Unlearning Racism with Karen Fleshman
Oct
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Unlearning Racism with Karen Fleshman

This workshop was created in partnership with Gyals Network and Women Get it Done for intersectional womens empowerment.

In follow-up to our popular webinar series, we are partnering with Women Get it Done to offer a special in-person workshop, Unlearning Racism, facilitated by Karen Fleshman.

Recent events have highlighted how much race continues to divide our country. Racism is pervasive in all aspects of US society, but it is also a choice, learned behavior that can be unlearned. If we each work on dismantling our personal racism, we could end systemic racism, the underlying problem of many other problems in our country.

Karen has designed a highly rated program aimed at empowering those who want to do something about racism but struggle with what specifically to do, rooted in her own journey from growing up in a nearly all white community to becoming an antiracism activist and educator. 

Who is the workshop for?

  • People who are not direct victims of racism who want to understand what racism is and align their behaviors with their beliefs about race.

  • Those who wish to move from being aware of racism to taking actions to overcome it.

The more vulnerable you allow yourself to be, the more you will gain from this workshop.

Limited early bird registration pricing is available.

Attendees will receive:

  • Light food and beverages 

  • The chance to participate in role-playing exercises 

  • A copy of the workshop presentation

Topics Covered

  • Racism, past and present 

  • How to get in the right mindset

  • Raising your awareness of racism in everyday life

  • How to intentionally expand your social network

  • How to work with others to dismantle systemic racism 

About Karen

Karen Fleshman is a racial equity trainer, Huffington Post blogger, and police accountability activist. Her mission is to build and support a community committed to love, action, and accountability about race in America. She offers talks, workshops, coaching, and facilitates town halls at companies, non-profits, universities, and government agencies to help people work on our selves, our relationships, and our sphere of influence to dismantle systemic racism and to address police brutality. 

She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (BA Latin American Studies), the University of Texas at Austin (MA Radio TV Film) and New York Law School (JD cum laude), and is admitted to practice law in New York.

Please check out Karen's spotlight feature in Tech Inclusion hereto learn how she works to fight racism everyday.

 

 

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Powerful Salary Negotiations - Workshop Edition
Sep
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Powerful Salary Negotiations - Workshop Edition

"Full-time workers who identify as women made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20 percent. Women of color earn even less." (source: www.aauw.org)

By popular demand we are offering a special in-person Salary Negotiations workshop with the amazing Michelle Kim who has designed a highly rated program aimed at empowering women and people of color (all genders welcome) who have been statistically shown to be paid significantly less than their white male counterparts on average.  

Please check out a feature of our last program  in Black Enterprise here. 

Join us on September 26th, at 6PM at The Port Workspaces in Oakland's historic Kaiser Mall to learn the core skills/techniques required to successfully negotiate a job offer, including how to respond when you are asked "what is your current salary?"   Not sure if you can make the date? No worries! Cancel within 72 hours for a full refund.  Be sure to take advantage of limited early bird registration pricing.   

Attendees will receive:

  • Light food and beverages 
  • The chance to participate in negotiation scenario role-playing
  • A copy of the workshop presentation
  • Michelle's Negotiations Prep Workbook

Topics Covered

  • Overcoming your fear
  • How to avoid revealing your current salary
  • Assessing your market value 
  • How to negotiate beyond just salary
  • Negotiating with a long-term relationship in mind

About Michelle

Michelle Kim is also an entrepreneur and activist. She co-founded Awaken (www.visionawaken.com) , which provides social justice oriented Diversity and Inclusion education programs to companies, and is a grassroots social justice organizer in San Francisco. She is an experienced career consultant and coach who is passionate about helping people find, land, and thrive in their desired career paths. As a trained business consultant, she has spent her entire career working closely with executives around the world to build high performing companies. Her business expertise coupled with her experience building teams have led her to understand how companies identify and hire top performers. As a lifetime grassroots social justice activist, she cares deeply about people of color, women, and queer people's financial success and empowerment, as she believes it’s a critical step in achieving social justice. Learn more at www.michellekimconsulting.com

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May
3
10:00am10:00am

You're Not a Fraud: Identifying and Overcoming Self-Doubt

When: Tuesday May 3rd, 10:00am PST to 11:15am PST

What do Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, the Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Margaret Chan, Tina Fey, and many others have in common? Besides being incredible women at the top of their field, they have all felt like frauds.

Why you need this lab

Have you ever felt like a fraud? That at any moment, someone will find out you are only here because of sheer chances and luck? It’s not uncommon. In fact, 70% of people feel this way* and the impact is compounded for marginalized groups including women and POC.

