Create New Power and Connections This Fall: An Events Roundup

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As summer winds down, work, school, and all sorts of other interesting things ramp up! Here are some of the programs, events, and opportunities we are looking forward to this fall, including a new online course with Gloria Feldt Take The Lead is thrilled to be offering in partnership with Arizona State University, starting soon on October 2nd. We hope you’ll join us!

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9 Practical Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career | Online | Oct 2-Nov 13

Many of you have joined us for Take The Lead webinars, in which Gloria Feldt is helping us shift our relationship to power and redefine power in life and work for ourselves and in society at large. This fall, Gloria Feldt will teach a 6-week online course “9 Practical Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career”. This is a Take The Lead event in partnership with Arizona State University Online. Participants will receive a certificate to enhance their resumes along with practical skills and understanding of power dynamics in the workplace.

Learn more and register.

The Op-Ed Project Core Seminar | Various Dates & Locations

Have an opinion or point of view you wish you heard more of in the media and in the world? Op-eds are an extremely effective way to exert influence and create change, and the great majority of op-eds right now are written by men. This highly interactive day-long seminar challenges you to think carefully and expansively about your own knowledge and experience, and why it matters—and then use your voice and put pen to paper. Write to change the world this fall in Minneapolis, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Diego. As Op-Ed Project organizers say, “Op-ed offers a metaphor for thought leadership, a front door into the marketplace of ideas and public conversation (and thus a strategy for change).”

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Move the Crowd’s School of Hard Knocks: Flipping Failure to Success | NYC | Sept 26, 7-9pm
Why do we fail? What do we lose? What do we gain? How does failure actually prepare us to authentically become the happy, healthy, successful people we were born to be? Join Move The Crowd for this provocative new series on the other “F” word – FAILURE. This intimate Oprah Style one-on-one event will feature cultural innovator and award winning filmmaker/humanitarian Mikki Willis. Special performance by Hip-Hop Artist and Community Activist, Invincible.

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Convergence XIV: Investing with a Gender Lens | Simsbury, CT | Oct 2-4

Gender Lens Investing is changing the way financial markets value women and girls, and how as women, we see our own power as investors. Join the Criterion Institute and learn how women and men are shifting the rules of financial markets, making them work better for women and girls.

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Pipeline Fellowship Conference | San Francisco | Oct 4 

In 2012, only 22% of U.S. angel investors were women and only 5% fit under the category of “minority”, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. The Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women, works to increase diversity in the U.S. angel investing community and creates capital for women social entrepreneurs. Join Pipeline for a one-day, open-to-the-public workshop on angel investing. Invited speakers range from serial entrepreneurs to seasoned angel investors and VCs. Past conference speakers include representatives from: 500 Startups, Acumen Fund, Astia, Black Founders, Criterion Ventures, Echoing Green, Golden Seeds, RSF Social Finance, and TechStars.

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Impact Leadership 21’s Global Summit & Awards Event: “Collaboration: Leading Forward Together” | NYC | Oct 10 12:30-9pm

Impact Leadership 21 is dedicated to revolutionizing global leadership by increasing women’s leadership at the top and engaging men as ambassadors for change. This event brings together visionaries, champions, and change agents from business, government, academia, nonprofits, and the United Nations to explore what’s next in women’s leadership. Take The Lead’s Gloria Feldt will moderate, “The Global Leadership Gap: How Women Can Rise Up to the Challenge” featuring Kay Koplovitz (Springboard Enterprises) and Ambassador Josephine Ojiambo (Chief of the Executive Board, UNFPA), among others. Later in the day, Barbara Annis, Chair of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard Kennedy School will moderate a panel of men advocates for women, “Conversations with Men: The Language of Leadership, Equality, and Partnership.”

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Women 2.0 Conference 2013 | Las Vegas | Nov 14

Women 2.0 gathers together aspiring and current women innovators in technology with a mission to increase the number of female founders of technology startups. This event in Las Vegas is a must-attend conference for investors, entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers focused on exploring up-and-coming trends in innovation.

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Massachusetts Conference for Women | Boston | Dec 5th

This year’s conference will feature keynotes by writer/historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and actress/activist—perhaps you know her from Scandal?!—Kerry Washington. Cathie Black (investor and former president and chairman of Hearst Magazines), Holly Gordon (Exec. Dir. of 10×10, the organization responsible for the film Girl Rising), and Amy Richards (author and founder of the Third Wave Foundation), among others, will lead breakout learning sessions. And special sessions will feature the work of Boston leaders Robin Carter (Room to Grow) and Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan (The Dimock Center).

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TEDxWomen: Invented Here | San Francisco | Dec 5

TEDWomen 2013 will “channel the bootstrap spirit of Silicon Valley to celebrate invention in all its forms.” This year’s conference brings together leaders and innovators, not just in technology, but across all fields, with far ranging experiences and perspectives, from peace work and new economics to art and how we live our everyday lives. More than 150 TEDx groups around the world will take part, sharing the livestream and presenting local speakers around the theme “Invented Here.” Join TEDxWomen for a global conversation celebrating inventors and designers; thinkers and makers; local problem-solvers and global leaders.

Learn more and register.

Is there another fantastic event coming up this fall that you don’t see on this list? Are you hosting your own event? Be sure to provide details below!

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Lex Schroeder is a writer and speaker on gender equity, systems change, and the future of work. She is a Leadership Ambassador with Take The Lead and is based in NYC. She can be reached Follow her on Twitter@lexschroeder.