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Savvy Consulting Group

Savvy Consulting Group is an organization committed to the empowerment of women in the workplace (and beyond). We believe it is both exciting and challenging to be a woman today. Opportunities abound for women in the professional world and while the glass ceiling may have been cracked over the past few decades, it still exists. Here at Savvy we offer a series of campus and corporate workshops designed to guide, engage and inspire young women to find their voice in the workplace and then optimize their visual presence in this environment. Research shows that it's harder for a woman to be heard over the male voices in the boardroom. According to Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg "she is barely heard or judged as being too aggressive. When a man says virtually the same thing, heads nod in appreciation for his fine idea. As a result, women often decide that saying less is more." Our communication experts provide training in this area. Assertive communication can be taught and it is an invaluable skill that reaches far beyond the job setting. Another challenge facing the modern woman in the workplace today is how to dress professionally while maintaining her individuality and style. The rules of dress vary greatly depending on geographic location, the industry itself and/or company policy. While this is not an obstacle for men - their choices are simpler and they are not as closely scrutinized - a woman often finds the myriad of options overwhelming. Our team of wardrobe consultants advise women on how to create a working wardrobe that is not only appropriate for their work environment but will increase their effectiveness and visibility on the job. Appearance has the power to transform. Finally, perhaps the biggest hindrance to a woman's success in the workplace is the lack of sufficient mentors and networking groups. As a part of our campus and corporate workshops, participants will receive access to the Savvy Networking Forum - a safe place where women meet regularly to share their experiences (as colleagues, not competitors) and gain valuable insights and advice from other professional women.

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