What does it take to become a thought leader? To be seen as the expert or the authority in your field? What will it take to get that next promotion? Or a new job? Or a board seat?
Often, nothing more than the willingness to speak up and share your thoughts and experiences in public.
Employers have always valued the employee who speaks well. Public speaking is, and always will be, an important skill, and well worth developing. But speaker training itself is only part of the puzzle.
Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Innovation Women, a new model speaker’s bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women. The company helps connect women with event managers looking for speakers, panelists, moderators and presenters, especially for industry conferences and events. Carlton will talk about:
- The many different options for speaking opportunities. It’s not just the lone speaker with a formal presentation.
- How to find and secure speaking engagements that support your goals AND comfort level, as well as your company’s needs.
- How to leverage speaking engagements for career advancement
- Three things you can do to nail your next speaking engagement.
RecordedJan 31 201848 mins
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Kathryn Jackson, Leadership Coach and Author, careerbalance Ltd
Wellbeing at work is a seriously hot topic around the world; but what if our significant focus on food, fitness and yoga to tackle this was preventing us from truly making a long-term difference? Women in business are often the ones who focus on helping other people grow (and stay) resilient…supporting partners, children and extended family members - and I think it’s time we learned how to become resilience ninjas. If we’re going to step into the world of “Continuously Awesome” then we need new strategies and resources to help us enjoy the ride.
Learn about the importance of emotional honesty as a foundation for true resilience.
Explore how your levels of self-care influence your ability to re-energize and stay strong.
Consider how having the right sort of connections play a part in your ability to flourish.
Reflect on how you have been learning (and changing) along your journey to resilience already.
If you’re ready for finding new ways to overcome obstacles to your success, and hungry to understand how to build and maintain strength then this is the webinar for you.
During this webinar we will:
Consider what wellbeing and resilience actually is, and how it impacts us at work
Understand what it takes to be resilient in our workplaces so we can more confidently navigate the change and uncertainty that exists in our business world every day.
Learn about a toolkit of resources for better management of wellbeing and resilience at work.
Holacracy® is a self-management system that empowers team members to make informed, effective and meaningful decisions about their work.
The Holacracy practice includes a carefully-designed set of rules that ensure each decision is made in alignment with your company’s True North.
This practical webinar offers an introduction to the Holacracy practice. It’s for anyone interested in conscious leadership, going Teal, the future of work, distributed authority, taking blockchain principles into the organization itself, or the principles of conscious capitalism.
Pat Patel, Money20/20 | Drew Graham, Standard Chartered Bank | Megan Caywood, Starling Bank
Innovation has quickly become an overused and distorted word. At Money20/20 Europe expect to cut through the hype, explore what measurements we can use to benchmark innovation and get to the heart of sustainable and commercial step change. A key question which has moved back up the C-Level agenda of established; banks, tech companies and payments companies is:
"How can incumbents deliver meaningful game-changing innovation?"
There are three options available for incumbents, and at Money20/20 Europe we’ll be developing deeper into each one:
1. Can organisations transform their cultures to execute true innovation internally within their organisations? (cultural transformation)
2. Perhaps tech transformation is the way forward, partnering or acquisitions to do so?
3. Or do they need to achieve business model transformation by building something entirely new outside of the organisation?
These options are being heavily debated in boardrooms throughout Europe, with a number of high profile banks recently announcing plans to build brand new subsidiaries. Some of the traditional banks, payments and tech companies are pursuing a few or all of the options while others are sitting on the fence. Which is most effective and why? What are the dynamics at play that determine success for different types of companies? Hear from the leading companies in our industry as they share their incisive insight on the successes but also the failures and the lessons learned.
Drew Graham, Director, Fintech Strategy & Engagement, Standard Chartered Bank
Megan Caywood, Chief Platform Officer, Starling Bank,
Hosted by Pat Patel, Content Director - Europe + Asia, Money20/20
Amechi Udo, Career Change Strategist, Your Career Matters
Imagine. After countless applications and rejections, you have finally landed an interview for your ideal job. However, your excitement and delight quickly turns to dread. You have not had an interview for a while - possibly never. How an earth should you start to prepare for the most important moment in your career to date? On this webinar you will learn proven, practical steps you can take to present yourself confidently, clearly and professionally at your next interview.
This webinar is for you if you are experiencing any of the following:
- You are regularly not making it through first round interviews
- You are failing to get job offers after interviews
- You have not had an interview for a while and need to update your knowledge and skills
This will be an interactive webinar. Come and get your questions answered live.
With devices constantly pinging and stealing our attention and flow, and ever increasing demands on our time from all quarters, it can feel hard at times to stay calm, keep your energy up and maximise the use of your time to get everything you want done.
So often when you ask friends and colleagues how they are, they they snap back that they are 'tired', 'stressed', 'got far too much on to fit into the day' or even 'can't stop to chat, must keep going' usually with a big sigh and a look of slight panic or despair on their face. Instead of being one of those people, wouldn't it be amazing to feel energised, to feel calm and to know how to stay productive so that you feel in control of your professional and personal life?
Take an hour out and reflect on
- What eats away at and what creates energy, so that you can feel full of bounce when it matters most to you.
