#bossbabesATX Shop Talk with recruitHER: Control Your Career Like A Boss(Babe)


This event is part of #bossbabesATX Shop Talks, a series of workshops taught by different women in the Austin community.

Whether you’re a full-time entrepreneur, working on a side project in addition to your day job, or a creative type with a traditional 9-to-5, it pays to make plans for your career path (even if you later ditch them for a different plan).

On Thursday, August 20 at Friends & NeighborsrecruitHER co-founders Ashley Doyal and Gina Helfrich will discuss the knowledge and know-how you need to control your career like a boss. 

The event starts at 6 p.m., so attendees can mingle and shop a special 15% off sale, courtesy of Friends and Neighbors for #bossbabesATX. The shop talk will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.

The workshop will cover hot topics, such as battling unconscious bias, stereotype threat and impostor syndrome, as well as bread and butter skills like how to navigate your next job search, find and approach mentors, make yourself easier for recruiters to find on LinkedIn, and craft a compelling resume and cover letter. You’ll also learn some clutch strategies for how to negotiate your salary during a job offer, with specific tips on gender differences in successful negotiation styles.


Gina's Bio:
Gina Helfrich, Ph.D. has been actively involved in promoting women’s leadership and inclusion for over 12 years and is an expert in women's and gender studies. She is the former Director of the Harvard College Women's Center at Harvard University and earned her doctorate in philosophy with a certificate in women’s studies from Emory University. Gina is a Co-Founder of recruitHER, a women-owned, full-service agency committed to connecting technology companies with diverse, qualified candidates. She is also Founder and Principal Consultant for Third Coast InnovateHER, a gender diversity consulting firm, and Founder of Feminist Hack, a community organization for people of all genders to work together towards a more women-friendly technology scene in Austin. In addition to hustling on these side projects, Gina serves as Communications Director for NumFOCUS, a nonprofit that supports and promotes world-class, innovative, open source scientific software.

Ashley's Bio:
As a recruiting & HR leader in the Austin tech community, Ashley Doyal has spent the last 7 years recruiting and retaining diverse teams for a variety of technology and gaming companies (Electronic Arts, Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media, Pandora). Ashley is also a co-founder of recruitHER, a women-owned, full-service agency committed to connecting technology companies with diverse, qualified candidates. She is a passionate and vocal advocate for diversity and accessibility in tech and was a founding member of Electronic Arts' Diversity & Inclusion Guild. As a featured speaker, coach, and volunteer, Ashley has worked to celebrate and empower young women in STEM through partnerships with The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, GirlStart, GENAustin, BlackGirlsCode, and Women In Games International, among others.

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