation between several intelligent, creative and motivated women that work in the industry will touch upon that and many other points of discussion.

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    • Making More Room for Women in the Financial Planning Profession Making More Room for Women in the Financial Planning Profession Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, Consumer Advocate for CFP Board Recorded: Sep 10 2014 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    • In 2013, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards launched the Women’s Initiative to understand the reasons for the persistent low numbers of women CFP® professionals. Women comprise approximately 23% of the certificant base, a number which is somewhat lower than the 31% representation by women within the broader financial advisory profession. What’s more, the percentage of CFP® professionals who are women has not changed for over a decade, even as the profession itself has grown and become well established in the financial marketplace.

      This presentation will discuss the ground-breaking research, both qualitative and quantitative, conducted by CFP Board. Focus-group participants and survey respondents were drawn from virtually every demographic group with a stake in the discussion of women’s professional status in financial planning. These groups included students in academic and certificate financial planning programs, educators, students pursuing finance-related majors, women and men in financial services both with and without the CFP certification, firm executives and recruiters, even clients of financial advisors who were asked about the role of gender in their choice of advisor.

      Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, Consumer Advocate for CFP Board and a member of the Women’s Initiative Advisory Planning, will highlight the major findings from the research, as well as discuss the business case for more female CFP® professionals. Most important of all, she will share the recommendations of the WIN Advisory Panel for attracting and retaining more women CFP® professionals, in terms of what can be done today, tomorrow, and into the longer-term future to bring gender parity to the financial planning profession.

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    • Women in Cyber Security Women in Cyber Security Chanel Suggs, IT Security Manager, Professor and Advisory board member, EC-Council Recorded: Jan 27 2016 4:00 pm UTC 47 mins
    • The future for women in Cyber Security is NOW.

      Despite the growing demand and tremendous opportunities in the job market, cyber security remains an area where there is a significant shortage of skilled professionals regionally, nationally and internationally.

      At EC-Council University we want to empower and recognize women who are results-driven and able to manage multiple disparate tasks while leading groups to achieve positive outcomes and astonishing professional successes.

      Even worse, women’s representation in this male-dominated field of security is alarmingly low. Women are detail oriented with an analytical mind that quickly assess and achieve solutions to the most difficult problems, prioritizing and executing in a rapid, dynamic environment.

      “At EC-Council University we wish to highlight these prestigious women and set examples for others to follow suit.”

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