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Building the Right Team
April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Probably one of the most challenging aspects of running a startup is determining when to hire, who to hire and how to hire. Expanding your talent pool is natural and necessary to your business progression. In this workshop, Andrea Hawkins, a successful entrepreneur and HR specialist will lead an interactive program giving participants large questions to grapple with around building your team when you are just starting out. This is a must-attend session to get you on track for what’s next in your business growth.
Over the past 20 years Andréa has held executive and leadership roles in the Insurance sector at Aetna, CIGNA, MassMutual, The Hartford, UnitedHealth Group at Optum, Prudential and TIAA-CREF where she was responsible for leading Accounting/Finance, Operations Excellence, Large-Scale IT Programs, transformational culture change, communications and strategic planning activities and teams in the U.S. and abroad. Her focus has always been on helping companies create order from chaos.
She was awarded the Millard H. Pryor award for service to recognize her 20+ years of volunteer work with The Amistad Center for Art and Culture. Andréa has served the YWCA Board since 2011 supporting the Development and Audit Committees and currently, in her final year, is a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Nominating and Governance committee.
Andréa also Co-Owns Berkins Blend Café, a concept cyber café, with her husband, Doug, in Glastonbury, CT where they live.