Chat Series: Lift Every Voice & ACT! (The Black Experience)

Freedom Fighters - systematic oppression 101! Is freedom subjective or inclusive? Bring your stories to the table. Let’s review some basic, long-standing societal structures and happenings that influence “false freedom” and reinforce “freedom bubbles.” - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lift Every Voice & ACT! is a weekly chat series highlighting personal and...

What Is Design Thinking & Why You Need It For Innovation

What is 'Design Thinking' and why should you care about it? I will be sharing on design thinking and how this allows for innovation and better adoption of new products. I want to help you and your team be more innovative and collaborative. "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - - Albert Einstein In this chat, I want you to walk away with:...

From Unqualified to Unapologetic: How To Build A Portfolio Career And Why It Matters

According to statistics, I should have been an alcoholic, a high school drop, and living below the poverty line. If you would have told me that I'd be running a global program at one of the leading tech companies in Silicon Valley, when I was a high school sophomore living in a one-bedroom shelter with my family of 7, I'd be in disbelief. We all have a story and each of our stories matter....

Cultivating Intentionality: Understanding Your Natural Talents

Creating intentionality in our work creates the opportunity for personal development. We all want to be thoughtful and align our actions with our values, especially in the workforce as teammates, employees and leaders. Without making space in our lives to get to know our true selves and motivations, plus our natural strengths, it is hard to routinely show up in ways that are intentional during...

How I Successfully Launched a Business While Working Full-Time

She Wished There Were a Course for "How to Go Back to Work After Baby"...So She Created One I always knew I wanted to continue to work after having children, but when I went back full-time after my first and then second child, I found myself in tears on the kitchen floor more often than I'd like to admit. There were courses out there on every baby-related subject imaginable, but nothing about...

OFFICE HOURS: What Got You Here Won't Get You There

Earlier in my career, I was frustrated by never being considered for leadership positions beyond first level management. I would look at others who were promoted and be mystified as to how someone who lacked skills that I valued could be seen as better qualified. I came to realize that there were another set of skills I could not see or didn’t value that were critical in making that leap. Join...

Getting Hired As A Software Engineer - Tips From A Molecular Biology Major

When I graduated summer of 2015 with a degree in molecular biology, I learned that I held no interest in the careers relevant to my degree. Instead, I wanted to learn about the internal workings of technologies that I had depended on for most of my daily routines. But wasn’t I a little too late? If this realization came sooner, I would have had the time to change my major — or at least pursue...

Allyship & The Trans Community: How to Support Your Trans Friends & Colleagues

Being a Trans woman, I have had to deal with a societal misunderstanding of who I am. I've had to overcome various obstacles to represent myself and many others who do not have the reach that I do. I have made it my mission to advocate for positive change surrounding the Trans Community. While I am not the sole representative of the Trans community, I want to be a link to help establish better...

Chat Series: Lift Every Voice & ACT! (The Black Experience)

Black is #trending. Now what? Is this a temporary fad or a sustainable movement? The choice is ours. How can we avoid racial inclusion becoming just another temporary trend? What needs to happen to create true sustainability? Bring your “Black Experience” stories, ideas, and curiosities to this roundtable discussion. You can watch last week's insightful discussion here. - - - - - - - - - - - -...

OFFICE HOURS: Impostor Syndrome? You're Not Alone!

I have this inner feeling that I’m not qualified to talk to you about impostor syndrome. This, is how bad my Impostor Syndrome is. Impostor syndrome is a common denominator especially in the tech industry. The numerator might seem different but we’re all in this together and itis ok to feel like an impostor because it is the key indicator for growth.

*LIVE* Interview Coaching With PowerToFly's Career Coach 6/25

Do you want to ace your next interview? Join this free interview coaching session with our Career Coach, Heather Coll, to learn the expert tips you need to succeed! One lucky attendee will score a free session during the call, LIVE with Heather! How can I get chosen!? Register for this chat Email your resume and ONE JOB LISTING you're interested in applying for, to Heather@powertofly.com by...

Being Black in Technology: Closing the Diversity Gap

As a Black woman in the Technology community, I know firsthand just how much we're lacking when it comes to racial diversity. If we're failing to achieve true equality in the workforce, we are certainly falling behind when it comes to helping the Black community feel supported in Tech. I want to talk about helping you leverage your skills to move into the Tech world and feel confident doing...

A Conversation With an LGBT+ Educator: How Can We Become Better Trans* Allies?

This Q&A with 25+ year field expert offers participants the opportunity to think about what we are each already doing to support transgender people and what else we can be doing. At whatever level of power and whatever type of work you do, there is always a way to do more. This is the opportunity to come together to learn from one another and to walk away feeling empowered to do better and to...

OFFICE HOURS: Performance & Accountability: Measuring Your Teams Performance and Holding Them and Yourself Accountable

With COVID-19 forcing technology workers into a fully remote work life almost overnight, even the most remote-friendly companies find themselves rethinking their definition of performance and wondering how to measure it and how to hold their workforce accountable. As technology leaders, we find ourselves more often on the fine line between avoiding the burnout of our teams, that are spending...

How to Negotiate Like a Boss & Break Glass Doing It

Are you negotiating a job offer or a pay raise in your current role? Do you want to know what it takes to feel confident and prepared in these situations? Join seasoned principal talent partner Sidney Miller for this engaging Chat & Learn, which will prepare you to advocate for yourself like a pro. This chat will provide explicit steps you can take, and equip you with tools to leverage before,...

OFFICE HOURS: Seamlessly Working in Another Timezone

For some the idea of working remotely for a company based in another timezone may seem daunting. In truth making it work is simply a matter of organizing your life, your calendar and keeping the communication channels open with your employers. Deveshe who has been working at PowerToFly from India for some years now, and loves it, is excited to share some tips on how she and her colleagues have...

Career Development: The Value of Support

Without top-down dedication and support, there would be little motivation for employees to take risks, ask questions or stretch themselves to achieve more than they originally thought they were capable of. Viasat may not operate under a conventional career roadmap, but the company and its leaders prioritize empowering employees to be the drivers in their own careers. From mentorship and...

She Empowered Women Around The World To See Themselves As Negotiators

We negotiate each and every single day; with our family, our friends, our colleagues, our neighbours, our pets, and perhaps most commonly, with ourselves. So, why do so few of us see ourselves as negotiators? This realization inspired the formation of my company, Launch Negotiation, which provides dynamic workshops centered around the engagement, education, and empowerment of women to tap into...

Chat Series: Lift Every Voice & ACT! (The Black Experience)

Lift Every Voice & ACT! is a weekly chat series highlighting personal and provocative experiences. In an effort to bridge our shared human experience, international artist & activist, Maryella Marie, will host an hour of storytelling and sustainable activism in order to: Reflect on the Black Experience with emotional intelligence Lift up Black voices to generate new experiences for a more...

OFFICE HOURS: How to Create a Connected Team Culture in the Remote Workplace

A connected team culture can boost the productivity and effectiveness of your organization and result in happier employees. With the remote workplace, staying connected becomes even more critical but also more difficult. How can you build a shared set of team values and behaviors that bring people together? Join Amy Wang, a seasoned Product and Technology leader and PowerToFly Mentor for a 30...

*LIVE* Profile Review With PowerToFly's Career Coach 6/11

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...

Coaching & Supporting Female Engineers Into Leadership

Often do we ask ourselves, "Why is it so challenging for us as women to take the lead? Why so few of us are becoming leaders and managers in Engineering?" There are multiple reasons for that, the common fact is that it is harder and we are not always empowered to do so. It doesn't have to be that way, in an ideal world we would want to create a time when the path for women in Engineering...

OFFICE HOURS: Navigating Career Transitions

How long is too long in a role before I get promoted? How do I know that the career I've ended up in is the right one for me? In this 30-minute session, we will answer these and other questions to help attendees think through when is the right time for change -- whether between roles, between companies, or even between industries.

Taking a Human-First Approach at a Global Organization

No one likes a vain teammate or leader. Whether it’s abuse of influence, knowledge or power, there are many underlying negative characteristics that could be impacting your team (or organizations) performance. Even more so, many people are crippled by these characteristics, and lose the drive and persistence that got them into their position in the first place. For some, they may not even...

OFFICE HOURS: Claves Para Lograr la Mejor Entrevista (También Virtual!)

Estás buscando trabajo y no sabes cómo prepararte para la entrevista? Nunca tuviste una entrevista virtual y no sabes qué esperar? Sumate a nuestro “Office Hours” donde Maru te puede ayudar a manejar esa ansiedad, contarte cómo estar lista y preparada para lograr tu mejor entrevista y responder a cualquier duda que tengas!

Being an Ally to Black Colleagues and Peers

During this horrific time in America, many members of the community have reached out to us as leaders in the Diversity and Inclusion space asking for advice - what should we be doing? What should we be reading? How can we support our friends, colleagues, and communities? I may not have all of the answers, but as the Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at PowerToFly, I hope that we can...

OFFICE HOURS: Building a Compassionate Culture: Strategies & Tips for Entry-Level to C-Suite

While we are all doing our part by staying home these days, juggling work and all our responsibilities outside of work has become a challenge for many of us. How can we, as members of a team, organization and company help to increase empathy and alleviate some of the stress? Let's talk about strategies and tips that will help to build a compassionate culture for now and to carry forward with...

Virtual Happy Hour With WICT NY

The women of PowerToFly and Women in Cable Telecommunications New York (WiCT NY) were excited to host a virtual happy hour on Thursday June 4th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST. Learn more about PowerToFly, get tips for using the platform, hear about all of the exciting new offerings we have in store for community members and more! You'll also get the opportunity to virtually network with some of the...

Joining the Marine Corps & Pursuing a Career in Analytics Have A Lot More in Common Than You Think!

I have always loved a challenge; and perhaps even more than a challenge—I have always loved to challenge the status quo. Joining the Marine Corps offered me both of those opportunities—to challenge myself, a non-athlete and non-conformist to become a disciplined athlete and trained warrior. Additionally, it allowed me to challenge the status quo by being in a role that was stereotypically...

Fitness for Everyone!

