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Women's Circles NYC Symposium Series: Session 4 – Power & Influence

Saturday, Feb 24 2024 at 8:30 am EST

50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

Join us for Session 4 of the Yale SOM Women's Circles NYC Symposium Series, "Power & Influence,” on Saturday, February 24th as we explore how to make impactful decisions in hiring and stretch assignments. This symposium for Yale SOM alumni goes beyond the basics, offering a deep dive into the art of leveraging body language as a tool to underscore expertise and create space for others.

Research Spotlight:
Our research component explores the idea of who gets in the door by shedding light on the dynamics that influence access to opportunities. We’ll look specifically at body language research, and the substantial statistics regarding the immediate impressions people form of us. By examining the nuances of selection processes, this session aims to empower participants with a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms that impact professional opportunities and advancement.

Women's Circles Reflection:
The second part of our session will center on meaningful conversations within small groups of fellow alumni to gain deeper insights and enrich the collective learning experience. This dialogue invites participants to reflect on their own experiences with body language, considering instances where strategic adjustments could alter the dynamics of relationships and situations, and explore tools to navigate the complex terrain of authority and approachability in professional environments.

Join us for this Session 4 of the Women’s Circles NYC Symposium series, where theory meets practice, and strategic insights pave the way for mastering the art of power and influence in your professional journey.

What is the Women’s Circles Symposium Series? 
The Women’s Circles NYC Symposium series is a dynamic initiative by Yale SOM Alumni Relations, facilitated by Becca Constantine ’19. Yale School of Management is hosting six, half-day sessions in New York dedicated to nurturing women as leaders, innovators, and change-makers. Each session is designed such that attendees will learn about research on the session’s topic in an in-depth and thought-provoking presentation from Becca Constantine ’19. Subsequently, attendees will break into group-based circles. In these circles, attendees will engage in meaningful discussions, delving into personal and professional narratives guided by empowering questions. Finally, the group will come back together to conclude by sharing insights and takeaways.

All Women’s Circles NYC Symposium sessions are free to attend for Yale SOM Alumni and will begin with a complimentary breakfast for attendees.

8:30 a.m. | Breakfast & Check-in 
9:15 a.m. | Presentation by Becca Constantine ’19 
10:15 a.m. | Short Break & Transition to Circles  
10:30 a.m. | Circle Conversations  
11:30 a.m. | Session Wrap-up

When: Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Where: The Yale Club NYC | 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017
Cost: Free

Do I have to have attended the prior sessions to attend this one?
You do not need to have attended any prior sessions to attend this one. While we encourage all of our alumni to attend as many sessions as possible, it is not required or necessary to the learning experience to have been to any sessions prior to this one.

When will registration for the next session open?
We plan to open registration for the subsequent session at the conclusion of this session.

Statement of Inclusion:
The Women Circles NYC Symposium series is open to all graduates of the Yale School of Management. Yale SOM alums of all identities, including all gender identities, are welcome to participate. Inclusion is a core value of the Yale SOM Women’s Circles program; all Circles participants are expected to demonstrate respect for their fellow participants at all times.