Mari Schuldt and Genesis Lastrella Quicho: Women in the Workplace:Insights from the Executive Level
From Barbara Zorn-Arnold on October 11th, 2017
This presentation introduces an important conversation about common, research-based challenges faced by women in the workplace and what women can do to overcome these challenges in order to successfully develop their careers. Participants will feel empowered to fully embrace the strengths that they bring to work, and learn how to modify any behaviors that may be holding them back. This is different from other presentations because it allows participants to benefit from personal success stories - what has worked, what has hindered, and what kinds of behavior modification have improved career development. Joined by some of Ashford/Bridgepoint’s most influential women leaders, we will be asking candid and insightful questions, such as: What is one challenge or "assumed constraint" that has held you back, or prevented you from putting your name in the hat for a leadership opportunity? What do you think are the most important competencies for advancing in your career? What is something you, as a woman, are really great at in the workplace?
Mari Schuldt is an Army spouse, working mother, and Military Career and Alumni Services Specialist for Ashford University. As a military spouse, she has had to reinvent herself professionally several times. She earned her PhD at the University of Birmingham in England in 2009 and then launched a new career in student services. She started out instructing and delivering enrollment services to deployed military students while in a combat zone in Iraq. She is now passionate about helping women and Military Spouses overcome roadblocks to their careers, and this will be her second time presenting a webinar on Women in the Workplace.
Genesis Lastrella-Quicho is a sister, a daughter, a working mother, an educator, an advocate for social change, and a proud Filipino American. As the Manager of Career Services & Employer Outreach at Ashford University, she oversees and supports nontraditional, online, adult learners nationwide in their pursuit of their career goals. Genesis developed her professional expertise in through an extensive career in new student programs, multicultural centers, and career services. Throughout her extensive career in higher education, Genesis has sought opportunities to serve students through employing her passions for multicultural identity, social justice, and career and student development.