Working in the USA, Nov 6

Date: Wednesday, November 6
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: $20 AWNY & AAA members |  $25 non-members. Includes refreshments
Where: WeWork, 575 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022 
Who: This event is open to men and women
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About the Presenter: Belinda Jackson

With over 20 years experience, Belinda has developed a broad range of skills as a Business Consultant to organizations of all sizes in many sectors. Since arriving in New York City she has developed a diverse consulting business, Prosell International, which provides a range of advice from assisting international companies in developing their market entry strategy in the USA to improving the profitability of established organizations.

Her client base ranges from sole operators to large corporations. Previous and current clients include: NBC Comcast, Dell Computers, News Corporation, Telstra and British Telecom to name a few. Some industries she has worked with include hospitality, retail, telecoms, health, publishing, manufacturing, banking, airlines and digital media.

Her personal passion is in the people development space. She frequently advises Human Resources Departments, as well as provides career coaching guidance to individuals. At this event she will be sharing many tips she has learnt since arriving in the Big Apple. 

“I am so grateful to have had B.J. as a business mentor in the USA. She has provided me with invaluable career advice and coached me, as an Australian in New York City, to successfully navigate the American business world. With her bright personality and astute business knowledge, I am forever impressed how her networks extend across such a broad range of industries.” –Nathan Subramanian

About the Panelists:

Belinda Paladino, Account Manager, Newsela

Belinda Paladino decided to move to New York in 2016. Having planned comprehensively prior to moving to the US, Belinda found a role very soon after her arrival, within only six weeks. Belinda has an extensive background in working in sales, events, marketing & business development for the past ten years. She now works as an Account Manager at Newsela, a company that provides an instructional content platform, solving the problem of reading engagement for students, teachers and Principals. 

Belinda says, “My favourite part about working in New York is the fast pace and diverse range of skills I get to apply to a diverse range of clients across the country. The funniest thing I encounter on a daily basis is my name being mistaken for Brenda whether it be via phone or email”.

Connect with Belinda on LinkedIn:

Gemma Mansfield, SVP Human Resources, NBC Universal

Gemma is a dynamic HR Executive with extensive experience in domestic and international operations. She’s experienced in all areas of HR, from building the foundations of an HR function to driving HR strategy & HR solutions across multiple geographies. She has extensive experience in delivering results with strategic and operational impacts.

Gemma started her career in a small consulting firm supporting businesses in the building, construction, transportation and manufacturing industries. She continued in these industries for the next ten years, building her HR foundations. A move to the UK enabled opportunities to gain experience in different industries, which is where her career pivoted to support the media industry. Five years in the UK lead to an opportunity to move to Singapore with NBC Universal to head up their HR Operations in Asia Pacific (APAC). Almost two years later, she was transferred to NYC, working for NBC News supporting Nightly News, Newsgathering & Bureaus, Today Show, and Operations. A further two years later, she transferred to lead HR for MSNBC.

For the last year Gemma has moved to NBC Sports where she heads up HR for Sports Production, Operations and Olympics. She is currently immersed in preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Kaylie Stansfield, Head of Marketing – Americas, Tag

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Kaylie is a results focused marketing executive with 25 years’ experience delivering multi-channel customer acquisition strategies and programs. Her areas of expertise include: raising brand awareness and engagement; strengthening thought leadership strategies; and generating demand to build sales pipeline and drive growth.

Kaylie arrived in New York from Australia in September 2007 with no job, no contacts, no work visa, and a generalist resume packed with B2C experience. She quickly learned how remarket herself to meet the requirements of prospective US employers and landed her first job (and E-3 visa) in early 2008 with the Economist Intelligence Unit – a B2B organization. The great recession put an unexpected end to this first role in the US, but with a year of work experience under her belt, Kaylie was able to navigate the candidate journey second time around with more first-hand knowledge of the US work environment. The next big challenge a few years on was figuring out how to right-size her salary after working at a not-for-profit organization. 

A series of E-3 visas eventually ended with a win in the green card diversity lottery and today Kaylie is an American citizen working at creative production company, Tag, as Head of Marketing for the Americas. 

Connect with Kaylie on LinkedIn:

Markos Moya, Managing Director, Raines International

Markos leads Raines International’s Technology, Media, and Telecom (TMT) Practice, as well as its Diversity Practice across all industries and functional areas. With a commitment to achieving his clients’ needs on an international basis, he has a passion for conducting search assignments at the global level. Markos’ recent placements include CEO and CTO positions in the telecom industry; Chief Sales positions in the technology and services industries for Fortune 50 and Fortune 200 companies; and senior strategy and finance positions in the retail, manufacturing, and life sciences industries.

Markos received his MBA from Columbia University and his BA in Electronic Engineering from the University of Western Australia. He has been a featured industry speaker on the issues of diversity recruiting and talent retention, and has served as an expert source on topics of global business processes and the global impact of telecommunications services on economic development. He has appeared on numerous media outlets including Fox News, Fox Business, Communications News, and International Herald Tribune, and in numerous industry-specific trade publications.

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