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  • Thu
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 01/03/2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online Webinar


    Hello 2019 and hello HERdacity community! Let's take the new year in stride and make this our collective best year yet. We are overflowing with excitement about what's in store for 2019 programming and in particular for our webinar speakers and topic line-up.

    Please join us on Thursday, January 3rd at 12:00pm (CDT) to hear from HERdacity's very own Glenna Devonport. Glenna keeps our office and team ahead of the game and seems to always know the answer to the question. She inspires us to get up and move with her fitness goals and to continuously explore our city. Her positivity will leave you feeling empowered and daring to meet your goals!

    You will learn:

    - how to lean in to your New Years' motivation and create a lasting habit

    - why you should have goals bigger than you think

    - that planning and organizing gives you freedom

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

    Speaker Bios

    Glenna Devonport
    Operations Manager,

    Glenna Devonport is currently the Operations Manager for HERdacity.  Glenna graduated from Texas State University in 2008 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business.

    After graduation, Glenna moved to Houston and worked in Healthcare marketing and sales.  Soon after, she was promoted to operations and relocated to Austin.  In 2017, after the birth of her first child, Glenna stepped out of the corporate world and searched for a new opportunity. Glenna found this with HERdacity and enjoys traveling, reading, being active and spending time with her family and friends.


  • Thu
    12pm - 1pmOnline

    Date: 01/10/2019

    Time: 12pm - 1pm

    Place: Online


    Hello HERdacity community! Welcome back for another installment in our weekly Thursday webinar series. Do you feel time-strapped, teched-out and overworked? Unable to keep up with 24/7 work demands? Are you ready to return from a career break and looking to relaunch with the flexibility you need? Job sharing could be your work-life fix, allowing you to separate & prioritize work and life to bring your personal best to each.

    Please join us on Thursday, January 10th as we are joined by CEO and Founder of Work Muse Melissa Nicholson. She is a pioneer and advocate of job sharing and thinks that work/life balance can and will be the new standard for the American workplace.

    You will learn:

    • Key benefits of of job sharing
    • If job sharing is right for you
    • How to create and get the job share green light
    • Why job sharing is win-win for both you and your employer

    48 hours prior to the event, HERdacity will e-mail a link to access the webinar. If you can't join us live, please tune in to the e-Learning portal on to access the recording.

    Speaker Bios

    Melissa Nicholson
    Founder & CEO,
    Work Muse

    Melissa Nicholson is the Founder & CEO of Work Muse, A Job Share Solutions Firm. Melissa’s background includes five years as co-founder of a film company and 14 as a marketing & sales professional in the radio industry, including nearly a decade of practical hands-on experience job sharing. Today she leads Work Muse to drive adoption of job sharing in business as a source of competitive advantage while helping individuals find work-life balance. Melissa lives in Austin, Texas with her son, daughter, and husband. She represented the US as a panelist at the 2nd International Colloquium on Job & Top Sharing in Basel, Switzerland and has been featured in AARP, MarketWatch, and the New York Post as well as our own EASTside Magazine's Inaugural Inspirational Women's Issue.  Join the #JobshareRevolution for content to empower you in work + life!


    Read more about Melissa here: There’s Enough Work-Life Balance to Go Around


  • Tue
    9:00am - 11:00amFrost Bank

    Live Speaker Event - Economically Empowered Women: The 5 Essentials

    Date: 01/15/2019

    Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

    Place: Frost Bank, 401 Congress Ave 11th Floor


    Are you the captain of your financial future?  Or do you find yourself putting off the discussion of financial details because it is too painful or too uncomfortable to face head on.  If you’re like many young, middle aged or older women, you put off thinking about your economic empowerment because:

    • You’re broke --- You don’t feel you have any money to manage, so why bother?
    • You’re waiting --- for the big bonus or ship to come in so you have something to work with.
    • It’s not your problem --- someone else in your inner circle makes all those decisions for you so you don’t need to be in the know
    • Oh no --- the thought of thinking about your financial status makes you physically ill.  Can we talk about something else?

    Yet, women end up retiring with 30% less than men do and they live longer!

    Let 2019 be the year you get economically empowered.  Come join HERdacity as we listen, learn and ask questions about we can be doing differently to be responsible for our financial futures and to feel less stressed about them.  We will also drink coffee, eat pastries and network so please come join the fun.

     HERdacty’s guest speaker, Laura Pinto, a professional Wealth Advisor, draws on her extensive experience working with women to manage finances, plan their retirement and  build their economic futures.   She will share tips on what you can do right now to better understand your needs, assess decision and protect your financial future.

