We Loved Meeting S&P Global's Women Tech Leaders in Denver
Denver has become one of the most rapidly rising tech hubs in the United States and PowerToFly was thrilled to be back in the Mile-High City for our second event on October 24th which was also our second event with industry giant S&P Global.
Hosted by PowerToFly's CEO Milena Berry, this special invite-only evening began with a keynote address by Marcus Daley, CTO, S&P Global Ratings, who spoke more about S&P Global's mission and company culture. Next up, Grace Bang, Data Scientist, Product Development, walked our audience through a product demo on Project Discovery, an AI-driven system that augments and enhances the analytical process.
Grace then joined an expansive panel discussion that dove into our panelists' career journeys and further explored life at S&P Global. Our other impressive panelists included:
S&P Global provides essential intelligence for companies, governments and individuals to make decisions with conviction. Our legacy is built on an unwavering ability to deliver data and insights that are vital to the world's economy. Today, we are creating a path to tomorrow's future by harnessing the power of cutting-edge technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics. We are committed to driving unparalleled value for our customers and giving our employees the means—as well as the data, analysis and insights—to have a profound impact on the world.
All set for our event!
What a great crowd!
PowerToFly's Milena Berry welcomes our guests.
S&P Global's Marcus Daley delivers his keynote address.
Marcus provided an overview of S&P Global's mission.
Jenny Donnelly, Head of Platform Engineering at Nextdoor, is no novice to the tech world—she came on the scene when most of us were still using dialup. If you were to look at the linear progression on her LinkedIn profile, you might think she'd had her sights set on rising the ranks in Silicon Valley since she was an undergrad.
Tips from PowerToFly's Strategic Global Enterprise D&I executive, Dionna Smith-Keels
If you are someone who works in Diversity and Inclusion or is passionate about seeing more diversity in your company, you may feel overwhelmed about where to start. When it comes to D&I, the best place to start is at the top. If you really want the work you do to have an impact, you need to get leadership at your company to buy-in to diversity efforts.
How She Overcame Self-Doubt & Became a Full-Time Software Engineer at Quip
Have you ever dreamed of pivoting into the world of software engineering? Claire Johnson, a self-proclaimed chemistry nerd who landed a chemical engineering job straight out of college, certainly hadn't… that is, until she took her first programming class online at Stanford. Now she's a full-time software engineer at Quip, Salesforce's productivity platform. "I never would've thought that I would do this when I graduated college," she explains, laughing.
For the boss you loved, the coworker you hated, and everyone in between
Two things are inevitable when someone leaves your team at work: there will be an abundance of sweet treats (I'm partial to those giant cookie cakes from the mall) and there will be a card passed around for everyone to scrawl the professional version of sweet nothings in. Depending on the "importance" of the person, you may get the bonus activities of farewell gifts and/or an all-team champagne toast.