Session: Redefining Resilience: How Beating Stage 4 Cancer Empowered Me to Take Charge of My Career in Tech
In this talk, I will share my journey of overcoming stage 4 breast cancer and how it gave me the resilience and determination to take control of my career in the male-dominated world of technology. I will discuss the importance of taking charge of one's own health and never giving up hope, as well as the challenges and opportunities that come with breaking barriers and challenging norms. My story is one of empowerment, inspiration, and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity.
- The power of resilience: Overcoming cancer and career challenges taught me the importance of resilience. Attendees will be inspired to tap into their own resilience.
- Taking control of your health: Advocating for my well-being helped me find better treatment options. Audience will learn to be active participants in their healthcare journey.
- Overcoming career challenges: I persevered through a performance plan and landed an exciting new job. Attendees will learn valuable strategies for taking their careers to the next level.
Lisa Milani is a resilient breast cancer survivor and single mother of two who climbed the corporate ladder in the tech world, working for companies like SAP and Oracle. Despite facing numerous challenges along the way, including job insecurity and a terminal cancer diagnosis, she persevered and ultimately landed a high-profile role as the Global Vice President of a top unicorn SaaS company in the UK. Now, she is passionate about sharing her story and empowering others to take control of their own health and careers.