Each of us has dreams and aspirations when it comes to our careers but we, women particularly, sell ourselves short when it comes to the workplace. We know that we will likely be responsible for most family obligations and sometimes don’t take the leap forward because we know we might need to take a time out. Dr. Kimberly DeSimone will discuss the importance of and tips to staying relevant when you need to take time away to raise children, take care of a parent, pursue a career change or any number of other life-altering situations we find ourselves in. Her insights will help change how you look at a “leave of absence.”
Join us Monday, November 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harbor Center downtown. This event is the first of several intended to bring the members of Region 8 together to network and share insights on topics of interest to all. Members and non-members are welcome.
Location: We are in the Rinks Meeting Room
Parking: There are a number of parking ramps with that area. The Harbour Center has its own parking ramp on Washington. There is street parking, the parking ramp attached to the Key Bank Center, along with a number of other surface parking lots in the area.
Kimberly DeSimone, Ph.D. is an experienced Fortune 500 marketer and student-centered professor with a track record of excellence and success in the class room and in the board room. As a Professor at St. Bonaventure University for the past 12 years Dr. DeSimone has taught many undergraduate and graduate courses including Digital Media Strategy, Global Marketing, Advertising, and Leadership & Diversity.
Dr. DeSimone has a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University and an MBA from St. Bonaventure University. Prior to teaching Kimberly was a Senior Marketing Manager at Fisher-Price (a Fortune 500 Company) where she developed long-term and short-term business strategies and marketing plans for multiple multi-million-dollar businesses successfully leading and managed diverse teams and projects globally.
Dr. DeSimone is a passionate advocate for advancing women and women's workforce success. Her research is focused on women’s underrepresentation at the highest echelons of leadership, advancing diversity and creating more equitable organizations. As a scholar-warrior, she has published in numerous academic journals and presents frequently at professional and academic conferences on topics related to women’s advancement. Additionally, her blog www.powerofworkingwomen.com addresses the barriers women encounter in their professional endeavors.
Dr. DeSimone is actively involved in numerous women’s organizations including New York State Women Inc. (Buffalo/Niagara Chapter) where she served as President, The American Association of University Women (AAUW), The National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), The National Latina Business Women’s Association (NLBWA), The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), and Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives (BNSME).