PowerToFly and Fatherly have partnered to present a webinar on Thursday, March 26th where our expert panel will discuss being a working-father during the age of COVID-19. From shifting gender roles to balancing work, home, and self during this pandemic, our panel is here to share their own journeys along with tools and techniques you can use to navigate this uncertain time.
Whether you're a working father, mother, caring for an aging parent, sick partner or if you are an employer looking to support your team of working parents, we'd love for you to join us and share your thoughts during this virtual session.
Moderated by Dionna Smith-Keels, Strategic Global Enterprise D&I Executive at PowerToFly, speakers will include:
- Stew Friedman, Wharton professor, author of Parents Who Lead
- Andrew Burmon, Chief Content Officer at Fatherly
- Joe Gomez, Talent Acquisition Manager at Guru Technologies
The webinar will take place on Thursday, March 26th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST (11:00am - 12:00pm PST).
We'll be dedicating the second half of the webinar to taking your questions so, feel free to add a question when you register or ask it live.
About Stew Friedman
Stew Friedman is an organizational psychologist at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been on the faculty since 1984. He founded Wharton's Leadership Program and its Work/Life Integration Project. Friedman has been recognized by the biennial Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers every cycle since 2011 and was honored with its 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award as the foremost expert in the field of talent. He was listed among HR Magazine's most influential thought leaders, chosen by Working Mother as one of America's most influential men who have made life better for working parents, and presented with the Families and Work Institute's Work Life Legacy Award. While on leave from Wharton, Friedman ran a 50-person department as the senior executive for leadership development at Ford, where he created Total Leadership. This program – now in use worldwide in companies and with students, including 150,000+ online – measurably improves performance and well-being in all parts of life. His research is widely cited, including among Harvard Business Review's "Ideas That Shaped Management," and he has written two bestselling books, Total Leadership and Leading the Life You Want. His latest book is Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life (March, 2020). Winner of many teaching awards, Friedman inspires students' "rock star adoration," according to the New York Times. He is an in-demand speaker, consultant, coach, workshop leader, public policy advisor (to the U.S. Departments of Labor and State, the United Nations, and two White House administrations), and advocate for family-supportive policies in the private sector. He hosts the SiriusXM Wharton Business Radio show and podcast, Work and Life.
PowerToFly is a women-run startup that works with companies to identify skilled professionals they'd like to network with. Over the past two years, we've produced over one hundred events across the world with brands like American Express, Microsoft, Deloitte, and Slack, which have resulted in countless hires. Visit PowerToFly.com to learn more.
Fatherly is the leading digital media brand for dads. Our mission is to empower men to raise great kids and lead more fulfilling adult lives. Fatherly is proud to present Fatherly At Work, a corporate benefits program designed to support new parents with everything they need to know to be more present at home and productive at work from pregnancy to the end of their child's second year. You can learn more at fatherlyatwork.com
About Guru Technologies
Guru is a dynamic, fast growing start-up based in Philadelphia and San Francisco. Their mission is to reinvent the way people connect with meaningful information at work. Guru's knowledge management solution provides customer-facing teams access to expert-verified information where they work and when they need it most. They believe in cultivating a welcoming, inclusive culture that encourages personal growth through working hard and having fun
About our webinars
All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age.
As we kick off 2020, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the state of diversity in tech: where we are now, and how we can improve in the future. Our friends at Skillcrush wanted to dive deeper to better understand the current state of diversity in tech, so they designed a survey that would do just that.
You've probably seen the stats. Stats like:
A Conversation with Sheila Callahan, VP of T. Rowe Price Investment Services & T. Rowe Price Associates Inc.
How do you build workplace confidence in a male-dominated environment? For women like Sheila Callahan, it comes from 17 years of camaraderie and mentorship at an organization that understands what women in the workplace need to succeed. She started her career as an Administrative Assistant and moved through the ranks in a competitive industry (while becoming a mother along the way!) to her current position as Vice President of T. Rowe Price's Investment Services. Through this journey, Sheila has gained confidence in her abilities and a solid understanding of her worth.
We sat down with Sheila to discuss her career journey and answer our community members' questions about how they too can become more confident at work.
Watch the full video below, or join the conversation here by asking your own questions about the topic & sharing your experiences with other women!
Submission Process & Expectations
*We are not currently accepting submissions. Please hold all submissions and inquiries until May 2020. All posts submitted before then will be declined.*
Thanks for your interest in writing a guest post for PowerToFly! Below you'll find an overview of the submission process and our expectations for guest posts.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a 1-2 sentence description of your background & expertise (please link to previous work as well). If you have topic ideas in mind, please send them as well.
- We will reply to you ASAP. *We are currently experiencing a very high volume of requests, so if you do not hear back from us within a week please assume that we do not have the bandwidth to consider your request.* If we are interested in moving forward, we may propose keywords for you that align with your expertise and the interests of our audience.
- Confirm which piece you will be writing, and send a draft of the piece within 2 weeks.
- We will provide one round of edits, if necessary.*
- Your post goes live on our blog!
*Note: We cannot guarantee that submitted pieces will be published on our site. If your first draft doesn't quite meet our standards for publication, we'll send you one round of edits. Once they're successfully implemented, we'll publish the piece! If we think it would take more than one round of edits to get your piece ready for publication, we'll let you know at that time that your submission hasn't been accepted.
What To Include with Your Submission:
- A Google doc with a draft of your piece
- A headline that incorporates the selected keyword
- A sub-headline if desired
- A 2-3 sentence bio and a headshot. (We will use this info to create a guest author profile for you. You can include a link to your website and/or social media accounts in the bio if you wish.)
Original Work: All submissions must be original and exclusive to PowerToFly.
Keywords: You should incorporate your assigned keyword in the title of the piece and at least once in the first few paragraphs. Make sure it sounds organic and relevant when used.
Length: Use your discretion when it comes to the length of the article - say what needs to be said as concisely as possible. That said, ~1000 words tends to be a good target.
Spelling & Grammar: Please proofread your submission. It should be free of spelling and grammatical errors. To help keep our editor sane, only use one space after periods and embrace the Oxford comma!
Style & Tone: We strive for a casual, informative (and occasionally irreverent) tone in our pieces - we encourage you to bring your personal experience and voice to the piece. Keep it snappy, engaging, and smart. The best way to get a sense for this tone is to read some pieces on our blog:
Images: If there are images you'd like included, make sure you include a link to a Google Drive folder with high-quality downloadable versions. If people are in the images, we strive to feature our target audience - women and non-binary folks of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, ages, shapes, and sizes... And of course, make sure you have permission to use the image or otherwise site the source.
Links & Citations: If you are linking back to your own site, it should be a defensible link that is clearly relevant to the piece itself. Otherwise, make sure all sources are cited as necessary with links (bonus points if you link to a PowerToFly article!).
Thanks again for your interest and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!
On May 7th, PowerToFly hosted a live webinar with the women tech leaders at DigitalOcean.
We're sorry that we weren't able to address all of your questions during the event (with over 180 attendees asking great questions, it gets tough!), but the DigitalOcean panelists graciously took the time to write responses to all of the questions we couldn't get to.
So if you attended the event and your question wasn't answered, take a look at the Q&A below to find your question and read the panelists' response! Still not seeing the information you're looking for? You can reach out to Limor directly with your question.