Givitas for Women at Work

A Free Digital Network for Advancing Women at Work

Join a free, invitation-only network of leaders interested in advancing women and exploring the challenges and opportunities facing women at work today.

Ask questions, get answers, advice, introductions, or help. Then pay it forward to someone else!ne else.

Givitas is Kinder, Gentler Social Networking

Founded in conjunction with a Wall Street Journal and Sheryl Sandberg event for women in the workplace in 2019, this is a community for anyone (of any gender) interested in advancing women in the workplace.

Members are already exchanging help like this:

  • Finding mentors
  • Working on practical ideas to close the wage gap
  • Introductions and connections
  • Advice on a range of challenges and opportunities facing women in the workplace.
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Why Givitas Works

Job satisfaction, career success, and happiness in general are all results of having a strong network that allows you to get help when you need it and offer help in return.

We didn’t make this stuff up–our technology is inspired by academic research on generosity, knowledge sharing, and asking for help done by two of our co-founders:

  • Dr. Adam Grant of Wharton in his bestselling business book, Give and Take
  • Dr. Wayne Baker at the University of Michigan in his book All You Have to Do is Ask.
  • Givitas is free!
  • Givitas makes it easy to ask for help and be a giver on 5 minutes a week.
  • Using Givitas, you don’t have to know who to ask, and everyone has equal access to mentors and experts.
  • Givitas is a collection of people who have been successful doing whatever it is you’re trying to do. Ask for their advice, and get ahead in your career.
  • Get access to a unique network of generous, active, engaged professionals you can’t find anywhere else.
  • Get diverse, unbiased opinions that will make your work smarter and more informed.

How Givitas Works

“No question is a bad question.”

  • Log in to Givitas and ask for help, provide help, search a repository of institutional knowledge, collaborate, and connect in less than 5 minutes a day
  • Asking for help is incredibly easy, reducing stigmas and barriers, and you don’t have to know who to ask
  • Providing help is quick and efficient, with robust notifications and engagement tools to notify you when someone needs help
  • Givitas provides guidance on making requests and responses, with educational prompts that assist you in crafting a productive request
  • Givitas creates and records organizational memory developing a valuable asset for future searches

Simple and Easy to Use on Web or Mobile

Testimonials

  • ​"I felt very confident in using Givitas as a forum for my question.  Spending 5 minutes in the platform saved me easily two hours and more than $700."

    Cindy Mark Benchmark Practice Consulting
  • “In a world where poor knowledge-sharing costs Fortune 500 companies $31.5 billion annually, Givitas’ potential positive impact on employers is clear.”

    Forbes
  • “I like that people in our [Givitas] community come from different diverse fields and backgrounds. I use Givitas when a challenge is new to me, and there's a feeling of satisfaction whenever I provide real help to someone else.”

    Givitas participant International Technology Company
  • "We use Givitas with our students as a follow-up to the Reciprocity Ring. We have seen students access valuable resources through the platform, build community, and in the process learn about the power of giving for networking.”​

    Bill McEvily Rotman School of Management
  • "The simplicity of sharing, helping, and learning in a fairly closed group is liberating and profound."

    Givitas user
  • “[Givitas] has been very helpful and I can really say we have a gold mine of ideas; what's better is everyone is really willing to help each other.”

    Givitas participant Fortune 500 Company
  • "Asking for help at work is absolutely essential to a productive, successful, and fulfilling life. Givitas makes asking for help easy.

    Wayne Baker University of Michigan
  • "The information I got in one request saved me at least a week and $1500, maybe more. The successful referral also advanced our startup process, gaining me credibility with my board. Worth a lot as a new founder!"

    Abigail Nobel
  • "The hallmark of any great work culture is that people care as much about each other’s success as their own. Many organizations never reach that level of 'productive generosity’, and it’s not because people aren’t willing to give. It’s because they’re afraid to ask for help. Givitas reduces the stigma of asking for help and enables people to give in five minutes a day.“

    Adam Grant Bestselling author of Give and Take
  • "Givitas has been quite valuable, making it easy for me to both give and receive. In once instance, 19 generous givers offered me 39 useful ideas in just 13 days - far exceeding the quality and response rate using traditional collaboration tools."

    Patricia Bravo Bravo for You
  • "Engagement comes from being in an environment where you build relationships with the company and the team, where you feel trusted, where you're getting the support you need."

    Jeff Haden Contributing editor, Inc.
  • "Givitas gives me an opportunity to have some unusual requests granted that I wouldn't elsewhere. It feels productive and satisfying. I feel smarter and more resourceful."

    Givitas user
  • "I made a nice connection with a like-minded individual!"

    Kate Drescher
  • "In a world where poor knowledge-sharing costs Fortune 500 companies $31.5 billion annually, Givitas’ potential positive impact on employers is clear."

    Forbes Magazine
  • "Collaboration is the key, and Givitas makes it easy. It allowed me to reach out and connect with colleagues around the world. I received support for my questions and I was also happy to help others providing my knowledge or providing proper contact within our organization."

    Global IT Executive
  • "Givitas by Give and Take is the web platform that takes the Reciprocity Ring concept to the next level."

    Sharon Danzinger Control Chaos
  • "Givitas is an invaluable tool to allow professionals to network and connect. This community has saved me an extraordinary amount of time. Thank you, Givitas!"

    Rhonda West ARDEX Americas
  • "[Givitas] is a tool that helps build bridges across an organization and makes it easier for both newcomers and senior leaders to ask for--and offer--help."

    Maggie Bayless Managing Partner, Zingerman's
  • "A few minutes in Givitas saved me 5-10 hours of research, and it was awesome connecting with new people who have shared interests."

    Tim Blomfeld
  • “Givitas created a better sense of our community. ”

    Givitas buyer Fortune Top 100 Digital Company

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