Navigating the corporate world can be difficult. Surviving vs. succeeding involves an intricate dance of placating the masses and expressing your authentic self. Leadership and inclusion expert Sumayyah Emeh-Edu shows you how to develop and execute a strategic plan to reach your professional goals.
Although skills and competencies are imperative, social capital can be just as important in securing promotions or dream projects. Research shows that increased visibility and amplification of contributions can be the crucial bump needed for seizing opportunities – especially for underrepresented groups.
You will learn the first step in creating an effective plan is understanding your own strengths and value to your organization. Through an inclusive lens, gain perspectives on the unspoken rules of engagement, managing microaggressions and how pay it forward. And learn how garner and rally mentors and sponsors – they're necessary allies in building support.
About Sumayyah Emeh-Edu
Sumayyah Emeh-Edu is the Founder and Principal Strategist at Embedded Consulting. She has more than 15 years of professional experience leading various initiatives within higher education and corporate sectors, focused primarily on diversity and professional development. In that time, she has successfully organized Tech Inclusion and The Better Man Conference, as well as managed engagement programs with clients such as Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, Asana and Oracle.
Hailing from organizations such as Change Catalyst, Keller Center for Corporate Learning and Laureate Education, Sumayyah understands systemic inequities throughout the education-workforce pipeline. This insight was an impetus to commit her career to challenge the status quo for inclusion.
Sumayyah founded The Ally Movement in November 2016 to provide tools for those with privilege to take action. She is also a Board Member for Techtonica, an apprenticeship program for women to gain programming skills. Professional affiliations include the following: ATD Golden Gate Chapter, National Diversity Council, and Women’s Global Leadership Initiative.
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