Upcoming Events
August Monthly Meeting_2019
Hilton Garden Inn
1793 Richmond Road
Charlottesville, VA 22911

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 7:45 AM - 9:45 AM EST
Category: Events


The Art of Connecting Cross-Culturally:  Sharing Stories That Matter

Now more than ever, an organization’s success depends on its ability to embrace a cross-cultural mindset. Traditionally, the benefit of this commitment to diversity is attributed to the creation of products and services that appropriately serve an ever-increasing diverse population. What many organizations fail to realize, however, is that not only must this global mindset be cultivated from within the organization first but that this internal shift can also have significant measurable benefits. Organizations who successfully embrace their internal cross-cultural diversity and actively encourage connection throughout all levels can expect to see increases in productivity, improved morale and decreased turnover. 

In this engaging, interactive, hands-on workshop Shanna will define the many benefits, both professionally and personally, to cross-cultural connection by sharing the role this has played in her own personal and professional journey. She will share tools that help improve internal communication within a culturally diverse organization such as authentic questioning, modification of communication styles, and cultivating a real desire to appreciate each other’s similarities and differences.

Speaker Info:  Shanna Kabatznick, Founder and CEO of FABWOMEN/Shannak.com

With over 20 years' experience as a Latina woman in the male-dominated financial services industry, motivational strategist Shanna K. has experienced firsthand the challenges and frustration of selling for a living. Overcoming her challenges, Shanna became a top producer in her field by leveraging her basic understanding and appreciation for connection and relationship. Realizing her passion for inspiring, educating, and empowering women were bigger than the financial services realm, in 2014, Shanna founded FABWOMEN. An international women’s organization, the group has grown and thrived as Shanna’s "Fearless, Authentic, & Bold" message spreads.

Today, Shanna shines as a speaker and strategist delivering keynotes, workshops, and programs focused on creating an authentic connection with prospects, building relationship-based teams, and embracing cross-cultural diversity.  She has been featured in CBS6 Virginia This Morning, ABC 8 News (WRIC). Sonabank POWER Plug Podcasts and Take the Lead podcast; she has also been a guest blogger at various publications and has released her first book “Gutsy Tales of the Rails, Living out Loud.” 


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