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NWA NAWIC April Meeting – Negotiating Skills for Women – Wed. 4/14

April 14, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Negotiating Skills for Women: : Redefining Negotiation to Self-Advocacy, a 90-minute engaged workshop

Negotiating Skills for Women

Redefining Negotiation to Self-Advocacy, a 90-minute engaged workshop

As women, oftentimes we are so concerned about what people will think about us that it prevents us from asking for what we deserve. Whether it is negotiating a salary or raise, buying a car or home, negotiating an airline ticket refund or negotiating over hospital bills, the skills learned in this session will be skills the participants can apply to all aspects of life. This session is geared specifically toward women, and will focus on inherent barriers we bump into when faced with a negotiation opportunity. We will hear success stories and lessons learned from our presenters. Be prepared to for breakout sessions where you will role play to help you hone in on your negotiation skills.

:: Lisa Lackovic ::

Lisa Lackovic is the Omaha architectural representative for Endicott Clay Products based out of Fairbury, Nebraska. She adopted the work-from-home lifestyle 10 years ago after leaving the corporate battle ground.

She earned a BS degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communication many years ago but continues to use these skills during public speaking opportunities. Lisa enjoys speaking on “Generations in the Workplace”, “Why She Buys”, and “Leadership Styles of Men and Women” to name a few.

Lisa grew up in the masonry industry and has over 35 years’ experience promoting clay brick to architects, interior designers and contractors in Omaha. She developed landscape contractor contest, “The Ultimate Backyard Challenge” and founded and trademarked Divas of the Dirt™, a networking organization for women in hardscape. She often refers to herself as “The Brick Chick” and serves as a resource to the construction community for all things brick.

Lisa currently serves as board chairman of College Possible Omaha. She past-president of CREW Omaha Metro and Habitat for Humanity Omaha. Lackovic serves board of the Nebraska Masonry Alliance and the American Institute of Architects Omaha. She is married to Bob and has 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Some of Lisa’s favorite pastimes are traveling, golf, spinning, yoga, gardening and mentoring young professional women in male dominated industries.

:: Quinn Texmo ::

Quinn Texmo is fiercely passionate about advancing women in the working world. She currently does business development for Turner Construction Company, and is responsible for identifying and securing profitable business for the Omaha office. Prior to joining Turner, Quinn was with an engineering and architecture firm and before that she worked for Kiewit for 8 years. She has a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication and a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, advertising and public relations from UNO.

Quinn currently serves on the board of directors for the ACE Mentor program in Omaha, RISE Omaha, Friends of the Lied Center, La Vista Community Foundation, and is on the board of advisors for Stone+ Consulting; a proposal consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado. She is a past president for both CREW Omaha and SMPS Nebraska, past leadership team member for Women’s Fund Circles, a graduate of Leadership Nebraska, and a past MBJ 40 under 40 winner. In 2019, Quinn was awarded the CREW Impact Award for Advancing Women’s Careers in the Commercial Real Estate industry, and most recently at Quinn was honored with the “I’m for her” award from CREW Omaha.

At home, Quinn runs her own personal petting zoo, with three crazy and hairy furballs. Finn, a 3-year-old mini Australian shepherd, and Iris and Ivy – her two sweet and salty kittens.


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