Watch: ersonal Finance 101: Financial Wellness for Busy Tech Ladies

What if you thought of personal finances as a part of your overall well being? This is exactly how Stacey of Solve Your Finances will empower you to think differently about your personal finances and money. In this workshop, we will discuss



  • what financial wellness means to you as an individual

  • what a credit score is and how to increase it

  • reverse engineer your financial future

  • how to fund your financial dreams so you can achieve them


Stacey Lee is a highly sought after financial coach and her purpose it to empower people to achieve their financial dreams.

As a financial executive in the startup tech space, she has helped founders and CEOs build sound financial processes and systems to get to the next level. Stacey has 20 plus years of professional experiences, helping more than 30 established startups with successful exits and fundraises. You can find her on the web at www.solveyourfinances.com and on Instagram @solveyourfinances.

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Watch: Optimize LinkedIn & Let Recruiters Come to You

Watch: Optimize LinkedIn & Let Recruiters Come to You

Did you know that ninety two percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to find high-quality talent? You need to make sure your LinkedIn profile can be easily found when searching for candidates with your skillset and that it makes an impact, setting you apart from the competition.

In this webinar, you will learn how to take your LinkedIn profile to the next level and turn it into a career-enhancing tool that will encourage recruiters to reach out to you.

Join career coach and branding strategist, Meagan Mae in this informative workshop to help you strategically master LinkedIn as a way to engage with your connections, build your professional brand, and find the dream job you've been waiting for.

You'll learn how to:

1. Tell your unique career story and build a personal brand

2. Create an SEO optimized profile that will help you appear in recruiter searches

3. Connect with companies that are looking for your expertise

Bio:

Meagan Mae is a Certified Career Coach and Trained Communications Strategist for ambitious professionals who are ready to make a difference. For 10+ years, Meagan has worked to support large enterprise business leaders, entrepreneurs, and students in their professional development journey. Her clients are ambitious leaders who aim to package their unique expertise for their next exciting career move. Her background in corporate marketing and communications has well prepared her to craft compelling personal brand identities for professionals of all levels. An advocate for technology diversity and inclusion, Meagan's expertise has helped her clients secure interviews at companies like Dell, IBM and Microsoft. If you're interested in learning more about her services, please visit her website: www.meaganmae.com.

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Watch: Do These Four Things Before You Negotiate

Watch: Do These Four Things Before You Negotiate

This talk will give you concrete tools to take into your salary or promotion / raise negotiation.

We’ll cover:

- The best places to find out what you're worth

- How to prepare for a negotiation (both tactically and strategically)

- A step-by-step plan for what to do once you get an offer

Bio:

Jordan Sale is the founder of 81cents, which offers salary, raise, and promotion negotiation support specifically for women. Over the past few years, Jordan’s helped friends and family in their negotiation conversations and saw first-hand what a pervasive pain point this is. So, she started 81cents to help more women advocate for themselves, whether it’s negotiating a new offer, or pushing for a raise. To date, women using 81cents have seen an average salary increase of 11% (not including changes to equity and title). Prior to starting 81cents, Jordan ran marketing at Fundrise, a real estate technology startup based in Washington, D.C. Jordan holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Interested in learning more? You can reach Jordan at jordan@81cents.work.

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Watch: Prepping Your GitHub Repo for Interviews

Watch: Prepping Your GitHub Repo for Interviews

Are you a career changer? Perhaps you're looking for a new gig after a few years? Whatever the case may be, your online portfolio will be an important part of your interviewing experience.

Join Lorena Mesa, a political analyst turned data engineer, as she walks you through the basics of preparing your GitHub account for interviewing. Examples we'll review include making effective use of coursework, documenting a toy project end-to-end, and highlighting open source contributions you've made.

Whether you're just starting in your career or you're a software engineer or data scientist, these examples will provide you with a checklist of what work to include and how to market that work to its fullest potential.

