Is Working at a Nonprofit for You?

Ritu Sharma sqAs 2014 winds down and we all marvel at how quickly the year passed, thoughts about our contributions to the world and humanity inevitably come up. For some of us, these thoughts are passing wishes, but for some they’re deep career regrets.

Whether you are just daydreaming about greener pastures or seriously contemplating a leap over the proverbial fence, here’s what you need to know about the nonprofit sector, from Ritu Sharma, founding president of Women Thrive Worldwide and author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the World. Read More

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Free Teleclass: Successful Networking (at the Conference and Beyond!) with Laura Schwartz

Schwartz, LauraEat, Drink, and Succeed with Laura Schwartz
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm (EDT)

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presented by Cisco Systems

Every social and planned interaction is an opportunity for career development. Based on this philosophy and her book, Eat, Drink & Succeed! Climb Your Way to the Top Using the Networking Power of Social Events, Laura Schwartz will teach conference attendees proven strategies they can immediately put to work to build partnerships and excel both during and in between conference events. Read More

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Podcast: Mentoring Millennials with Lindsey Pollak

Lindsey PollakLindsey Pollak, often called a “translator” among the generations, shares her insights, opinions and the latest research about today’s 20-somethings in this 30-minute recording of her recent teleclass.

Listen below (or read the transcript) to pick up some actionable strategies to harness the power of your Millennial workers.

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Love Your Life Even on Workdays

Gladney-LawanasqFor many of us, the end of the business day just means the beginning of home office hours. So we end up living for the weekend, which is hardly a healthy way of life. “You need to have balance every day in order to rejuvenate your mind and body,” says Lawana Gladney, Ph.D., aka Dr. G, an emotional wellness expert and author of If You’re in the Driver’s Seat, Why Are you Lost? A Roadmap to an Amazing Life. Here’s how—it’s easier than you think. Read More

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Networking Tips for Shy People

Jumoke DadaDoes the prospect of working a room make you hope that there will be wine? Even the smoothest movers and hand-shakers didn’t necessarily start out that way. When Jumoke Dada, CEO of Signature Red and an entrepreneur in Philadelphia who has 3,000 names in her database, attended her first networking event for young professionals, she was so overwhelmed she went to the ladies’ room to give herself a pep talk. “I know this sounds weird, but I started to dance to get myself pumped,” she says. Read More

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Be a Woman Who Dares: Free Teleclass with Gail Sheehy—October 28

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Women Who Dare
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1:00 to 1:30 PM (EDT)

You’ve got the brains, the talent, the resourcefulness, the passion. You’re just a little short on the courage it takes to put your great idea into action or otherwise pursue your dream. Gail Sheehy, author of Passages and Daring: My Passages, can help you make that leap of faith, whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, artist or CEO. Read More

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Katharine Powell: “This Can’t Work…”

Powell, Katharineby Katharine Powell, program manager, community & employee engagement, Suffolk Construction

The following is a featured entry in our Share Your Story contest, which celebrates our 10-year anniversary with stories from past attendees.

I work in an industry dominated primarily by men. I work in construction. No, I don’t wear a hard hat or Timberland boots, but I know amazing women who do. Read More

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How to Duplicate the Viral Success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Kerry McManamaBy Kerry H. McManama

What began several months ago as a challenge among friends has engaged more than 2.4 million people via the power of social media and earned more than $41 million for a worthy cause. Why has the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge gone viral? Here are five key elements you can use to engage and excite people—and duplicate this super-successful cause marketing initiative. Read More

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Mentoring Millennials—Free Teleclass with Lindsey Pollak September 16

Lindsey PollakMentoring Millennials
Tuesday, September 16th
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT

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How much do you know about your Millennial employees (those born approximately between 1982 and 2000, also known as Generation Y)? What motivates them? Why do they spend so many hours texting? What are ways you can mentor them towards success?

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Shift into Fall with Tory Johnson—Free Teleclass September 9

Tory Johnson headshotShift into Fall
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

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Tory Johnson’s The Shift chronicles a very personal journey sparked by a candid conversation with one of her TV bosses that led her to make the biggest shift of her career—and ultimately led her to a better life both professionally and personally. While this may have been her biggest one yet, Tory is no stranger to shifts—she is the ideal model to illustrate the success one can achieve when willing to be flexible, adapt and reinvent with the times.

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