2020 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 2020.  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.

2020 Women inPower Fellowship Agenda

January 16, 2020, 6-8pm  |  Opening Reception & Meet Your Mentor  |  Havas MANDATORY

Meet the Class of 2020 Fellows and Mentors for the Opening Reception hosted at Havas. This event will provide the Fellows with the opportunity to meet their peers and to begin the Mentor selection process.

February 11, 2020, 9am-12pm  | 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 4, 2020, 6-8:30pm  | Mastering Difficult Conversations | DonorsChoose 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.

March 9, 2020, 7pm  | Do Good Better: Top Global Women Empowerment Advocates Discuss How Your Donations are Best Put to Work | 92Y

Full description here.

April 2, 2020, 5:30-8pm  | Collaborate More Effectively Workshop | Zoom 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.

April 22, 2020, 6-8pm  | Sounding Board | Zoom 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.

May 12, 2020, 6:30-8pm  | Leading & Managing Remotely with Kippy Joseph | Zoom MANDATORY

This workshop will focus on cultivating leadership and translating best practices. Building on NBI results, the session will focus on enacting leadership for team-work and impact during COVID-19 & beyond.

May 26, 2020, 6-7:30pm  | The practice of “self-care” with Nicole Nevarez  | Zoom

“Self Care” is a term that has become part of our cultural jargon and we often think of it as how we care for our external selves. What if self care is something much deeper? A practice in nourishing your own strength, confidence, and capacity to be kind to yourself and in turn others. As women, this can be a very hard sell as we are inclined and conditioned to focus on others more than ourselves. In this session, Fellows will explore how together we can shift our focus inward and access concepts and tools that will allow us to be our best selves for ourselves first and consequently show up more fully for others. This session will be lead by Nicole Nevarez.

June 11, 2020, 6-7:30pm  | Stacey Abrams in Conversation with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (Watch Party) | Zoom

Fellows are invited to watch Stacey Abrams in Conversation with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Our Time is Now on the 92Y Virtual Stage followed by discussion.

June 24, 2020, 7:30-9pm  | Sounding Board | Zoom 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. This Sounding Board session is joined by WiP alum Lois Jeffers.

July 9, 2020, 7-8:30pm  | Personal Branding with Callie Schweitzer | Zoom MANDATORY

Led by former Fellow and LinkedIn’s senior editor of marketing 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, job interview and LinkedIn tips!

July 29, 2020, 7-8:30pm | Resume + LinkedIn Peer Feedback Session | Zoom

After learnings from our Personal Branding session, this optional event will be a chance to workshop your resume, CV, or LinkedIn with peers in the cohort.

August 5, 2020, 5:30-7:30pm  | Diversity + Leadership: It’s Complicated Context with Deborah Bial | Zoom MANDATORY

Deborah Bial, Ed.D., President + Founder of The Posse Foundation and a 2007 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, will lead a session on the integral importance of diversity in leadership. Black Americans are currently seeing a national and multiracial response to a call to action prompted by the racist murder of George Floyd and calls for radical, unprecedented reform by protestors across the country and the world. Hear from Debbie + participate in facilitated small and large group discussions about how these topics relate to you.

August 24, 2020, 7:30-9pm  | Sounding Board | Zoom 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.

September 8, 2020, 6:30-8pm  | New Power with Henry Timms | Zoom 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 book released in 2018, 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 dive into the concepts of New Power and how they are applicable to the current moment. The session will be led by Henry Timms (CEO, Lincoln Center.)

September 22, 2020, 6:30-8pm  | Leadership Roundtable: What We’ve Learned & Where We Go from Here | Zoom | Alumnae Event

Join the Women inPower Alumnae + Fellow community alongside Linda Li (’19 Alum – General Manager, Wirecutter), Sehreen Noor Ali (’17 Alum – Co-Founder, Sleuth), and Anya Mukarji-Connolly (’19 Alum – Associate Director of Policy, Brooklyn Defender Services) to discuss how they’ve been managing over the last 6-8 months, what they’ve learned, and how the last year has shaped their leadership moving forward. The conversation will be moderated by Emily Rueb, WiP ’19 Alumna and Reporter at The New York Times. There will be an opportunity for large group discussion and breakout rooms to connect with the larger WiP network.

October 6, 2020, 7-9pm  | A Conversation with Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Jonathan Capehart (Watch Party) | Zoom

From 92Y’s Virtual Stage, gather to watch Speaker Nancy Pelosi in conversation with Jonathan Capehart. Following the event, we will be joined by former WiP Mentor and Chief of Staff to Speaker Pelosi, Terri McCullough.

October 14, 2020, 7-8:30pm  | Negotiation Workshop with Wendy Chow | Zoom MANDATORY

Wendy Chow (Head of Legal and People at Cityblock) has conducted dozens of negotiation workshops and 1-on-1 trainings with women at different stages in their careers. The goal of this interactive workshop is for everyone to walk away with strong next steps to prepare for any kind of career negotiation.

October 28, 2020, 7:30-8:30pm  | Care Before You Share: How to Debunk Fake News and Misinformation with Leezel Tanglao | Zoom | Alumnae Event

Fake news and misinformation are running rampant with the pandemic and upcoming elections. This has dangerous consequences especially among intergenerational communities. You’ll get tips on how to spot misinformation and what to look for before you hit share.

November 5, 2020, 7-8:30pm  | Sounding Board | Zoom 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 2, 2020, 6-8pm  | Ask & Offer: Feedback & Closing Session for 2021 Fellowship Cohort | Zoom MANDATORY

In the final event for the 2020 class, Fellows will close out the year, share resources, and establish communication moving forward.

December 9, 2020, 5-6:30pm  | Women inPower Winter Party | Zoom MANDATORY

Join WiP alumnae, fellows, mentors, and friends of the fellowship virtually to celebrate the class of 2020 and welcome the 2021 Fellows. Hosted by ServiceNow, the evening will feature a panel conversation between Women inPower Alumna and newly elected New York State Senator Samra Brouk and NYC Council Member Adrienne Adams on the state of women’s leadership in 2020 with a specific focus on women’s civic engagement. The conversation will be moderated by Women inPower Mentor and NYC Commissioner for International Affairs Penny Abeywardena. Let’s toast to what has surely been the most unique Fellowship year in Women inPower’s five-year history!