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  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018
    10:00am-2:00pmAustin, TX

    Career Reboot for Women

    Date: 2/7/2018

    Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Place: Chateau Bellevue, 708 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78701

    Summary

    A Career Workshop for Women Re-entering the Workforce

    Our 4-hour workshop will address your practical concerns by featuring women who have been there and pivoted to move towards their dreams. Workshop will include:

    • Overcoming the confidence gap—“Can I really do this?”
    • Resume coaching by a certified career coach—How to convert skills learned during "time away" to my resume.
    • What’s changed in the game since I’ve been away: Job search tips & tricks.
    • Networking and LinkedIn best practices by a networking pro to grow your influence quickly.
    • What to wear to project credibility. An executive wardrobe coach covers it.
    • Ways to adopt a mindset that exudes self- assurance and charisma.

    Admission includes: 

    • Lunch
    • LinkedIn photos taken by a professional photographer
    • Resume, interviewing, and LinkedIn advice
    • Two workshop sessions where you'll get your most difficult questions answered
    • Personal small-group networking time with like-minded women ready to support you

    Speaker Bios

    Marny Lifshen

    Marny Lifshen

    Author & Speaker on Women’s Networking

    Marny Lifshen is an author, speaker and marketing communications consultant with more than 25 years of experience. She works with businesses and executives to develop brand awareness and credibility with key audiences, and to establish relationships with key influencers.

    Marny is the author of the award-winning Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women. e Second Edition was released in 2015. In 2009, Marny was named a winner of the Pro les in Power and Women of Influence Awards hosted by the Austin Business Journal. She is a nationally recognized expert on strategic networking, communication and personal branding.

    Lydia O'Neill

    Career Consultant

    Lee Hecht Harrison

    Lydia is a Career Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison and provides direction and assistance to clients in career transition through individual and executive coaching and supports clients at all organizational levels and backgrounds. Lydia coaches clients on resume writing, job search strategies, networking, interviewing, communication skills, salary negotiations and host of other skills.

    Lydia is a proven leader, utilizing cross-functional teams to devise broad strategies and initiatives. I am experienced in customer and outside provider interactions at the management and individual level. She is a strong advocate for customers and employees.

    Prior to joining LHH, Lydia held senior roles at Dell, United Technologies.  She is a graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management and the University of Connecticut.

    Jen Young

    Stylist/Wardrobe Consultant

    Forever Styled

    Jen Young is a style expert to business professionals and community influencers.  She brings peace to the daily dressing routine by encouraging the "stylish yet less-is-more" philosophy. She has assisted clients across the United States donning her fuss-free style that works for a casual date night, professional environments and everything in between. Her love for fashion was born out of her passion for musical performance and realizing that making a positive first impression with her wardrobe was vital to enlist respect from her audience. Jen's sense  of style has evolved over time blending the classic base of Coco Chanel the sophisticated edge of Jane Birkin.

    Jennifer would be honored to take a peak inside your closet and help you explore the freedom that comes from purging the unnecessary, keeping your existing clothing gems, and identifying new key items that will complete your individualized style.


    Mary Flanagan

    President & CEO

    HERdacity

    Mary is the President & CEO of HERdacity, a women’s leadership nonprofit dedicated to driving women’s economic empowerment by bringing women together to support each other to lead their best lives.  She speaks regularly at conferences and workshops on:

    • Women’s Leadership
    • Women in the workplace issues
    • Career and networking

    Prior to joining HERdacity, Mary was the Director of Business Planning & Analytics in Dell/EMC’s multi-billion-dollar Retail segment where she led strategy and marketing initiatives.

    While at Dell, Mary led  Dell’s Legacy of Good initiative for the 1000+ member Consumer and Small Business group. In 2016, Mary was selected to lead Dell’s PRIDE community global pillar to drive LGBT diversity and inclusion. Dell earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation “Best Place to Work” for LGBT 2016, 2017.

    Mary is the mother of 4 teenagers and lives in Austin, TX.  She has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in English Literature from Williams College.

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Date: 3/2/2018

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Place: Mitte Foundation Carriage House, 1008 West Avenue, Austin, TX

    Summary

    Come join HERdacity as we address Women and Aging, focusing on how a woman’s face changes over time. We have a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Heidi Prather, MD, discussing:

    • What really happens to your face when you age?
    • What is the science behind changes in your skin in your 30’s, 40’, 50’s and beyond?
    • What should you be doing to best minimize the effects of aging on your face as your grow older?
    • What are preventative care measures you can take during this time these periods of your life?
    • What care should women be taking of their face, medical and otherwise?

    Our goal is to bring women together to connect in a supportive way-- armed with facts, open minds and women’s wisdom. In this small, authentic discussion, we will discuss how our faces changes with time and what we can do to keep it healthy. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Heidi Prather

    Board-Certified Dermatologist

    Westlake Dermatology

    Dr. Heidi Prather is a board-certified Dermatologist. She completed her doctorate of medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where she received a competitive Doris Duke research grant studying the clinical and genetic spectrum of Scleroderma, a devastating autoimmune condition that affects the skin.

    Dr. Prather subsequently completed both her Internship in Internal Medicine and her Dermatology Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Afterwards, she was selected to join SkinCare Physicians’ American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons accredited fellowship in Boston, MA. As a Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Fellow, she trained with pioneers in the field of aesthetic dermatology, cosmetic surgery, hair transplantation and liposuction.

    Dr. Prather brings these unique skills to Westlake Dermatology, along with her passion for using technology to enhance medical care.

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018
    10 AM - 12 PMMitte Foundation Carriage House

    Date: 04/11/2018

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Place: Mitte Foundation Carriage House

    Learn how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out. HERdacity is hosting a hands-on workshop to focus on:

    • Writing a distinctive headline that will make your profile stand out
    • Crafting your personal narrative and reflecting it in your summary
    • Understanding best practices to optimize key fields in the profile
    • Learning how headhunters use LinkedIn to find candidates

    Come ready to learn, edit and make your profile shine. Bring your laptop and dress casually. The two-hour workshop includes presentation, break-out groups, networking with other women in the job search, real-time profile feedback, coffee breaks and more.

