A Leadership Roadmap For Black Women By Black Women

Black women have a unique voice and strength. It’s important to develop strategies to cultivate and leverage your unique capabilities in order to grow as a leader. In this leadership series, join us to learn ways to grow as a leader no matter where you are in your leadership journey.

 

leadership series

It’s our time to shine!

Showing Up Strong is a new leadership series hosted by Kenya Oduor, CEO of Lean Geeks and Amie Thompson, CEO of Creative Allies. This free series includes five sessions with a curated group of stellar black women in leadership to share lessons, insights, and wisdom. Learn more below about each of the sessions and register now.

Leadership: Lessons for Success

Rescheduled! New Date TBD

Women leaders are powerful!

While there are numerous challenges that professionals face when growing as a leader, the world needs more women in leadership! Women bring a different perspective and a unique temperament to leading others. In our last session of this leadership series, we’ll take a look at the key characteristics of being a great leader that has been discussed by our panelists and ensure you have an action plan to continue your leadership growth.

Join this session to hear from women in leadership as they discuss:

Our Panelists Will Be Announced Soon!

Personal Brand Building: Elevating Your Uniqueness

June 27, 2022 | 3:00PM EST

There is only one you, and you are a brand!

Professionals who want to take their career or business to the next level need a personal brand. Branding is not just for big businesses and celebrities, each and every one of us has a brand and should own it and manage it. Your brand creates an authentic connection between you and your stakeholders – peers, customers, employees, and managers. A personal brand allows you to distinguish yourself and develop a reputation for being a high-value expert. Without developing your personal brand, it can be challenging to grow as a leader. 

Join this session to hear from women in leadership as they discuss:

Amie Thompson

Creative Allies
FACILITATOR

Kenya Oduor

Lean Geeks
PANELIST

Soyini T. Abdul-Mateen

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC
PANELIST

Pashara Black

Egnyte
PANELIST

This event is sponsored by:

The Value of Mentors: Why and For What?

July 13, 2022 | 6:00PM EST

Most of us don't find success alone!

All leaders can benefit from having a great mentor. Mentors provide you with career guidance, help build your confidence, and assist you with navigating your career. If you are looking to grow as a leader make sure you have the right mentors in place. And don’t just be greedy! You can grow by having a mentor’s support, but you also grow by mentoring others.

Join this session to hear from women in leadership as they discuss:

Kenya Oduor

Lean Geeks
FACILITATOR

Gloristine Brown

Mayor of Bethel, NC
PANELIST

Amie Thompson

Creative Allies
PANELIST

Diane Taylor

Taylor Made Publishing
PANELIST

This event is sponsored by:​

Growing Your Career Via a Spirit of Entre/Intrapreneurship

August 3, 2022 | 3:00 PM EST

Bring Your Entrepreneural Skills To Work!

Entrepreneurial thinking is not just for small business owners. If you are a career professional at any level, you should understand how the characteristics of an entrepreneur can benefit your leadership growth. Intrapreneurship is about bringing those characteristics into your workplace.

Join this session to hear from women in leadership as they discuss:

Kenya Oduor

Lean Geeks
FACILITATOR

La Tondra Murray

Ona Partners
PANELIST

Kiki Hardy

Krafty Kiki
PANELIST

Valerie Merriweather

NC Central University
PANELIST

The Power of Your Network

August 24, 2022 | 3:00 PM EST

Your network is your net worth!

Networking is a crucial part of growing as a leader and it’s also important for developing meaningful connections personally. You can expand your network by starting with people you know. Let everyone know your leadership goals and most likely people will help you. Individuals in your network can connect you with other leaders and provide opportunities to learn and grow. As you work to grow as a leader don’t underestimate the power of having a strong network.

Join this session to hear from women in leadership as they discuss:

Amie Thompson

Creative Allies
FACILITATOR

Stephanie Alston

Black Girl Group
PANELIST

Sonja Ebron

Courtroom 5
PANELIST

Kenya Oduor

Lean Geeks
PANELIST

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