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SWE's Career Insights Podcast Series


SWE's Career Insights Podcasts bring SWE to you in a portable and convenient audio format.

“Download these podcasts to enjoy the convenience of listening to career advancement advice and tips, discussions on work/life balance, and other professional and personal development topics on your own time. Check back often as we build our audio library and get the info you need to succeed.”


Interview with Jo Miller 

During WE14, Jo will be leading a Mega Session entitled “Building your Brand as an Emerging Leader” and at the CLI she will talk about launching your career on the leadership track.

CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc., Jo Miller is the creator of the Women’s Leadership Coaching™ system. Used successfully by thousands of emerging leaders worldwide, the system identifies the key steps to take to advance into positions of leadership and influence. A leading authority on leadership, Jo is sought-after, dynamic, and engaging speaker, delivering more than 60 speaking presentations annually to audiences of up to 1,200. She has traveled widely in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East to deliver keynotes and teach workshops for conferences, professional associations, and Fortune 1000 corporate employee initiatives. Jo has been developing and implementing coaching programs for emerging leaders since 1998. She was named one of Silicon Valley’s “Women of Influence” in 2008 and serves on the board of advisors for Global Tech Women.

Time: 10:53
Size: 4.95 MB
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Interview with Laura Belsten 

During WE14 Laura will be doing a Career Enhancement Series Session entitled “Social and Emotional Intelligence: Key Skills for Success” and a Mega Session on emotional intelligence.

Dr. Laura Belsten is the President and CEO of the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence, an international research and educational institution that teaches social + emotional intelligence skills to leaders, executives, managers and the coaches who coach them, around the globe. Her Ph.D. is in Human Communication with an emphasis in Leadership & Organizational Communication. She is also a Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, and has been on the faculty of the University of Denver for over 23 years, teaching courses in leadership and communication. She is also the author of the Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile, the most comprehensive, statistically valid, social + emotional intelligence profile in use in the business world today.

Time: 9:48
Size: 4.46 MB
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Interview with Jessica O. Matthews 

During WE14, Jessica will be the Collegiate Leadership Institutue keynote and Mega Session speaker. During her CLI keynote she will discuss social entrepreneurship, and her Mega Session is entitled "Humanistic Engineering: Creating With Your Emotional & Social Sensibilities." During this podcast, Jessica will talk more about her background, and what she plans to discuss during WE14. 

Time: 11:32
Size: 5.28 MB
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Interview with Dr. Miriam Reiss on "Keys to Career Success for Introverts" 

The majority of women in engineering, science and technology are introverts in personality style. Introverts are often perceived as more subdued in the work environment, more hesitant to initiate and less willing to speak up in professional situations. This behavior can influence their perception by both men and women in the work environment, and impact their job responsibilities, salary and career progression. The Webinar will delve into the mindset of the introvert and share valuable tools.

Time: 5:41
Size: 2.59 MB
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Interview with Katie Donovan on "Negotiating Pay and Benefits: The Script"

People who negotiate their pay can earn $1Million more during a career. Of course the sooner you learn the better but it is never too late. Women are hearing this message. Women are hearing about all the tactics and strategies they should use. Women are not hearing the answers to a very common concern. What do I say? This webinar answers that concern with scripts for the most common of situations in the manner of negotiation most comfortable and successful for women, the collaborative approach. Learn what to say to:

1. Start the negotiation
2. Promote accomplishments without bragging
3. Move the negotiation forward when the manager says no

Throughout the session you will gain insight into what management is thinking during the process.

Time: 10:18
Size: 4.69 MB
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Interview with Valencia Ray on "The 5 Principles to Perform at Your Best Part 1 and 2"

Our true capabilities and talents lie hidden within us until we learn how to move beyond limiting behaviors. This is not about fixing yourself; it is about learning and growing to reach more of your true potential. Learning how to intentionally and effectively direct your own brain and attention is a new way of accelerating self-awareness with greater ease, which can help you to build more momentum toward your dreams and goals, have more focus in your daily life, reclaim more confidence in yourself and your talents, and feel more passion for your work, career and life.

