At your new job, you might receive an employee handbook… but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll know how to navigate confusing corporate bureaucracy and office politics. Our panel of innovators will share their insight on cutting through the red tape to speak up, get things done, and make a difference in your workplace.
NY Civil Liberties Union
Alberto Morales joined the NYCLU in 2007. He was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and earned his B.A. in literature from Brown University in 2002. Morales has helped lead a campaign to raise the NYCLU’s profile in non-traditional media. Over the years, he has cultivated the NYCLU’s social media properties on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube into influential activist forces that bolster the NYCLU’s mission of defending the constitutional rights of all New Yorkers. He also directs the NYCLU’s TV show Project Liberty, which airs on public access channels around New York State, and curates the NYCLU’s yearly art exhibit “Faces of Liberty.” Morales enjoys creative initiatives, so don’t be surprised to see the occasional NYCLU Buzzfeed article, or to find the organization in places yet to be seen. In 2012, Morales was chosen as a “40 Under 40 Latino Rising Star” by the Hispanic Coalition of New York.
Sheila Karaszewski is a Community Manager at Airbnb. She is a passionately curious, travel-addicted, food-obsessed marketer/strategist/communicator with a zest for building communities, big and small, everywhere and anywhere. You can usually find her in Brooklyn, if not abroad in Central America, or more recently, Rome and Marrakech.