Innovation Women https://innovationwomen.com Innovation Women Fri, 21 Feb 2020 22:00:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://innovationwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/favicon-55x55.png Innovation Women https://innovationwomen.com 32 32 Innovation Women Speakers: February 21, 2020 https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-february-21-2020/ https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-february-21-2020/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 22:00:08 +0000 https://innovationwomen.com/?p=7639 Check out the latest events featuring Innovation Women speakers! Mari Anne Snow presents “Maximizing your interpersonal charm via technology to build team trust” at Teams Thursday New England on April 2 in Burlington MA.     Regina Au will be judging the Spofford Pond School‘s 4th Annual Science Fair in Boxford, MA on March 6.     Bobbie […]

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Mari Anne Snow presents “Maximizing your interpersonal charm via technology to build team trust” at Teams Thursday New England on April 2 in Burlington MA.

 

 

Regina Au will be judging the Spofford Pond School‘s 4th Annual Science Fair in Boxford, MA on March 6.

 

 

Bobbie Carlton will be speaking at North Shore Women’s Inventure 2020 on February 29 in Beverly MA.

 

 

Sharon Delaney McCloud presents “Having A Voice, Not Merely A Seat At The Table: Powerful Strategies to Amplify Your Voice” at Women in Leadership at Florida State University on March 3.

 

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Innovation Women Speakers: February 14, 2020 https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-february-14-2020/ https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-february-14-2020/#respond Fri, 14 Feb 2020 20:49:25 +0000 https://innovationwomen.com/?p=7529 Check out the latest events featuring Innovation Women speakers! Robyn Frank was featured on the Wonder Women in Business podcast – listen here.       Stacy Swider will be speaking at the MIT Robo-AI Exchange at the Samberg Conference Center on March 7.     Laura Foley will present “Presentation Skills for Brainiacs” at Women Transforming Technology […]

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Robyn Frank was featured on the Wonder Women in Business podcast – listen here.

 

 

 

Stacy Swider will be speaking at the MIT Robo-AI Exchange at the Samberg Conference Center on March 7.

 

 

Laura Foley will present “Presentation Skills for Brainiacs” at Women Transforming Technology (WT2) on May 5 in Palo Alto, CA.

 

 

 

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Innovation Women Speakers: February 7, 2020 https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-february-7-2020/ https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-february-7-2020/#respond Fri, 07 Feb 2020 20:19:27 +0000 https://innovationwomen.com/?p=7446 Check out the latest events featuring Innovation Women speakers! Cami Baker presents How to Leverage Social Responsibility to Build Resources, Relationships and Revenue! on February 25 in Middleboro MA. You can purchase her book “Mingle to Millions” here.     Steph Palermo presents a Sicilian Dinner with wine and cocktails and a discussion titled “Who is Your Mickey: Identifying […]

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Cami Baker presents How to Leverage Social Responsibility to Build Resources, Relationships and Revenue! on February 25 in Middleboro MA. You can purchase her book “Mingle to Millions” here.

 

 

Steph Palermo presents a Sicilian Dinner with wine and cocktails and a discussion titled “Who is Your Mickey: Identifying the people and beliefs that keep us from advancing” on February 11 in Stoneham MA, and a 5 night, 6 day Feel Groovy Retreat in Terrasini, Sicily March 3-8 and March 12-17.

 

Bobbie Carlton will be speaking at the FFA Forum: How speaking engagements drive visibility and opportunity on February 11.

 

 

Janice Dru presents the Webcam Panel: Are you Leveraging New Technologies to Maximum Marketing Effect? on February 12.

 

 

Maureen Ross Gemme will be speaking at the 2020 Women’s Summit on March 13 at Bryant University in Smithfield RI.

 

 

Mary Sue Dahill presents “Don’t Let Your Business Own You: Automate” at AWE Summit 2020 on March 12 in Arlington, VA.

 

 

Helena Hill will be speaking at the Build it Right Conference 2020 in Newcastle, UK on March 26.

 

 

Ilhiana Rojas Saldana presents “Charting Your Career Path to Success“ at Professionals of Color Conference on February 24 in Boston MA.

