We Learned a TON from Microsoft's Women Leaders
On September 25th PowerToFly's Director of Customer Success Cristina Duke and Talent Advocate Megan Alexander flew to Bellevue in Washington to host a special evening with the women business & technology leaders from the Microsoft Azure AI Platform organization.
Microsoft speakers at the event included:
- Ria Kapila, Chief of Staff
- Aniththa Umamahesan, Program Manager
- Julie Stevenson, Data Scientist
- Sindhura Bandhakavi, Principal Software Engineering Manager
- Sophia Liu, Data Scientist
- Vinitra Swamy, Software Engineer
- After this event with Microsoft I learned that work life balance really exists at this company
- It was a great event! There is a clear need for networking events like this. I learned a lot about Azure team and felt like I had a great opportunity to connect with the members of the team and Microsoft recruiters in general. My favorite part was a panel format with Q&A.
- Extremely well organized right from Parking, to providing nametags, notebooks, and a wide selection of Hors d'oeuvres.
Microsoft is hiring! Visit their page on PowerToFly to learn more about their open roles.
Meg and Cristina from PowerToFly arrive at Microsoft!
Ready for the event!
A great crowd of experienced women in tech.
Ria Kapila, Chief of Staff, Microsoft AI Platform
A look at our impressive panel.
Our panel answered questions from the audience.
The event concluded with plenty of time to network.
Brittany Boardman went to her first interview with Stack Overflow without expecting much.
"I'm not technical, I'm not an engineer. And I wasn't necessarily looking [for a new job]. But Stack just blew me away," says Brittany of her first exposure to the company behind the world's largest and most trusted software developer and technologist community. "The people I met that day seemed like they genuinely liked coming to work. There was this cohesive belief in what the company was doing. I was converted pretty quickly after that interview—Stack was somewhere I wanted to join."
7 Tips from SoftwareONE's Khristy Young
Khristy Young is used to working hard.
She came to the U.S. from the Philippines at 19, computer science degree in hand, and landed her first job in tech, working in frontline support, at 21.
Balancing two full-time jobs — as a mom and Director of Revenue Operations — has never been easy. Add to that the stress of the holiday season and a global pandemic, and your brain may well feel ready to explode.
If you're feeling overwhelmed these days, you're not alone. Hear how Ping Del Giudice, Director of Revenue Operations at Chainalysis and mother of two, has been coping amidst the chaos. (Spoiler alert: she's perfected her multitasking skills.)
What are your best work-life integration tips during this challenging time? Let us know in the comments.
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