PowerToFly has presented over a hundred events across the United States as well as in Canada and three events in London and yet we had never hosted an event in Philadelphia. That all changed on December 11th when PowerToFly partnered with Guru, a fast-growing startup based in both Philadelphia and San Francisco, to present a fun evening of learning and networking featuring several of Guru's women leaders.
Guru uses AI to help companies create amazing customer experiences and close deals. From Google Docs and Slack threads, to inside apps and the minds of your best and brightest, Guru captures your company's expertise to utilize in the future. Their impressive list of clients include Slack, Square, Zoom, Spotify, Dell, Shopify, Buzzfeed and many more.
This special gathering was hosted by PowerToFly's Lauren Hagerty and began with over an hour of networking over delicious bites and refreshments. Guests had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with members of Guru's tech and hiring teams as well as their own skilled peers.
After some brief opening remarks by Lauren, I audience was in for a real treat as the evening's keynote address was delivered by Rick Nucci, CEO & Co-Founder of Guru. Rick did a deep dive into Guru's mission and principals, leaving no question that this is a company that cares deeply about diversity, inclusion and supporting it's employees.
Next up, Jamey Harman, Customer Success Manager provided an overview of Guru's product and how it transforms information into technology through expert verification, knowledge alerts, suggested tags and other tools.
Our programming concluded with a panel discussion exploring the career journeys and current projects of several of Guru's women leaders including Bianca Feliciano Nedjar, People Operations Manager; Hillary Curran, Director of Customer Experience; and Mansi Pathak - Engineering Manager. Our esteemed speakers then stuck around to answer questions from our inquisitive audience.
This special evening, PowerToFly's last live event of the year, concluded with more networking time before we all called it a night.
Guru is hiring. Guru's CEO was named one of the "Top CEOs - Small & Medium Companies for 2019". Their benefits include an employee stock option plan, health and commuter benefits, and a dog-friendly office! Read more about Guru's upbeat and engaged culture HERE.
We're all ready for our guests!
Guru's amazing inclusion policy.
PowerToFly's Lauren Hagerty starts things off.
Guru CEO Rick Nucci delivers the night's keynote address.
Guru CEO Rick Nucci address our audience.
PowerToFly's Lauren Hagerty with Guru's Mansi Pathak, Bianca Feliciano Nedjar, and Hillary Curran.
More with our amazing panel.
If you are a skilled tech professional based in the New York area and you'd like to attend this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for an invite.
PowerToFly has partnered with some fast-growing New York-based startups to present an evening of tech talks and networking, highlighting the amazing women tech leaders at these innovative companies. Come and enjoy a glass of wine with these impressive women tech leaders!
This invite-only event will be held on Wednesday, July 17th from 6pm to 8:30pm at AWS Loft, located at 350 W. Broadway, and will feature tech talks, product demos, an audience Q&A, and plenty of time to network with your peers over food and drinks. Although this programming is geared toward women's experiences, we welcome all genders at our events. Be sure to RSVP today - space is limited!
Featured companies will include:
2U, Inc. is a global leader in education technology that has been improving lives by powering world-class digital education. As a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities, 2U builds, delivers, and supports online graduate programs and certificates for working adults. The 2U team includes 2,800 individuals across nine offices worldwide who share a common belief in the power of higher education to transform lives for the better. 2U's amazing benefits include full tuition reimbursement, 401k matching, and unlimited PTO.
Plectica is changing the way people visualize and connect information through visual mapping software. Plectica is a simple and easy tool to map out and organize just about anything, inspired by how the brain works. Their clients include Uber, ADP, and GE.Agenda (Subject to Change):
- 6:00pm - Check-In & Networking over Food & Drinks
- 6:30pm - Event Kickoff from PowerToFly
- 6:35pm - Tech Talks + Audience Q&A featuring women tech leaders
- 7:25pm - Networking continues over Food & Drinks
The night will include complimentary wine, non-alcoholic beverages, food, and fun swag
About AWS Loft: The AWS Lofts are a place where startups and developers can meet over coffee, work on their apps, attend educational sessions, and get in-person answers to AWS technical questions – all at no cost. Gain hands-on experience through free technical workshops on serverless, containers, IoT, and more. Or, sharpen your business acumen by attending best practice sessions that include PR, legal, and fundraising. Plus, network and learn first-hand from other hot startups, VCs, and accelerators.
About our Events: All attendees who RSVP 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 email@example.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.
Unfortunately, PowerToFly and its Partners cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this policy.
Want to join this webinar and learn more? Email us at email@example.com to be considered for an invite.
PowerToFly is thrilled to partner with DigitalOcean (a dynamic, fast-growing startup that serves a robust and passionate community of developers, teams, and businesses around the world) to present a virtual tech talk and audience Q&A with several of their women tech leaders.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 7th at 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST.
After the tech talk, PowerToFly Cofounder and President Katharine Zaleski will lead a brief panel discussion with several of DigitalOcean's women engineering leaders, discussing their career journeys, current projects, and what it's like working for a mostly remote company.
- Limor Bergman Gross, Director, Engineering
- Alexis Bruemmer, Senior Manager, Engineering
- Swati Gaikwad, Engineer II
- Jenni Griesmann, Senior Engineer I
Tech Talk Speaker:
- Sneha Inguva, Engineer II
Although you don't need to be looking for new job opportunities to attend the webinar, DigitalOcean does have a number of open remote roles. In fact, about 70% of DigitalOcean's engineering team works remotely! Their competitive benefits include monthly gym reimbursements, monthly commute allowances, and a 401k with up to a 4% employer match. To learn more about DigitalOcean's open roles, visit their page on PowerToFly.
About our webinars: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age.
PowerToFly partnered with SeatGeek, the mobile ticketing marketplace that puts fan experience top of mind, to present an evening of tech talks and networking at SeatGeek's New York headquarters on January 29th.
Our attendees received a behind the scenes look at SeatGeek's platform including how they are partnering with companies like Lyft to make the fan experience as seamless as possible. PowerToFly cofounder Katharine Zaleski, who moderated the event, also asked each of our panelists how they use their monthly stipend of $120 to spend on live events.
SeatGeek speakers at the event included:
- Jennifer Ogden-Reese, Chief Marketing Officer
- Alicia Gansley, Software Engineer
- Liz Herber, Product Manager
- Matthew Baron, iOS Engineer
- Ryan Lee, Sr. Frontend Engineer
Visit SeatGeek's page on PowerToFly to learn more about their benefits and jobs at SeatGeek.