#WhyWait – Driving Gender-balance and New Opportunities for Women Today
Last year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, best known for the annual Davos gatherings, added 47 years to the time necessary to reach workplace equality. According to the WEF, in 2017, gender parity ‘shifted into reverse” and it will take 217 YEARS for disparities in the pay and employment opportunities of men and women to end. It is the first time since 2006 that “slow but steady progress” toward parity has halted.
Join this interactive session to learn more about
- The factors that will help us close the gender pay gap
- The new opportunities available to women today
About the Speaker:
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. In 2010 Bobbie was named one of the “Ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community.”
RecordedMar 6 201839 mins
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80% of developers don’t feel it’s their responsibility if unethical products go live. Are they right?
This episode of WIT: Women in Touch features a conversation among women in tech who believe this majority is not right. As a follow up to July's Coed: Ethics conference, a London tech ethics conference, we're grabbing a cuppa and sitting down with women who are actively working on the ethics surrounding data science, decision making, scaling, coding, the psychology and motivation behind it all.
Who should join? While our guests are awesome women in tech, the cases of Facebook, Uber and Volkswagen are not just isolated incidents and everyone at any level at any company faces ethical decisions every day. We think everyone can benefit from joining this discussion live or listening to the recording after! Applying a framework or an action plan to consider the ethical implications of your work is a business best practice.
This week's guests:
Yanqing Cheng - high-scale networking systems engineer with MetaSwitch Networks - a job mixing forward-looking ideas with decades-old protocols, which provides constant insights into the balancing act between innovation and stability. She is fascinated by machine learning and future tech, and its impact on ethical decision making.
Anne Currie - part of the tech industry for nearly 25 years working on giant C servers and distributed systems in the 90s, eCommerce services in the noughts and DevOps and infrastructure in this decade. She is interested in the evolution of the tech industry, and of the devs who work in it. Founder of the Coed Ethics tech ethics conference.
Emma Prest - sits on the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and on the board of Sum of Us. She was previously a program coordinator at Tactical Tech, providing hands-on help for activists using data in campaigning. She's now the executive director at DataKind UK.
Abigail Barnes, Author of Time Management for Entrepreneurs
This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Masterclass Series.
Do you often become overwhelmed because of all the things you have going on in your life? Do you wish you could be more confident in your endeavours but see yourself continuing to take on more and more?
Join this Masterclass where you will learn:
-How to stop feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list
-How to prioritise your activities
-How to avoid distractions & maintain focus
Abigail Barnes is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of Time Management for Entrepreneurs, a book that helped thousands of readers learn how to prioritise their time and resources, increase their efficiency and create more of the results they want.
Abigail understands human motivation and uses her life-changing wake-up call to inspire, motivate, and show audiences how they can transform their lives and results in turning fear of change into their foundation for success.
Jessica Gulick, CEO of Katzcy & Gail Ball, Managing Partner of Chestnut Street Ventures
Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing technology market areas. Women-owned technology companies are right in the midst of cybersecurity innovation by delivering products and solutions that protect consumers and businesses from ever-changing threats. Are you looking to help one of these companies grow by investing in their solutions? Perhaps you want to get in early and be a part of their mission to protect and prevent? If you answered yes, please join Jessica Gulick, Owner of Katzcy Consulting, and Gail Ball, Managing Partner of Chestnut Street Ventures, in a 30-minute webinar as they share their insights on identifying and investing in these exciting and fast-growing women-owned firms.
As a Spiritual Entrepreneur, it is your mission to help others through your beautiful work.
However, often you use that much energy helping to enlighten and heal the lives of others that you put your own self care and energy on the back burner. You end up ill because you have pushed yourself beyond you energetic boundary just to help 'one more client'. Just to enlighten the life of one more person.
That client then becomes your breaking point and you sinking into a low energy vibe because you have nothing left to give. This even turns to illness in some cases. Burnout can be anything from a continual spate of illness to mental, emotional, physical and spiritual exhaustion.
This is caused by prolonged stress of not being able to meet demand and pushing yourself to the brink.
In this free webinar, Gemma will share with you how to:
-Avoid burnout by recognising your limits
-Find ways to be your own self care first whilst still lighting up the lives of your clients
-Help your clients to heal without the need to drain yourself in the process
-Balance work and family to allow yourself to live the most fulfilling life you want to.
-Still achieve everything you want in your business by using energetic healing techniques that take less than 5 minutes daily.
We all need people who can help us sharpen specific strengths or navigate through certain environments and problem areas. Whether it’s our professional careers, marriages, parenting, spiritual growth, personal disciplines, or hobbies, a mentor can make the difference in marginal success and major success.
Yet, all mentors are not the same. How do you find a mentor and better yet, how to find the BEST mentor for you? Where there are incredible benefits associated with mentoring, choosing the wrong mentor can be damaging to your career and personal life. To gain the most out of a mentoring relationship, you must be selective in who you choose as a mentor.
