Alison Young

2018 Session | ENCORE | Get Paid What You’re Worth

Women are the majority of today’s college graduates, but less than a quarter make it past middle management. And we are being paid 80% of what men make. Now is the time to change this staggering reality. Whether you’re interviewing for a new job or want a raise in a current one, this panel of experts will discuss how to prepare, best ways to present yourself, and what to say … [ more ]

Office Hours: Help for When a Colleague Makes More Than You

You just found out that a coworker is paid more than you. But the two of you have the same job. What should you do? You could call your network (and you should). You could also read our new column, “Office Hours,” where we’ll be posing your burning career questions to our board members and other Conference for Women friends. Here’s what four business leaders from our boards would recommend … [ more ]

2017 Session | ENCORE | Strategies to Win: Tackling the Invisible Barriers to YOUR Success

When women work to break the glass ceiling, they are more likely to rely on hard work and obtaining outside qualifications than engaging in networking, negotiation and office politics, which can often seem unnecessary and a waste of time. But, recognizing the importance of these strategies can be the first step in advancing your career and a lack of willingness to engage can negatively impact your success. Attendees will overcome … [ more ]

2016 Session | How to Lead…When You’re Not in Charge

Are leaders born or made? Leadership has nothing to do with positional authority and everything to do with how well you influence outcomes and inspire others. This session shares action-oriented practices that allow you to lead and impact change even if you are not “in charge”. Dive deeper with leadership expert Courtney Lynch, who will draw on her personal experience and share the core behaviors of influential leadership: credibility, authenticity, … [ more ]

Six Steps to More Effective Decision-Making

By Alison Young, Executive Director, Drexel University’s Institute for Strategic Leadership at LeBow College of Business In our complex, fast-paced, data-deluged world, making effective decisions in a timely manner can be a real challenge. It’s an important leadership skill though, and decision science majors are on the rise at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. “Data—in the form of numbers, text, audio, video and social media—helps us make better decisions,” … [ more ]

Leadership Lessons—Smarter Networking

By Alison Young, Executive Director of Drexel University’s Institute for Strategic Leadership at LeBow College of Business. Networking matters most when you need it least. And most women at some point in their careers have had a need to activate their professional network. When you’re looking for that next great job, raising money for your new venture or even seeking a new board member to advise your growing company, you should … [ more ]