President Silver speaks at Bank of Bennington
Bennington College President Mariko Silver speaks at the Bank of Bennington Thursday evening.
BENNINGTON >> The Bank of Bennington hosted an event focused on promoting women in business on Thursday evening, featuring keynote speaker Mariko Silver, president of Bennington College.
spoke about some of the unique challenges women face in the business community, as well as the importance of mentoring and planning for success.
One piece of advice that she
had found useful, she
learned from Arizona State University president Michael Crow when she
was working there.
to develop a 1-3-5-10 year plan, and to focus on goals in three categories: first, goals for your sector or organization, goals that are bigger than you as an individual; second, professional goals, where you want your career to go and how you plan to get there; and, finally, personal goals.
"I read a lot of resumes," she
told the assembled audience, most of whom were women, "We do a lot of hiring across a wide range of areas, so we think about resumes and how we present ourselves as professionals a lot.
took questions from the audience, and her
talk kept a very casual tone.
"I didn't know there were going to be men here," she
joked at one point, "so I had to cut most of my remarks."