SPEAKERS: Dr. Elizabeth Xu & Pat Zimmerman
Day 1: How to break ceilings and secure jobs during economic slowdown
Day 2: How to ask for raises, promotions and negotiate compensation you deserve
Day 3: How to work well with managers and peers
Combinations of lectures, real case study and breakout room discussion and practice
A2C members will participate as panelists.
We will provide the best practice in breaking the corporate ceiling, elevate your mindset, and seek and take constructive feedback. How to deal with challenging peers and managers, how to get the support you need to become successful during the tough time
We will teach you the best practice in asking for promotions: the timing and 1-1 steps with your manager, such as how to ask for promotions, working with your manager to get unique opportunities to shine, how to get the credits you deserve, more importantly, building trust with key stakeholders.
Dr. Elizabeth Xu:
Elizabeth is a public company board member and the CEO of A2C Academy. She has served as two CTO positions of billion-dollar revenue companies: CP Group and BMC Software. She became a C-level executive in 2005 at a public company. She provides coaching in Leadership, Digital Transformation, AI, and cloud. She is also an investor for early-stage companies.
Dr. Elizabeth Xu has taught at Stanford University for 6 years about leadership, and currently is a guest lecturer at Stanford University Teaching Digital Transformation at the Department of Engineering Management Science. She is also the advisor for MIT Innovation Initiatives.
Elizabeth earned a Ph.D. and two Master’s Degrees. She is a Harvard certified board member and attended the Stanford Executive Program.
Elizabeth received the TOP 50 Diversity Leader in the United States in 2020, the Presidential Award in 2019, the Global Leadership Award in 2018, the WITI Hall of Fame Award in 2017, and Women of Influence in Silicon Valley in 2013. She also received 10+ other prestigious awards. She is a trailblazer, leading a creative and proven path to the top.
Elizabeth lives by the credo of the four “L”s
Live to my fullest potential.
Love the enable others to reach their fullest potential.
Leave a legacy.
Pat has been Elizabeth’s mentor for 31 years. She retired from AT&T at age 43. She retired the 2nd time from the positions of the Chairman and President of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University Nevada, Reno.
Pat has been teaching and coaching various students and working professionals since 1989. She has contributed significantly to the community.
Pat is the winner of Jefferson and Kennedy Awards and many other prestigious awards. As a lifelong learner and mentor, she believes that “ The day you stop learning, is the day you start dying”.