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What is a Circle?

A circle is a sub-community of the Metis Movement. Each circle contains a group of members that focuses on a particular area of interest regarding technology careers for women. A moderator will host the circle and all members are welcome to submit content or comments to share with other members.

A circle is a great way to network with your peers, learn skills, get advice and keep up to date on the latest trends.

What you can expect as a member?

After you join the Metis Movement, you will complete an assessment that will help us place you in the communities that best fit your needs. All members are automatically eligible for the Technology Circle.

Over time, as your career and life change, your circles may change as well.

Each month, a different moderator will provide insights, blogs, a circle webinar and moderate discussion boards.

We will continually evaluate our circles and plan to have at least 10 at any one time. We are beginning with five and planning to add five more by December of 2012. As a member, we value your input on circles, moderators and content. We want to be sure we are meeting your needs and helping you grow throughout your technology career. Below is a list of our active circles.


Description: Executive Leadership
Circle Focus:
Trends, issues and challenges faced by women in senior leadership roles within their organizations.
Target Members: CIOs; VPs; Directors


Description: Project/Team Management
Circle Focus:
Trends, issues and best practices for women who manage teams of technology professionals or who are project managers of technology-based projects.
Target Members: Managers; Team Leaders; Project Managers; Technology-related Sales Managers


Description: Emerging Talent
Circle Focus:
Women who are beginning their careers in the technology field and are looking to move into higher level positions.
Target Members: Technology Specialists; Analysts; Developers; Technology Sales Associates


Description: Talent In Transition
Circle Focus:
Issues and trends for women who are re-entering the workforce or changing jobs. The circle will focus on understanding current hiring needs, part-time positions, how to make the break in your resume work for you, self-confidence and family support.
Target Members: Women re-entering the workforce; Women changing jobs; Women who want to change careers to technology; Working Mothers


Description: Technology Insights
Circle Focus:
The group will focus on the latest trends in technology.
Target Members: All members are included in this Circle

12 Steps to Help Manage Your Work-Life Balance on the Go

If you are like most information workers, you can now get work done wherever you are — from the local coffee shop to your child’s piano recital.  Most of us initially welcome this flexibility, but it isn’t long before this “freedom” begins to chafe.  Work incursions into private time and space quickly become a source of frustration and friction.

Now, more than ever, it is important to define work-life borders – so that you can be productive at work, yet maintain stability and peace of mind at home.  But the incursion of work into your private life (and vice versa) requires you to manage more than your time. To maintain a healthy balance, you need to manage your space, online identity, data, equipment and not least of all…your sanity.   To help you create and maintain that fragile work-life balance, here are some tips for being productive while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.


Design Your Life: How to Create a Meaningful Life, Advance Your Career and Live Your Dreams

Cornelia Shipley is excited to announce her book “Design Your Life: How to Create a Meaningful Life, Advance Your Career and Live Your Dreams” is done and has gotten some wonderful endorsements as well – one from Marshall Goldsmith, author of the business classic, “What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There”, (he wrote the Foreword as well) and Gail Perry Mason – Vice President at Oppenheimer Investments and Co- Author of “Girl Make Your Money Grow”. It will be released to the general public on July 18th , and Cornelia Shipley will have book signings currently scheduled in Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Detroit. Click HERE to purchase book on Amazon.

designBook Description: For countless people around the world who feel they have no choice in how they work, live, and love, Cornelia Shipley arrives with this simple message: You can be the architect of your own existence. In these pages she shares the process she has used so successfully to help her clients make major changes in their lives. Whether it’s moving up the corporate ladder, discovering a new creative outlet, or learning how to reward yourself on your journey, Design Your Life provides a clear and infinitely practical program that will teach you how to develop a strong personal foundation, improve your relationships, and live on purpose with passion and powerful intentions for everything that matters most to you.