RISING LEADERS: Don't Call it a Comeback: Tips for Your Career & Remembering Your Inner Rock Star!**
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RISING LEADERS: Don't Call it a Comeback: Tips for Your Career & Remembering Your Inner Rock Star!**

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Mercedes-Benz USA
1 Mercedes-Benz Drive
Sandy Springs, Georgia  30328
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Don’t Call it a Comeback: Tips for Your Career & Remembering Your Inner Rock Star! | February 19, 2020


SHRM-Atlanta's Rising Leaders community offers a variety of opportunities for young professionals to connect, learn, and have fun!

Rising Leaders offers HR professionals 35 and under professional development opportunities and a common forum to share ideas and experiences.

Rising Leaders provides an exclusive opportunity for members to network with peers, gain relevant and timely information about the HR profession, and get connected with SHRM-Atlanta leaders.

**Please note: this event is for HR professionals that are 35 years or younger only.



There comes a point in your Career where you have to bet on you. As you navigate your Career, how you balance the gift of feedback with the truth of who you are is critical. This self-awareness may mean the difference between surviving your career and thriving in it. During this interactive discussion, Akilah will share signs for recognizing when you are stuck, how to leverage your network for professional development and strategies for remembering your Inner Rock Star!


Featured Speaker

Akilah Charlemagne, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Akilah Charlemagne is an influential Human Resources Business Partner and Relationship Builder with 19 years of experience working with Technology, Higher Education, Healthcare and Non-Profit organizations. She helps companies deliver exceptional results in Recruitment, Talent Development, Employee Engagement and Client Satisfaction. Akilah’s passion and purpose is to create remarkable experiences where professionals feel safe, energized and empowered to take risks and propel their careers! She serves as a Senior HR Business Partner with Cox Communications and is the Founder of Career Lemonade. 

Akilah experienced a period of career transition – during this time she learned the importance of continuous learning, personal branding & authentically connecting with others to build meaningful relationships. What excites Akilah about working with professionals looking to make a shift is the opportunity to share Career Strategies that will have a positive impact on their lives. 

She earned her BA in International Relations with a minor in Spanish from Mount Holyoke College.  Akilah serves as the EVP of Workforce Readiness and Community Volunteerism for SHRM-Atlanta and is the Co-Founder of ATL HR CREW.

Akilah was born in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, grew up in New York City and has lived in Atlanta (off and on) since 2001. She enjoys traveling with her family and friends and is the reigning UNO champion in the Charlemagne home. Her LIFE and WORK principles include “Be Positive. . .Be Authentic. . .Be Resourceful. . .Be BOLD and Pay it Forward!”


Advance Registration Deadline: February 5, 2020

Advanced Regular
Member $25 $40
Future Member $35 $50
Student Member $15 $30

To Purchase Your Tickets

  • You must be an HR professional 35 years or younger to be eligible to attend.
  • Click the register button above, or if paying via check, please print and fill our this registration form.
  • Your registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

Please mail your check, along with the form to:

2849 Paces Ferry Road, SE
Overlook 1, Suite 205
Atlanta, GA 30339


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Deadline: February 12, 2020

Can’t make it? Can someone else from your office attend in your place? Substitutions are allowed; however, the non-member rate may apply. To transfer your registration please submit your request via email to info@SHRMAtlanta.org.

Would you like to transfer an upcoming registration from one event to another? Requests for transfers must be made by the event cancellation date, usually seven days prior to the event.

Cancellations must be made by the cancellation deadline for the specific event, usually seven days prior for most events. All cancellations are subject to a minimum $20 administration fee. Some events may have a higher fee, please refer to the individual event page, or to your confirmation email. Cancellations/No-Shows on the date of the event forfeit the entire registration fee. No refunds or transfer of fees will be made after the date of the event.


Event Sponsors

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