Upcoming events

    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland Maine (free parking available off of Spring Street)
    Register

    January Roundtable Luncheon
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    12:00-1:30 PM
    Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland

    Susan M. Gallant, EdD, PCC
    Diversity Immersion: Seeding Change in Our Economic Ecosystem

    If we can’t solve our diversity issues, we can’t solve our economic issues. There are decades of sociological and economic data to support the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Yet effective action is lagging. The work of diversity, equity, and inclusion has many strands (gender, race, class, age, civil discourse, etc.). Diversity Immersion (DI) is an initiative to focus on the intersectionality of the strands. It’s a sequence of facilitated learning experiences designed to develop our adaptive leadership and change agent skills, strengthen the strands, and weave them together. It’s called immersion because it’s a deep dive during a one-month span.

    The first DI will be March 2018.  Each cohort will have (30) participants, each representing some aspect of the economic ecosystem.  Participants commit to attend (7) days in person (3+2+2), complete interim assignments and skill practice, and develop and implement a change project.

    The challenge question for Women Standing Together is:

    • How would you communicate the value proposition to potential sponsors (underwriters) and participants?

    Susan M. Gallant is an organization and leadership development practitioner. She brings deep systems and organization experience to her practice. Her focus is helping to create great organizations. Great organizations are good for people, good for performance, and good for the planet. Susan has worked with clients at all levels of the system and across diverse sectors – Fortune 500, family- owned, start-ups, government, health care, education, and various not-for-profits. She has collaborated globally, providing services in over 15 different countries.

    Susan focuses on designing learning experiences that make visible the patterns and structures that enable or inhibit inclusion, innovation, and a sense of belonging for all. The intent is to inspire individuals, groups, and systems to gain awareness, build skills, and develop effective strategies for change. She synthesizes and integrates a range of theories, models, techniques, and tools from a variety of disciplines. Susan is a pragmatist and employs what is most likely to be productive in the current context to sustain change over time. 

    Susan currently lives in Falmouth, grew up in Waterville, and spends as much of the summer as she can in Willimantic on Sebec Lake. She’s an enthusiastic learner, committed to her own growth and development in tandem with her clients.



    • 31 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland Maine (free parking available off of Spring Street)
    • 9
    Register

    Register Here to Be a Panelist (Members Only)

    for the Speed Coaching Event
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    4:00-7:00 PM
    Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland

    The Speed Coaching Event will pair panels of our members with women entrepreneurs and leaders seeking help with specific business or professional opportunities or challenges.

    Each presenter will share information about her entrepreneurial or leadership issue with a panel of 3-5 of our members. Panelists will then offer feedback and advice to the presenter and brainstorm ideas and solutions with her. The event will consist of four 30-minute rounds from 4 to 6 pm and conclude with a happy hour (hors d'oeuvres and cash bar) from 6 to 7 pm. There is no charge for this event.

    If you are a Women Standing Together member who welcomes the opportunity to share your expertise in a more intimate setting than our roundtable luncheons generally allow, then we encourage you to sign up to be a panelist. You should be enthusiastic about participating on a 3-5 person panel and offering objective, specific, and actionable feedback to four different presenters.

    Please note that becoming a panelist is on a first come, first served basis. The first 20 people who register will become panelists.

    Information for Presenters:

    If you are a woman entrepreneur or leader with an amazing opportunity or a challenge and would like to brainstorm options and solutions with a panel of experienced women business entrepreneurs and leaders, then we encourage you to submit an application to become a presenter at this event. You don't need to be a member of Women Standing Together to be considered, but of course you can be. We are looking for businesswomen who are growth-focused; bold, joyful, and full of gumption; hungry for and open to receiving feedback; innovative and focused; and with a clear vision and business model.

    If this sounds like you, you need to do two things:

    1. Click on this link to register.  Please note that becoming a presenter is on a first come, first served basis. The first 16 people who register and fill out the information form (see below) will become presenters.

    2.  We ask that you submit information about your business ahead of time so that the panelists can familiarize themselves with your business.  Here is the link to submit that information.



     





    • 31 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland Maine (free parking available off of Spring Street)
    • 13
    Register

    Presenter Registration

    (Members & Non-Members)

    for the Speed Coaching Event
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    4:00-7:00 PM
    Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland

    The Speed Coaching Event will pair panels of our members with women entrepreneurs and leaders seeking help with specific business or professional opportunities or challenges.

    Each presenter will share information about her entrepreneurial or leadership issue with a panel of 3-5 of our members. Panelists will then offer feedback and advice to the presenter and brainstorm ideas and solutions with her. The event will consist of four 30-minute rounds from 4 to 6 pm and conclude with a happy hour (hors d'oeuvres and cash bar) from 6 to 7 pm. There is no charge for this event.

    If you are a woman entrepreneur or leader with an amazing opportunity or a challenge and would like to brainstorm options and solutions with a panel of experienced women business entrepreneurs and leaders, then we encourage you to submit an application to become a presenter at this event. You don't need to be a member of Women Standing Together to be considered, but of course you can be. We are looking for businesswomen who are growth-focused; bold, joyful, and full of gumption; hungry for and open to receiving feedback; innovative and focused; and with a clear vision and business model.

    If this sounds like you, you need to do two things:

    1. Register here.  Please note that becoming a presenter is on a first come, first served basis. The first 16 people who register and fill out the information form (see #2 below) will become presenters.

