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Bro Culture: How To Survive + When To Call It

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460 King Street West

Toronto, ON M5V 1L7

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Join Girl Geeks Toronto on Tuesday, November 7th at BrainStation for a conversation around how you can survive to thrive in a bro culture and when it’s time to say “enough is enough” and call in the experts.

WHAT IS IT?
Let's be clear -- it's not that we think the responsibility falls solely on women. But in a world that’s not changing fast enough, we want to provide you with guidance on how you can protect yourself. We want you to walk away from this conversation...

  • With a better sense of your boundaries

  • Feeling empowered to give feedback and asking for what you need

  • And when to know that it’s time to call in the experts

HOW IT'LL WORK:
Mic Berman and Tara Rhodes will open the conversation with a mini values session so that everyone has a clarity around what they stand for and then provide you with guidance to form new responses - now that you know, what will you do about it?

Melissa Nightingale will close the conversation with a panel who can talk about when it’s time to bring in the experts - who do you call and why?

Each presentation will go for 45 minutes including Q+A with time built in for networking.

AGENDA

6:30 PM - Doors open. Grab some food (veggie/vegan options available) & network with your fellow geeks!

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Talks by Mic, Tara and Melissa.

8:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Networking

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Stories stay in the room, but learnings can leave. An event like this requires honesty and vulnerability to share your experiences, and this is a safe space to do just that.

Follow your gut about what feels right to share. It’s more important to connect with the people around you and share lessons than to disclose a lot of personal information.

“It’s all love and all respect in this house.” (paraphrased from one of our favorites movies of 2016, Moonlight) We expect everyone to follow this mantra and show kindness and respect to each and every attendee in the room.

PRESENTER BIOS:

Mic Berman - Leadership Development Leader at Grossman Dorland (@micberman)
Mic leads the Grossman Dorland leadership development practice, which is focussed on growing people’s leadership capabilities and accelerating a company’s ability to scale and win. Mic has over twenty years experience in the US, Canada, and Internationally. Since 2012, Mic has coached numerous leading startups & leaders to transform their impact, to create alignment, clear goals and plans, and ultimately achieve higher performance. Her last operating role was COO of Freshbooks, a leading SaaS accounting software company. She has also held leadership roles in marketing, business development, and product at Mozilla, Yahoo, and CGI, and spent her earlier career at McKinsey & Company. Mic earned her CPCC from Coaches Training Institute, her MBA in global business from the University of Toronto, and a B.A.S from York University.

Tara Rhodes - Leadership Coach at Grossman Dorland (@coachtararhodes)
Tara brings a passion for all things self development and leadership. Combining her career in digital media plus and her experience in coaching emerging leaders, she has unique insight into the mindset and strategies required to build a solid foundation for growth. She stands for the positive transformation of her clients, and the subsequent impact that they will have. Tara earned her Bachelor of International Business from Carleton University in Ottawa, and is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from the Coaches Training Institute and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaches Federation.

Melissa Nightingale - Co-founder Raw Signal and Author of “How F*cked Up Is Your Management?” (@shappy)
Melissa’s been a startup warrior since the first dotcom boom and has the branded t-shirt collection to prove it. She has held senior leadership roles in marketing, pr, and strategy at several fast paced startups, including Wattpad, Edmodo, and Mozilla. Melissa cut her teeth in the agency world at OutCast Communications, SparkPR, and Edelman.

Melissa moved to Toronto after more than a decade of working in senior tech roles in Silicon Valley. She is gradually adjusting to seasons.

Melissa is a frequent speaker at industry events and universities about leadership, entrepreneurship, and women in tech.

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