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 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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Changing Your Time Management Habits - A Conversation with Elizabeth Saunders

By: Elizabeth Saunders, CEO, Real Life E®
Feeling stressed? Lacking sleep? Don’t have time to focus on what matters most? We will have a conversation with Elizabeth Saunders, a time management expert and CEO, Real Life E®, to understand what tools you can use to minimize these challenges and to ensure you have time to focus on your priorities.

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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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