    Speakers Bios

    Laura Pinto
    Senior Vice President & Wealth Advisor,
    Frost Bank

    Laura  Pinto is a Senior Vice President and wealth advisor for Frost Wealth Advisors in Austin.  She joined Frost in 2002 and has been helping clients with comprehensive wealth management services which includes a focus on investment accounts, revocable and irrevocable trust, charitable trust, estate administration, and complex wealth transfer strategies.  Laura is a past president and current member of the Planned Giving Council of Central Texas as well as a member of the local Estate Planning Council and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  She currently serves on the donor advisory campaign with her Church, and is a past board member for the Girl Scouts – Lonestar Council,  Texans Care for Children  and the McKenna Legacy Foundation.  She is a graduate of University of Houston – Clear Lake, with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems.   A graduate of the Cannon Financial Trust Institute,  she holds her designation as a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), a Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS®), a General securities representative with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a Group 1 Licensed Insurance holder.

    Linnie Phebus
    Senior Vice President & Wealth Advisor,
    Frost Bank

    Linnie Phebus has been providing investment and planning advice since 1991. As a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, she’ll provide comprehensive wealth management services including investment management, estate and charitable gift planning, business succession planning and overall financial planning. Linnie is a regional practice leader for Frost’s Family Legacy Services.  Family Legacy Services goal is to work with clients to keep a family and its culture together across multiple generations to create a legacy, build wealth and protect the family. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana Tech University.  Linnie is a licensed life insurance agent, a Certified Funds Specialist, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and a Certified Exit Planner Advisor.  She served as the past president and chairperson of the Austin Financial Planning Association and  the Estate Planning Council of Central Texas. She is actively involved in various organizations and charities in Central Texas. She is married to Scott and they have two children in college.


  • Thu
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 01/17/2019

    Time: 11:00am PT, 12:00pm MT, 1:00pm CT, 2:00pm ET

    Place: Online


    Hello friends and welcome back to our webinar series! Please join HERdacity as we hear wisdom from Laurie Itkin, Financial Advisor and CDFA but better known as, the Options Lady. Is this the year you planned on getting your finances in order? Or your year to say goodbye to debt? Have you been sticking to your budget and want tips for taking it to the next level? Laurie has information for women at any level and helps bring clarity to the confusion of the finance world.

    You will learn the five rules Laurie followed to become a millionaire before the age of 40:

    Rule #1: Invest every windfall
    Rule #2: Live below your means
    Rule #3: Strive to max out retirement accounts
    Rule #4: Continually invest small amounts of money
    Rule #5: Pay attention to your net worth

    Attendees will also learn how to be smart about their money before and during marriage and even smarter during divorce.

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

    Speaker Bios

    Laurie Itkin
    Financial Advisor, Coatwise Capital Group, LLC
    Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)


    Laurie Itkin is a financial advisor, wealth manager, and certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA). She is also the author of the Amazon best-seller, Every Woman Should Know Her Options: Invest Your Way to Financial Empowerment. Investopedia named Ms. Itkin one of the top 100 most influential financial advisors in the country. Through her financial consulting company, The Options Lady, she provides divorce-related financial planning and analysis to individuals and couples throughout all stages of the divorce process.

    Ms. Itkin is a national expert on women and investing and speaks at conferences and seminars throughout the country. She has a talent for communicating arcane economic and investing subjects in language that everyone can understand. She volunteers as a pro-bono financial planner for the San Diego Financial Literacy Center and mentors women launching new businesses as a board member for Hera Labs' Business Accelerator. She earned her B.S. in economics with a concentration in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Thu
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 01/24/2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online Webinar


    Hello friends and welcome back to the weekly HERdacity webinar series! We are excited to have Dr. Nahal Delpassand with us this week talking about social media and the epidemic of isolation.

    Do you get irritated when you can't find your phone and you've heard the notification jingle? Do you wake up and immediately reach for your phone? How about those few minutes of free time during the day - do you find yourself compulsively scrolling through your social media news feed? If you're like thousands of other Americans, you probably can't imagine a day without social media. This incredible technology has connected us like never before, yet we rarely stop and think about the impacts it has on our lives and relationships. In this webinar, we will discuss:

    - The growing body of research that highlights this relationship

    - The Impact of the “Like” on the brain and connection to addiction

    - Observations from my own clinical practice

    - Tips and tools for navigating a balance between logging on and logging off


    48 hours prior to the webinar, HERdacity will send out a message with the link to access.

    Speaker Bios

    Dr. Nahal Delpassand
    PsyD and PLLC

    Dr. Delpassand, PsyD and PLLC, has been working in the field of Counseling Psychology for eight years and in private practice for two years. Dr. Delpassand completed her doctorate in counseling psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She completed her doctoral residency at Emory University in Atlanta and has obtained her local training from St. Edward's University Student Health and Counseling Center, Austin Child Guidance Center, McCallum Place Austin Eating Disorder Treatment Center, and Hospice Austin.

