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WITI Boston Regional Network
Leadership Networking: Creating Your Competitive Advantage

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Long term career success requires a new approach to leading others and connecting with clients, colleagues, and your professional communities. Patti Hunt Dirlam and Marcie Schorr Hills will share their insight and ideas on how to leverage networking in today's (and tomorrow's) ever-changing business world.

Things you will learn about networking

  • develop a networking style that is authentic and personalized

  • be true to who you are; recognizing what you do well and enjoy doing

  • identify where to best utilize your strengths and talents

  • learn when and why to make the right connections

  • You'll also hear their personal stories, the various twists and turns their careers have taken and how they have elevated their own personal brands.

    Meeting Notes: Appetizers and beverages are provided. Bring your business cards and your smile. If you or your company wishes to host or sponsor an event please ask one of the leadership team members, visit http://www.witi.com/boston

    About Our Speaker(s)

    Dr. Marcie Schorr Hirsch consults, writes and presents on organizational behavior and management issues. Hirsch is a prolific writer on workplace issues and has been a regular contributor to People Management (a UK publication) and a writer for the management column in Working Women magazine.

    Hirsch is frequently tapped for her expertise on workplace issues, is often quoted in BostonWorks (Boston Sunday Globe) and has appeared on the Today Show, Chronicle, as well as the PBS Emmy Award-winning Out of Work. In addition, Hirsch has been the executive producer for several videos on work and careers, including The Recruiting Game and Good Job as well as broadcast programs The Good News About Being Fired and Dream Jobs.

    Prior to forming Hirsch/Hills, Hirsch held senior positions at Wellesley College, Brandeis University, and Tufts University. Hirsch holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She served as the President of the Human Resources Leadership Forum, a Boston-based professional association, from 2004 to 2007 and continues as a member of their board. She also serves as the Vice President of the Belmont Library Foundation.

    Patti Hunt Dirlam is an executive coach, seminar and national speaker. For over 20 years, her innovative thinking and straightforward approach has helped her clients successfully advance their business and career goals. Patti Hunt Dirlam is the author of The Power of Everyday Networking, an important new resource that shares her authentic networking expertise with you and helps you make real, everyday connections with the people you meet.

    SIn July 2006, Ms. Dirlam was named one of the region's Top Ten Executive Coaches by Women's Business Boston. She has presented at numerous conferences, published articles in several management journals and been interviewed on radio and television.

    Ms. Dirlam has held a number of executive positions, including Vice President of New Directions, Boston's leading executive career counseling firm, and Associate Director of Employment and Training at Harvard University. She is a member of a number of professional organizations and has served on several association and community boards. Ms. Dirlam holds an M.A. in Management from Lesley College and a B.A. in Education from Salem State College.

    Event Date and Venue

    This event will be held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at:

      Thomson Reuters
      22 Thomson Place, Tickers Cafeteria
      Boston, Massachusetts 02110

    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Check-in, Networking and Energy Break
    6:30 pm - 6:45 pm WITI Introduction and Welcome
    6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Leadership Networking Program with Marcie and Patti
    7:45 pm - 8:00 pm Next steps, next meetings and networking concludes


    Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

    About Our Sponsor(s)

    This program is sponsored by Thomson Reuters of Boston. Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Thomson Reuters combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

    Contact Us

    For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Deborah Stark ([email protected]).

    For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.