NIBS recently hosted an invitation-only Women Executives in Building symposium.
More than 40 women attended, and speakers included NIBS board members and women executives from both corporate and nonprofit built environment organizations. Event sponsors included Delta Controls, 84 Lumber, Compass Datacenters, Daiken, and Green Building… more
Today’s virtual world has challenged many business professionals, when it comes to deepening relationships and being authentic.
What’s OK to share on those Zoom calls?
Is it appropriate to discuss your favorite Peloton class? What about your most recent Netflix binge? These would’ve been fair game in person around the office watercooler.
Initially, Michelle Buczkowski considered “being the only” an isolating place.
Buczkowski, vice president of talent management with 84 Lumber, shared during the virtual leadership meeting of the Women Executives in Building on August 31, that many times she felt like the youngest – and only – woman in a room.
“For a while I saw ‘being the only’… more
It turns out there’s a lot riding on a person’s elevator pitch.
It’s part marketing, sales pitch, and personal branding. You also can’t go into too much detail, and you’ve only got about 30 seconds to make an impression.
“Always tailor your speech to the group,” said Miriam Keith, President of Kayleb Consulting LLC. “Your elevator pitch often is… more
Sometimes sharing business accomplishments may feel like tooting your own horn, but a recent virtual meeting of the Women Executives in Building aimed to sway leaders from this opinion.
That’s because sharing accomplishments and good news not only is necessary to allow staff and colleagues to celebrate awards and milestones with you, but it’s… more