    Speaker Bios

    Mary Flanagan

    President & CEO

    HERdacity

    Mary is the President & CEO of HERdacity, a women’s leadership nonprofit dedicated to driving women’s economic empowerment by bringing women together to support each other to lead their best lives.  She speaks regularly at conferences and workshops on:

    • Women’s Leadership
    • Women in the workplace issues
    • Career and networking

    Prior to joining HERdacity, Mary was the Director of Business Planning & Analytics in Dell/EMC’s multi-billion-dollar Retail segment where she led strategy and marketing initiatives.

    While at Dell, Mary led  Dell’s Legacy of Good initiative for the 1000+ member Consumer and Small Business group. In 2016, Mary was selected to lead Dell’s PRIDE community global pillar to drive LGBT diversity and inclusion. Dell earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation “Best Place to Work” for LGBT 2016, 2017.

    Mary is the mother of 4 teenagers and lives in Austin, TX.  She has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in English Literature from Williams College.

  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018

    Date: 04/17/2018

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Place: Center for Gender’s and Women’s Studies, University of Texas at  Austin

    Summary

    Learn how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out. HERdacity is hosting a hands-on workshop to focus on:

    • Writing a distinctive headline that will make your profile stand out
    • Crafting your personal narrative and reflecting it in your summary
    • Understanding best practices to optimize key fields in the profile
    • Learning how headhunters use LinkedIn to find candidates

    Come ready to learn, edit and make your profile shine. Bring your laptop and dress casually. The two-hour workshop includes presentation, break-out groups, networking with other women in the job search, real-time profile feedback, coffee breaks and more.

    Speaker Bios

    Mary Flanagan

    President & CEO

    HERdacity

    Mary is the President & CEO of HERdacity, a women’s leadership nonprofit dedicated to driving women’s economic empowerment by bringing women together to support each other to lead their best lives.  She speaks regularly at conferences and workshops on:

    • Women’s Leadership
    • Women in the workplace issues
    • Career and networking

    Prior to joining HERdacity, Mary was the Director of Business Planning & Analytics in Dell/EMC’s multi-billion-dollar Retail segment where she led strategy and marketing initiatives.

    While at Dell, Mary led  Dell’s Legacy of Good initiative for the 1000+ member Consumer and Small Business group. In 2016, Mary was selected to lead Dell’s PRIDE community global pillar to drive LGBT diversity and inclusion. Dell earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation “Best Place to Work” for LGBT 2016, 2017.

    Mary is the mother of 4 teenagers and lives in Austin, TX.  She has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in English Literature from Williams College.

  • Wed
    13
    Jun
    2018
    6-7:30 PMJW Marriott Austin | 110 East 2nd Street | Austin, TX 78701

    Date: 06/13/2018

    Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Place: JW Marriott, 110 E 2nd Street, Austin, TX

    We are excited to present a panel of leading experts challenging the current state of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Panelists will discuss the importance of diversity & inclusion, its challenges, and recommended solutions, all from a female perspective.

    Come join the discussion and network with others committed to developing a better workplace for everyone.

    Drinks and hors d'oeurves served.

    Lynette Barksdale
    Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,
    Access/Google Fiber

    With over 12 years of industry experience, Lynette Barksdale, a DMV native has created an indelible footprint within the corporate realm. Leveraging, both her passions and skill sets to create a diversified platform for people of color, she has established an indisputable footprint in the tech field. With a penchant for diversity and career development, she has served as not only a thought leader but a change agent throughout her career tenure, by tirelessly working to close the diversity gap.

    Armed with a degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University, Lynette is currently heading into her fourth year at Google and serves as the Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Access (Google Fiber)  an Alphabet company.

    A proactive voice in the community internally and externally, Lynette serves on the Board of Directors for  the Austin Area Urban League, Mainspring Schools, and on the advisory committee for the Women’s Community Impact Fund.

    Ashley Jennings
    Co-Founder DivInc & Program Manager, 
    Herb Kelleher Center, UT Austin

    Ashley Jennings serves as Program Manager for UT’s Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth and Renewal, where she oversees event programming, student, alumni and community engagement, along with new strategic marketing initiatives.

    Through her work in the tech startup ecosystem, she's been deemed a top "connector of people and organizations in Austin," focused on driving real change around systematic problems for women in the workforce and gender inequality.

    Prior to joining the McCombs team, Ashley helped co-found and served as Chief Marketing Officer for DivInc, a non-profit accelerator for women and ethnically diverse tech founders, aimed at increasing diversity in the tech industry.

    She is also the Co-Owner and Executive Producer of Spero Labs, LLC, a creative production agency championing great content for clients of all sizes, from local startups to fortune 500 giants.

    As a thought leader, Ashley produces and speaks at conferences, events and summits throughout Texas, including SXSW.

    Before moving back to Texas from New York, she helped launch Al Jazeera Media Network’s American channel, Al Jazeera America, and was part of the ABC News field team who traveled the country covering breaking news, weather and politics.

    Her time with ABC News earned her five Emmy nominations along with a Peabody Award and two Edward R. Murrow Awards.

    She’s skilled in media consulting and strategy, marketing communications, fundraising, sales, event management, strategic partnerships and corporate relations.

    Her greatest joy is mentoring students and being back on the Forty Acres, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations.

    Christine McCarey
    Founder ImpactDEI FounderFormer Head of Diversity & Inclusion, RetailMeNot

    Christine McCarey is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leader. She also is a recovering lawyer with considerable legal, business development, and corporate experience.

    Most recently, Christine founded and led the Diversity & Inclusion Program and Legal Operations function at RetailMeNot. During her tenure at RMN, the D&I Program was recognized in 2018 by Glass Door as #1 and Built in Austin as #2.

    As part of the D&I Program, she founded and led Women@RMN, a large employee resource group. Christine’s mission is to positively impact DEI challenges at scale, particularly for women in underrepresented groups. To that end, her consulting company, ImpactDEI, launches this summer.

    Christine holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. She is a founding funder of and serves on the Organizing Committee for Emerge Texas, an affiliate of Emerge America. Emerge America recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network to Democratic women who want to run for office.

    Binny Nanavati

    Former Director of Diversity & Inclusion, 
    Dell

    Binny Nanavati is the Managing Director of Binnys LLC. Her firm provides consulting strategies on embracing an inclusive work culture and help professionals build a compelling branded message to navigate their careers. She serves on the Board of Advisors of Momentum Scholars, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Binny also serves on the Parents Council for Business Honors Program at UT Austin McCombs School of Business.