    Dr. Delpassand enjoys working with adolescents and adults. She would describe herself as a solution-focused, future-oriented psychologist. While traditional models of long term therapy can be helpful, Dr. Delpassand believes in the benefits of brief therapy and empowering clients to cultivate a life that is in alignment with what they value. Dr. Delpassand believes that all her clients possess inherent strengths to address the problems of living but recognizes that in times of distress these strengths can be dormant. She values helping clients realign with the power of their intrinsic potential. Dr. Delpassand emphasizes cultivating a safe, trusting environment that allows for collaboration, empathy, and awareness so that sustainable progress will ensue.

  • Thu
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 01/31/2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online


    Hi HERdacity community! Thanks for tuning in for another week in our webinar series. As the world grows more and more tech-centric, scammers respond by creating equivalently intelligent schemes to dupe consumers out of their personal and credit information. News headlines have seen large scale hacking like the Wells Fargo breach and small-scale efforts through e-mail chains and phone calls. Please join HERdacity as we feature Lauren Galley, Regional Director with the Better Business Bureau, as she shares her insight into recent scams used against consumers and businesses.

    You will learn:

    - how to identify warning signs of a scam

    - where to research current schemes

    - ways to protect yourself from scammers

    48 hours prior to the webinar, HERdacity will e-mail out a link to the Zoom portal.

    Speaker Bios

    Lauren Galley
    Regional Director
    Better Business Bureau

    Lauren Galley is the Regional Director in Bryan/College Station for BBB serving the Heart of Texas. In this role, she serves as the community leader for the organization, helping build relationships between the trusted businesses in the region and its consumers. BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust, so Lauren works daily with media and the community to ensure this mission succeeds in the public. You will often see her giving a presentation on business ethics, or doing a segment on the local television helping warn the public about the latest scam.


  • Thu
    7:30am - 9:15amTrinity Epicopal School
    Board room table

    Date: 01/31/2019

    Time: 7:30am - 9:15am

    Place: Trinity Episcopal School


    Do you work outside the home? Stay at home with kids? Or do a mixture of both?

    If you’re like many women with children, you are constantly conflicted about the trade-offs between work, family, and self, wondering:

    • Am I spending the right amount of time with my kids?
    • Am I shortchanging myself?
    • Is what I’m currently doing with my time the best and truest use of my talents and opportunities?
    • Should I reassess my outlook on “career”?
    • Am I doing enough or too much for my kids?

    Join Mary Flanagan, President of Herdacity, a women's leadership non-profit supporting women in and out of the workplace. Mary will lead a discussion on the constraints and opportunties mothers face and how women can collaborate to support each other in their work and life choices to find better balance in their life.


    7:30-8:15am: Breakfast and Mingling

    8:15-9:15:  Discussion followed by Q&A

    This event is hosted by Trinity Episcopal School in partnership with HERdacity and open to the public.
    For more information please reach out to Viji Panda, Director of Initiatives for Diversity & Inclusion, at or 512.904.2906.

    Speaker Bios

    Mary Flanagan
    President & CEO,

    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.

  • Wed
    9:00am - 3:30pmAustin, TX

    Date: 2/6/2019

    Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

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


    Are you looking to shift your career into high gear?

    HERdacity is hosting a women’s career workshop for anyone looking to switch jobs/industries, re-enter the workforce or move from side-gig to full-time.

    If you are ready to reinvent your career in a supportive and empowering group of like-minded women, come join us!   We bring you industry experts to help you develop the strategies, tools, confidence, and connections to help you return to work.

    Our day of workshops will help you

    • Identify your key skillsets, career gaps and best opportunities
    • Develop a career roadmap to help execute your next moves
    • Position your skills & strengths through hands-on interaction
    • Craft and pitch your career “story”
    • Optimize your Resume, LinkedIn bio, and job Interviews
    • And much more

    Networking, refreshments, lunch, & inspiration included.

    Corporate sponsorships available. For more information, contact


    9:00-930am – Check In + Coffee Mingle


    9:30-9:45am – Opening Remarks & Welcome


    9:45-10:30am – Keynote Speaker

    Reinventing Yourself

    Jenny Dufresne, CEO, DuFresne Solutions Group


    10:30-10:50am – Networking Break


    10:50-11:30am – Assessing Your Skills & Crafting Your Story

    Lydia O’neal, Career Consultant, Lee Hecht Harrison


    11:30-12:30pm – Lunch


    12:30 – 1:30pm – Resume & LinkedIn Breakout Session

    Mary Flanagan, CEO, HERdacity


    1:30-1:50pm – Networking Break


    1:50-2:00pm – Moving back into the workplace:  Personal Story & Testimonial

    Tzatzil LeMair (would put current job title and company)


