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ARA Chicago Event: Developing a Career Toolkit for Your Success

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

We are excited to share details regarding our next ARA Chicago event scheduled for Wednesday, August 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The theme: Developing a Career Toolkit for Your Success. Please register online today and save your spot for this event.

Sponsored by Comcast Business, Harvey Nash and kCura, the night—which will kick off with opening remarks by Karen Nowicki and Joe Pantuso, Directors of Engineering for kCura—will feature a panel discussion with prominent executives in the Chicago market, including Sally Anderson, Head of People Development, Americas Large Customer Sales and Global Clients & Agency Solutions at Google, John Higginson, Chief Technology Officer at Enova International, Iman Jalali, Chief of Staff at ContextMedia, Inc. and Lou Redmond, Director/Global Head of Technical Recruiting at Motorola Mobility, a Lenovo Company. We are also excited to have Sandee Kastrul, President and Co-Founder at i.c.stars to moderate our panel for the evening.

With time for Q&A and plenty of networking throughout, our panel discussion will revolve around how developing a toolkit of skills and competencies will equip you for a successful career. The three over-arching themes our speakers will address are:

  • Establishing a Career Advocacy Plan – Paving your own path, engaging with sponsors vs. mentors, etc.
  • Creating Mentoring Opportunities – Exploring the various mentorship options, making new connections, getting men involved in the conversation, etc.
  • Developing Leadership Prowess – Managing vs. Leading and the importance of both

A summary of the event logistics follows:

Date: Wednesday, August 26
Time: 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., with networking and registration from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: kCura, 231 South LaSalle Street, 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604
Who: This event is open to women and men who either work in the tech industry or have an IT role; we encourage everyone to join the event to learn from the distinguished panel, network with others in the industry and share your voice through Q&A and live Tweeting
Cost: Free thanks to our event sponsor, kCura

Please register online!

Special thanks to Comcast Business and kCura for sponsoring this event and their ongoing commitment to attracting, retaining and advancing women in technology!

We hope to see you there and thank you, in advance, for support of our mission!