As technology is growing and changing every day, deciding where to focus your attention (or passion) as an engineer or developer can be completely overwhelming. Mary Anthony, a Documentation Engineer at Blockstack has worked for over nine startups in completely different industries, and is joining us to help answer your questions about life as an engineer and how you can grow your skills wherever the industry takes you! You asked, she's answering: How did you get started in your career? Any advice for those interested in pivoting careers? How does open source play a role in your day-to-day? What's the biggest blocker you've ever faced in your career and how did you overcome it? & more! MEET THE SPEAKER: Mary has co-founded a company, managed teams, developed documentation deployment infrastructure, written many tech docs, and designed user interfaces. She has worked for over nine startups in places like New York, California, Texas, and Germany. Her experience includes open source, clinical research, container technologies, security software, business intelligence software, source control software, and system administration. In her spare time, Mary rides horses, runs trails, dances, and studies classical figure drawing. Recently, she began training her new, incredible horse Jack-Jack a three yo Hanoverian and completed a few passable drawings.
Interested in changing or pivoting careers but not sure where to start? Learn how to follow your passion or how you can jumpstart a career in a totally different field during this live Q&A with Aurora Meneghello, founder of Repurpose Your Purpose! You asked, she's answering: What's the first step I should take if I'm interested in changing careers? Is pivoting careers easier with a career coach? How do I know when it's time to quit my job and start something new? & more! MEET THE SPEAKER: Aurora Meneghello is the founder of Repurpose Your Purpose, a program to change careers by using what you already know to do something new. She works with groups and individual career changers and is based in Los Angeles.
Happy customers and employees are the crux to any successful business. How can organizations that struggle with one (or both) of these factors rise to the top and crush business objectives? Better yet, how can organizations with happy customers and employees rise even higher? Join Mary Poppen, Glint’s Chief Customer Officer, for a live Q&A to tackle how you can forge better business results thanks to happy employees AND customers! You asked, she's answering: What are some quick wins I can do as a leader to increase employee happiness at my organization? Our customer experience scores are lackluster at best, how can I better understand why my customers are unhappy, and fix it? I'm a leader at a growing startup and we haven't ran into these issues... yet. What can I do to make sure my employees and customers are always happy? & more! MEET THE SPEAKER: Mary Poppen is Glint’s Chief Customer Officer, responsible for driving and scaling the company’s ability to delight its customers. She was previously Global Head of Innovation Enablement at SAP SuccessFactors, and Chief Customer Officer for SAP’s Global Cloud business before that. Mary holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and has over 20 years of business consulting and leadership experience. She has published research and speaks frequently on the topics of performance and process improvement. In addition, she is a well-recognized customer experience thought leader, presenting at global events and conferences on this topic as well as serving as a Board Advisor and executive mentor in this space.
The sales industry is booming - but according to to a study by Gartner, "only 19% of women in sales are in leadership positions". Yelp is on a mission to change that statistic. Join Sahr Siddiqi, Associate Sales Director and Johanna Kupe, Diversity Recruiting Specialist of Yelp for a live virtual Q&A to answer all of your questions about how YOU can become a woman leader in sales! During this chat, you'll also have the opportunity to learn all about the open roles at Yelp, tips for your application, and what they are looking for in their next sales leader! You asked, she's answering: What skills are needed to become a sales leader? What are three things I should be doing now to level-up in my sales career? How can I transition into a sales role? & more! MEET THE SPEAKERS: Sahr Siddiqi I am originally from Omaha, Nebraska and went to Creighton University which is also in Omaha. Needless to say, it was time to spread my wings from the Midwest after college and I landed a job at Yelp in Phoenix, Arizona as an Account Executive. After a year in Phoenix, I wanted to keep exploring a new city and transferred as an AE to the Yelp Headquarters in San Francisco. Over the last 6 years at Yelp I have been in 3 different leadership positions within the sales department and continue to grown and learn new skillsets every day. Johanna Kupe I'm Johanna Kupe, I was born in Europe (Luxembourg to be exact) and mainly raised in Clarkston, Michigan where I went to the private liberal arts school Kalamazoo College. I then completed my Masters at Indiana State University, and after that, I was ready to move to a new & big city and pursue a career in recruiting. I always wanted to be in a position that created a lasting, positive change in the lives of others, communities, and organizations around me. Couple that with my passion for social justice, when given the opportunity to move into the Diversity Recruiting Specialist role at Yelp, I was excited about the impact I could have on the sales department and the company as a whole. Joining Yelp and stepping into this role has been an amazing opportunity, continuing the great work of others before me and partnering with some incredible people, and I know many more great things are yet to come from Yelp. We're just getting started!
Personal brands aren't just for Instagram influencers. The ability to craft your own professional narrative will help you shine during any application process - jobs, conferences, fundraising, etc. Learn how to become more confident in your professional story and use your unique career path to shape your destiny in this live Q&A! You asked, she's answering: What is a professional narrative? I've been out of work for 2+ years to raise a family - how can I include this in my professional narrative? How do I show my uniqueness on my resume or LinkedIn profile? MEET THE SPEAKER: Alison is a career coach, mama, and yogini with a holistic view of work and life. She firmly believes that there is an opening for each of us to create a career we love; and that LinkedIn is a crucial and amazing tool that can make this happen with ease. Alison's dream is to transform the world of work for women around the world, she's been on LinkedIn since 2005 and has watched 100s of people transform their careers with a little LinkedIn finess. As a career coach and strategist she is here to support you on your journey, inviting you to connect on LinkedIn, subscribe to the Career Compass, her monthly newsletter, and ask questions when you need. Alison works remotely, splitting her time between Boulder, CO and Fort Dauphin, a coastal town in the southeast of Madagascar.
Want to get your LinkedIn and PowerToFly profiles reviewed by a career coach… for free? Then join us for this live virtual chat with PowerToFly’s Career Coach, Heather Coll, for the chance to get her expert tips on how to make your profiles stand out to recruiters! How can I get my profile reviewed by Heather, Live? Register for this chat Join the call early Share the link to your profile in the chat The profile will be selected randomly at 3:01! Didn't get selected? Don't worry! Sign up for a 1:1 session with Heather here!