Functional Fitness class based on a strength circuit component and a high intensity conditioning all able to be completed in an apartment or home. The work can be scaled up or scaled down, so all levels can get a good workout! Things to bring to class: Yoga Mat, Towel, any Kettlebell or Dumbbell which can be substituted with a backpack full of books, Laundry Detergent Bottle or larger water...

What Hiring Managers Are Looking For In Your UX Portfolio

I'm approached often with requests for portfolio reviews and the information I share for each review can be applied to every portfolio. For this chat, I welcome all levels of UX Designers and hiring managers. I welcome any and all questions regarding the field of UX and a career in UX Design. Topics that could be covered in this chat are: What makes a good UX portfolioHow to get experience as...

OFFICE HOURS: Advancing Your Technical Career

In this Office Hours session, we are discussing decisions around advancing your career. Once we work for a few years after graduation, we often find ourselves asking the question - where should I focus? Should I continue being a technical IC? Should I switch to management, start a new company on my own, or move into a new specialty? The worst outcome is being confused and continuing the...

OFFICE HOURS: Managing Difficult Employees

What is a difficult employee? In order to understand how to manage difficult employees, it is important to understand why they are difficult and how can we help support them and the team. It's always going to be easier to control our own actions over the actions of others. What can we do as leaders to help them work more efficiently? Half of the time the answer to the equation lies within us...

Think Globally, Act Remotely: How to Lead a Global Team During Pandemic Conditions

After 14 years of gaining managerial experience, I thought I knew how to cultivate that 3D relationship with my colleagues and reports through a 2D interface and remain present while working remotely. That was until life crashed into my workspace, and all things that existed in my life were now occurring right inside of my office. The COVID-19 pandemic has opened a world of opportunity to...

Competitive Advantage & Personal Branding: COVID-19 Times

This session will be a dialogue format where a futurist and a personal branding guru will focus on how and what to highlight in these times to ensure that your presence, strengths, skills and interests are represented in the most marketable manner demonstrating your value to your audience. What does your audience needs in these times? Do you know that? During the world of Zoom, Webex, Teams,...

OFFICE HOURS: Engineering With Empathy

Empathy is what will define the great companies of the future that create products that truly fulfill the needs of our diverse world. These companies will be made up of diverse populations across gender, race and ethnicity designing and building the technology of the future. Engineering with empathy can not only create teams that work well together, but will produce better products. Empathy is...

Managing Personal Finances During this Period of Great Uncertainty

There will be many moments in our lives where we’re faced with unplanned hurdles. Depending on the circumstance, these hurdles may be accompanied by financial struggles. It is important to ensure that we are making the right financial choices to be prepared for any uncertainty that may come our way. Learn from 36-year veteran financial planner Judy Ward why and how--now more than ever—women...

*LIVE* Interview Coaching With PowerToFly's Career Coach 5/25

Do you want to ace your next interview? Join this free interview coaching session with our Career Coach, Heather Coll, to learn the expert tips you need to succeed! One lucky attendee will score a free session during the call, LIVE with Heather! How can I get chosen!? Register for this chat Email your resume and ONE JOB LISTING you're interested in applying for, to Heather@powertofly.com by...

Allyship & Advocacy: What WOC Want White Women to Know

The advancement of women in the workplace depends on every woman rising — regardless of background, ethnicity or ability. But women of color earn less than our non-minority counterparts. And women of color in particular often gamble their personal safety and careers to come forward when they’re on the receiving end of racist and sexist behavior at work. So how can we be better allies for one...

Sell Like A Woman: Preserving Your Identity While Navigating Difficult Situations

Being a woman in software sales is not just about closing the deal and making a profit. It’s a journey unlike any other. And while it's refreshing and satisfying to be a top performer in a male-dominated field, women can sometimes find it difficult to stay true to their authentic selves. Women often downplay their strengths to avoid being labeled as "too emotional" or "too aggressive,” but you...

OFFICE HOURS: Coffee Break with PowerToFly!

Do you just need a BREAK? Things are CRAZY lately (as if that hasn’t been stated enough) and we could all just use a pause. Join us on Friday for a virtual coffee break! Bring your favorite hot (or cold) beverage and join us to meet some new people. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about how to work remotely, find something that can bring you balance and some of our favorite...

6 Job Search Message Templates To Land Anything From An Intro To An Interview

We’ve all been there: you’ve found the perfect job opening or perhaps just the perfect company, but you’re drawing a blank as to how to ask for an introduction or that elusive insider information. We are here to help with six customizable templates for various job search messages you may need to write. From an important introduction, to a follow up with a hiring manager, these templates are...

Engagement to Impact: Harnessing the Power of Community

When I transitioned from the non-profit space to the tech sector four years ago, I thought I had a solid definition and understanding of community. In fact, my first title at my current company was Community Engagement Specialist! Through my work at Relativity, I now have a more expansive view of community that, when harnessed, can help us achieve common goals. You will walk away from this...

Manager vs Individual Contributor - Deciding Which Path Is Right For You

As a woman in technology I have watched my fellow women be pressured to take on management roles - which can be difficult to decline if you don’t have an alternative plan. However, managing people comes with a completely different skills set than the individual contributor role many of us start our careers with. I hope this talk gives you an opportunity to evaluate if management or individual...

OFFICE HOURS: Tips For Getting Hired During COVID-19

Looking for new potential job opportunities during these unprecedented (and unpredictable) times? Then join PowerToFly’s Senior Technical Sourcer, Haneen Abu Farha for a 30 minute “ask me anything” office hours session. Whether you are looking for tips on sprucing up your online profile or you are searching for suggestions on how to best interview virtually, Haneen wants to hear from you!

Mind Over Matter: Bringing Your Whole Self to Work

Years ago, I was told I would never be able to hold a full-time job or be a functioning member of society—all because of my mental health. But I learned how to ask for help, accept myself and use obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as a unique strength to thrive in my career as an ethical hacker. Now, I find opportunities to grow and pay it forward by creating a safe space at work where...

OFFICE HOURS: Learning to Fly - A PowerToFly Q&A

Are you taking full advantage of the perks of PowerToFly? Maybe you love our Chat & Learns, but haven’t gotten to dive into the power of our job board or participate in our Remote Job Fair. Or you found us after a networking event but stuck around for the blog posts. Perhaps you heard about us from a friend but aren’t sure how to get started on our site. No matter how you got here, consider...

Virtual Women In Technology Meet & Greet 5/14

The women of PowerToFly and WomenInTech NY/NJ are excited to host our second virtual "meet and greet" on Thursday May 14th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST. We are having a lively discussion with Nefeli Lygourioti, Full Stack Engineer at Retraced on the topic of "Fashion on the Blockchain." Learn about a blockchain-powered transparency platform that allows fashion brands to unlock relevant supply chain...

*LIVE* Resume Review With PowerToFly's Career Coach 5/14

Want to get your resume 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 resume stand out to recruiters! How can I get my resume reviewed by Heather, Live? Register for this chatEmail your resume to Heather@powertofly.com by 2:00pm EST on the day of the chatThe...

OFFICE HOURS: Developing Global Teams: Strategies & Tips

Now more than ever it is important to effectively lead teams that span timezones and even continents. With over 15 years experience leading technology teams both large and small, I have learned a few lessons along the way. I've outsourced, I've insourced, and I've built teams in locations where none previously existed. I've excelled at developing teams with a high degree of psychological...

She Hears Startup Pitches Everyday, These Are Her Tips For Future Founders in Today's Climate

I hear startup pitches every single day from startups looking for their next investment, and while I can say the pitch is definitely important, in many cases it's not the pitch, but the relationships you've made that help you get in the door. For me, building relationships is both the most enjoyable part of the job and key to my successes. The first deal I sourced and led was for PowerToFly,...

The Role of Innovation in Leadership - What That Means As Women In Tech

Innovative leaders are creative visionaries who have big ideas and, most importantly, can motivate people around them to turn those ideas into reality. We learned that developing your innovation capabilities is critical if you want to stay at the forefront of ever-changing trends and create impact. As women leaders, we think there’s a disruptor and innovator in all of us. In this chat, we want...

Scaling Businesses During Unprecedented Times

One year after graduating college, I moved to New York to start my company. I made many mistakes and learned from them quickly. I hustled hard, went to many networking events and surrounded myself with people who are smarter than me. Currently, I raised funding for DownToDash which we are currently generating monthly revenue and scaling the app (even during this unprecedented time). One of my...

OFFICE HOURS: Tips For Getting Hired During COVID-19

Looking for new potential job opportunities during these unprecedented (and unpredictable) times? Then join PowerToFly’s Lead Talent Advocate, Miriam Lopez Navarrete for a 30 minute “ask me anything” office hours session. Whether you are looking for tips on sprucing up your online profile or you are searching for suggestions on how to best interview virtually, Miriam wants to hear from you!

OFFICE HOURS: Coffee Break with PowerToFly!

Do you just need a BREAK? Things are CRAZY lately (as if that hasn’t been stated enough) and we could all just use a pause. Join us on Friday for a virtual coffee break! Bring your favorite hot (or cold) beverage and join us to meet some new people. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about how to work remotely, find something that can bring you balance and talk about some of our...

Mastering Time (From Home, No less!)

Is time not on your side? Or used to be but now that you’re working from home, your relationship to time might just need some “marriage” counseling?! Do your days feel like a battle to beat the clock, make deadlines, uphold standing commitments, prioritize chores, and avoid seemingly unavoidable distractions? Or, are you the opposite, being so productive, you can’t possibly keep it up and know...

Virtual Book Club - April Discussion

April— The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table Sometimes described as "Lean In for women of color," The Memo looks at the specific challenges women of color face in the workplace. Author Minda Harts shares her personal work experiences, and the advice she's learned along the way. (Be sure to check out her chat and learn on PowerToFly!) Click here to see the...

She's Found Clarity and Authenticity In An Ever Evolving Startup

Especially during such unprecedented times, it can be hard to think about career growth and where I want to be professionally in the next month, let alone next year or five-ten years down the line. I've worked for SoundCloud for almost four years now, and over the course of the past four years I've had four different managers, held three different roles, been promoted three times, and now can...

