OPIC:(Forget a Mentor) Find a Sponsor.
Who's pulling for you? Who's got your back? Who's putting your hat
in the ring? Odds are this person is not a mentor but a sponsor.
Mentors can build your self-esteem and provide a sounding board - but
they're not your ticket to the top. If you're interested in
fast-tracking your career, what you need is a sponsor - a senior-level
champion who believes in your potential and is willing to advocate for
that next raise or promotion. At this event, economist and thought
leader Sylvia Ann Hewlett will demonstrate why sponsors are your proven
link to success. Mixing solid data with vivid real-life narratives,
Hewlett will reveal the "two-way street" that makes sponsorship such a
strong and mutually beneficial alliance. Whether you're looking to
lead a firm, company or community or fulfill other life goals, Hewlett
will teach you how to forge the relationships that truly have the power
to deliver you to your destination.
DISTINGUISHED GUEST: Sylvia Ann Hewlettis an economist
and the founder and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation, a
Manhattan-based think tank. She founded and chairs a task force of 75
multinational companies focused on fully realizing the new streams of
talent in the global labor market. For the last nine years, she's
directed the Gender and Policy Program at Columbia University's School
of International and Public Affairs. She's also co-director of the
Women's Leadership Program at the Columbia Business School. Hewlett is
the author of ten Harvard Business Review articles and ten critically
acclaimed books. She is currently ranked number eleven on the Thinkers
50 list of the world's most influential business gurus. Her writings
have appeared inThe New York Times, theFinancial Times,Foreign Affairs, and theInternational Herald Tribune,
and she is a featured blogger on the HBR Blog Network. In 2011, she
received the Women of the Year Award from the Financial Women's
Association. She is a frequent guest on TV and radio programs,
appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer,
Charlie Rose, ABC World News Tonight, The Today Show, The View, BBC
World News, and Talk of the Nation - and she has been lampooned on Saturday Night Live. A Kennedy Scholar and graduate of Cambridge University, Hewlett earned her PhD in economics at London University.
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