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When:  Aug 16, 2022 from 06:00 PM to 06:45 PM (CT)
Community:   Schaumburg


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Aug 16, 06:00 PM - 06:45 PM (CT)


Being a leader is different from managing people. We all have an opportunity to be leaders in our respective communities and workplaces. But, what exactly does it mean to be a leader, and how does one position themself to be seen as a leader through the eyes of others? 

On Tuesday, August 16th, IAW Chicago & Schaumburg will feature Dr. Karen Thames, who will share tips and perspectives to help you identify your superpower as a leader. In this session, you’ll gain tips on the power of sharing your voice and story, how you can reframe the narrative related to past obstacles, and why it is important to become a ‘zebra’ in your community.

  • 6:00 pm CT | Introductions
  • 6:10 pm CT | Tips & Round Table Discussion
  • 6:40 pm CT | Share Your Ask

Meet Our Guest Host | Dr. Karen Thames

Dr. Karen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She has an eclectic approach to therapy, with a psychodynamic conceptualization of her clients, using different methods in therapy, including insight-oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and feminist relational therapy. Dr. Karen has also had extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She sees each client as an individual with unique needs that require a customized, unique, and client-centered approach.

Due to Dr. Karen’s experiences with chronic illness, she used her journey to make a difference in the world. She uses her nonprofit (Empowering People with Invisible Chronic Illness-The EPIC Foundation) to impact people living with invisible chronic illnesses. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, she continues to conduct professional webinars, provide Clinical consultation to other clinicians, and conduct virtual teletherapy. Dr. Karen believes in looking at the whole person-mind, body, and soul. She sees clients from all backgrounds with a deep interest in multicultural psychology and diversity and inclusion. Dr. Karen is also available to provide faith-based therapy to those who seek it.

The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides women with the forum, education, and services to thrive in an interconnected world.

IAW members have diverse backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives, and lifestyles, but with one common bond - their ability to succeed. Through local chapters and events, our community empowers members to realize their dreams, acquire the connections and knowledge needed to rise, and help them build better work-life integration and the confidence vital to lead.


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