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Building Your Personal Brand: Own your Superpower!

Building Your Personal Brand: Own your Superpower!

Personal Brand is the new buzzword in career development. It is an ongoing process of establishing an image or impression of yourself in the minds of others. It is what people think about you when you are not in the room. In simple words, it is like establishing a trademark of your personality based on the traits you have developed as a part of creating your vision.

The Art of Communicating Effectively

The Art of Communicating Effectively

Effective Communication is a key skill to becoming a good leader. It is not what you say but how you say it. It is more than just exchanging information. It is about understanding the intentions behind the information and being able to clearly convey a message that makes the other person feel heard and understood.

WEST is having an impact!

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WEST is having an impact!

We have published our midpoint report for the first cohort of WEST mentees and mentors and we are thrilled with the results! We launched this cohort with the help of our sponsors: LinkedIn,  GoDaddy,  Box,  Twilio,  Pandora,  Gusto, and  Intuit, and our technology and delivery partner Everwise. Since January, we created over 100 mentee/mentor pairs with participants coming from over 70 companies. Of the survey respondents, nearly ALL WEST mentees and mentors are satisfied with their match and feel "energized" about their partnership.

WEST's mission is to help women thrive in technical roles. Our participants told us at the beginning that although they consider themselves ambitious and want to stay in tech, 15% don't believe they will advance in tech and only 60% feel informed about career options in tech. We hope to improve those numbers by the end of the program. Most of our participants are focused on getting to the next level in their careers, whether that's through specific career planning, developing their personal brand, or improving their skills in creative/innovative thinking, communication, or influence. Of the survey respondents, 74% of WEST mentees report they are making significant progress against their goals. 

Beyond the impact we're having on mentees, I often get asked what the value is for mentors or for the participant's company. Check out what they are saying about WEST:

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I love seeing the impact WEST is having in so many interesting and unexpected ways! You can download the full midpoint report here. We will have more results to share at the end of this cohort in the fall. In the meantime, we are kicking off our next cohort and are excited to have Twitch,  Udemy,  Zendesk,  SurveyMonkey, and Foursquare on board as new sponsors.

We are actively looking for additional mentors, so if you want to learn and grow by helping a women in tech thrive in her career, sign up to Be a WEST Mentor today! 

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