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Writing Works | Curate Your Network with Confidence

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Wednesday, Oct. 19
4:30-5:45 PM ET

online event; open to all mentees and mentee alumni

It’s the age-old question (of the 21st century): why don’t our professional lives ever look as good offline as they do online? Here’s the good news–in the same fashion we create our lives on social media, we can curate our real world network of the relationships and opportunities we want.

In this workshop, Mentees and Mentee alum will unlock their confidence, discover professional best practices, and learn to leverage their already existing network of family, friends, teachers and, of course, each other.

After engaging in a brief networking lesson, Mentees will partake in a “mock” Girls Write Now industry mixer, so we invite all participants to show up ready to mingle! Prior to the session’s close, Mentees will have the opportunity to apply their new networking savvy by committing to connect with one other Mentee in attendance and drafting a follow up message!

This event is designed for mentees of all ages and early career mentee alumni.

Meet the Teaching Artist

Jeanine Marie Russaw

Jeanine Marie Russaw

Jeanine Marie Russaw (she/her) is an autistic writer, educator, and content creator who boldly wears her HSP traits as badges of honor. She eagerly joins Girls Write Now with an open heart and a passion for the written word. Jeanine holds a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University and recently earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. While pursuing her M.A.T., she rolled up her sleeves and embraced life as an upper elementary classroom teacher, building relationships with more than 120 little someones at the height of a global pandemic. Over time, her love of reading and writing (and love of convincing kids to love reading and writing) became an unmistakable part of her teaching identity. As a writer, her words have found their way within the physical and cyber walls of NBC, CBS and Newsweek. A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Jeanine has called Harlem her home for the last seven years…though she has possessed the spirit of a New Yorker since birth.

This event is open to:

all mentees and program alum

October 19 4:30 pm 5:45 pm EDT

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