It was great participating a couple weeks ago at the Bay Girl Geek Dinner emceed Sukrutha Raman Bhadouria and hosted by Atlassian. The panelists: Audra Eng, Catherine Norman, Patricia Nakache, Sarah Lacy, and myself covered a lot of ground thanks to our moderator Rebecca Buckman on topics that affect everyone in tech: ageism, mentorship, motherhood, career advancement, and building companies. If you couldn’t attend then you should definitely check out the amazing footage of the event captured by Atlassian in the video below.
The event exposed a lot of issues that I know cannot be covered in depth by a panel within in hour, which is why I was inspired to start the Femgineer Forum. During the event myself and a female technical recruiter from Twilio will dig into some solutions to common issues women face when working in tech such as:
- How to interview at male dominated tech companies
- How to effectively communicate with supervisors
- How to craft an ASK regarding a promotion, pay raise, or change in role
Twilio has been gracious enough to provide us with the space to host the event, and held on December 13, 2012. Reserve your spot today!