August, 2022
The dog days of summer are here! Whether you're busy with back-to-school, trying to squeeze in one last summer trip, juggling pressing work projects, or all of the above, we are here to remind you to breathe!

We have some events and resources below to help--plus a few announcements.

Onwards and upwards,
April Benetollo, CEO

PS - I hope you'll join us online tomorrow for a powerful, free webinar all about agility in the workplace. Registration details are below.
Agility in the Workplace

Your ability to compete in the marketplace requires adaptability, responsiveness to change, increased productivity and decreased spending. Transform your business practices to meet these demands by adopting an agile mindset and implementing agile practices. With supply chain issues, labor shortages, hybrid workplaces, rising inflation and global instabilities, we have to be able to make agile adjustments to strategy every day!

Join leadership consultant Cindy Collier to learn how you can apply Agile practices to your work. This webinar is free of charge, thanks to our community partners!
Applications for Upward 2023 Due August 31st!
Are you an emerging leader who would be a good fit for the Upward program? Do you know one? We are accepting applications through August 31st for the class that will begin in February of 2023.

If you or a woman you know fits the following criteria, please apply or encourage her to apply!

  • Demonstrates high degree of career ownership
  • Is self-motivated and capable of motivating others
  • Appreciates diversity
  • Shows initiative in team projects
  • Possesses strong people skills
"Upward not only provided me with critical insights and resources, it also broadened my network with other female professionals with whom I may have never connected. Through Upward, I’ve got a coalition of individuals dedicated to supporting my professional and personal growth, challenging my perspectives, and inspiring me to shatter the 'ceilings' in my mind."

Yolanda Johnson, SPHR, SHRM-CP
National Director HR Strategy and Organizational Development
Encompass Health
Other News + Resources
Entrepreneurship and Dreaming Big
Steph Tuss is the CEO of multimillion-dollar global consulting company, Life Is Now, Inc., and frequent stand-in cohost of Business Daily News’ top-ranked podcast – The Successful Mind. In her six years at the helm of Life is Now, Steph has become the primary driver behind all of its marketing, business development and brilliant team culture. In this episode, Steph shares her journey from teacher in California to entrepreneur in Wisconsin, and now CEO in North Carolina.
ON THE BLOG: Moms Re-entering the Workforce
Working moms face real challenges in the workplace, so much so that it’s often called the “Mommy tax.” Read more on resources and opportunities we as leaders can create for moms in the workplace in this post, contributed by our 2022 Summer Intern, Olivia Gilbert.
WEBINAR ON-DEMAND: Job Crafting with Dr. Katherine Meese
In this webinar, Dr. Meese leads participants through a hands-on activity to help them develop a plan to “craft” their current job in order to feel more empowered, authentic and engaged at work. Dr. Meese covers strategies for both the leader and employee to engage authentically in the workplace, as well as how to negotiate difficult job-crafting conversations.
Summer Mentoring Social
Our mentees and mentors gathered together at the Lumbar in Pepper Place to network, celebrate the summer, and connect over meaningful conversations. Are you looking for a mentor, or interested in becoming one? If so, please visit!
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Many thanks to our program sponsors for support our mission to advance women in leadership in Alabama.