The summer has flown by but Next OnBoard has been busy engaging young professionals, learning about board governance, connecting with senior professionals and building a network of accomplished peers. We've had several successful and impactful events this summer. If you missed out on our summer events, be sure to keep an eye on the events page to register for our upcoming fall events. We encourage you to bring a friend, and men are always welcome in helping to further our mission.
Wine & Wisdom Round Table Event
In May, we hosted our first Wine & Wisdom roundtable event at Serendipity Labs in Buckhead. This event featured 5 guest speaker tables, each with an experienced and engaging leader to guide the conversation – plus a different wine to taste! The topics ranged from developing emotional strength in the workplace, to embracing leadership opportunities at any level in your organization, to turbo charging your career. The groups rotated throughout the evening so that each attendee left with helpful insights and new connections.
Happy Hour Networking
At the end of July, Next members and friends gathered at Fado's in Midtown for a casual happy hour of networking and connecting. These events are a great chance to come meet some of the Next OnBoard members and learn more about our mission.
Panel Discussion & Luncheon
In August, we partnered with Emory's Alumni Leadership Circle for a luncheon and panel discussion. 60 attendees learned from four experienced executive women on how to manage through feelings of doubt that can plague women in the workplace. They discussed how to help support female professionals and conquer Imposter Syndrome.
Here are our top 3 takeaways from the event:
- Women often feel like they have to be fully baked, but we have to give ourselves runway to learn, especially in new situations.
- You can be you and be a leader. You can leverage your differences instead of trying to be like the guys.
- It takes courage to be vulnerable. And good leaders are courageous enough to show their vulnerability.
Thank you to our wonderful speakers for sharing their knowledge and experiences.
Be sure to check out Next OnBoard's event page for upcoming events.