Diversity & Inclusion at ESPC19

Heading to the European SharePoint, Office 365, & Azure Conference in Prague next month? If you are, don’t miss Content Panda CMO, Heather Newman. She’ll be teaming up again this year with Kaurana Gatimu to lead three Diversity & Inclusion workshops. Check out what they have planned and be sure to register!

Heather Newman and Karuana Gatimu preview ESPC19

Becoming authentic, always learning and mastering our power skills are mantras for the modern professional. But how? Join Karuana Gatimu, Lead of the Customer Advocacy Group for Microsoft Teams Engineering and Heather Newman, Microsoft MVP, and Co-Founder Chief Marketing Officer, Content Panda, as they host guided workshops in our Community Area on Leadership, Networking, and Mentoring so you can build confidence in these areas. Heather and Karuana will also dive into the new program on the Microsoft Tech Community focused on Diversity and Inclusion: Humans of IT so you can find and stay connected with like-minded individuals in tech.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 14:00-15:00

Karuana and Heather will discuss how showing respect, empathy, and kindness to those you work with builds trust across your team. We will discuss tactics for establishing your base of knowledge in your field, tools for authentic communication and how to leading with compassion all of which are tools for becoming a great leader.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 14:00-15:00

Karuana and Heather will discuss networking skills for both introverts and extroverts. Explore ways to be comfortable in those first-time meetings and deepen your existing professional relationships. Networking is about listening as much as it is about talking. We’ll look at how to create your “why” elevator pitch and a list of tactics to take with you for all your networking moments.


Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 15:15-16:15

Karuana and Heather will discuss the benefits of both being and having a mentor. Having an outside eye to your career from both perspectives is crucial to your growth. Anyone who’s ever participated in mentoring will tell you that, “We learn when we teach and we teach when we learn.” We’ll look at how to choose a mentor and how to sign up to get one via the Community Mentors Tribute App that is a part of the Microsoft Tech Community.

Find out what the other speakers have planned. Subscribe to our #ESPC19 Speaker Twitter list and be sure to follow the European SharePoint Office 365 & Azure Conference @EuropeanSP!

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