Networking and mentorship can be powerful tools for professional growth and development, helping you establish your personal brand. But how do you know if you’re connecting with the appropriate people? And how can you leverage relationships to maximize the impact on your career...
Networking and mentorship can be powerful tools for professional growth and development, helping you establish your personal brand. But how do you know if you’re connecting with the appropriate people? And how can you leverage relationships to maximize the impact on your career trajectory?
Roxane Lukas (EVP & Chief People Capability Officer) and James (Jim) Sottile (Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer) at Light & Wonder understand that networking is all about keeping things human — while sometimes being vulnerable.
These senior leaders have vast experience to draw upon and understand both sides of the networking equation and mentor/mentee experience. They’ll share their journeys and advice on building your support system so you can gain the guidance you need to get ahead.
During this Chat, you’ll learn:
Tips for creating and fostering relationships to unlock your professional development
Why self-reflection is essential to understanding where you are and where you want to go
Strategies to grow your network in a structured way + set clear objectives
Ways to step outside your comfort zone and embrace vulnerability
And so much more
Meet The Speakers
EVP & Chief People Capability Officer, Light & Wonder
Roxane Lukas is Light & Wonder's human potential champion as Chief People Capability Officer, accountable for organizational and leadership development, mentoring, talent management, executive coaching, and overall operating culture. She is a powerhouse with a passion for creating environments where leaders and the teams they lead can do their best work.
Roxane was previously the Chief People Officer for Scopely Inc., and TechStyle Fashion Group, and held various HR executive positions at Electronic Arts (EA), including VP, Global HR for the interactive division. Always working to lend her talents to others through guidance, Roxane is a mentor to women early in their careers and an advisor to early-stage companies.
Roxane graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in Executive Development from New York University, as well as a MA in Spiritual Psychology for the University of Santa Monica. Roxane loves the relaxing fun of L&W’s casual games!
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Light & Wonder
Jim Sottile is leader of the law as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Light & Wonder, overseeing the Company’s legal strategy and operations. Jim brings more than 30 years of experience working across multiple industries. He is an accomplished legal strategist as well as an intentional, experienced leader who hates legalese and loves poetry.
Jim was most recently with Jones Day, where he was a partner in its New York office. A stellar attorney, he was named as a notable practitioner by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers from 2005-2018 and recognized in The Best Lawyers in America from 2011-2018.
Jim received his J.D. from Georgetown University and his B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida. After a long day of reading lots of documents and making legal decisions, he enjoys a good game of Jackpot Party.