Upcoming Events

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The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing: Un-packing Unconscious Bias

Friday, October 6, 2017, 10:30 am – 11:30 am 
Kelly Watson, Managing Partner, Orange Grove Consulting and Workshop Facilitator, with Camilla Heinzmann

Women often unconsciously make career-limiting decisions based on adherence to three culturally accepted assumptions: do it all, look good and be nice. These self-limiting unconscious biases unknowingly hold women back throughout their careers. This workshop teaches attendees to recognize these hidden assumptions and “reframe” them so they can unleash their true potential in the workplace.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists.  Attend the Session!


Women & Leadership: Strategic Shifts Essential for Leadership, presented by Smith College Office of Alumnae Relations

October 17, 2017, New York City
Jodi Detjen, Managing Partner, Orange Grove Consulting

Organizations are challenged to develop leaders who can think strategically and solve systemic problems. Yet, women are often thought to be deficient in this area, tending more often to be the “doers” rather than the strategy gurus. How can mid-level women leaders develop this capability? This workshop offers a new model that helps to shape strategic leaders using five perspective shifts that move career women into a more strategic mindset, understand their value, and increase their impact. Register Now!


The Economics of Being Female unConference

October 28, 2017, Boston, MA
Jodi Detjen, Managing Partner, Orange Grove Consulting and Event Sponsor; Keynote speakers include Katie Donovan, Founder, Equal Pay Negotiations LLC and Dr. Elizabeth O’Day, CEO and Founder, Olaris Therapeutics


This unConference will feature keynote speakers to get you thinking about the economics of being female and how looking at the challenge from an economic view can positively impact your career. In true unConference fashion, it has no agenda until the participants create it. You will decide what topics will be discussed by pitching solutions to the crowd for further discussions in breakout groups. You will share ideas, problem solve, hear multiple perspectives, and challenge the status quo with creative solutions. There is great diversity and experience in the Boston area and this is wonderful opportunity for you to share expertise and exchange innovative ideas in a supportive environment. This is self-directed learning at its best. The content is relevant and exciting because the agenda is created for you, and by you, in the moment. Learn More


2017 Past Events


Harvard Medical School: Conversations on Work Life Integration for Women

January 26, 2017, Boston, MA
Jodi Detjen, Speaker

Shift your mindset about your career. Define your own life. Professor Jodi Detjen will speak about the skills required for living an integrated life of work, family and personal identity based on her research in the book “The Orange Line.” She dispels old myths that trap women into outdated but pervasive ideals and rigid behavioral rules for the ideal woman. Instead she calls on women to change their belief system, to reframe their assumptions, shed their guilt and live and work smarter. Ms. Detjen is a professor of management at Suffolk University, MBA program director, and managing partner of Orange Grove Consulting, a consultancy focused on helping organizations achieve gender parity. (Closed Event)


Harvard Women in Computer Science, WeCode: Conversations on Work Life Integration for Women

February 4, 2017, Cambridge, MA
Jodi Detjen, Speaker

We are delighted to announce the third iteration of Women Engineers Code: the largest student-run Women in Computer Science conference, held at Harvard University each February.

Join us in our effort to cultivate the next generation of technical leaders, foster a network and community among collegiate engineers, and promote more female representation in the technical industry.  Jodi Detjen of Orange Grove Consulting will be leading a fireside chat. (Closed Event)


Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator: Women in Cleantech

February 28, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Watson, Speaker

“Unpacking Unconscious Bias”

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator – Women in Cleantech kicks off their 2017 series with the “Unpacking Unconscious Bias” Workshop, featuring Kelly Watson.

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Disrupting the Career Paradigm: An Evening with Trailblazing Women

March 2, 2017, Boston, MA
Jodi Detjen, Moderator

We’ve been taught the best way to have the career of your dreams is to rise up the ladder. But in our 24/7 work world, how do you do that and still have a life? Can pausing or downshifting actually power your career forward? Register Now


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National Association of Women MBAs: Annova Women Business and Innovation Conference

March 8, 2017, Boston, MA
Jodi Detjen, Moderator

This event includes a panel discussion and Q&A. Come and Excel your career by networking with women leaders from Finance, Real Estate, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and more. Register Now


Bryant University, Women’s Summit: Building Your Value

Friday, March 17, 2017, Smithfield, RI
Lana Caron, Speaker

Are you striving to transition into a stronger leadership position? Shifts in perspectives and thinking more strategically can help you move beyond the superficial “fake it ‘til you make it” advice and dig more deeply into understanding yourself and the foundation you need to build value. Learn how to frame your accomplishments in ways that showcase your worth and impact on your organization. Plan specific steps to think more strategically. Register Now


Society for Women Environmental Professionals, Massachusetts Chapter: Beyond Fake It ‘Til You Make It.

May 4, 2017, Boston Area
Jodi Detjen, Speaker

Beyond Fake It ‘Til You Make It. Learn More


Women About Town: The Art of Networking Workshop

June 7, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Watson, Speaker & Workshop Presenter

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Brandon Hall Group: Women in Leadership Summit

June 15-16, 2017, Delray Beach, FL
Jodi Detjen, Speaker & Workshop Presenter

The Brandon Hall Group WIL Summit offers corporate leaders a diverse community to enhance skills and share ideas to build more inclusive environments in which they can improve personal and organizational performance. Propel your career by learning to build and share your value. Register Now and use $200 discount code: WIL200SpecialKW 
Plus, nominate a company for an Excellence Award! Submit by April 21.


CREW Boston Leadership Academy: Developing Boston’s Next Real Estate Leaders
September 2017 – May 2018, Boston, MA
Jodi Detjen, Program Designer and Managing Partner, Orange Grove Consulting


CREW Boston announces the launch of their inaugural leadership program, tailored for experienced women in Real Estate who want to accelerate their career into leadership. Exclusively designed by Orange Grove Consulting for CREW Boston, the mission of this program is to give women in real estate the tools and confidence to catapult their careers to the senior management level. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, September 15, 2017. Learn More


Selected Events – 2016


CIO Executive Council – Women in Leadership: Declare Your Value!

CIO Declare Your Value Event

September 15, Boston, MA
Jodi Detjen and Kelly Watson


Los Angeles Innovation Week: How to Recruit, Retain and Promote Women in Tech


October 18, Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Watson


Society of Women Engineers Conference


October 27-29, Philadelphia, PA

Jodi Detjen 


Linkage Women in Leadership Conference


November 8-11, Dallas, TX
Kelly Watson


Society of Women Engineers — Moving from Perfection to Action: Learn to be “Good Enough”


December 15, 2016, Webinar
Jodi Detjen