Women’s Forum

NCMA Boston Women’s Forum – 2018


Keynote Speaker: Jo Miller

Topic: Become a Person of Influence

Venue: Osteria Posto, 99 3rd Avenue, Waltham MA 02451

Date: TBD

Time: 8:00 am to 1:30 pm,

Details: Registration/breakfast from 8:00-8:30; networking lunch from 12:30-1:30 pm


Women who break through into leadership positions in business get there by mastering the art of influence. In this forum, explore ways to have a voice and a seat at the table in your company. Understand the mechanisms of power and influence within your organization with the “Shadow Organization Map.”  Identify six sources of influence you may not be utilizing. Leave with an action plan to enhance your credibility, build an influential network, and make a larger impact in business.

About Jo Miller: A leading authority on women’s leadership, Jo Miller is a sought after, dynamic, and engaging speaker. Her expertise lies in helping women lead, climb and thrive in their corporate careers. Jo delivers keynotes and workshops for women’s leadership conferences, professionals associations, and corporate women’s initiatives.  Joe is a founding editor of

History of the Boston Chapter Women’s Forum: The Boston Chapter’s Women Forum started out as a local implementation of the NCMA National’s Women Forum.  NCMA Fellows Cindy Burrows and Bunnie Pasternak wanted our chapter to provide an opportunity for the women of NCMA to build a network of friends, associates, mentors, and leaders that could help each other overcome the mental models of leadership that are found in a very diverse and multi-generational work place.

The NCMA Boston Chapter Women’s Forum provides an avenue for women in contracting and related disciplines to develop their leadership skills and discuss issues of importance related to gender and success in the workplace.  Whether we are aware of it or not, gender conditioning affects one’s speech, body language and patterns of interactions in ways that can undermine personal power and impede effective communication.  The Boston Chapter’s Women’s Forum is designed to provide a professional and supportive environment in which women (and men) can explore gender related issues in the workplace.  Women’s Forum events include items like informative lectures, videos and interactive practice sessions and guest speakers intended to help participants explore and enhance their skills regarding cross-gender interaction in the workplace.  Attendees at Women’s Forum events are individuals seeking to expand their understanding of these types of issues and are seeking to change their organizations for the better.

The Boston Chapter Women’s Forum has set out to assist you in developing a leadership training path that will help to break the stereotypical and confining gender roles that exist today and will work to assist our members and non-members, female and male, to develop and find their authentic leadership style for our changing times in the workforce.


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