    Binny is also a public speaker on topics such as “Diversity in Tech: Addressing the Technology & Innovation Gap in Austin”, “Inclusive Leadership: Moving Business Forward, Leadership Strategies” and "Measuring the Impact of Your Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)". Her speeches are inspiring, persuasive and informative, designed to help participants take immediate action.

    Previously, Binny spent 5 years at Dell in leadership positions including Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion overseeing Employee Resource Groups, 5 years running her consulting firm and 18 years at AT&T in various management functions in Sales, Program Management, Marketing and Consulting. She has co-authored White Papers including “Lessons Learned from Network-Centric Organizations”.

    Binny holds Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Rutgers University and mini-MBA in Finance from Wharton. She and her husband Sujal have two children and live in Austin, Texas.

  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018

    Date: 07/20/2018

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Place: Mitte Foundation Carriage House, 1008 West Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

    Price:  Free to HERdacity members or $20.

    Summary

    Women Career and Networking Workshop

    Our 2-hour workshop will focus on resume, interviewing, and job search strategies, including profile reviews of LinkedIn bios.  This workshop will address your practical concerns by featuring women who have been there and pivoted to move towards their dreams. Workshop will include:

    • Review and feedback of current resumes
    • Resume coaching by a certified career coach
    • Tips on improving LinkedIn bio
    • Review of helpful online resources to help the job seeker

    Price:  Free to HERdacity members or $20.

    Register here

    A select number of sponsorships are available for those in need. Email Jessica@HERdacity.org for more information.

    Speaker Bio

    Mary Flanagan

    President & CEO

    HERdacity

    Mary is the President & CEO of HERdacity, a women’s leadership nonprofit dedicated to driving women’s economic empowerment by bringing women together to support each other to lead their best lives.  She speaks regularly at conferences and workshops on:

    • Women’s Leadership
    • Women in the workplace issues
    • Career and networking

    Prior to joining HERdacity, Mary was the Director of Business Planning & Analytics in Dell/EMC’s multi-billion-dollar Retail segment where she led strategy and marketing initiatives.

    While at Dell, Mary led  Dell’s Legacy of Good initiative for the 1000+ member Consumer and Small Business group. In 2016, Mary was selected to lead Dell’s PRIDE community global pillar to drive LGBT diversity and inclusion. Dell earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation “Best Place to Work” for LGBT 2016, 2017.

    Mary is the mother of 4 teenagers and lives in Austin, TX.  She has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in English Literature from Williams College.

  • Wed
    29
    Aug
    2018

    Date: 08/29/2018

    Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

    Place: Chateau Bellevue, 708 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX

    Join HERdacity and TED talk speaker Suzanne Brown as we explore techniques for gaining work life balance based on her research. Be inspired and learn how to hold yourself accountable without adding stress in a fast-paced world that doesn't leave time for ourselves.

    • Will you make time for yourself and your personal goals this year?
    • What are your goals for advancing your own career and interests?
    • Is this the year you go back to work? Write a book? Get some balance?

    Speaker and author, Suzanne Brown, will bring women together to connect in a supportive, open-minded way. Suzanne is a strategic marketing and business consultant and work-life balance speaker, consultant, and author. She empowers working moms to create the balance they crave with small changes that make a big impact over time. She's a published author and TED talk speaker who lives in Austin, TX with her husband and two young boys.

    This event includes group discussion, networking, and lunch.

    Limited individual scholarships are available. For more information, please contact Jessica@herdacity.org.

    HERdacity partners with organizations and business that support women, if you want to join us in sponsoring an event or being a vendor, please contact Brandie@herdacity.org.

     

    Speaker Bios

    Suzanne Brown is a strategic marketing and business consultant, TEDx speaker, and work-life balance speaker, consultant, and author. She empowers moms to think differently about balance, using her own story and research as well as stories, tips, insights, and advice from interviews with more than 110 working moms. Her book, Mompowerment: Insights from Successful Professional Part-time Working Moms Who Balance Career and Family helps working moms successfully transition to a professional part-time role. And her forthcoming book, The Mompowerment Guide to Work-life Balance: Insights from Working Moms on Balancing Career and Family, helps working moms to create the balance they crave. Get ideas on work-life balance, read more about her book, or watch her TED talk at www.mompowerment.com. Suzanne, her husband, and their two active young boys live in Austin, TX. In their downtime, they can be found hiking local trails or finding some new nearby or far away adventures

    Thank you to our sponsors!

  • Thu
    13
    Sep
    2018
    1:00 pmOnline Link

    Date: 09/13/2018

    Time: 1:00pm

    Place: Online Webinar

    Summary

    In this session, you'll learn:

    •      The key to creating successful and satisfying style
    •      What to consider when crafting your professional look
    •      The 5 tools you’ll use to master your office outfit
    •      The 1 thing you always need in every outfit
    •      Do’s and Don’ts of your professional image

    Speaker Bios

    Raquel Greer Gordian
    Founder & Image Consultant, Greer Image Consulting

    Raquel Greer Gordian is the founder of Greer Image Consulting, an Austin, Texas-based company that provides personal styling, shopping, and image development services to women of Central Texas.

    Trained as an image consultant at New York’s top fashion institution, Raquel has worked with hundreds of women of every background and industry, from technologists and educators to physicians and mothers.

    Raquel believes style is not about labels or trends; it's about representing yourself authentically and purposefully for everyday occasions, be it a professional endeavor or one of life's personal moments.

    In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Raquel was named "Best Image Consultant in Austin" by Thumbtack. She writes a monthly column in the Austin Business Journal called “The Austin Look” and has appeared on “We Are Austin,” “Studio 512”, in Austin Woman Magazine, Austin Fit Magazine, and Tribeza.

    Her mission is to celebrate women of all ages, religions, races, backgrounds and beliefs through a deeply personal and ever-evolving tool of self-expression: style.

  • Thu
    20
    Sep
    2018
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 09/20/2018

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online

    Summary

    Join HERdacity for an online webinar on "Why HER vote counts!", hosted by Austin's Tzatzil LeMair.

