How to "Humble Brag" Effectively
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How to “Humble Brag” Effectively

When: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Shailvi Wakhlu

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How to “Humble Brag” Effectively


Many women are shy about accepting praise, or highlighting their professional achievements to the detriment of their own career success. In this career conversation, we dive into the social and cultural reasons we can sometimes feel uncomfortable showcasing amazing work, and how we can instead re-frame our mental narratives and language to allow for more effective self-advocacy in the workplace!  



Presenter Shailvi is a Sr Manager, Data Intelligence at Salesforce. As an analyst, her job is to derive insights from data, and then tell a coherent story around those insights in order to influence people to take specific actions. In the past, she ran her own company, where she learnt the importance of influencing strangers to buy in to the value she provided. She also worked at and Fitbit, among other big names. Throughout her career, she has relentlessly sought success and growth in every role. She learnt a lot about what makes people stand out, and how to communicate with confidence to exhibit the talents she already had. Her findings are a result of years of unlearning cultural and gendered norms she was taught growing up!Shailvi is also a passionate mentor. In addition to multiple inspiring talks in professional settings, she is a Math tutor to inner city middle-schoolers in San Francisco. For this, she was nominated for the Distinguished Service award by her students. 

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