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A Look at Our Evening with BlackRock's Female Tech Leaders

BlackRock, in partnership with PowerToFly, recently hosted an event at their Manhattan office for women in UX, data science, software engineering and related fields, featuring the impressive women who are driving innovation at the firm.

  • Scott Wilkinson, BlackRock's Head of User Experience, Aladdin Product Group kicked off the evening and discussed how technology is at the heart of everything BlackRock does, and why the UX function is critical to the company's success.
  • In a fireside chat, BlackRock's Deputy Head of Aladdin Product Management Sarah Schaffer talked about how she's constantly been challenged in each of the seven roles she's held at BlackRock, and how she balances her professional and personal demands as a working mother.
  • The fireside chat was followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A, where Sarah was joined by fellow tech colleagues Traci Entel, Senior Technology Business Partner, COO Functions; Rachel Schutt, Data Science Core Lead, Aladdin Product Group and Sabrina Sullivan, User Experience Design Lead, Aladdin Product Group to discuss their journeys at BlackRock and what it's like to be a woman in tech.

The event took place at the Aladdin Product Group's recently remodeled office in midtown Manhattan

A packed house of women in tech

Scott Wilkinson, BlackRock's Head of User Experience, Aladdin Product Group welcomed our guests

BlackRock's Deputy Head of Aladdin Product Management Sarah Schaffer participated in a fireside chat with PowerToFly CEO Milena Berry

A panel discussion on "data meets design with Traci Entel, Senior Technology Business Partner, COO Functions; Rachel Schutt, Data Science Core Lead, Aladdin Product Group; Sarah Schaffer, Deputy Head of Aladdin Product Management; and Sabrina Sullivan, User Experience Design Lead, Aladdin Product Group

An audience Q&A with BlackRock's female tech leaders

BlackRock swag for the attendees

All attendees received awesome BlackRock reusable water bottles