Why team diversity is non-negotiable for this Data Science Leader
Sameena Shah oversees a lot of data from her perch as the Managing Director and Head of Data Science at S&P Global Ratings. But one fact stands out to her: for her team to be successful, it simply has to be diverse. And Sameena is backed up by studies like this one by S&P Global economists on how increased female participation in the U.S. workforce could unlock trillions of GDP growth. Sameena also points out recent stories of Artificial Intelligence products failing dramatically because diverse teams didn't work on them. Watch the video we put together with Sameena to hear more of her thoughts (1000% truths, rather) and learn more about the team she's building at S&P Global.
Our friends at S&P Global have posted hundreds of open roles on PowerToFly as they build out diverse and inclusive environments where people like Sameena and her team thrive. Follow S&P Global here for job alerts targeted to your skills, potential invites to their events and more.
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.
If you are a New York based tech professional and you'd like to attend this event, please email your name and LinkedIn URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you are a software engineer, fitness enthusiast or both, you won't want to miss PowerToFly's evening of product demos and networking with the women tech leaders and allies at Peloton.
Founded in 2012, Peloton brought top talent together in its Silicon Alley headquarters to create a new concept in fitness. In their words, "We loved cycling but had a hard time finding a workout that consistently fit our schedules, and our at-home workouts never felt quite up to par. So, we set out to create a world-class indoor cycling studio experience on your time, and in the comfort of your own home."
This event is your chance to hear directly from the women tech leaders and allies who make their revolutionary products like the Peloton Bike, Peloton Tread and Peloton App possible. We'll be devoting a large portion of the event to taking your questions and I know the Peloton team wants to hear from you!
The unique evening will take place on Wednesday, February 12th from 6pm to 8:30pm at 125 W 25th Street.