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BlackRock

A Look at Our Evening with BlackRock's Female Tech Leaders

BlackRock, in partnership with PowerToFly, recently hosted an event at their Manhattan office for women in UX, data science, software engineering and related fields, featuring the impressive women who are driving innovation at the firm.

  • Scott Wilkinson, BlackRock's Head of User Experience, Aladdin Product Group kicked off the evening and discussed how technology is at the heart of everything BlackRock does, and why the UX function is critical to the company's success.
  • In a fireside chat, BlackRock's Deputy Head of Aladdin Product Management Sarah Schaffer talked about how she's constantly been challenged in each of the seven roles she's held at BlackRock, and how she balances her professional and personal demands as a working mother.
  • The fireside chat was followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A, where Sarah was joined by fellow tech colleagues Traci Entel, Senior Technology Business Partner, COO Functions; Rachel Schutt, Data Science Core Lead, Aladdin Product Group and Sabrina Sullivan, User Experience Design Lead, Aladdin Product Group to discuss their journeys at BlackRock and what it's like to be a woman in tech.

The event took place at the Aladdin Product Group's recently remodeled office in midtown Manhattan

A packed house of women in tech

Scott Wilkinson, BlackRock's Head of User Experience, Aladdin Product Group welcomed our guests

BlackRock's Deputy Head of Aladdin Product Management Sarah Schaffer participated in a fireside chat with PowerToFly CEO Milena Berry

A panel discussion on "data meets design with Traci Entel, Senior Technology Business Partner, COO Functions; Rachel Schutt, Data Science Core Lead, Aladdin Product Group; Sarah Schaffer, Deputy Head of Aladdin Product Management; and Sabrina Sullivan, User Experience Design Lead, Aladdin Product Group

An audience Q&A with BlackRock's female tech leaders

BlackRock swag for the attendees

All attendees received awesome BlackRock reusable water bottles

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20 Lessons from 66 Working Moms Balancing Family and Career

Experience is the greatest teacher, and the experience of being a mom is particularly chock-full of learning opportunities.

We know from the examples set by our coworkers and friends just how good moms are at juggling competing responsibilities and priorities. ("If you want to make sure something gets done, give it to a busy person" would be even more accurate if it was changed to "give it to a working mom.")

So this Mother's Day, we decided to ask working moms at our partner companies about the secret sauce that connects parenting experience to being better and happier at work.

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T Rowe Price Group Inc

Prepare for Your Interview at T. Rowe Price

Hermione Elisée, talent acquisition manager at T. Rowe Price, shares her insight on how to prepare for a job interview at the company.

She highlights the importance of preparing by thoroughly reviewing the job description and aligning it with your relevant work experience and skills. When updating your resume, Hermoine recommends that you include detailed descriptions of your skills. Also, make sure your resume is proofread by someone else before submitting it.

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How This Working Mom Embraces a Parenting Balancing Act

Insight from Kensho's Danja Spoja

If you're on a Zoom call with Danja Spoja, you may notice the guitar that makes it into the frame.

It's there on purpose, she says. "It's a reminder for me to take a break and strum it," explains Danja.

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Webinars

Financial Inclusion: Learn more about Our Partners, Sponsors & Speakers

Learn more about our amazing speakers and sponsors at our May 2021 virtual summit Diversity Reboot: Financial Inclusion, three days of conversations and panels plus an interactive virtual career fair.

Our Financial Inclusion summit was money in the bank! PowerToFly was thrilled to present talks from diverse leaders not only in banking and finance but also on philanthropy, fundraising, crypto currency, personal wealth management, taxes, DEI initiatives and so much more. If you tuned in, thank you! And if you missed the summit or would like to re-watch any of the talks, those conversations will all be available to watch for free on PowerToFly.

We want to extend a HUGE thanks to our amazing sponsors American Express, NGA, Smartsheet, S&P Global, Thornburg Investment Management and dv01 plus our media partner The Washington Post.

Plus, don't forget to visit our Merch Store and grab yourself some PowerToFly apparel. 100% of the proceeds from our sales will be going to TransTech Social, supporting transgender people in tech.

Finally, registration for our June 8 - 11th virtual summit Diversity Reboot: Pride at Work is now open! Join us to celebrate and learn from LGBTQ+ leaders. Register for free here.

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