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Girls in Technology DC - Session #3: Embracing Fear & Learning to Fail - 01/24/2017

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What would you do if you knew you would not fail? Everyone has great ideas, why do some people seem to make their ideas come alive while others struggle? Many people who are successful try new ideas and fail. In fact, they fail often. The difference between one person and another is the willingness to fail, reflect, attain advice/education, remain flexible to new ways of accomplishing their goals, and persisting.

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Girls in Technology DC - Session #3: Embracing Fear & Learning to Fail - 01/24/2017

  1. 1. Welcome Back GIT GIRLS Make sure to sign in at the front! Networking Exercise: Talk to at least 3 protégés and/or mentors 1. Use the 3 PUMP handshake to introduce yourself 2. State your name and where you go to school or work 3. Share what you want to study and/or want to be if you knew you couldn’t fail
  2. 2. Networking Exercise: Talk to at least 3 protégés and/or mentors 1. Use the 3 PUMP handshake to introduce yourself 2. State your name and where you go to school or work 3. Share what you want to study and/or want to be if you knew you couldn’t fail Hi, my name is Jenny. I am the Chair of GIT DC Mentor Protégé. If I could not fail, I would travel around the world helping children and women. And be a photographer during my globe trotting!
  3. 3. WELCOME Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program Washington DC Session 3: Embrace Fear & Learn to Fail GIT Talks: Resilient Women Agenda: The GIT Mentor-Protégé Program starts promptly at 6:00 PM. • 5:45 – 6:10pm: Sign-in/Networking/Refreshments (You must sign in with the GIT front desk in order to record your attendance) • 6:10 – 6:20pm: Welcome & Announcements • 6:20 – 7:20pm: GIT Talks: Resilient Women • 7:20 – 8:15pm: Mentor-Protégé Session • 8:15 – 8:30pm: Closing
  4. 4. FIELD OF DREAMS I want to make prosthetics for injured animals I am excited about starting a STEM club at school I want to integrate STEM with music therapy I aspire to create technologies that improves lives I will design robots that help with medical procedures I am going to be an environmental engineer to design greener cities I am going to study cyber security to protect us in the virtual space EVERYONE HAS DREAMS, PASSIONS, GOALS, AMBITIONS, and IDEAS
  5. 5. WHY AREN’T YOU PURSUING THEM? WHY ARE YOU STOPPING? WHY AREN’T YOU PERSERVERING? • I am not ready • I don’t know how • My parent’s won’t approve • It is too crazy of an idea • How will I afford it • What if it doesn’t work • No one will want it • There are competitors that are better • It’s too risky
  6. 6. #1 REASON: FEAR OF FAILURE
  7. 7. Education People Tools Finances Experience Idea SUCCESS PATH TO SUCCESS
  8. 8. Education People Tools FinancesExperience Idea SUCCESS SuccessFailure ACTUAL PATH TO SUCCESS
  9. 9. ACTUAL PATH TO SUCCESS • It’s NOT what we thought it would look like • There are many challenges and obstacles • There are many failures along the way • Success doesn’t come easy • There is no one right way towards success Success doesn’t come to you, YOU GO TO IT
  10. 10. …We should be teaching our students in STEM subjects: how to fail. Right now, we do not explicitly teach our students how to fail so that they can get right back up. That's in direct conflict with our goal: to prepare students to play competitively upon graduation. If our students are going to stop deadly pandemics, solve the energy crisis, and cure world hunger and poverty, they will have to be prepared to fail, over and over—and more important, they will need to know how to learn from those failures. -Elizabeth Gerber, McCormick School of Engineering and School of Communication at Northwestern University, and founder of Design for America. LEARN TO FAIL http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2012/11/23/stem-students-must-be-taught-to-fail
  11. 11. HOW TO FAIL When you fail Pick yourself back up Surround yourself with the right people Have the guts to adjust from failure and get back on your path Avoid making the same mistake. Be strategic. Have a plan. Take a different approach Don’t try to do it by yourself. Success is easier as a team If you fail again… Pick yourself up faster. Realize failure is all part of the success equation. Keep your eye on the prize