    2:00-3:00pm –How recruiters assess and select candidates:  Tips & Tricks

    Panel of HR Recruiters


    3:00-3:30 – Wrap Up & Closing

    Speaker Bios

    Jenny DuFresne
    DuFresne Solutions Group

    Jenny DuFresne is the CEO of the DuFresne Solutions Group, a leadership development and training firm. As a result of working with her firm, mid-level managers build great teams, reduce employee turnover, and build vibrant and happy company culture.  Jenny’s 10-year service as a United States Marine forms her leadership foundation. As a trailblazing leader, she applied these leadership lessons and founded the only all-male public charter elementary school in Washington, DC. She is the bestselling author of the book, From Empty to Overflow. In the book, Jenny highlights five radical actions women leaders need to create happy, harmonious, and joyful lives. Jenny holds degrees from Harvard University and George Mason University.

    Ivy Ford
    Director of Employee Experience & Development,

    In the summer of 2013, Ivy came across an opportunity to join a small, but growing, outdoor consumer products company called YETI Coolers. This would be her first in-house recruiting gig as she always worked on the consulting side of the recruiting industry. She was excited by the opportunity to be the company's full time Recruiter helping YETI attract talent from all over the US introducing them to YETI and to Austin. Over the past 4+ years, Ivy has lead the recruiting initiatives and helped the company's leadership team grow the business from just 75 employees domestically to over 500 employees internationally. Due to her passion for maintaining the YETI culture and ensuring that all of the employees are able to realize their highest potential, she was uniquely qualified to take on the role of Director of Global Employee Experience & Development, which was offered to her in February 2018. Ivy's mantra is "Do what you love and love what you do. It's the only way to do great work!"

    Lydia O'Neil
    Career Consultant,
    Lee Hecht Harrison

    Lydia is a Career Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison. She provides direction and assistance to clients in career transition through individual and executive coaching. She supports clients at all organizational levels and backgrounds to solidify career goals and next steps, whether continuing on the same path or changing direction. She works individually with clients to develop and emphasize personal strengths and accomplishments, to best showcase a candidate and maximize effectiveness when moving forward in the market.  She coaches clients on a broad range of topics including communication strategies, networking, interviewing, salary negotiations, and a host of other skills.

    Caitie Barber
    QA Recruitment Consultant
    Computer Futures

    I am originally from Southern California but went to college in Baltimore, Maryland, to play Division One Softball. Once I graduated, I went back home and realized that I have lived on the West Coast, East Coast, and now it was time to try the Third Coast! I am currently working as a QA Tester Recruitment Specialist at Computer Futures for two years now, and I love helping all different kinds of QA Testers their ideal role that fits them best! I place Mobile Testers, Manual Testers, QA Leads, Automation Testers, API Testers, Web and Voice Testers.

    Tzatzil LeMair
    Senior Content Marketing Strategist,

    Tzatzil is the Senior Content Marketing Strategist for Sensis, a cross-cultural digital agency.  She leads content strategy and execution for all Sensis TX clients from creative conception through completion across paid, owned and earned media.  Prior to Sensis, Tzatzil founded Tough Cookies, a fitness training and multi-sport event company based in Austin, TX. The mother of four boys volunteers her time serving as Hispanic Caucus State Committeewoman for the Texas Democratic Party and as Council Advisor for HERdacity. Tzatzil has an MBA in Marketing and MS in Media Management from Boston University and a BFA in Acting/Film and Television from NYU.

    Mary Flanagan
    President + CEO

    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.

    Liz Bronson
    Business Owner; Former Sr. Recruiter,
    VMware & Barclays Global Investors

    Liz Bronson is the owner of Liz Bronson Consulting- a recruiting company helping teams maximize their hiring processes by identifying the right roles, asking the right questions, and collecting the important feedback to make the best hire. Liz is passionate around designing authentic, candidate-centric recruiting processes that match a company's culture. Some of Liz's clients have been Pulumi, Evernote, Nutanix, Hortonworks, SignalFx and Zugata. Liz also does career coaching, general management coaching, and co-hosts a podcast called Real Job Talk (available on iTunes). Before starting her company, Liz worked for VMware building their Product Management and Marketing teams, and prior to VMware, Liz was a part of the HR team at Barclays Global Investors.

    When she's not working, Liz spends time with her husband, Erick and their children Lexie and Zackary exploring Austin restaurants, hiking trails and places to take their 2 dogs. Liz is also active with Generation SERVE, a local nonprofit providing children with opportunities to volunteer, where she served as a Board member for four years. Liz enjoys new adventures, cooking, exercise, laughing with friends and getting lost in a good novel.

