Watchen Nyanue

Tagline: Employee Retention

Talent Highlights

  • Survivor of the Liberian Civil War: Watchen Nyanue’s journey is marked by resilience and fortitude. Having survived the harrowing experiences of the Liberian Civil War for two years, her story resonates with audiences worldwide, serving as a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
  • Founder and CEO of I Choose the Ladder: As the visionary leader behind I Choose the Ladder, Watchen is at the forefront of empowering Black women in corporate America. Through her agency, she provides a comprehensive suite of services, including professional development workshops, curated events, and digital resources, designed to help women climb the ladder of success and thrive in their careers.
  • Executive Experience: With over twelve years of executive experience, Watchen is a seasoned business strategist with a proven track record of success. She understands the intricacies of corporate dynamics and is adept at developing innovative strategies to drive growth and profitability.
  • Advocate for Female Leadership and Empowerment: Watchen’s passion for female leadership and empowerment shines through in everything she does. As a speaker, she uses her platform to advocate for gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace, inspiring women to embrace their unique strengths and seize every opportunity that comes their way.
  • Dynamic Speaker and Influential Thought Leader: Watchen’s dynamic presence and compelling storytelling have made her a sought-after speaker at conferences, seminars, and corporate events worldwide. Her thought-provoking presentations challenge conventional wisdom and inspire individuals to think differently, driving positive change within organizations and communities.

Keynote Topics

Over the last year, Watchen has led conversations with brilliant corporate leaders and thousands of Black women and learned that the two groups are like two ships passing in the night.

Both groups are very well-intentioned and want to see change, but there is a blockage preventing the conversations that need to happen to see impactful change. The myth that there is a way forward towards a more inclusive workplace that is strategic, but does not include having really tough conversations, will negatively impact retention rates—hard stop.

But the elephant in the room is that while conversations are being had, they only go so far because, Black employees are not saying what needs to be communicated to help inform the strategy, out of fear of retaliation or getting fired.

Employers aren’t saying what needs to be said out of fear of saying the wrong things, being labeled, or even worse, sued. In this talk, Watchen shares her insights into how to bridge the gap between employers and their Black female employees to help companies retain their talent.

This talk serves as a bridge for decision-makers who intellectually understand the value of a workplace where everyone feels welcome, but may not have the data that transparency provides to help inform their retention strategies.

Through her own goals with I Choose the Ladder, Watchen can help your organization examine and rectify the issues to help grow and improve Black talent.

Many make assumptions that everyone with a college degree understand how to navigate Corporate America, but, in reality, a lot of your employees are moving along blindly with hope as their number one strategy.

In this talk, Watchen explores the areas of professional development that will help put your employees in the driver seat of their careers, while lessening the burden on your management team.

Not all skills impact your career in the same way, so she guides audiences on how to focus on building a solid professional development foundation that your employees can then build on.

While corporations invest a lot of resources into mentorship programs, many of them are not successful because the one size fits all approach to mentorship and mentor matching has not proven to generate consistent results.

Often, employees are seduced by titles, and leaders are driven by a savior complex. Fit becomes an afterthought.

In this conversation, Watchen shares some strategies that have proven to result in high-impact mentorship and a different lens through which to consider the role of mentorship in employee retention.

Watchen Nyanue is a force to be reckoned with in the world of strategic marketing, business development, and professional speaking. Her journey from surviving the Liberian civil war to becoming the Founder and CEO of I Choose the Ladder is a testament to her resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Since immigrating to Chicago, […]

Watchen Nyanue is a force to be reckoned with in the world of strategic marketing, business development, and professional speaking. Her journey from surviving the Liberian civil war to becoming the Founder and CEO of I Choose the Ladder is a testament to her resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Since immigrating to Chicago, Illinois in 1991, Watchen has dedicated herself to empowering Black women in corporate America, helping them climb the ladder of success through her innovative career development agency. With over twelve years of executive experience under her belt, Watchen is not just a speaker; she is a catalyst for change, inspiring audiences worldwide to unlock their full potential and seize every opportunity that comes their way.

Watchen Nyanue | Employee Retention

Expertise and Background

Watchen Nyanue is a true visionary in the field of business strategy and leadership. With a keen understanding of the intricacies of corporate dynamics, she has honed her skills over the years to become a trusted advisor to some of the most renowned companies in the world.

As the Founder and CEO of I Choose the Ladder, Watchen specializes in helping corporations develop and retain their high-performing Black female talent. Through a combination of professional development workshops, curated events, and digital resources, she equips women with the tools they need to excel in their careers and shatter glass ceilings.

Watchen’s speaking influence extends far beyond the boardroom. Her dynamic presence and compelling storytelling have captivated audiences at conferences, seminars, and corporate events worldwide. Drawing from her own experiences as an immigrant and a woman of color in the corporate world, Watchen delivers keynote speeches that are not only inspirational but also actionable.

She empowers her audience to embrace their uniqueness, leverage their strengths, and navigate the complexities of the corporate landscape with confidence and grace.

With a passion for female leadership and empowerment, Watchen is a sought-after speaker for events focusing on diversity, inclusion, and professional development. Her thought-provoking presentations challenge conventional wisdom and inspire individuals to think outside the box. Whether she’s discussing the importance of building authentic relationships or the power of resilience in the face of adversity, Watchen leaves a lasting impact on everyone who has the privilege of hearing her speak.

Why Book Watchen Nyanue

Event planners seeking to inspire, educate, and motivate their audience need look no further than Watchen Nyanue. With her unique blend of expertise, charisma, and authenticity, Watchen has the rare ability to connect with people on a deep and meaningful level.

Her personal journey from war-torn Liberia to corporate America is a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and her insights into leadership, diversity, and inclusion are invaluable in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape. By booking Watchen for your event, you can be confident that your audience will leave feeling inspired, empowered, and ready to take on the world.

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Their team of seasoned professionals works closely with event planners to understand their unique needs and objectives, ensuring that they find the perfect speaker to captivate and engage their audience.

From keynote speeches to panel discussions, Speakers Inc handles every aspect of the booking process, leaving event planners free to focus on creating a memorable and impactful experience for their attendees.

Summary and Conclusion

In summary, Watchen Nyanue is more than just a speaker; she is a catalyst for change, a champion of diversity, and a beacon of hope for women everywhere. Her journey from surviving the Liberian civil war to founding I Choose the Ladder is a testament to her resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to empowering others.

With over twelve years of executive experience and a passion for female leadership and empowerment, Watchen is uniquely positioned to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences worldwide. Whether she’s delivering a keynote speech at a conference or leading a professional development workshop, Watchen’s impact is undeniable.

Event planners seeking to create a truly memorable experience for their audience need look no further than Watchen Nyanue. And with the help of Speakers Inc, finding the perfect speaker for your event has never been easier.

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