Leveraging Strengths & Impact: The Playbook for Building Social Capital with Sumayyah Emeh-Edu

Navigating the corporate world can be difficult. Surviving vs. succeeding involves an intricate dance of placating the masses and expressing your authentic self. Leadership and inclusion expert Sumayyah Emeh-Edu will show you how to develop and execute a strategic plan to reach your professional goals.

Although skills and competencies are imperative, social capital can be just as important in securing promotions or dream projects. Research shows that increased visibility and amplification of contributions can be the crucial bump needed for seizing opportunities…especially for underrepresented groups.

You will learn the first step in creating an effective plan is understanding your own strengths and value to your organization. Through an inclusive lens, gain perspectives on the unspoken rules of engagement, managing microaggressions and how to pay it forward. And lastly, learn how to garner and rally mentors and sponsors, who are necessary allies in building support.

Open to men and women at all levels. Light appetizers will be served.

Doors for registration and networking at 5:00pm, Program begins at 6:00pm

Parking located behind the SC12 building. Lots can be accessed from Juliette Lane.

Investment:       $49; free to PBWC members

Sumayyah Emeh-Edu is the Founder and Principal Strategist of Embedded Consulting and Sr. Strategist for the Inclusionary Leadership Group. She has over 15 years’ professional experience leading various initiatives within higher education and corporate sectors, focused primarily on diversity and professional development. In that time, Sumayyah has successfully organized Tech Inclusion and The Better Man Conference, as well as supported clients such as Asana, Blue Shield of CA and Oracle.

Hailing from organizations such as Change Catalyst, Keller Center for Corporate Learning and Laureate Education, Sumayyah understands systemic inequities throughout the education-workforce pipeline. This insight was an impetus to commit her career to challenge the status quo for inclusion.

Sumayyah is also a Board Member for Techtonica, an apprenticeship program for women and non-binary adults to gain programming skills. Professional affiliations include the following: ATD Golden Gate Chapter, National Diversity Council, and Women’s Global Leadership Initiative.