A Look at Accenture's Women Career Consortium in NYC
On June 27th, Accenture hosted their New York Metro Women's Career Consortium and PowerToFly was excited to collaborate with them on this special event.
Held at Accenture's New York office, this evening of discussions and networking provided New York women in consulting and technology the opportunity to learn from and `connect with both Accenture leaders and their peers while enjoying some tasty food and drinks.
Hosted by PowerToFly CoFounder Milena Berry, speakers from Accenture included:
Our captivating speakers discussed their careers at Accenture including favorite projects, changes in the industry as a whole, and how they find work-life integration even while juggling their multiple responsibilities at the firm.
Accenture is hiring and you learn more about their open roles on PowerToFly.
In addition to being leaders in the consulting world, Accenture leads the industry in the fight for gender equality. Accenture is working towards a gender-balanced workforce by 2025, with 25% of their managing directors being women by 2020. You can read more about their work for gender equity here.
Our attendees wait for the night to officially kickoff.
PowerToFly CoFounder Milena Berry
We start off the night with a video introduction by Accenture's Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer.
Another look at our panel discussion.
Our panel takes questions from the audience.
Networking during the reception.
Accenture team members answer questions from attendees.
For the boss you loved, the coworker you hated, and everyone in between
Two things are inevitable when someone leaves your team at work: there will be an abundance of sweet treats (I'm partial to those giant cookie cakes from the mall) and there will be a card passed around for everyone to scrawl the professional version of sweet nothings in. Depending on the "importance" of the person, you may get the bonus activities of farewell gifts and/or an all-team champagne toast.
If you are a New York based tech professional and you'd like to attend this event, please email your name and LinkedIn URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you are a software engineer, fitness enthusiast or both, you won't want to miss PowerToFly's evening of product demos and networking with the women tech leaders and allies at Peloton.
Founded in 2012, Peloton brought top talent together in its Silicon Alley headquarters to create a new concept in fitness. In their words, "We loved cycling but had a hard time finding a workout that consistently fit our schedules, and our at-home workouts never felt quite up to par. So, we set out to create a world-class indoor cycling studio experience on your time, and in the comfort of your own home."
This event is your chance to hear directly from the women tech leaders and allies who make their revolutionary products like the Peloton Bike, Peloton Tread and Peloton App possible. We'll be devoting a large portion of the event to taking your questions and I know the Peloton team wants to hear from you!
The unique evening will take place on Wednesday, February 12th from 6pm to 8:30pm at 125 W 25th Street.
There's a lot more to building an inclusive company than just hiring more people from diverse backgrounds. So, how can you build an inclusive culture that will help you attract and retain a diverse group of employees?
A few months ago, Lily Zintak found herself at a crossroads.
She'd been working as a Sales Development Representative in construction management software company Procore Technologies' Austin, Texas office for the better part of 18 months. She'd watched the office grow from less than 200 people to more than 400—and even cut the ribbon when they opened a new floor of offices. She'd made 50-plus sales calls a day, honed an approach to prospecting and connecting with clients that worked for her, and found success. It was at this point in her career, where she had to make a tough decision.