HERdacity Webinars FAQs
Thank you for your interest in supporting women in the workplace by considering presenting a webinar through HER Webinar Series.
How does the HERdacity Webinar program work?
Webinars offer female community leaders a chance to share their wisdom and expertise with our audience in an effort to connect, promote and support women in all walks of life. Our webinars take place every Thursday during the lunch hour (usually around 12pm) at no cost to viewers and can be seen on demand by HERdacity members afterwards.
- 5 minute HERdacity and webinar speaker intro by HERdacity staff
- 30-35 minute presentation by webinar speaker
- 10-15 minute Q&A period and sign-off by HERdacity staff
What subjects do the webinars cover?
Our goal is to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experiences held by women, in order to showcase powerful female leadership and foster discussion on issues relevant to all women. HERdacity webinar topics cover issues that are relevant to support women’s economic empowerment, including:
- Career & Business Development
- Purpose & Fulfillment
- Work/Life Balance
If you’re not sure your webinar fits the mission we invite you to reach out to info@HERdacity.org and contact the Program Manger. Overall, the webinar should authentically address an issue, topic, inspiration or learning that you feel you have the expertise to offer the community. There will be a Q&A after the presentation, so a depth of knowledge/experience is a prerequisite for giving a webinar.
What written material do I have to present?
We ask that you submit a slide deck two weeks prior to your webinar. The slides should be simple, easy to read and allow the viewer to follow along while you are presenting. The deck should be material you feel comfortable sharing with the community, as it will be part of your LIVE webinar.
What else do you need from me to present a webinar? *
Once you have connected with the Program Manager and agreed on a date, please submit the following inputs so we can post your event:
- Slide deck—recommend 5- 10 slides.
- Photo—high resolution professional head shot
- Bio—150 words or less stating Title of webinar, your organizational affiliation, background and education
- Content Release—signed and returned stating we have the right to broadcast and share.
*We ask that you return all materials at your earliest convenience, so we have time to put materials together on your webinar and conduct outreach to get as many viewers as possible to attend.
Will you market my webinar?
Yes, we will market your webinar on our various social media platforms and our website. In turn, we ask that all presenters share their participation in this event through their own social media channels as well, to ensure a robust audience and to get your message out. Each presenter is given a HERdacity media toolkit that will allow you to easily help spread the word.
Will the webinar be recorded?
Yes, all webinars will be recorded and made available to the HERdacity community on-demand, as many women cannot make the live webinar but would like to view afterwards. Our On-Demand content is for the HERdacity community, access granted through membership.
Is the technology difficult to learn? I’ve never done a webinar.
The HERdacity team will work with presenters to explain the technology and help download the required software. Presenters will also conduct a practice session prior to the LIVE webinar.
Will I receive email or contact information from the viewers of the webinar?
Can I receive a copy of my webinar to show friends?
We recommend your friends tune in to see the live webinar as this is offered at no charge to the public. You may invite as many friends and colleagues to view it as you present. We can send you the link afterwards, but the content is available on demand only to HERdacity members. As a 501c3 nonprofit, we rely on donations and membership to make this programming available to women from all walks of life.
Am I allowed to sell a service or product during the webinar?
Please note, the webinar is not intended to be a sales pitch to the community, but instead, an offering to share knowledge and inspiration with women who are looking to develop both personally and professionally. We believe this is a way for leaders to pay it forward and share the lessons they have learned that will support other women to overcome the challenges they may face in or out of the workplace.
At the same time, given that you are sharing your expertise and providing contact information, we have found many speakers benefit from the marketing of the webinars and get follow-up contacts from this public service. WE invite you to list your business contact in the bio section of the webinar listing on our website content. Community members will be able to contact you through this information for months to come.
Do I get paid for presenting a Webinar?
No, presenters are volunteers and are not paid. We believe this is a way for leaders to share their knowledge and give back to the community. We also feel it is a way for presenters to promote their business to an ever growing community. For every presenter, we publish a business profile which provides a write-up of the presenter, her bio and any contact information she cares to provide. The speaker’s presentation, bio and photo will be kept resident on our website. This offers presenters an opportunity to gain additional exposure to women who may not otherwise be aware of the services and skills they offer.
I’m ready to get to give a webinar, how do I get started?
Please send your name/credentials, content release form, preferred topic, along with 3-4 main objectives of your presentation to our Program Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will follow up with you within 3 business days of your submission.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the HERdacity community with a webinar!