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Thales Usa Inc.

Watch Our Virtual Seminar with Thales' Director of Engineering Ops

Did you miss PowerToFly's October virtual seminar featuring Thales' Victoria Snyder on her journey from Air Force veteran to Director of Engineering Ops?

Don't worry, you can watch the full hour long virtual chat HERE.

Here's what one attendee had to say about the conversation: Thank you for the very informative and enjoyable virtual chat with Victoria Snyder. Victoria provided so much positive perspective and useful information on her background and the challenges she has faced in her career. It brought back so many memories of my 35 years in the engineering field. It was very encouraging to hear her upbeat approach to all her experiences and her optimism for the future of women in engineering.

Follow Thales on PowerToFly here and check out all of their open roles!

An Evening with Vrbo's Leaders

If you are an Austin-based woman in tech and would like to receive an invite to this event, please email us at hi@powertofly.com.

Meet Vrbo's women tech leaders, like Chief Product Officer Tina Weyand, at this invite-only in-person event.

Agenda (Subject to Change):

  • 6:00pm - Check-In & Networking over Cocktails & Light Food
  • 6:20pm - Kick-Off with PowerToFly
  • 6:25pm - Welcome & Keynote Address by Judy Kay, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Brand and Communications at Vbro
  • 6:35pm - Information Presentation
  • 6:45pm - Panel Discussion with Vrbo Female Tech Leaders including
  • 7:20pm - Networking Continues over Cocktails & Light Food

The event will take place on Thursday, February 28th from 6pm to 9pm at 11501 Domain Dr., Suite 100, Austin, TX.

Vbro's (formerly HomeAway) mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through their online marketplace. With over 2 million unique places to stay in 190 countries, they are committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.

Also, Vrbo is hiring! Their amazing benefits include plenty of paid vacation, up to 20 weeks of parental leave, two paid volunteer days per year, and their one of a kind Table Talks aimed at encouraging creativity and innovation. To learn more about Vrbo and their open positions, visit their page on PowerToFly. .

About our 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 hi@powertofly.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

Unfortunately, PowerToFly and Vrbo cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email hi@powertofly.com if you have any questions about this policy.

Guru Technologies

Meet the Women Tech Leaders at Fast-Growing Startup Guru

If you are a tech professional in the greater Philadelphia area and you'd like to attend this event, please email events@powertfly.com with your name and LinkedIn URL to be considered for an invite.

Attention Philadelphia! PowerToFly is ecstatic to be hosting our first-ever event in Philadelphia and we couldn't think of a better company to be presenting it with than Guru, the dynamic, fast-growing startup that's based right in the city.

Launched in September 2015, Guru's mission is to reinvent the way people connect with meaningful information at work. They're a knowledge network that knows when, how, and where to deliver knowledge to you without you having to look for it. Using AI, Guru suggests relevant knowledge to you in real-time in every application you work in. The more you use Guru, the smarter it gets. Awesome, right?

If you'd like to hear more, then I'd love for you to join us on Wednesday, December 11th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at North American Building, 121 S. Broad Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia. Complimentary food and refreshments will be served.

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Intuitive

We Learned About the Many Innovations at Intuitive

PowerToFly is lucky enough to partner with some truly amazing companies but sometimes we work with an organization that is not only changing but truly saving people's lives. One such company is Intuitive, maker of the da Vinci surgical system. Intuitive truly is the pioneer and a global leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive care and it was fantastic to hear directly from the women tech leaders and allies who make this all possible.

Hosted by PowerToFly's Amanda Bender, our impressive lineup of speakers from Intuitive included:

Catherine delivered the evening's keynote address, entitled "Surgery's Past, Present & Robotic Future" and guests had a chance to sign up for a future demo to see the groundbreaking robot in person. Our attendees, also had a chance to take advantage of a fun photo booth while they networked over refreshments.

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Relativity LLC

"How 4 Women in Chicago Tech Found Their Dream Careers"

Below is an article originally written by Alton Zenon III at Built In Chicago, and published on September 10, 2019. This part of the article is about PowerToFly Partner Relativity. Go to Relativity's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

When do you know that you've found your calling? For Relativity's Senior Application Administrator Mary Tagler, it was when she realized she not only loved the work, but was also good at it.

While not every technologist's path to finding their dream career is linear, many experience an epiphany when they find a company and role they're passionate about. We spoke with three women in Chicago about how they found their way to tech — and when they knew it was exactly where they should be.

Relativity

What started out as lending a hand in a short-term project turned into a brand new career for Senior Application Administrator Mary Tagler at e-discovery company Relativity. She found her lane after leaving life in the finance world — a jump she said was possible only due to the opportunity present within the tech industry.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in tech?

I didn't pursue a career in tech so much as it was a happy accident. After spending the first part of my career as a financial planner, I moved away from the client-side of the business and helped lead the effort to enhance the firm's technology platform. When we implemented Salesforce, we needed someone to manage the instance — I stepped up, thinking it would be temporary. I quickly realized I not only loved the work, but I was also good at it. Not having a traditional tech background did make me feel like an imposter at first, but those feelings eventually faded.

Building things is the most enjoyable part of my job.

What do you love most about your tech career, and what aspects of your job really make you light up?

I love the flexibility a career in tech has afforded me. I can work across virtually any industry, which allowed me to jump from financial services to legal tech — there aren't a lot of professions that allow for that. That flexibility also allows me to collaborate with others across industries, time zones and continents, whether it be problem-solving, troubleshooting or mentoring.

Building things is the most enjoyable part of my job. I love the challenge of designing a solution that solves a problem or creates efficiency, whether that be a business case or personal project.

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