Professionalism & Authenticity

Standards for professional conduct, appearance, and communications in the workplace are usually different from everyday interactions. They are also informed by power dynamics, history, and identity. So how can you be professional while also being yourself? In this training, you’ll learn how to identify professionalism standards in your workplace and navigate your personal and professional identities.

We’ll be joined in this conversation by alumni guests:

TeRay Esquibel is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ednium: The Alumni Collective. TeRay is a Denver Public School graduate and an Alumni of the University of Denver. TeRay’s program, Ednium: The Alumni Collective, launched in the summer of 2020, serving DPS Alumni between the ages of 18-30 who represent the diversity of the district. Previously, TeRay worked as an Admission Counselor at the University of Denver serving Denver and Aurora Public Schools. In this role, TeRay engaged with Denver Public Schools and its community to empower students (and their families) on their journey to furthering their educational horizons by acting as a liaison for the university and external organizations dedicated to increasing the enrollment and persistence rates for students coming from traditionally underrepresented communities throughout Denver.

Mawukle Yebuah is a young entrepreneur and co-founder of men’s accessories brand Flare & Square. Mawukle immigrated to the United States from Ghana at a young age. He started Flare & Square with his childhood friend Fatima Rashad while they were in college. They both shared a passion for fashion and community engagement. Together, they have combined their unique skill sets and backgrounds to build a business that not only brings original styles and products to the market, but is also known for operating with high ethical standards and bringing appositive influence to their community.