Bio

Political scientist turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a data engineer on GitHub's software intelligence systems team, Director on the Python Software Foundation, and PyLadies Chicago co-organizer. Lorena's time at Obama for America and her subsequent graduate research required her to learn how to transform messy, incomplete data into intelligible analysis on topics like predicting Latinx voter behavior. It's this unique background in research and applied mathematics that drove Lorena to pursue a career in engineering and data science. One part activist, one part Star Wars fanatic, and another part Trekkie, Lorena abides by the motto to "live long and prosper". Find her at lorenamesa.com or https://twitter.com/loooorenanicole.

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Watch: Be a Better Bystander

Watch: Be a Better Bystander

Since the dawn of the Civil Rights era, women and marginalized individuals have been taught all the ways in which they can assimilate and be heard. But the truth is that an uneven distribution of power and old stereotypes continue to keep the needle stuck. We need to not only amplify our own voices, but to create allies and bystanders who will take action, speak up, and empower decision makers to act. In this hour you will learn:


  • The myths that have held women and other marginalized individuals back, and how to be in action for positive change

  • What to do and say when you see bad behavior

  • The actions necessary for an organization to create allies, diverse teams, and create inclusive leadership


This webinar is an opportunity to fine tune your advocacy skills, or learn new strategies to implement an inclusive culture at your organization.

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Watch: Negotiation: Not Just For Salaries Anymore

Watch: Negotiation: Not Just For Salaries Anymore

Negotiation is essential for getting what we want, need & deserve - in business or in life.

It helps us earn a salary that reflects the true value we’re delivering. But it’s also how we’ll bring in projects under-budget and on-time, land dream portfolios, and build strong relationships with clients, vendors and partners inside our organization. Stepping up and speaking out to make your ask can be intimidating, and avoiding the conversations all together is a tempting choice. But it's worth it. So let's get you negotiating.

In this fast-paced webinar you’ll learn:

  • What negotiation really is, and why it’s a must as a professional

  • Which gender stereotypes impact negotiation, and how to use them to your advantage

  • How to apply the Make The Ask negotiation method to achieve your goals


Devon Smiley is a Negotiation Consultant for entrepreneurs, startups and professionals who are tired of feeling overworked and underpaid, and are ready to go after what they want, need and deserve.

She’s distilled nearly 15 years and $5 billion of negotiation experience into accessible and actionable guidance that helps you build the skill set you need to #maketheask with confidence.

Devon’s expert advice has been featured in Glamour magazine, the Chicago Tribune and has helped clients including Mars Chocolate and Rolls-Royce. A strong believer that negotiation isn’t just about boosting bottom lines, Devon works with pro bono partners including UN Women and The Clinton Foundation.

Website: DevonSmiley.com

Social Media: @DevonMSmiley

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Watch: Getting Started with Swift

Watch: Getting Started with Swift

Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps. It makes programming easier, more flexible, and more fun. Swift is not only great for getting started with coding, ​it’s also super powerful. It’s designed to scale from writing the simplest program, like “Hello, world!” ​
to the ​world’s most advanced software.

This webinar is designed to help you start building a solid foundation in programming fundamentals using Swift as the language. After this webinar, you will know the basics about Swift and how to approach learning it, starting your journey into programming for iOS.

Prerequisite: Have a MAC with Xcode Installed

Bio

Claudia Maciel is a fullstack web developer, iOS developer and online instructor for Moms Can Code. Claudia has been an instructor for over 12 years. She’s held positions as a flight instructor, a K-12 Coding instructor for Coderdojo Hartnell College, Google Educator, Raspberry Pi Educator and MomsCanCode. She takes great joy in helping others accomplish their goals and knows that adults can benefit from coding as well. Claudia is a mom of two boys, loves to read and knit. Claudia holds a B.S in Computer Science from CSU Monterey Bay and a MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Full Sail University.

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Watch: How Women Undercut Their Brilliance -- and How to Stop It

Watch: How Women Undercut Their Brilliance -- and How to Stop It

Research consistently shows very little biological difference between the genders. Socially-mediated differences (such as difference in ability in math, spatial awareness, and interpersonal skill) are also lessening over time as society becomes more aware of the influence of gendered childhood socialization has on educational attainment of girls and young women. Despite these growing signs of equality in intelligence between the genders, an underdiscussed gap remains in the area of exceptional intelligence.

