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Concurrent Session
Unleashed: From Caregiver to the C-Suite
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 10/31/2023 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Beginner (Committing to DEI), Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn techniques to propel their careers while overcoming adversity and effectively managing work-life integration. 

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

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C-Suite roles are rewarding, demanding, and may seem to be unattainable for professionals who desire work-life integration. Three-time, multi-industry CHRO Carmen Canales will share her career and personal journey as a latina and mother of a profoundly special needs daughter, while balancing the roles of executive, partner, parent and caregiver.  This session is an entertaining, poignant, and inspiring story that offers a roadmap for career progression and personal fulfillment while managing real, competing priorities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn techniques to use your personal circumstances to drive empathy and create a winning culture.
  • Use resilience and vulnerability to propel your career.
  • Discover tips to manage conflict and use your voice.

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

Carmen I. Canales Photo
Carmen I. Canales, Founder and Principal Consultant,
Channels Consulting Group