*LIVE* Interview Coaching With PowerToFly's Career Coach 5/4

Do you want to ace your next interview? Join this free interview coaching session with our Career Coach, Heather Coll, to learn the expert tips you need to succeed! One lucky attendee will score a free session during the call, LIVE with Heather! How can I get chosen!? Register for this chatEmail your resume and ONE JOB LISTING you're interested in applying for, to Heather@powertofly.com by...

OFFICE HOURS: Tips For Getting Hired During COVID-19

Looking for new potential job opportunities during these unprecedented (and unpredictable) times? Then join PowerToFly’s Lead Talent Advocate Abigail Vachon for a 30 minute “ask me anything” office hours session. Whether you are looking for tips on sprucing up your online profile or you are searching for suggestions on how to best interview virtually, Abigail wants to hear from you!

How To Drive Smart Digital Media Decisions Through Programmatic Advertising During a Difficult Time

Throughout my career I have worked with many different types of businesses in helping them drive awareness, growth, revenue and understand the digital landscape. Having the unique experience of working on both the buy side and sell side of the industry I hope to help you better understand how to develop a media strategy that fits your goals, budget and needs. While we offer paid search, social...

OFFICE HOURS: Learning to Fly - PowerToFly Q&A

Are you taking full advantage of the perks of PowerToFly? Maybe you love our Chat & Learns, but haven’t gotten to dive into the power of our job board or participate in our Remote Job Fair. Or you found us after a networking event but stuck around for the blog posts. Perhaps you heard about us from a friend but aren’t sure how to get started on our site. No matter how you got here, consider...

Office Hours: Tips for Getting Hired During COVID-19

Looking for new potential job opportunities during these unprecedented (and unpredictable) times? Then join PowerToFly’s Director of Recruitment Amy Trappey for a 30 minute “ask me anything” office hours session. Whether you are looking for tips on sprucing up your online profile or you are searching for suggestions on how to best interview virtually, Amy wants to hear from you!

How to Influence Change in Engineering Teams

Intuit Senior Software Engineers Katie Levy and Shelby Cohen are passionate about encouraging a positive learning culture for engineers to do the best work of their lives. Whether it is Android development, server-side development, functional programming, or developing full web applications in Kotlin, they are fiercely dedicated to continuous learning and professional development, as engineers...

Balancing the Needs of Many – to Create the Agile Organization of Tomorrow!

When asked to spearhead the enterprise rollout and adoption of Modern Delivery—Freddie Mac’s Agile transformation—I eagerly accepted. This was a great opportunity to leverage the leadership experience I have developed over the years as a woman, a leader in technology, a mother and a spouse. I soon learned that my ability to balance multiple priorities, agendas and requirements, as well as my...

How To Make Every Negotiation A Win-Win

We live in a world where negotiation is a critical part of survival even if you don't have a career in sales. It's even more important than ever to learn how to strategically make every negotiation a win-win. From talking with your landlord about rent to making cohesive packages for your sales prospects, the key to a successful negotiation is finding ways for both you, and the secondary party,...

Office Hours: The Power Of Mentoring During Times Of Crisis

Countless studies show how mentoring builds leaders, especially during crises. Whether you are looking for a mentor, searching for a mentee or hoping to start a mentorship program at your company, please join PowerToFly’s Director of Mentorship Programs Limor Bergman Gross for a 30 minute “ask me anything” office hours session on all things mentorship. Have a question for Limor? Just add it...

She Will Teach You 5 Necessary Skills To Accelerate Your Career

In ‘Decoding Career Advancement’, attendees walk away inspired to own their career development and finally know how. Alli shares what she learned during her 20-year career in technology and her year-long study of career advancement. She breaks down the five skills we all need to advance, and explores how these skills can be incorporated into new behaviors. Attendees leave with new strategies...

My Experience Working In A Male-Dominated Environment

When I began my career in tech 8 years ago as a developer, I went from working with many women to many men. There have been a lot of up's and down's being the only woman on the team, and I have learned a lot. During this virtual Q&A, I'm excited to share what I've learned throughout my career and empower those who are struggling with being a woman in a male-dominated industry. In this chat, I...

How Servant Leadership Can Help You Connect with Your Team

There’s no “one size fits all” approach to leading a team. However, what does make a successful people-manager is their ability to invest in their team’s career growth and their ability to connect with individuals on a deeper, more meaningful level. In this virtual chat, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Braintree Engineering Manager Angela, and her team-member, Senior Software Engineer Iana,...

Learning How To Pivot to Virtual

Are you looking to engage, grow and connect your community while in-person events and meetups are on pause? Then join PowerToFly’s Director of Marketing & Community Lauren Hagerty who spearheads PowerToFly’s daily online chats where she talked about how to pivot your own organization to virtual. During this 30 minute “ask me anything” session, Lauren discussed the merits of Zoom vs....

Virtual Women In Technology Meet & Greet

The women of PowerToFly and WomenInTech NY/NJ are excited to host a virtual "meet and greet" on Thursday April 16th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST. Learn more about PowerToFly, get tips for using the platform, hear about all of the exciting new offerings we have in store for community members and more! You'll also get the opportunity to virtually network with some of the PowerToFly team members and...

Fear + Play: A Growth Mindset For Embracing Change

Volatility feels like the new normal. Leaders are being asked to innovate more quickly and creatively than ever before in order to stay relevant and connected. And it’s no surprise this uncertainty brings up various levels of fear, which we often ignore or avoid altogether. Instead, how might we work with fear in order to manage change with resilience? How might we hone our agility,...

Office Hours: Sales Strategies For a Pandemic Era

Trying to meet your sales goals during COVID-19? PowerToFly Senior D&I Executive and seasoned sales leader, Jamie Lipiner, is here to help! During this 30 minute “ask me anything” session, Jamie is prepared to dive into her latest strategies (including the magic of cold calling and rapport building) and discuss the latest industry trends. Have a question? Just add it when you register or ask...

Money Basics in the Time of COVID-19

During these wildly unsettled times I (like so many others) have been trying to determine how to stay sane, be productive, and help. While many ideas are popping up like sewing masks and participating in the #LocalLunchChallenge, I’ve been trying to figure out more that I can offer. Before I came to PowerToFly and before life did it’s crazy “throw-a-curveball” thing (hello, international...

*LIVE* Resume Review With PowerToFly Career Coach 4/13

Want to get your resume 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 resume stand out to recruiters! How can I get my resume reviewed by Heather, Live? Register for this chatEmail your resume to Heather@powertofly.com by 3:00pm EST the day of the chatThe...

Office Hours: Tips For Getting Hired During COVID-19

Looking for new potential job opportunities during these unprecedented (and unpredictable) times? Then join PowerToFly’s Director of Recruitment Amy Trappey for a 30 minute “ask me anything” office hours session. Whether you are looking for tips on sprucing up your online profile or you are searching for tips on how to best interview virtually, Amy wants to hear from you!

She Empowered Women Around The World To Unleash Their Negotiation Potential

Over the past decade, I have experienced firsthand the extraordinary transformation that arises when you engage in negotiation in both your personal and professional life. This realization inspired the formation of my company, Launch Negotiation, which provides dynamic workshops centered around the engagement, education, and empowerment of women to unleash their innate negotiation potential....

Virtual Book Club - March Discussion

March — So You Want To Talk About Race Author Ijeoma Oluo explores the complexities of race in the U.S., from systemic discrimination and white privilege, to reactions to modern movements like Black Lives Matter. Oluo offers candid responses to questions many are too afraid to ask, making space for much needed (but frequently avoided) dialogue.

How A Shy Kid Became the Head of Marketing At A Communication Company

I was extremely shy when I was a little girl, hiding behind my mom’s legs whenever someone new approached me. I never would have guessed that I would end up at a tech company whose mission was centered around communication. Now, I lead the marketing org as the Senior VP of Marketing at Prezi, a visual communications platform with 100 million registered users. Throughout my career and...

*LIVE* Profile Review With PowerToFly Career Coach 4/2

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 chatJoin the call earlyShare the link to your profile in the...

To All Women in Sales: Be Bold and Take Risks

I didn’t always work in Sales; I worked 5 years in HR before taking a leap of faith to start Sales Enablement at a software company. It’s not only difficult to dive into something you don’t understand fully, but even more challenging to do so as a woman in a male-dominated function. I found success and empowerment by working diligently towards my goals, boldly embracing who I am, and taking...

The Whys and Hows of Setting Career Objectives and Goals to Further Your Engine

Being a Woman in Engineering is a challenging path that you can own. Setting goals is the first step in taking ownership of your career path and mapping where you want to go. Goals are the steps on the way. They empower us to do more, help us conquer the obstacles we encounter, and although they may be challenging they reward us with the accomplishment. Any time in one's career is a good...

She Teaches Women How To Work Smarter (Remotely!) To Live Better Lives

My mission is to provide women with the mindset, methodology and motivation they need to score remote work and build a life of flexibility and freedom. Over the past six years, I've been living and working in Spain and have empowered thousands of women to take the steps they need to start a new life abroad. As the head of Business Development for Sun and Co., one of the top coliving spaces in...

She's An Engineering Manager, Building Multicultural Collaborative Teams in a Global Business Environment

Today’s business environment is complex, global and multicultural with many interdependencies between the teams - especially in today's work-from-home environment. While it may feel that teams who sit across the globe don't have many common objectives, I've spent my career building effective global teams that communicate well and have achieved ambitious software delivery goals. What's my...

She's The First-Ever CMO Of The World's First Stock Market of Things

To say Deena Bahri loves building consumer brands would be an understatement. After assuming Chief Marketing Officer roles at Birchbox, Juicero, and Helix, Deena has taken her passion for combining the quantitative and qualitative sides of marketing to StockX (the world's first 'Stock Market Of Things') as their first-ever CMO. Ask Deena anything in this live, virtual Q&A, from how she got...

How To Be A High-Functioning Remote Team Member — From A Remote Boss

From being the Founding Managing Editor of NowThis; the Executive Director of Digital for The Washington Post; the sixth hire and Head of News for The Huffington Post and now the CoFounder and President of PowerToFly, I’ve had my fair share of remote working experiences. As an individual contributor and manager, it was so important for me to track my productivity and allow my work to shine on...

