To grow your technical leadership skills, it’s critical to lean on your network of support. Mentors—people who can give you helpful advice—are usually easy enough to find. Lara Hogan explains that what can be even more valuable is finding sponsors—people who can help you find new opportunities and improve the visibility of your work. A sponsorship is especially important for members of underrepresented groups in tech. Along the way, Lara walks you through tactics you can employ today to be a sponsor for those around you too.
Lara Hogan is an engineering leader, coach, and consultant at Wherewithall, and is also the author of Designing for Performance and Demystifying Public Speaking. She champions engineering management as a practice, helps people get comfortable public speaking, and believes it’s important to celebrate career achievements with donuts.
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