Studies show that exceptional intellectual talent, also known as genius, is viewed as a ‘male’ trait. This distinction will not be unfamiliar to anyone who has worked in male-dominated fields that highly value genius such as tech, science, or applied sciences. Despite having a high bar for entry into these fields, we have all met the exceptionally bright colleague who seems to be gifted with innate brilliance that we don’t measure up to. So what happens to women in fields where genius is fetishized?

This talk will discuss the relationship that women have with their brilliance, genius, and talent (and what that means for their careers).

We’ll cover:
- How genius is perceived and commoditized in male-dominated industries
- What happens when genius is a ‘male’ trait?
- The cost of unequal perceptions of genius for ambitious women
- Specific actions you can take to help your talent and intelligence get recognized at work


The goal of this talk is to help women understand and examine the gendered lens their colleagues view their talent and genius through so that their careers are not held back due to a difference in perception.

Bio

Holly Burton is a Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries. She is speaker, facilitator, consultant, and coach with expertise in leadership, career development, feminist theory, and the unique mix of issues that make it challenging for women to succeed in STEM fields. Holly spent the first ten years of her career as a mining engineer in an industry that is only 17% female. She now coaches ambitious women that want to advance their careers and works with companies to develop programs to retain female talent.

Holly speaks regularly at organizations including EA Games, DevOps Days Vancouver, Women in Mining BC, Disrupt HR, The BC Women in Energy Network, UBC Masters of Public Policy & Global Affairs, Women in Tech Week, The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST), The Women in Leadership Foundation, and her own Women in Male-Dominated Industries Speaker Series. Holly can be found online at her website, or via her meetup, Women in Male-Dominated Industries.

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Watch: From Idea to Income: Navigating the Product Lifecycle

Watch: From Idea to Income: Navigating the Product Lifecycle

One of the biggest challenges of starting a side business while being an employee is the constant feeling of being overwhelmed with all the things you have to do to launch and grow your product idea while ensuring that you keep an eye on all moving parts in your career and life. However, when you have a clear path and a step-by-step plan, you can move forward and start getting results confidently.

This webinar will be a review of business/product development stages and what needs to be happening at each stage to ensure a startup /side hustle can generate revenue consistently.

Have you created a product that you want to monetize or are you working on an idea but keep getting stuck at certain points? This is the webinar for you. We will be covering:


1. Three frameworks to help you conceptualize the product development cycle and how it relates to business growth stages
2. The common pitfalls you need to be aware of as you navigate building a product as a side business
3. How to ensure you are on the path to making money quickly so you can realize your professional aspirations


Bio
Marlyne Pierce is a Product Innovation and Customer Experience Strategist for visionary companies, entrepreneurs, and change makers who want to create better products and serve millions. For 10+ years, Marlyne has worked with Fortune 50 companies and startups. Her clients are leaders with a daring vision of the future that they want to bring to reality. Her people-factor emphasis is an area that most technologists and strategists often overlook. An advocate for modern leadership models, Marlyne’s expertise has been covered in Forbes, Readers Digest, The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and others. She has been a guest speaker and mentor in organizations such as Tech Ladies, Girls Who Code, and New Jersey Innovation Institute.

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Watch: How to Promote Yourself Authentically

Watch: How to Promote Yourself Authentically

Ever feel guilty about promoting your own work? Don't know how to re-frame your approach to celebrating your accomplishments? When I first started working, I was crappy at building my personal brand. All my focus was on the company. It shouldn't be this way! The value of dedicating some time and energy to marketing yourself authentically cannot be overstated and can drive long-term benefits for your career.