  • Thu
    12pm - 1pmOnline Webinar

    Date: 02/14/2018

    Time: 12pm - 1pm

    Place: Online


    Hi HERdacity community and happy Valentine's Day! Whether or not you chose to celebrate the day, we think love makes the world a stronger and kinder place. Please join us on Thursday, February 14th as we hear from Sarah Elliott with the Ellivate Alliance on how to bolster your leadership skills with a focus on love.

    In business, the “L word” (love) is rarely mentioned. When love – compassion, forgiveness, commitment, inclusiveness, understanding – is nonexistent, leadership generally fails. True leadership not only requires love, it is love. Yet amazingly, love is rarely described as a leadership competency. Your future, and your success as a leader, depends on your capacity to authentically model this behavior. Learn to embrace the love for what you do, your passion, and the people and organization you lead and prepare to transform the future!

    She will invite us to think about:

    1. What are some feminine leadership attributes that can transform the workplace?
    2. What is the difference between motivation and inspiration?
    3. What does “love” really mean?
    4. What impact do your beliefs have on not just you, but on those you lead?

    48 hours prior to the event, HERdacity will e-mail out a link to access the webinar on Zoom.

    Speaker Bios

    Sarah Elliott,
    ACC, CPA
    Founder, Ellivate Alliance
    Co-Founder & Principal, Intend2Lead

    Sarah believes in the magic of collaboration. She founded the Ellivate Alliance to connect people, ideas and resources in a way that creates powerful new opportunities to elevate women entrepreneurs. The Ellivate Alliance provides women who are starting a business the inspiration, practical know-how and like-minded community to accelerate their growth during the critical start-up phase. Sarah is also the co-founder of Intend2Lead, a company that coaches CPAs to access the Dimension of Possible through one-to-one coaching, group learning and innovation labs. She was honored as one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017 and 2018.

    For more from Sarah Elliott, check out her leadership spotlight here: Calling All Entrepreneurs to Collaborate

  • Fri
    11:00am - 1:00pmMitte Foundation Carriage House, 1008 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701

    Date: 02/15/2019

    Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

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

    This 2-hour hands-on workshop will focus on optimizing your LinkedIn profile, crafting your personal narrative, and understanding what recruiters are looking for. This will be a hands-on working session so please come with your laptop, current resume and/or questions. Prepare to be inspired, gain confidence, and network with supportive women!

    HERdacity is hosting a hands-on workshop to focus on:

    • Learn the most important fields on a LinkedIn Profile and how to optimize them
    • Craft your personal narrative and reflect it in your summary
    • Understand best practices for developing a complete LinkedIn profile
    • Learn how recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates

    Come ready to learn, edit and make your profile shine. Bring your laptop and most current resume, if you have one. Dress comfortably and be ready to jump-in!. 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


    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.

  • Thu
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 02/21/2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online

    Are you ready to find a job you can get excited about?

    Lisa Cummings, CEO and Founder of Lead Through Strengths, will share how you can leverage your existing strengths to land the job you want. Lisa will not only help you identify your skills, but she will teach you how to turn those skills into marketable, sought-after traits in your industry of choice.

    You will learn:

    - how to pinpoint the strengths and skills you want to be known for

    - ways to use your unique talents (your differences) as differentiators in your specific industry

    - how to not get stuck searching for your passion

    - ideas for attracting a company that has a work culture that fits like a glove


    48 hours prior to the event, HERdacity will e-mail a link to access the webinar via Zoom.

    Speaker Bios

    Lisa Cummings
    Lead Through Strengths

    Lisa Cummings, Founder of Lead Through Strengths, brings 20 years of experience (and experiments) into this practice. She lives to help people find and leverage their strengths at work. Lisa has experience building strengths-based cultures both as a corporate executive and also from the academic side. She has an MBA and is a Certified Strengths Performance Coach with Gallup, Inc., the biggest catalysts for and analysts of the strengths revolution.

    She has delivered training & speaking events to over 11,500 participants in 14 countries. You can see her featured in places like Harvard Business Publishing, Training Magazine, and Forbes. When she’s not out spotting strengths with teams, you'll find her rescuing stray dogs or playing drums.

  • Thu
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline Webinar

    Date: 02/28/2018

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online Webinar

    Is your closet helping your career or hurting it?

    Imagine walking into your closet every day and picking out an outfit quickly and easily - not just any outfit, but one that you love, feel comfortable and appropriate in, and expresses the best version of yourself!

    Molly Moran, Creator of The DayReady Wardrobe, will be sharing how she transformed her wardrobe from a closet full of random clothes to a strategically curated wardrobe that works for life’s daily demands.


    You will learn:

    • How to see your existing clothes in a new light.
    • How to transform your approach to shopping.
    • How to develop your “try-on checklist.”
    • How to think about the dreaded closet cleanout (To purge? Or not to purge?)

