Since joining Alchemy Shannon has ventured into doing some Lightning Talks around town, often on the topic of networking and authenticity. You may have seen her at the PDX Women in Tech April Happy Hour or the Technology Association of Oregon’s Tech Ignite v. 10 event in May. She'll also be speaking at the ACT-W conference in June put on by ChickTech. (Register here and use SPEAKER10 for a discount!) Her topic has been on “Keeping it Authentic” which is key to everything she does.
Shannon not only motivates everyone in the room to work hard at their craft and dial in their elevator pitches while being true to themselves, but she’s also asked everyone, regardless of their background or upbringing, and especially if they represent the majority in the workplace, to make it a safe place for everyone, everywhere to be vulnerable and genuine. Otherwise, as she says, authenticity can’t exist.
If you take our program here at Alchemy, you’ll get an opportunity to work with her directly. As Director of Career Services, Shannon leads students to hone in on all of their professional skills, to learn to grow their network, to dial in their resume, and to interview like a rockstar.