Instagram was the rising star of the social media world for 2016 and it’s only going to get better in the coming year!
Are you using it to market your small business?
Lynn Switanowski of Creative Business Consulting Group will lead a dynamic session. Attendees will learn:
- how to determine which posts get the most likes, comments and shares
- which time of day delivers the most eyeballs, or the demographics of your followers and how long they spend on Instagram in a day
- tips to build Instagram business accounts which offer increased functionality and ways to track to make posts perform even more effectively when reaching customers or potential customers!
- tips to link Instagram and Facebook pages to spread your messages via sponsored ads on both platforms
If you’re ready for a deeper connection via social media with your customers this year– attend this session and learn how to make Instagram a powerful tool for your business in 2017!
Hosted by the Kirstein Business Library and Presented by the City of Boston Office of Economic Development and Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS).RSVP
“DREAM, GIRL” DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
Join us and General Assembly for a screening of Dream, Girl a documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring & ambitious female entrepreneurs.
The exclusive screening will take place General Assembly on 11/21 at 6:30pm – popcorn included!
FWBN Workshop: How to Network?
Women in Business
Workshop: How to Network
“Networking”… a word that can literally scare many of us.
But it doesn’t have to. Just like any other skill, networking can be acquired and honed.
Join us as we learn to build and maintain relationships strategically. We will also cover personal branding, pitch and tips to network a bit more easily.
The evening will offer 2 opportunities to practice.
Coffee & Connections – CWE Eastern MA – Oct 19
Join the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) for this must-attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other inventive, resourceful, and highly-productive business owners and experts. Come enjoy a continental-style breakfast and unlimited coffee!RSVP
Join the Boston Business Women for a networking event focused on building authentic leadership skills.
Authentic leadership skills are needed in today’s world whether you’re running a team, a family or a business. True leadership comes from speaking your truth and being present while listening. We’ll offer a short presentation on the art of collaborative communication, how to best receive feedback, and then we’ll break into networking!
What sets Boston Business Women events apart is our unique approach to creating intimate networking environments where lasting relationships are formed. Everyone introduces themselves and builds alliances.
“When you speak your truth the world opens up for you.” – Megan Marini, Co-Founder of Boston Business Women
1) Who are the Boston Business Women? We are a networking group specializing on educational and social events to inspire and connect the women of Boston. We host monthly events around town and also bring a large conference to the city every May.RSVP
Office Hours with the Refinery
The Refinery will be hosting Office Hours every day of WE BOS week!
Meet with investors and business coaches to get feedback on your business.
- High growth potential tech companies ready to scale i.e. have product/market/fit and are looking to raise capital
- Companies looking for guidance on building their team, marketing strategy, customer acquisition and financial
About The Refinery:
Join Innovation Women for an evening of speakers, workshops and panels dedicated to helping you take the next step in your career, or growing your company. We’ll also have ample time for networking with the awesome members of Innovation Women.
This event is designed for people at all levels. Attendees will be invited to participate in the workshops they feel best suit their current goals.
YOU DECIDE which panel or workshop:
- The best ways to secure a speaking opportunity
- Rocking your presentation/speech
- Capitalizing on speaking engagements to further your career or your business
For more information visit the RSVP link below:RSVP
GE: Women in Stem
Four dynamic women engineers from GE Global Research will lead an interactive conversation about STEM careers. They will share career insights, based on their own personal journeys, GE opportunities, and how to prepare for an exciting STEM career where you can make a real difference in the world. Audience members are invited to ask questions and participate in the discussion.
Catherine Graichen is a Senior Staff Software Engineer in GE Global Research’s Software Science and Analytics Organization. She has developed controls, analytics and process automation software for applications in energy, healthcare, finance, security, and transportation. She is an Agile Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner from the Scrum Alliance and GE Six Sigma Quality Black Belt. She holds 14 US patents and has co-authored several conference papers.
Lynn DeRose is a member of the Robotics and Machine-2-Machine Laboratory in the Software Science and Analytics Organization at GE Research. She instruments GE’s manufacturing equipment and products to identify, locate and monitor their condition. She provides this information back to the software analytics teams to build models of the equipment.
Judith Guzzo is a Senior Research Scientist at GE Global Research, focused in the Software Sciences & Analytics domain. She has over 20 years of technical and project leadership experience in asset visibility technologies of complex systems with 9 issued U.S. patents and over 15 peer-reviewed journal and conference proceedings. Judith has executed on numerous cross-functional and cross-disciplinary programs for GE’s industrial businesses, including GE Oil & Gas, GE Power and GE Healthcare, delivering innovative asset visibility and decisioning systems to enhance business productivity. Ms. Guzzo’s leadership strengths include the ability to integrate multiple team members while developing technical innovation and executing project goals.
Vrinda Rajiv is a senior computer scientist in the Software Laboratory at GE Global Research Center. She has more than 25 years of experience software architecture, data analytics, decision sciences, process engineering, diagnostic and prognostic technologies. She has ‘Software Architecture Professional’, ‘Six Sigma Black Belt’, ‘Agile Scrum Master’ and ‘Agile Product Owner certifications’. Vrinda has 8 US patents, published 6 external papers and authored more than 20 GE internal publications. She holds a M.B.A. in Finance and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Bombay, India.RSVP
MITX Influence(her) is an event series for young women in the MITX community who are looking to empower and educate themselves and grow in their careers. Our goal in creating this series is to support and develop the next level of female leaders in Boston. The Influence(her) series seeks to provide opportunities for young women to connect and find inspiration through exclusive access to leaders in the business field. After each event, attendees will leave feeling armed with the necessary tools to take their careers to the next level.
Join us for the final event in this series of MITX Influence(her) events in 2016!
This is a mentor round robin, where 10 groups of 10 women rotate every 10 minutes to 10 senior female executives. No formal agenda, but rather an open dialogue where attendees can bring questions like:
- Who’s one person in your life you always consult when you’re about to take big risks?
- Taking a new job in a new city- pro tips for handling all the change at once?
- What’s the best advice you’ve heard, that’s helped you make a tough decision in your career?
- Have you ever had to choose between salary and equity when starting a new job or negotiating a promotion? If so, how did you make this decision?
- What advice do you have for risk taking when there are other parties involved (ie making a risky business decision that could affect your company / employees, taking a risk that impacts your significant other)
- If you were to do it all over again, what’s one thing that you know now that you wish you knew then (when getting started).
- What mental model/framework do you go through to determine if a risk is worth taking?
- Tell us about one of the most pivotal parts of your life that helped you get to where you are today.
- How long did you take to make your decision?
- Sometimes opportunities come at the wrong time, what was your story?
- Is there any risk that you wish you had taken, but you decided to play it safe?
- Any regrets?
We’re providing you with unprecedented access to some of the best leaders in Boston, so bring your questions for these mentors – or start with these!RSVP
Powered by Women in Mass Challenge (WiMC): Debt Financing for Scaling Ventures
Having extensive experience in business development, corporate finance and strategic planning, sourcing and extending growth capital; strategic planning and execution; M&A; SEC reporting; and turnaround & workout engagements, Jane Mason will guide us to learn the strategy and details of debt financing for scaling ventures.