    HERdacity will send out a message with a link to access the webinar 48 hours prior as well as 30 minutes prior. *Check that messages from Eventbrite are not being sent to your spam folder.*

    Speaker Bios

    Molly Moran

    Creator of The DayReady Wardrobe


    Having spent over 10 years in the marketing and advertising industry as a creative director and strategist, Molly understands all too well the pressure of “looking the part.”

    Whether flying to multiple cities in one day for back-to-back client meetings, or presenting a strategy to C-level execs followed by a casual brainstorm session with a junior creative team, Molly constantly found herself in a wide variety of fast-paced meetings where the last thing she needed to be thinking about was whether her outfit was comfortable and appropriate.

    She realized she needed a wardrobe that was cohesive, versatile, and expressed the best version of herself no matter the occasion. A tall order indeed, but Molly got to work applying her strategy skills usually reserved for clients to her own wardrobe.

    After spending the past three years developing her wardrobe method, and finding herself in countless conversations with professional women who have gone through similar wardrobe frustrations, she is bringing her solutions to women everywhere.

    Read more about Molly’s mission at

  • Mon
    5:30pm - 7:30pmThe University of Texas Club

    Date: 03/04/2018

    Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Place: The University of Texas Club

    As we struggle to keep up in a knowledge economy that never sleeps, we grasp at anything that will help us work faster, push harder, and be more creative. We arm ourselves with life hacks, to-do lists, and an inbox-zero mentality. There’s just one problem: most of these solutions are making things worse. Creativity is not something you can produce on an assembly line and this endless hustle is ruining our mental and physical health, while subtracting from our creative performance. But we can’t seem to stop ourselves. Why do we act against our creative best interests?

    Join HERdacity and NY Times Best-Selling Author and Digital Anthropologist, Rahaf Harfoush as shares her observations on technology, innovation, and the cost of having it all in her new book, Hustle & Float.

    Networking, hors d oeuvres, and drinks included.

    Speaker Bios

    Rahaf Harfoush
    Founder, Red Thread
    Best Selling Author, Hustle & Float
    Digital Anthropologist
    Innovation Prof

    Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and Best-Selling Author who focuses on the intersections between emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture. She is the Executive Director of the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture and teaches “Innovation & Emerging Business Models” at Sciences Politique’s Masters of Economics and Finance program in Paris. Her third book, entitled “Hustle & Float: Reclaim Your Creativity and Thrive in a World Obsessed with Work,” will be released in early 2019.

    Formerly, Rahaf was the Associate Director of the Technology Pioneer Program at the World Economic Forum in Geneva where she helped identify disruptive-startups that were improving the state of the world. Rahaf is the co-author of “The Decoded Company: Know Your Talent Better Than You Know your Customers”  It was published in early 2014 and was listed on both the New York Times and USA Today best seller lists. It won a 2015 Gold Axiom Award for Best Business Technology Book. The Decoded Company explores how big data is providing an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to dramatically improve their decision making, increase their performance and, most importantly, intentionally create happy and vibrant work cultures. Her first book, “Yes We Did: An Insider’s Look at How Social Media Built the Obama Brand,”chronicled her experiences as a member of Barack Obama’s digital media team during the 2008 Presidential elections and explored how social networking revolutionized political campaign strategy.

    In 2017, Rahaf was named as one of the top future thinkers to shape the world by the Hay Literary Festival. She was also named a Young Global Changer by the G20 Global Think Tank Summit.  Rahaf has also been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Shaper, and by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society as a Rising Talent for her thought leadership in the fields of digital culture and technology. In 2014, Rahaf was also named as a “Canadian Arab to Watch,” by the Canadian Arab Institute. She is a member of the German Marshall Network of Transatlantic Leaders.

    Rahaf’s writing has been featured in Wired, The Globe and Mail, Fast Company, The Mark News, Techonomy and The Next Web and many more. She is a frequent commentator on France24 and the CBC. Rahaf has been speaking about New Media and Technology since 2006.  In her spare time, Rahaf enjoys instagramming too many pictures of her dog Pixel, learning how to play the ukulele and working on her first novel.

  • Thu
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline Webinar

    Date: 03/07/2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online Webinar

    Women, market changes, and job opportunities.

    As technology rapidly transforms industries and in-demand skills across the U.S., success in the future won’t be defined by performance, but by potential and the ability to learn, apply and adapt. Join Becky Frankiewicz, President of ManpowerGroup North America, for a discussion on how women can take advantage in shifts in industries and jobs. In a Skills Revolution where new jobs are created as fast as others disappear, learnability will be the great equalizer. You will learn...

    - what it means to enter the Human Age

    - the unique position women currently have in the job market

    - how to encourage flexibility and learnability

    HERdacity will e-mail out a link to access the webinar 48 hours prior as well as 30 minutes prior. *Check that messages from EventBrite are not being sent to your spam folder.*

    Speaker Bios

    Becky Frankiewicz
    ManpowerGroup North America

    Becky Frankiewicz is the President of ManpowerGroup North America. She brings high energy and passion, coupled with strong P&L experience from a large and complex global business.

