Happy New Year!
I love the beginning of a new year. Time to take stock of what I have learned and set priorities for going forward. It feels like the beginning of the semester when everyone has "all A's"!
This year, the Women's Council, working closely with Dean Matusik and Kristi Ryujin, are developing strategies to increase the women student population to 50% of all students at Leeds. To me, this is what our Women's Council does best. We conceive of a big idea, and then we get it done.
The 5th WILD Summit, coming up February 24th, is a great example. The idea: An event where women could share experiences and help each other step into leadership roles. The realization: A WILD Summit team of over 100 women bringing their game - connections, experience, organizational talent, and Viola! - 5 years of a sold out event with new sponsors contacting us to see how they can participate.
On March 14th we will come together to develop our game plan for the 50/50 initiative, and I hope you will be there. We know how to get big s*** done with everyone doing a little, and it is a beautiful thing of which to be a part.
So as you are setting your priorities this year, I hope as a Women's Council member, you will carve out some time to share in the experience of creating one more place in the world that has the benefit of diversity of thought. Our new Dean, Dr. Matusik (we know her as Sharon), will be able to leverage our talent in new ways because she has been a part of the Women's Council from the beginning. She appreciates the resource that is the Women's Council, and we are here for her.
Women’s Council Chair
Volunteers Needed for the Leeds Sophomore Professionalism Conference Jan. 27
The Leeds Women’s Council is a proud sponsor of the Leeds Sophomore Professionalism Conference! to be held this year on January 27th
. The Leeds Sophomore Professionalism Summit is a half day conference delivered as part of the academic curriculum for Leeds sophomores. Approximately 800+ students will participate with mentors, alumni and corporate partners in panels and interactive sessions orientated around professional and business etiquette skills. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
This event utilizes approximately 200 volunteers. If you are able, we would love to have you join us as a volunteer in the interactive sessions. Thank you for your support!
Hire at Leeds!
One of the best ways that Women’s Council members can support our students, while you grow your own organizations, is by hiring at Leeds! If your company is looking for bright, passionate, hard-working talent, consider Leeds first! With over 3,400 undergraduate and graduate business students, our diverse pool of current students and graduates offers exceptional depth and breadth of talent for full-time positions or internships. Many of our students are looking for academic-year or summer internships or seeking full-time employment in May. We would be happy to help you craft and post your position description to attract the right talent to meet your needs! More information is available on our Employer Portal
, or please contact our Employer Engagement team at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
If you are looking to hire NOW, sign up to attend the Annual Leeds Career Fair
on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
. Contact us
to receive an invitation and information packet.
Women in America: Work and Life Well-Lived, Webinar Jan. 19, 11am
Women in America: Work and Life Well-Lived
presents valuable analytics and advice into what attracts, engages and retains a gender-diverse workforce in corporate America. More than 323,500 U.S. adults were surveyed for the report through the Gallup Panel and Gallup Daily tracking. Using discovery from this research, Gallup delivers an in-depth perspective on what an ideal work culture for women looks like and what organizations can do to achieve that culture.
Heather Wright, Senior Learning and Development Consultant, supports Gallup clients in achieving their goals through consulting, analysis and development. Since joining Gallup in 1986, Heather has led programs on leadership and management development, employee selection and engagement, customer engagement, strengths-based coaching and development, and entrepreneurial coaching and development. As a leadership expert, Heather’s mission is to provide leaders with insights that enable them and their organizations to grow. She establishes and maintains coaching relationships with clients, assisting them with personalized development, change management, performance and other leadership and management demands.
To register, click here
. Login details will be sent the day before the webinar. You must register to receive the login details. Registration closes January 18.