Making an impression is not a choice; it’s an inevitability. Whether you know it or not, people are observing your words and actions. When you sit with your peers, do others ask to hear your thoughts? When there’s a decision to be made do people seek out your ideas?
You can be the smartest person in the room but if you don’t have the presence to go along with it, you’ll lose all the influence you’re working and striving toward. Much of how women (and men) are perceived as leaders is tied to the way they communicate. In the male-dominated environment of tech and the C-Suite, it becomes even more important for women to convey confidence and credibility. If you want your voice and authority to be heard and respected, a powerful executive presence is required.
The good news is that it can be learned! And, it can be applied in a way that is authentic and unique to you. You'll walk away from this workshop with techniques and tricks to help you have a more confident and powerful presence in your work. Be a leader people want to listen to and believe in. We'll help you get there.
About the Facilitator:
Karen Houghton is the CEO and Founder of Infinite Giving, a modern investment firm for nonprofits. Previously Karen served as the Vice President of Atlanta Tech Village, America’s 4th largest tech hub. During her tenure, Village startups collectively raised over $2B, created more than 9,000 jobs, and were a driving force behind the rise of innovation in the southeast. Karen also served as a Venture Partner with Atlanta Ventures helping with early stage investments in outstanding technology founders who were building companies from scratch.
In addition to her tech and investment background, Karen was also the Founder and an Executive Director of a nonprofit, the Do Good Initiative. Today she actively serves on several nonprofit boards.
Karen has been the recipient of the Women In Technology's Woman of the Year Award and ATP's Impact Award in 2019, Berry College's Distinguished Alumni Entrepreneurial Spirit Award in 2020, and has been recognized as one of Salesforce’s 10 Small Business Women Who Inspire.
Ladies of Atlanta, it’s time to come together to make the phrase “Women in Tech” obsolete! Join us as we openly discuss personal and professional growth, challenges in the workplace, community involvement, and whatever else is on your mind. Our Village can be the one to make women in tech the status quo.
Second Wednesday of the Month 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mission: To empower women in tech through a kick-ass network, intentional teaching & purposeful community because it does take a village.Our goal is to make to Atlanta the number one place for “women in tech” (because clearly it’s not Silicon Valley).
Thank you to our sponsors at Google and Founders Legal!