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How do you communicate and present your value to the world? Few people take the time to hone in on their authentic brand. Join us for Inforum's third virtual TechnologyNEXT event where you will discover your personal brand. This event will be a virtual panel discussion around how you can rebrand yourself while remaining genuine, and continue to improve your brand throughout your career. Participants will have time to do some self-reflection, and have the opportunity to network with others in the session in multiple breakout rooms.
Mary Jo Baweja, director of business development, Ulliance
Mary Jo is a Clinical Psychologist, who has spent most of her career helping organizations and leaders. After working in a hospital as staff Psychologist, and managing an outpatient clinical practice, she realized the value of Employee Assistance Programs. It was there that she honed her skills of leader development and consulting. She took this experience and went into the world of Career Transition Services. Having spent 13 years in this world, Mary Jo helped hundreds of people understand the importance of personal branding. Today Mary Jo continues to provide consulting to leaders and individuals hoping to achieve over-all well being. Mary Jo is currently Director of Business Development at Ulliance. For nearly 30 years, Ulliance has offered a comprehensive suite of services that keep your employees emotionally and physically fit. Their services are designed with two key well-being factors in mind – to help reduce behavioral healthcare costs and increase employee productivity and retention by truly caring and helping your people.
Lorrena Black, vice president of leadership development for Inforum
Lorrena currently serves as the vice president of leadership development for Inforum. In this position, Lorrena oversees the strategic direction, delivery and sales of all Inforum leadership development programs. This position works collaboratively with the CEO, Board of Directors Leadership Programs Committee and colleagues to determine the strategic direction for leadership programming, ensuring that the program portfolio is relevant, in demand, effective, and sustainable. Prior to Inforum, Lorrena served as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. During her time at Edward Jones, Lorrena partnered with individuals and small businesses to create personalized investment solutions in efforts to achieve their short and long-term goals; by providing investment updates, portfolio selection, and individualized retirement plans. From 1997 until 2018 Lorrena served honorably as an active duty service member in the United States Army, where she deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism and earned numerous awards and recognition. She continues to serve as a Captain in the Army Reserves.
Sara Hiipakka, senior vice president, human resources consulting director for Comerica Bank
Sara Hiipakka is a senior vice president, human resources consulting director for Comerica Bank. She currently supports approximately 2,000 colleagues in three divisions: The Service Company (Technology, Operations, Real Estate, and Security), Finance (including Procurement), and Human Resources. Sara has also previously supported various other corporate staffs including Enterprise Risk, Audit/Asset Quality Review and Legal. In her current role, she is partnering with her clients on various initiatives in the areas of business strategy, talent management, compensation, employee development, performance management, employee relations, engagement initiatives, and organizational design.
Laura Khalil is an executive coach who helps clients develop the confidence, clarity and courage to become forces of badassery. She has spoken to audiences on courage, verbal self-defense and personal branding at WeWork, Creative Mornings, Consumers Energy, Zingtrain, Intermitten, Ladies Get Paid and Bamboo Detroit. She built a multi-six figure business working with name brands such as Twitter, Intel, GE and more on global initiatives. Laura teaches the keys to her success. Her talks and programs include a mix of inspiration, mindset development and actionable next steps to ensure that students leave inspired and empowered to go after their dreams. To read more about Laura click here.
Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Place: Virtual platform. Link will be sent to those who register.
Cost: $15 members, $25 nonmembers
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TechnologyNEXT brings together Inforum members who are working in technology to expand their professional knowledge and foster intentional connections.
Whether you own a technology-related business; work in technology development, sales or marketing; or are a self-described techie - this group is for you!
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