Workshop: How to Become a Person of Influence
Women who break through into positions of leadership in technology get there with a reputation for delivering results. They are comfortable gaining and using power. They come across as credible, and strategic. When they speak, others listen. They have a ‘seat at the table’, and use it, to make a difference.
Schedule: Wednesday, September 30th
Workshop with Jo Miller
In this workshop, explore ways to gain credibility, get buy-in for ideas, and make a larger impact in business, through understanding the mechanisms of power and influence.
Leave with an immediate action plan to increase your influence, have a voice, get ideas and opinions heard, and make a greater impact in your organization.
Topics will cover:
• Why influencing skills are critical for technical women
• How men and women can perceive power and influence differently
• Six facets of influence for technical women to take greater advantage of, to expand their influence
This workshop will include:
• Self-assessment: which facets of influence are you strong in, and which do you intend to strengthen?
• Group discussion
• Action plan to becoming the person of influence you want to be
Panel - A Person of Influence - In Real Life
Now that we have discussed the theory of becoming a person of influence, you will hear the real-life experiences of senior-level technical women in industry.
Topics will cover:
• What is your influencing style, and influencing skills or techniques do you use?
• Why is it important that technical women learn how to influence? What advice would you like to give to women who want to become stronger influencers?
• Was there a time in your career where you tried to influence something or someone, and failed? How did you recover?
• Questions from the audience based on what was learned in the workshop
This is an afternoon you don’t want to miss. Take some time to look at your career and assess your ability to be influential and to learn from others who have mastered these concepts!
Nina Bhatti, Principal Scientist, HP Labs
Romea Smith, Sr. Vice President - Support, CA
Ann Gates, Associate Vice President of Research, University of Texas at El Paso
Wei Lin, Sr. Director of Engineering, Symantec
Rebecca Norlander, Partner Engineering Manager, Microsoft
About Jo Miller
Jo Miller is CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching Inc.
Jo has a passion for helping women develop their leadership skills, confidence and presence, and specializes in helping women break into leadership in industries that have been traditionally considered ‘a man’s world’, such as technology, finance and energy.
Since 1998 Jo has developed and implemented coaching programs that have benefited women worldwide. Jo created the Women’s Leadership Coaching Inc leadership coaching system, and has logged many thousands of hours coaching women who are in executive and management positions, or aspire to be.
She has traveled widely in Europe and the US to facilitate leadership development programs for women’s initiatives in Fortune 1,000 companies, including Oracle Women in Leadership, Nortel Women’s Business Council, National Semiconductor’s Women @ National, UBS Women’s Leadership Conference, and many more.
She was named one of Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s 40 people to watch under the age of 40 in 2006, and one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence in 2008.
A special thanks to our generous sponsor!