In this webinar, you will learn:
•Six criteria to selecting a next-step mentor
•The critical difference among mentoring coaching, and sponsoring
•How to be the best mentee
•Success tips for reverse mentoring
Tana M. Session | Speaker/Coach/Consultant | TanaMSession.com
Attendees will learn the top proven techniques required to help them develop and implement a true branding strategy to help propel them to their next level of success. This webinar is beneficial to both career-focused individuals and entrepreneurs.
Claire Agutter, Simone Jo Moore, Sally Bogg, Elisabeth Thomas, Andrea Kis
Join Claire Agutter, Simone Jo Moore, Sally Bogg, Elisabeth Thomas and Andrea Kisfor an open, honest discussion about the opportunities, lessons and challenges found in a career in ITSM. From entering the industry, to forging a career and making a difference, this one-off panel discussion will explore all facets of being a woman in ITSM in 2018.
As leaders, our role is to support and serve others so they can grow, be challenged and become the leaders of themselves and others we need them to be. With the responsibility of leadership, come both the satisfaction of seeing others’ achievements but also, the difficulty of dealing with those who are reluctant to change.
Many recent studies show that self-awareness is one of the most important qualities we can develop in ourselves and others. Our self-awareness allows us to step outside of ourselves so that we can fully focus on giving others the opportunity to reflect and change. As we recognize that change is never easy, we need to handle conversations in a sensitive, yet outcome-focused manner if they are to have the desired effect of helping others grow and develop their own self-awareness.
The magic of growth happens when we step out of comfort zone and Dominique Mas believe that everyone deserves a chance to be shown how to get there! As leaders, we can provide this chance through conversation as we show a growth mindset for ourselves and others.
In this webinar, you will:
-Learn to frame difficult conversations in a non-threatening, yet powerful way to ensure a strong impact
-Reflect on how to prepare yourself for the conversation
-Reflect on how to prepare the other person for the conversation
-Gain tools to stay in control during the situation and follow up to ensure the outcome is clear and solution focused.
Julia Wojnar, Founder & President, Unleash Your Presence
The ability to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively is a critical skill for any employee or entrepreneur who wants to impact their audience, make more sales, and leave a lasting legacy. Public speaking remains one of the fastest and easiest ways to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. Yet it is still a struggle for many to clarify their message and communicate it with their audience in an engaging way.
This webinar will help participants discover how to clarify their Big Idea and utilize the secrets of stagecraft so they can present powerfully in any speaking scenario.
Julia Wojnar is the Founder of Unleash Your Presence where she helps professionals develop resilience, speaking, and communication skills to tackle tough decisions and express their ideas clearly and confidently. She has honed her own speaking skills with over fifteen years of experience on stage speaking and performing, in addition to her formal training in Communications from Ithaca College. She has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Solopreneur Hour on Grant Cardone’s Whatever It Takes Network, Savvy Central Radio (a syndicate of iHeartRadio), J.Kelly Hoey’s Innovator Insights series, among others. Nowadays, she speaks and delivers live and virtual trainings to help her clients bridge the gap between their brilliant idea and their ability to communicate it powerfully.
What are you doing to make sure your office is diverse and welcoming? Diversity in the work environment is proven to promote acceptance, respect, and teamwork, embracing differences in race, age, gender, native language, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, and communication styles among employees. Movements like #metoo has us talking about this more in certain industries and at a systemic level, but what can we do as individuals in the workplace? Grab your drink and sit down to join us for what's sure to be an engaging episode of WIT: Women in Touch, when women trying to make a change are going to share their advice for how you can too, whether you are in a position to attract and hire talent or you are struggling to overcome these barriers. And, once diversity is increased at your office or university, what can you do to make it work?
Why should you join? Let's start with some facts because the status quo is unacceptable:
April 10 marks Equal Pay Day for women in the US (the infamous 78 cents on the dollar), but we are choosing to hold our discussion on diversity and pay gaps on August 8, following Equal Pay Day for black women in the US.
Women in tech make on average $40,000 less a year than their male counterparts. Women of color in tech in particular often lack the support channels and feel ostracized in their roles.
This discussion is in part a follow-up to our first episode which focused on the Working Mom. Mothers end up earning about 40% less than what their childless female counterparts earn over a lifetime. The pay gap between white women and black women is the fastest growing income inequality there is, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute. This gap has grown from 6% in 1979 to 19% today, and it's growing directly alongside greater inequality.
The main reason to join is this isn't just an esoteric conversation, but a practical one that gives everyone practical ways to make a change, no matter what her or his role is.
Annik Petrou, Talent Scout & Founder at www.speakerexpress.co.uk.
This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Masterclass Series.
How come we are fine having a 1-2-1 conversation but get incredibly nervous in front of many?
This session will present you some of the most powerful techniques in order to control nerves and come across as confident in front of any audience. We will be looking into techniques in order to control nerves and come across as confident in front of any audience.
Learn tools easy to implement and techniques to improve your impact & presence. Confidence and courage are so important because how you see yourself is how others will see you too. In the world of psychology, there is no one size fits all solution for those fears but wouldn't it be a great world if insecurities made us more attractive? Until this happens, let's explore ways on how to deal with judgement and everything else getting in your way to speak up.