    LeMair will discuss the following topics and more:

    - Texas' upcoming voter registration deadlines

    - Importance of civil engagement and awareness

    - The unique opportunity women have to leverage their voice for community change

    Speaker Bios

    Tzatzil LeMair
    Head of Content Marketing, Sensis
    Founder, Tough Cookie Fitness

    Tzatzil LeMair is a first generation Mexican-American cross-cultural marketer, entrepreneur, community leader, and the mother of four boys. She is currently heading Content Marketing at Sensis, an advertising agency headquartered in Los Angeles where she specializes in digital marketing and bilingual story-telling. She began her advertising career 20 years ago working in media planning at Young & Rubicam in London and later as Associate Media Director at DMB&B in New York where she led media teams on blue-chip clients such as Procter & Gamble and Burger King.

    LeMair and her husband moved to Austin in 2000 to work at a startup and start a family. In 2002 following her passion for endurance sports, she founded Tough Cookie Fitness, an award-winning multi-sport company devoted to promoting women’s health throughout Texas. During her 15-year tenure, her all-female staff helped hundreds of women achieve their fitness goals and raised tens of thousands in funds for local charities through women-only multi-sport events.

    In 2016 LeMair turned her attention to Texas politics when she discovered the great need to fight voter apathy, especially among Hispanics. This led to her involvement as a precinct chair and more recently being elected State Hispanic Caucus Committeewoman for the Texas Democratic Party where she is currently serving her first term.

    LeMair lives in Austin, TX with her husband and four sons. She is happiest when she’s traveling the world with her adventure-loving clan or simply hiking the hill country. LeMair is a four-time Ironman finisher and has raced over 25 marathons. She has an MBA in Marketing and an MS in Media Management from Boston University, and a BFA from New York University.

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018
    8:30am-10amThe Tillery

    Date: 09/27/2018

    Time: 8:30am-10am

    Place: Tillery Kitchen & Bar, 3201 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

    Cost: FREE

    Summary

    HERdacity is excited to launch a new webinar series! Join us to celebrate and sit in on our live webinar with Reset, a co-working space startup capitalizing on the unused daytime seating of dinner-serving restaurants. Their goal is to empower people to do their best work. The co-owners, Siri and Silva will discuss the challenges of starting their own business.

    All who attend are invited to stay for the day and work at the co-working space.

    Speaker Bios

    Siri Chakka
    Co-Founder,
    Reset

    Bio coming soon

    Silva Gentchev
    Co-Founder,
    Reset

    Bio coming soon

  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 10/04/2018

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online

    Summary

    Join HERdacity for our next webinar featuring Sarah Kettles! She will focus on strategies you need to get a lean, leadership-backed volunteer group off the ground within your company. You don’t need resources or considerable extra time available in your workday to improve the opportunities available for you and your colleagues, or to start an important conversation about diversity and inclusion at work.

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    • How to organize support among like-minded colleagues and gain buy-in from leadership.
    • Organizational structures that keep your group moving even when you need to prioritize your own work.
    • How to make a difference with your ERG, even if you don’t have a budget.
    • Tips for having tough conversations with colleagues who don’t understand why exclusive spaces often pave the way for a more inclusive workplace.

    24 hours before the webinar, HERdacity will email the link needed to access it.

    Speaker Bios

    Sarah Kettles
    UX Researcher,
    The Zebra

    Sarah is passionate about learning about people and how to improve what it’s like to buy auto insurance online. In addition to UX researching, Sarah leads The Shebras, a women’s employee resource group at The Zebra that works to support the careers of Zebra women, and give back to women in need in the Austin community. In her free time Sarah works with non-profits Regarding Cancer and Texas 4000 for Cancer, and loves to spend time outdoors cycling, gardening and camping. 

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pmOnline

    Date: 10/11/2018

    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Place: Online

    Summary

    Does your concept of self-care extend to your LinkedIn profile?  If you’re like many busy women, a LinkedIn profile is something you set up a while ago and haven’t spent much time worrying about since. Unlike many investments you’ll make throughout your career, a LinkedIn profile--with little effort or cost--can be a tool put to work for you 24/7.

     

    Whether you are…

     

    • Job hunting
    • Gunning for a raise
    • Elevating your personal brand, or
    • Trying to grow your business

     

    …a stand-out profile is a huge benefit. Join the HERdacity community and our live webinar series this Thursday to learn 5 tips on how to improve your LinkedIn profile and extend your influence.

    Save the link below to join the online meeting on Thursday:

    https://zoom.us/j/379109185

    Speaker Bios

    Mary Flanagan
    President & CEO,
    HERdacity

    Mary is a passionate advocate for women’s leadership with a strong track record in both business and nonprofit leadership. She is a former Strategy and Marketing executive with experience in Fortune 500 companies and consulting. Prior to joining HERdacity, Mary was the Director of Business Planning & Analytics in Dell’s multi-billion-dollar Retail segment. As a key member of Dell’s Retail team over her five years at Dell, Mary led strategy and marketing initiatives to grow Dell sales to big box and technology chain retailers selling PC and peripherals.

    Mary also has a longstanding interest in the nonprofit world. While at Dell, she was an active leader in Dell’s Legacy of Good initiative where she drove Powering the Possible volunteer engagement for Dell’s 1000+ member Consumer and Small Business group. In this capacity, Mary led volunteer initiatives and fundraising for US and Global non-profits to identify and staff volunteer events in the community, including: March of Dimes, the African Library Project, Girlstart, Gen Austin and Connecther-a global fundraising platform for women. In 2015, Mary was selected to lead Dell’s PRIDE community global pillar to drive LGBT diversity and inclusion. Dell earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation “Best Place to Work” for LGBT 2016, 2017.

    Prior to Dell, Mary led the strategic planning process as Manager, Corporate Strategy at Staples, Inc. and performed strategy projects to drive profitability and streamline costs in sales, merchandising and logistics/operations. Mary has several years of consulting in Deloitte’s International Lending Agencies group where she focused on World Bank and USAID funded projects in developing countries. Mary currently serves as Trustee for the University High School, a sober high school serving adolescents in recovery. She has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from Williams College.

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 10/18/2018

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online

    Summary

    Please join HERdacity for our webinar series!

