Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Convention Session: Women need sponsors not mentors

Apr 4, 2017
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Jo Miller 

Would you put your reputation on the line to advocate for a protégé? That’s what a sponsor does. The Harvard Business Review reports that high-potential women can be over-mentored and under-sponsored compared to their male peers.

In this session, “Attract the Attention of Influential Sponsors,” at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention, Oct. 22-25, in Maui, Hawaii, participants will explore the difference between mentors and sponsors and learn how to identify potential sponsors.

You will discover eight steps to gaining sponsorship and leave with a personalized plan to attract the attention of influential sponsors. Participate in a discussion about what it takes to be an effective sponsor and ways to create a culture of sponsorship in your organization and industry.

Jo Miller is founding editor of and CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching Inc., and the creator of the Women’s Leadership Coaching® system, a roadmap for women who want to break into leadership positions in business. Used successfully by thousands of women worldwide, it identifies key steps women must take to advance to positions of influence and leadership. Jo is an internationally sought-after speaker who delivers more than 60 presentations a year to audiences at conferences, professional associations, and Fortune 1000 corporate women’s initiatives.

Make your plans now to attend SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention at the fabulous Grand Wailea and Wailea Beach Resort Marriott-Maui, Oct. 22-25, in Maui, Hawaii. Get your early-bird discount and register today on SMACNA’s Annual Convention webpage.