International Women's Day Event: The Art of Saying No

International Women's Day Collaboration Event with Women Who Code Cincinnati: "The Art of Saying No" by Janine Vyas

Mar 22, 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 PM


Key Themes

International Women's Day

About this event

Women Who Code Cincinnati in collaboration with GDG Cincinnati is excited to host Janine Vyas, Senior Advertising Solutions Specialist at Google, for "The Art of Saying No."

About the Talk

Learn tools to communicate more effectively, decline respectfully, and ensure you are getting to the bottom line request instead of busywork that leads to more busywork.

The Topics

- Why saying NO is important
- The science behind why we feel “burnt out”
- Why we keep saying yes anyway
- Strategies for saying NO
- Real life “language” examples

The Benefits

- Save time
- Avoid burnout
- Foster better relationships
- Take control of your to-do list
- Find a healthier work-life balance

About the Speaker

Janine Vyas has over 20 years experience in media and advertising including 15 years in various sales and strategy roles across Google. Her energetic, relatable and engaging coaching style delivers difficult-to-master concepts in a simple and easily applicable way.

Please find Janine's one pager and pre event reading here:

📱 GDG Cincinnati

GDG Cincinnati is a local community group of developers who are specifically interested in Google products and APIs. We host a variety of technical activities for developers - from just a few people getting together to help each other out to monthly presentations and workshops to larger yearly DevFests. Our mission is to grow together!

We are an inclusive community that is only made stronger with the unique perspectives that our members bring. We welcome all people regardless of experience, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, race, culture, religion, or disability. Be excellent to each other!
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👩🏽‍💻 Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers! Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, creed, political affiliation, or preferred programming language(s). Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities.
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  • Janine Vyas


    Senior Advertising Solutions Specialist


  • Sierra Obryan


    Software Engineer


  • Greg Williams

    Atomic Robot

    GDG Organizer

  • Patrick Hammond

    GDG Organizer

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