Lisa Hickey chosen to moderate The Ad Club's Women's Wednesday (#WW) Twitter Party

  • 09 Mar 2010 3:28 PM
    Message # 305467
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    Creative Strategist, Lisa Hickey, has signed on to moderate The Ad Club's Women's Wednesday Twitter party on March 10th from 7-8pm. In anticipation of the event, Lisa shared her thoughts on her blog.



    The Ad Club of Boston is running a sold-out
    Women’s Leadership Forum. As part of the buzz-building, they’ve asked me to host a “Twitter Party”, on Wednesday, March 10th from 7-8 pm.

    The idea behind the Twitter party is to engage women in a virtual dialogue about the best advice they ever got. Some of the advice collected will go into a coffee-table book to be distributed at the event.

    The way it works is this:

    I’ll ask four questions over the course of the hour.

    Reply to the questions using the hashtag #ww (women’s Wednesday)

    On Wed from 7-8 pm, go to http://search.twitter.com

    Put #ww in the search box

    See all the live tweets of people who are responding

    To get you thinking about your answers ahead of time, here are the four questions I’ll be asking.

    Q1: Inspired by Women’s Leadership Forum speaker, @ellynletters, book “What I Know Now”: What do you wish you knew when you were younger that you know now? #ww

    Q2: What do you see as the greatest struggle for women today? #ww

    Q3: Who has been the most influential female figure in your life and why? #ww

    Q4: What’s the best advice you ever got? #ww

    And for further inspiration, here are some of my answers (don’t peek if you don’t like spoilers!). I’m really looking forward to the answers people will be sharing on that night. Thanks for joining in!

    Q1: Inspired by Women’s Leadership Forum speaker, @ellynletters, book “What I Know Now”: What do you wish you knew when you were younger that you know now? #ww

    That learning, just learning for the sheer joy of discovering something new – is awesome.

    It’s ok to ignore people who say “you can’t do that.”

    That knocking down the walls between professional and personal is really quite awesome.

    Q2: What do you see as the greatest struggle for women today? #ww

    How to deal with growing old in society which cherishes young, beautiful women.

    Helping to solve the universal problems which should be solved: poverty, war, hunger, abuse.

    Q3: Who has been the most influential female figure in your life and why? #ww

    My daughter(s). Who taught me resilience and courage and joy and surprise and showed me how to love me.

    Q4: What’s the best advice you ever got? #ww

    The reason men get paid more than women is because women don’t ask for as much pay. Figure out what you’re worth. Ask for it.1

    Don’t be the person out there looking for a job, be the person doing something interesting.2

    There’s a difference between “networking” and “needworking.” 3

    “My philosophy of deal making is this– it’s usually about figuring out how to make the other person rich *first.*”4

    Give away the credit.5

    Where I got the advice above:  1) Nugget discovered years ago, in some Harvard Business school article. Advice I have thought about before going into every negotiation since that day. 2) I used this line in my shortshort appearance in the movie “Lemonade”. It gets re-quoted quite a bit, so I know it works for people. However, I cannot take credit for originally saying this. I read it online somewhere. If anyone finds the original source, please let me know. 3) Just discovered this on LinkedIn. I’ll take that advice to heart, thanks. 4) Advice from Tom Matlack, former venture capitalist and Good Men Project co-founder. It’s advice that can be used not just for financial deals, but for networking, client relationships, employee/employers. It’s that word “first” that’s important and counterintuitive. 5) Always give away the credit. I was taught that at the start of my career and never looked back. Funnily enough, people recently have been telling me I don’t take enough credit. But then, 5 minutes later, there asking me “so how DO you stay so busy in this economy.” Hmmmm…

    That’s all I’ve got for today, folks! Please be sure to show up Wednesday March 10 at 7-8 on Twitter for more!  #ww

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