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the efforts to give women a platform in the technology industry, they often
find themselves overlooked in their current positions — even women who are
well-respected and working for reputable companies. But with
the advent of social media, it has never been easier to be visible, according
to Kathryn Rose of Elastic Grid, a former Wall Street sales executive who pivoted to IT after
the mortgage market meltdown.
“During my time in the IT channel, I have heard from many
women that they feel left out or overlooked. The tools to stand out from the
crowd are all available, but many times they go unused or used sporadically so
the visibility piece doesn’t take off,” Rose said. “Once I realized it was a
prevalent issue, I started to connect with women and teach them strategies to
stand out in the workplace.”
partnering with CompTIA’s Advancing Women in IT
Community and SYNNEX F2F to
present a four-part webinar series that highlights ways women can stand out in
the IT industry.
“F2F stands for Face 2 Face, Female 2 Female and Friend 2 Friend,”
said Mary Ellen Grom, who will host the fourth part in the series with Rose. “We
want to connect smart, talented women with each other and encourage them to speak
up and stand out. We’re talking about more than empowerment — these are
real, workable ideas to get women ahead.”
To Stand Out: A Four-Part Series
summer lunchtime learning series is presented by CompTIA’s Advancing Women in
IT Community and F2F. The 30-minute lunchtime learning sessions begin at 11 a.m. CST on
Wednesdays: June 29, July 13, July 20 and July 27. Register now for any or all
The C-E-O of Y-O-U
starts at 11 a.m. CST on Wednesday, June 29, and is hosted by Rose, who will be
joined by Robyn Hatcher of Speak Etc. They’ll focus on planning, and how the business goals of right now and
career goals of the future are not mutually exclusive. Learn about brand stories, and why they’re
important, then craft your personal story and bring it alive online.
Building Blocks for Success starts at 11 a.m. CST on Wednesday, July 11.
Rose is joined by Melonie Dodaro of Top Dog Social Media, a powerhouse LinkedIn
adviser who will explain how people perceive you online and help ensure your
online presence reflects the brand story you want to tell. Learn
the best way to set up profiles for maximum visibility, efficient ways to
organize contacts and make connections, and how to find the right people.
Converse and Connect starts at 11
a.m. CST on Wednesday, July 20, and focuses on Twitter, one of the best
ways to get recognized as a thought leader, track your competitors and connect
with people all over the globe. In this 30-minute webinar, Rose will help you
find followers, teach you the basics of what to tweet and introduce you to
efficiency-based tools to make social media more manageable. More importantly,
she’ll teach you what not to do on
Profiles in Success starts at 11
a.m. CST on Wednesday, July 27, and wraps up with a Q&A session. This session
goes beyond instruction to bring you real life channel thought
leader success stories. Hear first-hand the positive impact of standing up and
standing out in the workplace. Find out how other successful women got started,
their keys to success and time management, and steps you can take to stand out.
Guests include Mary Ellen Grom of Synnex Janet Schijns of Verizon, and Kristen Cox from Checkpoint Services.
Stand Up To Stand Out Hosts The women hosting the webinars were
chosen because they know what it takes to succeed, and can explain their
methods to you. Each woman on the panel knows what it takes to stand up and
stand out in business. Learn the formula for success through their experience.
ago, Rose was a Wall street sales executive and then the mortgage market melted
down. Her division closed when she was 8
and a half months pregnant and she needed to find a new direction. Her turn
from Wall Street to online marketing and social media helped her write two-best
selling books and become a respected thought leader in her industry. For the
past three years, she’s tackled IT and has been tapped to speak at many
industry conferences including Google Partner conference, Dell World, IBM
Partnerworld and the Citrix Summit.
Her co-hosts are equally as credentialed. Robyn Hatcher is a
sought-after speaking and branding coach who works with business professionals
so that they exude confidence, project competence and get the recognition they
deserve. She’s an author and communication skills expert and Founder of
SpeakEtc., a boutique communication and presentation skills training company
whose clients include C-suite executives and entrepreneurs, as well as academics
and human services professionals.
Melonie Dodaro is the author of the No. 1 international
bestseller, The LinkedIn Code. She is
also the founder of Top Dog Social Media, a digital marketing agency that helps
businesses, sales teams and professionals leverage social media and online
marketing to build engaged communities and increase leads, prospects and
clients. Dubbed by the media as Canada’s #1 LinkedIn expert she is highly
sought after internationally as a LinkedIn and social selling speaker and trainer.
Hear AWIT Webinars, Live or On Demand The April AWIT webinar, “Understanding and
Reducing Unconscious Bias and Women in IT Resources,” received 100 percent
positive reviews from the 135 people who attended and the 53 who reviewed the
materials after the session. Past AWIT
webinars are available on-demand here. Tune in now to
“Resilience and Determination: What it Takes to Succeed in IT,” hosted by Amy
Babinchak and Susan Bradley, or “Understanding and Reducing Unconscious Bias;
Women in IT Resources,” hosted by Elizabeth Egar and AWIT Community chair Cathy
Calendars For Future AWIT Webinars Following the four-part summer lunchtime
series, AWIT’s future webinars include “Don't Take It Personally, Recovering
from Mistakes,” scheduled for 12 p.m. CST on September 7, hosted by Kathryn
Mayer, and “Cultures that Support Women,” set for 11 a.m. CST on October 20,
hosted by Jessica Mah.