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Women Who Test

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Women Who Test is a full-day event on Friday, May 8 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.

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Women_Who_Change_Tech_Podcast

Podcast ... and Check Out the Podcast Series—Women Who Change Tech!

The Women Who Change Tech podcast highlights women who are contributing, trailblazing, and disrupting in the business of technology. In each episode, your hosts Alison Wade, president of TechWell and founder of Women Who Test, and Jessie Shternshus, owner of Improv Effect and coauthor of the book CTRL Shift: 50 Games for 50 ****ing Days Like Today, offer you a dose of inspiration from some of the most talented and creative women who are changing the face of technology. Click here to listen now

 

Friday, May 8

Jaimee Newberry
Picture This Clothing

Tool Builders for Life

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Friday, May 8, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:30am

There is a secret power behind the tools we use every day to get our jobs done in the technical realm. Throughout our lives and careers, we can apply these tools to a host of problems that need solving, not only in our work but in our every day lives. In this talk, Jaimee will share how the practice of being a tool builder by trade equipped her with the skills needed to build a ladder to climb out of a very dark place and into a completely new career working with people she loves working with, doing the most fulfilling work of her life.

Aprajita Mathur
Guardant Health

Breaking the Glass Ceiling and our Biases

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Friday, May 8, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Gender bias exists not only in our workplace, but also in our personal lives. Companies and communities have been working hard to be more inclusive and diverse, yet this is a very difficult problem to solve. Why? Is it just a matter of time or can there be other factors involved? Let's take a dive into what is preventing women from progressing or reaching the top and how we can help bring the balance. To go beyond mere stereotypes, we will get familiarized with the basics of how our brain operates, how biases form, and other factors that contribute to a gender-biased system. We will work...

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Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.

The Power of Collective Experience

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Friday, May 8, 2020 - 11:00am 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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Jennifer Bonine
PinkLion AI

Building Your Personal Brand for Success

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Friday, May 8, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm

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 ideas...

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Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

Panel–Career Superpowers

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Friday, May 8, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

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 2020 and going forward.