November 2017 Newsletter

The New Networking Roadmap: Building the Relationships You Need to Succeed | Podcast

Kelly HoeyClick Play below to listen. 

In this hyper-connected world, where everyone is posting, liking and friending fast and furiously, are you actually leveraging your connections successfully? In this 30-minute teleclass, networking expert J. Kelly Hoey will provide some of her innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, long-lasting kind that is mutually beneficial. Master the social tools at your disposal, and never clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and endless informational interviews again! Read More

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Career Advice from One of the Most Accessible Executives in Boston

By Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer, Rapid7

Chief marketing officer at Rapid7, Carol Meyers is a local legend in the Boston entrepreneurial community. She has played senior leadership roles at LogMeIn, Unica, Shiva, Lotus and GE, and she serves on the board of directors for Emarsys and MineralTree, as well as plays an advisor role to SocialRep and WordStream. Still, she feels she has not done enough.

“I want to keep learning. I want to try new things,” Meyers says. “I have always been driven by a desire to create something, to drive growth, to make things happen. This has not diminished over time, though I have developed a tad more patience.”

She has also gained invaluable insights and wisdom about work and the choices women face. Here, she reflects back on her career and shares her career advice. Read More

An Expanded Definition of Workplace Diversity

By Renee Connolly, Head of Global Life Science Communications & Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

As has been well established, inclusive and diverse cultures are better positioned to adapt, grow and thrive in a changing business environment. After all, “any company’s greatest asset is its people,” says Lisa Walsh, regional controller at EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Diversity is generally defined as people from different cultures and backgrounds, and increasingly includes women specifically in leadership positions. However, at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, diversity of mindset and location are important differentiators. In a science- and technology-driven environment, where we need to anticipate and follow opportunities across market regions, these two elements, when combined, facilitate good decision-making. They also ensure that we have the indigenous local perspective along with the strategic “big picture” required of a globally integrated enterprise.   Read More

Bethenny Frankel’s Truths

Many of us think of Bethenny Frankel as the fast-talking, forthright reality TV star with brains and balls to spare. After all, not only did she seize the marketing opportunities of her fame and time on TV, selling books and Skinnybrand cocktails, she then sold the Skinnygirl Margarita brand for a reported $120 million—and kept the licensing rights to the Skinnygirl brand, which she has built into an empire.

Yet in the past several months, an additional aspect of Frankel has come to national light: her extraordinary humanitarianism. Last September, on her own dime, she helicoptered to a rural town in Mexico to raise awareness of the earthquake’s devastation there. Then she went to post-Harvey Houston and delivered $300,000 worth of relief supplies, which had been raised by her organization B Strong, an initiative through Dress for Success. And then she became a one-woman rescue mission to Puerto Rico, first chartering planes to deliver relief supplies and bring back elderly and ailing citizens and then arranging for a cargo ship that can carry 15 million pounds of generators, food and other necessities. Read More

Free Teleclass | Minimize Stress and Maximize Your Wallet this Holiday Season

Minimize Stress and Maximize Your Wallet this Holiday Season
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
1:00-1:30 pm

Eventbrite - Minimize Stress and Maximize Your Wallet this Holiday Season (Free Teleclass with Tiffany Aliche)

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