Actions and Detail Panel
And That's How You Pivot
Thu, March 23, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Sometimes where you start is not where you end up. This can be especially true for many professionals who find that their careers hit a "plateau," and suddenly the urge to do something new and exciting cannot be ignored.
Whether you're seeking to take on a new role in your current profession, wanting to make a jump into an entirely new industry, or considering entrepreneurship to stir things up a bit, your next move depends entirely on how and when you manage your transition. At this panel event, hear from other women who have managed to pivot their own careers, and walk away with a better understanding of when to make your move.
This event is sponsored by SiriusXM and will be held at their office location at 1290 Avenue of the Americas 11th Floor. For more information, please contact Stephanie Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kym Ward Gaffney, US National Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Kym known as “KWG” has over 20 years of coaching & consulting experience. Kym is a Director within Partner and Leadership Development at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP). In this role, as an executive coaching with the Leadership Coaching Center of Excellence (LC CoE), Kym leads the largest line of service in identifying and providing leadership coaching to high potential staff and facilitation of milestone leadership development programs.
Prior to joining the CoE, for 8 years, Kym was the US Coaching Leader for PwC. In this global role, Kym created the Everyday Coaching platform which laid the foundation for the firm’s current talent strategy of Real Time Development. In this role, Kym was responsible for articulating the firm’s coaching strategy and partnering with Human Capital teams to create learning tools and workshops focused upon building coaching and leadership skills. Kym successfully expanded the traditional medium of learning by creatively producing the Telly Award winning, coaching video series, The Firm.
KWG holds BS in Electrical Engineering from Howard University and while completing her MBA studies at ESADE in Barcelona, Spain, Kym earned her double major in International Business and Marketing from NYU Stern Graduate School of Business. Kym has been a certified as a coach by the International Coach Federation for over 10 years and holds the PCC designation. KWG is also qualified in the Leadership Circle and Center for Creative Leadership’s 360-degree feedback assessment tool and suites. She is an active member of International Coach Federation and Institute of Coaching. Kym also is member of SAG/AFTRA because of her national on air commercial work.
Emily Ryan, Doctoral University Development Counselor at Grand Canyon University
Emily Ryan has over 11 years of experience within Post-Secondary Education counseling undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level students. She has spent the past 8 years providing educational career counsel to students all across the nation, empowering them with information on differences between DBA, PhD, and EdD programs among other topics related to educational investment.
Lisa Tisdale, President at Tis Insights
Lisa Tisdale brings more than 20 years of research consulting experience to developing and executing strategic and tactical market research initiatives. She provides consumer insights using both qualitative and quantitative research programs. She works with a variety of clients across industries from small start-ups to larger corporations.
Prior to starting Tis Insights, Lisa held senior positions at Time Warner Cable and HBO, where she led all market research initiatives for their corporate marketing, product development and website strategy teams.
Lisa has worked with one of the world’s largest research companies, Research International, conducting a broad range of qualitative and quantitative international projects for clients across a variety of industries.
Lisa holds a dual B.S. in marketing and finance and an MBA from the University of South Carolina.
Jannie Pilgrim, CEO of the Deal, LLC
Jannie Pilgrim is CEO of The Deal LLC — The Deal is transformational career coaching and consulting for personal career success. She created The Deal out of a passion for helping people achieve personal career success.
Jannie's experience includes career coaching, work as an HR business partner, a recruiter, thought leader, facilitator, Director of Talent Acquisition, as well as Inclusion Solutions and MBA Recruitment. She has worked at Standard & Poor’s, CBRE, New York Life, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, and UPS.
Her work has provided her the opportunity to work with distinguished organizations like: ALPFA (Association of Latin Professionals in Finance and Accounting), Asian MBA, ASCEND, National Black MBA Association, NABA (National Association of Black Accounts), Hispanic MBA, WINS (Women's Initiative for Networking and Success), The Consortium for Graduate School in Management, InRoads, NSCS (The National Society of Collegiate Scholars), and The Robert Toigo Foundation.
Jannie's work spans across multiple lines of business: risk, corporate finance, human resources, individual annuity, individual life, credit market services, finance, real estate, project management retail, product management, insurance, marketing, sales, corporate communications, risk, and others. She believes in striking a balance between developing leaders and fostering team support to achieve maximum results.