    Many times we find ourselves on autopilot mode rolling through life without the energy, joy, and fulfillment that we long to experience. We don't have to settle for status quo though; we are all armed with the power of choice and the ability to change. Join Dena Jansen, Founder and Voice of Dena Speaks, as she covers 5 course corrections where we have the potential to become intentional. These course corrections are human needs we have and actions we could consider that provide real-life opportunities to shift our mindset and put us back in control of our own lives. Any change we decide to make – big or small – can bring more of the freedom, abundance, and connection that are part of thriving, and not just surviving, in our beautiful and perfectly imperfect lives!

    Dena will answer questions such as:

    • What is the difference in thriving and surviving?
    • What are the common roadblocks to thriving in life?
    • What are 5 course corrections to help become more intentional in your goal to thrive?
    • Where and how do I begin striving to thrive?

    24 hours before the webinar, HERdacity will email the link needed to access it.

    Speaker Bios

    Dena Jansen
    Founder & Voice of
    Dena Speak

    Dena believes that each individual has untapped potential that once found and empowered will forever change the trajectory of this world! That’s why Dena spends her time with potential seeking leaders – both emerging and veteran – of corporations both large and small. She shows businesses and individuals that by taking small steps inward and then toward one another, they have the power to cultivate an environment where everyone wins.

    Dena launched Dena Speaks as a way to inspire others by sharing the real life lessons she’s learned along her personal and professional growth journey. A retired partner from Austin-based accounting, tax, and consulting firm Maxwell Locke & Ritter where she managed the nonprofit practice, Dena continues to believe that education fuels true organic growth. In her speaking and guiding, she yokes shared accountability to infinite possibility. She loves spending time with groups - small and large - helping to empower individuals and teams to find their voice, be brave and hold tight to values of being kind, open, real, and, of course, FUN!

    Dena shares life with her husband, JP, and their two children, Trace and Elizabeth in Buda, Texas. She serves on the Boards of Directors of Mission Capital and the Hays County Livestock Expo and volunteers at Austin Speech Labs.

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018
    6:00 pmIBM

    Date: 10/18/2018

    Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

    Place: IBM Design Studio, 11501 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758

    Cost: $25

    Summary

    HERdacity and Women In Digital Austin are excited to co-present a panel of creative women who have used digital to enhance their craft, build their businesses, and express themselves. These talented speakers will share their stories of how art, creativity and digital intersect in their careers, passion projects, and more.

    Join the discussion and network with other brilliant women dedicated to economic empowerment in Austin’s digital and creative community.

    This event is free for Women In Digital and HERdacity members.

    6:00 – 6:30 pm: Check-in. Mix + Mingle
    6:30 – 7:30 pm: Speakers: Mary Flanagan, President + CEO, HERdacity; Mica May, Founder + CEO, May Designs; Kusko, Global Marketing + Social Good Advocate, Dell; and Haidy Perez-Francis, Senior Design Manager, IBM.
    7:30 – 8:00 pm: Ask + Give Exchange. Women In Digital will lead an interactive exercise that empowers women to ask for and give support and advice. After Asks + Gives open networking will resume.

    Speaker Bios

    Mary Flanagan
    President + CEO
    HERdacity
    Mary is the President & CEO of HERdacity, a women’s leadership nonprofit dedicated to driving women’s economic empowerment by bringing women together to support each other to lead their best lives. She speaks regularly at conferences and workshops on women’s leadership, women in the workplace issues, career and networking. Prior to joining HERdacity, Mary was the Director of Business Planning & Analytics in Dell/EMC’s multi-billion-dollar Retail segment where she led strategy and marketing initiatives. While at Dell, Mary led Dell’s Legacy of Good initiative for the 1000+ member Consumer and Small Business group. In 2016, Mary was selected to lead Dell’s PRIDE community global pillar to drive LGBT diversity and inclusion. Dell earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation “Best Place to Work” for LGBT 2016, 2017.

    Mica May
    Founder + CEO
    May Designs
    Mica May is the Founder and CEO of May Designs, a lifestyle brand that specializes in customized notebooks, stationary, and more. A graphic designer by trade, Mica started designing her own unique patterned notebooks in 2009. People began to take notice of her notebooks and started calling them “May” books. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Mica decided that her whimsical notebooks could be scaled for the masses, so she launched May Designs and used digital to build her brand into the growing e-commerce business it is today. May Designs has been named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, and has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Austin Women, and Real Simple.

    Kusko
    Global Marketing, Customer Engagement and Social Good
    Dell
    Kusko is a forward-thinking leader in digital innovation through human engagement, as well as, a public speaker on the topics of Impact for Human Kind. Kusko has 18 years of marketing experience, including 13 years in the digital online space. As an agency Creative Director, Kusko has amplified brand marketing for past clients including Adidas, HP, Red Bull, REI, Intel, North Face, and Proctor & Gamble, among others. Currently, Kusko works for Dell Technologies, managing creative marketing and innovative engagements for global retail environments through activations in virtual and augmented realities. When not working, you can find Kusko following her passion as an adventuring humanitarian, “tiger nabbing” famous landmarks around the world, on Instagram’s Happy Tiger Tales with a mission of connecting humanity through happiness. Learn more with Kusko’s  TEDx Talk entitled "Impact Beyond Purpose."

    Haidy Francis
    IBM Security Design Executive
    As Design leader for IBM Security, Haidy Francis manages product design for Security’s SaaS solutions. With more than 15 years of experience designing within enterprise software, Haidy continues to drive innovation by focusing on user needs and behavior while driving large-scale software design across the globe. Haidy combines her "unite to get it done" mentality with product execution expertise to build high performing teams focused on delivering value to their customers.

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    Created in 2016, Women In Digital is an association dedicated to accelerating the advancement and growth of women in digital creative fields by giving women the most powerful tool in their arsenal – one another. Women In Digital is a network that connects the most powerful women on the planet. Together, we join together to share knowledge, to inspire each other and to become empowered by that strength.Learn more about Women in Digital here.

    Thank you to our partner IBM Studios, a global network of studios where business outcomes are achieved using design and IBM Design Thinking. IBM Studios is a global platform of 45 studio locations that allow us to amplify and accelerate innovation and human centered product and service delivery. IBM now has 1,600 formally trained designers who take on the most difficult challenges facing IBM and their clients. IBM Studios provide unique, highly collaborative spaces were clients and IBM whole teams can co-create with their users in new ways.