Corinne Worsley, Life Transformation Coach and Creator of the Feminine Truth Revolution
Do you ever feel like your life isn't your own? Do you find yourself saying yes to things when you really want to say no? Are you tired of going along with what everybody else wants just to keep the peace?
Even the most assertive of us will sometimes catch ourselves doing things simply to please others. It's not always a bad thing but when it gets out of hand it can feel like we have no control over our own life.
In this session you'll discover what people pleasing is, why we do it and how we can break the cycle. This will be an interactive session in which Life Transformation Coach Corinne Worsley will share her thoughts, experiences and know how to help you get clear on the impact people pleasing is having on your life, why you do it and to give you practical ways to put a stop to it before you lose your mind.
You'll leave this session armed with the tools you need to put you back in the driver's seat of your life.
This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Masterclass Series.
Raising Investment for your early stage business is a big decision. Whilst the process itself is gruelling, managing investors once they are on board has its own set of challenges.
Although investment can feel like “free money”, it is in fact the most expensive cash you’ll ever raise, as the returns investors expect, along with the rights and privileges you must be prepared to grant them, can be very onerous to a startup.
Indeed investors can make or break a business, and having a brilliant, supportive investor who shares your vision is gold dust and can propel you to the next level.
Join our webinar with Jessica Dick, co-founder of Five Years Time, a company focused on supporting founders to get investment ready and navigate the minefield of the fundraising process.
The webinar will present the different types of funding that are available to early stage businesses, and will focus on the key characteristics of angel investors and Venture Capital.
The webinar will then explore the concept of "Smart Money" and will give you some examples of what to expect once the investment has come in. Finally we will give you tips around what to look for in an investor, what questions to ask and how to set up the relationship from the start to ensure smooth sailing.
Being able to speak in front of an audience with passion, integrity and enthusiasm is a vital skill for any person in business. However, the idea of giving a presentation makes many people break out into a cold sweat of apprehension.
Effective public speaking, pitching and presenting is about getting your message across. It’s not just about engaging your audience with what you have to say; it’s also about how you say it.
In this session, you will discover eleven top tips that help you to deliver a perfect presentation every time.
Regardless of the profession, how well you communicate with either make or break your professional image. How you communicate directly influences how others view your work and performance—as well as your prospects for career advancement and mobility.
If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. In this two-part series, Yvette shares the Five Principles and Five Practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting, including:
•Finding Common Ground
•Keeping Your Communication Simple
•Capturing People’s Interest
•Staying Authentic in all Your Relationships
The ability to connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching your full potential. It’s no secret! Connecting is a skill you can learn and apply in your personal, professional, and family relationships- and you can start now by taking this course!
Rebecca’s work is based on one simple principle, thoughts = behaviour = results. What and how you think impacts literally everything you do.
How you think and feel about yourself, your business and the people you work with has an incredibly powerful impact on the results you achieve, which in turn makes it incredibly important to take control of your mindset.
Attendees will walk away from the event having learnt:
- how your brain works for and against you
- easy hacks to reprogram yourself for success
- mindset tricks to unlock your best self
Rebecca will share her insights to help you develop the confidence to take on the challenges of growing a business and stepping into the unknown. She will help you to create clarity, energy and the drive to think bigger, unlock business potential and create a plan that drives profit and growth.
Ali Golds, Growth Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author
Ali Golds is a survivor. Having experienced childhood abuse, an attempt on her life, a shocking marriage breakdown, and a spell in a women's refuge after escaping an abusive partner, Ali overcame it all to become a best-selling author, UK government adviser, motivational speaker, and charity founder; and was named as one of UK broadsheet The Independent's 20 Extraordinary Women of 2017.
Of all the skills and traits that she has developed through her many challenges, Ali lists overcoming bone deep fear – the kind that reduces your life to literally just breathing (and, sometimes, even that can be a struggle) – as the one that ultimately enabled her to achieve a level of success that most people can only imagine.
Join her on July 26th to hear more about her incredible story, her fightback against fear, and the key strategies she used to get to where she is today.
Simon Alexander Ong, Life & Executive Coach, Business Strategist and Public Speaker
Our host Simon Alexander Ong helps leaders, entrepreneurs and organisations transcend perceived limitations so they can see just how powerful and gifted they truly are.
In addition to working with clients as a coach and business strategist, Simon has been featured in a number of well-known publications (Forbes, The Huffington Post, Virgin, Harvard Business Review) and regularly speaks at international events and conferences around the topics of leadership, entrepreneurship and success.
In this webinar, you will learn…
Why focus is today’s IQ
How some get more accomplished in days than others do in months
How what you focus on can impact the trajectory of your business and career
Why the majority are not focused and what you can do to separate yourself from them
The power of questions in moving us from a place of limitation to that of abundance and possibilities
How to optimise your environment to raise your levels of productivity, happiness and overall ability to focus
The importance of personal energy management and how this influences your productivity
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.