Posts on Sep 2018

6 Key Traits Women in STEM Possess

By: Kathryn Rainville

What happens once women are in the workplace? Harvard Business Review recently published 6 key tenants that successful women in STEM have in common. They are:

  1. Telegraph confidence

A recent study cited in the article states “…that fewer than 2 in 10 women in STEM who have not achieved success report being extremely confident in their abilities,” even if they are perfectly capable and excel in their field. This confidence is everything for women in STEM, and of those who have achieved success, “…39% report such confidence” (Sherbin)

2.  Claim credit for your ideas

We hear it all the time, but based on a study cited in this article, “…82% of women in STEM say their contributions are ignored” (Sherbin). However, women who are successful in STEM boast a 14% higher likelihood of speaking up upon being overlooked. Dr. Velma Deleveaux shares her method of reclaiming her own ideas, in which she confronts the person who attempts to claim her idea and says “I’m so glad you agree with the idea I introduced earlier. Let me share some additional thoughts.” It’s important to stand up for yourself and your ideas, and this is one easy way to … Read more and comment

Mentorship Training with Tara Powers, CEO of Powers Resource Center


Please join us for our Mentorship Kick Off with Tara Powers, CEO of Powers Resource Center. The event will be hosted in Mountain Pass from 11:30 AM -12:30 PM

More about Tara Powers:

As a 20-year talent development professional, Tara Powers is an international best-selling author, award winning leadership expert, sought after speaker and crusader against boring, ineffective employee engagement initiatives and leadership training. She’s worked with over 200 companies and more than 15,000 leaders building programs and launching initiatives that deliver high touch and high impact for her clients.

For 4 years, Tara’s Leadership Programs have earned the prestigious recognition as a Top 10 Leadership 500 Award winner by alongside big names such as Korn Ferry, Level (3), Hilton, Honda, MIT and DDI. Tara is also a judge for the coveted Brandon Hall Excellence Awards which recognizes the best organizations globally that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results.

In July 2018, Tara published Virtual Team for Dummies with Wiley and was recognized in Colorado Business Magazine as a Woman to Watch.

Tara speaks nationally on vital topics such as the importance of women in leadership, … Read more and comment

The Summer of the Female C-Suite

It may be too soon to declare this, but this seems to be the summer of female CEOs and C-Suite appointments.

Between Heineken appointing a woman as the CEO of the USA division, and GM appointing another woman to the C-Suite (as the CFO), we are seeing a few more cracks in the glass ceiling.

Heineken’s appointment of Maggie Timoney marks “…the first woman to lead a major U.S. beer supplier” (Schultz). Timoney has an impressive resume with the company, and arguably a better reputation. After spending the previous five years as CEO in Ireland, she has been regarded by her colleagues as “…a competitive and energetic leader who is known for inspiring teams, operationalizing plans and mobilizing organizations to deliver business results” (Schultz). In an industry that has remained male-dominated, and smaller breweries (even those that become major) are passed down through generations, Timoney’s appointment demonstrates the rise of women in the industry, and the relevance of female leaders in the alcohol industry.

Mentorships, allies, and women supporting each other all stick out in the story of Dhivya Suryadevara’s ascention to GM’s CFO position. Mary Barra (GM’s CEO) “…selected another high-achieving woman to join her in the executive suite” … Read more and comment

Learn how to code!

DWN learned how to code during Women in Tech week! Thanks to BeverlyAnne Torkelson for leading a great training on coding! The technology-driven world we live in calls for many different skills – coding being one in high demand. If you weren’t able to attend this training, check out this training deck here! This deck includes an overview of coding and resources to help you learn code.… Read more and comment

Leader Series: Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram


Join DWN for a unique session with YouTube & Instagram star Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram. Kristina is the founder and creator of FullyRaw and will speak about her journey as an entreprenuer, how she uses healthy habits to balance her life, and will share her insights on growing a digital platform.

Read more about Kristina:

YouTube celebrity and Raw Vegan chef Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram is also the founder and creator of FullyRaw, and also the Rawfully Organic co-op. She is a pioneer in the national and local, organic food co-operative movement and she is based in Houston, TX. She has been 100% raw for over 12 years and features this on her site

With over 90 million YouTube views and over 2M combined viewers on all her social media platforms, Kristina is also partnering with the INTI network to promote a series of healthy lifestyle vinettes called, “Good Mood.” INTI will appear on SLING TV and also ALTUS in the US and abroad.

Aside from her devout passion to educating and creative culinary experiences, she currently owns and operates three businesses, FullyRaw by KristinaFullyRaw Juice, and the nations largest organic cooperative to create a

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Training Tuesday: Navigating Negotiations


Join Cindi Fukami from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business in our next Training Tuesday series: Navigating Negotiations. Negotiation skills are important for both informal day-to-day tasks, and more formal interactions. In this training, you’ll learn best practices for negotiating in the workplace, and how to be more effective when communicating your stance on a given subject.

Not able to make the training in person? No worries! We will be filming the event and sharing it with all of our members afterwards.… Read more and comment