Meet Pralie Dutzel- Design Technologist
Today, we want to introduce (and congratulate!) one of our amazing community members- Pralie Dutzel. Pralie is a self taught web designer and developer who's recently accepted a position as HomeAway's newest Design Technologist (with the help of our team at PowerToFly)!
We asked Pralie a few questions about her experience as a developer, what got her into the field, and her advice for other women looking to excel in their careers:
Q: What do you love about being a part of the PowerToFly Community?
A: The opportunities they bring.
Q: What got you interested in web design and development?
A: I got started with web design and development in middle school because I wanted to make fan sites for my favorite video games.
Q: Why do you love being a designer and developer?
A: I love being able to flex my creative side through design, and there's something awesome about being able to bring your design to life through code.
Q: Did you face any challenges along the way? How did you overcome them?
A: I'm self-taught in both design and development, so some of the biggest challenges I've faced were having confidence in my own abilities. Along the way, I've had some excellent mentors, bosses, and coworkers who have helped me see myself and my skills the way they do.
Q: What advice do you have for women in your position?
A: You'll encounter people along the way who will try to tell you what you can and cannot do, but don't give up. Work hard and show them what you know you can do.
Q: Do you have any mantras that you live by?
A: Not really any mantras, but I always try to balance working hard and taking time to relax.
Please join us to meet and hear from Licenia, a 20-year veteran of American Express who has led large-scale projects across the company while acting as the Global Development Committee Chair for the Women in Technology Network. Licenia will be joined by women and male allies from American Express who will be sharing how they're building inclusive environments, while innovating products to fuel company-wide growth.
Since this is an exclusive, invite-only event, you'll also have the opportunity to network with top women in your field and team members from PowerToFly.
We will also be offering complimentary headshot photos for all attendees.
Agenda (Subject to Change):
- 5:30pm - Check-In & Networking over Light Food + Free Headshots
- 6:00pm - Event Kickoff with Caroline Turner, PowerToFly's Chief Revenue Officer
- 6:05pm - Keynote Address from Ileana Figueroa, VP, Technologies at American Express
- 6:15pm - Product Demo(s) + Q&A featuring American Express Women Tech Leaders
- 6:35pm - Fireside Chat featuring Licenia Rojas, American Express Senior Vice President and Unit CIO, Global Services Group; moderated by Caroline Turner
- 6:55pm - Audience Q&A featuring Licenia Rojas and American Express executives including:
- Cheryl Rico, VP, Unit CIO at American Express, Global Consumer Services Technology at American Express
- Dean Vocaturo, VP/GM -Network Engineering & Optimization at American Express
- Ileana Figueroa, VP, Technologies at American Express
- 7:20pm - Closing Remarks
- 7:25pm - Networking resumes over Light Food + Free Headshots
Although this is a networking event (you don't have to be looking for a job to attend), American Express is hiring. Their amazing benefits include up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, flexible work arrangements, Healthy Living wellness programs, tuition assistance and great medical coverage. Learn more about American Express including their open roles by going to their page on PowerToFly and clicking "follow."
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Parking: Free parking is available in the Amex Parking Garage.
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