Livestream: Lesbians Who Tech & Allies: Interactive Workshops

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Workshop #1
Representing While Underrepresented
LaTonya Wilkins

Do you often find yourself being the only one at work? Does this leave you feeling lonely, drained or even misunderstood?

In the session “Representing While Underrepresented” we will explore what it’s like to be the only one. Using evidence placed approaches such as neuroscience and research studies, you will learn how to confidently navigate being the only one like a boss. This session will be highly interactive so come ready to participate!

Workshop #2
Building Authentic Collaboration
Israa Khan

The good news is that you navigate your world with a unique lens (yes, you!) Your thought process, your words, the space in between them and how you choose to carry yourself. The bad news is so do others. We encounter conflicts, not seeing eye-to-eye and may experience tension that can become deep barriers to success if we don’t recover from them. What’s more, the phrase “collaboration” has become so overused in conversations and rarely manifest fully in our teams. What’s going on?
This session will help you learn about the critical aspects of authentic collaboration that are often overlooked and equip you with practical skills that you can start practicing immediately!

About the Speakers:

Latonya Wilkins
As a global culture leader, facilitator and speaker, LaTonya Wilkins (Founder of The Change Coaches™) helps people, organizations and entrepreneurs reach new heights. LaTonya has over 15 years of experience working with Fortune 100 companies, higher education, tech and consulting firms and executive leadership teams. LaTonya’s career has been shaped by roles she has held working for highly admired companies in progressive, newly created, talent management roles.

Israa Khan
She received her BA in Psychology and Business Management from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has experience consulting with higher education institutions and non-profit organizations. She is currently serving as a Senior Talent Partner with Enova International in Chicago driving culture change, developing leaders and setting the Diversity & Inclusion framework.

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