We all know that an ally is a person of privilege working to uplift marginalized groups and advance inclusion, but what does an ally actually look like?
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to look (or identify) a certain way to be one. According to Andre Herring, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at Spin, privilege is intersectional, so everyone has the ability to be an ally!
Join us as Andre shares his expertise about ways to leverage your intersectionality and empower others by practicing allyship.
We’ll talk about:
How to understand your privileges and ways to leverage them to support others
Ways to close the gap in allyship through intersectionality
Steps to educate yourself and build safe spaces for others
Returning to work after a gap in employment can seem daunting, and many people often struggle with what it means for their professional identity and the ideal path back to their career goals. Whether you have been away from the workforce for some time or plan to move into a new industry, a successful return requires clarity on your career goals, as well as who you are as an individual, and the value your unique background and journey can contribute to prospective employers.
Join us as Flatiron School Career Coach Maria Paniccioli guides you through 6 strategies to plan and execute a successful return to the paid workforce.
In this chat we’ll discuss:
How to rebuild and embrace your professional identity, and leverage it to cultivate your personal brand and stand out in the job market
The importance of identifying your specific career goals and creating a vision of how you can make an impact in different types of organizations
How to own and articulate your unique journey and translate it into powerful storytelling that engages prospective employers
Why to consider upskilling and/or re-skilling to enhance or expand your skillset, increasing your professional versatility/value and career options
Transitioning to a new job in a new industry can be intimidating, but it offers you the opportunity to take on new challenges, grow professionally, and make an impact in a new space.
Don’t let fear of starting afresh hinder you from growing your career.
Hee-Yoon Choi (Product Marketing Manager at Unstoppable Domains) has worked in a number of different roles in diverse industries and she says that changing industries doesn't have to mean starting from the bottom of the career ladder.
Join us as Hee-Yoon shares ways to leverage your experience and propel your job transition across fields.
In this chat, we’ll discuss:
The role networking can play in landing new roles
How to tailor your resume and experience based on industry research
Unique ways to showcase your skills and experience to be considered for a position