    2.  We ask that you submit information about your business ahead of time so that the panelists can familiarize themselves with your business.  Here is the link to submit that information.

    Information for Our Panelists:  If you are a Women Standing Together member who welcomes the opportunity to share your expertise in a more intimate setting than our roundtable luncheons generally allow, then we encourage you to sign up to be a panelist. You should be enthusiastic about participating on a 3-5 person panel and offering objective, specific, and actionable feedback to four different presenters.

    If this sounds like you, click on this link to register as a panelist. (Please note that becoming a panelist is on a first come, first served basis. The first 20 people who register will become panelists.







     

    • 28 Feb 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Pierce Atwood, Merrill's Wharf, 254 Commercial Street, 5th floor Conference Room, Portland
    Register


    Leadership Coffee Chat

    Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank

    Wednesday, February 28th, 7:30-9:00 AM

    Pierce Atwood, Merrill's Wharf

    254 Commercial Street, 5th Floor Conference Room

    Portland


    Susan M. Gallant, EdD, PCC – Reflective Action: Managing My Biases

    The neuroscience is unambiguous. If you have a brain, you have biases - hundreds of them! Biases are cognitive shortcuts. They’re built-in bugs in our internal operating system. Biases can have an enormous impact on our perceptions, thinking, decisions, and ways we behave toward each other.  This session introduces participants to why and how we develop implicit biases and outlines a few strategies to loosen their grip on us. It’s experiential with activities and exercises sprinkled throughout.

    Susan is an organization and leadership development practitioner. She brings deep systems and organization experience to her practice. Her focus is helping to create great organizations. Great organizations are good for people, good for performance, and good for the planet.  Susan has worked with clients at all levels of the system and across diverse sectors – Fortune 500, family-owned, start-ups, government, health care, education, and various not-for-profits. She has collaborated globally, providing services in over 15 different countries.

    Susan focuses on designing learning experiences that make visible the patterns and structures that enable or inhibit inclusion, innovation, and a sense of belonging for all. The intent is to inspire individuals, groups, and systems to gain awareness, build skills, and develop effective strategies for change. She synthesizes and integrates a range of theories, models, techniques, and tools from a variety of disciplines. Susan is a pragmatist and employs what is most likely to be productive in the current context to sustain change over time. 

    Susan currently lives in Falmouth, grew up in Waterville, and spends as much of the summer as she can in Willimantic, on Sebec Lake. She’s an enthusiastic learner, committed to her own growth and development in tandem with her clients.

    PLEASE NOTE:  This Leadership Coffee Chat is $10 for guests and free to attend for members. Guests should pay online prior to the event.  Members, please register online ahead of time.  We want to be sure we have enough coffee on hand for this early morning event!


    Sponsored by'

    Bangor Savings Bank



    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland Maine (free parking available off of Spring Street)
    Register

    March Roundtable Luncheon
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    12:00-1:30 PM
    Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland

    Details regarding our featured entrepreneur and her challenge question to be announced.



    • 04 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland, Maine (Free parking available off Spring Street)
    Register


    Women Standing Together

    Members Only Mixer


    Wednesday, April 4, 2018
    5:00-7:00 PM
    Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland

    Come mix and mingle with our growing community of Women Standing Together members for our Spring Mixer! This members-only event features a fabulous guest speaker, appetizers, and a cash bar. What a great way to welcome the fall season!

    More details coming soon!
    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Pierce Atwood, Merrill's Wharf, 254 Commercial Street, 5th floor Conference Room, Portland
    Register


    Leadership Coffee Chat

    Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank

    Wednesday, April 25th, 7:30-9:00 AM

    Pierce Atwood

    Merrill's Wharf

    254 Commercial Street

    5th Floor Conference Room

    Portland, Maine

    Time to register for the Leadership Coffee Chat. Details to follow regarding our featured speaker and the leadership topic that will be discussed.

    PLEASE NOTE:  This Leadership Coffee Chat is $10 for guests and free to attend for members. Guests should pay online prior to the event.  Members, please register online ahead of time.  We want to be sure we have enough coffee on hand for this early morning event!


    Sponsored by'

    Bangor Savings Bank



    • 16 May 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland Maine (free parking available off of Spring Street)
    Register

    May Roundtable Luncheon
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    12:00-1:30 PM
    Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland

    Details regarding our featured entrepreneur and her challenge question to be announced.



    • 13 Jun 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Pierce Atwood, Merrill's Wharf, 254 Commercial Street, 5th floor Conference Room, Portland
    Register


    Leadership Coffee Chat

    Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank

    Wednesday, June 13th, 7:30-9:00 AM

    Pierce Atwood

    Merrill's Wharf

    254 Commercial Street

    5th Floor Conference Room

    Portland, Maine

    Time to register for the Leadership Coffee Chat. Details to follow regarding our featured speaker and the leadership topic that will be discussed.

    PLEASE NOTE:  This Leadership Coffee Chat is $10 for guests and free to attend for members. Guests should pay online prior to the event.  Members, please register online ahead of time.  We want to be sure we have enough coffee on hand for this early morning event!


    Sponsored by'

    Bangor Savings Bank



    • 18 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland Maine (free parking available off of Spring Street)
    Register

    July Special Panel
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    12:00-1:30 PM
    Cumberland Club, 116 High Street, Portland

    Details regarding our special panel to be announced.