Implementing Balance/ Meal Planning Into Your Self-Care Routine

If you.. Believe that your food choices are negatively impacting the way you feel and your quality of life day-to-dayWould like to develop healthier food habits but don’t know where or how to startFeel confused by the amount of controversy and "information overload" related to nutrition floating around on the internetAre ready to start building a strong, sound nutrition foundation with tasty...

Future-Proofing Your Architecture

So, you are tasked with building the architecture for a new product... where should one begin? A good Product Manager knows the right questions to ask at the beginning of any project, like, how do you build a system that lasts? What about balancing stability and agility? Speed of evolution and code quality? Preparation aside, it's also key to remember... “The only constant in life is...

She's Helping You Have Honest Conversations

Are you completely honest with the people in your life? Do you put off having potentially difficult conversations, or avoid them altogether? Is your best resolution to stay quiet, hope for the best, or try and get over it? Tough conversations take courage, grace, and wisdom. Laurie Gerber will teach you how to identify the conversations you need to have in your life, whether at work or at...

She Values Career Growth, So She's Helping Her Global Team Find Their Path

During my 25 years of work in the Software Development industry, I've enjoyed creating high performing teams by not only hiring top talent but providing mentorship and the opportunity for growth to anyone interested in investing and expanding their knowledge and skills. Creating a supportive environment for professional and personal development was one of the most rewarding experiences as a...

Higher Salary Negotiation 101 - Live Demo With Belma McCaffrey

Negotiating only $5,000 more in a starting salary can lead to an additional $500,000 by the time an individual is 65 years old. By negotiating routinely, women are also positioned to earn well over $1 million+ during a career trajectory. But negotiating can be triggering - whether it’s something you do all the time or something you’ve never done before. Often times we talk about strategies and...

*LIVE* Resume Review With PowerToFly Career Coach 3/9

Want to get your resume 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 resume stand out to recruiters! How can I get my resume reviewed by Heather, Live? Register for this chatEmail your resume to Heather@powertofly.com by 7:00pm EST on the day of the chatThe...

She Broke the Glass Ceiling as the First Single Mother and Latina Mayor of Topeka, Kansas - She Wants You to Do the Same in Your Community

I have led an interesting life, one that will inspire anyone to believe that with grit and determination they can overcome hardship. I will discuss the unique challenges I faced as a woman and single mother when I ran for Mayor of Topeka in 2017, as well as the current obstacles I face in her run for U.S. Congress as a Latina female in Kansas. This chat includes everything from my experience...

She’s a Career Matchmaker Connecting Diverse Candidates with Disruptive Companies

Finding the perfect job is a lot like dating - from the initial search, rounds of interviews, and even what we all hope is finding "the one", it's a long and sometimes exhausting process. Like dating, not all jobs are created equal, but I've found that in my 15+ year career as a recruiter/ talent acquisition consultant, sometimes all you need is a little help from a trusted "matchmaking"...

She's Coined the Term "Purposeful Ignorance" to Combat Micromanagement

I thought I was a great manager until I had to “manage” a 40th surprise birthday celebration for my best friend. That’s when I learned that “being a boss” and delegating tasks is just micromanagement in disguise. I learned that the inclusion of ideas—and empowerment of the people around me—really did produce better outcomes. So I set out to create a framework that I could use to combat...

*LIVE* Interview Coaching 2/27

Do you want to ace your next interview? Join this free interview coaching session with our Career Coach, Heather Coll, to learn the expert tips you need to succeed! One lucky attendee will score a free session during the call, LIVE with Heather! How can I get chosen!? Register for this chatEmail your resume and ONE JOB LISTING you're interested in applying for, to Heather@powertofly.com by...

Change Your Storyline, Change Your Life

As the co-author of the book The Ever-Loving Essence of You, I am happy to say that I know how to put a fresh spin on just about anything that anyone throws my way. I lovingly assist people in sifting through the contrast in their own lives as they find that small opening of light that quickly becomes their greatest jumping off point for clarity. It feels so good to know that by making a...

How to Communicate Productively with Difficult People

Thirteen years ago I was completely incapable of communicating, and when confronted, was an extremely difficult person to interact with. Today I am a Senior Project Manager and a certified communication coach who's helping to change the lives of the difficult people I now can empathize with. After being raised in two highly abusive homes, I underwent a decade of extensive therapy, pursued an...

*LIVE* Resume Review 2/20

Want to get your resume 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 resume stand out to recruiters! How can I get my resume reviewed by Heather, Live? Register for this chatEmail your resume to Heather@powertofly.com by 2:00pm EST on the day of the chatThe...

She Gave 5 Million Worldwide Users A Seat At The Table

As a black, queer womxn who is the Head of Community for HER App, the largest social and dating app for LGBTQ+ womxn and queer people, I’ve worked from the ground up to launch and grow a network that supports the wants and needs of over 5 million LGBTQ+ womxn, trans and non-binary folks who don't always get the opportunity to bring their voices to the table. From fostering online communities...

How To Avoid Career Burnout

Women today have to juggle all of the things; family, career, and self-care. Join Elle & Dayna from GBNYC for a rich discussion on avoiding career burnout and creating your ideal work-life balance!

Mitigating Bias in Tech Through Systemic Change

There isn't any "one size fits all" approach to mitigating bias in tech. In reality, the current processes and trainings fail because they don't improve our own innate biases, something that can only be changed when looking at an organization (and oneself) systematically. KeyAnna Schmiedl, Global Head, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Wayfair is joining us for a live Q&A to discuss the...

She Wrote Speeches For 3 Different CEO's, Now She's The VP of Global D&I and Engagement

Sheryl Battles started as a speechwriter for the CEO of Pitney Bowes, and ultimately led all forms of communication, from media relations to investor communications to help executives and organizations lead. Now, with 30 years’ experience (and three CEO's under her belt) Sheryl is the VP of Global D&I and Engagement and she’s still leveraging communications to help senior leaders and company...

Navigating the HR Career Path

Do you believe that an organization's employees are key to its success? Not sure what an HR career path looks like? Choosing a human resources career path can be complex. An HR department ensures that many vital functions of a company are taken care of. Join Ananda Baron, Senior Vice President of Total Rewards at AAA to be inspired in your own career path and learn how to face the challenges...

Becoming A Professional Generalist - From Tech Strategy to Olympic Hopeful

There's something to be said about athletes in the workforce. From their perseverance to time management skills, even their ability to overcome failures, some even say they make the best employees! Kelly Fitzsimmons isn't your traditional athlete or business woman, she's an Olympic hopeful with over 10 years experience working as an innovation, brand and product strategist with top startups...

Heart To Heart - Ladyship & Diversity

Ernanda White is back for a second session with PowerToFly to talk ladyship and diversity - how to maintain thoughtfulness and sincerity while building rapport. She'll be sharing best practices for success without competitive bias, how to create cultural acceptance among women and help bridge the gap with unity and respect. Join this virtual conversation and ask Ernanda anything, live!

Radical Candor As A Sales Leader

What's the secret sauce to managing successful sales teams? Radical Candor. As a sales leader, praising team members when they are excelling and providing constructive criticism when coaching is needed are some of the most valuable skills one can develop throughout their career. How can one develop the skills tied to radical candor, and how can you become a better sales leader? Join Wendy...

Strategies For Becoming A Better Remote Team Manager

One of the biggest mistakes when it comes to running distributed teams is simply using in-office management methods and then applying them to the remote space. This kind of thinking will make your remote practices clumsy and often second-rate. It’s best to think remote first, and Magda will share with you how to implement it. She will share stories, tactics, and strategies from Remote-how...

Interview Engineering: The Science Behind Predictive & Fair Hiring Decisions

What makes a hiring process successful? Coming into the new year with big diversity goals and budgets to help fill the gaps, how can organizations ensure that their process is not only scalable, but fair? Using insights from analysis of tens of thousands of hiring loops, Karat’s Director of Developer Relations Lusen Mendel will share best practices for making hiring decisions that are...

What They Don't Tell You When It Comes To Entrepreneurship

Thinking about becoming an entrepreneur? Or if you are one, are you kind of feeling alone on your entrepreneurship journey? Well, this virtual chat is just for you. Join founder and CEO Ashley M. Wiliams as she shares life-changing lessons and insights that she has gained from her journey in building her tech company, RIZZARR. We believe this talk will not only empower and inspire you, but it...

Collaboration Over Competition: Working Together to Get Ahead

Whether it's growing your social following through cross-promotion, gaining credibility with potential customers through podcast and panel interviews, co-producing events, or anything in between, Baily Hancock, Collaboration Consultant, Speaker, and Host of the “Stop, Collaborate & Listen” Podcast, helps create strategies and provide frameworks that allow people to achieve their goals by...

Creating a Flexible & Global Career Without Sacrificing Your Salary

Ready to keep your full-time salary while exploring the world abroad? Lynze Ballay, Founder of She Works Abroad, is joining us to answer your questions about generating real international work opportunities (SPOILER ALERT - she thinks freelancing is the worst strategy) and sharing her tips on how you can attract amazing jobs abroad without any prior global experience or visa connections and...

*LIVE* Resume Review 1/27

Want to get your resume 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 resume stand out to recruiters! How can I get my resume reviewed by Heather, Live? Register for this chatEmail your resume to Heather@powertofly.com by 2:00pm EST on the day of the chatThe...

Transitioning From In-Office To Remote Employee

If landing a remote job is on your list of goals for 2020, then this is a must attend chat! Making the move from an in-office role to working from home isn't as easy as one may think, especially if you're not properly prepared with the tools and resources to be successful. Join Alisha KC, a Software Engineer at Digital Ocean to learn her tips and tricks for making this transition an easy one,...

Growing With a Startup - Defining Your Role

One of the things people love about working at early stage startup is the opportunity for growth - some may say the possibilities are endless. If you ask Sarah Bobulsky, current Senior Director, Commercial at Helix, she would probably agree. Sarah has held three different roles at Helix over the last three years, and through her own personal contributions, helped shaped the growth of the...

How To Design A Business That Can Run Itself

When you’re running your own business, it can feel nearly impossible to squeeze everything you need to do (don't forget about sleeping!) into 24 hours. Emily Morgan saw this problem as a challenge and started her own company, Delegate Solutions, to help entrepreneurs tackle distracting to-dos, create a strategic delegation plan for meeting goals, and fully manage virtual teams! Do you want to...

