Networking

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

J. 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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Mastering Civility: The Easiest Way to Boost Your Career | Podcast

Christine PorathClick Play below to listen. 

From talking over others to not saying thank you, rudeness in the workplace can cut deeply and hijack focus. Even if people want to perform well, they can’t. Ultimately incivility hurts the bottom line. In this 30-minute teleclass, Christine Porath, professor of management at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace, will share why it pays to be civil and how you can enhance your influence and effectiveness just by being civil. Everyone who is a manager or aspires to be one must sit in on on this class!
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Anita Hill on What It Will Take to End Sexual Harassment

Anita Hill

It’s been 26 years since Anita Hill raised awareness of sexual harassment with her televised testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee. A national conversation about the problem ensued, as did a fuller understanding of its pervasiveness and unlawfulness. Charges of sexual harassment filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission jumped 50 percent just the year after Hill spoke out.

So is she surprised by recent disclosures about Uber and Fox News? Read More

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Mentorship and Supportive Networks: On Site and On the Mind

From left: Dominique Bonds, Janet Mitrocsak, Shamyune Jones

From left: Dominique Bonds, Janet Mitrocsak, Shamyune Jones

By Deirdre C. Hopkins, Strategic Communications Manager, Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women doesn’t just inspire attendees. It has also inspired the staff members of the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC), which has hosted the Conference for 11 years. Here, reflections about mentoring and supportive networks from several PCC women employees: Read More

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Office Holiday Party Tips

Sarah CooperWhat do you get when you take 15 years of working as a user experience designer for companies such as Google and Yahoo and combine them with keen powers of people-watching and a razor-sharp wit? Answer: Sarah Cooper’s book 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get By Without Even Trying and her blog TheCooperReview.

Of course, it’s those years of toiling away in corporate America that provide the material for Cooper’s satire and make her humor so spot-on and of-the-moment. But during those years, Cooper, like many people, was just earning a living while figuring out how to be paid to pursue her true passion. Read More

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Networking Advice for People Who Feel Awkward Approaching Other People

Rachel SklarLucky for women in tech and new media, Rachel Sklar is not known for being reticent. Once, she even publicly confronted Graydon Carter, editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, about publishing an article that claimed that women aren’t funny.

“I wasn’t as articulate as I would have wanted, but I said my piece and stood my ground,” says Sklar, co-founder of non-profit Change the Ratio and membership organization Theli.st (which both seek to increase women’s access to career opportunities). She adds that she then went home and cried. Read More

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Podcast | Make LinkedIn Work for YOU!

Amanda HealyTime to brush up on your LinkedIn skills? In 30 minutes, Amanda Healy, senior marketing manager and social evangelist at TIBCO Software, teaches you how to use one of the most powerful tools in your personal branding arsenal to its fullest. Tune in to learn her top tips and tricks to • increase your profile strength • strategically grow your network • boost your SEO value • and much more. Discover how to refresh your profile in as little as an hour per week—and reap the big dividends of achieving your personal and professional aspirations.

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Free Teleclass | Make LinkedIn Work for YOU!

Amanda HealyMake LinkedIn Work for YOU!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
1:00 – 1:30 pm

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Special Podcast: Successful Networking (at the Conference and Beyond!) with Laura Schwartz

Laura Schwartz headshot“Our jobs are nine to five, but our careers are 24/7.”

Laura Schwartz, a former director of events at the White House and author of Eat, Drink & Succeed! Climb Your Way to the Top Using the Networking Power of Social Events, shares stories and useful tips for anyone preparing to attend the Conference—or any social event, for that matter. Listen to the 30-minute session, presented by Cisco, below.  Read More

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Going to the Conference? 3 Must-Do’s on LinkedIn

Tabor-KleimansmYou’re about to be in a convention hall full of people, some of whom could help your business, catapult your career or otherwise open doors for you. Logging onto LinkedIn is probably not on your pre-Pennsylvania Conference for Women to-do list. But the giant online networking site is incredibly useful for face-to-face encounters, too, says Susan Tabor-Kleiman, J.D., a LinkedIn profile strategist and owner of Your Professional Writer. Here’s what to do on LinkedIn to ensure that you make valuable connections at the Conference: Read More

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