5 Principles to Perform at Your Best provides principles with neuroscience (brain science) underpinnings to “take back the steering wheel of your mind.

Time: 14:41
Size: 6.72 MB
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Interview with Bob Morrison on the “10 Commandments of Early, Middle and Late Career Financial Planning”

The Society of Women Engineers will present a 3 part series of webinars related to the different stages of financial planning. Bob Morrison will give you a sneak peak of all 3 webinars.

Time: 7:03 min
Size: 4.1MB
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Interview with Bob Jarvis on “Introduction to Six Sigma?”

This webinar will provide attendees with a high-level introduction to six sigma, and help them understand the kind of benefits companies achieve. They will also get an overview of the most common six sigma lifecycle (DMAIC), including objectives of each phase and typical project deliverables, plus sample tollgate artifacts from actual projects.

Time: 7:03 min
Size: 3.4MB
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Podcast with Sue Feldman on “What’s Different about Big Data?”

Big data is the latest buzzword in a long history of business technology panaceas. What’s the real value in big data? This presentation by Sue Feldman in July, CEO of Synthexis and longtime IDC analyst, discusses the substance behind the hype. This presentation defines big data and places it within the larger picture of converging technologies that will transform the computing environment. It gives concrete examples of big data uses, and concludes by outlining challenges and opportunities in this developing arena.

Time: 10:50 min
Size: 5.0MB
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Interview with Carol Fishman Cohen on “A Deeper Dive: Returning to Engineering after a Career Break”  

This webinar is a follow-up to her September 2013 SWE webinar on Strategies and Advice for Returning to Work in Engineering. We didn't have time to go into detail on all of the strategies, and there was not enough time to answer all of the excellent questions. We will touch on some of the strategies from the first webinar in order to familiarize people who did not participate in September, but the main focus will be on issues raised during the Q & A from the first webinar: dealing with age discrimination, whether or not to use temp or staffing agencies, do's and don'ts of approaching specific companies "do I go to the doors of the companies where I want to work?," language to use when returning after a personal health issue, and how to portray relevant coursework and volunteer experiences on the resume.

Time: 6:11 min
Size: 2.82MB
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Interview with Catherine Kaputa on “The Art of the Pitch: Pitching Yourself and Presenting Your Ideas Effectively”  

Being able to pitch yourself well in-person is critical in business. It’s powerful in business when people know your story and your can effectively market your value. Yet many people underutilize personal branding in pitching themselves and their accomplishments in business, and are poor presenters. Catherine will show you how to master the art of the personal pitch and give you tools for making memorable, persuasive presentations.

Time: 10:54 min
Size: 5.0MB
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Interview with Denise Brosseau on “Ready to be a Thought Leader?”  

Within their fields, thought leaders are sources of inspiration and innovation. They have the gift of harnessing their expertise and their networks to make their innovative thoughts real and easy to replicate, sparking sustainable change and even creating movements around their ideas. Why become a thought leader? No matter where you are in your career, thought leadership is the key that unlocks a whole new level of professional accomplishment and achievement as well as career and personal satisfaction. If you are ready to increase your influence, expand your impact and become a trusted change agent and thought leader in your niche, this program is for you.

Time: 6:19 min
Size: 2.9MB
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Interview with Barbara Taylor on "Managing Transitions - Making the Most of Change"  

Change, whether anticipated or not, can be difficult. In today’s world, all of us must continually deal with changes in all aspects of our lives – work, home, internally and in the world around us. Gone are the days of “one size fits all” solutions for dealing with change. This webinar provides a framework for understanding the impact of change on you and others – and how to effectively move through the transitions of change. Dealing with change (for good or not) impacts speed, work quality, motivation and resilience.

