Alumni Spring Refresh

The Annual HiPower Spring Refresh is the first event of the year where all HiPower Alumni come together to work on concrete ways to increase our visibility,… and then have a few drinks and catch up with one another!

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 555 Mission St #3000, San Francisco, CA 94105



8:30 - 9:00 am: Breakfast and #HiPowerHugs

Some of you haven’t seen one another since November, or even earlier! Grab some granola and yogurt and catch up with your HiPower network before the day starts.

9:00 - 9:30 am: Kick Off!


Over the course of the day you will have an opportunity to rotate among 4 workshops. Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Workshop descriptions are below. Workshop session times:

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am

  • 11:00 am - 12:30 am

    LUNCH! and our traditional Ask & Answer session.

    Don’t forget to fill in the A&A spreadsheet before coming. (Check Mobilize for the link if you’ve lost it.)

  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

RECEPTION 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Don’t go home yet! You have way too many endorphins running through your veins after this inspiring day. You need to hang out, have a drink and chill with the tribe.


Workshop 1: Upgrade Your LinkedIn Profile

No matter where you are in your career, or what you hope to achieve, your LinkedIn profile is a critical asset. In this session, you will learn

  • how to align your LinkedIn profile with your current goals

  • how to up-level your messaging to achieve desired results

Coming out of this workshop, you should be inspired to

  • create a compelling headline

  • showcase your expertise in the summary section

  • differentiate yourself in the experience section

  • write powerful posts



Workshop 2: Resume Layout - More Than Just Formatting

Drafting a great resume is tough -- but it can also be incredibly rewarding, and a helpful exercise as you refine your platforms. When done right, your resume will bridge

  • a deep understanding of the role's requirements with

  • a taste of the magic that makes you the best person to deliver against them.

In this session, we'll walk through a formula and a format to put your best foot forward through a resume.

Workshop 3: Writing Your Board Resume

Is there a difference between a job resume and a board resume?  The answer is a resounding yes.  Board roles are few and far between and when they do become available, it is because the company is looking for something very specific to round out the board.  You need to know what they are looking for and then lead with how you fit that profile.

Before coming to this session, 

  • think about a real or fictious public or private board you would like to one day join,

  • think about what kinds of skills and experience such a board might be searching for, and

  • come prepared to discuss how to position yourself to meet those particular needs. 



Workshop 4: The Spark that Pulls together a Speaking Topic

Are you itching to give a JAN Talk (HiPower’s shorter version of TED, named after the incredible Jan Kang) but can’t seem to get your ideas flowing or structure together?  Structure is the middle child of the presentation process. Flanked by its siblings, content and delivery, it offers a solid plan that holds everything else together.

When you brainstorm with others, the mish-mash of ideas sparks creativity. So come to this workshop, throw out your own ideas, listen to others, and participate in the fervent creative process.  We have only 3 rules: 

1.  Don’t hold back. Suspend judgement - whether it’s directed internally or outward.   

2.  Be extra kind to the folks who have enough guts to put half-baked ideas out there.

3.  Treat every idea as valuable.