Women In Agile (WIA): How Women Rise

Tampa WIA Mission: Thinking globally & acting locally to amplify & empower women in agile.

6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking and Food

6:30 – 8:00 PM – Main Event: How Women Rise

One of the most profound leadership books in two decades, How Women Rise by Marshall Goldsmith and Sally Helgesen (2018), highlights 13 habits (and practices) that many of us successfully employed to advance to middle management. Originally written with a female audience in mind, How Women Rise explores strategies to tweak our practices to open the doors to C suite opportunities.

Our speaker this month, Carol Dekkers, attended a private workshop by the authors last summer in New York City and will share insights and highlights sure to propel you to greater heights in your own career.

35 books ($21 each including tax) will be available on site. Please bring cash if you would like to purchase a book.

Carol Dekkers is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker and author (The IT Measurement Compendium; Practical Project Estimation; and dozens of other titles) whose passion lies in working with organizations who want to measurably improve their competitiveness and change their corporate culture to be inclusive, productive and relevant. She is an organizer with the Heart of Agile meetup and Agile Open Florida, and is a certified scrum master and project management professional.

As a classically trained engineer (Mechanical) with years of experience in male dominated industries (such as engineering, technology, and international standards), Carol is passionate about finding ways for people to thrive and succeed by creating inclusive and diverse communities at work.

Thanks to our generous sponsors: Malwarebytes for the space and the Eliassen Group for food and beverages.

IMPORTANT! — We take RSVPs seriously! RSVP count for this session is limited to 45 people. If you RSVP to a Meetup, please show up. If you RSVP and are unable to attend, please change your RSVP when you know you can’t make it, even if it’s the same day as the event.

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