YWSE webinar--Building a Career as a Social Change Agent

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Join Young Women Social Entrepreneurs DC for a lunchtime webinar on leading a career as a social change agent with Alyssa Best, career
consultant and blogger.

Are you launching or expanding your career as a change agent and need extra support and encouragement? Join career consultant and social
entrepreneur, Alyssa Best, for this interactive webinar where you will be invited to consider what your dream job and schedule might look like and potential paths of getting there. By first visualizing ideal scenarios where you do the work that you love, we will create a plan of action to help you move in the right direction. We will explore how
to identify mentors and supportive professionals and strategies for managing your career transition.

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YWSE webinar--Building a Career as a Social Change Agent

  1. 1. September 8, 2010 Alyssa Best, Career Consultant YWSE Webinar: Building a Career as a Social Change Agent
  2. 2. Goals for the Webinar <ul><li>Encourage you to consider what your dream job and schedule might look like and potential paths of getting there </li></ul><ul><li>Explore how to identify mentors and supportive professionals and strategies for managing your career transition </li></ul><ul><li>Create a plan of action around launching or expanding your career as a change agent </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introductions
  4. 4. Write a paragraph about who you are and what your professional contribution to the world is on a daily basis in about 5 years, using present tense.
  5. 5. Build Your Cabinet <ul><li>As president of your company/social enterprise/life, having a cabinet of supportive professionals will be key to your success </li></ul><ul><li>These individuals could include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial planner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yoga teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career coach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic designer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Former supervisors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleagues/friends </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Write down 5 people who currently serve in your cabinet.
  7. 7. Write down 5 people whom you would like to add to your cabinet.
  8. 8. Strategies for Managing Career Transition <ul><li>Accountability partners </li></ul><ul><li>Business plan </li></ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Cash flow </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul>
  9. 9. Creating an Action Plan <ul><li>Start small </li></ul><ul><li>Do one small thing/day </li></ul><ul><li>Map out your career goals in: 3 months, 9 months, 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Identify important items you are procrastinating on </li></ul><ul><li>Set weekly and monthly benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Reward yourself for accomplishing tasks </li></ul>
  10. 10. What would you like to accomplish by the end of September?
  11. 11. Write down three things you can do this week to get started or move further towards your career goals.
  12. 12. Further Resources <ul><li>Young Women Social Entrepreneurs: www.ywse.org </li></ul><ul><li>Echoing Green: http://www.echoinggreen.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Ashoka: Innovators for the Public: http://www.ashoka.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives: http://www.fwe.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Social Enterprise Alliance: http://www.se-alliance.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Social Venture Network: http://www.svn.org/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Q & A
  14. 14. Contact Information <ul><li>Contact me with any questions or comments or </li></ul><ul><li>to share a success story! </li></ul><ul><li>Alyssa Best </li></ul><ul><li>Career Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.alyssabest.com </li></ul><ul><li>LYJ (Love Your Job)Blog: http://lyjnow.wordpress.com </li></ul>

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