 

 

Angela Pitter presents “Power Up Your Brand with LinkedIn” at Professionals of Color Conference on February 24 in Boston MA.

 

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How Do I Respond To Being Asked To Speak For Free? https://innovationwomen.com/how-do-i-respond-to-being-asked-to-speak-for-free/ https://innovationwomen.com/how-do-i-respond-to-being-asked-to-speak-for-free/#respond Fri, 07 Feb 2020 13:03:49 +0000 https://innovationwomen.com/?p=7438 Dear Innovation Women, I get SO many requests to speak for free. I just received my 4th this week. And to make matters worse, they are frequently for weekends, evenings, or require travel – i.e. they will cost me money or time away from my family. Though I am certainly […]

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Dear Innovation Women,
I get SO many requests to speak for free. I just received my 4th this week. And to make matters worse, they are frequently for weekends, evenings, or require travel – i.e. they will cost me money or time away from my family. Though I am certainly happy to do some engagements this way (especially for charity work or my alma mater), this is getting to be too much.

Does anyone have a polite way to turn these down? I typically start with a “Is there a budget for your event? Though I’d love to be able to speak for free…” No matter how I end that sentence it feels like it may come off as rude.

Brief background: I am a data privacy expert. I mostly do speaking and consulting in the cybersecurity world and corporations do pay – BUT I started my business years ago teaching parents and kids about online safety, so many institutions assume I’ll be happy to speak free since I’m a parent and I have valuable information to keep kids safe. Any ideas appreciated!!

Cyber Cathy

Dear Cathy,
Thanks for reaching out!

Your “Is there a speaker budget?” question is perfect and legitimate. Don’t stop asking it. But I would just ask that simple question and stop. No excuses. Put the ball in their court to answer why or why not. You are not being rude at all. Remember: your knowledge and time are valuable, and asking someone to speak for free, especially to travel to do so, is a big ask.

Decide how many free presentations you will do a year and let people know when you’ve exceeded your “free presentations” number. (And you can decide that the base number is zero too!)

You can also head some of this off at the pass – think about creating a way to “gang” your free requests. Maybe you can ask one school or group to host the others. Instead of you traveling all over the place and giving up a bunch of your evenings, do it once a year for a HUGE crowd. Ask the hosts to do all the coordination, sell tickets, and/or seek a sponsor. Maybe there is another way for you to get paid on top of this too. Does every member of the audience need a copy of a workbook that you could produce and sell? You could look for a sponsor yourself – maybe some of those corporations you work with would sponsor “community sessions” – but that’s also a lot of work. Maybe the schools can apply for a grant.

I also want to dig in on the travel and family you mentioned above. Many speakers tell us that travel is one of the things they love most about speaking (or hate – it depends on the trip!) Maybe you can combine a presentation with some family vacation time. Not that I think you should be interrupting any family time with work, but maybe you can figure out some bonus vacation time with the family built around a speaking engagement – that’s a win for everyone. If you are being asked to travel, maybe your family’s travel and accommodations could be covered.

Thanks for all that you do in the community!
Bobbie

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Podcasts And Livestreams: 15 Ways You Build Your Brand Without Being Promotional https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2020/01/22/podcasts-and-livestreams-15-ways-you-build-your-brand-without-being-promotional/#54cb07037174 https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2020/01/22/podcasts-and-livestreams-15-ways-you-build-your-brand-without-being-promotional/#54cb07037174#respond Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:58:26 +0000 https://innovationwomen.com/?p=7242 Innovation Women founder Bobbie Carlton is featured in this article from Business Quick Magazine – “Podcasts And Livestreams: 15 Ways You Build Your Brand Without Being Promotional”

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Innovation Women Speakers: January 24, 2020 https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-january-24-2020/ https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-january-24-2020/#respond Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:44:34 +0000 https://innovationwomen.com/?p=7225 Check out the latest events featuring Innovation Women speakers! Alison Hamilton-Rohe hosts DailyOutfit Presents: Vision 2020 on January 29 – February 1.     Parna Sarkar-Basu presents Technovation Girls MA and RI: Market Research Webinar on January 30.     Debra Alfarone will be speaking at TEACH GIVE INSPIRE Fridays on March 6 in Potomac MD.

