Empower Your Identity, Elevate Your Career


Real people, real issues, real talk.

The UW Alumni Association is proud to present three free online conversations about navigating our rapidly changing working world. They will touch on topics affecting people with diverse identities and allies as they navigate the realities of the modern workforce. Join us Fridays from April 5 to April 19 for these live, interactive online workshops.

In order to encourage candid discussions, these workshops will not be recorded.

Empowered Ascent: Navigating Your Career Compass in an Intersectional, Diverse Landscape

Fri. April 5, 2024  |  12 p.m. PT

Speaker: Lindsay Hua

Technology leader Lindsay Hua takes you on a compelling and pragmatic journey into career development. Along the way, she will share tips on navigating the professional terrain as a wife, mother, immigrant and person of color. Explore the nuances of networking, examine the impact of community engagement and delve into the vital importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We’ll also discuss cultivating advocates to accelerate your career growth.

Join us for the insightful session that transcends borders and offers a practical guide to achieving success in a multifaceted professional world.

Meet Lindsay Hua

Navigating Career Growth and Parenthood

Fri. April 12, 2024  |  12 p.m. PT 

Speaker: Rashmi Rao | Sponsored by HLWF™ Alliance

In this session, we’ll explore strategies for professionals to balance career advancement with parenting responsibilities. With entrepreneur Rashmi Rao and Stephanie Lemek, we’ll delve into systemic challenges unique to parents in the corporate sphere, emphasizing empowerment through self-advocacy and resilience. A key part of this session will be the “Decades Exercise,” an empowering activity that helps participants envision their career trajectory over the next 10, 20, or 30 years. This exercise encourages long-term planning and goal setting, helping professionals to take control of their career paths and make strategic decisions that align with both their professional aspirations and parenting duties.

Meet Rashmi Rao

About HLWF™ Alliance

How to Foster Allyship at Work

Fri. April 19, 2024  |  12 p.m. PT 

Speakers: Elizabeth Hunter and Nancy Benter

BIPOC communities have historically experienced significant barriers in the workplace that extend into the current evolving workplace, that lack of diversity remains. This workshop explores strategies for BIPOC professionals to navigate supporting and doing DEI work in organizations. Elizabeth Hunter and Nancy Benter share ideas, advice and tools to create boundaries, take action, rest and determine your needs in your work life.

Meet Elizabeth Hunter

Meet Nancy Benter