Across the world, many individuals are being encouraged to define their career paths earlier on in life. Whether it is to set oneself up for career success, or to “Keep up with the Joneses (or is it “Keeping up with the Kardashians” these days?),” students and young professionals feel the pressure more than ever to know who they are and where they are going in their careers from day one as a new graduate.
The New Career Committee at the 2016 Women Transforming Technology (#wt2sv) Event is comprised on young women 0-5 years into their careers. While these young professionals work across a variety of functions in the technology industry, they all have one thing in common. They are taking bold strides to define their own unique paths to professional success. Because of this commonality, these women sought to create two sessions for the New Career track at the Women Transforming Technology Event that would resonate with other young women in technology, while also highlighting real life questions and situations that arise on a regular basis for individuals newly minted into their careers.
Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant in Silicon Valley, Linda Thompson will be facilitating the Discovering Your Strengths and Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years? Mapping Your Goals sessions during the New Career breakout sessions. Learn more about these meaningful sessions below:
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Discovering Your Strengths
After years in school and now experience in the workplace, you know which skills are easy for you and which ones are challenges. As you advance in your career and gain skills as a leader, it is important to move beyond your basic skills and tap into your character strengths.
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to identify your signature strengths and learn how to capitalize on them. Character research shows that knowing and developing your character strengths can have a positive effect on personal and career growth.
Learn more about your unique strength profile and how you can create a personalized pathway to achieve your goals.
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years? Mapping Your Goals
This interactive workshop will help you develop a career map. How to understand your options, identifying and holding information interviews, leveraging your strengths while learning new skills to guide your path. You will leave this session with the beginning of a road map for your career journey.
We look forward to discussing the first few years in the professional world and growing with you all!
Price Peacock (VMware) on behalf of the WT2 New Career Committee