Deanna worked as an HR Generalist for two years before specializing in Talent Management. As a Talent Management Advisor she worked in areas of succession planning, performance management, leadership development and employee engagement. Deanna helped leaders through the process of building high functioning teams, and well as delivered training on meaningful and impactful performance conversations. She currently works directly with WBF students on the development of their soft skills, and the introduction to workplace expectations. She have been certified in the Birkman Method, which provides personality and occupational data to help understand individuals’ unique behavior and work satisfaction across different situations and industries. She is currently working towards her certification in the Successful Relationship Questionnaire an online emotional intelligence-based profiling and development tool used by coaches and corporate trainers in the UK, New Zealand and Canada. Deanna is passionate about helping all levels of employees understand the impact their perceptions, and communications methods have on others.

Monday Morning – Best Practices and Powerful Projects

What are best practices in ensuring diverse and inclusive workplaces for an employer and employee? What does it take for a transformational message to be heard by partner organizations and the public? What does “walking your talk” look like as a leader, and as an organization?

Deanna Currie will walk you through the ABCs of how Women Building Futures is breaking ground in grass roots leadership practices, from the inside out. Having worked with Women Building Futures as a influential individual contributor, she will share how a reputable 20-year old organization has created a new level of success and expansion in the last two years – coupled with increasing recognition in the media, and with partner organizations.

WORK PROUD is an initiative that bridges 20 years of collaboration into a learning program that will change the face of industry – Making workers better prepared to succeed and industry better prepared to get the right people and keep the right people. These goals are connected – and we have the tools to make that happen.
WORK PROUD focuses on three critical business objectives that are not only the right things to do, they are also the best business decisions you can make.
Success will happen when you:
• Hire a competent, committed workforce that will improve productivity and increase capacity on the worksite
• Retain employees so your business runs efficiently and effectively
• Create a work environment where everyone is empowered to succeed