TechWomenCircles

A program designed exclusively for women in technology.

A TechWomenCircle is a forum of 10 to 12 women who meet one morning a month for 6 months. The Circle provides a confidential and supportive environment where members gather to share experiences and bounce their most difficult challenges off one another. A trained expert facilitates each session keeping the discussions on track and assuring that each member has an equal chance to participate.

The Circle will provide participants a chance to work with other tech leaders in a small-­‐group, non-­‐competitive, confidential setting. Together, they will address ways to take advantage of opportunities and solve issues that impact their personal and professional success. Upon completion of the six-­‐month program, individuals will have created a powerful, enduring network of professional colleagues to whom they can turn for ongoing support. 

There are corporate TechWomenCircles that are exclusively for tech women in a specific company. Other TechWomenCircles are open to a cross section of women from different companies or industries. 

Benefits:

For a company 

  • A way to show how it values its women leaders 
  • A retention strategy 
  • A forum for innovative ideas, problem solving and uncovering best practices 


For the individual 

  • Opportunity to separate from the day to day and think about where they are going and how to get there 
  • High-­‐value interactions with peers on experiences of mutual interest 
  • Environment to air challenges and seek advice and support 
  • Forum to learn from peers by sharing stories, issues, personal aspirations in a candid and safe environment 
  • A way to get to know colleagues on a deeper and more meaningful level 

TechWomenCircle Activities: 

  • Personal Evaluation – assessment of issues, opportunities and challenges impacting an individual’s chance for career success 
  • Individual Planning – establishment of goals, objectives and priorities 
  • Member challenge – a group brainstorm session around an issue or opportunity that a member presents to group for feedback and input 
  • Weekly Member Update – a 3-­‐minute report by each individual of what has transpired during the past month highlighting new learnings or experiences gained from previous session 
  • Best Practices – Focus on a particular topic of interest to everyone. 
  • Guest Speakers – Invitation to an expert to join the meeting for part of the session. 


For more information on schedules and fees, please contact Linda Moraski.