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 10/25/2018

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online

    Summary

    Please join HERdacity for our webinar series! Kim Updegrove, Executive Director of the Mothers' Milk Bank, will be presenting on "How Nursing Mothers Can Save Lives".

    Austin is incredibly fortunate to have an organization like the Mothers' Milk Bank in our community. Over 17 years of service, Mothers' Milk Bank has helped thousands of preterm and medically fragile babies grow strong and healthy by providing prescribed, pasteurized human milk.

    Kim will discuss

    • Setting up mother-friendly worksites
    • Returning to work
    • Advocating for change
    • Frequent questions at the Milk Bank like how to best store milk

    24 hours before the webinar, HERdacity will email the link needed to access it.

    Speaker Bios

    Kim Updegrove
    RN, CNM, MSN, MPH
    Executive Director
    Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin

    Kim Updegrove has dedicated her career to saving babies’ lives and caring for women and children around the world. A registered nurse and certified nurse midwife (CNM), Updegrove earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing at William Paterson University, a master of public health degree at Rutgers University and a master of science degree in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. After finishing her MSN, Updegrove left he Penn faculty and moved to New Haven, Conn., where she worked as a CNM, delivering more than 500 babies and providing well-woman care. She also served on the graduate faculty of the Yale University School of Nursing.

    Updegrove joined the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin in December 2002, where she has held positions including clinical director and chief operating officer. Now, serving as executive director, she oversees financial and personnel management and all clinical aspects of the milk bank, including donor screening, milk processing, recipient management and the research program. She is responsible for fundraising and mission-directed activities, as well as managing the charitable care program and events such as the Quintessential Breastfeeding Challenge, Annual Donor Appreciation Event and the National Breastfeeding Month Awareness events. Updegrove provides education and outreach to hospitals, community and professional organizations, and collaborates with US and international researchers on nutritional effects of donor human milk for premature and vulnerable infants. She also supervises student interns from Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Concordia and the University of Texas at Austin.

    Updegrove is a past president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), a professional association that runs 24 milk banks across the country, sets standards for donor human milk banks and acts as liaison to governmental agencies. She chairs the guidelines committee helping to ensure quality control of donor human milk and cultivates the development of nonprofit milk banks. She has traveled to multiple states, China, Poland, Turkey and the province of Alberta to foster and mentor milk banks. Updegrove annually participates in teams of advanced practice nurses and graduate students who provide clinical care to women and children in rural villages in Belize. A coveted speaker on the topic of donor human milk, Updegrove has presented at national conferences in Prague and British Columbia, and has been quoted by The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesUSA Today, ABC News and NBC News. Updegrove enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, cooking and playing competitive tennis.

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 11/01/2018

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online

    Summary

    Please join HERdacity for our online webinar series! Anna Blanch Rabe will be presenting on advocacy tips for all facets of life.

    Advocating for yourself and your family can seem daunting, especially when it feels like it’s you against the world. Sometimes you just can’t take one more “no.” We get it, we’ve been there too. We’ll talk about preparing to advocate, ways to present a problem and possible solutions, how to “reality check” yourself, and how to address some of the common obstacles you may face. We’ll talk about the differences between informal and systemic advocacy, and how not to reinvent the wheel. This will be an opportunity to help all of us see that we have all that we need to successfully advocate for ourselves and our families.

    24 hours before the webinar, HERdacity will email the link needed to access it.

    Speaker Bios

    Anna Blanch Rabee
    Founder and CEO
    Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates LLC

    Anna Blanch Rabe is an Australian-born speaker, writer and advocate. Currently living in the land of enchantment (New Mexico), she’s a proud United States Air Force Spouse who has learned how to navigate complex bureaucracies in her advocacy journey. In 2016, she founded her company Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates, which intentionally does 50% of its work on a pro bono basis. Anna focuses on working with Law Firms, socially-responsible businesses, and social enterprises with high quality strategy, research, and content services. Originally trained as an attorney, Anna is passionate about businesses who are committed to their communities, non-profits and social enterprises, and she works to help leaders share their stories and grow strong and vibrant communities. ABR’s mission is to making legalese easy to understand; to share meaningful stories; and to empower those who are building communities.

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pmOnline

    Date: 11/08/2018

    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Place: Online

    Summary

    Please join HERdacity for our online webinar series! Genai Walker-Macklin, a financial officer from Morgan Stanley, will be walking us through wealth management and budgeting.

    A few key takeaways:

    • Defining Value
    • Retirement Takes Work​ 
    • Keeping Your Balance

    48 hours before the webinar, HERdacity will email the link needed to access it.

    Speaker Bios

    Genai Walker-Macklin
    Financial Advisor,
    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

    Genai Walker-Macklin is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on the 4th of July. She was a standout scholar athlete in high school. She was offered numerous basketball and Academic scholarships. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Arkansas. She achieved her BS degree with honors, cum laude. She obtained a dual degree in Mathematics and Spanish. Her minor field of study was Sociology. After college, Genai was recruited by Coates Sports Management to play basketball professionally. Her dream of becoming a professional basketball player finally became reality. She played in numerous countries such as Spain, Portugal, England, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Switzerland. She also played in the beautiful Spanish Islands, such as Mallorca, Ibiza, and Tenerife. Her professional basketball career consists of a total of 8 years. These years also consist of stints in the WNBA with teams like the Tulsa Shock and Atlanta Dream. Even though she was living her dream, Genai continued to work in the finance industry while on break in between seasons. Knowing the importance of education, Genai continued to work towards and achieve her M.S. in Health Science while living abroad and playing tough basketball schedules. She also received another advanced certification in Spanish studies from a local university while in Spain.

    In 2012, Genai unlaced her basketball shoes and decided to retire from playing professionally. She figured it was time to focus on her financial career and to think about starting a family. In 2013, Genai and her husband of 5 years moved to Texas for an investment banker role with Bank of America and Demitrius with State Farm. While at Bank of America, she had numerous banking exposures such as: dealing with high net worth clients, mortgage lending, auto lending, pre-approvals, investment properties, debt consolidation and budgeting.

    Genai, Demitrius and family pet Kema relocated from Conway AR, to Garland TX and haven’t looked back. Genai have worked in the Sales/Financial industry over 13 years.