In this 75 minute webinar, you will learn tactical steps to identify and combat Imposter Syndrome for yourself as well as others. In this highly interactive webinar, you will:

  • Identify and name your personal Inner Critic
  • Apply a 5-step tactical framework to combat Imposter Syndrome
  • Learn to easily access and enhance your confidence
  • Commit to applying your learning within one week

About Bea Kim

Bea is co-founder and owner of Woke, Inc. and her mission is to educate, empower, and wake people up to their full potential. She also spends her time inspiring others to live big and unapologetically through her life coaching practice accredited through the International Coaching Federation. Bea has over 12 years of experience in technology and client services across multiple industries. She is an angel investor and her portfolio includes startups in the financial, technology and media space.

Bea has her bachelor’s from Stanford University. In her spare time, Bea loves exploring the outside with her husband and 2-year old son.

*Internal Journal of Behavioral Science

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Apr
11
10:00am10:00am

Hacking Self-Care 1 Habit At A Time

Why you Need this Lab

 

Adulting is not for kids. Millennials are more stressed than any other generation: high levels of debt, stressful jobs, and general anxiety. Healthy self care is about making an intentional choice to make yourself happy AND do something ultimately beneficial for your life. We all know that things that are good for you may not feel as good in the short-term as they do in the long-term. That's where the science of habit formation comes in. With this webinar, you will be able to assess your current habits & determine ways to change your lifestyle, and develop strategies to disrupt negative patterns and kick-start positive habits to develop a better work-life balance. You'll leave with the right hacks and apps to live a happier and more creative and productive life. 

About Vanessa Mason

Vanessa Mason is the co-founder of P2Health, a fund focused on tech startups in preventive and population health that are aiming to eliminate health inequity. She has over 10 years of experience in health care innovation and consumer engagement in both the United States and developing countries as a public health professional, consultant and entrepreneur. 

Vanessa earned her BA in psychology from Yale University and her MPH in global health from Columbia University where her thesis focused on overcoming barriers to access to mental health services. She also serves on the Health IT advisory board for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research at Morehouse School of Medicine and on the board of directors for the Mind Body Awareness Project, an Oakland-based nonprofit that supports at-risk youth though mindfulness meditation education.

Webinar Details:

  • This webinar takes place on April 11th, 2017 at 10AM PST/ 1PM EDT.
  • Cant make it?  No worries! A recording of this webinar will available to registrants for 10 days after the live session.
  • Cost: Early Bird $15, General $20

 

 

 

 

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Mar
28
10:00am10:00am

How to Build your Personal Brand for Professional Success

Why you Need this Lab

Are you working hard but not getting ahead?

Arjun Buxi, Executive Communication Coach

Arjun Buxi, Executive Communication Coach

When you feel like your professional growth has stalled, it could be because of your personal brand, which isn't working for you.

In this 45 minute webinar, we'll cover how the way people see you at work - not just your boss - determine concrete things like bonuses, promotions, awards, and more importantly, respect.

Learn what a personal brand is, how word choice, mannerisms and leadership style builds your work persona, and strategize how you can build this persona to fit the career you've always dreamed of.

Topics Covered

  • What is a Personal Brand?
  • My Skill Inventory - Know your Strengths
  • Powerful (and weak) word choices
  • Your Brand of Leadership

About Arjun Buxi

Arjun Buxi is an Executive Communication Coach to Entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 Leaders in Tech and B2B firms. He specializes in Leadership training, Communication and Culture Workshops and engages leaders to grow with their responsibilities. He teaches Communication at San Jose State University and gives time to health nonprofit work serving undeserved communities of color. Born in India, he grew up in family businesses and was an award winning collegiate debater and captain of his high school team.

Webinar Details

  • This webinar takes place on March 28th, 2017 at 10AM PST/1PM EDT.
  • Cant make it?  No worries! A recording of this webinar will available to registrants for 10 days after the live session.
  • Cost: Early Bird $19, General $25
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Jan
31
10:00am10:00am

Harness your Power to Break Through the Glass Ceiling: Emotional Intelligence in Practice

"At senior levels, 90% of the difference between average and star performers is attributable to emotional intelligence."

Lela Djakovic, Founder at EQED, a Silicon Valley advisory firm.

Lela Djakovic, Founder at EQED, a Silicon Valley advisory firm.

Why You Need This Lab

Emotional intelligence or EQ is a remarkably powerful driver of career and leadership performance. At senior levels, 90% of the difference between average and star performers is attributable to emotional intelligence. Upon completion of this lab, you can expect to have access to new ways of responding in your career that leave you inter-personally empowered, give you more influence with others, and garner positive results towards your professional and personal goals.

