Monthly Dinner Meeting - Virtual: It's Time to Show Up and Level Up!


You've got the talent and the drive - but do you have what it really takes to get to the next level? Research underscores that getting to the next level has less to do with technical "hard" skills (yawn!) and more to do with skills and attributes like your ability to own a room, secure mentors (more importantly sponsors), build and promote a personal brand that stands out in the crowd, foster relationships, and to look, act, sound and embrace the part of a leader (i.e. executive presence) - in other words, "showing up!"


Learning Objectives:

  • Soft Skills
  • Personal Branding
  • Relationship Building

About the Speaker

Annette Y. Harris

Annette Y. Harris, MBA

Annette Y. Harris is a dynamic founder and president with over twelve years’ experience delivering high-impact corporate training, executive coaching, and keynotes. Annette’s passion lies in helping high potential professionals get noticed and get ahead. Her company, ShowUp!, is a one-stop shop for all aspects of leadership development, personal branding, executive presence, and strategic style.

In addition to coaching individuals one-on-one, Annette facilitates dynamic corporate and group workshops and training sessions. Her corporate clients include well-known organizations such as, Merck, Project Management Institute, Deloitte & Touché, Freddie Mac, Viking Cruises, Marriott, and Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, and National Black MBA Association, just to name a few.

Annette earned her undergraduate degree from James Madison University, her MBA from George Mason University, and was later certified by the leading accreditation organizations in her field, the Association of Image Consultants International and the Protocol School of Washington. Annette also studied under famed stylist Stacy London (of TLC’s hit television show What Not to Wear) and was hand-selected to join her acclaimed Style for Hire network. Annette is certified a Certified Coach and a 360Reach Personal Brand and Social Brand Analyst.

Annette has been a featured expert guest on WJLA News Channel 8 Let’s Talk Live, WJLA Channel 7 Good Morning Washington, Fox5 News DC, and contributor to a number of online and print publications to include, Fast Company, ESSENCE, Glamour, Monster, TODAY, BUSTLE, MSNBC, CareerBuilder, Yahoo Finance, Real Simple, Food and Beverage, Prevention, Stylecaster, and SheKnows.

Prior to ShowUp! Annette spent 18 years in marketing and proposal management for both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses—focused on masterfully leading teams in alignment with key company initiatives.

About The Monthly Dinner Meetings

The PMIWDC Monthly Dinner Meetings are held at the Sheraton Tysons (8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182), typically on the third Tuesday of each month (subject to change due to holidays and venue/speaker availability). Members and non-members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington, DC area has to offer.

The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will present specific learning points focusing on building a talent triangle of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management skills, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. At each Monthly Chapter Event certified PMPs can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).

Please note: At this time, all PMIWDC Monthly Dinner Meetings are virtual due to COVID-19. Please visit the event calendar for upcoming dates and details.

Event Details

Date & Time

17 November 2020

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Meeting


1.00 Leadership