Thursday, January 26, 2023 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Circuit: Emerging Leaders Toolkit Series powered by Microsoft — Session 1

Powered by Microsoft, this professional development series focuses on the powerful pathways of communication, strategy, and professional branding to provide emerging leaders with the skills and resources to enhance their career. Experts from Chicago’s top companies will lead one-hour sessions on important focus areas, including leveling up your LinkedIn, the art of negotiation, career mapping, and more. Sessions will be followed by a networking lunch and professional headshots. Upon completion, attendees will receive a certificate from Microsoft and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees have the ability to select one pathway for each session. After registration, additional information will be provided to rank the preferred pathway. Space is limited for each pathway.

Communication: Powerful Presenter
Strengthen your ability to identify, plan, and present data efficiently and effectively.

Kevin Gates

Principal Cloud Solution Architect | Microsoft

Strategy: Career Mapping & Upward Mobility
Explore your options and plan your growth for the future.

Melissa Lynn

Senior Industry Director, Financial Services | Microsoft

Professional Branding: Leveling Up Your LinkedIn
Build a profile that helps you stand out and maximizes your potential to network.

Nisaini Rexach

Community Engagement Lead | Microsoft

Kelly Finzer

Senior Account Director | LinkedIn

Schedule of Activities

10:45 – 11 | Check-In & Networking
11 – 12 | Session Instruction (3)
12 – 12:15 | Break & Headshots
12:15 – 12:45 | Networking Lunch
12:45 – 1 | Wrap-Up

Emerging Leaders Chicago engages and develops the next generation of Chicagoland business leaders. For young professionals, it builds relationships, cultivates skills and talent, and creates an inclusive community of future leaders.

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Additional Information

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Tickets are Limited. Only a certain number or tickets are available for this event. All purchases are final, non-transferable and non-refundable.

In-Person Event

Registration is required to attend. 



200 E Randolph St, #200
Chicago IL, 60601