How To Get Job Referrals Without Having To Ask

The new year is in full swing, and companies are hiring like crazy! How can you land a new job in 2020 without the pains of searching job boards? Join this live, virtual, Q&A to learn how you can state your value proposition in your LinkedIn profile while have hearty conversations with professional connections that can lead to job opportunities.

Unmask Your Potential

Reveal the Real YOU and unmask your potential with Ernanda White, Growth Hacker at Vertica! In this hour-long virtual chat, you'll learn the key strategies for learning styles, how to articulate your value, better understand your worth and tips for defeating Imposter Syndrome.

Navigating Personal Issues At Work

When you're going through a personal crisis, simply getting through your daily routine can be challenging enough, let alone trying to navigate a work environment. From explaining the situation to your boss, to managing your time coupled with personal stress, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Marian J Baylor, Director IT Management at Card One Systems has been a senior-level executive...

The Importance Of Feedback In The Workplace

Feedback is what makes the workplace go-round - knowing where one is excelling and where one can improve, all while clarifying expectations and goals is key to building a healthy workplace culture (not to mention a successful one!). With the new year upon us, Project Manager, Khafilat Adewole and PMO Manager, Adelle Lashbrook of CISCO are joining PowerToFly for a special chat to break down why...

Mad Libs for When You Don’t Know What to Say

Sanny Lin, a Product Manager at Good Money never considered herself an exceptional communicator. Over the last few years, Sanny made it a point to transform her skills by putting sticky notes around her office with words and tips that helped her communicate with her colleagues better. Learn the ins and outs of Sanny's sticky note technique, which words to avoid and use more often, as well as...

The Importance of Data Visualization

Successful companies need data to make informed decisions. If you want to win over the decision makers at your company, whether it be for a new project, tool, or perhaps even to showcase your own productivity, you need to understand the importance of data visualization and how to tell a story with your data. Join Lynnann Whitbeck, Senior Risk Data Strategist at Chainalysis for a deep dive into...

What is Disrupting Bias Training?

Everyone's heard of 'unconscious bias' training, but what about 'disrupting bias' training? Trisha Walsh, the Director, IT at Yelp, one of the worlds largest crowd-sourced review platforms, is here to explain the difference, and dive into how disrupting bias training impacts the end user support organization for Yelp's nearly 6,000+ employees.

Managing Tech Teamwork Globally

Engineering positions rank among the top five most popular remote jobs across numerous sources - but managing a remote technical team is no easy feat. Whether it's closing the social distance between team members or simply planning team meetings, having a well executed process and strong remote culture is key. Jamie Lyn Woods, User Experience Researcher and María Iglesias, User Experience...

Preparing Your Technical Resume to Land Interviews

If you're thinking about applying to a new position in 2020, you won't want to miss this chat! Join April Starlight, Founder of Tangerine Search, for a breakdown of the best (and worst) technical resumes. She'll be answering all of your questions as well as sharing example resumes that will make your resume stand out among the sea of applicants in the new year.

Creating Dashboards in Excel (and Beyond)

In this one-hour seminar, we'll build a small dashboard in Excel together! Barb will walk everyone through some dashboard best practices and formatting techniques as part of the example. She'll distribute a slide deck at the end that contains all the tips and tricks learned during the walk-through. It's encouraged that participants have the latest version of Excel on their computers and ready...

How to Succeed as a Payments PM

Payments are an integral part of eCommerce and buying experiences - so even if you are not in FinTech, understanding the scope and depth of Payments will you that extra boost in your career path. Come and learn about the kind of problems a Payments PM works on and the skills you will need to shine as a Payments PM. Main Takeaways: Overview of the range of Payments products and experiences...

Defining Your Own Career Path

For so many professionals in today's competitive job market, the tension between wanting to do something good and wanting to be seen as being successful, is a heavy decision to make. Or, if you're anything like Susy Schöneberg, current Head of Flexport.org, you create your own path. Join Susy for a live Q&A to discover how she was able to create so much value for her organization that she was...

What Is Personalized Healthcare?

What is personalized healthcare and why does it matter? Michelle Beoris, and Lisa Goeller are Software Engineers at Helix (a personal genomics company empowering every person to improve their life through DNA) are joining PowerToFly to answer these questions and more in this live, virtual Q&A! Sign up and discover how you can get involved in the healthcare revolution, and learn more about how...

Launching A Successful Career In IT When You're Not Technical

There are nearly 6 million people working in IT today, but contrary to popular belief, nearly half of those jobs are non-technical! Just because you aren't a programmer, doesn't mean you can't launch a successful career in tech. If you're interested in learning about in-demand skillsets, how to highlight past experiences on your resume, or which career path makes the most sense for you, this...

Communicating With Confidence

Does stage fright get the best of you (even if the stage means a presentation to two or three people)? Learn how to foster a more positive relationship with your nerves in this hour-long virtual chat with Amanda Hennessey, Founder, Coach and Facilitator of Boston Public Speaking and San Diego Public Speaking!

Is Your Remote Career Powered To Fly?

Whether you're looking for your first virtual role, or if you're among the 99% who "would like to work remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their careers," remote professionals face unique challenges when it comes to career development. Let's talk through those challenges and how to overcome them, to access a sustainable remote career that works for you.

The Impact of Clothing on Personal & Professional Development

You may not think twice when putting on an outfit in the morning, but did you know that certain clothing can improve your personal/ professional life, increase self-esteem, help you make better decisions and create stronger bonds with others? Linda Mata, a fashion consultant from Berlin, Germany, holds 1:1 coaching sessions with people who struggle with their appearance and want to improve...

Intro to SQL

Have you heard about SQL but aren't quite sure what it is or how to get started? This seminar will start with the basics, including a high-level overview of what SQL is, how it's used, and why people use it. We'll also write some basic SQL code together and have time for questions!

Breaking Free From Your Routine with a Life of Travel

Are you feeling burnt out from your everyday routine and are ready to make a change? Thinking about going abroad but not sure where to start? Perhaps the thought of becoming a digital nomad is more and more appealing? Then join Cepee Tabibian, Founder of She Hit Refresh, an online community connecting like-minded women age 30 and older who want to break free from their routine and start a life...

How To Get More Leads That Actually Convert

"I have more than enough leads..." said no company ever. For businesses to accelerate to success in a global landscape, it requires sustainable brand positioning that merges with innovation, allowing those who follow this formula to become the pioneers who define new levels of success. If you are interested in ending Q4 with a bang, solidifying your lead list, and stepping out from the pack,...

Supporting a Parent’s Return to Work

When you become a parent, life as you know it changes. According to a survey of 1,000 working mothers conducted by British magazine MMB, more than a third (37 percent) felt so unsupported and isolated when they returned to work that they wanted to quit. Debi Yadegari, Founder and CEO of MommaWork is out to change this statistic. Debi has created an organization dedicated to helping employers...

Let's Talk About Financial Wellness

Do you want to start building a successful financial future? Let's be honest with ourselves... who doesn't? In many ways, women are at a disadvantage from birth, today making 80.7 cents for every dollar a man makes, not considering the time we may take to raise children, or take care of aging parents that put us at a financial disadvantage. Stacia Morris is here to tell you it doesn't have to...

Navigating Decision, Planning & Management of a Career Change or Relocation

"Making risky relocations within the US and to Europe have been the most valuable experiences of my life! From new careers to new people, to adventures of driving across the US, up and down the west coast, weekends in Paris, road trips around Italy or holidays in Spain, building a new life can be a dream but it’s not easy." Kelly moved her life from New York to Los Angeles, to Seattle then...

Code Tasting: Logic and Abstraction

Learning to code has become a phenomenon - and we couldn't be more elated! However, it can be discouraging to see that many virtual programs require at LEAST a weeks’ long commitment, and bootcamps/ academic classes cost a lot. Research in computer science education suggests that having even a minimal background before taking the dive into formal instruction is beneficial, as is getting the...

Getting Placed Permanently While Working As A Contractor

There are many non-traditional ways to score major roles at big companies (or even smaller, but competitive ones) and starting as a contractor is one of them. Some people choose contracting as a way to test the waters at an organization, while others have specific goals to achieve or milestones to hit before transitioning and applying to a full time role. Ask Elinor Cohen anything in this...

*Live* Interview Coaching With PowerToFly's Career Coach 11/7

Do you want to ace your next interview? Join this free interview coaching session with our Career Coach, Heather Coll, to learn the expert tips you need to succeed! One lucky attendee will score a free session during the call, LIVE with Heather! How can I get chosen!? Register for this chatEmail your resume and ONE JOB LISTING you're interested in applying for, to Heather@powertofly.com by...

Returning to the Workforce with Confidence

Have you been away from the workforce for an extended period and want to resume your career? Maria Wright, now a Senior Consultant at Deloitte was looking to make the transition, and thanks to Deloitte's ENCORE program, she was able to refresh her skills, gain relevant experience, and with the assistance of a coach, rejoin the workforce with confidence. In this chat, you'll have the...

Transitioning from IC to Management

Individual contributors (also known as IC's) get promoted because they're really good at what they do. But, when an IC get's promoted to a managerial role, there's an entirely new set of skills they need to develop to be successful, and that can be challenging. As an early employee of DocuSign, Kirsten Schaub helped her company grow from 100 employees to 1500+, from a Seattle-based business...

Launching A Successful Career In IT

Information Technology (also known as IT) is becoming an increasingly popular career path... so much so that the industry currently employs over 5.7 million workers and counting. But why is a career in IT a good choice for women? Better yet, what should women in the industry come to expect and avoid? What's the interview process like? Join Lyudmila Fokina, a Senior Software Engineer at...

Keeping Momentum Going Post-Conference

Whether you're coming off Grace Hopper, heading to one of the incredible Hopperx1 events, or found yourself at another conference this year, you know how exciting the first few weeks post-conference can be. But as the excitement wears off and you find yourself getting back to your daily routine, you have two options - continue on your normal grind or take action. Rosario Robinson, Senior...

Networking 101: How To Get The Most Out Of A Networking Event

Let's face it, networking is stressful, and at times it can be down right awkward. However, some experts say that upwards of 85% of jobs are landed via networking or some sort of internal connection. How can you identify which of your connections can help you land your dream role? Better yet, how can you gain the confidence and tools to ask them effectively? Join this virtual chat with Laura...

