Honoring Women in Sports & Black History Month, and Free Virtual Series on Growing Confidence – February 2018

Brand Career Management Monthly Tip Sheet

Hello Everyone,The next few months you’ll notice that each MTS issue will focus on women, and incorporate topics related to official holidays. In February, we have National Girls and Women in Sports Day and Black History Month, so the articles in this issue will share achievements of women trailblazers and the stories of African American women whose success we can admire and learn from, in the sports industry, STEM and other professions. On a related side note, I recently watched Battle of the Sexes and I highly recommend it.




March 8th is International Women’s Day. To honor this occasion, I will be co-hosting a series of three career conversations designed to empower professional women. For more information, open the attached flyer, go to paulabrand.com, or look for the Upcoming Events section toward the end of this message. Also in March, the US celebrates Women’s History Month.

In April, expect resources and articles related to salary negotiation and pay equity, as April 10, 2018 is Equal Pay Day in the US. Last but not least, May will bring us Mother’s Day in many countries, so we’ll take a look at women and careers in that issue.

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Learn More About Organizations Focused on Your Field of Interest on LinkedIn
LinkedIn has a ton of groups and company pages on all sorts of topics. As an example, I found a few related to women in sports. I share them below, with brief explanations and links. Where you see quotation marks, I have shared the group’s stated description of itself. You can find organizations to help your entry into any field of expertise or interest on LinkedIn.

  • Women in Sports and Events (WISE) is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports.” They are the only group for women and sports, to host a LinkedIn group (more than 8000 members). You must be logged in to see the group page.
  • The Women in Sports Foundation was founded by Billie Jean King. They are “the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports.”
  • Women in Sport is the leading charity that campaigns to transform sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.”
  • Women Leaders in College Sports is the premier leadership organization that empowers, develops, assists, celebrates, affirms, involves, and honors women working in college sports and beyond.”
  • WomenTalkSports.com provides an online network connecting the top blogs related to women’s sports.
  • Women in Sports Technology. “WiST is the leading organization to drive growth opportunities for women in the fast-growing sports tech industry.”

The posts below share inspiring stories of pioneering African American women in STEM and trailblazers in other industries, along with powerful women in the sporting industry.

To honor African American women who have come before us and paved the way for others:

Now switching to women achieving in sports:


NEW!  FREE Virtual Career Conversations

In honor of Women’s International Day, Ruth Winden (a career colleague from the UK) will join me in hosting a series of three 45-minute FREE virtual career conversations designed to empower women in their careers. Attend one or all three. The topics build upon each other but each event is a conversation in itself.

Check out the attached flyer for more information. Please share this with anyone you know who might benefit from this content.

Click on the conversation title links to register:

LinkedIn Training

I spoke for the Johns Hopkins School of Education on the morning of February 3, 2018 and will be speaking to St. John’s College on the evening of February 20, 2018. Both presentations focus on creating an effective LinkedIn profile.

Resource for Career Professionals

The 3rd Edition of The Essential Guide to Career Certifications is an electronic publication features 50+ career industry credentials. Each entry includes the certification name and area of focus, a verified link to the training provider’s website, costs involved, program length, eligibility criteria and renewal requirements.

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Paula Brand - MS, GCDF, CPRW, JCTC

Paula Brand – MS, GCDF, CPRW, JCTC, Global Career Coach & Consultant | LinkedIn Expert | Speaker, Trainer, Facilitator
As an experienced Career Counselor & Coach, my mission is to inspire you to manage your career by embracing LinkedIn! Reach your career goals faster by letting me show you how to use LinkedIn more effectively. By staying on top of the constant changes, I can save you time and make this process much easier.

Write to: paula@paulabrand.com or call me at 443-254-8173.


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