- Ways to stay calm no matter what, and how to understand triggers and behaviours that destroy your calm.
- Productivity hacks, including examining whether it really is possible to multitask or whether it's all just a myth.
Participate in a global visioning exercise. George Kinder, internationally-recognized thought leader and father of the financial Life Planning movement, invites you to Life Plan civilization!
Imagine a thousand generations in the future where there is a Golden Civilization. What does it look like? Feel Like? How do people communicate, exchange goods, and govern themselves? Bring your wildest ideas and most personal values to a conversation about what could be. Let’s paint a vision of the future and then ask ourselves “How can we live into that vision now?”
This BrightTALK is one of hundreds of conversations happening globally since the launch of Kinder’s latest book, A Golden Civilization and the Map of Mindfulness (available for pre-order on Amazon now and for purchase March 4, 2019). The grassroots movement of community conversations asks attendees to vision a Golden Civilization and then work to establish it now.
Be part of the movement that is changing the world one conversation at a time. With George Kinder as the conversation facilitator, you’ll practice inner listening, hear the perspectives of others worldwide, share your own perspective, and together you’ll create a vision statement that captures the kind of future you want for yourselves and your grandchildren. With a clear and energizing vision of a Golden Civilization, Kinder will challenge you and each member of the group to think of how you can live into this vision now. Offering no judgement to the steps participants choose, Kinder values each contribution and demonstrates the art of empathic listening. At the end of the conversation, participants are invited to host their own conversations with friends, family, or any group they represent. More resources are available at www.agoldencivilization.com.
“Golden Civilizations radiate from the light inside each of us, Delivering freedom and modeling integrity in all things.” – George Kinder, A Golden Civilization and the Map of Mindfulness
The world of tech entrepreneurship is a rough & tumble one. And women entrepreneurs have it even tougher, with female founders historically securing less than 2.2% of all venture capital. As a solo female founder of a data analytics company, Erin Michelson had successfully navigated this environment and will share what is working for her. The discussion will focus on specific steps to take as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey and build a roadmap of success.
Erin Michelson is creator of The Kind Quiz and Founder + CEO of Summery, a data analytics company that builds quantified applications to help companies engage employees and achieve cultural alignment. Erin has been profiled in @BBCTech, @Entrepreneur, @NPR, @NatGeoTraveler, @FoxNews, and @HuffPost. www.summery.ai
Diversity and inclusion starts from the top, however the top is often where the lack of both is most obvious.
Join this panel where our experts will discuss:
-How can we create a more open and inclusive tech industry?
-What are some of the hiring challenges organisations face?
-What can senior executives do to ensure their employees have clear career paths and feel supported?
The only constant thing in both our lives and our careers is changing. Having the ability to adapt to all the obstacles thrown at you is a skill that will no doubt help you become a more effective and successful professional.
Join this session to learn:
-What is agile and how can you implement it into your daily life?
-How to successfully adapt agile methods across different teams and departments
-Picking the right agile method that's right for your organisation
-Agile at the corporate level
-Improving and giving important to softer skills
Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D. Lecturer/Author University of Cambridge (Post Doc Masterclass)
For research to have maximum impact, it can’t languish on a single website or dusty shelf. It can’t blend in with all the other studies being shared.
This keynote will help you take a variety of stages – be they live, recorded, or written – and rock those stages with your findings. You will learn about a variety of dissemination opportunities and strategies to maximize those opportunities to reach varied audiences.
Learn how to move listeners in your next TED Talk, conference, media interview, broadcast. Learn to move readers in your next chapter, paper, book, op-ed, article, or any other venue. Get extra tips and resources for traditionally underrepresented groups so more diverse perspectives are represented in field dialogue. This keynote will help you move people to understand, care about, remember, apply, and tell others about whatever you have discovered.
Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge (Post Doc Masterclass)
The technology industry is one that is robust, complex, and dynamic. However, many forget that there are many career paths that one can take within the industry, and many of these may not be tech-focused.
Join this panel to hear from speakers who will discuss:
-How to make the technology industry inclusive for those who don't want tech-focused roles
-What are the different career paths within tech?
-How can organisations embrace candidates who don't have tech experience?
Beyond societal benefits, improving gender equity is a solid business case. As we celebrate International Women's Day, join these 4 global experts and thought leaders for a comprehensive take on Inclusion and Sustainable Development.
Lee Lam, Managing Director, Lee Lam Consultancy Ltd
Your qualities, strengths and the impact you can have on an organisation can be misunderstood by those around you, leading to frustration on all sides. So why is it that you can see what you are capable of doing, but nobody else can?
In this talk I describe the different ways that we can contribute to organisations and demonstrate why the current strategies of how to get given the respect and gravitas that you deserve may actually be hampering your chances. Be a leader on your terms and have others recognise and appreciate the impact that you can have, given the opportunity.
Amy McLaughlin, Director of Information Services, Oregon State University
Many of the systems, processes, and policies organizations rely upon on a daily basis are binary in nature, while the world we live in is non-binary. As a result, despite our best intentions, our organizations are often unwelcoming to potential customers and employees, and reflect unconscious bias.
