PowerToFly + Wayfair Hosted Women Tech Leaders in Boston
On September 19th, PowerToFly partnered with Wayfair to host a special evening where Wayfair's women tech leaders shared their favorite projects, dove into their career journeys, answered audience questions, and discussed how they use technology and innovation to transform the way we buy online.
Speakers from Wayfair included:
- Susan Kelly, Associate Director, Storefront Attract and Retain
- Leen Huynh, Software Engineer
- Taylor Higgins, Product Performance Manager
- Steve Crusenberry, Global Head of Infrastructure and Platforms
Wayfair is hiring! They have been named one of the "Top Places to Work 2018" by The Boston Globe, "Best Workplaces in Retail" by Fortune Magazine, and one of "America's Most Promising Company" by Forbes.
PowerToFly's Jamie Lipiner and Abbie Vachon with the Wayfair team set-up for the event.
A packed house!
The evening included a tech talk by Taylor Higgins.
Launching into our panel discussion.
Another shot of our panel.
Our panel takes questions from the audience.
Ah, the dreaded PIP.
Performance improvement plans (PIPs) can feel scary. They have a (not entirely unearned) reputation for being the first step on the road to an eventual firing. And sometimes managers do implement PIPs solely to appease HR by ensuring that they made every last effort to make a given employee successful before terminating that employee.
We recently chatted with Megan Hansen, VP of People at Smartsheet, who oversee the employee lifecycle from Talent Acquisition to Alumni support.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the company's culture and values, and learn how you can make your application stand out!
To learn more about Smartsheet and their open roles, click here.
A five-step framework for addressing systematic racism at work
The world has changed in the past few weeks.
We're watching corporations and organizations across the world come out in support of Black lives in droves. Many of those organizations are doing so for the first time in their history.
Preparing for the Unexpected: How Maria Fava Found Her Confidence as a Bicultural, Bilingual Woman at T. Rowe Price
Born in Mexico City and raised in Guadalajara, Maria Fava never would have predicted that she'd have a career in financial services. And certainly not in Maryland.
Over two decades ago, when Maria moved to the U.S. to study psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, she'd planned on moving back to Mexico to study law after graduation. Instead, she fell in love with an unassuming Italian-American her senior year. She married him and moved to Maryland, his home state.
When the pandemic began in spring and her friends (and fellow Carnegie Mellon master's students) started to find out that their offers for summer internships were canceled, Mai Sha held her breath.