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Becoming a Mentor of Heroes: How to be a kick-ass mentor and why it’s important
***Anyone is welcome to join even if you are not ready to be a mentor yet. Come network with other UX professionals! *** Do you want to become a leader in UX? Start mentoring. Do you want to help close the gender pay gap? Start mentoring. Do you want to help close the leadership gap? Start mentoring. The most successful leaders are those who have been mentored and mentor others. This class is the first of a two-part series that will help mid-career and senior practitioners who haven’t done much mentoring to get started. We will cover do’s and don’ts, key skills, and examples of what constructive mentoring relationships look like. Why are we doing this? Because there are not enough of us to go around! We need more kick-ass women in UX to mentor the wide-eyed and energetic UXers of the future. AGENDA 6:30 - 7:00pm - Eat, Drink, Networking 7:00 - 7:30pm - Presentations 7:30 - 8:00pm - Q & A 8:00 - 8:30pm - Networking 8:30pm - Cleanup SPEAKERS Tamara Adlin I help super early stage startups and, sometimes, bigger companies. I get geniuses from the chaos of a gazillion ideas to the laser focus they need for success. I ask the questions that are so basic they're brutal, and I'm there to help get to the answers. Once the focus is there, I turn my attention to the experience we need to create to attract and make sense to ordinary humans. I help build the right product processes, create the team, coach the players, and speed up the system. I'm proud to say the startups I've worked with have a far-above-average hit rate. I've written several books on Personas, including my latest website on Alignment Personas. Alignment Personas help solve a lot of communication and focus problems in organizations, and they ensure any research you end up doing will be understood and have an impact. And I'm a speaker. A really good one. I love to do it, I bring my passion for my work to every talk, and my energy tends to energize. Of course I speak on customer centrism, alignment personas, and all things startup. Lately, I've added practical pep talks on how to negotiate for the salary and title you deserve. Ashby Fiser Ashby has been experiencing life on this planet since she was born. For the last decade or so she has been creating unforgettable experiences at the intersection of form and function as a UX leader, visionary, and practitioner. She’s helped create high-impact and high-value products for companies large and small including Amazon, Google, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, Exxon, Kohl’s, and many more. Professionally she is currently focused on helping teams untangle their design messes to unveil the simple, smooth, and seamless experiences they knew existed all along. As a mentor she is passionate about helping women figure out what they want from life and their careers and how to create their own best experiences. She also makes goat cheese, from fresh goat milk that she extracts manually from her goats, Rosemary and Jasmine, every morning and evening.

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    We are a group of enthusiastic ladies who inspire, empower and support each other in a safe and casual environment. We encourage women who work in or are interested in the field of User Experience to join us to form a family of ladies that UX Seattle.

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