PM Industry Insights- 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

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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 PM Industry Insights

Industry Insights is PMI Washington DC's series addresses the practical aspects of trending topics in Project Management & Agile.

These sessions are to provide you with insights on what is going on in the local industry so you can learn from it. This discussion-based session will include presentations on tools, techniques, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, and industry experts.

Both Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to PMI certified holders.

Event Details

Date & Time

17 November 2020

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Meeting


1.00 Leadership