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[We@Yale] Women Entrepreneurs and Innovators Skills Session

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Professional Development

Wed, Nov 7, 2018

4 PM – 5 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Evans Hall (Room 4400)

165 Whitney Avenue , New Haven, CT 06511, United States

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From We@Yale

WE@Yale is kicking off our Skills Seminar with Sarah Biggerstaff, Lecturer in the Practice of Leadership at the Yale School of Management. It has been shown by research that women are held back in their careers by vague feedback—and learning to both give and receive feedback is a crucial skill for leadership. Sarah will share her work on this topic, and provide actionable steps for you to be able to give and receive tangible feedback to help yourself and others succeed. We will also be livestreaming this event.

Women Entrepreneurs and Innovators at Yale (WE@Yale) is a cross-campus community to support women and non-binary femme innovators and entrepreneurs by providing skill-building, storytelling, and community. Whether you are interested in starting a high-tech, high-growth venture or in creating a novel non-profit organization to address complex societal challenges, WE@Yale aims to provide an infrastructure of support to help you get your project off the ground.

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Evans Hall (Room 4400)

165 Whitney Avenue , New Haven, CT 06511, United States


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Sarah Biggerstaff

Lecturer in the Practice of Leadership

Yale School of Management

Sarah Biggerstaff specializes in leadership development for individuals and organizations. Her experience includes executive coaching and consulting to organizations across multiple sectors as they cultivate and expand their leadership capacity.

Since 2012, she has been on the faculty at the Yale School of Management where her work focuses on increasing capacity to lead through the practical, hands-on application of leadership concepts. Her courses include: Leadership Lab, Interpersonal Dynamics, Leadership Development for Self and Others, and Leadership Practicum.  Sarah believes there is no one-size fits all approach to leadership and works with students to unlock their potential and explore their identities as leaders through the application of course learning both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Sarah holds an MS in Organization Development from George Mason University and a BA in Literature from the United States Military Academy at West Point.