ADVOCATE! is a multi-part series tackling issues of advocacy in the workplace. Effective advocacy is critical to achieving your professional goals at all career stages, whether getting that first striking opportunity, negotiating, finding (and being!) a good mentor, advancing into leadership positions, or impacting broader societal issues. All require advocacy.
The series will give you a range of tools and perspectives to draw from as you advocate for yourself, others within the workplace and make positive change in your broader community. Sessions will be tailored to women's specific issues when tackling these issues--all are welcome and encouraged to join! Each installment of the series will have a unique format and feature experts and guest speakers.
Self-advocacy is its art form. In this virtual interactive workshop, public speaking coach Amanda Hennessey will share strategies for coming from a place of strength, clarity, and confidence when advocating for yourself. The last half hour will be for a Q&A session where Amanda will field your burning questions!
Amanda Hennessey helps innovators and visionaries to speak with power and ease so they can change the rooms or zooms they are in without self-doubt or losing precious sleep. Through one-on-one coaching and customized corporate workshops, she helps these game-changers experience public speaking as an adventure with exciting risks, discoveries, and massive rewards rather than as a horror movie with terror, hiding, and dread. Amanda is the Founder of Boston Public Speaking and San Diego Public Speaking. She’s also the Co-Founder of Leap Media Training and Boston Acting Classes.
Amanda has helped individuals such as entrepreneurs, artists, executives, scientists, TV Chefs and a woman who climbed Mount Everest communicate with power, clarity, and charisma. She is the author of Your Guide to Public Speaking: Build Your Confidence, Find Your Voice, Inspire Your Audience. Amanda has a background in performance; she received her MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School and has acted in plays, films, and commercials.
The Women in Design Professional Development Committee thanks Safdie Architects for sponsoring this event.