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Kick off the new year with a fresh outlook on your career!
Embracing professional development or making a career switch can be a thrilling and, for many, a daunting task. Find out how to take the leap at this exciting panel of inspiring experts who did just that.
Join a diverse group of panelists - from Culture, to Tech, to Business Owners - each with their own unique story, as they bring to light their experiences in both traditional, and nontraditional, career paths.
Hear their tips for taking risks, embracing failure, finding a purpose, and mapping your own career next steps. Whether pursuing that next promotion or dreaming of becoming your own boss, this event will provide a practical, relatable approach to professional development and/or career change and will set attendees on the right track for future success.
This event is a part of our second-annual Career Camp, a series of workshops and inspiring events that will help you’ll connect with industry experts and learn how to boost your career, land your next gig or kickstart the process of making a career change. Learn more about what’s in store for Career Camp here!
Please note that by RSVPing for this event you are agreeing to receive communications from Career Camp partners.
VP of Talent Programs,
Illinois Technology Association (ITA)
Trisha Degg is the VP of Talent Programs for Illinois Technology Association – a business services organization focused on helping great tech companies scale. Trisha helps ITA’s 500-plus member companies navigate Chicago’s talent pool to find the best of the best. With almost 10 years of corporate recruiting, campus recruitment, and HR experience, Trisha excels at finding new ways to locate talent, and is passionate about networking. She works with the heads of HR/Talent at ITA member companies to help develop and refine their procedures and processes. Trisha’s specialties are talent attraction and retention, organizational development, manager training, interview skills/resume writing, building and refining internship programs, and employment branding. She also acts as Executive Director of ITA's newly launched philanthropic arm, TechForward. TechForward's goal is to support STEM education in Illinois, focusing on under-served communities to help promote diversity in STEM careers.
Trisha works closely with the local community, including universities throughout the country, to help build strong talent pipelines. She speaks at panels and guest lectures in classes, conducts one-on-ones with students, and builds relationships with campus career centers. She also serves on the strategic planning committee for ThinkChicago, sits on FWD.us Innovation Council, and works on talent initiatives with America’s Urban Campus and World Business Chicago. Trisha also volunteers her time with StartUp Institute, General Assembly, and ChiTech Academy, to support future tech talent in Chicago. Trisha acted as a talent mentor for Elmspring, an accelerator dedicated to supporting emerging real estate technologies. She is also a board member of Expanding Your Horizons Chicago (EYH), helping support STEM education for middle school girls.
Reach out for networking opportunities: email@example.com and follow on Twitter: @ITABuzz and @tdegg.
CEO & President,
Peritius Consulting, Inc.
Laura is president and founder of Peritius Consulting, Inc., a premier boutique consulting firm specializing exclusively in portfolio, program and project management services. Peritius serves Fortune 1000 clients and government clients.
Since its founding in 1989 as Integrated Systems Management, Peritius has gained a reputation for providing high-end project delivery services to our clients. They have come to expect Peritius's success when delivering critical, complex objectives to the business when failure is not an option.
Prior to founding the company, Laura worked as a Big Five management consultant and for Microsoft Corporation. With more than 20 years of information technology experience, she has successfully provided the hands-on leadership necessary to guide project teams through the life cycle of complex initiatives and to help organizations develop and improve their project management competency.
Laura has shown that delivery can be successful for even the most chaotic, challenging initiatives. Laura is known for her practical approach to problem solving and ability to think outside the box that has helped deliver multimillion dollar, global initiatives within budget, on time and within scope and in many cases, below budget or ahead of schedule. Laura is a firm believer that any project can be successfully delivered with the right mix of mechanics and soft skills.
She has been a featured speaker about project, program, and portfolio management for many international, national and local organizations, including Comdex, PMI, Camp and Omicron.
CEO & Co-Founder,
Five to Nine
Jasmine Shells is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She has a strong passion for helping students achieve their entrepreneurial endeavors and passions. She is the CEO/Co-Founder of Five to Nine, a community that encourages city exploration over shared experiences for transplant millennials. She also serves the community through exposing underserved students to entrepreneurship. Jasmine is an avid salsa dancer and loves to travel in her spare time.
ITA offers innovative business services that enable Illinois technology companies to scale through collaboration, education, talent development and industry visibility. Learn more at illinoistech.org .
Five to Nine is a professional growth platform for millennial employees that assists companies with employee engagement. They offer an employee lifestyle benefit and data findings to help companies better engage their emerging leaders.
The Mom Project is the career destination for moms. Through our digital marketplace and community we connect professionally accomplished women with world-class companies for rewarding employment opportunities. The Mom Project is changing the way women work and redefining career structures by providing women with real work opportunities that are in balance with their personal goals. This evolution will keep more talented, professionally accomplished women in the workforce.
AIGA Chicago's Mission: To unite, educate and advance the Chicago design community.
1: Unite Fostering dialogue and cultivating relationships Creating shared experiences and opportunities for collaborative engagement Bridging the gaps between levels of experience and expertise
2: Educate Providing creative, strategic and professional guidance Producing and distributing original content Offering instruction, critique and mentorship in distinctively supportive environments
3: Advance Delivering opportunities for professional growth Taking a leadership position on design both nationally and internationally Expanding the reach and role of design in business and society
4: Chicago Design Community Practitioners and students of design and related creative fields Friends, fans and patrons of design and the visual arts Clients, partners, sponsors and representatives of the broader Chicago business ecosystem AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.
ARA aspires to Attract, Retain, and Advance women in technology by cultivating relationships via mentorship, events and programs. We nurture strong female professionals who can support, inspire and advance the IT community.
Active in six markets – Chicago, New York, Seattle, Houston, Silicon Valley and Denver – ARA offers a formal mentoring program as well as regular learning and networking events. From moderated panels to roundtable discussions, each event is designed to provide members with advice and insight on how to advance and succeed in their careers. For more information on how to become a member, please visit: http://www.aramentors.com/ara-membership/.
MATTER is a community of healthcare innovators, an incubator of ideas, and a catalyst for change. We are boots-on-the-ground entrepreneurs pushing against the status quo and established institutions dedicated to improving patients’ lives. At MATTER we are hungry for change, and we’re working together to solve real and complex healthcare problems.
High Brew Coffee is made from 100% Fair Trade Arabica beans that are cold brewed over time, not heat. This cold brew process creates two times the natural caffeine and lower acidity than traditionally brewed coffee, with way less sugar. High Brew Coffee is available in 5 ready to drink, shelf-stable flavors.
Deskpass is a multi-city coworking membership that provides affordable, flexible access to over 160 wonderful, diverse workspaces to work, learn and meet. With just 1 Deskpass membership you'll have great places to get your work done throughout Chicago, NYC, LA, Austin, San Francisco and Denver!
Women Tech Founders is a grassroots organization that advances women in, and into tech leadership. Our mission is to balance power.
We're building an army of role models to inspire and share the lessons learned from those on the front lines of our industry, from startup founders to corporate leaders at all levels. Together, we're connecting an ecosystem of women so we can rise together.
Women Tech Founders' events are designed to inspire, educate and connect women in the tech ecosystem, from aspiring founders to leading funders. Our vision is a tech industry that drives everyone’s potential to reach their dreams, advance business, and change the world.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
Getting Unstuck, Part 2: Career Mapping, Navigating Change & Micro-Goal Setting
Thursday, 18 January
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