    Genai is very active in her community. She is a member of the NCAAP of Garland, Kiwanis, Garland Sports Hall of Fame, City of Garland (CMC), United Way Community Impact Grant Panel, Texas Wall Street Women, MADD, Children at Risk and NBRPA of Dallas. She loves animals, sports and spending time with her family.

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    4:30pm - 6:30pmStar Bar - 600 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

    Date: 11/08/2018

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Place: Star Bar - 600 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

    Summary

    Every woman has a unique voice that is used to express who she is and what she believes, and our homes, workplaces and communities need each and every voice to join in the choir! But sometimes we find that our voice sounds out of tune, off key or even worse, that we’ve lost our voice completely. Dena Jansen welcomes you to join her in a conversation about finding, honing in and using your authentic voice to experience a more genuine connection to yourself and in relationship with others.

    4:30-5PM Arrival and networking

    5:00-5:15 Dena Speaks

    5:15-5:45 Q&A and networking w/ Dena

    5:45-6:00pm Networking

    Key Takeaways & Challenge: 

    • Common Thieves of Our Voice: Lack of Self Awareness (reflection and feedback), Fear, Comparison, Expectations, Shame and Guilt.
    • Voice Lessons Required: You always have a choice to take action and make it a practice to stay aware of when you feel in and out of your voice. Take time for self-reflection and gather feedback to learn and grow. We are humans and our voice will change over time or go astray, but extend grace to yourself and others.
    • Texas Women’s Conference Challenge: Throughout the conference remain mindful and aware of when you and others use their voice. Then express (written or verbal) gratitude for your voice and the choir of other strong willed women using theirs!

    Speaker Bios

    Dena Jansen
    Founder & Voice, Dena Speaks

     

    Dena Jansen may not know you yet, but as far as this speaker, writer, and guide is concerned, you are meant for more.  

    Dena believes that each individual has untapped potential that once found and empowered will forever change the trajectory of this world! That’s why Dena spends her time with potential seeking leaders – both emerging and veteran – of corporations both large and small. She shows businesses and individuals that by taking small steps inward and then toward one another, they have the power to cultivate an environment where everyone wins.  

    Dena launched Dena Speaks as a way to inspire others by sharing the real-life lessons she’s learned along her personal and professional growth journey. A retired partner from Austin-based accounting, tax, and consulting firm Maxwell Locke & Ritter where she managed the nonprofit practice, Dena continues to believe that education fuels true organic growth. In her speaking and guiding, she yokes shared accountability to infinite possibility. She loves spending time with groups - small and large - helping to empower individuals and teams to find their voice, be brave and hold tight to values of being kind, open, real, and, of course, FUN!  

     Dena shares life with her husband, JP, and their two children, Trace and Elizabeth in Buda, Texas. She serves on the Boards of Directors of Mission Capital and the Hays County Livestock Expo and volunteers at Austin Speech Labs.

    Thank you to our sponsor!

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018
    12pm - 1pmOnline

    Date: 11/15/2018

    Time: 12pm - 1pm

    Place: Online

    Summary

    Please join HERdacity for our online webinar series! Brian Weisfeld, Founder and Chief Squad Officer of The Startup Squad, will be discussing the importance of getting girls involved in entrepreneurship from a young age.

    You will learn:

    • Inspiration can come from anywhere
    • The importance of the entrepreneurial mindset for girls
    • How to instill the entrepreneurial mindset in your children
    • Resources to support your children's entrepreneurial journey

    48 hours before the webinar, HERdacity will send out an email with the link to access.

    Speaker Bios

    Brian Weisfeld
    Founder & Chief Squad Officer,
    The Startup Squad

    Brian Weisfeld has been building businesses his entire life. In elementary school, he bought 95 pounds of gummy bears and hired his friends to sell them. As a teen, he made and sold mix tapes (ask your parents what those are), sorted baseball cards (he got paid in cards), babysat four days a week after school, and sold nuts and dried fruit (and more gummy bears) in a neighborhood store. As an adult, Brian helped build a number of well-known billion-dollar companies including IMAX Corporation and Coupons.com. Brian is the Founder and Chief Squad Officer of The Startup Squad, an initiative dedicated to helping girls reach their potential, whatever their passions. Brian lives in Silicon Valley and can often be found eating gummy bears with his wife while watching his two daughters sell lemonade from the end of their driveway.

  • Thu
    29
    Nov
    2018
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 11/29/2018

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online

    Summary

    Please join HERdacity for our weekly webinar series! This week's topic expert is Marny Lifshen.

    It hardly comes as a surprise that men and women often clash in their professional roles.  Our different styles, priorities and experiences definitely affect the way we work together.  Fortunately, many challenges between male and female colleagues can be successfully overcome by gaining insight and understanding into our different ways of communicating and working, and by developing specific skills and strategies for adapting to these differences.  This presentation will certainly increase your productivity and efficiency, and decrease your stress and frustration.

    You will learn to:

    • Understand the different ways men & women build & manage relationships
    • Adjust communication style for the audience/situation
    • Recognize common misperceptions and assumptions
    • Develop skills to manage challenging professional relationships and situations

    48 hours prior to the event, HERdacity will send out an email with a link to the webinar.

    Speaker Bios

    Marny Lifshen
    Speaker/Author/Consultant
    Marny Lifshen Communications

    Marny Lifshen is an author, speaker and marketing communications consultant with more than 25 years of experience. She works with businesses and executives to develop brand awareness and credibility with key audiences, and to establish relationships with key influencers.

    Marny is the author of the award-winning author of Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women. The Second Edition was released in 2015. In 2009, Marny was named a winner of the Profiles in Power and Women of Influence Awards hosted by the Austin Business Journal. She is a nationally recognized expert on strategic networking, communication and personal branding. She is a seasoned key note speaker and workshop leader for corporate, association and university clients across the country. Marny customizes the content and format of each program to address the specific goals of her clients.

    Marny’s areas of expertise include:

    • Strategic Networking

    • Personal Branding

    • Building Productive & Positive Professional Relationships

    • Improving Professional Relationships Between the Genders

    • Communicating Effectively with Colleagues

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 12/06/2018

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online

    Summary

    Hi HERdacity Community! We'd love for you to join us for another installment in our webinar series. We are going to hear from Kelly Corbet who teaches mindfulness through her company Center|Change in the most diverse settings:  corporate, academic, private, and prison.

