Women Who Test

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Women Who Test is a full-day event on Friday, May 12 for women to network with other women who work in software testing. It is also a day to learn from and be inspired by each other. The program will cover testing topics and will support women’s personal and career journeys and include content like: reengineering your life, growing your personal brand, setting goals, discovering your career superpowers, and how to problem-solve when you are a female in the tech industry where your gender is out numbered 7:3.

Join women test engineers, managers, CEOs, and consultants for some truly inspiring talks and fascinating group work. Registration is free for conference attendees (simply "add-on" to any conference package), but you must reserve your seat in advance.

Read below for the overview of sessions and full descriptions.
 

 

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Friday, May 12

Tania Katan
Creative Trespassing

Creative Trespassing: How to Sneak Creativity into Companies, Jobs and Life

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:45am to 9:30am

Tania Katan knows a little something about sneaking principles from art into the tech space in order to start social media revolution! As the Brand Evangelist for Axosoft she co-created the internationally viral campaign #ItWasNeverADress and now she has a map for you to use to find your creativity too! She will share uniquely developed exercises for flexing your creative muscles, funny stories from the front-lines of an everyday disruptor and enough empowering quotes and inspirational shouting (GO get ‘em, Creative Tiger!) to make your high school soccer coach crack a smile. You will...

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Madhumita Das
Great-West Financial: Empower Retirement

Women in Leadership in Software Testing

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:30am

Are women testers valued in the software industry? Are women leaders making a mark in the software industry? Absolutely! Join Madhu Das as she discusses her personal and career journeys—from a child growing up in India, to becoming a software professional, her journey from India to the U.S. and her growth as a leader in the male-dominated world of software testing. She speaks of her experiences, the successes she discovered as a woman leader in the world of agile software testing, including the challenges she faced and how to surmount them. Through stories from the trenches at multiple...

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Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.

The Power of Collective Experience

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:45am to 12:30pm

Bring your biggest challenges to this session and tap the wisdom of others. In this immersive session, you will tackle some of the most widely mentioned challenges brought to light from the group. Whether it’s a software testing conundrum, a project setback, a management blocker, a group or team dysfunction or an interpersonal hurdle, all of these can slow our progress and reduce our effectiveness.  And when we hunt for options, we all have blind spots and biases that prevent us from thinking out of the box and finding new and different solutions. Typically the best ideas come from...

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Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

Panel–Career Superpowers

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Let’s discuss and define the most important career superpowers for women.  Hear what industry professionals, leaders, and idea disruptors think the important career superpowers are for women in 2017 and going forward.

 

Building your Personal Brand for Success

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Building the right personal brand is one of the critical success factors in today’s workplace. Organizations develop a brand and image, but not many individuals think about their personal brand and how it can affect their career. As we interact with people, we want to influence them to support our efforts—approving projects, budgets, and funding; supporting our next career move; or recommending us for that promotion or raise we want.  As a professional, it is critical to understand how you are being perceived by your “target audience.” During this interactive session Jennifer shares...

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Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

Wrap-up and Ongoing Informal Discussion with Speakers and Attendees

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

This concludes the Women Who Test events.