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Cultivate Your Own Advisory Board for Career Advancement

Presenter: JJ DiGeronimo

Join us as we discuss effective ways to define, plan and execute career advancement strategies with the help of your own advisory board which includes mentors and sponsors that can help guide you on your professional journey.

Professionals who attend this webinar will walk away with:

- A plan to create an effective and active advisory board
- Benefits of leveraging social media to create and manage an advisory board
- Guidelines and advantages of developing multiple advisory boards

As the president of Tech Savvy Women and Purposeful Woman, JJ DiGeronimo has been featured in many publications and TV shows including Forbes, Fox Business, ITWorld, Career-Intelligence and theglasshammer. She has been invited to speak at some of the largest companies and leadership events including Microsoft, Sears Holding Company, KeyBank, Symantec, VMware, Grace Hooper, NASA and Cisco.

She is also a featured columnist for Smart Business Magazine and an award-winning author of books including "The Working Woman's GPS," "Before You Say Yes" and her co-authored book "The Confident Woman."

In addition to leadership keynotes, webinars and videos for professional women, JJ is often called upon by executive teams to consult on diversity & inclusion strategies to retain and advance women in Science, Technology Engineering positions.

Prior to managing her own companies, JJ had a 20-year career in high tech, advancing into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies including VMware and Inktomi. She regularly leverages these relationships, her organization of Tech Savvy Women, along with hundreds of hours of research, to provide women and girls relevant and proven strategies for professional advancement within science, technology and engineering disciplines.

Throughout her career, JJ has made a positive impact in technology and, specifically, STEM. Her accomplishments and contributions include:

    Strategic Advisor for STEMPoweredKids, CoolTechGirls & Her Ideas in Motion - 2014
    Initiated "What DO Women in STEM DO" video channel - 2013
    Named to Top 25 People in Technology by Inside Business Cleveland
    Next Generation Indie Book Award for "The Working Women's GPS" - 2011
    Launched leadership blog for professional women - 2010
    Co-creator of diversity corporate initiative Women on Purpose at VMware to empower women in the technology industry and support career advancement- 2009
    Launched Tech Savvy Women a professional group of women in Tech & STEM with over 1200 members in 3 cities - 2008
    Innovation Award from the Small Business Network - 2005
    Entrepreneur Magazine featured her company, TechStudents, the largest database of technology graduates from 300 colleges and universities- 2004

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