Speak as if you expect to be heard

Happy Wednesday:
We are 8 days away from our flagship State of the Markets event in Dallas on April 26th and the tickets are going fast. Please purchase yours early to avoid disappointment!  With the recent market turmoil, you will not want to miss hearing from award-winning CIOs including McCall Cravens of Hunt Global Investments, Tom Tull of the Employees Retirement System of Texas, and Catharine Burkett of LCG Associates. We are also thrilled to have Fed soothsayer Danielle DiMartino Booth joining us again as well, so you get access to the best minds in the business, cocktails, and networking all in support of a great cause! The registration link may be found here.
Susan Fowler, best known as the engineer who wrote a blog post about her experience at Uber that resulted in the founder’s ouster, recently wrote an op-ed piece that details a simple way to end the systemic culture of sexual harassment and discrimination. The most obvious step is to end the practice of forced arbitration, a legal loophole that companies use to cover-up illegal treatment of employees. Apparently, there is a bi-partisan bill sitting in Congress waiting on a vote. Please take a moment to call or write your representative to get this moving. The full article can be found here.
Kudos to Col. Lorna Mahlock on her nomination to Marine Corps general. If the Senate confirms her, she will be the first black female general in the Marines. If you want to see what the embodiment of determination and bravery looks like, the full article can be found here.
In the next article, Jess Lee, founder of Polyvore and now investing partner at Sequoia shares her best presentation tips and it turns out the key to getting attention is to project strength and confidence. Being too gentle, speaking softly or mumbling is a strike against anyone. If you want to be heard, express yourself like someone who expects to be heard and listened to. The full article can be found here.
Finally, the next article covers the subtle art of managing up. Too often employees assume that their good work will speak for itself, but effective communication with your boss is critical. It is also key to understand your boss’ motivation and priorities especially if they have not been clearly communicated to you. The full article can be found here
To help us celebrate our ten-year anniversary, I would ask each of you to consider corporate sponsorship of TXWSW. Benefits include attendance at our flagship events and recognition for your firm. To learn more, you may find our sponsor information here. Additionally, we would be happy to create a custom sponsorship for you. Please contact Bianca King atdevelopmentdirector@txwsw.com.
We have some terrific events lined up for you in 2018 including our ten-year anniversary celebrations in August! We look forward to seeing you all at an event in 2018! To learn more about our 2018 events, please visit www.txwsw.com.

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