Before I start on Shine Bootcamp day 3 recap, a special thanks goes to Rick Perreault and Unbounce for sponsoring the Shine Bootcamp 2020 speaker packs. Unbounce was the only company to maintain its sponsorship after the pandemic was announced. And as a speaker of the first virtual Shine conference, your commitment was sincerely appreciated.
Now on to the 15 speakers of day 3.
1/ Kay Fabella kicked off day 3 with a bang with her talk Breaking Boxes and Biases: From Identity to Inclusion. As she breaks down the barriers that come with racial boxes, she teaches you how boxes can be harmful when basing ideas on sweeping assumptions instead of embracing subtlety and nuance.
2/ Loes Jaber speaks on the often misunderstood aspects of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in women in ADHD in Women: from Survival to Thrival. She shares symptoms (depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, impulsivity) and her own diagnosis through personal stories. Her focus is not only to survive, but to thrive.
3/ With hundreds of partnerships established, Pegah Abdolhosseini has nerves of steel when it comes to contracts and negotiation and wants to help you Take the nerves out of negotiating too. She puts negotiating tips and steps into a nice & easy to understand package so you can become a confident watermelon too.
4/ Maria Tribble walks you through the reasons why there are so few women in tech sales. After all, women do build trust and nurture business relationships better. It is not fully a supply issue. There is a retention problem and so much more. Learn more in Unpacking Why There Are So Few Women in Tech Sales and How to Change That.
5/ Nancy Wood says an employee’s experience is shaped by technology, culture, & physical space. In Out of Sight, NOT Out of Mind: Shaping Employee Experience Through Physical Workspaces in a Remote World, she shares how physical space has the ability to motivate, desire, & innovate even in a remote work environment. This is a must watch for every manager, HR person, & business owner!
6/ Iqra Shaikh lets us know women have waited long enough. Equality Can’t Wait: The Radical Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Women’s Careers is happening now. She expresses an urgent need to recognize and stop the regression before long-lasting damage is done.
7/ Hima Batavia draws you in when presenting Redesigning our culture for collective healing and liberation. You simply want to focus on her words and listen. Although 2020 equates to one giant traumatic experience, she shows how instead of closing off, we opened up and the importance behind it.
8/ In No Tokens Here: Proactively Build an Inclusive Workplace and Product, Faria Chaudhry shares how across the tech industry, there are engaged and aware workers who bring their ethics into the office and expect their employers to do the same. However more is needed than employee activism plus well-intentioned leadership to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in technology industry.
9/ Colleen Tartow believes #diversity in engineering leadership leads to more innovation, more revenue, and better products. A key point she shares in Data, Diversity, and Culture: How to Build Great Engineering Teams is you can’t pick the best candidate if you don’t first establish a diverse pipeline of candidates. Mind blown.
10/ Alex Oh says to trust your body. It feels the tension before your mind knows there is a problem. Let it be a guide so you can become a human being & not a human doing. In Hole-in-One: Power of Connection, she demonstrates how when you show up for yourself, others will show up for you.
11/ Some companies believe a remote workforce will only create problems, while others don’t. In Out of the Office: Creating Connection While Remote Madi Waggoner wants us to consider “what if remote work isn’t the problem, it’s exposing it. She shares three vital steps we all should take when seeking connection from afar.
12/ What they don’t Tell You about Starting Your Career is a well presented, need-to-know guide by Keisha Mistry on what a recent grad should know before heading out into the workforce. She helps you look out for yourself & your rights while stopping you from ever wondering, why didn’t anybody tell me?
13/ In The Leadership Equation, Olivia Tait shows you what makes a #technical #leader great & where to find them. Great tech #leaders walk, the walk and are capable of building dedicated teams & developing #innovative solutions. So, when you find one, keep’em!
14/ Aji Oliyide speaks on ways program managers can lean into post-reorganization planning & utilize their expertise to help bring “order to chaos”. Might be biased, but I say “Yes, PMO-s , PMP-s, & PMs for the win at getting things done!” So check out From Agents of Change to Leaders of Stability: How to Utilize Your Program Management Office (PMO) to Lead a Successful Corporate Reorganization.
15/ Yirssi Bergman stresses The Time for Reparations is Now in her fact full, eye opening talk. You thought you knew some things on the topic, but I promise, you’ll learn something new. She’ll define reparations, discuss how reparations are gaining momentum in the United States, and delineate what steps people can take in advancing the fight for reparations.
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Nerissa Marbury is a digital marketing & operations consultant with 20+ years of experience across multiple industries including not-for-profit, entertainment, and travel. Add on her years as an entrepreneur and Nerissa offers you a wealth of knowledge no matter the challenge. She is Founder of a digital marketing company One Epiphany LLC, Marketing Director for University of Michigan Black Alumni (UMBA), and Shine Bootcamp alumna. Connect with Nerissa on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.
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