    Prior to ManpowerGroup, she led one of PepsiCo’s largest subsidiaries, Quaker Foods North America. In that role she was responsible for the $2.6B business, leading all functions, sales and manufacturing. Under her leadership, Quaker Foods delivered impressive growth as she led the transformation of that brand to be known as America’s ‘best start to everyday’. She was also named by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in the industry.

    Prior to her success leading Quaker Foods, Becky held a variety of senior leadership roles at PepsiCo across the portfolio of brands. Her experience in these roles positions her well to lead ManpowerGroup’s strong and connected brands - - Manpower, Experis, Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions. Becky attained top marks at the University of Texas, where she earned an MBA in finance, and a BA in Marketing.

    Becky is dedicated to her family, health and helping others succeed. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and three daughters Parker, Payton and Piper. She starts each day with a morning workout and just completed her first marathon.

  • Thu
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 03/14/2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online Webinar

    Can spending time in nature make you a better leader?

    Our national parks are home to iconic landscapes and tell the story of America from coast to coast. Cary Dupuy, Texas Regional Director for the National Parks Conservation Association will highlight the wonderful treasures to explore in these parks and tell how EmpowHer for National Parks engages and connects women and girls with these outdoor spaces.

    With the outdoors as a classroom, women can learn lessons in leadership, community service and civic engagement.  For 100 years, the National Parks Conservation Association has been the citizen's voice for our national parks and  now, with programs like EmpowHer, it is growing new female leaders to speak for themselves.

    Participants in this webinar will learn:

    • The beauty and stories held within our national parks across the country
    • Challenges facing the special places in our national parks
    • How outdoor experiences connect women and girls to nature and inspire new generations of women leaders
    • Opportunities to empower new female voices for the outdoors and local communities

    48 hours prior to the event, HERdacity will e-mail out the link to access the live webinar.

    Speaker Bios

    Cary Dupuy
    Texas Regional Director,
    National Parks Conservation Association

    As Texas Regional Director for the National Parks Conservation Association, Cary works to engage new advocates for national parks and grow initiatives to support the 18 national park sites in Texas and Oklahoma. Based in Austin, Cary travels across the state from the Big Thicket National Preserve to Big Bend National Park connecting people, communities and businesses with their parks and facilitating opportunities to protect and enhance these parks for current and future generations.

    Prior to joining NPCA, Cary served in policy advisor roles for state-wide elected officials in Texas, working on the state and federal level on natural resource and economic development issues impacting private landowners, rural economies and the agriculture industry.

    Before moving to Austin, Cary received a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Texas Tech University. She is an alumnus of the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program and supporter of Hill Country Conservancy and Rodeo Austin. A native Texan, Cary and her husband, Will, spend time with their two kids exploring the rivers and trails in the Hill Country and across the state.

  • Thu
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline

    Date: 03/21/2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online Webinar

    Have you ever thought of leaving corporate and starting your own business?

    Corporate Escape Artist Caroline Castrillon took a life-changing leap when she left the corporate world. Since then, she's devoted her life to helping other corporate professionals successfully transition from employees to entrepreneurs. If you've been feeling like there's something beyond the standard 9-5, Caroline is ready to help you discover it! You will learn:

    • Why more women are leaving the corporate world to start a business
    • How your 9-5 job has prepared you for entrepreneurship
    • The keys to going from an employee to entrepreneur mindset
    • 10 signs you’re ready to take the leap

    48 hours prior to the event, HERdacity will e-mail a link with access to the live webinar.

    Speaker Bios

    Caroline Castrillion
    Corporate Escape Artist

    Caroline Castrillon is the founder of Corporate Escape Artist, a company whose mission is to help people escape their 9-5 jobs, so they can find fulfillment working for themselves. A business and life coach, Caroline made the leap to entrepreneurship after a successful 25-year corporate marketing career and has never looked back. Prior to Corporate Escape Artist, she held executive leadership roles in small tech firms as well as large companies like AMD, Dell, and Sony. She has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). Caroline is a proud contributor to Forbes and Thrive Global and also enjoys inspiring others through her weekly Facebook Live show and her blog on  A native of Chicago, Illinois, Caroline currently resides in Austin, Texas. You can often find her walking her two fur babies, Layla and Samson, or enjoying the lovely Texas Hill Country. 

  • Thu
    12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline Webinar

    Date: 04/11/2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Place: Online Webinar

    Launch your entrepreneurial self!