Time: 5:35 min
Size: 1.61MB
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Interview with Neeli Prasad on "Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M), and enabling technologies"  

INTERNET-OF-THINGS (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) hold the promise of transforming the way in which enterprises do business and how we live our lives. As such, the two topics go across technologies - from the very sensing and actuation all the way to the applications that sit in the cloud — including all the intermediate layers of network communication.
This lecture starts by presenting use cases of IoT and M2M from the already implemented to the smart-cities and -communities. Following this, the state-of-the-art enabling technologies will be presented with a walkthrough of the complete layers and architectures for wireless sensor networks and related technologies such as RFID. Next, end-to-end architectures for enabling the IoT and M2M eco-system are presented. Security, privacy, and trust are of the utmost importance in any scenario including personal or sensitive data or information and are present as a separate topic.

Time: 9:42 min
Size: 4.4MB
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Interview with Kelly Janowski on her two part series “Simply Social Media: Twitter” and “Seven Steps to a Stellar Linkedin Profile” 

Your fast food cup has a hashtag and your morning broadcast is full of "@" symbols, Twitter handles and tweets. Make sense of Twitter and learn how to join the world of microblogging now in this hour-long webinar. SWE's social media and public relations manager, Kelly Janowski will guide you through the ins and outs of setting up a Twitter account, connecting with relevant leaders and participating in conversations online. You'll learn the lingo and best practices, ending the session with ample time for any lingering questions you may have about using Twitter to network and stay in touch. Kelly will walk attendees through best practices that will transform your online presence. Learn how to highlight your strengths and leave this session with actionable tips to improve your profile now. Ensure you’re putting your best face forward in social media, because you never know who might be looking to fill your dream job.

Time: 7:07 min
Size: 1.61MB
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Interview with Sharon Dauk on "Venture Capital - How to Obtain It & What to Expect" 

Venture Capital has started many successful businesses   …   Google, Apple, Intel & Cisco are just a few of the most recognizable. Venture Capitalists invest in companies in return for an equity ownership and gaining a return on that ownership usually through a sale of the company or an IPO. So with a Venture Capital investment come strings and expectations for the entrepreneur. We will discuss when it’s right to seek Venture Capital; how to create a successful pitch, and what pitfalls to watch out for. We will also explore the extra challenges facing women seeking Venture Capital investments, but will focus on solutions on how to succeed in this very competitive marketplace.

Time: 14:11 min

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Interview with Linda Talley on "What you Male Mentor Won't tell you! The Secrets to Power and Success" 

Power and Status is an important aspect of social and business relationships. We see power imbalances between whites and people of other color, bosses and employees, and men and women. When discussing men and women, male behavior is more often associated with power. How can women change this perception? If you want to be and feel more powerful in your workplace and at home, this program is a must for you!

Time: 13:35 min

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Interview with Jacquelyn Nagel on "Biologically Inspired Engineering" 

Biological organisms, phenomena and strategies, referred to as biological systems, provide insight into sustainable and adaptable design, which can be used to inspire innovative, engineering solutions to human problems. Background information on biomimicry, knowledge transfer processes across the domains, and several examples of how biological inspiration has influenced the field of engineering will be given. In this webinar attendees will understand how they can learn from nature to solve engineering problems.

Time: 5:19 min
Size: 1.21MB
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Interview with Steven Collier “The Smart Grid: The What, Why and How? 

The electric utility system in the US, often referred to as “the grid,” is being transformed by market forces, technology developments and global competition. This webinar will review the key factors leading to the development of the grid as we know it today, describe why and how those factors have changed dramatically, and examine new circumstances that will require an entirely different kind of electric grid, generally referred to as the “Smart Grid,” will emerge.

