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October 2021 Executive Women's Forum - Network Like a Ninja!

  • 10/14/2021
  • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • 2820 N. Meridian Drive
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Presented by Ivy Tech Community College

Event Agenda:

Network Like a Ninja Event Agenda

  • Registration and Donations to Girls Inc. 2:45-3 pm
  • Opening remarks 3:00-3:10 pm – Linda Hicks
  • Welcome to Ivy Tech 3:10-3:20 pm – President Sue Ellspermann
  • Introduction to the EWF 3:20-3:30 pm – Linda Calvin
  • Network like a Ninja Program – 3:30-4:30 pm – Caroline Dowd-Higgins
  • Networking at Courses Restaurant – 4:30-5:15 pm
  • Donations to Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis – 4:30-5:10 pm
  • Winners of Networking Gift Set and PowerShots by Faith Blackwell – 5:15 pm (You must be present to win.)
  • Adjourn 5:30 pm

A 2018 study published by SAGE Publishing in the Journal of Human Relations revealed that not only exclusion by men but also self-imposed barriers including hesitation and gendered modesty that prevent women from networking as effectively as their male counterparts. Research revealed that women's tendencies to harbor moral concerns about 'exploiting' social ties causes them to under-benefit from networking activities.

Rachel Thomas, President of LeanIn.org says, "I think men are socialized from the get-go to understand that mixing business and friendship is what you do to get ahead. We, as women, aren't as comfortable doing that."

On Thursday, October 14, from 3:00 pm-5:30 pm, please join Women & Hi Tech at our first in-person Executive Women’s Forum event since February 2019, Network Like a Ninja! We are thrilled to announce our guest speaker Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Caroline is a TedX Speaker, Career and Executive Coach, and an author of two books, (“This is Not the Career I Ordered” and soon to be published, “Thrive Where You Are”). She is also the host of the new online career empowerment series “Thrive! A Webisode Series about Career and Life Empowerment for Women,” and Vice President of Career Coaching and Employer Connections at Ivy Tech Community College.

The event is being sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College and will be held at their Culinary and Conference Center at 2820 N. Meridian Drive in downtown Indianapolis. Parking for this event is free. The event will start at 3:00 pm in the ballroom and end with a networking exercise from 4:15 pm-5:30 pm at the Courses Restaurant. Appetizers, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Additionally, each attendee will be eligible to win a FREE Montblanc Networking Gift Set valued at $500, including:

  • Montblanc Pen and Card Holder
  • $50 Vistaprint gift card
  • Two Moleskine Notebooks
Please note that attendees must follow any and all CDC guidelines that are in place at the time of this event.

We can't wait to see you there!

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