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Changing the Face of Technology with Women

DFW*ATW Women Who Leap

  • 16 Apr 2020
  • 30 Apr 2020
  • 3 sessions
  • 16 Apr 2020, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM (CDT)
  • 23 Apr 2020, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM (CDT)
  • 30 Apr 2020, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM (CDT)
  • Virtual Meeting
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  • Cost includes all three sessions.

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Women Who Leap -- Your Time Is Now!

Introducing three focused, targeted sessions for women who are ready to take a leap into their next adventure. Learn how you brand yourself, share your profile, and network effectively with experts.

Cost for all three sessions:  $20 (members only)

 Attendance is limited to 30 members, and all ticket sales are final.

Join us Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm for the following topics:

April 16:  Art of Hello - Paula Calise

As professionals we all deserve to be known for our achievements and to be understood for our value proposition. Often called personal branding, the core is introducing yourself to people in a way that the listener understands the essence of your professional life. Once scripted and perfected, your branded introduction is a durable asset. It will serve as your networking introduction, as your LinkedIn profile summary, the opening to your bio, as the professional summary of your resume, and for internal meetings with new partners or executives.  It is useful for emerging professionals, for senior leaders, for business owners, for those seeking positions on boards, and job seekers.

A well-conceived professional brand introduction is the old-fashioned elevator pitch polished up to a professional level with a memorable impact. It differentiates you from others. So simple to recognize when done well, and so hard to make one your own. Paula provides the background, tips and rules and a three-step method that results in you having a professional brand introduction of your own to use, that day. It’s called The Art of Hello.

April 23:  Link for Success:  How to Improve Your LinkedIn Branding and Presence - Lucinda Ruch

Tips for job seekers to create a great presence and build a credible network that will open doors on LinkedIn. Lucinda will highlight, not just some crucial aspects of LinkedIn as a Career Development tool, but some key pointers to get the attention of hiring managers.  More importantly, she will share some examples of how to strategically use LinkedIn to build your network. Afterall, LinkedIn is not just for those in transition, it’s a lifelong Career Development tool. You just have to know how to use it to its full potential and your benefit.

April 30:  Intentional Networking - Jennifer Carter

How do you connect when you’re feeling isolated? A powerful network can help you extend your influence, advance your career, and find crucial resources. In this interactive session, Jennifer Carter shares her powerful approach to building a networking influence engine: defining your targets, setting a strategy, the who, what, “where” of virtual networking, and how to measure your results. Whether you’re a networking novice or a seasoned veteran, this session will give you new insights on how to get the best return on your networking time. 

Workshop Instructors


Paula Calise
Principal, Linked Executive Search

Paula specializes in filling hard to fill positions, completing over 450 searches since founding Linked Executive Search. Paula is known for rapidly finding talent to fill key positions that fit the company, culture and team effortlessly – delivering quality candidates who can step in and immediately produce positive results. Across many professions and industries, Paula often fills jobs that have been open for 6 weeks to 6 months, with others having tried to fill these roles prior to Paula being invited to do so. Named as a 2017-2018 Best of the Best Recruiting Firms by Forbes.
As a hiring manager by profession, Paula fills jobs like her clients would themselves, if they had the time. With years of leadership in sales and marketing from Viscem, TXU Energy, LexisNexis and IBM, she brings a wealth of placement experience and knowledge to every client Linked Executive Search serves.
Among other venue and organizations where she speaks, she is an instructor in the Cox Business School's Business Leadership Center and the Executive MBA program, both at Southern Methodist University, and the UTD EMBA program for mid-career professionals.
Paula earned an undergraduate degree in HR from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Houston. She is actively involved in community volunteerism and leadership. Paula serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of North Texas College of Business. She is a board member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Retail Executive Association, co-founder of Dallas Executive Women’s Network Group, a founding member and Vice President of The Board Connection, and a former Assistant Vice President of Southwest Higher Education Authority.

Lucinda Ruch
President, Link for Success

Lucinda Ruch is President of Link For Success, specializing in transforming business strategy and plans into real operational results. She specializes in LinkedIn and has spoken to hundreds of groups and taught thousands. She’s brought in the Co-Founder of LinkedIn to keynote her Dallas “Socially Savvy Social Media Seminar” as well as the globally known “Zen of Marketing” to Social Media Breakfast Dallas (SMB). 

Her credentials include:  MBA - Business, B.S. - Computer Science, 2 coaching certifications via TAB, I.A. certified in LinkedIn, frequent public speaker, achieved Top Most Recommended on LinkedIn, authored several publications and a patent. LinkedIn accredited her as in the “Top 1% Viewed”.  Founder of Social Media Breakfast, the 2nd largest social media group in TX.

Jennifer Carter
President, EWF International

Jennifer Carter is a seasoned leader, catalyst, entrepreneur, and advisor with nearly 20 years’ experience in marketing, building brands, shaping product, managing change, scaling companies, and transforming cultures. Always focused on shaping the fundamentals required for growth, she’s worked with a variety of companies, from Fortune 500 to start ups to non-profits and grant-funded organizations focused on social change.

Jennifer is a writer and sought-after speaker on women in business, business strategy, and career navigation. She’s an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and a member of the Dallas Business Journal’s Leadership Trust. She’s part of a double-entrepreneur household with her husband Jack, and is always on the lookout for partnerships and opportunities to help change the world.

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