Claire Simier will serve as Strategic Advisor to the Women Initiative Foundation (WIF), along with Venture Capital and Investment Advisor, Julie Drapier. In this role, they will co-manage WIF initiatives and programs for the east coast chapter’s upcoming calendar year. WIF is an international nonprofit organization with a presence in Paris, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, and Singapore. Their mission is to promote the advancement of women in the workplace and in the economy. WIF’s bespoke offerings include innovative executive programs designed in conjunction with universities including Stanford, McGill, Berkeley Haas, and Scripps College; an inter-company mentorship program allowing a privileged relationship between professionals in different companies with varying seniority; and numerous events encouraging networking. Companies participating in WIF programs include BNP Paribas, EY, AXA, Engie, L’Oreal, Salesforce, United Nations, Groupe Germain, among many others. Learn more.
Mentoring is a cornerstone of every great leader’s career and is a skill that can aid teams in navigating transitions during a crisis – whether specific to an organization or applicable on a global scale. The demand for this skill is growing now more than ever because mentors can play a crucial role in retaining talent, maintaining an inclusive workforce and building organizational commitment amid crises. In her latest Forbes article, Claire Simier shares tips for executives to effectively mentor others through climates of change and stand out as an executive leader. Learn more.
“Now more than ever, with people working from home and social distancing in full force, you need to be prepared to present your best self through a small screen. But the rules of engagement are slightly different and you might need to establish your own rules for meeting online.” In this engaging piece Simier Partners Consultant and Media Trainer, Lee Woodruff, shares tips and techniques for meeting protocol during COVID-19. Learn more.
An executive’s career path is rarely linear in today’s rapidly shifting workplace and economy. A certain level of reinvention may be required once or many times over the course of their professional lives. Navigating these transitions can be challenging, but they can also offer exciting opportunities to explore new skills and interests. Simier Partners colleague, Lee Woodruff, calls attention to the complexities of professional reinvention and offers inspiring insights in her essay “The Secret to Relevance” featured in Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper. Learn more.