*Webinar* Tech Ladies Panel: Supporting Womxn’s Groups at Work

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*Webinar* Tech Ladies Panel: Supporting Womxn’s Groups at Work

Join Tech Ladies for a roundtable discussion on supporting womxn at work

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About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Many companies are experiencing caution around hiring right now, so there’s never been a better time to focus on supporting and retaining underrepresented team members at your company. One of the best ways to do so is to create an ERG, or Employee Resource Group.

In this roundtable discussion, our panelists will talk about:

  • What an ERG is and why it’s important for retaining employees
  • Structuring an ERG to maximize engagement and reduce leader burnout
  • Which companies should have an ERG and how they can support (and benefit from it!)
  • How ERGs provide mentorship opportunities for members
  • Who should be involved in the ERG (hint: it’s not just womxn!)

About your moderator

Caro Griffin is a senior operations leader who works with startups to scale their systems & teams. Prior to becoming General Manager at Tech Ladies, she served as the VP of Operations at Tech Ladies and also led operations at Skillcrush, helping other women start their careers in tech. She currently lives and works remotely from Mexico City. Follow her on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.

About our panelists

Heather-Mae Pusztai, Zapier

Heather-Mae is a passionate and empathetic connector of people and ideas. With over 15 years of experience in HR, People Operations, and Customer Success, she is driven to ensure diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity across teams and within organizations big and small. Her experience has ranged from early-stage start-ups like Karat, and small businesses such as Buffer, to her current role as a Sr. Customer Success Manager and ERG Chair at Zapier.

Outside work, she is an energetic mother of three who can most often be found outdoors camping, hiking, kayaking, running, or rock climbing — more than likely with kids in tow.

Bethany Smith, JustWorks

Bethany Nicole Smith is currently the Sr Workplace Specialist at Justworks -- responsible for all on-site programming and process maintenance. Bethany has also led Employee Resource Groups at both Depop and Justworks. Their superpower is in amplifying employee community spaces for a thriving, diverse company culture that retains top talent, lowers turnover cost, and produces high-functioning teams that underrepresented people are excited to belong to. This work lives at the intersection of DEIB Programing, Internal Communications, and Employee Engagement.

Latesha Byrd, Perfeqta

As a career designer, speaker, and consultant, Latesha Byrd - Founder and CEO of Byrd Career Consulting, is on a mission to help minority professionals turn their dreams into careers that will allow them to live life on their own terms. Her work is centered at the intersection of career empowerment and life visioning. She founded Byrd Career Consulting, a Consulting agency that provides Resume Makeovers, LinkedIn Makeovers, Interview Coaching, and Executive Career Coaching. She partners with professional organizations, nonprofits, universities, and corporations to deliver keynotes and workshops centered around people engagement and upward mobility, and provides coaching to a range of clients across all industries, helping clients achieve upwards of $80k salary increases. As a Google Digital Coach for Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham, she leads the effort on providing digital workshops and networking opportunities to minority small business owners. She’s also an Adjunct Faculty at the North Carolina A&T State University, and a Certified Life and Career Coach. Latesha has been featured in Forbes, Money Magazine, Vogue Business, XO Necole, and Black Enterprise. She also hosts a weekly career advice podcast with Living Corporate, The Link Up With Latesha, and a monthly career segment with NBC Charlotte.


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