This webinar will discuss identifying and recognizing bias in the systems and processes we use every day, and identify strategies for designing systems to be inclusive and welcoming.
Amy McLaughlin found her professional niche when she integrated her commitment education and inclusion with her passion for information security and technology. A 20+ year veteran of state, local, and federal government and education employment with 15 years of management and leadership experience in information technology, information security and data privacy, she is currently serving as the Director of Information Services for Student Health at Oregon State University. Amy is an ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and a CoSN Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL).
Alison Falk, Founder, SexTechSpace & Women In Tech PGH
This talk will be discussing a sector of the tech industry that is often swept under the rug. It will give an introduction to what sextech is and is not, as well as the importance of including it in conferences and meetups in order to validate it as a professional career path.
It will also discuss why keeping sextech in the shadows can lead to harmful outcomes such as objectification, stifled innovation and the possibility of remote sexual assault.
Erica Peterson (Moms Can Code), Theodora Lau (Unconventional Ventures), Richard Liddington (LinkedIn)
Life happens. Whether it's taking a break for health reasons, supporting family members, having children, or for a variety of personal reasons, having a gap in your CV used to be seen as a disadvantage.
Now, many organisations are committed to supporting individuals returning to the workforce as career returners are largely seen as an untapped resource of skills and knowledge.
Join this panel to learn about:
-The logic behind supporting career returners (e.g. life experience, need for skilled workforce especially in ageing countries where you don’t have enough workers)
-What your organisation can do to better support and attract career returners
-For returners: how can you update your skills and feel confident about returning to work
-Tactical steps & examples
Katherine Bryant (The Progress Partnership) Sophie Theen (11FS), Helene Li (GoImpact) , Denise Reed Lamoreaux (Atos)
We've brought together professionals from various industries who will share how they have created an inclusive company culture and how you can too.
Join to learn:
-Figuring out what your company culture is and whether it's where you want to be
-How to bring in different perspectives and ensure every voice is heard and given importance to
-Analysing current workplace processes and structures
-Bridging gaps between employees from different seniority levels
-Educating leaders for top-down inclusivity
Denise Reed Lamoreaux is the Global Chief Diversity Officer at Atos, leading a staff focused on providing a safe, equitable, inclusive environment for our 120,000 employees in 72 countries, with emphasis on balancing our workforce; equipping our leaders with knowledge and information on how to work with a diverse staff and harness creativity; creating opportunities for our employees to develop and advance; attracting talent from all representative groups; and positioning Atos as an ethical, inclusive, and trustworthy partner in the marketplace.
A firm believer in applying market-based solutions to fast track social and environmental impact; and a passionate advocate for Sustainable Finance, Helene is a management consultant by training ( Boston Consulting Group and Willis Towers Watson alumni ) and a seasoned finance industry professional with long tenures in strategic planning and marketing roles at global financial institutions such as J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Lombard Odier, and BNP Paribas Wealth Management.
Having worked in the ultra-high-net-worth space for most of her banking and consulting career, Helene is committed to leveraging the financial power and heart of the 1% to accelerate the impact in helping the 99%. It is in this spirit that she co-founded GoImpact as an action driven ecosystem to connect stakeholders in accelerating the Impact momentum.
When it comes to hiring talent, there is a fine line between creating a diverse and inclusive culture and hiring for positive discrimination. How can organisations get it right?
Join this panel where our experts will discuss:
-What is positive discrimination and how can you know if you're guilty of it?
-What are the protected characteristics hiring managers should be aware of?
-How to encourage and implement positive change and action?
-Analysing your application and hiring process -- is it fair?
-Taking a look at your company culture -- are you happy with how it is and how can you improve?
A wise woman once said, “What difference does it make if you have a seat at the table if you don’t effectively use it?” The literal and proverbial “seat at the table” represents your ability to have a voice in your organization and successfully influence others.
Some women struggle to get to the table. Others experience challenges maximizing their seat when they get there. To expand your influence, make a bigger impact and more effectively achieve your professional goals, you need to make your voice heard. As women, however, many of us struggle to find our voices in the workplace.
With increased confidence, communication skills and political savvy, you can maximize your seat at the table.
- Examine key internal and external challenges facing women as they strive to make their voices heard
- Explore how to maximize your influence before, during and after presenting your ideas
- Discuss actionable strategies to boost your confidence and improve your leadership presence as you engage with others
April Rudin, Hailley Griffiths, Katy Bennett, Errika Moore
A recent report by the BBC showed that 4 in 10 private companies have reported wider pay gaps than last year. Whether it's paying women less than men for the same work or the inability of businesses to fill positions, our panel will share their thoughts on potential solutions to solving the much-debated salary and skills gaps.
Listen in to hear about:
-How can your organisation can close the salary and skills gaps
-The Brexit skills shortage
-How to find talent for in-demand positions
Highlighting women in the workforce, business leaders & entrepreneurs
The state of women in the workplace is constantly evolving. Each year we make new strides to be more inclusive, close the gender pay gap across industries, and promote and support more women in business. This series will outline the current state of the industry, the challenges women are facing in their careers, as well as opportunities and solutions for women climbing the corporate ladder.