EVENTS 2016

Engaging a community of experienced professionals.
Our Events bring professional women together no matter where they are in their opt-out/opt-in journey.  
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Industry Networking Event: Data Driven Leadership

Untapped Potential brought together Candidates and Mentors for this Industry Specific educational and networking event: Lunch & Learn. Industry events are selected based on those pertinent to the skills of our Candidates.  Experience professionals in data science for fields such as actuarial, manufacturing and health care fields attended.  They were joined with UP Industry Mentor, Kim Weller, Director of Web Analytics at ESPN.  The Event was hosted by Quinnipiac Corporate Training and held at The Marriott, Downtown Hartford.

December 7th, 2016

Untapped Potenential Wraps UP Prepare To Launch Course

Untapped Potential Coaches, Kelley Biskupiak and Susan Rietano Davey wrapped up our PILOT of the Prepare To Launch career readiness for returners course.   The PILOT consisted of a mix of 1:1 Coaching Sessions and Small Group Seminars on the topics of Empowerment, Work/Life Balance and Interviewing.  Participants ended the program with an on-line collaboration session updating their UP Profiles. 

December 5th, 2016

Invited Speaker at West Hartford Women In Networking (WWIN)

It was a pleasure to be invited by Diane to speak at the November Breakfast for WWIN.   It is a vibrant group of Business Women that have a long standing relationship in the organization.  Untapped Potential shared statistics and workplace trends affecting this demographic.  While the barriers to entry of this demographic may be well known, Untapped Potential offers a three prong approach that works to overcome barriers and return the incredible value of these resources to local business.  The Event was held at the Chatfield in West Hartford. 

November 17, 2016

Untapped Potential Inc. Business Analysis Presentation

Untapped Potential was selected as one of 4 Business from reSET’s Impact Accelerated to be studied by the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business Entrepreneurial MBA Program.   The Event was put on by University of Hartford’s, Barney School of Business and held at Auerbach Hall.

November 16th, 2016

Untapped Potential kicks-off PILOT Course for Career Readiness

Partnering with Women’s Leadership Coach, Kelley Biskupiak and Flexible Work Consultant, Susan Rietano Davey, Untapped Potential offers a 21 day PILOT of their Prepare To Launch career readiness program.  A mix of personalized and small group sessions developed to serve the experienced professional that is ready to return following a career break. 

November 14th, 2016

Industry Networking Event: Female Founders

Industry Events are selected based on Untapped Potential Candidates’ interests.  This event was the first of its kind hosted by StartUP Hartford and held at SPICY, Hartford, CT. Female founders shared trends, ideas and struggles. Untapped Potential candidates were matched to Entrepreneurial Mentors. 

November 10th, 2016

Working to Ellevate Women to the C-Suite

Untapped Potential joined The University of Saint Joseph’s Women’s Leadership Development Center (WLDC) at its inaugural event, "Working to Elevate Women to the C-Suite". Over 170 Professional Women attended.  

October 20th, 2016

Untapped Potential Founder Honored by local community.

Founder, Candace Freedenberg, was recognized for outstanding Leadership, Scholarship and Civic Responsibility by board selecting Alumni to Canton’s Wall of Fame.  Honored to be included as a 2016 Inductees along with Gerald G. deSimas, Jr., Joshua M. Sneideman, and the late Jesse J. Anderson,  Candace was selected for her role as an innovator in technology with over a dozen U.S. Patents, for playing a key role in developing technology to support the town’s largest fundraiser and for her recent social enterprise, supporting workforce development of high potential women. 

October 14th, 2016

UP Networking Event: Let's Lift Each Other Up! Panel of Successful Returners

Our 2nd Networking Event.  Panel Discussion with successful returners and how they have navigated their career/life journey.  Session moderated by Emmy Award Winning documentarian and on-air host, Sara Conner.  Held at the University of Hartford’s Women’s Business Center.  
 

October 13th, 2016

Peer Meet UP: Fashion, Frames & Fun!

Untapped Potential met with Candidates and encouraged peer meet-ups at this fun event hosted by two Untapped Potential Industry Mentors.  Passionate Business Women in the Independent Consultant and Property Management space joined their wares to outfit Candidates in attire they’d feel confident ‘returning’ to their professional stature in. Held at Harvey Lewis in the Farmington Shoppes at Canton.

October 4th, 2016

Industry Networking Event: TechImpact Summit 2016

An Event hosted by an  Untapped Potential Pledging Partner, The Walker Group​. 100 technical practitioners and over 50 vendor sponsor personnel attended a successful day filled with technology, networking, fun and community impact.  Industry events are selected based on those pertinent to the skills of our Candidates.  The session focused on cyber threats and recent vendor advancements.  It was attended by Untapped Potential Candidates and Mentors in the IT field.  Event was held at the Hartford Marriott, Farmington.

October 7th, 2016

UP Networking Event: "Tap In To YOUR Potential"

Our launch event is a hit with over 45 women attending!  The energy in the room was exciting! The session focused on bringing women together, letting them share their professional ‘elevator pitch’ and what brought them to Untapped Potential.   Candace Freedenberg presented the economic loss to our GDP of allowing this demographic to remain sidelined. Key workplace trends affecting returners: women/flexibility/technology were shared.  Presenter Kelley Biskupiak and Susan Rietano Davey shared their experience in nurturing women back to the workplace and success in returning. The event was held at reSET

August 4th, 2016

Untapped Potential Inc. is honoree at Venture Showcase

UP was an honoree as a Social Enterprise Venture of ‘Greatest Potential’ Category and received a cash award! In order to win this award category a business had to be relatively early-stage, but demonstrate a great business potential as evidenced by a product/market fit and customer discovery.  The entrepreneur (team) had to also demonstrate the qualities of an outstanding entrepreneur.  The event was put on by Hartford’s Social Enterprise Trust and held at The Mark Twain House and Museum.

June 15th, 2016

UP accepted to reSET's Award Winning Impact Accelerator

Untapped Potential Inc. kicked off 2016 by being accepted into Hartford’s Award Winning Impact Accelerator, a program valued at $5000, The incubator offers Social Entrepreneurial Ventures the Network, Infrastructure and Peer Support to get started in a supportive way. 

January 16th, 2016

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