Posts on Jul 2016

Leader Series: Rebecca Loevenguth (VP, Customer Operations) at Western Union

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Please join us on Wednesday, August 31st from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM where we continue our Leader Series with guest speaker Rebecca Loevenguth, VP of Customer Operations at Western Union. Her talk will focus on finding balance  while pursuing career advancement.

Talk summary:

“One of the biggest myths of our time is that as women advance in their careers, they must make sacrifices that usually involve spending more time at the office and less time with their families.  It doesn’t have to be true!  It’s possible to be even more balanced and happy as a woman advances in her career (while having children) – and not the other way around.  This talk will focus on how to free yourself from fear and comparison and focus on what’s important every day – to reach your career (and personal) potential.” – Rebecca

This event has limited seating. Please notify us if your availability changes (womensnetwork@dish.com) and we will open seats on the waitlist as soon as they become available. We look forward to seeing you there!

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WHERE: Mt. Elbert Conference Room

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#whatIreallyreallywant

What I really, really want is gender equality.

#GlobalGoals

Spice Girls ‘Wannabe” Remix

#TBT to the Spice Girls 1996 hit, “Wannabe”… the chart topper has been remade to advocate for Women’s Rights. This Global Goals campaign’s #WhatIReallyReallyWant movement sheds light on key issues affecting women today, including education for women, ending child marriage, equal pay for equal work and ending violence against women.

Girls and women are disproportionately affected by these challenges and are vital to building resilient communities to withstand them. Global Goals, a UN initiative, views 2016 is our chance to use our collective power and tell world leaders what we really, really want for girls and women.

“I think this film is a wonderful idea,” said former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. “How fabulous it is that after 20 years the legacy of the Spice Girls’ girl power is being used to encourage and empower a whole new generation?”

Viewers are called to join in the campaign online at globalgoals.org, by sharing a picture of #WhatIReallyReallyWant for girls and women. Responses will be shown to world leaders at the UN General Assembly during Global Goals Week in September 2016.

“The Global Goals will only ever be achieved if governments,

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Anniversary Party

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With over 600 members and 18 events on the books, the DISH Women’s Network has seen tremendous growth over the past year. The DISH Women’s Network invites you to celebrate these accomplishments at our One Year Anniversary Party on the Meridian Back Patio with beer, wine, and appetizers.

This year will feature keynote speaker Larissa Fontaine, Head of Apps at Google Play. Lisa is a former Olympian and a seasoned industry veteran who we are thrilled to have come speak. The event will also include our first awards presentation for ‘Mentor of the Year,’ ‘Woman to Watch,’ and ‘Trailblazer.’

Thank you for helping make this year a success. We look forward to celebrating with you on the 28th!

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Meridian Back Patio – 9601 S. Meridian Blvd.

 

larissa2Director, Global Head of Apps Business Development, Google Play

Larissa joined Google in 2005 and currently leads the Apps Business Development team for Google Play.  Previously, Larissa led global strategy and new business development for YouTube.  Prior to YouTube, she was a principal in the New Business Development team at Google, leading strategic partnerships … Read more and comment

Worklife Balance: What Male CEOs Have to Stay…

Author: Angela Vincent, Marketing Manager

Angela has over 28 years of advertising, sales and marketing experience, 16 of which have been earned right here at DISH. She currently manages the Creative Exchange graphic design team in Sales (Specialized Distribution).

Our work-life balance culture is improving and headed in the right direction, according to feedback gathered from male CEOs in the Wall Street Journal report: We Ask Male CEOs” What’s Your Work-Life Balance? (You’ll need to subscribe to the WSJ to read the whole article.)  Multiple male CEOs were interviewed and asked to share personal details about how they juggled a heavy load of career responsibilities while maintaining a fulfilling home life…or did they even attempt do both?

Some good news:

  • It’s not just a women’s issue. Most male CEOs may not often volunteer the answer to the quandary unless asked the question, but they do care and are executing strategies to achieve better balance than men in past decades.
  • Some report that it’s difficult, but yet very important for CEOs to “set the tone” that executives do care about the work-life balance. Some even make their calendars public in an effort to convey that particular message and encourage employees
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