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Society Salon: Having Difficult Conversations at Work

November 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Free

Join the Girl Advocacy League (GAL) for a panel on how to navigate difficult conversations at work. The event will cover topics such as:

  • Asking for a raise & talking about money
  • Tips for asking for a promotion
  • What to do if you don’t agree with your boss or coworkers
  • How to stand up for yourself in situations that you find uncomfortable

Our panelists are:

Michelle Lopez is the Director of Operations Services at Legal Zoom.

Kara Perez is the founder of Bravely, a pop-up financial literacy event company. Kara works as a financial coach and writer, and Bravely has hosted events across the US. Bravely’s mission is to give women practical and actionable financial advice to take control of their lives. Find Kara and learn more about Bravely at bravelygo.co or @webravelygo on Instagram.

Christina Furtado Holguin has been working in Communications for 15 years and currently leads communications for Dell EMC CTO John Roese. In her multifaceted career, she’s worked in public relations, executive, sales and crisis communications. A California native, Christina graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is currently living the newlywed life in Austin with her husband, Josh and Saint Bernard, Chewbacca.

Elvira Marin is a first-generation college graduate from Sam Houston State University, a native Texan, and a daughter of immigrants. Her passion for changing the world brought her to Breakthrough in 2016 where she recruits, trains, and places volunteers as the Volunteer Coordinator. A native Spanish speaker, Elvira holds a professional background in entrepreneurship, event planning, and customer service. Currently serving on the Directors of Volunteers in Austin Board, Elvira absolutely loves her role and is eager to foster a robust Breakthrough volunteer pool to help our fantastic students. A former rollergirl with Texas Roller Derby, popcorn lover, knitting hobbyist, cat cuddler, and video game and sci-fi enthusiast, she always has a story to tell or knowledge to share. Feel free to reach out to her anytime to learn more about Breakthrough, volunteering, or problem solving!

Holli Hulett believes in the power of knowledge and the importance of community to leverage success. Hulett manages the Austin chapter of Ladies Get Paid that gives women both business and life tools needed to value their worth, negotiate terms for growth, and to advocate for themselves in the workplace and beyond. Holli has nine years experience in e-commerce and telecom distribution where she manages operations, clients, partners and vendors. Bridging her passion and commitment to community engagement and the cultural arts, Holli serves as the Assistant Creative Director for the Aztlan Dance Company and board member of the historic Santa Cruz Theater.


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