Virtual University

Inspiring and practical ideas demand 24/7 access. Download on-demand sessions and action guides on topics vital to early career female talent featuring the world’s top thought leaders: inspirational role models, business school faculty, and leading corporate executives.

The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home

By: Laura Vanderkam
How do you do great work while sitting near the same spot where you watch Netflix? How can you be responsive without losing the focus necessary for getting things done? How can you maintain and grow your network when you spend less time face to face? The key is to detach yourself from old ways of working and adopt new habits to match your new environment. Long before public health concerns pushed many of us indoors, some of the most successful people fueled their careers with carefully perfected work-from-home routines. Drawing on those profiles and her own insights, productivity expert and mother of five Laura Vanderkam reveals how to turn “being cooped up” into the ultimate career advantage.

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Why Work-Life Balance Doesn't Work in the Time of COVID-19 - And What To Do

By: Christie Hunter Arscott, Managing Director, QUEST
The current worldwide pandemic has changed the way we live and work. While for many there are more options regarding when and where work is done, most of us are facing challenges as the boundaries between work and home have been further blurred. In this session Christie Hunter Arscott will discuss strategies to optimize your time, optimize your energy and optimize your life.

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Boost Your Confidence and Get What You Want

By: Laura Wendt, Kearney
Science clearly shows that confidence is more important than competence for anyone’s career. However, women often struggle with confidence due to our cultural and gender biased values. Another factor lowering women’s career advancements is their difficulty when it comes to networking and negotiating. Learn in this Virtual Campus Session with Dr. Laura Wendt, Neuroscientist and Global Leader of Culture & Inclusion at Kearney, how to boost your confidence and how women can support one another to break through the glass ceiling together.

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Save Yourself from Burnout (COVID-19 Edition)

By: Lisa Abramson, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, A
Many of us are feeling increasingly overwhelmed, exhausted, and burned out, none of which are sustainable nor desirable. According to a recent Gallop poll, two-thirds of full-time workers experience burnout related to chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. Stress levels are at an all time high, yet there are some amazing and often ignored benefits of stress. We don’t want all the stress in our lives to go away or we’d grow stagnant and bored, yet the weight of the external and internal pressure we put on ourselves can be suffocating. How can we break out of the burnout cycle to find a state that’s truly sustainable for the long term? And what is it about driven and ambitious women that makes us more prone to burnout?

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How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

By: Vanessa Loder
If you sometimes feel like a fraud, no matter how much you’ve accomplished, you’re not alone. Many high achievers are uncomfortable with acknowledging their own role in their success. According to research, “Imposter Syndrome” affects 70% of people, and it tends to impact women the hardest. In careers that are more male dominated, women often feel isolated and begin to doubt themselves and their ability, despite external evidence and validation. This feeling of being a fraud or not feeling qualified can prevent women from reaching their full potential. This QUEST Virtual Campus Session is for women leaders who want to support themselves and others in overcoming imposter syndrome. After applying these lessons, you will experience improved self-worth and increased confidence to go after your goals with a firm belief that you can do it.

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Early Career Experiences That Will Position You for Success

By: Dr. Kyra Sutton, Assistant Professor, Rutgers
As women we are focused on gaining work experiences, doing our best, and finding an organization where we can add value. Yet, we're less focused on finding roles that will position us for complex roles later in our careers, including leadership opportunities. In this session, Rutgers University Assistant Professor Kyra Leigh Sutton will describe the five types of job experiences you should have early in your career that will prepare you for complex roles.

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