Advocating for Yourself at Work

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Advocating for Yourself at Work

November 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us in the next workshop in the SCWIST x The Thoughtful Co series to learn communicating what you need to be successful in your role.

Since 1981, SCWIST has made great strides in promoting and empowering women in STEM. When you register, please consider adding a small donation to support our programs so all interested women and girls can see where a future in STEM can take them.

This event is part of a series of workshops with SCWIST x The Thoughtful Co.

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This workshop will help you understand your value, and teach you how to communicate what you need to be successful in your role. We’ll review how to articulate your strengths and identify any specific needs that will help you grow professionally. This workshop is led by Sophie Warwick, who specializes in developing in-house gender equity policies and chairing Employee Resource Groups, and Jillian Climie, who has spent her career in executive compensation. Key takeaways from this workshop include:

  • Understanding your strengths and unique skill-set.
  • Understanding your non-negotiables & where you do, and don’t, have room
    for flexibility.
  • Setting the stage for a positive & productive conversation that serves you
    and your employer.
  • Communicating your value clearly and concisely.
  • Identifying and prioritizing key elements that will make you more successful
    in your role.


Jillian Climie

Jillian Climie, Co-Founder of The Thoughtful Co, has spent her career advising and leading teams in executive compensation and corporate governance, both as a consultant, and in-house at two global retailers. Most recently at Lululemon, she led the global equity compensation and executive compensation programs. After taking a pause, she realized she wanted more of three things in her professional life: thoroughness, passion and freedom. She Co-Founded The Thoughtful Co so she can leverage her niche and technical experience, coupled with her passion for gender equity, to empower women to get paid what they deserve.

Sophie Warwick

Sophie Warwick, Co-Founder of the Thoughtful Co, specializes in developing in-house gender equity policies and chairing Employee Resource Groups and advocacy groups. She uses her data analysis expertise from her engineering background to define targets and track growth and retention. In 2018, she Co-Founded Women in Consulting Engineering (WCE), a non-profit organization with over 500 members and monthly events to support and empower women in engineering. She co-founded The Thoughtful Co so she could build more gender inclusive workplaces and build representation of women at senior levels in all industries.

About the Thoughtful Co:

We support women in understanding and negotiating their compensation, and advise employers on policies to improve gender equity in the workplace. Using our team’s deep expertise in compensation, we empower women to feel confident in asking for the compensation they deserve. Compensation includes salary, bonus, stock options, restricted share units, benefits, role scope, vacation, severance, RRSP/401Ks/ESPPs, non-competes, allowances, flexible work arrangements, parental leave and more.

Please reach out to us if you’re interested in learning more about our services, or just to chat!

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Photo and Video Consent

By registering for the event, you understand that the session may be video recorded and/ or photos will be taken for use in SCWIST digital communication platforms, including but not limited to the SCWIST website, e-newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and others. You, therefore, are providing consent for your image and voice to be used by SCWIST for free and in perpetuity.

If you do not want your image to be captured in video or photographically, please ensure that your camera is off during the session.

Questions and Feedback

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November 29, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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