Posts on Mar 2017

Meet the New York DISH Women’s Network Chapter

DWN welcomes the newly formed New York chapter this month! On March 3, the new chapter held their kick-off meeting and discussed their goals, objectives and talked about past DWN objectives. They also held a cookie bake-off on March 22 to discuss their 6-month plan. Their leadership committee is composed of 9 members, with Alexi Rosenberg heading up this committee. They can be reached at DWN_NYC@dish.com.

Alexis Rosenberg is the founding member in the New York office. She has been with DISH 8 years and is currently an account executive on the Direct Response team. Alexis says that she has always been interested in Women’s Rights. As a working mother, she stands up for mother’s rights and thought it was a positive change when her office incorporated a women’s nursing room. She is the founder of Direct Response Saleswomen, an organization that hosts networking events for women in the industry.

Mary Burfete has been a part of DISH for 4 years and in her industry for 17 years. Mary started at Viacom and held positions at VHI, Fox News, Huffington Post and Current TV. She is an account executive on the Direct Response team. She thinks DWN will give women

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Education Series: BEST – Presentation Skills

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The DISH Women’s Network is committed to empowering our members through networking and career development. Based on your feedback, our members want more resources to sharpen their skills and further their careers. We are excited to announce a new training initiative you will see throughout this year! We will be offering professional development courses and workshops on presentation and public speaking skills, effective communication techniques, and much more!

Our first training, delivered by Sales Training & Support, will be on Tuesday, March 28th and focus on honing your presentation skills. The training will be from 8:30am—4:00pm in Training Room 3.

Prior to registering, please obtain your manager’s permission to do so.

Please come with a presentation that you have given in the past year, or an idea/concept of a presentation you will give this year. We will be referencing and building upon your idea throughout the training, and you will walk away with a next-level presentation!

Leader Series: Jacqueline (“Jacque”) Hinman – Chairman and CEO of CH2M

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Please join us on Wednesday, March 22nd from 8:15 to 9:30 AM in the Mount Elbert Conference Room for a special breakfast fireside chat featuring Jacqueline (“Jacque”) Hinman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CH2M. We are thrilled to host Jacque as our first CEO and one of the 4% of women CEOs leading a Fortune 500 company.

CH2M is one of the world’s leading professional engineering design firms and is headquartered right here in the Meridian business park. CH2M has over 25,000 employees worldwide, providing services in over 50 countries and specializing in over 200 technical practice areas.

This special fireside chat will be hosted by our own Sruta Vootukuru (VP, Sling TV).

This event has limited seating which will be available on a first come, first seated basis. We are also providing coffee and bagels starting at 8:15 with the fireside chat starting promptly at 8:30. Please notify us if your availability changes (womensnetwork@dish.com). We look forward to seeing you there!


About Jacque:

Jacqueline (“Jacque”) Hinman brings more than 30 years of industry experience to her role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CH2M, a purpose-driven engineering and consulting firm … Read more and comment

Dress for Success 5K Powerwalk

Dress for Success is holding a 5K Powerwalk event on Saturday, April 22nd, 10 AM at Central Park Stapleton. This is an exciting opportunity to help empower women who are working toward success and a better future.

“Proceeds from the Dress for Success Power Walk fund programs for women in Denver living below poverty level, empowering them to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and life. Dress for Success is a wonderful organization that makes a huge difference in the lives of these women:”

*   100% of clients lived under the poverty level before coming to Dress for Success

*   76% of these women who participate in the Dress for Success Professional Women’s Group remain employed!

“We truly are about women helping other women find their way. The women that come to us are ready and eager to find work and start a career that will allow them to take care of their families. We provide clothing, coaching and confidence – the rest is up to them, but it sure helps having others believe in you and a voice saying – you can … Read more and comment

International Women’s Day: Standing Up to the Bull

This week the DISH Women’s Network is inspired by the outpouring of actions for International Women’s Day. One particular action stands out as a true change catalyst.

State Street Global Advisors, an investor unit within State Street Corp, has unveiled a new statue on Wall Street: a young girl defiantly standing in front of the Bull on Wall Street.

They have input the statue to encourage and challenge boards to increase the number of women on their boards. Companies that fail to increase the number of women will be voted against boards by the Advisors.

We applaud this effort as not only symbolic but as a true action of change.

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