If you are a tech professional in the greater Boston or Cambridge area and you'd like to attend this event, please send a note with your LinkedIn URL to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for an invite.
Whether it's making a long commute something you actually look forward to or powering your daily workout, Audible (an Amazon company) is changing the way we listen. Audible is the world's largest seller and producer of audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, enriching the lives of our millions of listeners every day. They have reinvented a media category and are the driving force behind today's audio entertainment revolution.
Want to learn more? Then Audible and PowerToFly would love to have you attend our evening of networking and tech panel discussion featuring the women tech leaders and allies who make Audible possible.
The event will take place on Thursday, January 23rd from 6pm to 9pm at 101 Main Street, Cambridge, MA. PowerToFly will supply a complimentary Lyft code to help you get home closer to the event.
Agenda (subject to change):
- 6:00pm - Check-In & Networking over Light Food and Refreshments
- 6:40pm - Opening Remarks by PowerToFly
- 6:45pm - Welcome Address by Jenn Lee, Director, Software Development
- 6:50pm - Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Product Demos:
- Alexa Demo by Lauren Zwetolitz, Sr. Software Development Engineer II - Test and Shweta Brahme, Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer II
- Operational Excellence Demo by Shallu Bhagat, Sr. Manager, Software Development
- 7:05pm - Panel Discussion featuring leaders from Audible:
- 7:25pm - Audience Q&A
- 7:35pm - Closing Remarks by Jenn Lee, Director, Software Development
- 7:40pm - Networking continues over Light Food & Refreshments
About Audible: Audible is more than the world's leading provider of audiobooks. We're pioneers. We're inventors. We're storytellers. Since 1995, we've been authors of an industry revolution, creating a global destination for insight, information, and imagination built at the speed of the spoken word. Our people are driven by a collective passion for amplifying the human voice and enriching the cities and communities we call home. Together, we're changing the narrative on storytelling.
About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run startup that works with companies to identify skilled professionals they'd like to network with. Over the past two years, we've produced over one hundred events across the world with brands like American Express, Microsoft, Deloitte, and Slack, which have resulted in countless hires. Visit http://powertofly.com to learn more.
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 accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email email@example.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.
Unfortunately, PowerToFly and Audible cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this policy.
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:
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.
If you are a Boston-based tech professional and you are interested in attending this event, please email us at email@example.com to be considered for an invite.
Join us for an invite-only evening of tech talks, conversation, and networking with Wayfair's women tech leaders.
Overall, the evening will focus on Wayfair's women tech leaders who will be sharing their favorite projects, diving into their career journeys, answering audience questions, and discussing how they use technology and innovation to transform the way we buy online. We've learned about the important conversations that have come out of some recent headlines at Wayfair and we are excited to partner with a company that realizes these dialogues must continue.
The event will take place on Thursday, September 19th, from 6pm to 8pm at 4 Copley Place, Boston.
Agenda (subject to change):
- 6:00pm - Check-in and Network over food & refreshments
- 6:30pm - Event Kickoff with PowerToFly
- 6:35pm - Keynote Address by Steve Crusenberry, Global Head of Infrastructure and Platforms
- 6:45pm - Tech Talk / Product Demo by Taylor Higgins, Product Performance Manager
- 7:00pm - Panel Discussion featuring from Wayfair
- 7:15pm - Audience Q&A
- 7:30pm - Networking continues
While you don't need to be looking for new opportunities in order to attend this event, Wayfair is hiring! Wayfair has 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.
Click HERE to learn more about tech at Wayfair.
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 and Wayfair cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about this policy.
One of PowerToFly's missions is to provide educational outlets for women in tech, business and beyond. We strive to do this through our events, mentoring programs and through our bi-weekly VIP virtual Lunch & Learns, lead by women across a wide spectrum of fields.
This is why we were thrilled to partner with such a like minded company in Pluralsight, who are making it easy to keep up with technology through expert-led courses, assessments, and tools in fields such as software development, IT ops, data, and cyber security, for an evening of networking and learning on November 28th.
Held at Pluralsight's Boston office, we hosted a packed room of experienced women from throughout the Boston area (and even one attendee who was in town from Maine!). Hosted by PowerToFly's Lauren Hagerty, who also leads our Lunch & Learns, the theme of the night's discussions were the "Challenges and Solutions for Women in Tech." While, it's clear that women have made great strides in STEM fields in recent years, we all know there is plenty of room for improvement and our expert panel was on hand to offer advice and to elaborate on their own career journeys.
The evening kicked off with a keynote address by a male ally in Pluralsight's commitment to diversity and inclusion, Head of Data Product James Aylward. While a good portion of our attendees were already familiar with Pluralsight, a product demo by Product Manager Keisha Johnson and Software Engineer Shayna Cummings shed even more light on the ins and outs of what exactly makes Pluralsight's platform so successful.
The centerpiece of the evening was a panel discussion featuring a quartet of women software engineers at Pluralsight: Kelly Furness, Allison Browne, Isabella Beltran, and Margarita Dekoli. Over the past year, I've attended dozens of event on behalf of PowerToFly and this was truly one of the most open and frank conversations that I've been a part of as our panelists discussed their career experiences being, at times, the only woman at the table, common misconceptions of women in tech and what efforts can be made to encourage more women to enter careers in tech (and what companies can do to retain them once they are there).
The evening concluded with plenty of time for our attendees to network with both the panelists and other Pluralsight employees. As they headed out into the chilly Boston night, they also had an opportunity to snag some great Pluralsight swag too.
Pluralsight is one of Great Places to Work and FORTUNE Magazine's "Best Small & Medium Workplaces 2018" and has been named one of the top 100 private cloud companies by Forbes. Their partners include Adobe, Microsoft, Google, and Oracle. Most recently, Pluralsight was named a "Top Workplace in Boston" by The Boston Globe.
Pluralsight is hiring! Visit their page on PowerToFly to learn more about their open roles.
PowerToFly's Lauren Hagerty kicked off the night.
Pluralsight's Head of Data Product James Aylward delivered the evening's keynote address.
Software Engineer Shayna Cummings during the night's product demo.
Product Manager Keisha Johnson discussed Pluralsight's platform.
Our panel discussion with Margarita Dekoli, Allison Browne, Kelly Furness and Isabella Beltran.
Our panel discussion.
Our attendees had plenty of time to network with members of the Pluralsight team.
A great night of networking!