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March 1st 2018

It's Katharine Z, the Cofounder of PowerToFly. I thought I was terrible at Excel. I thought I was terrible at public speaking. I thought I wasn't great at a lot of things... and then I found the right women at PowerToFly to teach me what I'd blocked out over the years. We've assembled a crew of them for our VIP program to show you everything from how to build prototypes, speak publicly, pivot into a tech career later in life, master Excel and more. I'm also teaching a course that shares exactly how I've placed my stories in The New York Times, Fortune, Elle and beyond. Access all the course and a lot more by becoming a PowerToFly VIP here.

FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: BlackRock - UX Visual Design Lead - Aladdin Product Group

Do you have a deep appreciation for simple, sleek, usable interfaces coupled with exceptional graphic design skills? Also, do you like these benefits?

  • Flexible time off - to allow more time with friends and family
  • Flexible work arrangements - work whenever, from wherever!
  • Work/life support - from children to elder care, BlackRock wants to help
  • Comprehensive medical coverage - a must have
  • MATCHED 401(k) - Awesome
  • Financial wellness - to help you plan (and save) for the future!
Or, check out these five companies for even more opportunities:

American Express

Their 'Healthy Babies' program offers free breast milk shipping while on business trips and a wide-range of healthcare resources and incentives for working mothers.


Changing the way people think of advertising and employees think of their jobs, thanks to an inclusive work environment.


Increasing employee effectiveness with a Tuition Assistance Program and benefits you can't resist.


All employees receive an annual Universal theme park passes- free vacation!

Sapient Consulting

Sapient Consulting earns a perfect score on HRC's Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ inclusive workplaces.


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.

Autodesk, Inc.

How Embracing What She Doesn’t Know Led Autodesk’s Arezoo Riahi to a Fulfilling Career in DEI

Arezoo Riahi isn't a big fan of the "fake it till you make it" approach. She'd rather ask for the help she needs and learn from it.

Autodesk's Director of Diversity and Belonging joined the design software company from the nonprofit world after a long career in connecting people from different cultures. While her work had been deeply rooted in DEI values, there were certain parts of the strategy-building aspects to her new role that she wasn't sure about.

"If you know it, show up like you know it. If you don't know it, you shouldn't fake it. And Autodesk didn't shame me for not knowing everything. They helped me, and the entire team, by providing the resources that we needed, bringing in outside expertise to help teach us when we were in new territory," says Arezoo, who has been at Autodesk for three years now, during which she's been promoted twice into her current role.

We sat down with Arezoo to hear more about her path into DEI work, what she thinks the future of that work must include, and what advice she has for women looking to build fulfilling careers, from knowing what you don't know and beyond.


Behind-the-Scenes: Sales Interview Process at LogMeIn

Get an inside look at the interview process for sales roles at LogMeIn, one of the largest SaaS companies providing remote work technology, from Michael Gagnon, Senior Manager of Corporate Account Executive Sales.

Procore Technologies Inc

How Being an Open Member of the LGBTQIA+ Community Has Helped Procore’s Alex Zinik Overcome Imposter Syndrome at Work

Alex Zinik wasn't surprised that she started her career in education—she decided she would become a teacher when she was just in third grade.

She was surprised while working as a paraeducator in the school system and preparing to become a special education teacher, she discovered that it didn't feel quite right. "I didn't know if that's what I really wanted to do," she recalls.

So a friend suggested she take a job during her off summers at construction software company Procore. She thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try out this new challenge, and if she needed to, she could go back to the school district once the summer was over.

"Five summers later, I'm still here!" she says, smiling. "And I see myself here for many more years. I just fell in love with the company, the culture, and with the career growth opportunities I was presented with."

As part of our Pride month celebrations, Alex, currently the Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO at Procore, sat down with us to share how a common fear—the fear of being found out—underlay the imposter syndrome she felt when pivoting to an industry in which she lacked experience, and the anxiety she often felt before coming out to her friends and family about her sexuality.

Read on for her insight on overcoming negative thought patterns, being yourself, and paying it forward.


The Outlook That Helps CSL’s Paula Manchester Invest in Herself and Her Team

If you told Paula Manchester that you weren't good at math, she wouldn't believe you.

"That's a global indictment," she says. "'I'm not good at math' implies that you don't have the ability to nurture that muscle. And then I'd ask what kind of math? There's a lot to math."

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