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.

Strategic Influence and Expressing Your Authentic Power

By: Lisa Abramson
In today’s always on environment, it’s easy to find yourself pulled in a million different directions and being reactive instead of proactive. In this QUEST Virtual Campus Session, led by executive coach Lisa Abramson, you’ll have a chance to step back and gain a fresh perspective. And by using the “ego versus eco” framework, you’ll be able to uncover authentic and meaningful goals that will keep you focused and disciplined, even under pressure. Finally, Lisa will share the one thing highly successful people do every week to stay focused and achieve their goals. This powerful weekly process will help you move from planning into action so your influence and power will shine through.

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Secrets and How-tos from Working Parents

By: Daisy Dowling, Founder & CEO, Workparent
If you’re passionate about your career — and about being a great mom or dad — you’re facing an ongoing struggle for at least 18 years. But you can learn techniques to reduce stress and successfully balance your professional and family roles. In this QUEST Virtual Campus Session, Daisy Wademan Dowling, Founder & CEO, Workparent shares tips and strategies for how you can do well at work, be the loving and engaged parent you want to be, and remain true to yourself in the process.

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The Five Contacts You Need Early in Your Career

By: Kyra Leigh Sutton, Professor, Rutgers University
As women, we naturally build relationships. However, we have an opportunity to be more strategic about the relationships we build, especially as it relates to managing our career. In this QUEST Virtual Campus Session, Kyra Leigh Sutton, Professor, Rutgers University, will discuss the five contacts women should cultivate to accelerate their careers.

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Balancing Work and Life in the Pandemic

By: Daisy Dowling, Founder & CEO, Workparent
Working parenthood was hard enough before COVID-19 – and now it’s an all-out crisis. But, as we exit the pandemic, we don’t want to return out of habit to the way things were. It’s time to reimagine how we combine children and career. In this QUEST Virtual Campus Session, Daisy Wademan Dowling, Founder & CEO, Workparent shares individual strategies that you can implement now to improve how you integrate your work and your life.

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Connect the Dots: How to Build Your Network to Achieve Your Goals

By: Inga Carboni, Professor, College of William & Mary
Feeling guilty about not networking enough? Stop! You can learn how to network effectively without attending networking events, collecting business cards, or getting a lot of LinkedIn followers. How? The truth is that networking is not about managing impressions or projecting your personal brand. Effective networkers build, nurture, and leverage relationships - real relationships built on genuine connection. When done correctly, networking isn't sleazy or manipulative. Instead, it's empowering - for you, for all the people you know, and for all the people they know. In this session you will learn how to unleash the power of your network and how to connect the dots to make your network work for you.

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The Science of Belonging at Work

By: Aneeta Rattan, London Business School
In this QUEST Virtual Campus Session, Aneeta Rattan, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, London Business School, discusses the dynamics of belonging in the workplace. She explains the basics of belonging, why belonging at work matters, why workplaces afford less belonging to members of underrepresented groups (e.g., women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ individuals), and what organizations should do to equally foster belonging at work among their employees. In the course of this webinar, you will come to understand your own experiences of belonging (both positive and negative) and start to develop strategies for improving your experience of belonging at work.

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