Tamara Fields

Women Breaking Barriers: Lessons from the Frontlines | 2019 Session

If you take on a leadership role, you are almost certain to face obstacles—maybe even opposition. But skillfully meeting these challenges can become defining moments in your journey to success. In this powerful session, influential leaders on the frontlines will share how they have succeeded in courageously driving change in the midst of big challenges. You will learn strategies for how to stand up for yourself; positively gain traction with others, including bosses; and ultimately break barriers—whatever the pushback and bumps you face along the way. Plan to walk away inspired by these powerhouse women—and ready to inspire others yourself.

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2017 Session | Networking to Where You Want to Go: Building the Relationships YOU Need to Succeed

If you think of networking as schmoozing at cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small. In this session, networking expert J. Kelly Hoey will share her approach to mastering this timeworn skill in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending fast and furiously, but many are failing to leverage their connections successfully. Hoey will provide Innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, mutually beneficial, long-lasting kind—using the social tools at your disposal and show attendees how to:

  • Determine the most effective ways to connect with others so you don’t clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and informational interviews
  • Synchronize face-to-face networking efforts with your digital outreach
  • Turn “closed door” conversations into strong personal relationships and business opportunities
  • Harness the power of your network to accomplish any ambition, from landing your dream job or a coveted account or client to successfully crowdfunding a new business venture.

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The Culture of Tech: How Women are Changing the Rules

As the tech workforce continues its expansive surge, offering its employees numerous opportunities for both personal and professional growth, women still face barriers in their upward trajectory. From limits in leadership positions and an absence of female role models, to pay equity and a lack of venture capital funding, women continue to face numerous challenges. While progress is slow, advancements are being made and women are changing the rules so that there are greater chances of success in male-dominated workplaces. Panelists will share their firsthand experiences and lessons learned while trying to help create a more equitable tech environment. Read More

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Branding & Perception: How to Maximize How You Are Perceived by Others

How people perceive you is essential to success. And with the onslaught of social media and 24/7 business, the opportunities to mold that perception is constant. This panel of experts will teach you how to create your unique and impactful brand and then market it appropriately. Attendees will learn how to shape this perception around your already-formed personality. And once formed, how do you leverage your unique personality quirks to be desired, impactful and successful? Read More

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