Workshop to focus on strategies for workplace success

CATEGORIES: March 2016, Voices
Money Smart Week 2016

As part of Money Smart Week, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is co-sponsoring a workshop designed to help Iowa State students as well as faculty, staff and members of the community develop strategies for success in the workplace.

Bank of the West

Lori Day

“Wealthy & Wise: Strategies for Workplace Success” will be presented from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 22, in Carrie Chapman Catt Hall. It will include a keynote presentation, two breakout sessions and a networking dinner. The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required and space is limited to 50 participants. It is co-sponsored by Money Smart Week, Bank of the West and the Catt Center.

The workshop will begin with check-in from 3 to 3:15 p.m. in the third floor hallway of Catt Hall followed by a welcome by Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, in 302 Catt Hall.

Lori Day, president of FocusFirst Inc. – a business leadership, management, coaching and consulting firm – will present the keynote address on “Negotiate Your Way to Success” in 302 Catt Hall. Her presentation will cover such topics as asking for a raise or beginning salary, pursuing career opportunities and boosting one’s worth in the workplace.

Kelly Winfrey
Kelly Winfrey

Joanne Kuster

After the keynote presentation, participants will choose to attend one of two breakout sessions – “The Impostor Syndrome: Recognizing Your Worth-iness,” which will be presented by Kelly Winfrey, assistant professor of journalism and coordinator of research and outreach for the Catt Center; or “Avoiding the Retirement Gap: Strategies to Build Your Net Worth,” presented by Joanne Kuster, financial educator and entrepreneur.

The workshop will end with a networking dinner from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in 302 Catt Hall.

To register for the workshop, email

Although the content of this workshop is tailored for women, men are welcome to attend.