“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ~A. Einstein

100+ Women Who Care Fairfield County – Fairfield County, CT
Pitch Presenter/Speaker at 100+WWC’s quarterly meeting.  Pitch presentation for fundraising toward ELSS of Fairfield County, a nonprofit ESL/EL program benefitting immigrant high school students in Norwalk, CT.  ELSS of Fairfield County is a nonprofit client and community-based partner of Hopson Consultancy, LLC.  100+WWC’s women giving circle members will vote and determine funding award at the Q3 meeting – July 2021

Fordham University/Diversity Action Coalition – New York, NY
Featured alumni speaker at Fordham’s First Generation Celebration offering congratulatory support and encouragement to students who are the first in their families to graduate college.  The event featured Fr. McShane and three alumni speakers, all of whom were first-generation students – May 2021

100+ Women Who Care Fairfield County – Fairfield County, CT
Pitch Presenter/Speaker at 100+WWC’s quarterly meeting.  Pitch presentation for fundraising toward ELSS of Fairfield County, a nonprofit ESL/EL program benefitting immigrant high school students in Norwalk, CT.  ELSS of Fairfield County is a nonprofit client and community-based partner of Hopson Consultancy, LLC.  100+WWC’s women giving circle members will vote and determine funding award at the Q2 meeting – April 2021

Fordham University/Office of Career Services – New York, NY
Panelist for the Womxn in Workspaces/Women Breaking Barriers virtual symposium targeting Fordham Alumni and industry professionals who have careers that are non-traditional and/or are dominated by men. This event will bring together women of different backgrounds to discuss the barriers they broke while transitioning in careers/roles that are often difficult to obtain – March 2021

Apex International Education Partners (AIEP) – Derby, CT
Professional Development Trainer in executive functioning skills development to cross-departmental onsite & remote staff.  Trainees participated in an interactive session for new approaches and methods to their EF skills development.  Participants included Local-School Coordinators, Student Coordinators and cross-departmental staff – September 2019

Fordham University/Mentorship Milestone Program – New York, NY
Keynote speaker at Fordham’s Milestone: Mentor & Mentee kick-off meeting.  150+ attendees included a loyal network of alumni professionals willing to volunteer their time on behalf of the University, and motivated undergraduate students eager to prepare themselves for success – October 2018

Westfair Rides, Inc. Board Retreat – Bedford, NY
Board trainer of a mini-planning board & staff retreat.  Full-day organizational training focused on the fundamentals and reflected on the vision, mission, and strategic goals providing an opportunity for board members, staff and volunteers to plan for an effective strategic planning retreat – July 2018

NCCJ & Person-to-Person – New Canaan, CT
Social Justice Educator/Facilitator Consultant for NCCJ’s Workplace Program for Person-to-Person, a community agency serving lower Fairfield County, CT.  Full-day training examined systems of oppression & privilege, focusing on race and class.  Executive leadership to volunteer staff, worked through interactive activities and dialogue topics expanding awareness, enhancing communication skills, and boosting DEI competence – June 2018

Barbara E. Giordano Foundation’s Board Retreat – White Plains, NY
Board trainer of board retreat for inter-functional coordination and communication gaps.  Board retreatants received leadership training, planning strategies, and team building activities that: a) identified barriers to collaboration, and b) improved trust, connections, and cohesiveness for better board relations – June 2018

NCCJ & Person-to-Person – Norwalk & Darien, CT
Social Justice Educator/Facilitator Consultant for NCCJ’s Workplace Program for Person-to-Person, a community agency serving lower Fairfield County, CT.  Two-day Diversity in the Workplace staff-volunteer training workshop had an interactive approach to looking at the systems of oppression and privilege.  Topics included, but are not limited to, race, gender, LGBTQ, abilities, class etc.  Workshop outcomes included enhanced communication skills, and cultural competence development to create a more inclusive work environment – May 2018

Fordham University/Mentorship Milestone Program – New York, NY
Guest speaker at Fordham’s Milestone: Mentor Appreciation Reception.  Attendees included a loyal network of alumni professionals willing to volunteer their time on behalf of the University, and motivated undergraduate students eager to prepare themselves for success – May 2018

SUNY/Purchase College & New Frontiers in Learning – Purchase, NY
Guest lecturer of a career preparedness workshop for Purchase Cornerstone Program ASD college students.  Participants from art, history, and social science majors gained employment-readiness skills necessary to become confident and independent job seekers.  Workshop resource topics covered self-awareness, self-assessment, occupational profiling, job shadowing and resume templates – March 2018

NCCJ & Rocky Hill High School – Rocky Hill, CT
Social Justice Educator/Facilitation Consultant for NCCJ’s Leadership Bridges program for Rocky Hill High School. Two-day Diversity in School workshop focused on prejudice reduction, team building & leadership development via large & small group discussions, pair sharing, media presentations, and hands-on activities with goals to give strategies for their school climate change – January 2017

Ateneo de Manila University’s CORD – Quezon City, Philippines
Resource guest lecturer for CORD’s Performance and Rewards Management Certificate course program geared for HR and Organizational Development specialists.  Professional attendees from government, ASEAN, small to large companies throughout the Philippines were equipped with tools for designing and implementing a strategic performance and rewards management program within their own organization and/or company – July 2016

UCONN Stamford SSS/CAP Office – Stamford, CT
Guest lecturer – Career Development Workshop: Fast Track with Facts & Drive for first year experience students of high-potential underrepresented minority and first-generation students at Stamford campus with lecture topics on the effects of current “gig-to-gig” job market, job retention rates, and national networking percentages. Students completed a self-assessment checklist and reviewed an online career toolkit for further career exploration and job market stats – April 2016

Fordham University/Alumni Milestone Program – New York, NY
Guest speaker – Skills Development Workshop for Fordham Mentees at the Lincoln Center Campus with interactive skill development exercises, discussions topics on networking presentation, pitch for internship and job readiness purposes – December 2015

UCONN Stamford SSS/CAP Office – Stamford, CT
Guest lecturer – Creative Leadership lecture series for students of high-potential underrepresented minority and first-generation students at Stamford campus with lecture topics on Creativity, Collaboration & Communication and Leadership, along with skill development topics covering the power of the personal pitch and overall presentation – October 2015, November 2015


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State of Connecticut’s Department of Administrative Services
Diversity Champion in Business,
Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals
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