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Come join us at one of our community events to meet like-minded individuals who are on a journey to become their best selves to get the jobs, projects, and promotions that they want.

Career Advice to My Younger Self

When: Tuesday, December 4

Where: UserTesting, 690 5th St, San Francisco,CA

Ever feel like everyone is 'getting ahead' without you? Are you coming to the realization that being smart and working hard isn't helping you get that next project or promotion or role you want? Feel stuck? Have you experienced inequality?

Minorities are statistically proven to self-select out of opportunities. We're a tribe of people that want to share our hard lessons and failures so that you don't have to learn the hard way. We want to help you navigate the world of office politics to best position yourself to accomplish your professional goals.

Confidence, Networking, Visibility, Mentorship - these are all buzzwords that we're told we need to 'move up.' Join for an intimate discussion as our panelists as they share personal, vulnerable examples of times where they have chosen to put themselves in uncomfortable positions to obtain a certain goal.

You'll learn:
- How to build the confidence to have the difficult discussions
- How companies really think about promoting teams from Hiring managers
- How to pull together a career plan and share it with your manager and mentors to get where you want to go

Limited to 50 spots only to allow for a more intimate conversation.

Speakers:

Phillip Chen

How do we create spaces within society that include all and exclude none? How do we bring people together to achieve more as a collective than as individuals? As we learn more about the inequalities underrepresented minorities face in and out of the workplace, how do we learn to advocate for ourselves and others? Phillip has led LGBTQ+ initiatives within business organizations for the past 7 years and is continuously striving to answer these questions. Phillip's journey of finding acceptance has been full of hurt, loneliness and even shame, but it has also brought him a deep sense of pride, connection, understanding, and compassion. Phillip loves hugs, eating with friends, and laughing out loud.

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Shyna Zhang

Shyna Zhang is a Marketing leader and Startup advisor who has built, led teams, and consulted at companies like Microsoft, Marketo, Castlight Health, Converisca, and UserTesting. She's the founder of Product Marketing Masters - a community of marketers advancing the product marketing craft. She’s passionate about helping minorities to gain access to resources, knowledge, and networks to grow their career. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she makes a mean gumbo and jambalaya.

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Benish Shah

Benish Shah is a go-to-market strategist with > 10 years of experience taking companies and products to market. She took RaisedReal.com national and increased revenue by 280% within the first 3 months. Previously she was the Head of Product Marketing at Refinery29 where she built out product and go to market strategy for all innovation products. That combined with a legal degree and extensive experience in the start up world gives her a unique perspective on how to grow ideas. She launched the first ever Product Marketing course at General Assembly to help more women into the technology and product field.

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Farah Bernier

Farah Bernier is the Head of Human Resources for Google's Android, Pixel, Play and Wear organization, the largest segment within the company's Platform & Ecosystems Product Area. She is responsible for leading the talent management strategy development and execution for all lines of business through partnership with Google’s leadership, evaluating and developing strategies around recruiting, developing, retaining and advancing tech professionals. She has built a professional brand of distinguished credibility and expertise in developing talent strategies that extend seamlessly into D&I best practices and facilitating environments where all have the opportunity to succeed and leaders are supported to execute bottom-line, results-focused strategies through their best resources, their teams.

 
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Are you a Manager or Senior Manager who's looking to grow your skillets and career?What happens when hard work and intelligence aren't enough to get you the roles or projects that you really want? What are the shortcuts or information that others have used in their career?

Join the talent incubator community of smart and motivated minorities who are looking for access and education to get that promotion, negotiate that raise, or own that project.