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Benefits for the Employee and Employer.

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Dr. Patricia Arredondo, President of The Chicago School of Psychology, Chicago Campus, talks about the impact of affinity groups in the workplace.

These groups give employees an opportunity to network and learn from one another in an open setting, but they also help employers attract talent.

The UWM School of Continuing Education has its own affinity group for female engineers, called WiSE, or “Women in Science and Engineering.” Female engineers from across the state present on a variety of pertinent topics, sharing their knowledge and experiences with women in the industry.

For more information on WiSE, click here. You can also find a fascinating study on the experiences of women in the engineering industry here.

 

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People, Perseverance and Management.

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Dr. Sammis White, Interim Dean & Director of Workforce Development at UW-Milwaukee, talks about the lessons he has learned as an entrepreneur. The first is never underestimate the power of great people. You have to decide who you want to help build your business.

Growing a business is also incredibly difficult, and nearly all of the decisions about culture, hiring, and processes will fall on you. Developing a thick skin and a healthy dose of perseverance can mean the difference between closing down after your first year or a five year anniversary.

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Purpose, Plan, Patience, People & Outcomes.

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Dr. Patricia Arredondo, President of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus, talks about many of the lessons she learned as an entrepreneur. Most small businesses will fail, but with patience, purpose, and a respect for criticism, you can build the right foundation for success.

After your business is established, though, you need to focus on the people you want to build that organization around. Learn how to develop an effective team and learn what type of person will compliment your purpose and vision.

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