Welcome to the kickoff of the 2016 gen-xyb High Tea program
On Wednesday January 15th, 20 amazing women gathered together for the kickoff of the 2016 gen-xyb High Tea program. These women, from corporations including Northern Trust, HCSC (BlueCross BlueShield Illinois), CDW, Citi Retail Services, The Warranty Group, Chicago Sinfonietta, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Ingredion, are participating in this year-long cross-generational development program. At the kickoff, the women had the opportunity to start to get to know one another, and to express some of their hopes and expectations for the year ahead.
As the group exchanged perspectives on topics that will be covered in sessions during the course of the year, there was a strong sense of recognition that the issues, challenges, and opportunities these women encounter are shared. From how to lead and deliver difficult messages, not being taken seriously, resolving challenging situations and navigating conflict, getting better at negotiating for oneself as well as for others, and re-imagining creative solutions, to developing different perspectives on how to view success and how that in turn can shape action – these were just some of the topics the group started to delve into.
We look forward to an incredible year with these talented, inspiring, motivated women.