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Columbus August Meetup: The Journey Beyond Pivot – REBOOT
August 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT
Q&A with Toni Cunningham
Columbus Together Digital August Meetup (formerly July): The Journey Beyond Pivot – REBOOT
Have you ever come to a point in your life where you needed a change? And not just a new hair color & cut—a full on “I’m going to quit my corporate job and am just bet on me” kind of change? A complete reboot?
Toni Cunningham is a pro at doing just that because she’s done it multiple times, and now helps people do it for themselves.
From style editor, to government, to nonprofit, then tech, Toni has gone beyond just pivoting her career and life. She’s now the Managing Director of Per Scholas whose mission is opening doors to technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities, and Co-Founder of Black Tech Columbus which creates an authentic space for black tech professionals to connect, collaborate and create. She is also an experienced personal and professional life coach.
Join us as we hear her story and learn her 5 steps to a successful full-on reboot.
Are you ready for a reboot?
8:00: Kickoff & Update with Katie Elsass, City Champion
8:05: Q&A with Toni Cunningham, moderated by Kimberly Lee Minor
8:50: Asks & Gives
Our monthly meetups are FREE for members. Non-members can attend for only $20!
MEET THE SPEAKER:
Toni Cunningham is a transformational leader with an extensive background in workforce development, program management, public service, and capacity building in the nonprofit space. In addition, she is also a seasoned marketing and communications professional and workshop facilitator with experience in public relations/communications management, motivational speaking, youth-oriented presentations and leadership development presentations.
As the Managing Director of Per Scholas Columbus, Toni is directly responsible for the performance of the Columbus area national site. In this role she directly oversees staff and programming, as well as serves as the executive leadership “face” of Per Scholas for Columbus, whose mission is opening doors to technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities.
Toni was recently honored with a BizTech Executive of the Year award presented by Columbus Business First. In addition, she is featured as a “Woman WELDing the Way” in the 2020 calendar presented by the Women in Economic and Leadership Development (WELD).
In 2018, she was honored with a Smart 50 Award presented by Hylant and Smart Business Magazine. The award recognizes the top executives of the smartest 50 companies in the region for their ability to effectively build and lead savvy organizations.
Under her leadership, Per Scholas has been named as one of The Columbus Foundation’s Top 5 Nonprofits to Watch in 2018, as well as receiving the 2016 BizTech award for Nonprofit Service.
Prior to joining Per Scholas, Toni served as the Vice President & Chief of Program Performance and Innovation at the Columbus Urban League (CUL), where she was responsible for the management of service delivery of programs in the areas of housing, financial capabilities, workforce development, youth and education services, fatherhood, and re-entry.
Toni is also the Founder and Principal of Image Anu, LLC, a boutique firm specializing in personal and professional development and organizational improvement.
A life-long resident of Columbus, Toni earned a degree in business administration from Ohio Dominican University, and a Master’s Degree in marketing and communications from Franklin University. Toni is also a proud alumnus of both the African American Leadership Academy and, most recently, the American Express Leadership Academy.
This will be a virtual webinar, hosted on Zoom. Registrants will receive a webinar link in the days leading up to the event.
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