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Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit

By Pam Nochlin

Amazing day with many inspiring speakers including Billie Jean King, pictured here. Ms. King noted when she played her famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match in 1973, women weren't allowed to have their own credit card.

  • Everyone is a leader in their life

  • Change requires a change in mindset

  • Be present, be visible, be available and be engaged

  • Things happened because of who you are and your choices

  • Create a virtuous circle not a vicious circle

  • No one does anything amazing without taking risk

  • Men ask for more responsibility and money while women wait to be noticed

  • Ask for what you want, get the money 1st

  • Reach out and speak your truth

  • You grow when you’re uncomfortable

  • Choose a style that gives you confidence and show up consistently

  • When others see women in sr roles they see women can do it

  • Closing the gender pay gap is good for the economy

  • Networking is just the beginning, if you don’t develop relationships it doesn’t amount to much

  • By not having women in Sr. roles, companies are playing with half a deck

  • Women need sponsors, the person who can speak for you when you’re not there, someone who has power and a voice and understands your value

  • Women see taking risks as dangerous but it’s not suicidal

  • Being good at warm and fuzzy does not get you ahead

  • Keep your promises

  • Be a problem solver

  • Growth can come from any area of your life

  • Be of service, ask how you can help,

  • Balance comes and goes

  • Be open to feedback even if its not positive

  • Flexible work arrangements makes people healthier and happier

  • You got the job because the company has confidence in you so you should have confidence in yourself

  • You can’t be unsuccessful if you don’t keep learning

From The 2013 Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Just some of the inspiring women who spoke were: Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter, Cyma Zarghami, President of Nickelodeon Group, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation, Ilene Lange, President and CEO of Catalyst and Elizabeth Cutler, Co-founder Soul Cycle.
Friday, December 13, 2013

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