Gyasi Ross at Young Professionals of Color Conference 2016
Your Leadership Narrative: Leveraging Your Story
The 2016 conference theme was Your Leadership Narrative: Leveraging Your Story. We focused on how young professionals of color can identify, express and leverage their personal and professional story for their individual and institutional success. Keynote speakiner Gyasi Ross, a Blackfoot essayist and writer, poet and speaker, lawyer and activist, inspired young professionals to know and tell their personal stories in order to leverage them for personal and professional change. In addition to the keynote, participants took a deeper dive into the conference theme by engaging in small break-out sessions focused around understanding and leveraging their stories, knowledge and value, bringing purpose to their involvement in the personal and professional community, and techniques for managing professional relationships.