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Networking with A Purpose

Networking with a Purpose

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Cisco Employees & Friends Ended Free  
Citrix Employees & Friends Ended Free  
eBay/PayPal Employees & Friends Ended Free  
EMC Employees & Friends Ended Free  
Ericsson Employees & Friends Ended Free  
VMWare Employees & Friends Ended Free  
Networking with a Purpose Friends Ended Free  
VCE Employees & Friends Ended Free  

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Event Details

Kick off the new year by joining the first Networking with A Purpose event of 2014!  Networking with a Purpoase is a cross-company collaboration event among Cisco, Citrix, eBay, EMC,  Ericsson, VMWare and interested participants, using the IEEE model of "Birds of A Feather" discussion topics!

Discussion Topics:

  • Personally Experiencing Resistance and Turning It Into A Positive - book: "Byond A Wall of Resistance"
  • Becoming Sponsorable - Differences between a mentor and sponsor and which would impact your career trajectory?
  • How to Say "No" Without Saying "No"?
  • "Up-Teching" Your Skills To Address The Gap for Technical Women (Not just looking for college grads).
  • Men Advocating for Real Change
  • Speaking Up Without Fear
  • Building Trust
  • Speed Coaching - 5 minute mini-sessions with an executive coach  or executive recruiter to answer a question or provide a new perspective.


4:00-4:15: Arrivals and networking

4:15-5:00 Table discussions Round 1

5:00-5:45  Table discussions Round 2

5:45-6:00 Review, announcements and closing

This event provides a low-stress way to connect and engage with fellow professionals who share your interest in specific topics, in small, facilitated roundtable discussions. 


*Bring your business cards to share

*Volunteer to lead a table dialogue about a topic you would like to share with others. Previous topics have included Personal Brand, Executive Communication, Career Planning, Working with Designers, Think Big Play Big, Work Life Integration, and more. ->New topics are always welcome.

*Join the Networking with a Purpose LinkedIn Group to continue the dialog

*Join the Organizing Team to host the next Networking with a Purpose at your company. ->Contact Sandy Yu - sandyyu@cisco.com- Cisco is the host for this event.

->Attendance is limited based on venue capacity

->Register to attend in any available ticket category

If you register but can't attend, please cancel your registration so another person can attend

Questions about Registration? Contact Sandy Yu - sandyyu@cisco.com


REMINDER: This event encourages professional networking and development among employees and contractors of Silicon Valley technology companies. This is not a business development opportunity for non-affiliated entrepreneurs. Anyone soliciting business contacts to provide unaffiliated professional services will be asked to leave and will not be permitted to register for future events.


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When & Where

Cisco - Building 3
Terrace Cafe - Ground Floor
225 East Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

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Networking with a Purpose


Networking with a Purpose is a series of Birds of a Feather events organized and hosted by professional women from Cisco, EMC, Ericsson, eBay, Symantec, VMWare, Oracle, Intel, and Citrix.  These events are an opportunity to engage and connect with other women sharing your passion for a topic, in the format of facilitated roundtable discussions in small groups. We will be offering sessions on a variety of topics, such as managing your career, personal brand, work/life balance, and evolving your technical role.

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Networking with A Purpose
San Jose, CA Events Networking

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