China Widener

2017 Session | 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 this barrier to career advancement by learning the steps to developing these skills, enabling them the career success they desire and deserve. Read More

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Unconscious Bias: Strategies for Bridging the Gap

The stats are staggering and while we have taken steps in the right direction, progress remains slow. Impacting real change will require a top down and bottom up approach. The most effective leaders navigate highly diverse teams, being aware of any unconscious bias – all with an eye toward innovation and profitability. Using real-world examples from workplaces who are making strides, this interactive discussion will explore what leaders at all levels can do to contribute to the overall movement including:

  • How to deal with unconscious bias in yourself and team members;
  • How to measure, motivate and reward the best teams;
  • What types of metrics optimize innovation; and
  • What actionable steps you can take to immediately impact positive change for your team and organization.

Thought Leader:

Robin Hauser Reynolds, documentary filmmaker, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Panelists:

Maurie McInnis, EVP and provost, The University of Texas at Austin
Jay Newton-Small, TIME magazine’s Washington correspondent and author, Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Works
China Widener, principal, strategy and operations, Deloitte Consulting

Moderator:

Tonya Long, senior director, programs and operations, Akamai Technologies

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