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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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How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.

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Diversity and Inclusion Calendar 2021

Inclusive leaders are ones who make their team feel like they belong, like they're valued, and like their whole self is seen and appreciated at work. Being cognizant of different holidays and celebrations can go a long way in doing that.

Perhaps your company chooses to highlight the diversity of your employees by collectively celebrating different festive days. Or maybe you're encouraging employees to use floating paid holidays to mark important days with their families and friends. Either way, a diversity awareness calendar for 2021 can go a long way in helping you meet your goals. Avoid insensitive missteps by checking against these 2021 diversity holidays before scheduling all-hands meetings or company parties.

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5 Tips to Grow Your Career In Tech Sales

Insight from Rain Hu, RVP of Sales at Elastic

One of Rain Hu's favorite moments of the day is her early morning run. "I run six kilometers minimum daily, rain or shine," she says. "I enjoy the time alone because it allows me to have time for self-reflection and self-conversation."

The discipline that it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle is carried throughout her life. As a wife, mother of two young boys, and sales leader, Rain optimizes her time so that she can show up fully and authentically in all aspects of her life.

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45 Transferable Skills to Add to Your Resume

Whether you've stayed in the same career field for years or dabbled in different industries, odds are you've developed your professional skill set. Some of these skills are job-specific, like mastering certain platforms or tools, but others are transferable, such as critical thinking or time management skills.

Transferable skills are very versatile and can be applied in any professional setting, regardless of position or industry, which is a HUGE value-add to future employers.

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