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Owning Your Path: How To Jumpstart Your Career with Raissa Achkar

A workshop devoted to insights and strategic steps that early-stage filmmakers can use to “own” their career paths.

Navigating one's professional career is always a daunting task, and it's easy to feel lost and unsure about how to move forward with confidence — especially in today’s world. In this collaborative workshop, Raissa Achkar, a manager at Google who’s spoken widely about professional development, will talk about the importance of making conscious choices and how to truly “own” your career as you actively navigate it. She’ll also share key learnings from her time in the start-up world, applicable to all sectors, that highlight foundational steps that are crucial for sustainable and successful career growth.

This workshop uniquely takes a more holistic approach for emerging professionals navigating their career paths, and it’s applicable to nonfiction filmmakers — and everyone! Whether you're just starting out or looking to pivot, join us to gain some personal, professional, and actionable strategies to help you craft your trajectory and achieve your goals, no matter where you decide to go.

About Raissa Achkar:

Raissa Achkar is a Lebanese/American Industry Manager at Google, based in London and serving the UK market. Before joining Google, Raissa worked in research, banking, and business development within Beirut's startup ecosystem and also worked with NGOs across Lebanon. Her experience extends to the banking sector, where she worked in HSBC NYC's equity research team. She’s also an active volunteer with the Lebanese Red Cross Beirut Sector and an alumnus of the American University of Beirut.

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