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Zalando Diversity Guild Meetup - Negotiation Skills

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If you love technology, are passionate about empowering diversity in the tech world - come join us for our 2nd Zalando Diversity Guild Meetup. The Zalando Diversity Guild aims to spark change and celebrate diversity to level up inclusion in the technology industry. The Diversity Guild consist of Zalando employees who volunteer their time to support projects that address issues relating to diversity and inclusion.

In this Meetup we aim to have an open, honest and authentic conversation about negotiation for underrepresented groups. Whilst the wage gap is a symptom of a larger issue, knowing your worth and being able to effectively and confidently negotiate is a critical skill. From working with recruiters to your own lead, from navigating your own compensation to your next promotion, negotiation can be a powerful tool in our everyday lives. During this interactive session, we will explore how to earn yourself a seat at the table and be confident in negotiating your position.

18:00 -18:45 Check-in and networking
18:45 -19:00 Introduction to the Diversity Guild
19:00-20:00 Panel discussion
20:00-20:30 Additional networking, and a chance to meet Zalando recruiters who can answer your questions.

Our panel is a mix of recruiters and colleagues that will discuss and answer how they have personally dealt with challenges of negotiating salaries and promotions and their keys to success.

Alison Jolly | Product Owner
Alison joined Zalando in 2017 as Product Owner for incentives. With over 10 years of experience in the technology space across multiple industries - from mining to government to e-commerce, Alison has wide expertise on solving customer problems with diverse solutions.

Gary James Griffith | Senior Business Partner
Fashion Retail Leader turned Tech Retail Leader turned HR Disrupter, Gary has 16 years leadership experience in iconic High Street brands such as Apple, Selfridges and Gap. He is currently a Senior People & Organization Business Partner for Digital Experience at Zalando.

Cassandra Pope | Digital Experience Program Manager
Cassandra is currently a Program Manager at Zalando with two and a half years background in technical and commercial program management and a focus on driving efforts to fulfill Zalando’s strategic customer proposition. She is an intersectional feminist, and would have most definitely been sorted into House Slytherin.

Alicja Notowska | Lead Recruiter for Research/Data Science
Alicja has 8 years of tech recruitment experience, including working in a headhunting agency and Google Dublin, with the last 3 years recruiting Data Scientists and Researchers for Zalando.

Danae Metsika | Lead Product Recruiter
Coming from a Psychology background, now at Zalando she leads the overall Product Management recruitment. Her goal is to make sure female or minority candidates are given the same opportunities throughout the recruitment process.

Iulia Crai | Dedicated Recruiter
Iulia is a recruiter at Zalando, even though she would rather describe herself as “dream catcher” - simply because she likes to understand people's professional wishes. Her goal: connecting people with opportunities and of course, making everyone happy!

Code of Conduct:
Zalando is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, nationality, cultural background, religion or lack thereof. We do not tolerate harassment of attendees in any form. Offensive and sexual language and imagery is not welcome at our events. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave without a refund and at the discretion of the event organisers.