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5-Minute Lightning Talk on Career Failure

ARA Co-Founder and McCann Partners’ CEO Megan McCann presented a five-minute lightning talk to a crowd of 200+ during a recent Women in Tech breakfast hosted by General Assembly. Each of five speakers were asked to answer a specific question. Here’s what Megan had to answer, along with her response. We hope you find it of value and consider for yourself, how would you answer this question? What is the biggest failure… Read More »5-Minute Lightning Talk on Career Failure

In Her Own Words: Brooke Steger, Uber

Brooke Steger, General Manager, Uber Inc It’s been said that if you find a path with no obstacles, it’s probably not worth walking down. Brooke Steger, a passionate thought leader in the Seattle tech community currently serving as a General Manager at Uber, can wholly attest to this fact. Her path has been anything but ordinary. What was your path to Uber? Honestly, mine was not what I would call a… Read More »In Her Own Words: Brooke Steger, Uber

The Confidence Game

Whitney Wolfe. Sophia Amoruso. Jessica Alba.  All of these women have one thing in common: confidence.  These women are tenacious powerhouses and thought leaders who each started with a small idea that, with dedication, hard work and vision, eventually turned into an empire. Each of their success stories only reiterate what we all know but oftentimes can find ourselves forgetting: we allhave the power to achieve our goals and it starts with confidence. If… Read More »The Confidence Game

Reflecting on Past Successes and Looking Into the Future with Leslie Vickrey

ARA Co-Founder and ClearEdge Marketing CEO Leslie Vickrey presented a five-minute lightning talk to a crowd of 200+ during a recent Women in Tech breakfast hosted by General Assembly. Each of five speakers were asked to answer a specific question. Here’s what Leslie had to answer along with her response. We hope you find it of value and consider for yourself, how would you answer this question? What was the moment… Read More »Reflecting on Past Successes and Looking Into the Future with Leslie Vickrey

Networking 2.0

ARA together with PEAK6 and Group on hosted a panel discussion on the Art & Science of Networking. Networks are essential for success and diversity inclusion across industry. Event Details

In Her Own Words: Kate Purmal + Lisa Goldman

When two creative, powerful thought leaders at the top of their respective careers come together, you can wager that the outcome will be something incredible. That’s definitely true for Lisa Goldman and Kate Purmal, two Silicon Valley-based executives who have each spent their careers never backing down from a challenge or saying “yes” to an opportunity to collaborate on new endeavors. Their book, The Moonshot Effect: Disrupting Business As Usual, takes the reader through the elements of… Read More »In Her Own Words: Kate Purmal + Lisa Goldman

Lightning Strikes & Five Lessons Learned from NYC Tech Leaders: Takeaways from our Examination of C-Suite Collaboration

July may be the month for fireworks, but this year it was one of lightning strikes and lessons learned for the ARA New York community. On July 14, members and guests came together to hear a highly accomplished group of c-level executives explore the shifting digital landscape at an event we titled “When Lightning Strikes: Conversations with Industry Powerhouses.” Why “lightning strikes?” Because, through a series of lightning-round interviews with… Read More »Lightning Strikes & Five Lessons Learned from NYC Tech Leaders: Takeaways from our Examination of C-Suite Collaboration

Celebrating Women in Innovation

With a power packed panel, incredible networking and over 500 attendees this event was a remarkable representation of women in technology, business and industry. Event Details