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The Sponsor Inside Skinny - February

Monday, February 19, 2018  
Posted by: Watermark
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“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” – Maya Angelou


Sponsor Inside Skinny

Unconscious Bias at Work: The Decisions We Make (and the Decisions Made About Us) with Laura Mather, PhD - 10-11 A.M. | Wednesday, March 7th

Our #MeToo moment offers new case studies for understanding the impact of bias on our daily workplace experiences and our long-term career roadmaps. In this webinar, Laura Mather, Ph.D., will dive deep into research findings on the ways implicit bias seeps into our day-to-day decision-making and influences:

1) Who is selected to fill our jobs
2) How individuals are treated in our workplaces
3) Who advances and receives promotions.

Dr. Mather will also present solutions that organization leaders should implement to mitigate these kind of microaggressions, as well as strategies for recognizing when you are the victim of implicit bias and steps to combat it. Register for this webinar HERE

Below are the questions we encourage you to share with your colleagues to discuss in association with the webinar.

  1. From what you heard today, can you recall a time (either at this company or earlier in your career) when you have been subject to unconscious bias?
  2. Can you recall a situation where you saw someone else experience unconscious bias?  Have you ever acted in a way that was biased?
  3. Given the strategies mentioned today, which ones would be most useful for individuals at our organization to adopt?
  4. Are there strategies mentioned today that our organization should adopt as an organization (as opposed to what individuals can do)?
  5. How can we help others understand how unconscious bias impacts our organization and make sure we have the best outcomes (hiring, promotions, etc.) possible?

Upcoming March Women Like Us (WLU) Network Events:

Join us for valuable networking opportunities and meet other ambitious Watermark members! We have three upcoming WLU Network events coming up so register for one today that is most convenient for you:

Women Like Us (WLU) Network - Peninsula
5:30-7:30 P.M. | Tuesday, March 6th| DLA Piper, Palo Alto:
Register HERE

Women Like Us (WLU) Network - East Bay
5:30-7:30 P.M. | Thursday, March 8th| Gensler, Oakland: 
Register HERE

Women Like Us (WLU) Network - Marin
6:00-8:00 P.M. | Tuesday, March 27th| The Home of Kate Byrne, San Rafael: 
Register HERE

Watermark Innovation Conference 2018
9:30 A.M.- 4:45 P.M.| Wednesday, April 18th| Juniper Networks

Too big to innovate? Too small? Overwhelmed by shifting disruptions? Worried that you’ve already missed your innovation opportunity? Put your worries aside. You’re right on time! These days, innovation belongs to everyone. Catch up and speed forward with new ideas, new inspiration and new collaborations – everything you need to better position yourself for your most innovative year ever. Register HERE

NEW Customized Corporate Program - Communicating Within A Virtual Team

Designed to help virtual teams communicate more effectively with senior leaders, team members, colleagues and clients. Can be tailored into one of our popular programs, that includes effective virtual meetings, the impact of communication styles within virtual teams, writing for results, managing virtual teams, and leading effectively when you live outside the HQ. We can easily put together a custom program for you! For more information, please contact Kate Byrne

Special 25% Off Our World-Class Customized Corporate Programs!

We are pleased to bring our world-class corporate programs to your office at a 25% discount throughout the month of March - a perfect time to deliver leadership development programming customized specifically for your staff, clients and partners. To view our full listing of customized corporate programs, please click HERE. Get your corporate programs scheduled today by contacting Kate Byrne to receive your exclusive 25% discount!

New Member Call on Thursday, March 1st

We will be holding an informative and welcoming call for our new members on Thursday, March 1st. Please contact Kate Byrne to register.