Why Do We Stay At Jobs We Hate? The Power Of Choice

Every choice you make brings you closer (or farther) away from where you want to be in life, especially when you chose to stay in a situation that makes you unhappy. How can you access this untouched power choice? Join this live, virtual Q&A with Jessica Thiefels, Founder and CEO of Jessica Thiefels Consulting, who's harnessed this power which has helped her move across the country, build a...

Code Tasting: Heuristics and Interface

Learning to code has become a phenomenon - and we couldn't be more elated! However, it can be discouraging to see that many virtual programs require at LEAST a weeks’ long commitment, and bootcamps/ academic classes cost a lot. Research in computer science education suggests that having even a minimal background before taking the dive into formal instruction is beneficial, as is getting the...

Emerging Technologies in E-Commerce

51% of Americans prefer to shop online in 2019 and 96% of people have made an online purchase in their lifetime. With those numbers, it's no surprise that most retailers consider themselves "digital first" operations. However, technology still has a ways to go when it comes to understanding consumer engagement, storytelling, and their curiosity for making online purchases. Liz Lehtonen, Senior...

How To Successfully Launch A Side Hustle

The new year is rapidly approaching... and if you're thinking about how to turn your dream business a reality, this is the chat to join! Violette de Ayala is a Cuban-American serial and social Entrepreneur, Founder of FemCity®, virtual mentor to over 20,000 women, and she's joining PowerToFly to answer your pressing questions about launching a side hustle. With only a few dollars, Violette was...

How To Be A Pillar Of Culture When You Aren't At HQ

Building an inclusive company culture at HQ is hard enough, but what happens when you're tasked with building a new office in an entirely new city while maintaining that culture? LizAnn Nealing took that challenge head on, and not only launched Greenhouse's Denver office but helped spearhead more distributed hiring practices company-wide. Join LizAnn for a live Q&A to discuss how you can...

Remote 101: Tips For Scoring - And Thriving At - A Remote Job

Securing a remote role is becoming increasingly more competitive - but it doesn't have to be! Sure, employers hiring remote/ flexible employees are looking for talented individuals who fit their job descriptions, but many times, the ideal remote candidate's communication and soft skills are just as (if not more) important. Join Nicole Tibaldi, an Engineering Manager at Circle CI to find out...

Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Are you someone who constantly plays it safe in life or are you more of a risk taker? Whether it's trying out a new restaurant or moving halfway across the world to start a new career, stepping outside your comfort zone can be frightening, but magical. "Once you take a risk, everything else in life seems to just fall into place" - says Smitha Prasad, Senior Manager of Product Development at F5...

Code Tasting: Data and Algorithms

Learning to code has become a phenomenon - and we couldn't be more elated! However, it can be discouraging to see that many virtual programs require at LEAST a weeks’ long commitment, and bootcamps/ academic classes cost a lot. Research in computer science education suggests that having even a minimal background before taking the dive into formal instruction is beneficial, as is getting the...

Acing your Software Engineering Interview - How to Succeed Without Going Crazy

Got a callback from your dream company and not sure what to expect or how to prepare for the next steps? In this live chat, Insight Engineering Program Directors who have interviewed hundreds of candidates will cover how to best prepare and perform at each type of software engineering interview, ranging from algorithms to system design, SQL, and the essential behavioral component.

What Type Of Data Scientist Are You?

A "data scientist" role can mean a lot of different things, and it's important to make sure your own expectations around the job are aligned with what the role is actually looking for. How do you figure out where on the spectrum of "data science" the role actually is, and how do you think about your own skills and career aspirations in the data world? Join us for this live, virtual Q&A to find out!

Breaking Limiting Beliefs - Don't Wait, Just Do It

Ingrid Harb is an international speaker and founder of two incredible organizations, she also identifies a Mexican-American. Throughout her upbringing, neither country accepted her wholeheartedly, deciding she was always "too much" of one culture and not enough of the other. This limiting belief didn't stop Ingrid, and she's joining the PowerToFly Community to relay the message that it...

How To Stay Current & Marketable in a Competitive Business Climate

In today's competitive job market, companies are looking for more than just technical competency when assessing who to choose for their next hire. Companies want the whole package - but what does that even mean? Join seasoned business leaders Zahra Jamshed, Senior Director at Cognizant and Mary Schumacher, Founder of CareerFrames for a live, virtual discussion about how you can stay current...

Breaking The FinTech Stereotype

Women are controlling upwards of 80% of consumer spending, 60% of the nation's wealth, and 44% are their households primary breadwinners. But when you look inside the number of women represented in FinTech companies (the companies creating the technology and programming to support banking and financial services) women make up a mere 37%. How can we get more women into FinTech and break the...

How Can CS And Sales Work Better Together?

There's a lot of discussion around how Sales and Customer Success fit within an organization. Are they separate teams? Does CS fall under Sales? What about customer support? There are a number of different combinations, but regardless of what your organization looks like, the relationship between sales and CS is crucial to business success. During this live Q&A, we're diving into the value of...

How To Use AI To Solve Business Problems

Artificial intelligence is a hot technology, and it's popularityis only growing with startups and large corporations worldwide. If you've ever asked yourself, "Could my organization benefit from AI?" - you're not alone. Shalini Trefzer, Founder of Swiss-based LeapSecond Consulting +, helps companies apply AI to solve problems in various market segments and execute go-to-market strategies. If...

Creating Healthy Working Environments For People With Mental Health Issues

By popular demand, Candace Ramirez, Founder of Full Cup Copy, is joining us to re-visit the seemingly taboo topic of mental health in the workplace, and address how managers, supervisors, and culture creators can help build supportive working environments for people with mental health issues. If you've struggled with mental health issues at work, are looking to support your employees, or build...

*LIVE* Data Hour 9/24

Are you working on a technical project and could use some help? Is your data just not making sense and you'd love a second opinion? Does your code have you seeing stars? Join our virtual data hour and bring all of your tricky questions - we'll work through the answers together! Barbara is an expert in: ExcelTableauQlikPythonRJavaScriptSQL

Metrics that Matter - Defining a Digital ROI

"You can't make decisions to improve social media if you don't have all of the data." - Steph Nissen, Partner and Head of Digital Operations at Atomic Revenue. So, how do we get the data? Better yet, how do we use that data to inform our digital marketing decisions, and run impactful campaigns? Join Steph Nissen herself for a live, virtual Q&A to talk all things social metrics and get all of...

Interviewing For Customer Success Roles - What Makes A Good CSM Candidate

Customer Success Managers are at the forefront of every company, they are the bind between company and customer, and many times the first line of defense if something goes wrong. Companies are looking for the best of the best for these customer facing roles and in turn, conducting more challenging interview processes than ever before. How can you stand out among the many candidates vying for...

Taking The Lead & Disrupting The Industry As Women In Tech

We don't need to lay out all of the barriers women are facing in the technology, rather, we're here to talk about the solutions. Wendy Foster, Director of Engineering, Data Science, and Analytics at Pager Duty is joining us for some real talk about how we, as women, can take the lead and disrupt the tech industry. Ask Wendy anything in this live Q&A!

Introvertism at Work

Can an introvert really thrive in today's workplace culture? Noelle Johnson, founder of My Interview Buddy, says YES! Introverts tend to get a bad rep in this fast-paced, extroverted world, when in fact, many introverted solutions are much more impactful to workplace culture than extroverted ones. Join Noelle for this live, virtual chat to learn strategies for speaking up and having your voice...

Addressing Self-Sabotaging Behaviors Impacting Your Career

From the corporate world to starting your own endeavor, self-sabotaging behavior can be detrimental to ones career journey and ultimately, your success. Join Sabine Gedeon, founder of Empowered By Purpose, LLC for this live Q&A to discuss how we can combat these behaviors, make more money, increase our self-esteem and confidence!

Getting out of your OH F*CK Career Moment

Career paths aren’t always linear. In fact, they’re usually not. Rare is the person who hasn’t thought “this isn’t my dream job anymore,” or “I feel stuck,” or “what’s next?” In just 60 minutes, you'll get an introduction to the basics of Crabwalk’s five-step framework for leveraging people you know to drive career change. You'll walk away with: ● Tips for identifying an ideal outcome or goal...

Topic: From 0 to 100 - Everything You Need To Know About Scaling Your Team (and

Whether you're adding one person or one hundred people to your team - scaling isn't easy. Shweta Saraf, Director of Engineering at DigitalOcean, has been an integral part of scaling both small and large organizations while investing in each individuals career success. Join this hour-long live Q&A to learn Shweta's tips for hiring, training and nurturing new team members while maintaining the...

My First Year In Tech

Your first year in tech is all the things - exciting, exhilarating, nerve-wracking, daunting and much more. Join us as we hear the experiences of two Flatiron engineers and their first year in the industry. What were the challenges and obstacles they faced? What were their biggest learnings? And what advice do they have for new engineers beginning their own journey?

Mastering the Data Science Interview

If you're thinking about starting a career in Data Science, this is the chat to join! Erin Akinci, Data Science Manager at ASANA, is sharing insights on how you can master the data science interview as both a hiring manager and candidate! From how to find compatible roles, preparing for the interview, and following-up appropriately, sign up today and ask your question - she'll answer it live...

Courage in the Workplace

Being courageous isn't easy, especially in the workplace. Take it from Rita Giacalone, Director of Learning and Development at Autodesk. After getting her doctorate in Psychology and practicing independently for over 18 years, she decided to take a leap into the corporate world and join the team at Autodesk. Since then, she’s been spearheading the culture transformation and inspiring teams...

Don't Take It Personally... How To Use Feedback For Growth

The ability to take negative feedback and turn it into an opportunity for growth isn't something that happens overnight. In fact, there's a large movement surrounding entire organizations adapting their cultures to embrace growth vs fixed mindsets. Let's be clear, changing your mindset doesn't require a movement, but it does require the tenacity to think differently and evaluate how you,...

Using Public Relations Techniques to Enhance your Personal Brand

"Your brand is the center of everything" says Allison Schroeder, owner of Pomme Communications. But how does one "brand" themselves in today's crowded market? Ask Allison anything, and hear her tips for using public relations techniques she's honed as an accredited public relations practitioner and entrepreneur, building a brand for herself and clients alike.

