I am proud to share with you that WIE (Women: Inspiration Enterprise) will be hosting its 2013 Symposium in NYC on September 20th - 21st!
The fourth annual WIE Symposium is approaching soon! This year's theme The Female Advantage has got me thinking in the recent weeks about how being a women has and will affect my career. What are my strengths? What makes me unique? How can we harness these as women while stil being effective and authentic.
This years line up includes some of the most dynamic leaders around. "Everything from business, fashion, philanthropy, politics and entertainment on topics such as Leveraging Your Personal Brand, The Spirit of Competition, Thinking Outside the Box, Tech: The New Frontier and Women Making the News. And partake in useful master-classes that range from Executive Presence and Media Training to Negotiation skills and Leveraging Your Network."
While I don't personally believe that we should define ourself as being a women, but I do think it is naive to not recognize that by connecting, learning, and inspiring other women we can encourage a future of women leaders and progressive movement.
A friend recently said at lunch that as women we are "do-ers" rather than "delegators". We often are the ones in business and life to take on a heavy workload with out complaining, taking perfectionism to a place that gives us no advantage, and puts us behind the scenes rather than in front of them. Join in the discussion with us. How have successful women leveraged their natural abilities to "do" and maximize their potential?
Take some time and invest in yourself. Tickets are going fast so dont delay! Feel free to contact me with questions and for group rates (5+ tickets)!
Recently I was lucky enough to stumble upon my lastest startup love Levo League, a community of professional women looking to network, find mentors, and learn from others. I was sold while reading their purpose, but after seeing their upcoming "Office Hours with Warren Buffet" they would be streaming live, I knew they were serious about their mission.
I have never been one to complain about the role of women in the workplace and dwell on inequalities. I work in tech, and women are certainly rare, but i refuse to let the male dominate culture soften my opinion or work. That being said, I find great power and energy in connecting with successful women, learning from them, and hopefully imparting small wisdom on others.
Warren is an advocate for women in the workplace. Even a recent article on CNN Money was titled, Warren Buffet is bullish... on Women. In his live Levo interview that aired yesterday he discusses everything from his mentor/mentee relationship with the late Katharine Graham, to the "fun house mirror" effect, to the importance of loving what you do everyday. While none of his comments strike me as particularly novel (for him), his tone and honesty with which he says them make them even more meaningful and relatable.
Check out Caroline Ghosn's (founder of Levo League) interview with Warren Buffet here:
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