Time: 12:35 min
Size: 2.88MB
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Interview with Todd Grimm on “3D Printing: What you need to Know”

3D printing (additive manufacturing) is a powerful tool for product design and manufacturing. But will it live up to the promises of revolutions in manufacturing and the home? Or will it plod along much as it has done for the past 25 years? And more importantly, how can 3D printing benefit your business and personal interests? Todd Grimm will provide a ‘primer’ on 3D printing followed by the highlights of the technology’s landscape and recent developments to offer a clearer picture of what is available, what the technology can do and what barriers and limitations must be addressed. He will then share his thoughts on realistic expectations and sound plans for the immediate future. Set realistic expectations as to what 3D printing can do while promoting enthusiasm and interest in the technology with the prime goal of assisting SWE members in deciding how and when to implement.

Time: 19:28 min
Size: 4.5MB
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Interview with Kathleen Buse on “Love your Job More – Believing and Achieving”

Research has shown that complex, multi-level factors impact women’s ability to achieve in engineering and other male-dominated professions. Structural issues in the workplace have been well documented but newer streams of research have focused on how society and culture impact a woman’s self-efficacy or her belief in herself to succeed. Our own research has focused on characteristics that distinguish women who persist in the engineering profession and we found that self-efficacy is directly related to a woman’s commitment to the profession. In this webinar, we seek to have everyone “love their job more” by understanding their own self-beliefs. We first discuss self-efficacy especially in a professional engineering role. We will share how self-efficacy differs for women from their male colleagues in the engineering profession, and we will provide participants with specific actions to aid them in developing their own beliefs to achieve and succeed.

Time: 11:14 min
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Interview with Terry Benzel on "Field of Cyber Security Research and Development and Opportunities for Women"

Cybersecurity is a constant challenge facing many aspects of our society. Society seemingly has an insatiable thirst for more and more cyber capabilities that is accelerating at an increasingly rapid pace. We eagerly adopt new cyber capabilities in the name of efficiency, convenience, entertainment, and even safety, but often do so without considering the increased risk we assume. This webinar will provide an overview of key topics in computer security with an emphasis on research and development. Security is a wide field, encompassing network security, operating system security, language-based security, forensics, privacy, as well as legal and policy issues. We will describe technical topics and opportunities. We will cover these varied topics, drawing on expertise from industry and academia. The broad goal of the webinar is to increase awareness in the field of cyber security research and development and to ultimately increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities in computer security research.

Time: 10:36 min
Size: 4.85MB
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Interview with Kelly Janowski on "Social Media: The Cliff Notes for Busy Businesswomen"

The Internet has transformed and permeated every aspect of our lives. From finding a place to live to researching a nanny and securing a recipe for tomorrow’s potluck, there are social media platforms designed for every facet of life. But how are these sites useful in your career? Social Media: The Cliff Notes for Busy Businesswomen provides an overview of various social media assets, how they can be used by professionals and why they’re worth your time. This webinar will show participants how to elevate social media from time wasted to time invested. This seminar will focus upon SWE’s main social media platforms and how we use these sites as a case study in social media applications.

Time: 4:13 min
Size: 1.93MB
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Interview with Dr. Nadya Fouad and Dr. Romila Singh on "Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering."

Using data from over 3,000 women engineers, Dr. Fouad and Dr. Singh will provide an overview of key behavioral, situational, and workplace factors that influence engineers’ decisions to stay in, or leave, the engineering field. The webinar will highlight personal, situational, and organizational factors that influence exit decisions among women engineers and as such is relevant to all constituents who work to recruit, retain, and manage highly skilled professionals.

Time: 9:24 min
Size: 4.3MB
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Interview with Beth Michaels on "Women on Boards - Confronting Reality."

Ms. Michaels will discuss the reality of women on boards. Women must be aware of the hard truths about gender bias and organizational leadership; we have abundant research on the current state of female leadership equity – or lack thereof – after more than 30 years of qualified women contributing in the workplace. This webinar will clarify the current state and the primary causes of the lack of gender balance today. Recommendations for what women can do to increase the odds of board appointments will be included, with interactive opportunities to clarify and debate these options.

Time: 9:45 min
Size: 8.9 MB
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Interview with Dr. Carl Hultman on "What Engineers Need to Know about Nanotechnology."

