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Her Own Boss: A Talk with Women Who've Embraced Independence

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About Event

Join us for "Her Own Boss: A Talk with Women Who've Embraced Independence," hosted by Hillary Bush (she/her), the Founder & CEO of Pollen. This event will feature women who have transitioned into independent careers.

Event Highlights:

  • Moderated Panel Discussion: Listen to Pollen community members who have made the move to independent work. They will dive into sharing their experiences, challenges, and successes along the way.

  • Q&A Session: Participate in an interactive Q&A session with the panelists. Ask questions and gain insights from women who have transitioned to independence.

This event is perfect for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, self-employment, and learning from women who have taken control of their careers.

Reserve your spot today to hear from women who have become their own bosses!

About the Host:

Hillary Bush (she/her) is the Founder & CEO of Pollen, the professional membership powering independent careers. Prior to starting Pollen, Hillary started the Growth and SEO teams at MasterClass, built communities for small business owners at Kiva, was a Product Lead at Bungalow, was an investor at Founder Collective, and freelanced for organizations like Adobe,, and MT Copeland. She's obsessed with making self employment accessible to all and holds a B.A. From UC Berkeley and MBA from NYU Stern.

You can follow Pollen on social media on  X and LinkedIn, or join their newsletter where they share previews of the wonderful things happening within Pollen. 

About the Panelists: 

Panelist 1 : Jamie Cox (She/Her), Brand Strategist + Founder

Jamie R Cox is a brand strategist and founder on a mission to make brands less boring! She specializes in a holistic approach to brand-building, helping organizations create cohesive and compelling brands. In 2022, she launched Strange Salt, her brand agency, to provide comprehensive brand implementation services. Jamie is also one of the hosts of Scope Creep, a podcast for solopreneurs who want to build a values-first brand. To learn more about Jamie, follow her on LinkedIn.

Panelist 2: Alison Gretz (She/Her), Leadership Coach & Good Human

Alison Gretz is Design Executive turned Leadership Coach and Training Facilitator working at the intersection of the future of how we work as humans, and leading healthy, high performing teams. 

She’s on a mission to make leadership less lonely and more human-centered, accelerating us all towards inclusive workplaces where everyone can thrive. Her background has roots in Content Strategy and UX from award winning marketing, to leading in-house Product Design for Target, Thomson Reuters and rebuilding Shutterfly's internal Creative group. She is an accredited coach through the International Coaching Federation, mother to two, and crossword junkie.

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Panelist 3: Liz Wright (She/Her), Founder & CEO, LeadWright

Liz Wright is an executive coach,  human capital consultant, and facilitator. She works with high performing leaders, C-level executives, and entrepreneurs across industries, including tech, government, and financial services. She has coached and trained leaders across organizations such as Slack, Google, Reddit, Chegg, The New York Times, Takeda, and Citi, among others. Over the span of her career she has coached and trained over 30,000 leaders. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, NYTimes, and Diversity Journal.

Prior to founding LeadWright, Liz held various leadership roles in talent development at organizations such as Spotify, United Rentals, and Booz Allen Hamilton where she managed high-potential leadership programs, built talent assessment centers, drove operational efficiency initiatives, and launched diversity & inclusion functions.

In addition to her consulting practice, Liz serves on the graduate faculty at Northeastern University.  She  previously taught in the Human Capital Management program at Columbia University.

Liz is currently pursuing her doctorate in the Executive Chief Learning Officer program at the University of Pennsylvania. Liz earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Babson College and a masters degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She holds a PCC credential from ICF and is a certified Co-Active Coach, trained by the Co-Active Training Institute.

About Pollen

Pollen is a professional development membership for independent consultants. We help independents build successful and durable businesses through educational sprints, access to experts in residence, a vetted community and a toolkit of practical resources.

Working for yourself is the new goal for many of us – to have the ability to capture more of the value from your efforts, and to define the way work fits into your life, not the other way around. Over 50% of Americans freelanced in 2023, and that number continues to grow.

Independence is the future of work and Pollen services as the essential community and information infrastructure for this new wave of entrepreneurship.

About Tech Ladies

​​Tech Ladies is a worldwide community for women in tech with more than 100,000 members.

​​​We provide resources and support for women in tech to learn, network, and grow their careers, including access to an exclusive job board, events, and networking opportunities. Join for free!

​​​Our events are open to all genders. Please review our Code of Conduct.

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