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Dinner Meeting - Fighting "Too Much Advice" Syndrome

  • 23 Sep 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 751 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh 27607
  • 8


  • This option is for current BPW Triangle members that includes dinner and a donation to the scholarship fund.
  • Not featuring dinner, this option is for BPW Members who wish to attend the meeting in-person and donate to the scholarship fund.
  • This option is for non-members that includes dinner and a scholarship donation
  • This option is for BPW non-member attendees who wish to attend the meeting in-person supporting our scholarship fund without dinner.

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Stop Giving Women Advice - Hidden dangers of unsolicited advice & its effect on women.  Thurs. Sept 23 5:30-8:00 pm

Networking from 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Dinner and Presentation from 6:15pm to 8pm (catering provided by Brio, guests are also welcome to BYOS-Bring your own snack/food)

The year Dr. Sarah Glova's company started making six-figure revenue, a mentor told her that she "needed to be more of a shark." And he wasn't alone. During that crucial period in Sarah's business, she found that she was constantly hit with advice from others—about how she spoke, how she dressed, and even what she ordered for lunch. Can you relate? You're not alone. Women are more likely to receive unsolicited advice than men are, and too much advice could be damaging your confidence, your performance, and even your relationships. 

Once Sarah realized this advice didn't make her feel more capable — in fact, it made her feel less capable — she decided to learn more. After years of research, she now speaks globally about the dangerous side-effects of too much advice. In this talk, we'll explore unsolicited advice from a neuroscience perspective and talk about ways you can re-channel others' unnecessary feedback into fuel for your fire.

Join this session with Dr. Sarah Glova to learn how seasoned professionals address this problem—it'll be like applying sunscreen to protect against the harsh glares of others' unsolicited advice.

About Sarah Glova

Dr. Sarah Glova is the CEO of the award-winning digital media firm Reify Media. Sarah was 26 when she founded Reify, and she continues to be the sole owner of the self-funded, 10-year-old company. Reify Media serves major university, corporate, and nonprofit clients across the country, helping organizations educate and promote through digital media projects backed by sound instructional design principles.

An expert in technical communication, Sarah is known for translating complicated technical trends into authentic discussions for all skill levels. She speaks about technology trends, Smart City innovations, instructional technology, women in entrepreneurship, and more. She has facilitated training sessions from California to Qatar, with highlights like Connected World Summit in London, Select USA Summit in Washington DC, IoT Evolution in Florida, and many more. Her trademark skill is bringing trends and innovations to life with powerful and engaging storytelling.

Sarah is passionate about supporting women- and entrepreneur-focused organizations like the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO); she was the youngest President to lead NAWBO Greater Raleigh in the chapter’s 40-year history when she served from 2017-2018. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Innovate Raleigh, an organization dedicated to making Raleigh one of the top five centers for innovation and entrepreneurship in the country, and is a founding Board Member for the North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame.

Sarah lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and their two sons. She’s a self-proclaimed book nerd, fairweather jogger, and hopeless coffee addict.



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1. Move the registration to the next BPW event (note that each registration fee may be moved only once);
2. Transfer the registration to another member or guest to attend instead;
3. Donate the registration fee to the BPW Scholarship Fund; or
4. Refund the registration fee, less a $5 processing fee.


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