Carl will present a webinar about nanotechnology specifically targeted towards Engineers. Dr. Hultman will talk about why engineers need to learn about nanotechnology. He will describe the tools needed, the manufacturing and fabrication. This webinar will give an overview of the impact nanotechnology will have on business and careers.

Time: 5:41 min
Size: 2.6 MB
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Interview with Cristina Amorim, a Keynote Speaker at the annual conference in Baltimore, MD., on "In the Spotlight: Getting the Visibility & Recognition that You Deserve."

A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cristina initially applied her chemical and environmental engineering degrees at pharmaceutical companies, managing the regulatory aspects of environmental health and safety concerns. Today, she’s the first Chief Sustainability Officer of Life Technologies, a $7 billion biotechnology company on the leading edge of environmental, social, and corporate governance performance. Life Technologies has made an impressive commitment to embedding integrated sustainability principles, both as a part of the company's stewardship of community, people, science and ethics, and also within their business strategy and operations. Since 2004, Cristina has spearheaded a team at Life Technologies that has successfully executed sustainability-inspired growth strategies based on design-for-environment and green chemistry principles. Rather than working to meet compliance standards, she has taken a holistic approach by considering Life Technologies' full life cycle of its products, packaging, services and processes, in a manner that creates tangible, long-term value for the company and its stakeholders.

Time: 12:28 min
Size: 5.7 MB
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Interview with Dr. Valencia Ray on "The Art and Science of NeuroReInvention"

Dr. Valencia Ray discusses her September webinar on the topic of NeuroReInvention. Valencia Ray, M.D. is committed to helping leaders and teams reclaim their true potential, perform at their best and live a peace-filled life using The Art & Science of NeuroReInvention. She sold her eye surgery medical business to take her life purpose of 'restoring vision' to a whole new level as a keynote speaker, facilitator and executive coach. Dr. Ray is president of The Efficace Group, LLC, a leadership and business/life optimization consultancy. Her new book, “Leadership Beyond Gender” will be available in September. Dr. Ray will also be copresenting a workshop at the annual conference in Baltimore, MD.

Time: 17:26 min
Size: 8.0 MB
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Interview with Carol Fishman Cohen on "Strategies and Advice for Returning to Work after a Career Break"

Carol Fishman Cohen will present a webinar in September on returning to work after a career break. She is the co-author of career reentry strategy book Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work and the co-founder of iRelaunch, a company producing career reentry programs. Their flagship event, the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference has been held 15 times since 2008 in major U.S. cities and in London. The 16th Conference will be on October 2, 2013 at NYU/Stern's Kimmel Center. Over 10,000 people have attended their workshops, seminars, conferences and presentations. Carol has worked closely with technology companies and universities interested in helping women return to STEM fields, and with individuals who are returning to technical careers after time away. The following Forbes article details her approach.

Time: 9:14 min
Size: 4.2 MB
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Interview with WE13 Speaker Lynn Dugle on “Achieving Success in Any Environment”

Lynn Dugle is the Finale Keynote speaker at the annual conference in Baltimore, MD. Her talk is entitled “Achieving Success in any environment”. Lynn Dugle is a Raytheon Company vice president and president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS). In this role, Lynn serves as the most senior female operating executive at Raytheon. Raytheon IIS, with 2012 external revenues of $5.5 billion and 17,000 employees worldwide, provides a full range of ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), cybersecurity, training, space, logistics and engineering solutions for the intelligence community, government and civilian customers. Lynn is very active in her community and is also a passionate supporter of STEM and diversity. In 2012, Lynn was named by STEMconnector™ as one of the “100 Women Leaders in STEM.”

Time: 10:59 min
Size: 5.0 MB
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Interview with Aleen Bayard on “Fast Track or Off Track: Are you at Risk at Derailing?”

