GET EMAIL UPDATES FROM POWERTOFLY
By signing up you accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
BROWSE CATEGORIES
GET EMAIL UPDATES FROM POWERTOFLY
Nike Inc

An Inside Look at a Networking Event with Nike: Confluence of Tech & Sports

Nike and PowerToFly teamed up for their first-ever virtual networking event on December 10th, 2020. While Nike is best-known for its athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories, technology is at the crux of its work. During a 90-minute session, we learned about the confluence of technology and sports from a few of the women tech leaders who keep the ball rolling.

To kick us off, Nike's Vice President of Enterprise Data & Analytics, Emily White, introduced us to Nike's technology organization during a welcome address. She highlighted the pivotal role data plays in Nike's Global Technology ecosystem, the organization's commitment to hiring diverse teams and creating a culture of inclusion, and the opportunities for career growth in technology.

We got an even deeper look at Nike's technology initiatives during a tech talk from the Director of Engineering & Advanced Analytics, Lavanya Vemula. Lavanya revealed how Nike uses data analytics and machine learning to transform the sports industry, including enabling end-to-end AA/ML where data science doesn't exist (...yet).

"If you have a love for data and want to improve the world, this is a great time to be a part of Nike," Lavanya shared.

Moving into our panel discussion, we heard from Nike's Lead Product Manager, Hany Sapir, and the Talent Acquisition Director of Global Technology/Demand & Supply Management, Kylie Penn, alongside Lavanya Vemula. The women spoke candidly about why they love their roles, how Nike supports its employees' growth, career advice for their younger selves, and how work/life balance is maintained (especially during COVID times).

When asked why she loves working in recruitment, Kylie shared, "We are building a new technology pillar at Nike.... Everybody we are bringing in now is only going to accelerate the growth of Nike. And then really specifically in this space, inside of our Enterprise & Data Analytics team, they are the true core foundation, the spine that will then spawn off into absolutely anything that we do."

After a live audience Q&A, we broke into small breakout sessions with additional Talent Acquisition team members to learn about Nike's hiring process and answer more audience questions.

Nike is hiring! You can view all of their open roles and learn more about the company on their PowerToFly page. As Nike would say, "Just do it".

Quip

9 Tips for Hosting a Successful, Collaborative Hackathon, from Quip

A company that is built around offering modern collaboration software needs to believe in the power of bringing people together.

Luckily, that's just what Quip is all about.

Their annual three-day hackathon Quiprupt is an example of what collaboration looks like not just as a product offering but also as a core tenet of company culture. We asked participants from Quiprupt 2021 to tell us about their experience coming together to ship cool stuff—and how Quip's culture sets them up to be able to find meaningful work while building better products.

READ MORE AND DISCUSS Show less
Career Advice

Fostering Collaboration and Innovation in a Fast-Paced Environment

Insight from YouGov's Victoria Ganusceac

Victoria Ganusceac knew she wanted to be a product manager, but the HR manager at the company where she was working at the time wasn't on board.

Not immediately, anyways.

READ MORE AND DISCUSS Show less

How I Took Action Against Anti-Asian Racism– At Work and In My Personal Life

If you've been paying attention to the news recently, you likely have noticed a sharp rise in Anti-Asian racism. Members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities have been vocal in bringing awareness to the heightened racial discrimination they have faced since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, in some cases, have had tragic consequences.

READ MORE AND DISCUSS Show less
popular

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.

READ MORE AND DISCUSS Show less
© Rebelmouse 2020