Join us next week at The Guild’s SERENDIPITY 2020 Women’s Personal and Professional (Un)Conference for Entrepreneurs and Leaders, September 14 through 18. There are a few free tickets left here. Jill Talvensaari, Ajillity’s own CEO, is thrilled to be moderating the first panel Redefining Leadership in Times of COVID-19 and BLM on Monday at 11am, right after the opening keynote with Anne Cocquyt. The all-star panel will dive deep into the definition of leadership in today’s world. We will discuss how remote work and the BLM social justice movement has lead our speakers Shakeya A. McDow (VP Compliance and Ethics), Amanda Richardson (CEO CoderPad), Kristy Wallace (CEO Ellevate) and Peggy Northrop (CEO Watermark) to step up to be role models and guide employees, communities and startups through these turbulent times.
In this discussion we will ask what leadership really means, we will hear examples of how the women on the panel challenged the stereotypical adjectives that come to mind when speaking about “leadership” and we explore what it means and looks like when we empathize with whoever it is we lead – employees, ideas, communities – in order to do right by their needs and create the change we want to see. Walk away inspired to take the lead on matters important to you and redefine leadership with the actionable advice from the panel.
Our All Star Leaders are:
Shakeya identifies as a “catalyst”, “intrapreneur”, and “multipotentialite”. Over the course of her career she has served as a trusted advisor to corporations across industries in the areas of strategy, risk management, compliance, finance, accounting, and operations. Currently, she is responsible for developing, activating, and executing the strategic intent for the ethics and compliance program within Kaiser Permanente.
Amanda is a chief executive with extensive experience in product management and strategy at top-tier technology companies. She has been a critical player in scaling multiple technology startups (Rabbit, HotelTonight and Prezi) to hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. She is now CEO of CoderPad, the leading software platform for evaluating technical talent.
As the CEO of Ellevate Network, a global community for professional women, Kristy drives the overall strategy and vision of an organization redefining how women network in a digital age. Her 20+ years of experience in solving problems, building and scaling businesses, reimagining industries, and cultivating strong successful teams has prepared her to lead during a time of exciting business transformation, innovation, and growth.
Peggy Northrop is the CEO of Watermark, a leading nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women in the workplace. She joined Watermark this year after an award-winning career in media, including as editor-in-chief of Sunset, More, and Reader’s Digest, and co-founder of Shebooks, an e-book company devoted to women’s writing. As a consultant, she has advised companies from Airbnb to AARP on how to connect with their audiences through storytelling. An investing member of Portfolia Funds, she is also a trustee of Washington & Jefferson College and a mentor with She-Can, an educational organization devoted to training the next generation of female leaders in Cambodia, Rwanda and Liberia.
Don’t miss this panel – sign up for SERENDIPITY now before the tickets are sold out!