Table for 6 Topics
Being Assertive Without Being a B*****
How can you be assertive without coming across like a total B?
Most of us feel empowered and thankful to have women by our sides, women to support us, lead us, and on our teams. Depending on the group, this can create a dynamic force, or, depending on what is going on, can be a breeding ground for cattiness. Do you find yourself being catty with your colleagues? Does it impede the goals of the group? How do you manage it, and how can you come together to resolve it ... whether it's you or another?
There’s nothing to stop women from playing golf, but many don’t. Salesmen and c-suite have enjoyed using golf and sporting events as a client relationship-building tool for years. It seems silly, but for those who don’t play, it could give counterparts who do play an advantage in business relationships. How does golf/sports affect your sales and relationships vs. our male counterparts? What engagement activities do you with clients?
Discrimination (s) That Saleswomen Face
Being a woman in sales can create situations of discrimination in ways outside (or in addition to) racial or religious discrimination. This discussion is to share experiences and discuss ways navigate these scenarios.
In today’s current world, there’s been a push to embrace authenticity yet many women struggle with taking this full on, especially as they battle imposter syndrome in their workplace. We’ll discuss stories and strategies to practice letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we truly are.
Taking a Seat at the Table
As Women we are sometimes challenged by our male counterparts to be recognized for a role. This discussion will be focused on how we overcome this obstacle and how do we take our seat at the table.
Women and Competition
Why do women feel the need to compete with one another? Why is normal, healthy conflict between women often seen as a catfight? And what steps can we take to eliminate or resolve these feelings/situations?
Your Career is a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder
Stats have shown that people change careers roughly 5-7 times in their lifetime. Gone are the days where people spend 40 years of their career with one company. In an age where networking and building personal relationships is the norm, many will find that their career does not need to be a linear path. It’s more about looking for opportunities that allow you to grow, impact and have a mission. “Move sideways, move down, move on, move of. Build your skills, not your resume.” -Sheryl Sandberg