Senior Women’s Summit. 2011 Senior Women’s Summit. Welcome : Deanna Kosaraju , Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Senior’s Women Summit Organizing Committee: Linda Apsley , Director, Microsoft Corporation
The 2011 Senior’s Women Summit is generously sponsored by:
Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc.
What does advancement mean, to you?
Determining my next upwards career move.
Promotion into a leadership position.
Greater opportunities on a national/ international level.
Serving on important committees, showing leadership in institutional initiatives, professional societies.
Skills growth and promotion.
Being successful in my new leadership role.
A more strategic decision-making role.
Increased scope, responsibility and influence.
“The traditional advice given to women on how to advance is really failing to advance them.”
- Dr. Caroline Simard, VP of Research and Executive Programs, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
The Myth of the Ideal Worker: Does Doing All the Right Things Really Get Women Ahead?
“When women were most proactive in making their achievements visible they advanced further, were more satisfied with their careers, and had greater compensation growth than women who were less focused on calling attention to their successes.
Of all the strategies used by women, making their achievements known – by ensuring their manager/superior was aware of their accomplishments, seeking feedback and credit as appropriate, and asking for a promotion when they felt it was deserved, was the only one associated with compensation growth.”
- Catalyst, 2011
“There is a special kind of relationship—called sponsorship—in which the mentor goes beyond giving feedback and advice and uses his or her influence with senior executives to advocate for the mentee. Our interviews and surveys alike suggest that high-potential women are overmentored and undersponsored relative to their male peers—and that they are not advancing in their organizations.”
- Why Men Still Get More Promotions Than Women, Harvard Business Review
What top 3 factors do you think are most important to advancement in your field?
Goal/s for the summit
Something we would not guess about you.
Breakouts by topic until 11:45am
Topics around the theme of advancement
Prepare a 30-second overview to present.
Discuss the following four questions as they relate to your group’s topic. Create an action-oriented summary in a single flip-chart page.
Successes: What has worked? How has this topic contributed to your career advancement and success?
Challenges: What recent challenges or roadblocks has this topic presented to your career path?
Brainstorm: What are some new ideas or solutions that could positively impact your career?
Summary: What key insights were gained, and/or what action will you take to move forward?
Know what is your claim to fame.”
- General Manager, Software Industry.
What are your skills & talents?
What does your organization and/or industry need and value?
Your career “sweet spot”
“Be authentic about your own leadership style. Don’t try to change it.
Own it. Communicate it. Put a value on it. Put a brand on it.” - Dr. Rohini Anand, SVP, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo
Turnaround specialist for failing projects and teams
Grant application specialist
Builds things that work
Gets things done, a mentor, and a person of influence
“Make your brand scalable”- Krista Thomas, Co-founder, SVP, new startup (in stealth mode)
Entry-level brandsValuable contributor. Team-player. Specialist. Go-to person. Subject matter expert.
Mid-level brands Strategist. Innovator. Change agent. People motivator. Project leader.
Senior-level brands Visionary. Leader who develops leaders. Charismatic leader. Quiet Leader.Delivers results.