    Do you have a hard time identifying personally with the word "entrepreneur"? Entrepreneur doesn't exclusively mean a start-up CEO with several employees - it's a person with an idea and a willingness to pursue that idea. With technology and culture progressing at speed, new markets and opportunities for business arise almost daily. Please join HERdacity this week as we hear from Liza Wilson, entrepreneur and owner of the ToyBrary Austin, who aligned her interests, values and experience and created a thriving business.

    We will discuss:

    - why you MUST get a mentor

    - being different is hard but necessary

    - the benefits of working with other business owners

    - you don't need networking

    HERdacity will message out a link to access the webinar 48 hours prior as well as 30 minutes prior. *Check that messages from EventBrite are not being sent to your spam folder*

    Speaker Bios

    Liza Wilson

    Liza Wilson has been inextricably linked to education her whole life. She knew from an early age that teaching brought her joy, and after pursuing two master's degrees in education, she spent eight years teaching in both public and private schools (pre-school - middle) and four years supervising and coaching first-year teachers. During her time in private education, Liza was a vital figure in her school's start-up process and management. An important part of education for Liza is quality education materials and she has extensive experience creating and editing activities for French textbooks. These experiences set in Liza the idea for a new kind of business, and she became owner and founder of the ToyBrary Austin. The ToyBrary is a toy-lending library for children ages 6 months to 5 years with play stations and room for birthday parties. With an emphasis on happy kids, less clutter, less waste and happy wallets, Liza has created a community where children and parents are encouraged and supported in their journey to never stop learning.

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This website and application, HERdacity, is owned and operated by The Anywhere Woman Project, a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization headquartered in Austin, Texas. Our online properties include, but are not limited to, all pages found under and certain partner sites. This Privacy Policy applies to these sites, mobile apps, or other online services we operate that link to this policy (collectively, referred to below as the site).


HERdacity is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of our visitors. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect, and use information you provide or we collect online. If our policy practices change in the future, we will let you know by posting our revised Privacy Policy on our website. By using the pages on this site or other services covered by the posted Privacy Policy, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy.



Contact and User Information. At our site, we do collect a limited number of information types that are commonly considered “personally identifiable information.” You do not need to register or provide information to view our site. HERdacity only gathers a registered user’s email address when voluntarily submitted by a visitor.


Other Information. HERdacity may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer such as your Internet service provider your Internet Protocol address, your browser type, your operating system, the pages viewed, the pages viewed immediately before and after accessing the website, and the search terms entered to get to our site. This information allows us to improve and customize our services. We and our service providers may collect this information using “cookies” or similar technologies. See the section on “Use of Cookies and Similar Technology” below for more information.



The personal information (email address) you provide is used by HERdacity for general business purposes and for the purposes for which you provided the information. We may also use this information for the purpose of sending marketing communications to you, and to otherwise communicate with you. HERdacity may use this data for online feedback and promotions.

We do not sell information you provide to us online to third parties. We may share personally identifiable information with third parties including: (i) when sharing the information is with a service provider in furtherance of our operations or the operation of the site (including sharing with vendors or service provider engaged to assist us with marketing communications), (ii) to comply with legal processes such as a subpoena or court order or to otherwise protect your or our legal rights; or (iii) to protect the safety of our visitors or others.

We may, at times, produce reports containing collected information about our users such as online usage information. This allows us to improve the content and functionality of our site, to gauge which features are most relevant to our users and how to make them stronger. We do not include data types commonly considered to be personally identifiable in these reports.


Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the HERdacity website through the use of “cookies” or other similar technologies. “Cookies” are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. “Web beacons” are a small snippet of code embedded in webpages typically used to monitor activity on a webpage and transfer or collect information, such as information about your Internet Protocol address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the browser type that is accessing the site, and the ID number of cookies placed on your computer.

HERdacity uses “cookie” technology only to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site. HERdacity uses web beacons to improve website services, conduct website analytics, first-party advertising relating to us and our sponsors, and to optimize the browsing experience.


This site may provide links to other sites and services that are not maintained by HERdacity. These websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.


We take measures to implement reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

To make sure you are accessing our secure server before you submit sensitive information, check the document for your browser for indication of an SSL connection (most browsers utilize an unbroken or closed padlock). Verify that SSL is active before submitting sensitive information to our server. To double-check, verify that the URL or Address line of your browser for our site begins with “https.”

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Please note that no communication over the Internet is 100% secure, and you should take care before submitting any personal or sensitive information on any site.


We may use Google AdSense Advertising, Facebook, Pixel, and Clicky on our website. These services may track your IP address and Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Additional information is available at

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

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Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.


As set forth in our Terms of Use, this site is for use only by individuals 18 years of age or older. As such, we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent, and become aware that your child under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us through the site, please e-mail us at and we will take reasonable measures to delete that information.


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 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.


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.


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.


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Austin, Texas 78716

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