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Tuesday, August 11 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Unlocking the Potential - Allies, Mentors and Sponsors

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Life is like a long sea voyage, it requires a crew to successfully reach the destination. As you work to achieve personal and professional success, how can you enlist the support of your crew? The first step is building your crew - identifying the roles that are needed and the individuals to fill them.

In this session, we’ll dig into 3 key roles: ally, mentor and sponsor. We’ll look at the differences between these roles and how each one provides a unique form of support. We’ll then focus on the role you play in cultivating and maintaining these relationships over time. At the conclusion of this session, you’ll walk away with specific actions you can take to build and refine your crew.

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Melissa Bloom

Principal, M Bloom Consulting
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Keith Bagley

Associate Clinical Professor & Director - MS ALIGN, Northeastern University
Dr. Bagley is an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences, and also serves as the Boston-based Director for Khoury’s ALIGN program which focuses on broadening participation in computing via an accessible (yet... Read More →
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Dele Downs Kooley

CEO/Founder & #1 Best Selling Author, Dele Kooley Coaching
Dele Downs Kooley (sounds like Deli) is the founder of Dele Kooley Coaching. A Senior leader in Diversity & Inclusion (most recently at Microsoft) she combines her corporate expertise with insights from her 20-year journey in learning, leadership, development, diversity and inclusion... Read More →
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Megan Kolkman

VP Strategic Customer Relationships, WorkBoard Inc.

Tuesday August 11, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT