Why NOW is the Time to Prioritize Professional Development – Webinar

It’s the right conversation at the right time. Join #GirlsClub Founder, LB, and her crew of awesome experts for an incredibly important discussion about “Why NOW is the Time to Prioritize Professional Development.” We’ll discuss why and how both employees and employers can get started with professional development. Hey, the employment landscape is shifting, and if you don’t get ahead now you’ll be very behind.

You’ll hear from leaders at some of the most employee-centric organizations on how they are supporting employees to better themselves, AND from women who’ve invested the time (and how they did it!)

During this panel discussion, you’ll hear:

  • What employees expect
  • Why we have to address this issue NOW (“The Great Resignation”)
  • How much time and money do we spend?
  • Low cost/no cost ways to develop (mentoring, book clubs, job shadowing)
  • Making room to invest in yourself (and is it worth it?)
  • Questions to ask to find employers who will invest in you
  • How to ask your company for the support you aren’t getting
  • Best practices for outsourcing development to move faster

This webinar is perfect for:

  • HR/hiring managers struggling to recruit talent in a job seekers market
  • Leaders trying to retain and promote employees
  • Individual contributors hoping to get into management
  • Anyone trying to level-up their career
  • Enablement and training leaders trying to do more, faster
  • CEOs who’ve never budgeted to train employees before
  • YOU, who isn’t making time to grow your own career

Whether you’re looking for a development-minded employer or you’re trying to do better attracting and retaining talent, it’s the right workshop at the right time. Join us!


Meet the Panelists

Erika Lance

With 25+ years of experience and several prestigious awards, such as the 2021 OnCon HR Professional of the Year Award, Erika Lance is truly a distinguished leader in the Human Resources field. Currently, Erika is the Chief Human Resources Officer at KnowBe4, the world’s largest integrated platform for security awareness training and simulated phishing. Here, she ensures KnowBe4 continues to run properly while maintaining a unique and fun company culture. Under her leadership, the People Operations team has grown from just 10 team members to over 50 team members in 11 countries across 6 continents. Erika is most well known for her radical transparency and her people-centric approach to Human Resources.

Lori Dunn

Lori Dunn is a sales leader with a deep desire to propel the energy transition and track record increasing organizational revenue and reach. She is passionate about creating company culture that celebrates both personal and professional growth. A deep focus on mentoring employees and up-and-coming energy and sales professionals, into careers that highlight their strengths.

Rakhi Voria

Rakhi Voria is the Vice President of Sales at Procore Technologies. She has a strong passion for advancing women in sales and millennials in business and regularly shares her thoughts on these topics by speaking at conferences and writing publications as a member of the Forbes Business Development Council. She was named a Top 100 Global Sales Leader by The Modern Sale in 2021, a Top Sales Keynote Speaker in 2020, and a Top Sales Woman to Watch in 2019.

Judy Buchholz

Judy is the Senior Vice President, Americas Sales, Pegasystems Inc. leading the go-to-market teams for client relationship and solution consulting across the major industries and all client sets. Prior to joining Pegasystems, she held numerous leadership positions, most recently as the IBM Managing Director for Citigroup as well as Morgan Stanley. She was responsible for global IBM teams and senior client relationships to drive cloud, AI and modernization programs. Judy is passionate about Women’s Leadership and chair of the Iona College Women’s Board and is an active member of the Women’s Bond Club and Women of Power & Passion.

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