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An Inside Look at Our Event with Mastercard

PowerToFly was thrilled to recently partner with Mastercard on our first event with this iconic enterprise which was also our first event in the lovely city of Vancouver. Held on April 16th at Steamworks, our over fifty attendees were greeted with a tech talk and panel discussion, lead by women tech leaders at NuData Security, a Mastercard Company.


After networking over refreshments, the evening officially kicked off with a keynote address delivered by Derek Houg, Vice President, Business Process Improvement and Harsimran Kapoor, Director, Human Resources Business Partner. Next up, Sunny Khera, Senior Engineer Software Engineering, presented an engaging tech talk entitled "Digital Protection for an Open World".

We then moved into the panel discussion portion of the evening. Moderated by PowerToFly's Cristina Duke, the conversation included from Mastercard:

After an extensive audience Q&A, the evening concluded with more opportunities for our guests to network with their peers and members of the Mastercard team.

Mastercard is truly committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion. Forbes magazine called them one of "America's Best Employers for Diversity - 2018" while they also honored as one of the "Best Places to Work for Millennials - 2018" by The Women Choice Awards.

Mastercard is hiring! Visit their page on PowerToFly to learn more about their open roles.

Chainalysis Inc.

What’s It Like to Work in Cybercrime? An Inside Look with Jen Hicks of Chainalysis

Do you know how terrorist attacks are stopped?

Military intervention is certainly one way, but Jen Hicks prefers another.

"I really, really believe that the key to preventing terrorist attacks is by cutting off their finances," explains Jen, a senior cybercrime investigator at cryptocurrency compliance and investigation firm Chainalysis.

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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.

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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.

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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.

If you are not a member of the Asian-American community, you might feel powerless– as if you have no say in the matter. It's easy to believe that your actions aren't effective and cannot lend support to your colleagues and friends from the Asian-American community. But that is not the case– in reality, there are a number of actions you can take against Asian hate that can have real impact, in both your professional and personal life.

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