Our Women at Gartner employee resource group organized a month long celebration of events to align with this year’s International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge theme. Through these events we celebrated women’s accomplishments, but also aimed to raise awareness about women’s equality and lobbied for accelerated parity in the workplace.
Learn more about how we celebrated Women’s History Month, below.
Through SpeedCREW, a fast-paced networking event, associates had the opportunity to grow their internal networks by building virtual connections. Participants joined breakout rooms to meet and converse with other associates from various geographies, teams and backgrounds.
Building Your Personal Brand
Members of the Gartner team had the opportunity to participate in a virtual session with Crystal Washington, noted technology strategist and certified futurist. Washington discussed how to harness complex social media, apps, and web topics to build personal brands and strong leadership profiles.
On March 8th, our associates around the globe shared their #ChooseToChallenge photos to celebrate female empowerment, women’s achievements and the concept of ‘Collective Individualism’ on International Women’s Day.
Learning To Say No & Manage Your Time
As we continue to work remotely, many individuals are looking for new ways to balance their personal and professional priorities. Gartner’s Alex Bant, Chief of Research, Finance Practice, and author, hosted a discussion on how to create capacity in your calendar, in order to proactively and effectively manage your time.
The Power of Giving Back
We encourage our associates to give back to the communities and causes that they feel personally connected to. During a virtual session, Gartner’s Ann Meyers Piccirillo, Director of HR, shared how getting involved with nonprofit organizations and boards can create opportunities for transferable lessons throughout your career.
In our latest Inner Workings podcast episode, Gartner’s Nagoud Al Shugairan, the first female sales leader in Saudi Arabia, and Mohy Shams, RVP Gulf Sales, shared about their ongoing efforts to build more inclusive teams and increase gender diversity among leaders in the Middle East. Tune in here.
What are you Choosing To Challenge during Women’s History Month? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.