Preparing For Maternity Leave - And What To Expect When Coming Back

For any expectant mother, it's nearly impossible to feel fully prepared to go on maternity leave. For expectant mothers at high-growth startups, or women in managerial or c-level roles, this stress is compelled with the notion that the company and team you're leaving will not be the same upon your return. Martha Dreiling, Head of Analytics and Corporate Operations at Attune Insurance, wants...

How To Find A Job Without Looking

When Limor Bergman Gross moved to the US from Israel, she had no connections. Unable to go out and network with potential employers from across the pond, Limor invested a lot of time and effort in building her LinkedIn profile and connections virtually. This payed off, as both her current employer, DigitalOcean, and former employer, VMware, discovered her online! Learn the tricks and...

Should I Get A Ph.D. In Computer Science?

Thanks to technology, there are so many ways to further your career in technology, from bootcamps to MOOCs, the possibilities are endless. But in a world of online learnings and fast pace courses, it's easy to forget what many consider the "traditional" route to an education - a college degree. The big question is, is this route really that traditional? After getting her B.Sc and M.Sc in...

I Look Like An Engineer: Bringing Your Full Self To STEM

What does an engineer look like? Better yet, how can those interested in STEM break the current mold while launching fulfilling careers and remaining true to themselves? For Jessica Johnson and Chloe Edeal, Software Engineers at Manifold, bringing their full self to work each day is key - and they're thankful to be a part of an organization that encourages this! Join Jessica and Chloe for a...

Making Your Mark In An AI-powered World: Conversational AI

AI is booming, which means jobs are in high demand and so much of the industry is untouched and undiscovered. But because we're only at the forefront of what we can do with this technology, starting a career in AI can mean many things, and there isn't much guidance on how to best navigate this growing field. Joti Balani, Managing Director of Freshriver.ai, has made three major career pivots,...

Establishing Your Professional Style

Busy women like yourself barely have time to clear their inboxes, let alone scour the mall for the perfect business attire. Lili Morton, Community Development Manager for high-tech wardrobe rental startup, Armoire, helps professional women navigate the challenges of wardrobe selection and build their own personal brands with fashion. Lili's joining us to chat about how you can establish an...

"I’m Not Good Enough” And Other Lies You Tell Yourself

When it comes to professional men and women, one of the biggest differentiations is confidence. Thus the term "imposter syndrome" was coined. But why do women, equally skilled to their male counterparts, lack the same mindset... and how can we overcome this? How can we control the messages we accept as true, and flesh out the negative, such as "I'm not good enough"? Kathy Keats, Mindset and...

Tips For Applying To Remote Roles (Successfully!)

As with all applications, there are ways to make yourself standout when applying to remote roles in both good, and bad ways. During this hour-long, live Q&A, CEO and Co-Founder of YouCanBook.me is joining the PowerToFly Community to debunk some common misconceptions about remote applications and share the DO's and DONT's when applying remote. If you're thinking about applying to a remote...

What is Data Science? How To Break Into The Industry

The field of Data Science is huge, and it's growing. From Data Architects, Data Analysts, to Machine Learning Engineers and Statisticians (just to name a few), deciding which career to pursue and where to start can be stressful. Shivani Rao has spent her career in many of these fields, growing her skills and learning how to successfully navigate a career in Data Science. Ask Shivani anything...

Taking Care Of Your Mental + Emotional Health In The Workplace

Does your current work situation have you feeling down? In this hour-long live, virtual Q&A, join psychotherapist Laurie Sharp-Page for advice on navigating mental and emotional health in the workplace. She’s providing tips to help you improve your confidence, deal with annoying coworkers, and find happiness in the mundane day-to-day responsibilities of your current role. Don’t miss this chat!

The Difference Between Mentor And Sponsor - How To Foster The Relationship

The difference between a mentor and sponsor is actually pretty significant. Long story short: mentors advise, sponsors advocate. But in today’s busy world, what's the best way to find someone for each role and properly nurture the relationship? Is it even possible? Join Noelle Johnson, founder of My Interview Buddy, for a live, virtual Q&A to kickstart the process of finding mentors AND sponsors!

Am I Too Old To Join A Bootcamp?

As the Director of the Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy, one of the most common questions Michele Cantos receives is "am I too old to join a coding bootcamp?" - the answer is no! For women over 30, the idea of successfully completing a bootcamp and starting a completely new career as a software engineer can be terrifying. Not to mention the agism and lack of diversity in engineering...

*LIVE* Data Hour 7/25

Are you working on a technical project and could use some help? Is your data just not making sense and you'd love a second opinion? Does your code have you seeing stars? Join our virtual data hour and bring all of your tricky questions - we'll work through the answers together! Barbara is an expert in: ExcelTableauQlikPythonRJavaScriptSQL

How To Be Confident In A Male Dominated Industry

How do you build workplace confidence in a male dominated environment? For women like Sheila Callahan, it comes from 17 years of comradery and mentorship at an organization that understands what women need in the workplace to succeed. Starting her career as an Administrative Assistant and moving through the ranks in a competitive industry (including becoming a mother along the way!) to her...

Pioneering Remote Work At A Non-Remote Company

Do you love your current role and employer but wish there were more flexibility? As the workplace shifts to a more widely accepted remote culture, asking your current employer for more flexibility, be it going totally remote, flexible hours, or even specific work-from-home days is easier than you think! Join Sacha Connor, Founder of Virtual Work Insider for a virtual Q&A on how YOU can pioneer...

What Is An NPS Score? How To Measure Customer Satisfaction

The Net Promoter Score (also known as NPS) is becoming increasingly more prevalent across businesses worldwide. But what exactly does NPS mean, and how can companies utilize this score to improve processes, customer experience, and growth? Join Mary Poppen, Chief Customer Officer of Glint, for a live Q&A to answer all of your pressing questions!

How to Overcome Your Biggest Fears about Changing Careers

Change is scary: change that includes the potential of financial loss, saying goodbye to old identities, and stepping into the unknown can be downright terrifying. And yet...if you don't overcome your fears, you know what will happen: you will still be at the job you don't like next year and then one after and ... So what can you do? Take a deep breath and quit it all? Wait until you feel...

Why Women Should Learn to Code: Resources

Are you ready to start a coding bootcamp? Michele Cantos, Director of the Grace Hopper program at Fullstack Academy is back to answer all of your questions about learning to code, finding the right coding program, and how to excel in this extremely in-demand career. Join us, and ask Michele anything, LIVE! Coding Resources: Our friends at the Grace Hopper Program are giving PowerToFly members...

Navigating the Engineering Career Path

According to the Department of Labor, employment of engineers is expected to grow over 4% in the next 5 years - that's over 65,000 new jobs. With that being said, deciding which engineering career path to choose is becoming increasingly more difficult. From the various engineering specialties to individual contributor vs manager, there are endless possibilities! Lifei Tan, Director of...

Productivity In Writing- Improve Your Skills And Write Faster

Does writing take ages? Can’t find the time to blog? Or feel like your writing isn’t good enough? In this session, writing coach Henneke Duistermaat teaches you the principles of joyful productivity to write faster. Learn how to get focused to boost productivity, how to chop up your writing process to overcome procrastination, and how to tweak your mindset, so you can write with more ease,...

How to Change Careers for Big Picture Thinkers

Big picture thinkers can have a very hard time finding their place in the professional world. As most professions’ entry-level jobs are very suitable for detail-oriented people but an absolute disaster for big picture thinkers, changing careers as a big picture thinker takes a special kind of approach. Aurora Meneghello, Founder of Repurpose Your Purpose, went through this herself, and often...

How To Manage A Remote Team & Thrive In A Remote-Friendly Culture

Virtual teams are becoming the norm - which means the demand for remote managers is also on the rise. But what's the difference between managing in-person vs virtually? And how can one thrive in this new, virtual culture? Limor Bergman Gross manages a large remote team as the Director of Engineering at DigitalOcean, and is joining us for a live Q&A to help you become a better remote manager,...

Navigating PTSD & Other Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

To disclose or not to disclose mental health concerns with your employer (or future employer) - that is the question! While mental health advocacy is on the rise, it's still a fairly taboo topic within workplaces, especially during the hiring process. As a sufferer of PTSD herself, Candace Ramirez is here to answer your questions virtually, and teach you the tricks she's learned for advocating...

Debunking the Myths of Code: Storytelling

For our last chat in the 'Debunking the Myths of Code' series, Ursula Wolz is diving into one of the most important pieces of coding - storytelling. She'll elaborate on why creating a story with your code is important, how to do it, and any additional questions you may have about getting more involved in the developer world! You asked, she's answering: How can I tell better stories with my...

Networking In-Person vs Online

Not everyone is an extrovert, but thanks to online platforms like PowerToFly and other virtual communities, everyone has the ability to network online. With that being said, just because you're behind a screen doesn't mean you should take it any less seriously than you would in person. Learn tried and true techniques for networking in-person AND online in this live Q&A with Noelle Johnson,...

To Be Or Not To Be: Practicing Mindfulness To Find Work-Life Balance

What is mindfulness and what does it have to do with work-life balance? Criss Cuervo teaches mindfulness workshops all over the globe and is joining us virtually to share a few of her favorite techniques with the PowerToFly Community! Ask Criss anything in this hour-long chat and learn how you can add more balance to your work, and life!

Debunking the Myths of Code: Generative Art

There's so much talk around 'visualization' in coding - so where does your 'art' fit in this phenomenon? In part III of our 'Debunking The Myths of Code' series, Ursula Wolz is breaking down how generative art relates to coding and how you can use art to become a better developer. You asked, she's answering: How does generative art relate to coding?When it comes to visualizations, where do I...

How To Be Customer Centric | Tips For Nailing Your Next Leadership Role

Customers are at the core of most businesses, but not every business takes the time to understand what their customers actually want and need. Great Leaders are customer centric - and in this live Q&A you'll learn how to leverage those customer relationships to nail your next leadership role! Ask Irit Eizips, a Customer Success thought leader anything, and take your career (and your Customer...

