Unique Evening with Morgan Stanley's Cutting-Edge Technologists / Soirée Unique avec les Remarquables Technologistes de Morgan Stanley
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Join Morgan Stanley and PowerToFly for a night of networking, tech talks, and panel discussions on Thursday, October 10th, featuring Morgan Stanley's cutting-edge technologists. The evening's speakers will share insights into their latest projects, their career journeys, and take questions from the audience.
Find out why it's an exciting time for technologists to work in financial services.
This event is a great fit for women working as Backend or Fullstack Developers (Java, C++, C#, Python), Data Scientists, DevOps Specialists, Cyber Security Specialists, Database Administrators, QA Automation Specialists, Linux/Unix, and Cloud Computing Specialists.
Agenda (subject to change):
- 17:30 - Check-in and networking over food & refreshments
- 18:00 - PowerToFly kickoff by Katharine Zaleski, Co-Founder & President, PowerToFly
- 18:05 - Keynote address by Morgan Stanley
- 18:15 - Tech Talk
- 18:30 - Panel & Audience Q&A
- 19:00 - Networking continues over food & refreshments
- 19:30 - Event concludes
Join us on Thursday, October 10th from 17:30 - 19:30 (5:30pm to 7:30pm) at 1201 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 2L7. Please check in at the Morgan Stanley registration desk. Please note, you will need a photo ID to enter the event.
About technology at Morgan Stanley: Morgan Stanley has a rich history and culture of technology innovation, allowing the firm to stay on the cutting-edge and solve highly complex business and technology problems in finance, capital markets and wealth and asset management. Our teams of world-class technologists continuously explore opportunities emerging from new technologies, build innovative solutions and establish partnerships with emerging technology players to deliver new and innovative solutions. Our technology team's priority areas include cloud computing, productivity and social platforms, big data and analytics, machine learning, automation, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. We also focus on emerging technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, gamification and quantum computing.
About PowerToFly's events: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require assistance to fully participate in this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.
Unfortunately, PowerToFly cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about this policy.
Joignez dès aujourd'hui Morgan Stanley et PowerToFly pour une soirée de réseautage, conférences technologiques et débats de spécialistes le jeudi 10 octobre, avec les remarquables technologues de Morgan Stanley. Les spécialistes donneront un aperçu de leurs derniers projets, leurs chemins professionnels et répondront aux questions du public.
Découvrez pourquoi le moment est excellent pour l'intégration des technologues aux services financiers.
Cet évènement est idéal pour les femmes travaillant en tant que Back-end ou Full-stack Developers (JAVA, C++, C#, Phython), Data Scientists, Spécialistes DevOps, Spécialistes en Sécurité Informatique, Administrateurs de bases de données, Spécialistes en QA Automation, Linux/Unix et Spécialistes en Cloud Computing.
Ordre du jour (susceptible d'être modifié) :
- 17:30 – Enregistrement et réseautage, avec canapés et rafraîchissements.
- 18:00 – Lancement de PowerToFly par Katharine Zaleski, Cofondatrice et Présidente, PowerToFly.
- 18:05 – Allocution de Morgan Stanley
- 18:15 – Tech talk
- 18 :30 – Débat et questions-réponses avec le public.
- 19:00 – Continuité du réseautage avec canapés et rafraîchissements.
- 19:00 – Clôture de l'évènement.
Joignez-vous à nous le jeudi 10 octobre de 17h30 à 19h30 (5:30pm à 7:30pm) au 1201 Boulevard West René-Lévesque, Québec, H3B 2L7. Veuillez-vous enregistrer au comptoir Morgan Stanley. Pièce d'identité nécessaire pour avoir accès à l'événement.
À propos de la division Technologie de Morgan Stanley : Morgan Stanley possède une histoire et une culture d'innovation technologique très riches, ce qui lui permet de rester à la pointe et de résoudre des problèmes commerciaux et technologiques extrêmement complexes, dans le domaine des finances, de marchés de capitaux et de gestion de patrimoine et de biens. Nos équipes de technologues mondialement reconnus, explorent en permanence les opportunités issues des nouvelles technologies, élaborent des solutions innovantes et établissent des partenariats avec des acteurs technologiques émergents afin de fournir des solutions innovantes. Les domaines prioritaires pour notre équipe de technologues comprennent le cloud computing, les réseaux sociaux et les plateformes de productivité, big data et analytics, machine learning, automation, intelligence artificielle et sécurité informatique. Nous nous concentrons également sur les technologies émergentes comme la réalité virtuelle et augmentée, la gamification et l'informatique quantique.
