Brown Smith Wallace created The Bridge with professional women of all career stages in mind. This special event series is designed to be a vehicle for networking, fun and professional development. Learn more about our women’s initiative in this Accounting Today article.
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The Bridge in 2019
Our first event of 2019 will be on Tuesday, May 21. Click here to register for our next event, "What Works: Practical Tools to Combat Unconscious Bias in the Workplace," with guest speaker Siri Shilazi.
We launched our series in November 2014 with a breakfast presentation by Melenie Broyles of Etiquette Saint Louis. More than 250 women enjoyed Melenie’s presentation “How Not 2 Act This Holiday Season: Making Connections Count.” Click here to download Melenie’s 10 tips for how not to act during the holiday season.
In January 2015, more than 300 women kick-started the new year with Hillary Sale, professor at Washington University School of Law. Hillary presented three strategies for networking and building your confidence in 2015. Click here to download Hillary’s three networking strategies.
In May 2015, nationally acclaimed “generational guru” Anne Loehr discussed the personality traits and key differences of each generation in today’s workforce – Gen X, Millennials and Baby Boomers – and shared practical tips and advice on bridging generational gaps. Click here to download Anne’s generation overview.
To shake things up, we hosted The Bridge BOOtique on October 29, 2015, an evening of shopping supporting more than 50 local, woman-owned businesses selling custom jewelry, clothing, home decor, specialty gifts, food and more.
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On January 14, 2016, Marianne Worthington, founder of Work Warrior, presented “Conflict Resolution Strategies for Women,” and discussed tips to help stand your ground, overcome obstacles and achieve resolutions this new year. Click here to download Marianne’s top 10 tips for dealing with toxic people.
We negotiate countless times a day, both professionally and personally, but are there ways to do it better? On May 10, 2016, special guest speaker Michelle Duguid shared strategies for overcoming obstacles women face in negotiations and tips for getting more of what you want through the negotiation process.
We hosted our second annual The Bridge BOOtique on October 27, 2016, an evening of shopping supporting more than 50 local, woman-owned businesses selling custom jewelry, clothing, home decor, specialty gifts, food and more.
On May 17, 2017, we hosted our eighth event for The Bridge! Special guest speaker Jan Torrisi-Mokwa discussed how to assess the meaningful relationships that support your career growth, how to develop them more fully and how to recognize opportunities for building your personal “Career Board of Directors.” Click here to download Jan’s worksheet for creating a “Career Board of Directors.”
We hosted our third annual The Bridge BOOtique on October 26, 2017, an evening of shopping supporting nearly 50 local, women-owned businesses selling custom jewelry, clothing, home decor, specialty gifts, food and more.
On May 16, 2018, we hosted our ninth annual event, featuring special guest speaker Teri Griege. Teri is a cancer survivor, ironman, inspirational speaker and Founder & CEO of the Powered By Hope foundation. She is recognized as a leading expert on resilience, and through her inspirational story, Teri has developed all-purpose tools for battling adversity that are extremely impactful.
We hosted our fourth annual The Bridge BOOtique on October 25, 2018.