July 1


08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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Out in Tech

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Join 2 professional career & life coaches for an intimate session created for the Out in Tech BIPOC community!

Join Out in Tech’s BIPOC space for an in-depth introduction to the world of coaching and mentorship, led by professional coaches Courtney Bass Sherizen and Newaye Tedla. Courtney and Newaye will cover the importance of coaching for early, mid-career, and executive professionals. As QTBIPOC, a great coach can be of tremendous help in navigating white-dominant, heteronormative spaces, and we’re super excited to have their expertise and care available to our community. During the session, we’ll learn what coaching is, how to find a coach, and even how to become one. Bring your questions and an open mind!


About Courtney Bass Sherizen: As an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, Courtney Bass Sherizen (she/her) has spent her career developing and implementing strategies that both individuals and teams can leverage for meaningful collaboration and growth. She is currently the Global Lead of the HR Crisis Management Office at Google. Before this role, she was a People Partner at Google, where she coached and advised leaders on how to manage and motivate their teams. Courtney began her career as an 11th grade English teacher and has worked as a non-profit leader and a management consultant with Monitor Deloitte. Leading up to the 2008 Olympics, she founded a travel consultancy in Beijing and, in her spare time, had acting roles in a couple of Chinese soap operas. Courtney holds a B.A. in History from Harvard College, a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Coaching from Northwestern University.

About Newaye Tedla: Newaye Tedla (he/him) is a First Officer with United Airlines, the Founder of FlightMinded and a Professional Coach focusing on career development and personal growth. Having worked in the aviation industry for close to 20 years, Newaye found his passion stifled by a rigid work environment and homogeneous industry that leaves little space for one’s authentic self. As a queer black man and the son of immigrants, Newaye’s practice aims to empower his clients to achieve their goals — as ambitious as those may be — while remaining authentic. Newaye’s coaching style encourages vulnerability in a safe environment, compassion for oneself, and accountability for one’s objectives. Prior to joining United Airlines, Newaye spent 10 years in Business Aviation working for two Fortune 50 flight departments. He has completed his Coach Training from the Co-Active Training Institute.


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