Career

Tips from the Corner Office: A Silicon Valley Insider’s Take on Success

Tsai, Christine“It’s said that experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want,” says Christine Tsai, founding and managing partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital seed fund. “If that’s the case, then I’ve amassed heaps of experience over the years.” Tsai, who graduated from college “at the worst possible time—right after the dot com bust” and tried several times to get a transfer at Google before moving to the product marketing team, has learned that “perseverance is the most important trait you can have.” She considers it the secret to success. To tap more of her wisdom gained from succeeding in Silicon Valley, (which recent news has shown to be a boys’ club, no less), we asked her to play career coach for an hour. Read More

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Style in the Workplace

It is proven that when you look good and put yourself together, you not only feel good but you are more productive and successful. Former Cosmopolitan Editor Kate White will provide you with practical tips (that work with any budget) for creating your own personal style in the workplace. She will also explore the true essence of style beyond what you wear and how that can make a tremendous impact on your career. Read More

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Turning Your Dream Into Reality

How do you take your great idea and turn it into reality? The real-life experiences of these panelists will help attendees learn how to launch your idea, the technology needed, the unavoidable mistakes, how to get help when you need it and how to establish a line of credit to finance it. Read More

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Secrets for Winning at Work: The Handbook for Emerging Professionals and Career Success

It’s not easy to enter the workforce today. For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace — and sometimes it feels like they are living in four different worlds. How can young professionals navigate through the traditional traditionalists, the still-booming boomers, the extra-independent Gen-X-ers and your own generation, the tech-or-die Gen-Ys? Millennial expert Jessica Bacal — and seasoned veteran Kate White will use real-world examples to teach you how to navigate the workforce in a language that is friendly, current and actionable. Designed for millennial generation professionals, this session will help you create a personal action plan for career success. Read More

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Best Boss Practices: Giving Constructive Criticism

Kate White headshot“Delivering negative feedback is hard in any sphere, but it’s especially awkward at work, where you may not know the person well and you anticipate he or she may get defensive, become sullen or even tear up,” says Kate White, former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan and author of I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for Money, Snag the Promotion and Create the Career You Deserve. “But the biggest mistake is not having the talk at all because your criticism is going to leak out in ways that won’t be constructive.”

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