In this webinar you'll learn how to:

  • Get past feeling guilty about self promotion

  • Self-promote confidentially and authentically

  • Do little things every week to develop solid brand-building habits


Stefanie Grieser is the Co-Founder of Shine, a keynote speaker bootcamp for women. Previously she was an early employee at Unbounce, going from scrappy startup marketer to passionate, scale-up leader and is the Founder of Call To Action Conference, an industry-leading marketing conference helping marketers become better at what they do. She was named top 100 female marketers to follow, 50 women you need to know in MarTech 2018 and loves turning bold ideas into impactful, memorable experiences. Find her on Twitter @smgrieser or at stefaniegrieser.com.

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Watch: Resumes that Resonate!

Watch: Resumes that Resonate!

Wouldn’t the job search be a lot easier if you…

  • Knew exactly how to craft a compelling resume for a job posting that you were excited about?

  • Understood what to look for in a job posting, to figure out if a job is right for you?

  • Better understood the hiring process and what it takes to stand out as an applicant?

  • Learned how to celebrate and enjoy the process along the way?


No more staring at a blank page wondering what to share in your cover letter.

No more “I’ll start my job search next week.”

No more wondering if your resume is “good.”


The Resumes That Resonate webinar will teach you how to build a successful foundation for your job search by showing you how to position and frame your experience and expertise for potential employers. You’ll learn how to discern priorities in a job posting, identify themes and skills in your own experience, and effectively convey your relevant experience so that your materials stand out every time!

And as a bonus: you’ll learn how you can carry these lessons over into your cover letter, LinkedIn profile, interview prep and more! Learning exactly what you’re capable of – and how to share it effectively – is a game changing, confidence booster. And it doesn’t have to be hard!

This interactive workshop with share go-to strategies for creating stand out resumes, exercises that help you cultivate compelling content and messaging, and will leave plenty of time for Q + A.


Jenn Walker Wall is the founder of Work Wonders Coaching + Consulting where she helps people land new jobs and get stuff done. She’s also co-host of the Making Life Work Podcast. She has worked at the Sloan School of Management at MIT as well as Harvard University, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Sociology at Lesley University.

When she’s not helping clients land interviews or launch their own businesses, you can find her cooking up a storm in her kitchen, usually while listening to true crime podcasts. You can learn more about Jenn by visiting www.workwonderscoaching.com.

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Watch: Resolving Workplace Conflict

Watch: Resolving Workplace Conflict

Close your eyes and remember the most uncomfortable, fraught, and contentious meeting you've ever attended. Did your anxiety spike, pulse elevate, fight or flight instinct kick in? Do you wish you had the skills, in the moment, to deescalate and resolve the situation? Now you can!


In this webinar you'll learn:

  • The three forms of mediation

  • How mediation can be used in workplace conflict

  • How to apply mediation to the most frequent workplace conflicts

1. conflict in a meeting

2. conflict with a coworker

3. conflict between team members


Lydia D. Bowers is a certified mediation coach through the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. She is also the founder of Dear People Ops, a brand that believes in the power of human resources to create amazing workplace cultures. She is currently an HR masters student at Cornell University and consults with early stage startups on their people strategy. She writes for TheMuse.com and offers career coaching services for early and mid career professionals looking to define their career goals. In her free time she enjoys hiking the finger lake region of New York State with her rescue lab/pit mix Hugo.

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Watch: How to Build Trust & Influence Company Leaders

Watch: How to Build Trust & Influence Company Leaders

You work hard, you are motivated, and you want to know how you can get to the next level of your career. Are you ready to use your voice and make a lasting impression on company leaders? The secret to influencing decisions, creating meaningful impact, supporting business goals, and getting what you ask for is: building trust.

In order to grow your career and earn your full potential, it's necessary to first build trust with your peers, teams, and leaders. Trust is the foundation to influencing others and advancing to the next level, earning the paycheck you want.

Join me and learn how to build trust within your organization to advance your career, create the impact you desire, and be paid competitively for your contributions.

You'll learn:

    • The one thing you truly need for career success

    • Steps to building trust

    • How to influence up and ask for what you want


Ashley is the founder of Own Your Worth, LLC and has over 12 years experience in corporate HR. Ashley is passionate about closing the gender wage gap and can be found leading workshops, developing fair pay policies for companies, and coaching women to ask for what they are worth. Ashley lives in Boston and leads a Lean In circle, is a facilitator for the AAUW Work Smart program, and is dreaming about becoming a dog mom.