Aleen will be presenting a webinar in August on derailing behaviors. When evaluating our success as a leader or manager, most people consult their own internal scorecard with familiar benchmarks related to salary, job title, promotion and opportunities to advance. Naturally, we focus on past performance as the best indicator of our future success. This approach has merit, of course, but may be misleading at best and misguided at worst, because success can often mask the fact that we are often simultaneously building reputation in one area, while eroding our professional goodwill in another. In other words, all of the “right stuff” accomplished on your To Do list may be jeopardized by the “wrong stuff” on your To Stop list. This threat – which ironically increases with an individual’s seniority - has somewhat recently been attributed to the presence of ‘derailers.’ Derailers – or career stallers –are not the same as weaknesses. They are tendencies we have that left unnoticed and unchecked, can be disastrous to our confidence, credibility and impact. The question is: could you be one of the 50%? How do you know? What can you do about it?

Time: 5:01 min
Size: 2.3 MB
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Interview with Ana Reyes on "Developing Intercultural Competence: Cultural Self Awareness"

Ana will be presenting a webinar in July on Intercultural Competence. Ana Reyes is a founding partner with New Worlds Enterprise, specializing in global leadership development, culturally complex collaboration, virtual organization development, and applied ethnographic assessment. At home, abroad, or in globally dispersed projects, cultural complexity continues to challenge individuals, teams and organizations working across national, ethnic, professional, functional and organizational boundaries. In all of these contexts, “culture” routinely influences the entire range of organizational processes from talent recruitment and development to leadership, teamwork and change. Individual abilities to recognize and leverage cultural complexity can determine the success or failure of workforce engagement, productivity, innovation and satisfaction. Three frameworks, each with associated learning tools, have been developed over the last two decades for accelerating intercultural interaction and learning competencies. While each provides a different lens for understanding and managing cultural complexity, all three point to the importance of cultural self-awareness in acquiring what is alternatively referred to as Intercultural Competence, Cultural Intelligence and Cultural Agility.

Time: 6:57 min
Size: 3.18 MB
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Interview with Cathy Pieronek on "Title IX: The Good, The Bad, The Unfinished."

In July, Cathy will discuss Title IX and STEM education. SWE's Public Policy efforts focus on the application of Title IX, the law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education, to engineering programs specifically and all STEM programs generally. This webinar will provide participants with a background in Title IX to understand how the law works, what it has accomplished since its enactment in 1972 (both good and not so good), and what remains to be done in terms of bringing women into full participation with men in STEM educational opportunities.

Time: 4:23 min
Size: 2.0 MB
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Interview with Lynne Waymon on "The Women Engineer's Guide to Bringing in the Business Part 1 and 2"?

In July, Lynne will discuss the Eight Networking Competencies that are important to business success and In September she will talk about highlighting your expertise without bragging. Lynne Waymon is CEO of Contacts Count, the international training and consulting firm that specializes in professional and business networking. She’s a recognized expert and thought leader on how to put the tools of networking to work in the service of business and professional goals. Lynne is the co-author of Make Your Contacts Count (2nd edition, NY, American Management Association). In keynotes, training programs, and webinars she gives professionals in corporate, government, association, university, and non-profit audiences, practical strategies for getting things done through networking.

Time: 11:19 min
Size: 5.18 MB
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Interview with Dr. David Knezevic on "How Tablets, Apps, & the Cloud are Changing the Way Engineers Work"

Dr. David Knezevic is a Lecturer in the Institute for Applied Computational Science at Harvard, and a co-founder of Akselos, Inc., which is a startup that is commercializing state-of-the-art cloud-based software for high-fidelity engineering simulations. David holds a PhD from Oxford University (Rhodes scholar) and prior to his position at Harvard, he was a post-doctoral associate in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. David has expertise in a range of areas related to computational engineering, including applied mathematics, computer science, software development and supercomputing.

Time: 6:00 min
Size: 2.75 MB
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Interview with Alaina Levine on "Career Planning and Job Searching for Engineering Professionals: Academic Opportunities" and "Entrepreneurship 101 for Early Career Engineering Professionals"?

