Each fall, WIMDI put on this awesome mega-event to give women the tools they need to tackle their performance reviews and professional development planning with confidence.
Welcome to Talk 11 of 12 - Owning Your Performance Review.
This event aims to give women a blueprint for the three main phases of the review process: Preparing for their review, dealing with difficult feedback, and negotiation.
5:30pm - Preparing for Your Annual Review Speaker: Holly Burton, Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries
This talk covers all of the steps you need to do before you even get in front of your boss for the review. We'll cover: Reviewing past goals and making a plan to meet any outstanding ones Doing a self-review to determine the gaps in your current skillset Taking stock of your career goals and deciding what development you'll need Goal setting for what you'll ask for in your review (which is a two-sided street)
The goal of this talk is to set you up for success and give you the framework to figure out what you want to get out of your review.
This talk will discuss how to gracefully handle negative performance feedback during your performance review. We'll cover: Understanding the goals of your manager in giving you feedback How to clarify the behaviors that your supervisor would like to see you develop Setting clear goals and check-ins with your boss to ensure you develop the skills What to do when you disagree with your manager's feedback
The goal of this talk is to help make the "gift of feedback" into the performance-enhancing tool it was always meant to be.
8:00pm - Negotiating for Pay Raises & Professional Development Speaker: Carrie Gallant, Negotiation Coach
This talk will teach women some tools, tips, and techniques to have a confident discussion with their boss about their salary and development goals for the upcoming year. We'll cover: Asking questions to understand the other side's wants, needs, and values Limiting beliefs that stop women from asking (and statistics that show why you should ask!) Key phrases to keep in your back pocket to use during the negotiation
The goal of this talk is to give you the tools to ask for what you want from your boss.
Light food will be provided, so don't worry about dinner.
We start at 5:00pm, but feel free to come and go for the talks that interest you.
About the Speakers
Holly is a leadership coach for women in male-dominated industries. She works one-on-one with ambitious women to help them lead, get promoted, and create the careers they actually want in industries they love. As a mining engineer for the first ten years of her career, Holly was exposed to one of the most male-dominated spaces -- just 17% female. She uses the unique perspective she gained as a woman in mining, alongside her obsessive nerdiness for all things feminism, leadership, and career to help women create the working world they deserve while they wait for the rest of society to catch up.
Tiffany has shared her approach of inspirational leadership over the last decade of working in operational management roles in events and luxury hospitality.
Tiffany founded her company, NorthWild Leadership out of a deep commitment to outward leadership by focusing on inner development. NorthWild Leadership empowers individuals to live the most amazing version of their lives, and we help organizations encourage that growth in their employees.
Tiffany has touched 7 continents, experienced 30+ countries, worked abroad in 5 countries and learned lessons that come from continually pushing herself outside of her comfort zones.
Carrie specializes in helping professionals imagine and negotiate extraordinary outcomes. She's a former lawyer and has held a number of leadership positions, including Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution at the Justice Institute of BC, Director of the University of Windsor Mediation Service, and Chief Legal Counsel to the Ontario Pay Equity Commission. With her background in law and mediation Carrie has spent a lot of hours doing, studying, and coaching the negotiation techniques that we all sometimes struggle with. I've worked with her and she's taught me tricks that altered the way I think about negotiation forever. Amazing.
Hosted & Sponsored by Galvanize (formerly ACL Services)
Attendance Notes: 1) Gender: This event is open to individuals of any gender identity.
2) Children: WIMDI events are for parents too! We know childcare can occasionally be a challenge, but we don't think that should stop you from connecting and learning with us. WIMDI doesn't offer childcare at our events, but we'd love you to bring your little one along with some quiet activities to occupy them. Suitable for ages 0+
3) Code of Conduct: By Attending this event, you agree to adhere to WIMDI's code of conduct, which you can find at wimdi.com/code-of-conduct.
4) Photography: This WIMDI event will be photographed. By attending you consent to the terms laid out at wimdi.com/photography-release. We understand that some of our members may not be comfortable having their photo taken, and we don't want this to stop anyone from attending. If you have concerns, please approach our photographer when you arrive to arrange an accommodation. For additional information, see wimdi.com/photography-policy.
This is a networking group for women in male-dominated industries (eg: mining, finance, tech, engineering, construction, politics, etc.). We meet once a month for coffee/tea to chat, comiserate, strategize, and cheer each other on. It's a great way to connect with women facing your issues when they are few and far between in your work life.
Organization Contact Information
Vancouver Women in Male-Dominated Industries BC Canada