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Watch: Setting Goals for Career Success

Watch: Setting Goals for Career Success

Every company aspires to make and sell products and services that humans actually want and need. This means that every company inevitably needs to have a user experience (UX) strategy.

Setting career goals is important because it helps us decide what we want to do and shows us how we can get there. At some point in your career, you’ve probably felt frustrated when you haven’t seen progress for a goal you’ve made. Unfortunately, completing these goals can be difficult and sometimes demotivating as the objective may be too large to notice any change day to day. By breaking your goals into smaller, measurable steps, you can stay motivated and take pride in the milestones you’ve reached, even when it starts to feel like no progress is being made.

Join me as I discuss how to understand your main objective, break it down into measurable steps, recognize when you’re at risk of failure -- and what to do next.

Elizabeth is a Quality Engineer at Credit Karma where she coordinates the native application testing efforts, including release management, triaging, and sprint planning. She’s presented at several meetups, including a recent tech ladies “know your worth and communicate it effectively” and has participated in local school career days’ to shine more light on the individual career paths in the tech industry. Before starting at credit karma, she had worked with multiple startups to build out their own testing processes and strategies, and continues to consult with smaller stage startups in her free time.

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Watch: User Experience (UX) Strategy 101

Watch: User Experience (UX) Strategy 101

Every company aspires to make and sell products and services that humans actually want and need. This means that every company inevitably needs to have a user experience (UX) strategy.

Join Jessica Zhang to discuss what UX strategy is (and what it is not) and how you can use UX strategy approaches and tools like design thinking to make your consumer and enterprise products not just feasible but desirable for users.

Jessica Zhang is a UX strategist practicing research and design who currently works as an innovation and UX manager within the E*TRADE Innovation Lab. She specializes in customizing UX strategies & processes by leveraging each organization’s unique situation whether it’s creating effective tools for remote co-creation at IBM or scaling consistency processes at Bloomberg LP. She uses Design Thinking to engage stakeholders and drive agile co-creation, even on remote teams. She’s also a design mentor at Springboard and helps students scope and complete real-life UX projects. Jessica believes in the power of iterating, visual storytelling and a really good cold brew coffee.

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Watch: Navigate conflict like a pro and get ahead at work

Watch: Navigate conflict like a pro and get ahead at work

Has a colleague or team member ever come to you with a work problem? Chances are yes! This webinar will help you navigate those tricky conversations using a supportive, inquiry-based approach. Help people feel heard and understood when they’re facing their biggest professional challenges. Spoiler alert: you don’t need an HR degree or coaching credentials to be a workplace advocate. Whether you’re a manager, C-level leader, or just breaking into your field--this webinar will give you practical tips for being a more supportive co-worker.

A few things you’ll learn:

  • How to navigate difficult conversations using a supportive, inquiry-based approach

  • Understand your personal biases to help you become a more active listener

  • Identifying signs that the issue might need to be escalated with HR or another support

Bio

Jaime-Alexis Fowler is the founder and executive director of Empower Work which provides immediate, anonymous support for difficult work situations. She's a seasoned leader with a track record of building agile, high-performing, healthy teams. She’s led marketing at a $100M international NGO, run a national nonprofit that provides non-judgmental post-abortion counseling, overseen marketing at Code for America, and most recently before Empower Work, launched a nonprofit investigative newsroom. Jaime-Alexis has developed a reputation for being a go-to resource for people management. She frequently speaks and writes about building collaborative, healthy teams, career pathways and pivots, and marketing and communications for social change.

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Watch: Navigating a Toxic Work Environment

Watch: Navigating a Toxic Work Environment

A toxic work environment can cost you time, money, happiness, and even your mental and physical health. Because the shift may be slow, many times we find ourselves like a frog in boiling water, not realizing the water is boiling until it's too late. Learn the boundaries of what is appropriate and how to communicate in order to minimize the short-term damage. We'll also discuss how protect your co-workers or team, all while implementing tactics to change the culture for the long term. Since change cannot be forced, leaving may be your best option, and we'll discuss how to know "when to say when" on a toxic boss or organization.

