Registration: 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Workshop: 4 – 5:15 p.m.
Panel: 5:15 – 6 p.m.
What would it look like if you had a 10-fold increase in your networking skills? Skills in networking are typically not something that people put a lot of concerted, thoughtful effort into…the “wing it” approach usually rules the day. After all, even the word “networking” brings up awkward experiences from the past for many of us!
But when you think about it, how many jobs have you gotten through your network, as opposed to applying “cold” through a website? Unfortunately, women are often at a disadvantage in the networking game with still lower numbers of women in technical fields. A recent study conducted by university researchers Sofia Bapna and Russell Funk, said “women had worse networking outcomes than men. Relative to men, women met 42% fewer new contacts, spent 48% less time talking to them, and added 25% fewer connections on LinkedIn.”
Women in Technology: Hollywood understands this challenge and invites you to attend our next event to tackle it head on! The agenda has been very deliberately designed to cause a non-linear, 10-fold breakthrough in your networking game. From the start, randomized seating introduces you to a table of other women likely not in your existing network. Your “new” network will then participate and engage in a highly interactive workshop followed by a panel discussion of experts. Then, we gather at the MESA holiday party and networking reception to put our new skills into practice!
4 – 5:15 p.m.
Workshop: Networking in Today’s World: Tools for High Impact Relationship Building
In this workshop you’ll learn how to redefine your networking goals, learn some creative intros, perfect “fast networking”, and learn how to implement the “60 Seconds of Value” networking tactic.
Madeline Mann, Director of People Operations, Gem and Founder, “Self Made Millennial” YouTube Channel
Introduction: Nadya Ichinomiya & Rachel Souder-Arguedas, Co-Founders, Women in Technology: Hollywood
5:15 – 6 p.m.
Panel: Your Network is your Net Worth
Power players in our industry and networking experts will share their success stories, advice and tips, and some funny fails in a panel conversation that brings to life the workshop lessons.
Moderator: Madeline Mann, Director of People Operations, Gem and Founder, “Self Made Millennial” YouTube Channel
Tami Holzman, Author, “From C-Student to the C-Suite”
Diana Means, President, Alliance of Women Filmmakers and Producer, Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
Katherine Vogt, HR Business Partner, LinkedIn
Toshino Yuhaku, Digital Media Executive; 20-year veteran of Sony Corporation
Co-located with the CDSA Content Protection Summit
Make sure to stay for the MESA Holiday Party (6 -7:30 pm) and put your new networking skills to work!