PayPal manager Heather Holcomb, a former U.S. Marine, knows how challenging re-entering civilian life can be while searching for the next career path. After spending four years in the military, Heather, 29, hoped her experience would be a straight shot to a job in communications technology. Unfortunately, she struggled to gain traction. Without a degree in applied technology or engineering, her hands-on experience didn’t seem to resonate with employers.
“When you’re in a movement, you don't hold your finger to the wind,” Gloria Steinem told the rapt audience. “You become the wind.” Or, put another way, “If you feel you’re pushing a rock uphill, throw it.”
How can women navigate—and break—organizational barriers to advance in tech companies? This was just one of the many topics discussed at the second annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2) Conference, which took place at VMware’s Palo Alto headquarters on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. The event brought together more than 300 attendees, from students to executives, to discuss how women can advance in the tech industry and inspire the next generation of female leaders.
Partnership Aims to Foster Development Opportunities for CSR Professionals
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced that it will join the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an active marketing and thought partner to help expand the reach of the program and position the Institute as a national leader in the CSR professional development space.
Free leadership development event featuring keynote speaker Randi Zuckerberg
KINGSPORT, Tenn., August 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ Eastman and East Tennessee State University’s College of Business and Technology announce IDEAcademy, a free, multi-day event featuring thought leaders in the world of innovation and leadership on September 13-14. The event, focused on the theme “Leading Innovation and Change,” will feature regional speakers and a keynote by entrepreneur and author Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a boutique marketing firm and production company.
Last week, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland hosted 25 of Africa’s most talented, emerging leaders at its Stratham, NH headquarters to share the company’s values-driven approach to business. Each of the entrepreneurs is a recipient of the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training and networking.
I recently attended the Aspen Institute Business & Society Leaders Forum June 5-8 in Aspen, Colorado. The Forum which meets multiple times a year is part of a policy program at the Aspen Institute designed to bring together business leaders to reflect and strategize on global issues, risks and opportunities at the intersection of business and society. The group’s primary focus is on sustainability.