Kristen Knepper is the Founder and CEO of Kristen Knepper Consulting, a professional devel-
opment firm specializing in diversity & inclusion. She facilitates workshops on gender inclusion, subconscious bias, millennial development, cross-generational communication, sexual harass-ment prevention, women’s leadership, and women’s leadership for men.

Kristen serves as a board member of the San Diego chapter of Girls in Tech, and as adjunct faculty at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Medium, and other publications. She is also the the creator of “Work. Like A Girl.” a series of online courses, live workshops, and videos which teach women about subconscious bias and how it impacts their careers. Kristen earned her Juris Doctor from the American University, Washington College of Law.

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Watch: Advocating for Women at Work

Watch: Advocating for Women at Work

Women, nonbinary people and trans employees are faced with a myriad of challenges due to gender bias in the workplace, which often hold them back from reaching higher leadership levels within their organizations. While we wait for the rest of society to catch up, employees can use this workshop to make strides for themselves and uplift fellow women, nonbinary people and trans colleagues.

Participants will learn:

  • How to respond to micro-aggressions, using established strategies as well as some “go to” phrases.

  • How to make workplace allies out of male colleagues and managers.

  • How to vouch for fellow women and non-binary colleagues, which studies show is a simple, yet effective method for reducing bias in a positive manner

This webinar is led by GoldJam Creative. Founders/instructors Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula coach communication skills – such as public speaking, pitching, giving and receiving feedback, diversity and inclusion, effective communication, and more - to individuals and companies, including Spotify, Squarespace, Time Warner, Buzzfeed, and American Express. Jen and Alli are also comedians, who were ranked among the “top ten funniest women in NYC” and whose comedy projects have been featured in WIRED, Forbes, Newsweek, Vice, among others. For more information about workshops or private coaching, please email Emily@GoldJamCreative.com.

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Watch: Ace Your Next Interview

Watch: Ace Your Next Interview

When it comes to interviews, hiring managers usually have a checklist of what they're looking for in the ideal candidate--and it goes far beyond the interviewee's skill set. From body language to culture fit, there's a lot to keep top-of-mind.

During this webinar, I'll walk you through some key tips and best practices you need to know before, during, and after an interview. Things like:

  • What research to do before your interview

  • How to best prepare for tough interview questions

  • What to do after your interview wraps up

Bio

Kaleigh Moore is a writer who has worked with startups and tech companies since 2013. She also writes for publications like Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post.

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Watch: How to be a diversity and inclusion warrior at your company

Watch: How to be a diversity and inclusion warrior at your company

A lot of conversation goes into acknowledging that diversity in the tech industry is an issue, but fewer conversations dig into the action-oriented solutions that we all can do to impact change. Join Lia James and Christopher Guest as they discuss solutions and best practices for building a diverse pipeline, hiring diverse candidates, and retention of underrepresented individuals. They will dive into the impact individual contributors can have on the shape a team takes regardless if you are in HR or not. 

Christopher Guest has a career that spans across a variety of industries; beginning in the arts, then through customer service, political campaign management, and now has found a home in tech. As a national talent specialist, he has traveled the US speaking on diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging. He currently works as a Technical Talent Acquisition Specialist at Trunk Club, a Nordstrom company. He lives in Chicago with his partner and dog. He is an amateur podcaster and enjoys road trips, astrophotography, and board games.

Lia James leads Growth & Strategy for humanpredictions. She leads with over 10 years experience in people development, business growth, and personal branding. Lia works with teams to improve talent acquisition, onboarding, and team training to increase retention. She has worked with close to 1,000 leaders and career changers to fine tune their brands through storytelling and goal aligning with a focus on advancing underrepresented folks in tech. Lia is a life-obsessed nomad with an affection for wood working who recently traded her physical address for a suitcase.

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