Sat, Feb 24 2018

Classy But Sassy Professionals Launch Party,

Phoenix, Arizona, United States Phoenix, Arizona, United States

  • About the event


    My name is Claudia Smith. I am the Founder of Classy But Sassy Profesiionals. I have created this as a networking space for minority professional women. The site will allow women to gain career tips, as well as be a space for them to vent, share experienes, and give advice on how to navigate through the corporate world as a double minority. 

    I am hosting a launch party for my site in Phoenix, AZ. Women with all different types of professional backgrounds will be there to network with each other. There will also be a vendor set up, for people to shop with local businesses as well. 

    Why should you sponsor?

    A sponsor should support this event because, many organizations are claiming to be equal opportunity orgniazations. As a double minority, I need orgnizations not to just say they are diverse and inclusive but to prove to be diverse and inclusive. Sponsoring this event will show women that you care about them and their struggles, and are willing to be apart of solving the problems by attempting to become more inclusive. Sponsoring this event will give you exposure to a large number of professional women of all age and backgrounds, and allow them to see if they want to be apart of your orgnization or support you in the future. 

    Claudia Smith

    Claudia Smith is from Evergreen Park, IL. She attended Purdue University with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and Technology, with a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Her passions include Basketball, music, emerging technologies, and encouraging others to be their best self. 

    Claudia Smith founded Classy But Sassy Professionals a couple of years after graduating from Purdue University. As she was beginning her career as a Sales Engineer, she was faced with some uncertainties, and frustrations, and figured she couldn't be the only one. She decided to create a forum for black women to improve their professional selves, while feeling empowered.

    Some of you may be wondering, "why would I take advice from Claudia?" Which is a valid question. In your life, your trusted confident may be a woman older and more experienced. For me, that woman would be my mother, and she would say, "I have raised Claudia to make good decisions." So, considering that, I just may be able to help you.

    I do not by any means consider myself to be an expert. Especially considering that I am 24 years old, with only a few months of experience. But do not underestimate young women, as we are always observing, learning, and applying.

    My mother has been working for the same company for 40 years! YES, FORTY YEARS!! She has seen many acquisitions and changes, and has a plethora of experiences of being both Black and a Woman. Listening to her over the years  has helped shaped my way of thinking when it comes to professionalism, and dealing with adversity in the work place.

    I also have aunts, cousins, friends, and colleagues of all ages that have dealt with being passed over for promotions, manag

    erial conflict, and the everyday "You tried it". I have heard the many Do's and Don'ts, and coulda, woulda, shoulda's that I am sure we all have.

    These stories have helped me determine what decisions to make, and what decisions not to make. I have learned a lot from both my own experiences and others, which I believe makes me a good source to give advice. So ask away, and feel free to share as I am continuously looking to learn more! As my mom would say, I make good decisions, so lets make good decisions together. 

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  • 1-50 attendees expected

    0% Male Attendees

    100% Female Attendees

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