Student Leadership Symposium
The Re:Border Student Leadership Symposium is the second biannual symposium hosted by International Affairs, and it aims to grow students and the SDSU community's skills and knowledge in various transborder and international issues and topics. The theme for Spring 2023 is International Leadership, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and Community Bridge-Building. Karen Hinds, Founder and CEO of Workplace Success Group, will be teaching us the importance of becoming equipped as emerging leaders in our transborder community, and beyond.
Participants will receive a copy of Ms. Hinds's book: Get Along, Get Ahead, 101 Courtesies for the New Workplace, as well as an International Affairs journal and pen.
This event is made possible by the Student Success Fee Award.
Founder and CEO of Workplace Success Group, with over twenty years of experience as a trusted advisor to C-Suite executives, Karen is committed to building talented leaders and inclusive cultures worldwide.
Originally from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Karen left the island at age 15 with her parents and siblings to pursue educational opportunities in the United States. The transition to a new country, culture, and school made it imperative for Karen to learn how to adapt to change quickly, thrive as an outsider, and build strategic relationships. It also drives her passion for equipping the next generation through her work.
As the author of five books and a sought-after speaker, Karen has been quoted, featured, and written articles for top publications such as Black Enterprise, Family Circle, and The Boston Globe. She has also worked with organizations such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Webster Bank, and the Girl Scouts of Connecticut, among many others.
Karen also supports young development initiatives such as STEMSVG and Madre Latina’s College Scholarship Fund. She is also the Vice President of the Community Foundation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and sits on the United Way of Greater Waterbury board.
Join us for Karen’s keynotes and workshops to discover how to adapt to change, thrive as an outsider, and build strategic relationships. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a global leader and make meaningful connections with fellow professionals!
10:05 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Opening Keynote: You Can Grow Your Leadership and Confidence!
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Workshop #1: Power, Presence, and Impact: A guide for Emerging Women Leaders
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Workshop #2: Start Building Your Power Circles Now!
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Closing Keynote: step Bodly Into Your Greatness
2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Faculty, Staff, and Guests are also Welcome!