Women Think Next: An Evening of Inspiration and Networking at Microsoft
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Microsoft and PowerToFly would love to invite you to Women Think Next on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Join us for an evening of inspiring discussions and networking with Microsoft's tech & business leaders.
Women Think Next is an annual networking event for senior professional women. It began in Israel and India in 2008 and has now become a truly global event. Dozens of external senior women attend every year, representing different positions in the booming tech industry and bringing together professionals from Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Engineering, IT, Services, Research, Business Development and more.
This year's theme is Leadership, Authenticity, and Finding Our Voices.
We have all struggled with feelings of self-doubt. Impostor syndrome is very real for many of us, and it can be a serious obstacle in our journeys to becoming authentic leaders. At this year's Women Think Next event, you will hear from leaders who have faced their fear head on and are ready to share their real-world experiences with us. They will provide their strategies for coping with self-doubt, pushing outside of our comfort zones, finding our authentic voices, and building credibility and confidence on our way to becoming effective and genuine leaders.
Women Think Next Agenda (Subject to Change)
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Registration, Buffet Dinner and Drinks
7:30pm - 7:50pm - Keynote with Diana Gibson – Vice President, Enterprise Services Delivery, Microsoft
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Jenny Donnelly, Head of Platform Engineering at Nextdoor, is no novice to the tech world—she came on the scene when most of us were still using dialup. If you were to look at the linear progression on her LinkedIn profile, you might think she'd had her sights set on rising the ranks in Silicon Valley since she was an undergrad.
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.