Posts on Jan 2019

DWN Training Tuesday: Google’s #IAmRemarkable Workshop


#IAmRemarkable is a Google initiative seeking to empower women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. This workshop tackles a wide variety of topics from unconscious bias, to self-promotion, to meaningful ways to advance your career. Seats are limited so sign up now!

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Essential Skills & Strategies for Mentors & Mentees


In this workshop, you will learn how to be a successful mentor and mentee and how to get the most out of a mentorship from either side. Anyone who’s interested in becoming a mentor, being mentored, or forming better interpersonal relationships at work should consider attending this training.

LEAD specialist Brandon Twine will cover:

  • The strategies of the mentoring relationship including expectations, how to frame meetings, goal setting, and individual responsibilities.
  • Essential mentoring communication skills, such as effective knowledge sharing, being curious, asking powerful questions, and deep listening.
  • When to use different tools as a mentor such as advising, teaching, championing, coaching, and being a sounding board.

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What Serena Williams’ seed in Wimbledon shows us

One of many worries during a woman’s life is finding the right time to start a family. Recently, I was discussing this topic with friends from previous athletic teams, and we found that most of our teammates who decided to resume their careers after having a baby were at the peak performance of their careers with more than five years still to play the sport on a high level. Most of the athletes who continued their careers after delivering a child, were playing on elite leagues that provided an income that they could comfortably live with.

Serena Williams’ case is an example of the obstacles women face once they decide to start a family. Who would have thought that the highest paid tennis athlete was not going to be forgiven by the system? In 2018, the seven-time champion was “given” the 25th seed at Wimbledon after a 13- month maternity leave. While out on maternity, her ranking plunged from #1 to outside of the top 400, despite winning the Australian open in 2017 while being two months pregnant.

While each of the Grand Slam events has the prerogative to award its 32 seeds regardless of ranking to ensure a … Read more and comment

Leader Series: Dale Hopkins, President & CEO of iNDEMAND


Please join us for our Leader Series with Dale Hopkins, President & CEO of iNDEMAND. The event will be hosted in Mt. Elbert from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Doors will open at 11:40 am and will close promptly at 12:00 pm to ensure the event begins on time.

Please let us know if your availability changes so we may open your seat to another member.

More about Dale:

Dale Hopkins joined iNDEMAND in October, 2017 as President & CEO. Before that, she served leadership roles at Game Show Network, Championship Gaming Series, G4 Media,, and E! Networks. She has been honored with many industry accolades, including her induction into the 2017 class of Cable TV Pioneers.… Read more and comment

DISH Working Moms & Women’s Network: Training with Dr. Jenna Glover


Join DISH Women’s Network and Working Moms at DISH for this very special training! Jenna Glover, a Licensed Psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will be teaching us stress management and work life balance tips and tricks. Dr. Glover serves as Psychology Training Director of the Pediatric Mental Health Institute (PMHI) at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She works with children, adolescents, and families to help improve their ability to regulate emotions and communicate effectively. Attend this training to learn how to appropriately manage daily stressors and balance your life!

For those of you attending in Meridian a catered lunch will be provided. Seating is limited so sign up quickly!… Read more and comment

7 Tips for an improved new year outlook

As each year ends, we reflect and make inventory of our experiences and learnings during the year. This time is a great opportunity to adjust courses and commit to improve different areas of our lives. The following tips can be useful on that endeavor.

1. Take time to reflect and know yourself 
Reflect and revisit how you act and learn about your predispositions.

2. Set aside time for relaxation 
Separate time to rest and contemplate nature.

3. Perform activities that you enjoy 
Spend time with your family, exercise, go to art festivals or sports events.

4. Seek for opportunities to learn in your areas of interest 
Read an interesting book, go to trainings or workshops, take a class, pursue a certification.

5. Take advantage of networking events 
Listen to others and share your experiences. Stay connected.

6. Contribute in your community and workplace 
Volunteer in your community, be part of corporate initiatives, join a collective group and collaborate.

7. Be present 
Take in as much as you can from every experience.

Here at the DISH Women’s Network, we strive to provide opportunities to inspire and help people connect through our networking events such as the First Friday Coffee. We also … Read more and comment