À propos des événements PowerToFly : Toutes les personnes invitées sont les bienvenues, sans distinction de race, de couleur, de religion, de nationalité, d'identité de genre, de grossesse, de handicap physique ou mental ou d'âge. Si vous avez besoin d'assistance pour participer à cet événement, veuillez envoyer un courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org et nous vous contacterons pour discuter de vos besoins particuliers.
Malheureusement, PowerToFly ne peut pas admettre de recruteurs extérieurs à cet événement particulier. Veuillez envoyer un courriel à email@example.com pour plus de renseignements sur cette politique.
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The Dated, Everyday Tech Stifling Women's Voices Shows the Importance of Diversity in Tech
"You're not like other girls. You're so...chill."
I've gotten that "compliment" from multiple guys in multiple contexts — and I'm ashamed to admit that until a few years ago, I took it as one.
Occasionally I'd wonder why. After all, anyone who knows me well knows I am the Anti-Chill: a tightly wound stress ball, ready to explode into tears at any given moment.
So what was giving these guys the wrong impression? As it turns out, it was my voice. My cool, unnaturally-deep-for-a-woman, never-shrill voice.
And if I'm honest, I always prided myself on not sounding 'like other girls.' No uptalk or high-pitched squeals of glee from me. I thought I sounded smarter and more serious. Talk about internalized misogyny.
This isn't just me though. There is a societal double bind that forces women to spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about the right pitch and tone for each situation.
Just consider the advice that Democratic-debate coach Christine Jahnke gave female candidates to avoid being labeled as shrill: "… go slow and low. Very purposefully slow your pace and lower the tone a bit, because that will add meaning or gravitas to whatever it is you're talking about."
In a nutshell: try and sound chill, not shrill.
What I didn't know, until recently, is how this bias against women's natural voices is being reinforced and amplified by century-old technology. (Just one of many examples of how technology designed by and for men ends up hurting women in the long-run.)
Author Tina Tallon explains this little-known fact in her recent New Yorker article, summarized below:
How 20th Century Tech Is Holding 21st Century Women Back
With the rise of commercial broadcast radio in the 1920s, women's voices began getting critiqued. As Tallon explains, station directors asserted that "women sounded 'shrill,' 'nasal,' and 'distorted.'" So when industry standards were set, directors didn't take women's voices into account.
When Congress limited the bandwidth available to each radio station in 1927, station directors set a bandwidth that would provide the minimum amount of information necessary to understand "human" speech.
They used lower voices as their benchmark, so the higher frequency components of women's speech necessary to understand certain consonants were cut, making women's voices less intelligible.
- Researcher J.C. Steinberg asserted that, "nature has so designed woman's speech that it is always most effective when it is of soft and well-modulated tone." He explained that if a woman raised her voice on air, it would exceed the limitations of the equipment. As Tallon says, "He viewed this as a personal and biological failing on women's part, not a technical one on his."
Why You Should Care
Women have always been told to lower their voices, but this 20th century approach to sound frequencies is still accepted as the standard, literally forcing women to lower their voices if they want to be heard.
- To this day, many algorithms and speakers distort women's speech by limiting higher frequencies, causing women's voices to lose definition and clarity.
Tallon sums it up well:
"Consequently, women are still receiving the same advice that they were given in the nineteen-twenties: lower the pitch of your voice, and don't show too much emotion. By following that advice, women expose themselves to another set of criticisms, which also have a long history: they lack personality, or they sound 'forced' and 'unnatural.'"
So as we continue to grapple with implicit biases against women, from what it means to be "presidential" to who's considered an "innovative leader," let's remember the importance of diversity in tech.
Had a woman been involved in researching/setting the standards for radio frequencies, she might've been able to steer the industry towards a voiceband that would allow men and women to be heard equally well. And perhaps had a more impartial voiceband been established, I'd have heard a more diverse range of female speakers growing up, and internalized fewer biases myself.
That's why we care so much at PowerToFly about making sure cutting-edge companies have diverse teams.
Times were different then, sure, but the fact that Depression Era standards are still impacting how we hear (or don't hear) women's voices is a vital reminder that what we do today impacts our world for centuries to come.
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