Alaina G. Levine is a Contributor to National Geographic, science and engineering writer, science and engineering careers consultant, professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her new book on networking strategies for scientists and engineers will be published by Wiley in 2013/14. In June, she will present a webinar on how to search for academic opportunities, and in October she will discuss the ins and outs of entrepreneurship for early career professionals.

Time: 13:52 min
Size: 6.35 MB
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Interview with WE11 Keynote Natalie Givans

Natalie Givans, Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, has learned a lot along the journey that has taken her from a young girl with dreams of becoming an astronaut to a senior leader of a nearly century old consulting firm tackling such pressing challenges as protecting the homeland, combating global terrorism, and improving cybersecurity. Solving clients' most complex problems is rewarding, but meeting the goals she sets for herself is also a priority. Natalie made a conscious decision early on to make sure fulfillment and meaning drove her success instead of the other way around.

Time: 9:26 min
Size: 2.16 MB
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Interview with Dr. Michael Seitchik on Building Trust, Cooperation, and Alignment in Teams

Teams often have trouble implementing their goals or hitting their targets because of a lack of trust, cooperation and alignment.  Whether it is an executive team or a cross-functional project team, most teams struggle with the same issues. This workshop will help participants: think about what is the right type of team they need to best meet their goals; understand that team effectiveness and productivity are best improved if team members work together on discussing and solving real business issues; recognize that team dynamics are not that “mysterious” once you know what to look for; utilize a set of skills and tools that we can change the way people run their meetings; develop strategies to build consensus in a relatively short period of time.

Time: 11:6 min
Size: 5.08 MB
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Interview with Dr. Casazza and Dr. Silverman on Becoming a Change Leader

Dr. Casazza and Dr. Silverman discuss how leaders can use their emotional intelligence to overcome resistance, manage risk, craft an effective message, provide motivators and create an ongoing system of communication.

Time: 11:43 min
Size: 2.68 MB
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Interview with Terra Winston and Kali Raoul on the Truth about Business Success

You work hard. You consistently deliver against your goals. You do everything that the company asks. A fast ascent up the corporate ladder is almost guaranteed, right? Unfortunately, in today’s competitive business environment strong performance is not enough to make you stand out. The higher that you move in any organization, the more important the personal side of business becomes to your career and even the bottom line.

Time: 13:42 min
Size: 9.41 MB
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Interview with Alaina Levine on Making a Mid-Career Change

Changing course in the middle of your career may be a bit scary, but it can also be strategic. Whether you are shifting employers, moving into management, taking on new tasks, relocating to a new city, or changing careers altogether, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure that you achieve your goals in an efficient and satisfactory manner.

Time: 16:36 min
Size: 11.4 MB
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Interview with Tricia Berry and Danielle Forget on Engineering Your Career

The statistics show that workers between the ages of 18 and 38 change jobs an average of 10 times. Whether you are changing positions within your current organization or changing employers every 2 years, you need to engineer your own career path. Knowledge about yourself and your workplace leads to career empowerment. And this empowerment is what ultimately offers you the freedom to do or be whatever you want in life on your own terms.  Engineer your career to ensure your career path is the one you want to be on.

Time: 13:51 min
Size: 6.34 MB
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Interview with Katherine Mayer on Making Risk a Winning Strategy

Building a track record of being a self-challenger and risk taker is critical to becoming an effective leader.  However, taking risks can be a challenge – especially for women.  According to the current research on gender and leadership, women tend to take more of a perfectionist and relationship oriented approach to leadership.  This seminar teaches women to strive for excellence in a comfortable and enjoyable manner as evidenced by the successful women who demonstrated a Collaborative Competitive™ approach to leadership.
Time: 11:36 min
Size: 5.31 MB
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Interview with Katie Snapp and Carol Wight on the Being an Intuitive Leader

