Microsoft Identity – Redmond, WA
Reinvent Your Brand
Are you the best-kept secret in your organization? Transforming yourself from a trusted employee into a technical expert or leader can be a challenge. It takes an assessment of how you’re perceived, the courage to finetune your personal presence, and the self-advocacy to amplify it. In this interactive session, you’ll learn how to carve out a unique and valuable career niche, “up-level” your personal brand, and promote it in a way that persuades your organization to sit up and pay attention. We’ll also look at ways to attract high-profile assignments, and mobilize a supportive, influential network of collaborators, allies, and sponsors.
Building a Culture of Sponsorship
Studies have revealed that high-potential women and people of color are over-mentored and under-sponsored relative to their white male peers. In this session, Jo Miller, CEO of Be Leaderly, will share what research tells us about the career-accelerating power of sponsorship. Understand the differences between mentorship and sponsorship, and how to be an effective sponsor. Identify individuals to sponsor, and discuss ways to build an equitable culture of sponsorship in your organization.