Planting a Seed - Women in Tech event Denver Ideas

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The Denver Women@Ciena team held our 1st annual Women in Tech gathering in March 2017.  A pre-celebration around International Women's Day.  We wanted to share some key nuggets  that we hope you can use as part of your personal/professional development.


Engagement Ideas:

* Create a structure for a Women's program at your workplace  (see the Women@Ciena VSEM for ideas)

* Give Back together - Organize a volunteer or annual donation day

* Start a weekly email communication- "TedTalk Tuesday"; "Wednesday Wisdom" - get and share ideas in this community!

* Schedule monthly or quarterly networking sessions - invite men and women!

* Start a book club to crowd source professional development

* Recognize each other!


Reading Suggestions:

  • The Broad Sheet daily news feed:
  • The Book of Joy, by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
  • Cultivate, by Morag Barrett
  • Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown
  • You are a Badass, by Jen Sincero
  • Mindset, by Carol Dwecki
  • Presence, by Amy Cuddy
  • The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman


Want to see more?  Attached is the post event document we shared with Denver participants.  I hope at least one "nugget" inspires you!

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