WORKSHOP DETAILS

Morning Sessions

  • Mindset Matters in Leadership: Is Your Head in the Game? (Morning Session)
  • Engaging Women in the Political Process (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)
  • Negotiating Your Best Opportunity: Salary and Beyond (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)
  • Wise Women Plan Ahead: Financial & Legal Decision-Making (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)
  • Why Mentoring Matters (Mentoring Workshop: Part 1) (Morning Session)

Afternoon Sessions

  • Becoming Ms. Worcester (Afternoon Session)
  • Engaging Women in the Political Process (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)
  • Negotiating Your Best Opportunity: Salary and Beyond (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)
  • Wise Women Plan Ahead: Financial & Legal Decision-Making (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)
  • Getting Up to Speed on Mentoring (Mentoring Workshop: Part 2) (Afternoon Session)

Becoming Ms. Worcester (Afternoon Session)

If you’ve been wanting to make a positive difference in your community as well as your career, then this workshop is for you! Meet some of Worcester’s most community-involved women as they reveal the charitable opportunities that gave them the connections, skills and experience to boost their careers. These same opportunities are available to you—whether you volunteer at a local event or serve on a board. Get ready to meet the future Ms. “Worcester”—YOU! 

Mindset Matters in Leadership: Is Your Head in the Game? (Morning Session)

Do you find yourself easily distracted or upset at work? Are you stuck in your career or business, or feel burnt out, drained and uninspired? Then you need to know about mindset. By the end of today’s interactive session, you’ll have the tools, insights and strategies needed to stay positive and productive through challenges. You’ll know how to recognize and own your professional value with newfound clarity on your vision, values and goals. Go mindset!

Engaging Women in the Political Process (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

More women than ever are making their mark in the political process and creating positive change. If you want to join the process but something is holding you back, find answers and inspiration here. This empowering panel discussion—led by The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus—will encourage you to engage in politics in a way that’s right for you. Learn how to work on campaigns, educate others about issues that affect women’s lives and communities—and even run for office. Here’s to more women at the table!

Negotiating Your Best Opportunity: Salary and Beyond (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

You can’t afford to miss this one. In Massachusetts right now, women working full-time earn about 84 cents for every dollar a man earns. The gap is even larger for women of color. This power-session will position you for your best opportunity as you learn the strategy to negotiate a competitive salary, benefits and beyond. Plus, get an important update on the new Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. 

Wise Women Plan Ahead: Financial & Legal Decision-Making (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

This workshop is a great opportunity for women of all ages and life stages to prepare for the future. Walk through the smart decisions you need to make for building family and business wealth; preparing for events such as graduating college, marriage, divorce or aging; choosing your child’s guardian, and estate-planning. Don’t put this one off—you deserve the peace of mind and rewards that come with planning ahead.

Why Mentoring Matters (Mentoring Workshop: Part 1)

It is so powerful when women lift other women. Get energized and inspired by the personal and professional stories of women in various stages of their careers whose lives have been shaped by mentoring. Suzanne Weekes, Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will moderate this relevant and informative discussion.  Don’t miss the follow-up session—a fun speed mentoring workshop offered in the afternoon.

Getting Up to Speed on Mentoring (Mentoring Workshop: Part 2)

Looking for a mentor or a mentee? Want to brush up on your networking skills? This speed mentoring workshop is for you! Let us help you make quick but meaningful connections with potential mentors or mentees. During this fun, fast-paced, facilitated session, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a variety of women with mentoring experience, pursue opportunities to establish a mentoring relationship, exchange ideas – and contact info, too! Among the participants will be the panelists from the morning Mentoring Matters workshop.