Career Conversations

HBA’s 2021 Career Conversations
Activate, Advocate and Achieve

The HBA’s 2021 Career Conversations will convene industry leaders and experts to discuss the importance and impact of activating your vision and voice, advocating for equity in the workplace and achieving professional and industry goals.

Each session will provide timely, relevant content from a subject matter expert, real-world experiences and perspectives from industry leaders and an engaging virtual Q&A with participants. Stay tuned for more details and registration links.

  • 25 March – 12:00-1:15 PM ET
    Career Conversation 30 - Good Guys: How Men Can be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace

Helping to forge a gender equitable world will require support from everyone in the workplace. Gender -in-the-workplace experts David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson say, “While organizations are looking to address the issues women face, too many gender-inclusion initiatives focus on how women themselves should respond, reinforcing the perception that these are ‘women’s issues’ and that men – often the most influential stakeholders in an organization – don’t need to be involved.”

Panelists: David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson are the authors of the just released book Good Guys: How Men Can be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace. Robin Toft, CEO and founder, Toft Group, and author of We Can, The Executive Woman’s Guide to Career Advancement, and Pam Gleason, VP, community, We Can Rise, Inc.

  • 24 June – 12:00-1:15 PM ET
    Career Conversation 31 - Activate Your Voice

You have a vision of where you want to be and how you want your career to progress. We’ll focus on how you can activate your authentic voice to propel yourself and your career.

  • 9 September – 12:00-1:15 PM ET
    Career Conversation 32 - Advocates in Action

We’ll talk about relevance and bias in the workplace with a focus on active advocacy for equity. The HBA knows that through mentoring women grow in their careers and mentors play an important role. Women also need sponsors, people who advocate for them and open doors. With sponsors advocating for women, more women will get to be “in the room where it happens.” In this webinar, we’ll focus on how to “earn” a sponsor and how to be a sponsor who actively advocates for women.

  • 2 December – 12:00-1:15 PM ET
    Career Conversation 33 - Achieve Success

The HBA will look at just how far we’ve come and celebrate the accomplishments of women. We’ll hear from high-achievers what the key ingredients were that led to their success and how you can apply the recipe for yourself.

To suggest future program topics, or to recommend yourself or a colleague as a speaker or panelist on one of the above topics, email Emily Basca.