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Femgineer Friends: Dealing with Push Back


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Have a great idea for a project or process improvement, but know it will get shot down? In this session, we’ll cover how to deal with push back from peers and supervisors, and provide you with strategies to getting the buy-in you need to make progress!

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Femgineer Friends: Dealing with Push Back

  1. 1. Femgineer Friends ... Group Mentoring Poornima Vijayashanker Session #5 - Dealing with Push Back July 26, 2013 1
  2. 2. Femgineer Friends ‣ Provide ongoing mentorship ‣ Meet bi-monthly to address topics that relate to professional development ‣ Group of people with common career backgrounds ‣ Invite-only ‣ Similar next steps ‣ Tech professionasl looking to level-up in their careers ‣ Benefits ‣ Help & support from your peers ‣ Share stories of successes and setbacks ‣ Intimate networking 2
  3. 3. ‣ Mentor leads a session ‣ Mentor may propose a topic or mentees may suggest one ‣ e-mail questions to be addressed day before ‣ During the session Mentor will provide suggestions, answer questions, and lead an open discussion ‣ Decorum of participants ‣ Fine to broadcast the topics on social media, but please be respectful when it comes to identifying participants and their identity confidential ‣ If you are going to actively participate we suggest you find a quiet and interruption-free zone ‣ Slides will be available online: ‣ ‣ Recordings will sent out to attendees How it Works 3
  4. 4. I. What is push back? II. Why do people push back? III. Why you should learn to embrace it? IV. How do you deal with it? V. How do start to get buy-in? Dealing with Push Back 4
  5. 5. Open Session 5
  6. 6. Thank you for participating! Session #6 - August 8, 2013 Bite Sized Approach to Getting Buy-In 6