  12. 12. FAILING IS GOOD FOR SUCCESS “I wouldn’t be where I am now if I didn’t fail... a lot. The good, the bad, it’s all part of the success equation.” – Mark Cuban, Owner of NBA Dallas Mavericks “So it turns out that the cliché "When one door closes, another door opens" is more than a cliché after all. You just need to be confident enough to see that other open door. And that requires that you not stare at the closed door too long.” – Ekaterina Walter, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller "Think Like Zuck“ “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Thomas Edison “Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” – C.S. Lewis “Failure is necessary for success, we must fail faster to succeed sooner” – Unknown
  13. 13. “Failure and rejection are part of the steps toward achieving success....failure is a part of that whole process.....You just learn to pick yourself up. And the quicker and more RESILIENT you become, the better....” Michelle Obama FLOTUS
  14. 14. Deputy Director Girl Up United Nations Foundation Executive Director of the National Science & Technology Council White House Staff
  15. 15. These are sample discussion questions. Please remember to give everyone a chance to speak, and remember to learn everyone’s names! GIT Scholarship § Please review the GIT Scholarship details – criteria, due dates, and submission process § Conduct mock answers during mentoring session § Help GIT Girls prepare for a winning submission Questions for Protégés § What is your dream job? § What are your concerns about choosing a college, major, and/or career? § Have you ever failed or had challenges? How did you overcome the situation? § After listening to the speakers, share times you have been resilient Questions for Mentors § What was the most difficult challenge/failure you had during college, career, personal life? How did you overcome these obstacles? § Who can I seek for help in college? What resources are available in high school/college to make sure I am improving, or stay on the right track? § How can I convince my parents that my dream job/college is worth pursuing? § Any advice on how to be more resilient? MENTORING SESSION
  16. 16. Which protégé has inspired you most? GIT MS INSPIRATION AWARD This award will be given to the girl who has shared her ideas, encourages others to be more active, and is a role model and inspiration to other protégés
  17. 17. GIT SCHOLARSHIP CONFERENCE CALLS This conference call is a courtesy information session for DC GIT Girls, parents, and school administrators. Learn about the GIT Scholarship and submission process. Session 1: Tuesday February 7, 2017 @ 7PM Or Session 2: Wednesday March 22, 2017 @ 7PM Email to follow.
  18. 18. GIT SHARING OUR SUCCESS SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:00 – 7:30PM Pop-up STEM fair plus panel with Women in STEM. Location: Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center, 901 15th Street NW, Washington DC
  19. 19. Which protégé has inspired you most? GIT MS INSPIRATION AWARD This award will be given to the girl who has shared her ideas, encourages others to be more active, and is a role model and inspiration to other protégés GIT SITES & RESOURCES Please FOLLOW, LIKE, SHARE & CONTRIBUTE! #GITDC #GITMentors #GITGirls *Blog: http://bit.ly/GITBlog *Facebook: http://bit.ly/GITfacebook *Twitter: http://bit.ly/GITTweet *Instagram: http://bit.ly/GITInsta *Snapchat: http://bit.ly/GITSnapchat *Website: http://bit.ly/GITwebsite *YouTube: http://bit.ly/GITYouTube
  20. 20. CLOSING REMINDERS: • Apply for GIT Scholarship • Register for experiences and opportunities • Challenge yourself and learning something new • Add and share with us on social Media • Write a blog about what you enjoyed, email to: girlsintechdc@gmail.com • NEXT SESSION • Session #4: Passion + STEM - Tuesday, 2/28/2017 Reminders: • Apply for job shadowing and award opportunities • Register for GIT Events • Add and share with us on Social Media • Write a blog about what you enjoyed Email to: girlsintechdc@gmail.com • Session #2: LEADERSHIP • Tuesday, 11/22/16 CLOSING Reminders: • Apply for job shadowing and award opportunities • Register for GIT Events • Add and share with us on Social Media • Write a blog about what you enjoyed Email to: girlsintechdc@gmail.com • Session #2: LEADERSHIP • Tuesday, 11/22/16 CLOSING
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What would you do if you knew you would not fail? Everyone has great ideas, why do some people seem to make their ideas come alive while others struggle? Many people who are successful try new ideas and fail. In fact, they fail often. The difference between one person and another is the willingness to fail, reflect, attain advice/education, remain flexible to new ways of accomplishing their goals, and persisting.

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