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Feb 2015

Queer Women in Business Panelist: Leanne Pittsford (Plus a Special Lesbians Who Tech Discount)

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Have you heard of Lesbians Who Tech?  If not, you should and you should also meet Leanne Pittsford, its founder! Luckily Leanne will be one of our TED-style speakers (10 minutes, no slides!) during the Queer Women in Business Summit, so you can meet her and hear how she created such a strong LBT community amongst queer women in technology!

Content at the Queer Women in Business Summit will be applicable to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women in all phases of their careers. Attendees can look forward to speeches from LBT business leaders like Christie Smith, panels exploring issues at specific career stages and issues around intersectionality within the LBT community, a series of inspirational TED-style talks, a workshop around building stronger communication skills, and structured interactive breakouts that designed to build personal networks and foster organic mentor/mentee relationships in their industries.

Register for QUIB ($99 for professionals and $49.50 for students using the code LBTstudent)

Liberty Mutual is the title sponsor for the inaugural QUIB Summit!

SPECIAL PARTNER OFFER

Speaking of Lesbians Who Tech, their annual Summit in San Francisco is next weekend.  Luckily for you we have a partner discount that we can extend! Reaching OUT members get 25% off with the code LWTREACHOUT. Register today! http://goo.gl/JFrNXq

 

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12

Feb 2015

Queer Women in Business Panelist: Danielle Piergallini

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As we near the inaugural Queer Women in Business Summit (March 7th in NYC), we’re thrilled to unveil some of the amazing speakers and panelists that are participating in the day’s events.

One first panelists to unveil is Danielle Piergallini, who is an MBA alum of Vanderbilt University.  Danielle, who was recently featured in the New York Times’ article “For Transgender Students, Business Schools Are a Transition.”  Danielle will join three other panelists for our afternoon panel titled “Intersectionality” that explores the levels of diversity within our community of LBT Women.  Read more about Danielle below!

Content at the Queer Women in Business Summit will be applicable to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women in all phases of their careers. Attendees can look forward to speeches from LBT business leaders like Christie Smith, panels exploring issues at specific career stages and issues around intersectionality within the LBT community, a series of inspirational TED-style talks, a workshop around building stronger communication skills, and structured interactive breakouts that designed to build personal networks and foster organic mentor/mentee relationships in their industries.

Register for QUIB ($99 for professionals and $49.50 for students using the code LBTstudent)

 

Danielle Piergallini, Sr. Analyst, Small & Medium Business Loyalty

After joining American Airlines in January 2013, Danielle spent 18 months helping plan the integration of their two multi-billion dollar websites (USAirways.com and AA.com) before moving into the Global Sales organization, where she’s responsible for growing small/medium business loyalty through partnership development. Prior to earning her MBA at Vanderbilt University, Danielle interned in employee engagement at Sprint and led campaign strategy for a boutique interactive agency. Within the LGBT space, she focuses on improving visibility around transgender-specific issues and spreads awareness through her ‘life is good, make it better’ social media campaign – which has reached more than 1.5 million viewers. She also has a BA in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Liberty Mutual is the title sponsor for the inaugural QUIB Summit!

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Feb 2015

Queer Women in Business Summit: Communications & Negotiations Workshop

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We are thrilled to announce that Judith White, Visiting Associate Professor of Business Administration at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, will facilitate a workshop on building stronger communication and negotiation during the Queer Women in Business Summit.  The interactive session will focus on making sure your voice is heard as an lesbian, bisexual or transgender professional and give attendees great practice in terms of building strong communication and negotiation skillsLearn more about Judith below.

Content at the Queer Women in Business Summit will be applicable to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women in all phases of their careers. Attendees can look forward to speeches from LBT business leaders like Christie Smith, panels exploring issues at specific career stages and issues around intersectionality within the LBT community, a series of inspirational TED-style talks, a workshop around building stronger communication skills, and structured interactive breakouts that designed to build personal networks and foster organic mentor/mentee relationships in their industries.

Register for QUIB ($99 for professionals and $49.50 for students using the code LBTstudent)

Judith White is an expert in negotiation and organizational behavior. Her current research is focused on gender and diversity in groups, multi-disciplinary teams, narcissism and negotiation, and conflict management. At Tuck, she teaches a course on negotiations, a research-to-practice seminar on measuring the effects of a diverse workforce, and executive education sessions on negotiations and conflict management.

Professor White’s research articles have appeared in such journals as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Social Issues.She serves on the editorial board of  Organization Science and contributes to the Harvard Business Review blog network.

She has been the recipient of the George W. Goethals Award for Teaching Excellence from Harvard University; Eliot Dissertation Fellowship at Harvard University; and Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, Professor White was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a visiting scholar, Harvard Business School. She has also served as a public interest law advisor at Harvard Law School; a mediator with Cambridge Dispute Settlement Center; a staff attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services;  and an associate general counsel with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

She received her BA from Indiana University, Bloomington, her JD from Yale University and her PhD from Harvard University. – See more at: http://exec.tuck.dartmouth.edu/about-us/faculty/judith-b-white#sthash.DuQc739n.dpuf

Liberty Mutual is the title sponsor for the inaugural QUIB Summit!

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