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Alison Hamilton-Rohe hosts DailyOutfit Presents: Vision 2020 on January 29 – February 1.

 

 

Parna Sarkar-Basu presents Technovation Girls MA and RI: Market Research Webinar on January 30.

 

 

Debra Alfarone will be speaking at TEACH GIVE INSPIRE Fridays on March 6 in Potomac MD.

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Innovation Women Speakers: January 17, 2020 https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-january-17-2020/ https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-january-17-2020/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:25:52 +0000 https://innovationwomen.com/?p=7157 Check out the latest events featuring Innovation Women speakers! Jasmine Williams will be presenting “How to Stop Half-Assin’ It: Leading From the Side” at the Empowering Women in Leadership Conference at Penn State University on April 10.     Kim Miles presents “Who Says a Cup of Coffee Can’t Change Your Life? How the role […]

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Jasmine Williams will be presenting “How to Stop Half-Assin’ It: Leading From the Side” at the Empowering Women in Leadership Conference at Penn State University on April 10.

 

 

Kim Miles presents “Who Says a Cup of Coffee Can’t Change Your Life? How the role of chance, embracing a shift in mindset, and a cup of coffee can alter your life trajectory.™” at Bryant University Women’s Summit on March 13th.

 

 

Michelle Tillis Lederman presents her webinar Connected Leadership: Fostering and Retaining an Engaged Team on January 23.

 

 

Vanessa Cabrera will be speaking at Keys to Digital Marketing Success on February 5 in Lisle IL, and Midwest Digital Marketing Conference on April 8-10 in St Louis MO.

 

 

Watch Sharon Delaney McCloud‘s TED Talk How And Why You Should Talk to Bereaved Parents.

 

 

LaShawn McCrary will be a Panelist for the WOICS Leadership Conference
on February 8 in Atlanta GA.

 

 

Barbara-Ann Yates presents the Womaneuvers™ Workshop Experience starting on February 2.

 

 

Simone Kotraba presents Wealth Building Workshop for Women on February 4 in Boston, and Wealth Mindset on February 6 at Boston University.

 

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How To Drive Diversity And Inclusion At Conferences And Events https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2020/01/16/how-to-drive-diversity-and-inclusion-at-conferences-and-events/#5b41b52275d9 https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2020/01/16/how-to-drive-diversity-and-inclusion-at-conferences-and-events/#5b41b52275d9#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:30:42 +0000 https://innovationwomen.com/?p=7148 As we enter 2020, gender diversity on stage at conferences and events is still an issue. Nearly two-thirds of all speakers globally are still men. Why do we care, aside from the inherent fairness of it all and the fact that events are better when they are diverse and inclusive? […]

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As we enter 2020, gender diversity on stage at conferences and events is still an issue. Nearly two-thirds of all speakers globally are still men.

Why do we care, aside from the inherent fairness of it all and the fact that events are better when they are diverse and inclusive? We care because women and other underrepresented groups need access to the stage to advance their careers and their businesses. When this happens, world economies grow, and we all benefit.

Being a speaker at a major conference can help you advance in your career. Speakers receive more job and board seat offers. They are seen as industry and thought leaders. They are able to share their stories and ideas. They receive more promotions and raises. External visibility can help create internal visibility.

Taking the stage allows you to speak to large numbers of potential partners and customers. And it’s not just the people in the room. Your name and your company name are marketed as the event is marketed. You are featured in thousands of emails, brochures, and social media and website mentions leading up to the event. You become better known in the community at large.

Equality on stage helps us combat unconscious bias by increasing exposure to currently underrepresented groups and countering any stereotypes. Make it normal to see women on stage at conferences and events, and it becomes harder to maintain some of those outdated stereotypes.

But event managers often push back against requests for gender equity on stage. They point to overall industry ratios. Yes, it may be harder to field a balanced panel if your industry segment is only 21% female, but there are strategies you can employ in your quest for diversity and inclusion onstage. Here are a few suggestions:

Create A Pipeline

Keynote speakers don’t just magically appear. People speak for years before they are capable of keynoting. Every conference should be able to offer younger, less experienced speakers the opportunity to practice and grow. Consider different formats (panels, fireside chats, roundtables or side stages) to help build speaker resumes and experiences.

