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SXSW 2018

Commanding Respect As The Only Woman In The Room

Studies show that women are more likely to be interrupted in meetings. In addition, men are more likely to critique females for coming on too strong in the workplace according to Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research. With a combined 32+ years leading Fortune 500 project client and project teams, Alexis and Jona have a pointed perspective on commanding a room. They’ll discuss the strategies, tactics, challenges, and behaviors to put your best foot forward.

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  • Alexis Puchek, Principal Designer, frog
  • Jona Moore, Executive Technology Director, frog


Alexis Puchek, Principal Designer, frog

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Workplace
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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