Wednesday, November 15, 2023

November 15, 2023

Grow your content career: How to wrangle influence, ambiguity, and autonomy


Shannon Leahy

6:00 pm

Pacific Time



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“Leadership.” “Leveling up.” It’s not always clear what these terms mean, or how they might manifest in your career. Or, it might feel like you have to change who you are to fit into some stereotypical mold.

To help you chart your path, we’ll demystify three key skills to grow in: establishing influence, navigating ambiguity, and working autonomously. And, most importantly, we’ll talk about how to build these skills while honoring what makes you, you. You can grow in your career without sacrificing your values or losing your soul.

You’ll leave this session knowing:

  • The true value of influence, ambiguity, and autonomy
  • How to spot the parallels in these dimensions across individual contributor and people manager career paths
  • How to identify and use practical, real-world methods to build and practice these skills
  • Specific ways to demonstrate your skills that feel authentic and true to you

About the speaker(s)

Shannon Leahy

Shannon has worked at the intersection of words, strategy, design, and people for more than 15 years. As a senior design manager, Shannon has led both content design teams and multidisciplinary UX teams. Shannon calls Richmond, Virginia, home and organizes meetups for the local content and UX communities. When she’s not exclaiming about error messages, you can find her snuggling up for movie night with her family and two dogs. Shannon’s favorite neutral is leopard print. Her superpower is asking questions ... lots of questions.

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