Make plans to join the American Business Women’s Association New York City Chapter for the You, Working to Rule conference. Whether you are a working professional, or seeking to become an entrepreneur and prioritize your professional growth, you will not want to miss this opportunity to attend ABWA NYC’s conference on Saturday, June 10, 2017 . You will learn skills that successful professionals utilize to move ahead within their corporate structure and to thrive in complex work environments.
Conference Fee Only $100. We want you to be able to bring a friend.
Let’s admit that it is extremely challenging to navigate the corporate environment, given our many roles and responsibilities and the need to constantly perform at a high pace. Not sure how to promote yourself? Tired of others taking credit for your ideas? Get over the fear of asking, and learn to ask for what you want and deserve. It is time to develop your arsenal of persuasive responses and negotiating skill. Join us in learning the tools and business strategies to successfully negotiate for fair pay, promotion, and voice as you promote yourself in the workplace.
Presenter: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. AAUW works and as a grassroots organization to improve the lives of women. This course will be presented by the AAUW Westchester Branch. AAUW believes pay equity and equal opportunity are matters of simple fairness and is leading the charge to end pay discrimination. AAUW Work Smart is designed to help you negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion. In this course you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play. You will learn how to identify and articulate your personal value; How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion; How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits; and About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences
Why is negotiation so important? AAUW’s research on the gender pay gap shows that, one year out of college women are already paid significantly less than their male counterparts. Women who work full time take home 80 cents, for every dollar a full-time male worker is paid. And over a lifetime, those lost potential earnings add up. Women who negotiate increase their potential to earn higher salaries and better benefits packages. By negotiating fair and equitable salaries, you’ll be better able to pay off loans, buy the things you want and need, and even save for retirement.
Taking the risk to start and own your own business is a game-changer, but it can be challenging to take that bold step. What makes a successful business? What pitfalls should you avoid? Do you have enough money to finance your business? Join us and engage with other professionals seeking to understand what it takes to own a thriving business. Learn how to align your core values with your business goals. Session will also address core systems and structures of successful businesses. You will be provided with a business start-up tool kit to get organized.
Presenter: Dr. Selma Bartholomew is the owner of educational company Legacy Pathways LLC. She started her company during the economic recession in 2008 and knows the commitment and fears to overcome to grow a business in today’s complex work environment. She is committed to supporting future entrepreneurs helping them define a road map to reach their goal of business ownership and growth.
Dr. Selma K. Bartholomew has more than 20 years of solid experience as an educator and leader. She is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education and to her company’s mission of preparing teachers and leaders to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. She strongly believes that the potential to transform the workplace rests with those who are committed to supporting authentic learning for ALL stakeholders.
She is a researcher, published author, and a dynamic leader. She is currently the president of the ABWA NYC Chapter and works thoughtfully with partners to promote inspiring educational and networking events for working women and entrepreneurs. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy from Fordham University. She is a recognized as a Dr. Barbara Jackson Scholar by the University Council for Educational Administration. In addition, she holds a Master of Science in Education degrees from Adelphi University and Fordham University.
The average credit card debt for households that carry a balance is a shocking $16,048 (USAToday.com, The Average American Credit Card Debt May Shock You 10/12/16) and far too many of us live paycheck to paycheck. How do you relate to money and finances? Do you have control over them or are you struggling? Tired of sleepless nights and feeling powerless to debt? Are you afraid to talk openly about money? Join us for an empowering and timely discussion on How to Take Control of Your Finances. Come learn some simple educational financial concepts and start prioritizing your financial goals.
Presenter: After graduating from the University of Connecticut, Peter worked as a teacher, within the insurance field, and also in dental imaging sales. As he reflects on those early years, he notes that he was always good at saving money and being debt free. What made him unhappy was having money in the bank while getting next to nothing in return. He took matters into his own hand and starting researching options for a better return rate. Seeking out advice from financial professionals, he came to the realization that he wanted to not only make a difference for himself—he also wanted to make a difference for others. He connected with a professional from Primerica and everything clicked and what he discovered was that education is the key, instead of just ideas and recommendations. The reality is people are just not informed on how money works especially around the fundamentals. If people were educated, then they would be able to make informed choices on how to manage their finances. Peter’s mission is to help end financial illiteracy by educating people on tips for achieving financial freedom. When Peter is not working on making a difference you can also find him working out, salsa dancing and traveling.
What makes a team effective? How do you communicate and get your ideas credited in team structures? In this powerful session, you will learn how to get out of your comfort zone and become a better team member and that leadership does not only come from the one in the front of the room. Join other professionals in prioritizing objectives for yourself and your team.
Presenter: Theodore Henderson, The Wisdom Man is the best-selling author of the inspiring book The Wisdom Compass, a distinguished leadership coach, career and business counselor and an award-winning speaker. He is committed to connecting with his audience and known for his work in helping others assess their skills and talents so that they can move their professional career goals forward.