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Have you been told you need to be more strategic? If so, welcome to the club! ...

Have you been told you need to be more strategic? If so, welcome to the club!

Regardless of your role, not being strategic can hurt your career. You may not be included in meetings, considered for projects, or invited on customer visits. Ultimately, you may not be promoted.

Presented at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Oct 2013, this panel featured women who doubted their strategic ability at some point in their careers and what they learned about being strategic.

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  • Slide 1 (3 minutes) - Karen to welcome the audience and talk about the goals for the panelShow of hands – how many of you been told you need to be more strategic? If so, welcome to the club! Regardless of your role, not being strategic can hurt your career. You may not be included in meetings, considered for projects, or invited on customer visits. Ultimately, you may not be promoted.Over the next hour, you will hear from women who have doubted their strategic ability at some point in their careers and what they’ve learned about being strategic.I created a special Twitter hashtag for the panel. Please use it if you’re tweeting!Let’s get started with introductions
  • Slide 2 (6 minutes) - Karen to introduce herself, and then ask each panelist to introduce themselves “Briefly tell us about your career and your current position.”(I originally had our photos alphabetically, but I changed them to be in the order that we’re talking)
  • Karen to talkStrategy is a plan for future successIt’s about making decisions on where to play and how to winIt’s about creating something that is worth more than the sum of its parts
  • Slide 4: 5 minutes each panelist, 20 minutes totalDefining Vision… think big & take risk.. state dept & google (Ann Mei)Creating Strategy….understand & disrupt the competition; Get alignment, be crystal clear on objectives/what you’re solving for (Meena)Ensuring Success.…avoid crises, map back to what we’re solving for, expect change & clear on measures (Mary)Communicating, over and over again… stakeholder buy-in, communication along the way, adjusting communication (Christine)
  • Slide 5(8 minutes) - Karen to thank panelists and say something like, “You’ve all made it look so easy. Surely you’ve encountered some strategic pitfalls and challenges during your career. Would anyone like to share a time that didn’t go so well?(remaining time – 10 mins) – Karen to open it up to the audience for Q&A. She will have some questions prepared, in case the audience takes a while to warm up or approach the mics.
  • This is the last slide and must be included in the slide deck

Be More Strategic - Grace Hopper Conference Oct 2013 Be More Strategic - Grace Hopper Conference Oct 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • #GHC13 #bemorestrategic Be More Strategic! Stories & Tips From Experienced Technical Women 1:17 PM Karen Catlin Ann Mei Chang Mary Fernandez Meenakshi Kaul-Basu Christine Rimer 2013 Oct 2, 2013 2013
  • Introductions Karen Catlin Ann Mei Chang Meena Kaul-Basu Mary Fernandez Christine Rimer CEO Athentica Sr Advisor US Dept of State Director Oracle CEO MentorNet Director Intuit @kecatlin @annmei @mentornettweet 2013
  • What is strategy? strat·e·gy stratəjē Noun A plan of action or policy to achieve an overall goal. Dictionary image courtesy of Arvind Balaraman/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net 2013
  • Being strategic means #bemorestrategic #GHC13 Defining Vision Creating Strategy • Being audacious • Taking risks • Aligning objectives • Disrupting competition Ensuring Success Communicating, over and over again • Avoiding crises • Using metrics effectively • Conveying objectives • Expecting change 2013
  • Q&A Karen Catlin Ann Mei Chang Meena Kaul-Basu Mary Fernandez Christine Rimer CEO Athentica Sr Advisor US Dept of State Director Oracle CEO MentorNet Director Intuit @kecatlin @annmei @mentornettweet 2013
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