Ukraine Explainer

So much has happened in the world in the last few days, almost all of it confusing. The invasion of Ukraine would be much on our minds no matter whatit’s been a wrenching spectacle that the whole world is watchingbut with two clients based in Kyiv and several Ukrainian team members, many of us at Steyer are feeling the weight of war in palpable ways.

Those of us without direct connections to Ukraine have been on a steep learning curve. There’s much that can, and should, be learned online, but especially in trying times, there’s also no substitute for human contact, so coming on Thursday to address our questions is Tasha Huebner (bio below), a writer and content strategist with deep ties to Ukraine.

We hope you’ll pull up a chair and listen—or, better yet, chime in.

Process note: This session is part of a series of monthly meetups that Steyer hosts. Some of these meetups are limited to Steyer employees only; some are open to the public. The idea is simply to spend a bit of time together exchanging stories and ideas—to get to know one another better and to learn from one another.

Photo by David Travis on Unsplash

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022, 12pm PT
  • Zoom conference

Special Guest: Tasha Huebner

Tasha Huebner comes from a consulting background, and has some 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, and strategy, both in the U.S. as well as in Ukraine and Russia. She is a 2nd generation Ukrainian; both of her parents came from Ukraine as refugees after WWII. Tasha grew up as part of the Ukrainian-American community in Chicago, going to “Ukie school” on Saturdays as well as playing the bandura and being part of a Ukrainian folk dancing group for many years. She studied in Ukraine for a year and then worked there for a couple of years, setting up the Ukrainian operations for multinational Teledyne. Tasha also worked in Russia for Deloitte/USAID. Since then, she’s worked as a consultant for a number of companies, in roles related to content, sales messaging, etc. She has a boozy jam business on the side and is willing to translate for people some of the many videos coming out of Ukraine. She notes, “They mostly consist of an impressive array of swear words. As they should.”