Women Investment Professionals: Empowering Aspiring Women

Annual Professional Development Luncheon - 2018

Goals, Momentum, and Advocates: How to Advance Your Career, Deepen Your Relationships, and Improve Your World

April 24, 2018

Is 2018 your year to advance your career goals?

Do you have the “team” to guide you to elevating your career to the next level?

Every year there are super bright, very talented people – who get squeezed out and don’t achieve their goals and dreams because they don’t have the advocates to support them. That’s the challenge – in today’s reality.

While you (of course) need to have consistent and high impact achievement, without a concrete goal, consistent momentum, and solid advocates you could be just another smart person with great credentials.

In this program, you will review your 2018 goal, understand how to create momentum, and learn about a 5-anchor research-based approach to help you build advocates to increase your career success. If you are contemplating a career change, internal promotion, or launching a new venture, please join us.


Keynote Speaker

Anita Brick

In a career spans corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic sectors, Anita R. Brick, Director of MBA Career Advancement Programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Founder of The Encouragement Institute, Inc., has demonstrated accomplishments in consulting, executive coaching, public speaking, writing, and video production to audiences worldwide. She served as an Officer in Corporate Development and Marketing at a global bank; Vice-President of Marketing for a start-up financial network; equity stakeholder in an organizational development and career management firm; and creative communications director of a motivation and media development firm.

Ms. Brick has written, lectured, and been quoted about career management, executive development, and motivational issues to global audiences including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, the Economist, BP, Northwestern University, and the Federal Reserve Bank. She has served as a contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly, The World Tribune, The Resourceful Woman, WBBU Radio, and No Matter What TV. Ms. Brick holds a Bachelors degree in English from the University of Chicago and Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She produces and hosts CareerCast, a global podcast series, featuring global business leaders. She is currently conducting research as a doctoral student in executive education on how adults use obstacles to accelerate their progress. Ms. Brick presented her initial research findings at an international conference of adult and executive educators at Michigan State University and shares thoughts and learnings on the Encouragizers blog (http://encouragizers.wordpress.com.) In 2012, Ms. Brick launched a book, What I Wish I Had Known - Earlier in My Career Volume 1.

She is currently writing a book, Turning Influencers into Advocates (based on a program she teaches at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and in the prelaunch stage of a mobile appreciation tool.