The Dala team recently attended the Dallas Regional Chamber’s fifth annual Young Professionals (YP) Summit at The Statler Dallas. We enjoyed a day of networking and engaging in thought-provoking discussions with leaders in industries ranging from finance to retail. We discussed a variety advocating for change, avoiding workplace burnout, giving back to the community, leading when you’re not in charge and managing your personal finances.
Here are our top four takeaways from the conference:
1) “Be curious and always ask questions. Use empathy when communicating with others to create a stronger bond with your colleagues.” - Ashley Sheetz, chief marketing officer, At Home
2) “The better you know your team, the more they’ll want to be in the same room as you and take you seriously. Young professionals should create the opportunity to be seen by others, especially by upper leadership at work.” - Rocky Garza, entrepreneur
3) Elizabeth Morgan from Fidelity Investments suggested young professionals should seek financial guidance from financial experts to help them manage their finances and save for retirement. When asked about protecting yourself from a downturn in the market, she explained that the best way to avoid long-term impact from a recession is to create a plan that caters to you and to stick with it.
4) Lastly, a panel of local political experts, that was moderated by WFAA’s Jason Whitley, shared their insights on the importance of voting and how best to advocate for positive change. They also shared resources that are available to help voters make informed decisions on important issues. Check out DallasCountyVotes.org for more information.
To learn more about this year’s YP Summit click here.