The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Presents:
TechLeaders: Becoming a Person of Influence
Date: June 29, 2010
Location: Google, Menachem Begin 23, 26th floor, Tel Aviv, Israel. See A Map.
Sponsored by: Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft
The Anita Borg Institute’s TechLeaders workshop features knowledge, tools, and original research to enhance leadership, break down barriers, increase and strengthen networks, and create positive organizational change leading to the success of technical women at all stages in their careers.
About This Workshop: Becoming 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.
In this workshop, led by Jo Miller, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching Inc, you will 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. You will:
- Learn new ways to become a person of influence
- Discover your six sources of influence
- Identify the dynamics of power and influence within your organization
- Learn the difference between ‘organizational awareness’ and office politics
- Create a plan to build a robust workplace network of relationships, coalitions, and sponsors
- Identify the five key people you need to have in your network.
During the course of this workshop you will meet and get to know like-minded technical women, hear inspiring career and leadership advice from senior-level technical women, and become part of a growing community.
Opening Keynote: Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products & User Experience, Google
Facilitator: Jo Miller, CEO, Women’s Leadership Coaching Inc.
Senior Technical Leaders Panelists:
- Dr. Orna Berry, Venture Partner in Gemini Israel Funds and the Chairperson of PrimeSense
- Dr. Dorit Dor, VP of Products, CheckPoint Software Technologies
- Dr. Michal Tsur, President & Co-founder of Kaltura
- Shulamit Banay, CEO at XLnet Ltd and former VP R&D at Verint
|8:30 – 9:00 a.m.||Registration, breakfast, and networking|
|9:00 – 9:30 a.m.||Welcome keynote by Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products and User Experience, Google Inc.|
|9:30 – 10:30 a.m.||Becoming a Person of Influence: The Six Sources of Influence, with Jo Miller, CEO, Women’s Leadership Coaching Inc.|
|10:30 – 10:45 a.m.||Break|
|10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Becoming a Person of Influence: The Six Sources of Influence, continued.|
|12:00 – 12:15 p.m.||Break|
|12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Speed Networking|
|1:00 – 2:00 p.m.||Lunch|
|2:00 – 2:45 p.m.||Building an Influential Network: The Five Key People you Need in your Network|
|2:45 – 3:45 p.m.||What’s next? Facilitated working group brainstorm of ideas for creating a community|
|3:45 – 4:00 p.m.||Break|
|4:00 – 5:00 p.m.||Panel of senior-level women:
Brief concluding remarks
Past Attendees Have Said
“Highlight of the workshop was definitely the networking that I got out of it. Being in a room with women in the same field was inspiring!”
“The blend of theory, real-world case studies and more creative exercises helped to drive home ideas and concepts in a way I’ve not experienced in any other course.”
Please direct event questions to Leora Wiseman.