2018 Program

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Women inPower Fellows receive access to a series of exclusive programs throughout the year.  We ask that Fellows attend one core event per month.  Below are the programs we have in the works for 2018.  Please note – these dates and events are subject to change.

If you are interested in hosting a Women inPower event, please email us at info@womeninpower.org.

2018 Women inPower Fellowship Agenda

January 9, 2018, 7:30pm  |  Screening of Showtime’s The Chi followed by Lena Waithe in Conversation with Charlamagne Tha God | 92nd Street Y     

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January 23, 2018, 6-8pm  |  Opening Reception & Meet Your Mentor  |  Mic     MANDATORY

Meet the Class of 2018 Fellows and Mentors for the Opening Reception hosted at Mic. This event will provide the Fellows with the opportunity to meet their peers and to begin the Mentor selection process.

January 24, 2018, 7pm  |  Master Classes for Business Success: Personal Branding with Jennefer Witter |  92nd Street Y

You are the CEO of YOU, Inc. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging talent, no one will care more than you about your career advancement. Personal branding, coined in the 1990s, has exploded in recent years as competition in the workplace has intensified. It is a key tool that assists in defining and differentiating you from the competition and getting your “unfair share” of attention. Full description here.

January 25, 2018, 6:30pm  |  Motherhood and Your Professional Identity: Career-Planning Strategies for Your Parenting Years |  92nd Street Y

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February 1, 2018, 7:30pm  | Rose McGowan in Conversation with Ronan Farrow |  92nd Street Y   

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February 5, 2018, 9am-noon  | Kick-off Workshop |  92nd Street Y   MANDATORY

This workshop will lay the groundwork for how the Fellows will collaborate through the Women inPower Fellowship. The workshop will give everyone the opportunity to get to know each other, discuss personal goals, and learn more about the Fellowship.

February 6, 2018, 7pm  |  Master Classes for Business Success: The Fine Art of Networking with Jennefer Witter |  92nd Street Y

Networking starts way before you exchange business cards. How to you initially approach your networking contact? Traditionally, by going to events, or the non-traditional route of virtual networking (using social media as a networking platform)? How and when do you make the ask — without seeming boorish? How often should you follow up? And the question that is on most people’s minds — how do you start a conversation with someone you don’t know? This workshop will provide pointers and exercises to strengthen your networking skills. You’ll leave the class empowered and ready for your next networking event. Full description here.

February 6, 2018, 6:30pm  |  Managing Behavior: Strategies for Parents of Children Ages 1-3 |  92nd Street Y

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March 6, 2018, 5:30pm|  Mastering Difficult Conversations with Caroline Webb | Metis (part of Kaplan Test Prep) MANDATORY

Even when we’re surrounded with talented, likeable people, we can find ourselves occasionally annoyed or disappointed by the things they say or do. Sometimes the grievances are small and specific – a thoughtless comment or an unanswered email. Sometimes they’re bigger. Perhaps we fall into an argument that gets in the way of progress, or we work with someone who repeatedly fails to follow through on their commitments. When interpersonal tensions bubble to the surface like this, it’s unlikely that we can control the whole situation – we’re only one side of the equation after all. But if we can better understand the typical causes of “bad” behavior, we can be a lot smarter in how we choose to react – and that can make all the difference to our ability to reduce and resolve tense situations. This workshop will be led by Caroline Webb, Sevenshift CEO and Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Company. (Fellows will receive copies of Caroline’s book at the workshop.)

March 14, 2018, 6:30pm  |  Helping Language Grow (Parents of Children Ages 1-3) |  92nd Street Y

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March 16, 2018, 8:30am  |  Fellows Breakfast |  Union Square Coffee Shop

This informal, social breakfast is an opportunity for Fellows to spend time together, reflect upon recent workshops, and discuss issues related to the Fellowship’s themes.

April 10, 2018, 8:00pm  |  Sally Kohn in Conversation with Joy Reid: The Opposite of Hate | 92nd Street Y     

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April 18, 2018, 5:30pm  | Collaborate More Effectively Workshop | The LGBT Community Center MANDATORY

Do you know the “thinking preference” of your key stakeholders? How about your own? This interactive and fun training utilizes an assessment called the Neethling Brain Inventory (NBI), which gives participants key insights into how they, their colleagues, and their supervisor prefer to make decisions and communicate. Participants learn ways to adapt their approach in order to be more effective, avoid blind spots, and increase their capacity to innovate. The workshop will be led by Yaron Prywes, PhD.

May 8, 2018, 6:00pm  | Fellow Skill Sharing Workshop |  92Y MANDATORY

Two members of the 2018 class led 60-minute workshops on topics they often present on: Lois Jeffers led a session on inclusive leadership, and Wendy Chow led a session on negotiation. Both sessions were highly interactive and involved breakouts and brainstorming amongst the entire class.

June 12, 2018, 6:00pm |  Media Training Workshop with Sally Kohn  |  General Assembly MANDATORY

June 21, 2018, 8:30am  |  Fellows Breakfast |  Union Square Coffee Shop

This informal, social breakfast is an opportunity for Fellows to spend time together, reflect upon recent workshops, and discuss issues related to the Fellowship’s themes.

July 24, 2018, 6:00pm  | New Power Workshop | DonorsChoose MANDATORY

The concept of “new power” has been named by CNN as one of ten ideas that can change the world. Originally laid out as the Big Idea in Harvard Business Review and subsequent TED talk and now newly released book, new power offers a frame to understand the distributed and participatory models that are rising in business, life and society. New power lays out a practical framework for understanding how power is shifting: who has it, how it is shared, where it is heading – and how some major players are co-opting these new forms of participation. This workshop will be led by Henry Timms (Executive Director, 92Y) and Asha Curran (Chief Innovation Officer and Director, Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact, 92Y).

August 8, 2018, 6:00pm  |  Summer Social | Hosted by Microsoft MANDATORY

Join the Women inPower Fellows, Mentors, Advisors, and larger community to celebrate the summer. In addition, the Summer Social will open its doors for Fellows to bring a plus 1 and to introduce potential 2018 Fellows and partners to the program and community.

September 13, 2018, 7:00pm  |  Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World | 92Y 

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September 17, 2018, 6:00pm  |  Sounding Board | TBD MANDATORY

Based on survey feedback, the Sounding Board event is an opportunity for Fellows to discuss specific challenges in the workplace, provide feedback on the fellowship, and discuss issues related to the Fellowship’s themes.

October 3, 2018, 8:00am  |  CEO Conversation & Breakfast with Patti Harris | Bloomberg Philanthropies MANDATORY

Patti Harris, Chief Executive Officer at Bloomberg Philanthropies, will sit down with the Fellows in a private, off-the-record discussion and Q&A over breakfast.

October 9, 2018, 6:00pm  |  Empowered Communication: Choice, Voice and Self | 92Y 

This workshop will focus on communication and connection and involve interactive exercises and practical strategies for advancing your communication and your career. Activities will help Fellows to understand their own communication defaults and learn how to be strategic in their communications, including crafting and telling your own story, being clear and concise, and knowing your audience and your goal. Improv-based techniques will cultivate confidence, and presence when speaking, and help you build common ground and connection with your audience. This session will also address specific communication challenges and bias that exist for women, including identifying and reframing gender-based communications stereotypes, re-framing power dynamics, and making empowered communication choices. This session will be lead by WiP 2018 Fellow, Christine O’Connell, Ph.D.

December 2018, TBD  |  Closing Reception | MANDATORY

The Closing Reception will bring the 2018 Fellows, Mentors, and Advisors together to celebrate the year and to welcome the Class of 2019 Fellows.

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