September 27, 2018 | Charlotte: Leadership Conversation: Leading Your Way to the Top
This leadership conversation is run by Kathryn Williams, PhD., Executive Development Consultant and Founding Partner, KRW International. Kathryn Williams and her partners are credited with being among the first pioneers of modern executive development. KRW created the first 360 tool in the early 1980s, and refined the premier senior executive development process by the early 1990s. Kathryn will share insights from her career coaching elite senior leaders of Fortune 500 corporations, foundations, and major nonprofits. Her assessment and follow-up development coaching has revealed some significant differences in those leaders that succeed and those that plateau and derail. Registration is required.
October 3, 2018 | It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder With Dr. Paige Meltzer
It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder: When she encouraged women to “lean in,” Sheryl Sandberg wrote that building professional opportunities is like playing on a jungle gym, not climbing a ladder. Wake Forest women are invited to join Dr. Paige Meltzer, founding Director of Wake Forest’s Women’s Center, for a special session on building career opportunities and professional growth. In this session, we’ll talk about why this metaphor, credited to Fortune magazine editor Pattie Sellers, is especially important for women, crowd source what’s worked and what the challenges have been for women in the room. We’ll conclude with an activity that pushes us to think beyond traditional models of upward professional growth so participants can leave with a “next move” on their own jungle gym journeys.
October 2018 | Reflect, Check, Next: 30 Day Challenge to Own Your Career and Life After College
We’ve designed this 30-day challenge to offer quick, daily action items and resources to help you to reflect on where you are personally and professionally, to check in with your mentors and advisers and gather feedback, and ultimately to own what comes next in your career. To participate, follow us on Instagram @LifeAfterWake and comment on and like our daily posts.
October 2, 2018 | Queer Voices: The State of Our Queer Union
All are invited to hear LGBTQ Wake Forest alumni share their perspectives on the state of LGBTQ affairs across a variety of fields such as law, policy, advocacy, organizing, and the arts. This panel discussion is the Keynote Event for Wake Forest’s 2018 Queer History Month and is hosted in Pugh Auditorium at 6pm. There is a reception following the event.
October 11, 2018 | NYC Trek Networking Reception
On October 11-12th, 16 current Wake Forest students are “career trekking” to learn more about PR, Advertising and Marketing, as well as explore NYC as a career destination. Please join us on Thursday, October 11th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Irvignton NYC for a facilitated networking reception where we hope you’ll share about your organization, your experiences in your current and past roles, and give advice about living and working in NYC. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Please use this registration link to RSVP by October 1st.