In this interactive, highly experiential online program, we will explore together how Emotional Intelligence or EQ skills can be applied to overcoming large and small obstacles in our careers. EQ is a set of five skills - Self Awareness, Self Regulation, Motivation, Social Skills, and Empathy - and is the ability to influence and achieve results with and through other people.

Our meanings and core belief structures about ourselves, others, and the context we are in can negatively impact our behaviors in all five of these EQ areas if they remain unconscious. These beliefs form an inner glass ceiling. One of the most powerful ways to enhance your performance and take your career to the next level is to break through the inner glass ceiling by increasing your awareness of your unconscious beliefs, examining them, and then shifting them to be consistent with your career goals. 

Two-Part Format: Core Session plus Coaching Call

On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 10am PT/1pm ET there will be a 90-minute interactive session. We will discuss core concepts, apply them to our specific situations, and deepen the learning in breakout groups. This core session will be followed by a 90-minute live call on February 4th, 2017 at 10am PT/1pm ET where we will further expand concepts, answer questions, and do live coaching. 

This two-part lab is being offered at a limited early bird price of $30.

About Lela Djakovic

Lela sees the possibilities in individuals, teams and organizations and is always searching for the fastest and most effective way to build EQ and bring about lasting behavior change. She is a founder at EQED, a Silicon Valley advisory firm that works with executives, teams and organizations to build EQ and resilience skills to enhance business performance. She facilitates the popular elective Interpersonal Dynamics (aka Touchy Feely) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and women’s circles for their Women in Management Program. She co-founded three other ventures in finance, software and cosmetics. Previously, she worked in leveraged finance and was a credit and oil derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs in London. She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Webinar Details:

  • This 2-part webinar takes place on January 31st, 2017 at 10AM PST/1PM EDT and February 4th, 2017 at 10AM PST/1PM EDT. 
  • Cost: Early Bird $30, General $45
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Jan
10
10:00am10:00am

Overcoming Implicit Racial Bias

Karen Fleshman, Racial Equity Trainer

Karen Fleshman, Racial Equity Trainer

Why you Need this Lab

Despite our beliefs that we are color-blind and open minded, do we harbor implicit racial bias? Social science research says yes.  At this interactive workshop we'll learn how implicit racial biases operate and what we can do to move from awareness to overcoming our biases.

About Karen Fleshman

Karen Fleshman is a racial equity trainer, Huffington Post blogger, and police accountability activist. Her mission is to build and support a community committed to love, action, and accountability about race in America. She offers talks, workshops, coaching, and facilitates town halls at companies, non-profits, universities, and government agencies to help people work on our selves, our relationships, and our sphere of influence to dismantle systemic racism and to address police brutality. 

She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (BA Latin American Studies), the University of Texas at Austin (MA Radio TV Film) and New York Law School (JD cum laude), and is admitted to practice law in New York.

Webinar Details

  • This lab takes place on January 10th 2017 at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET.
  • Cant make it?  No worries! A recording of this webinar will available to registrants for 10 days after the live session.
  • Cost:  General $15
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Nov
15
10:00am10:00am

Salary Negotiations: Overcoming Your Fear of Asking for More

"In 2015, full-time workers who identify as women only made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20 percent. Women of color earn even less." (source: www.aauw.org)

This course is offered on 2 dates: Tuesday, November 15th and Saturday, November 19th.  Scroll down to the next listing to register for the November 19th offering.

Michelle Kim, Founder and CEO of Michelle Kim Consulting

Michelle Kim, Founder and CEO of Michelle Kim Consulting

Why you Need this Lab

In this 60 minute webinar, you will acquire core skills required to successfully negotiate a job offer.

From getting over your fear of negotiating to answering the dreaded question, “what is your current salary?” you will walk away feeling more confident and prepared to negotiate for what you want and deserve.

Topics Covered

  • Overcoming your fear
  • How to avoid revealing your current salary 
  • Assessing your market value 
  • How to negotiate beyond just salary 
  • Negotiating with a long-term relationship in mind

About Michelle

Michelle Kim is an experienced career consultant and coach who is passionate about helping people find, land, and thrive in their desired career paths. As a trained business consultant, she has spent her entire career working closely with executives around the world to build high performing companies. Her business expertise coupled with her experience building teams have led her to understand how companies identify and hire top performers. As a lifetime grassroots social justice activist, she cares deeply about people of color, women, and queer people's financial success and empowerment, as she believes it’s a critical step in achieving social justice. 

Webinar Details:

  • This lab takes place on November 15th 2016 at 10AM PST/ 1PM EDT.
  • Can't make it?  No worries! A recording of this webinar will available to registrants for 10 days after the live session.
  • Cost
    • Non-member: Early Bird $15, General $35
    • Member: Early Bird $0 - $13, General $30| Become a member

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