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 2019. Please note – these dates and events are subject to change.
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2019 Women inPower Fellowship Agenda
January 11, 2019, 7pm | Senator Kamala Harris in Conversation with Cleo Wade | 92Y
January 15, 2019, 6-8pm | Opening Reception & Meet Your Mentor | Oath 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 23, 2019, 7pm | Master Classes for Business Success: The Fine Art of Networking with Jennefer Witter | 92Y
February 11, 2019, 9am-noon | Kick-off Workshop | 92Y 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.
March 7, 2019, 9-10:30am | Managing Stress as a Parent: Strategies for Individuals and Couples | 92Y
March 20, 2019, 5:30-8pm | Collaborate More Effectively Workshop | 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.
March 27, 2019, 8-9:30am | CEO Conversation with Leana Wen | Planned Parenthood MANDATORY
A private, off-the-record leadership discussion over breakfast with Dr. Leana Wen, President of Planned Parenthood.
April 2, 2019, 6:30-8pm | Local Politics Discussion & Happy Hour | Breather
Valerie De La Rosa (class of ’18) and Raquel Vazquez (class of ’19) will share their experiences joining Manhattan community boards—why they decided to do it, how they got on, what the experience is like, what they’ve learned, etc. They are going to be joined by Brette McSweeney from Eleanor’s Legacy, an organization that recruits, trains and funds women candidates across New York at the state and local level. If you have ever been curious about appointed or elected positions in local government, this is the event for you!
April 10, 2019, 6-8:30pm | Mastering Difficult Conversations | General Assembly 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 Carrie Weaver.
April 11, 2019, 7:30pm | Stacey Abrams in Conversation | 92Y
April 16, 2019, 6:30-8pm | Motherhood and Your Professional Identity: Career-Planning Strategies for Your Parenting Years | 92Y
May 10, 2019, 8:30am | Fellows Breakfast
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.
May 15, 2019, 6-8pm | New Power with Henry Timms | DonorsChoose.org 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 in a newly released book, New Power (https://thisisnewpower.com/) 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 (incoming CEO, Lincoln Center.)
June 11, 2019, 6-8pm | Media Training with Sally Kohn | General Assembly MANDATORY
Currently a CNN political commentator and columnist, Sally Kohn was previously a Fox News contributor — and before that worked for over 15 years as a community organizer. Sally’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, New York Magazine, More Magazine, RollingStone.com, Elle.com, USA Today, Time, Afar Magazine and many other outlets. She’s also a popular keynote speaker and frequently leads media and speaking skills workshops for grassroots activists and corporate leaders.
July 16, 2019, 6-8pm | Negotiation Workshop with Wendy Chow | Modus MANDATORY
Wendy Chow (Head of Legal at CityBlock) has conducted dozens of negotiation workshops and 1-on-1 trainings with women at different stages in their careers through 80 to 100. The goal of this interactive workshop is for everyone to walk away with strong next steps to prepare for any negotiation.
July 31, 2019, 5:30pm | Summer Social | 92Y 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 2020 Fellows and partners to the program and community.
August 15, 2019, 5:30-8pm | Sounding Board | Breather 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.
September 9, 2019, 5:30-8pm | Happy Hour | Kickstarter
Informal Happy Hour and Networking on the roof at Kickstarter.
September 17, 2019, 6-8pm |Intro to Publishing with Sarah Russo | Roosevelt Institute
Have you ever thought about publishing a book? That elusive novel you’ve been playing with since you were a teenager? Or maybe your area of expertise is calling you to put pen to paper and teach people something vital that they need to know. Whatever your book dream might be it’s entirely possible that it could become a reality. Join Sarah Russo, publishing and promotional consultant, for an overview of the mysterious and ever elusive process of publishing a book. From the first stages of writing a proposal, to finding the right people to support you through writing and representation, to working with your publisher, we’ll go through a broad strokes overview of all of it and give you time to ask your questions from whatever stage of the process you might be in.
September 25, 2019, 6:30-8pm | Personal Branding with Callie Schweitzer | M.M.LaFleur MANDATORY
Led by current Fellow Callie Schweitzer, this session is focused on strengthening your elevator pitch and how you present and position yourself in the job market and at work. The workshop includes resume tips, LinkedIn and job interview prep.
October 24, 2019, 6-8pm | Advocating as a Manager: Creating a Better Workplace | Idealist MANDATORY
Julie Fink will facilitate a discussion around inclusive leadership and how to advocate for yourself and others at work, particularly around issues of race and gender. Julie Fink is the Managing Partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and a founding board member of H.A.B.I.T., a new company that provides innovative workplace training designed to create a more respectful, inclusive, and productive work culture.
November 7, 2019, 6-8pm | An Evening with Gloria Feldt | Liquidnet MANDATORY
November 18, 2019, 6-8pm | Sounding Board | Breather MANDATORY
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.
December 12, 2019, 5:30pm | Winter Party | Capital One MANDATORY
Hosted by Capital One, join Women inPower Fellows, Mentors, Alumnae, Advisors, and the larger community to celebrate the 2019 Fellowship and welcome the 2020 class.