Katie and Carol discuss some of the fundamental ways that the genders are not alike and how that impacts you as a woman in leadership within a male-dominated environment.
Time: 9:45 min
Size: 4.46 MB
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Interview with Cecilia Rose on Real Leadership

Real leaders know their strengths and weaknesses. Waking to who you are begins by extending your awareness: your gut instincts, your thoughts and feelings, and – ultimately – who you are beyond those thoughts, emotions, associations, and perceptions. The only way to find out who you are often begins with finding out who you are not.
Time: 11:37 min
Size: 5.32 MB
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Inspire the Next Generation of Engineering with Design Squad (An Interview with Natalie Hebshie)

Natalie Hebshie is an outreach coordinator at WGBH Educational Foundation. She builds awareness for, provides training around, and encourages use of WGBH series' resources. She has facilitated workshops around media literacy and educational children's programming at WGBH for the past seven years.

Time:  9:46 min
Size: 5.59 MB
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Introverted Leader: How to Build on Your Quiet Strength (An Interview with Jennifer Kahnweiler)

Jennifer is a speaker, executive coach, and author of The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength. Founder and president of AboutYOU, Inc., an Atlanta-based leadership consultancy, she is a frequent source for national media and a former workplace advice columnist forAARP, SHRM, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jennifer was selected as a featured work/life expert for the TBS television show Movie and a Makeover and also received the highest honor from the National Career Development Association. Her clients include Capital One, Turner, GE, the American Management Association, and the Coca- Cola Company. Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in counseling and organizational development, and specializes in developing and coaching introverted leaders.

Time: 14:36 min
Size: 8.4 MB
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Collaborative Competition: The New Approach to Thrive in a Global Economy (An Interview with Kathryn Mayer)

Kathryn founded KC Mayer Consulting, Inc. in 2003 to provide sophisticated and customized leadership development solutions for Fortune 100 to 1000 companies to drive their efforts to attract, develop and retain emerging and high potential business leaders. KC Mayer Consulting works with clients in the United States and Europe in competitive industries ranging from investment banking to pharmaceutical, with a special emphasis on women in the workplace and diversity issues.

Time: 11:21 min
Size: 6.49 MB
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2009 Keynote Speaker: (Interview with Darlene Solomon)

As the head of technology for a world-leading industrial research center, Darlene Solomon knows what it takes to stay at the forefront of technology. In her role as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Agilent Laboratories, the 25-year veteran is responsible for developing the company's long-term technology strategy and oversees its research and development activities. At the WE09 Conference, Solomon addressed the importance of women working together and staying on the leading edge of innovation in order to advance the world of technology.

Time: 10:16 min
Size: 5.87 MB
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Impact of Title IX on STEM (An Interview with Cathy Pieronek)

We spoke to Cathy Pieronek about the impact of Title IX on women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also known as STEM. Cathy is the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. She is also SWE's Title IX lead, chair of the Government Relations and Public Policy Committee and president of the Chicago Regional Section.

Time: 9:52 min
Size: 9 MB
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Your First 90 Days (An Interview with Heidi Holden)

Starting a new job can pose a number of challenges as well as significant opportunities that can impact your long-term role within an organization. Recently we spoke with Heidi Holden, manager of employee sourcing at FM Global, about successful strategies one should use during their first 90 days.

Time: 4:47 min
Size: 2 MB
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A New Look at Hostile Workplaces from the Winter 2009 issue of SWE Magazine 03/04/2009 Podcast

A word of advice to ambitious, intelligent, and savvy female engineers: Look closely at your prospective culture, because cultures that tolerate bullies can make your life miserable. Psychologists and researchers agree there's often not much that can be done in a company whose leaders are bullies -- except to play nice or ferret out a powerful, healthy supporter who can change the system.
Time: 11:02 min
Size: 10 MB
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Mentoring: Paying It Forward from the Winter 2009 issue of SWE Magazine

There is nothing as rewarding as seeing someone you have mentored, coached, or counseled move along their career path to where they want to be.
Time: 5:16 min
Size: 3 MB
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