Pay Your Speakers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women are more likely to work for smaller companies and more likely to work part-time, making it harder to leave the office behind and speak without pay. Paying speakers can help balance the scales. According to our proprietary research, half of all event managers say they have zero budget for speakers. This keeps the onstage crowd older and more affluent, further limiting diversity.

Partner For Diversity

The reality is that we all spend a lot of time with people who look and think like we do. Look for other organizations to work with to drive diversity and inclusion. Reach out to different organizations in order to expand your reach. Invite them to work with you to deliver a more inclusive view of the world. Ask them to share your calls for speakers and invite their members to apply.

Plan Ahead

Some event managers say that they invite just as many women as men, but the women say no more often. Women are still more likely to be primary caregivers and responsible for the home, kids and extended family. This means they may need a little more support in order to be able to say yes. Longer lead times on speaker invitations benefit everyone, but women in particular. Ask earlier. You may also see more diverse results if you offer thoughtful amenities like mother’s rooms or day care.

Making the effort to improve the diversity of the speakers at your events not only elevates these speakers’ careers, improving the business landscape for us all, but also makes your event more interesting and valuable to attendees. Use these steps to be intentional about making your events more diverse.

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Innovation Women Speakers: January 10, 2020 https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-january-10-2020/ https://innovationwomen.com/innovation-women-speakers-january-10-2020/#respond Fri, 10 Jan 2020 20:50:57 +0000 https://innovationwomen.com/?p=6901 The post Innovation Women Speakers: January 10, 2020 appeared first on Innovation Women.

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Emerald Greenforest presents her free seminar “Prosper with Podcasting” on January 15. 

 

 

Stephanie Smith will be speaking at HSMAI Marketing Strategy Conference on January 22 in New York City, and Hotel Revenue Conference on February 19-21 in Seattle WA.

 

 

Ilhiana Rojas-Saldana will be speaking at Latinos in Tech: Elevating Your Personal Brand in 2020 on January 28 in Boston MA.

 

 

Michelle Tillis Lederman will be speaking at these events: NYC SHRM Webinar: CONNECTED LEADERSHIP Foster and Retain an Engaged Team on January 17The Value of Conflict on January 22 in Charleston SC, and the Webinar: Connected Leadership… How To Get What You Want on January 23.

 

Uche Maple will be speaking at these events: Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM on February 7 in Washington DC, and EMPOWER ENGAGE EXECUTE: The Secret to Career Success on February 29 in Tyler TX.

 

 

Watch Nancy Li‘s video Don’t Ask For A Raise During End-of-year Performance Review! & Why on her YouTube channel. Nancy is sharing her personal system on how to get a raise.

 

 

Caryanne Keenan presents her webinar Mentors Matter: The Whys & Hows of Women Finding Professional Mentors on January 21.

 

 

Myrna Greenfield will be speaking at Winter Warm Up: A Creative Bootcamp for Independent Businesses on January 19-20 in Boston MA.

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Cape Cod Women’s Association To Meet https://www.capenews.net/bourne/briefs/cape-cod-women-s-association-to-meet/article_fad9d4e6-17c4-5523-8759-025bb115f2ab.html https://www.capenews.net/bourne/briefs/cape-cod-women-s-association-to-meet/article_fad9d4e6-17c4-5523-8759-025bb115f2ab.html#respond Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:00:54 +0000 https://innovationwomen.com/?p=6747 Bobbie Carlton, founder of Carlton PR and Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, will speak at the Tuesday, January 14, meeting of the Cape Cod Women’s Association. The meeting is from 5 to 8 PM, Ivy Room, DoubleTree by Hilton, 287 Iyanough Road (Route 28), Hyannis.

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Bobbie Carlton, founder of Carlton PR and Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, will speak at the Tuesday, January 14, meeting of the Cape Cod Women’s Association. The meeting is from 5 to 8 PM, Ivy Room, DoubleTree by Hilton, 287 Iyanough Road (Route 28), Hyannis.

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