For women in tech-related careers who are Unstoppable in their careers and lives! 

Tech Talk: Beyond the Classroom: UAS Education, Research and Careers

a collaborative event with InspiHER Tech and 1871


Date: Thursday, June 9
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm CT
Location:  Zoom Call

How educators are getting Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) built into the school curriculum and engaging students in extra-curricular UAS projects and competitions.  These efforts are creating new opportunities and paths to employment by generating interest, skills, and inspiration for diverse careers in the UAS industry.

We will be answering these 3 important questions:

  • What’s happening in the classroom?
  • What’s happening in research?
  • What’s the future of work in the UAS industry?

The Unstoppable Series

Choose Your Energy. Empower Your Career Choices. 

With Lesley Picchietti


Hey! This event is at an UNUSUAL TIME

Date: Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST
Location:  Zoom Call, FREE Virtual “IT” Community event

Moderator: Laurie Swanson, InspiHER Tech Founder and #1 Career Sherpa for Women in Tech

So many choices. So much confusion. Should I stay an individual contributor or move into management? Do I change jobs or stay put? Do I join that startup or stick with the F50? Do I relocate with my current role or find something new? Is now the right time to negotiate a pay raise? What if I make a mistake? 

According to a survey by job search website Joblist, about 75% of workers considered quitting in 2021. Keyword…considered. Did you consider changing but then felt overwhelmed by all the options and decisions required? Did you feel energetically drained? What if there was a framework that could help. What if you understood your 7 levels of energy and could lean into your choices with more clarity – and have agency over what the next best action (or non-action) is for you?

You have a voice and a choice to the energy you bring to work and life.  June 15, 2022, Unstoppable Series event, hosted by InspiHER Tech, will inspire you to create clarity out of chaos and confusion. Energy diva Lesley Picchietti will share a practical framework for creating choices, opportunities and action steps. Your mother might have said it first, and we’ll back her up: choices lead to freedom – especially when it comes to your career.

The big question: as a former professional jazz singer, might Lesley break into song? There’s only one way to find out. Sign up for the June Unstoppable.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Unpack your career baggage (is it holding you back?)
  • Use the 7 levels of energy to create deliberate choices – today!
  • Learn how to develop a greater connection with others
  • Uncover your leadership style that people are naturally attracted to
  • Create greater ease in your daily life
  • Discover clarity around your options – from your hidden inner energy source
  • See work moments as opportunities, not challenges that make you wilt


Lesley Picchietti is the founder of Inspire Bliss Coaching and Consulting, a life and leadership development company. Her client roster includes the YMCA, Caterpillar, Chicago Women’s Entrepreneurs, Kellogg Credit Union and New Life Centers. She has spent over 35 years doing what she loves: local TV news, non-profit work with Misericordia Home, a 16-year run as a jazz vocalist and bandleader (she has eight albums!), and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. 

Now, she has bundled her life experiences into being a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, and COR.E Dynamics Leadership Specialist. Lesley is a Lead Trainer for iPEC (the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), Board of Directors Chair for Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (she runs a 2-week summer jazz camp in Chicago!), and hosts the popular event series HOLY SHIFT! the second Tuesday of each month.

Lesley believes the art of coaching and teaching is through empowerment and engagement. Using a blend of compassion, boldness and humor, she shifts client and student energy from a place of hesitation to a more positive and constructive center. This productive shift ultimately allows individuals, groups and teams to move forward with increased motivation and confidence.

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“People make changes when the pain is greater than the act of changing.”

-Leslie Picchietti, founder of Inspire Bliss Coaching and Consulting

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