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Networking: Become a Self-Promotion Pioneer | 2019 Session

Networking is no longer just about schmoozing at an occasional event after work. It happens in person and online and it’s a 24/7 job. Self-promotion, although not always comfortable for people (especially women and introverts) is a critical aspect of networking in 2019. Communications strategist Karen Wickre opens this session with her insights and step by step advice, followed by a conversation with expert panelists to discuss ways to nail that first impression and how to present yourself that creates the brand you want before someone brands you on their own. Attendees will walk away inspired and armed to become a self-promotion pioneer whether you’re sitting behind a screen or in the flesh.

Thought Leader: Karen Wickre, former editorial director, Twitter, connector and communications expert


  • Susan Davey, co-founder, Prepare to Launch U
  • Kate Reed, vice president, performance marketing, IBM Security
  • Yai Vargas, founder and CEO, The Latinista, networking and Linkedin Ninja and Author

Emcee: Elizabeth Traynor, communications lead, global employee communications, Converse