Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Day 3: Morning Panels Recap
For those women of power still searching for the job of their dreams, “Making the Move: Landing Your Dream Job” discussed ways to identify and take advantage of opportunities. “If you want to be successful, you have got to do at times what others won’t do,” says Maria Battle, President of the AmeriHealth Mercy Foundation. The job of your dreams is out there, but panelists needed to know that the clock is ticking!
The sports industry is a man’s world. “She’s Got Game: Lessons from Women in Sports” featured a panel of female sports executives who offered insight for women pursuing careers in the industry. “People feel like in order to succeed, you need to be “them.” You don’t. Be who you are,” advised Kathleen Francis, Chair and President of the National Board, Women in Sports and Events.
Hosted by Black Enterprise’s Marcia Wade Talbert, the “Entrepreneurs Masters Class: Taking Your Business to the Next Level” discussed the critical factors need to start and expand a successful business. Each panelist offered an interesting perspective on financing their business, assessing their business model and building a brand. “Don’t change your core values/mission because the market changes,” shared Mahisha Dellinger, CEO of CURLS.
For those that needed a 101 on social media and how to effectively use it in today’s job market, “Social Media Accelerator” taught attendees how to source new business opportunities, broaden their customer base and keep a competitive edge in the social media space. Many do not know the importance of social media in today’s job climate. The panel’s facilitator Patricia Cesaire shared, “8% of companies have fired someone on the basis of social media mistakes.”