    On almost a daily basis, scientific studies confirm the power of mindfulness and meditation to improve brain power, self-confidence, memory, inner-peace, outer performance, and even happiness.  Still, some people feel intimidated:

    • Where do I start?
    • How do I know if I’m doing it right?
    • I don’t have time.
    • I can’t meditate!  My brain won’t turn off!!!

    Kelly’s joy-related mindfulness tips are a FABULOUS way to incorporate mindfulness into your life.  The joy hacks are simple, they take very little time, and the pay-offs are so big, you’ll want to keep practicing even after the holidays!  (Kelly’s students have reported improvements in all sorts of arenas, from weight loss to relationships)

    You will leave feeling empowered and uplifted knowing:

    1. YOU are the president of your happiness
    2. Finding more joy isn’t hard, it’s just differentthan your standard operating procedures!
    3. Mindfully watching your thoughts is key to remembering—or choosing—joy.
    4. You will be shocked that such a small “investment” like meditating a few minutes daily can rock your whole world (your grey matter actually grows!)

    48 hours prior to the webinar HERdacity will send out the Zoom link to access it.

    Speaker Bios

    Kelly Corbet
    Chief Mindfulness Officer
    Center|Change

    An unconventional thinker in the field of mindfulness, Kelly Corbet is an author, mother, meditation mentor, and loud laugher. She offers Mindfulness classes to grandparents and grade school teachers, lawyers and life coaches, prisoners and people who just need to free their own thoughts (and by sharing with others, she has the good fortune of reminding herself!)  She wants everyone to bask in the glorious calmness and joy that found her when she learned to meditate.

    Kelly received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Master in Public Policy from Harvard University. What she knows from all that excellent education is that the most valuable, life-improving information comes from within.  She believes Love is the most real thing about us, and through her workshops, talks, and books, she hopes to help others remember—and delight in—that!

  • Fri
    07
    Dec
    2018
    8:00am - 10:00amWord of Mouth Bakery

    Date: 12/07/2018

    Time: 8:00am - 10:00am

    Place: Word of Mouth Bakery (behind bakery)

    Summary

    You are invited! Please join the HERdacity community on December 7th, 8-10am for a holiday cup of coffee at Word of Mouth Bakery. You’ll meet the HERdacity team, network with the HERdacity community, and get some relaxation before the holiday fever sets in.

    For those that are interested, we will be collecting grooming donations for Dress for Success, one of our partner organizations. NEW personal care items such as mascara, tinted moisturizer and deodorant or gently used black and brown handbags are being accepted.

    The HERdacity team is excited to meet you! This event will end at 10am but donations will still be collected around the corner at our HQ, 813 W 11th Street, Austin, TX up until 1pm.

    Attendees:

  • Thu
    13
    Dec
    2018
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 12/13/2018

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online

    Summary

    Please join HERdacity for our online webinar series! Our special speaker is Terri Broussard Williams who has a varied and lengthy professional resume such as broadcast journalist, press secretary, philanthropist, lobbyist, and more. She will be sharing her life experiences and how serving your community enhances your life and career.

    You will:

    • Take an assessment on if you are ready for board and community service
    • Learn the different types of service
    • Learn how to use their community service to amplify their professional experience
    • Create a road map for creating a seat at the table

    48 hours prior to the webinar, HERdacity will send an email with the link to access it.

    Speaker Bios

    Terri Broussard Williams
    Founder,
    Movement Maker

    Terri Broussard Williams believes leaders turn moments into movements. Throughout her accomplished career as a broadcast journalist, press secretary for a US Senate Candidate, philanthropist, lobbyist and American Heart Association leader, Terri has turned public and community service into a professional art form that has positively impacted millions of lives. Over the 14 years, Terri would make her career home at American Heart Association, realizing her dream of creating significant, community-shifting outcomes in her home state, and later to surrounding states. Terri counts some of the most significant pieces of legislation passed as  her biggest accomplishments, including The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act, one of the biggest defining moments in her career at the age of 28. Terri serves on several boards including the Austin Area Urban League, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Engagement and The Association of Junior Leagues International among others. She was named one of the five most influential women in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal in 2012. In 2014, Terri was the winner of the Austin Under 40 award in the Government and Public Affairs category. The Girl Scouts of Central Texas named her to their 2017 Women of Distinction Class and the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce named her Executive of the Year in 2014. Today, in addition to her responsibilities at AHA, Terri is focused on paying it forward – encouraging and building up others who want to do something big through her blog, www.movementmakertribe.com.   

    Attendees:

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The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. Because we do collect your email address, we are committed to complying with the provisions of CAN-SPAM when we send you e-mail. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future marketing emails from us, you can email us at info@herdacity.org and we will promptly remove you from all marketing communications.

Changes to This Statement

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Notification of changes will be posted on the site. Because these changes may affect your personal information, we suggest that you look for information regarding changes on a regular basis and review the changes as soon as they are published on the site. Information collected during a visit to the site is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at that time.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The collection and use of information on social media websites and applications is governed by their own privacy policies. Please remember that any information posted on or through our pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or on other social media pages or channels, is subject to the policies and practices of the applicable social media channel.

We may receive personal information from a social media site platform or application when you connect through a social media feed, post content, or otherwise interact with us using social media tools. For example, we may receive basic Facebook account information (name, e‑mail, gender, birthday, current city, and profile picture URL) through Facebook. Also, when you “like,” or send a “Tweet” to us through a social media channel, we may receive your username, handle, and any other available personal information from the social media site or application. All information received from social media sites and applications is treated and used in the same manner and for the same purposes as described in this Policy with respect to similar information we obtain through the Site.

ONLINE TRACKING

Currently, various Internet browsers offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that uses a DNT header to indicate the DNT preference setting on the browser. We do not track your activity over time and across different websites or online services other than as set forth herein, and thus we do not currently respond to browsers’ DNT signals with respect to the site. When you load one of our pages that includes certain social media functionalities, such as a Facebook or Twitter share function, the applicable social media service may collect information that will allow that service to track your online activities. We do not permit our third-party service providers to collect information from the Site for other websites or for their own purposes other than as described in this paragraph or elsewhere in this Policy.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:
HERdacity
P.O. Box 160956
Austin, Texas 78716

Or via the online contact form on our Home Page: www.herdacity.org