What’s A “Personal Board of Directors” and Why Don’t You Have One Yet?
Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
How to empower yourself and those around you through a strong support network
As a business professional, do you sometimes feel like life’s challenges are a never-ending battle? It’s no secret that because of our gender, career women and female business owners often face more obstacles and complexities than our male peers; but this does not mean we are less successful than men. To the contrary, statistics show that we are starting businesses at more than twice the rate of male counterparts.
How are we using our resources and succeeding despite the difficulties? Many successful women, be they CEO’s or mid-level professionals, have built what is called a “personal board of directors” or a “circle of influence.” These are a trusted group of advisors and friends who ask tough questions, challenge us, help us clarify our intentions, support us through the hardships, energize us, and push us to achieve our goals. And these close confidants expect that we will do the same to help them in business and in life.
At WXW’s April event, Sonya Jacobs, Director of Faculty Development for the University of Michigan Medical School and Margaret (Mim) Munzel, a senior consultant with The Arbor Consulting Group, Inc., will facilitate a “World Café” conversation where we will explore how to build and nurture a professional network.
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 East Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
7:30–8:00 Check-in, casual mingling, breakfast
8:00–9:15 World Cafe Sessions
9:15–9:30 Wrap-up and Close
Cost: $25.00 (Delicious Hot Breakfast included!)