Today’s companies are looking more and more to diversify their workforce. However, many women and underrepresented groups are still having difficulties getting their foot in the door and propelling their careers in an upward direction. It can be intimidating and confusing to figure out how to push your career forward when you feel you lack experience or skills to support your application. Networking can also be tricky if you don’t have a place to start.
Whether you are a job-seeker or interested in how to be a better ally and champion to create a better and more balanced workforce, this discussion will benefit you. Listen to our guest speakers, Allison Park and Blanca Leon-Carter, as they share some insights and ideas into how to open doors in our Trailblazer Community.
Principal Enterprise Architect
Allison has been working in the Salesforce ecosystem as both a customer and a consultant for over eight years. She holds 5 Salesforce certifications (and counting!) and is a Trailhead Ranger. Allison is a RAD graduate and a soon to be RAD2 graduate. She is a Chicago WIT co-leader and a member of WIT DEV’s and Ladies Be Architects. Allison is working to climb the CTA pyramid and always looking to learn new things on the platform. https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonapark
Personable Information Systems professional with over 15+ years of experience. Passionate about community empowerment, lifelong learning, and breaking down barriers. She is a Salesforce Consultant at Slalom. Her current career endeavors reside in learning to code and helping others on their learning adventures. Blanca co-leads the Chicago Developers Group, is the VP of Community Engagement for RAD Women, and the producer of the DEVel-UP podcast.