As we kick off 2020, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the state of diversity in tech: where we are now, and how we can improve in the future. Our friends at Skillcrush wanted to dive deeper to better understand the current state of diversity in tech, so they designed a survey that would do just that.
A Conversation with Sheila Callahan, VP of T. Rowe Price Investment Services & T. Rowe Price Associates Inc.
How do you build workplace confidence in a male-dominated environment? For women like Sheila Callahan, it comes from 17 years of camaraderie and mentorship at an organization that understands what women in the workplace need to succeed. She started her career as an Administrative Assistant and moved through the ranks in a competitive industry (while becoming a mother along the way!) to her current position as Vice President of T. Rowe Price's Investment Services. Through this journey, Sheila has gained confidence in her abilities and a solid understanding of her worth.
We sat down with Sheila to discuss her career journey and answer our community members' questions about how they too can become more confident at work.
Watch the full video below, or
join the conversation here by asking your own questions about the topic & sharing your experiences with other women!
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Thanks for your interest in writing a guest post for PowerToFly! Below you'll find an overview of the submission process and our expectations for guest posts.
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A Google doc with a draft of your piece
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A sub-headline if desired
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Original Work: All submissions must be original and exclusive to PowerToFly.
Keywords: You should incorporate your assigned keyword in the title of the piece and at least once in the first few paragraphs. Make sure it sounds organic and relevant when used.
Length: Use your discretion when it comes to the length of the article - say what needs to be said as concisely as possible. That said, ~1000 words tends to be a good target.
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Style & Tone: We strive for a casual, informative (and occasionally irreverent) tone in our pieces - we encourage you to bring your personal experience and voice to the piece. Keep it snappy, engaging, and smart. The best way to get a sense for this tone is to read some pieces on our blog:
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Links & Citations: If you are linking back to your own site, it should be a defensible link that is clearly relevant to the piece itself. Otherwise, make sure all sources are cited as necessary with links (bonus points if you link to a PowerToFly article!).
Thanks again for your interest and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!
On May 7th, PowerToFly hosted a live webinar with the women tech leaders at DigitalOcean.
We're sorry that we weren't able to address all of your questions during the event (with over 180 attendees asking great questions, it gets tough!), but the DigitalOcean panelists graciously took the time to write responses to all of the questions we couldn't get to.
So if you attended the event and your question wasn't answered, take a look at the Q&A below to find your question and read the panelists' response! Still not seeing the information you're looking for? You can reach out to Limor directly with your question.
Stumped on what to get the mom in your life for Mother’s Day? Do all moms a favor, put down the bottle of perfume or massage certificate (wait, don’t put that down…) and take a cue from those who know best: the moms of PowerToFly. Here are the gadgets, apps, subscriptions and services we use to survive not just Mother’s Day, but every day.