Women + Tech Meetup – You Should be a Goal Setter

You Should be a Goal Setter

Is goal setting really that important? YES! Setting goals gives us long-term vision and short-term motivation. We know it’s not the sexiest topic but embracing goal setting can propel us to a new level of success. It switches us from a passive state to being involved and actively pursuing our life and dreams. Let’s be a community of passionate and driven women that not only dreams big, but achieves big!
Purpose can be everything. The real challenge is often not just determining the result you want, but if you are also willing to accept the sacrifices required to achieve your goal. Goal setting is choosing the rewards you want AND committing to the costs it may require.

In this workshop, we will create space for you to consider what you want to achieve, write specific, measurable goals down to make them tangible, and then collectively commit to making them happen. Research has shown that we are 3x more likely to stick to our goals if we make a specific plan for when, where, and how we will perform the behavior. These are called SMART goals – goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. You will walk away with a plan to make your goals work for you. Be inspired by creating a clear view of what you’re working toward.

About the Speaker: 

Karen Houghton is a builder of brands, communities, and companies. As the Vice President of Atlanta Tech Village she empowers and serves startups as an active Advisor. Karen also serves as a Venture Partner with Atlanta Ventures, an Advisor for Plywood People and the Kula Project, and is on the Board of Visitors for Berry College.She enjoys leading workshops that empower and connect women in technology with the goal of achieving parity in the tech industry and has been recognized as one of 39 Atlanta Female Leaders to Follow on Social Media and one of Salesforce’s 10 Small Business Women Who Inspire. In 2019 she won WIT’s Woman of the Year Award and ATP’s Impact Award. Her experiences have helped her impact thousands of lives for good through job creation, funds raised, and increased opportunity.

About Women + Tech

Ladies of Atlanta, it’s time to come together to make the phrase “Women in Tech” obsolete! Join us as we openly discuss personal and professional growth, challenges in the workplace, community involvement, and whatever else is on your mind. Our Village can be the one to make women in tech the status quo.

Second Wednesday of the Month

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Mission:
To empower women in tech through a kick-ass network, intentional teaching & purposeful community because it does take a village.
Our goal is to make to Atlanta the number one place for “women in tech” (because clearly it’s not Silicon Valley).