On January 12 – Women in Revenue led a keynote panel at Sendoso’s annual Elevate event in Las Vegas, NV about the importance of community and giving.
Our amazing panel included:
– Lydia Floccini: CMO @ SurePoint Technologies
– Michelle Palleschi: President & COO @ Sendoso
– Lori Richardson: CEO & President @ Score More Sales
WIR’s Executive Director, Deanna Ransom, moderated the conversation, addressing how the world is now driven by authentic relationships which are nurtured whether business or personal. For business, and especially women in business, community matters and can make a tremendous difference in terms of growth both personally and for the business.
This is why forging the right relationships and creating a virtuous circle of caring, connectedness and compassion through community and giving is a tremendous growth driver for business and individuals.
Listen to the recording of this session HERE and learn about:
– Why community and giving matter now more than ever
– Why community and giving means even more for women in business
– Ways to create personal engagements in a digital world
– Why businesses should focus on community partnership, giving and empowering women in revenue roles for growth
Many professionals across a range of industries consider mentoring a critical part of their career success. Yet, studies have shown that historically, a surprisingly small amount of women have taken advantage of the many benefits of mentorship.
Fortunately, we’re seeing that change — especially after the challenges and changes that have happened across the globe over the last few years.
Those interested in seeking out the guidance of a mentor may still be wondering how to approach someone about it. Others may not realize they themselves can become mentors — and this relationship can be beneficial to their own success.
Check out our WIR TV episode, “Why Mentorship Is Critical to Success,” as we hear from Nicola Cronin, Head of Engagement at Guider AI; Lisa Ames, CMO at Norwest Venture Partners; Lisa HoLung, Media Director at April Six and Jill Melchionda, WIR Board Member, on the many advantages of mentorships.
Their conversation covers:
- How mentorship is more than just offering advice and having conversations about your life experiences.
- Why being a mentor empowers others to discover their strengths, work with their weaknesses, and set new goals!
- How mentorship can equip mentees with the tools and confidence needed to advocate for themselves at work.
- What it takes to be a mentor and the importance of “reverse mentoring”.
Watch the full recording here!
Each year comes with its own challenges, but 2022 might be one of the most tumultuous in recent memory. The events in years prior preceding were rare, as our world was impacted by a global pandemic and sociopolitical unrest. The aftershock affected many in their careers and family life, saying nothing of the mental and emotional toll taken.
Our Women in Revenue Q4 event allowed our members to come together with a panel of experts to weigh in on our shared challenges over the past year. Burnout was a common theme, particularly for women balancing their professional goals with keeping up with family responsibilities. Concerns around inflation and a potential recession were top of mind as well, considering 66 percent of Americans feel a major recession could be coming within the next year.
Employees and customers alike are being asked to do more with less. This has increased the importance of agility, as staffing challenges and layoffs impact a range of industries. From economic concerns to daily stresses, there’s no doubt that the past 12 months or so have been a struggle for many.
At the same time, we’re poised to see positive changes in the year ahead: more women are entering leadership positions and inflation is expected to cool down. The number of women holding leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies has reached an all-time high, and our event speakers predict greater recognition of and investment in professionals holding customer-centric positions that have become more closely tied to revenue than ever.
Watch our Q4 2022 event recording for:
- Interactive, role-specific breakout sessions to discuss perspectives on 2022 and predictions for 2023
- Reflections from the VC and analyst community examining how tech has weathered the storm
- Advice and tips on what to expect next year and why we should remain hopeful
And check out our fantastic lineup of speakers:
‘Gaslighting’ was the word of the year for 2022, according to Merriam-Webster. The term refers to the subtle psychological manipulation of an individual in an attempt to make that person feel confused or doubt themselves.
In work settings, gaslighting can be used to diminish an employee’s accomplishments by redirecting credit for their work or excluding them from important and relevant meetings and conversations.
One poll shows 58% of workers have experienced this type of gaslighting at work, which can easily drive stellar employees to quit their jobs.
Watch our WIR TV episode, ‘How Gaslighting Is Hurting Women, Equity and Belonging At Work,’ to hear from Dr. Beth Kaplan, Belonging Researcher and Champion, and Claudia Gonzalez, Business Development & Digital Marketing Manager at CoinCloud, who dig into the harmful effects of this manipulation tactic on people and corporate cultures — particularly women and women of color.
Key points in this episode include:
- How to identify gaslighting behaviors in the workplace
- What to do when you are being gaslit
- Where to seek support outside of your organization