Coffee + Conversation with Shannon Leahy

About the Event

Join us on Saturday, August 5th, at 10 AM for Coffee + Conversation with Shannon Leahy. Shannon will be discussing growing in your design career without losing your soul or sacrificing your values.

Grow your design career: Wrangling influence, ambiguity, and autonomy…without losing yourself!

“Leadership.” “Leveling up.” It’s not always clear what these terms mean, or how they might manifest in your career. Or, it might feel like you have to change who you are or what you value to fit into some stereotypical mold of a “design leader.”
To help you chart your path, we’ll explore three key skill areas to grow in: establishing influence, navigating ambiguity, and working autonomously. And, we’ll talk how to build these skills while honoring what makes you, you!

Also expect some real talk about the roles privilege, power dynamics, sponsors, and how luck plays into your career journey, too.

Enjoy delicious coffee or a mimosa, light breakfast foods, and design-centered discussion. 

About Shannon Leahy 

Shannon has worked at the intersection of words, strategy, design, and people for more than 15 years. Over her career, she’s held roles like web copywriter, SEO specialist, instructional designer, content strategist, and senior UX manager. Currently, she is a senior content design manager at Adobe.
Shannon calls Richmond, Virginia home, and organizes meetups for the local UX content community. When she’s not exclaiming about error messages, you can find her snuggling up for movie night with her family and two dogs. Shannon’s favorite neutral is leopard print. Her superpower is asking questions…lots of questions.

When & Where
Sat, Aug 5, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220