A Look at Our Event with T. Rowe Price's Women Leaders
On June 19th, PowerToFly was thrilled to host our first event with T. Rowe Price, which was also our first event in the Baltimore-area. Held at T. Rowe Price's sprawling office in Owings Mills, the event included a panel discussion with several of the company's women tech leaders as well as plenty of networking time.
Hosted by PowerToFly's Dionna Smith, the night began with a keynote address by T. Rowe Price's Kris Caverly, Group Manager, Software Engineering, followed by a tech talk, lead by Maria Chirgott, Principal Business Analyst.
The centerpiece of the evening was an in-depth panel discussion featuring women leaders from throughout the organization includingAmy Chow, Software Engineer;Rachel Kurtz, Senior Infrastructure Operations Analyst; Anjana Ortwein, Software Engineer; Shelley Bliss, VP Cyber Analytics, Governance & Reporting and Yvette Briscoe, Sr. Infrastructure Operations Analyst.
The night concluded with plenty of more networking time over some truly delicious food and refreshments. To top it all off, our guests departed with some sweet T. Rowe Price swag.
T. Rowe Price is especially committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in their own workplace. In fact, T. Rowe Price has been named as one of the Human Rights Campaign's "2019 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality" as well as one of Forbes 2018 "Global World's Best Employers 2,000."
Tips from PowerToFly's Strategic Global Enterprise D&I executive, Dionna Smith-Keels
If you are someone who works in Diversity and Inclusion or is passionate about seeing more diversity in your company, you may feel overwhelmed about where to start. When it comes to D&I, the best place to start is at the top. If you really want the work you do to have an impact, you need to get leadership at your company to buy-in to diversity efforts.
How She Overcame Self-Doubt & Became a Full-Time Software Engineer at Quip
Have you ever dreamed of pivoting into the world of software engineering? Claire Johnson, a self-proclaimed chemistry nerd who landed a chemical engineering job straight out of college, certainly hadn't… that is, until she took her first programming class online at Stanford. Now she's a full-time software engineer at Quip, Salesforce's productivity platform. "I never would've thought that I would do this when I graduated college," she explains, laughing.
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 email@example.com.
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.