Back to Work After Raising Kids: My Story as a Backend Engineer

What's it really like returning to work after raising a family - is it even possible to maintain your stature or skills? What if you're in a technical role? Ruth Helfinstein, a Senior Software Engineer at WW has been there, and is ready to answer your pressing questions in this hour-long Q&A! Regardless of how long your career break was, you can return to a career you love and be successful!...

Debunking the Myths of Code: Textiles

Do you knit, crochet, embroider, sew? Have you ever followed a pattern, or better yet, made a pattern yourself? If so, you have the foundational skills needed for coding! Join Ursula Wolz for part II of out series, "Debunking the Myths of Coding" as we dive into textiles, and how they can help you become a better developer! You asked, she's answering: How do textiles relate to coding?I make...

From Women’s Liberal Art College to Managing Engineers

If you have a liberal arts degree, or graduated from a liberal arts college, I'm sure someone down the line has asked you, "What are you going to do with that degree?". While infuriating, new studies are actually proving that degrees aren't the first thing employers are looking at. During this live Q&A, ask Courtnie Takata-Lee, graduate of Saint Mary’s College with a BS in Mathematics, and...

Debunking the Myths of Code: Video Games

Ursula Wolz is back to chat with the PowerToFly about debunking the myths of code, starting with one of the most popular topics in the industry - video games. Video games are not just for boys so how can we add more women to the mix? We're breaking down how women can get more involved in game development, how game development can be used to understand computer science, and where women can...

Making Your Workplace Supportive For Women To Thrive As Leaders

How can we foster more inclusive workplaces where women can not only become leaders at their organizations, but thrive in these leadership roles? Join Anya Cherneff, Founder of Empower Generation and member of the AAA Community Impact team, for a live, virtual Q&A, to learn how she's helped support and implement changes to help women level-up their careers globally.

Pivoting Into An Engineering Career

Career pivots are becoming the norm thanks to bootcamps and a plethora of online resources. It's safe to say that pivoting into a career in engineering isn't as challenging as it once was - but still a pretty daunting task! Anjali Merchant and Hannah Barton are both career pivoters who've found a home at Polis, a company that's reinventing how people communicate. Ask Anjali and Hannah anything...

Climbing The Ladder With Baby On Hip - Tips From A Single Mom

Climbing the ladder is hard enough - climbing the ladder while raising a child, alone, is even harder. Take it from Aja Y. Martinez, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University, who's been there and has shared her story in this viral blog post, it's not easy, but it can be done (and she would't take back those experiences)! Aja is sharing her story with the PowerToFly...

Expanding Horizons: Open Source, Social Coding & Your Career

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...

How to Change Careers and Repurpose Your Purpose

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...

Happy Employees + Happy Customers = Better Business Results

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...

How To Be A Woman Leader In Sales

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...

What Is A Professional Narrative And How To Craft Yours

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?...

Management of Change – The Key to Successful Digital Transformations

Companies of all sizes and sectors are investing heavily in digitizing their business models. Digitization of business has implications on people, process and technology as they all need to be aligned with the overall objective of the transformation. Managing Change in transformations requires commitment throughout the process right from the top leadership level to the individual employees in...

Why Women Should Learn To Code

Computing and technology jobs are the number one source of new wages in the United States—yet only 13 percent of US engineering jobs are held by women. Can you imagine how advanced the world of technology would be like if more women joined the ranks? Michele Cantos, Director of the Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy is joining us for a live Q&A to answer all of your questions about how...

How to Create Inclusive Workplaces Using The Better Allies™ Approach

Are you looking to build a workplace culture with a certain buzz about it? Where employees are thriving and engagement survey scores are through the roof. Where people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are hired and set up for success—and they all want their friends to work there too, because it’s so awesome. One secret to creating this...

What To Look For When Deciding Which Startups To Apply To

So you've decided to apply to a startup - taking on the opportunity of growing and building a new organization is amazing! However, working for a startup comes with it's pros and cons, and deciding which companies are worth applying to (and sticking around for) can be a difficult hurdle for any job seeker. Join this Q&A with Jenn Hall, Director of Talent Acquisition at Metromile, to have all...

Living a Cause-Driven Life Without Quitting Your Day Job or Taking a Pay Cut

When you're working 9-5 (or for a bootstrapped start-up with even more hours), finding time outside of work to give back to the community can seem almost impossible. That's not the case for Taylor Copeland. Not only does Taylor currently work at Google, but she's growing her family, owns a real-estate business AND a non-profit, 'Beyond the Basics Inc.'. She's joining us for an hour of Q&A to...

Let’s Get Meta About Mentorship

Everyone says you need a mentor, but there are no practical resources for what, why, or how. Meet entrepreneur Meghann Wu who created an online mentor network based on what she experienced first-hand in media and technology. We'll unpack the problem and go into the unspoken best practices of mentorship through an interactive quiz (e.g., what it is, how to get it, and other helpful tidbits)....

Rockin’ That Rapport - How to Better Engage Clients

Your clients are buying you as much as they are the product you are selling them. During this 60 minute chat, Jamie will share her best tips and tricks on how to build genuine rapport and trust with your prospects. Learn all of Jamie’s tricks for using your own personality to close deals in this hour-long Q&A! You asked, she's answering: How do you stay "human" during the sales process?What...

Telling A Story With Your Code

Just as writers have ink and paper, code plays an analogous role in a developers' "story". Programming is storytelling. As with all stories, there are drafts and revisions, parts that are easier to write than others, and just like with your favorite novel, a few small changes can make a huge impact on the ending. Latisha McNeel, a Full-Stack Developer at G2i is joining us for an hour of live...

Building An Operations Department From The Ground Up

In many companies, the operations department is the true "backbone" of the organization, tasked with understanding how to get more value from each of it's assets. Building an efficient ops department from the ground up is far from easy, which is why we've invited Anusha Kumar to answer your questions in this virtual Q&A! Anusha has built operations teams from the ground up at fast-growing...

Which Cloud is Best for your Organization: Kubernetes edition

Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Jessica Janiuk, Lead Software Engineer at Spoiler Alert, is joining us to chat about why her team decided to go with the Kubernetes system over it's competitors, and help you decide which cloud platform is best for your organization. You asked, she's answering: What is...

Listen. It’s Really That Simple

What’s the most important skill every person should hone throughout their career and life, for that matter? The ability to listen. Learn how you can become a better listener, and thus, a better salesperson in this virtual chat! You asked, she's answering: How can I become a better listener?How do you adequately take notes on calls while listening?Do you ever record calls so you can listen and...

How Women in Cannabis are Fighting for a Female Future

Women make up roughly 36% of the leaders in the cannabis industry, including 63% of high-level positions - that's 26% higher than the number of women represented in top management roles at S&P 1500 companies. Join Jeannette Ward Horton, VP of Global Marketing and Communications for MJ Freeway (an Enterprise resource planning software for the cannabis industry) for an interactive Q&A on how...

Challenges Faced By Marketers And How To Solve Them

If you're looking to craft a 360 degree marketing strategy, it can be difficult deciding which channels you should be utilizing to get the best bang for your buck. In this hour-long live Q&A, we're talking all things marketing strategy - join us and ask an expert how to tackle the challenges your organization is facing! You asked, she's answering: Where is the first place you recommend...

Attitude - It All Starts With Mindset

Sales is hard. There’s no way around it. And, getting into the right sales mindset can be even harder. One day you’re crushing it and the next you have no idea how you will bring in 1 more dollar. In this session, we will discuss ways in which to stay positive and not let the no’s get the best of you. Sales is such a mental game, after all. You asked, she's answering: I've been faced with...

Interview Essentials - Making A Lasting Impression

Interviewers talk to so many candidates, possibly hundreds in a given year, depending on the size of their organization. How can you make yourself stand out from the pack and create a lasting impression? Join our live Q&A with Alyse Jacobsen, Head of Global Talent Acquisition for InvestCloud to learn how you can do more than just get your foot in the door during your next interview! You asked,...

Shaping the Next Generation of Women in Tech

In the U.S., there will be 1.4 million CS-related jobs by 2020, yet U.S. college graduates are expected to fill less than a third of those jobs. How can you help shape the next generation of technologists? Learn all about mentorship, developing CS programs and what you can do to support more women in tech during this Q&A with women leaders and volunteers of Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS...

*LIVE* Data Hour 4/4

Are you working on a technical project and could use some help? Is your data just not making sense and you'd love a second opinion? Does your code have you seeing stars? Join our virtual data hour and bring all of your tricky questions - we'll work through the answers together! Barbara is an expert in: ExcelTableauQlikPythonRJavaScript SQL

The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence At Work

Emilia D'Anzica is a Partner at Winning By Design, a Consulting firm specializing in Sales, Customer Success, and Executive Coaching. She focuses on helping companies assess, design & implement scalable customer programs. She has been named as a top 25 customer success influencer.

Sales Must-Haves: Prospecting, Objection Handling and More

In this first session, we are going back to basics. We can’t level-up until we have a solid foundation, right? Join Jamie as she covers best practices for sales basics such as prospecting, follow-up, pitching, objection handling, cold calling and more! You asked, she's answering: Where is the best place to find new clients?What tips do you have for prepping and handling the first call with a...

The Path To Becoming A CTO

Do you have dreams of becoming a CTO!? Join us for a virtual Q&A with Geeta Chauhan, a 4-time CTO, innovator, and thought leader. She's answering all of your questions LIVE in this hour-long chat! You asked, she's answering: What did your career path look like before becoming a CTO? How did all of your CTO experiences differ? What's the most important thing you've learned throughout your...

Tips & Tricks To Getting Early Stage Fundraising

Seed funding, early-stage funding, crowdfunding, series A, B, C... understanding startup financing is hard enough, how do you actually get it?! Lee Rotenberg, Co-Founder of Ivy has been there, and she's joining us to share her tips and tricks to getting early-stage fundraising in a live Q&A! You asked, she's answering: What are my options as far as fundraising goes? Do I have to fundraise? How...

How To Turn Data Into Profits

Data is becoming a key business asset - crucial to revenue growth, business development, marketing and so much more. How can companies better utilize data without getting left behind? Join our live Q&A with Dr. Denise Daniels, a behavioral data scientist and VP of Data Science & AI Consulting for Horizon Consumer Science to find out! You asked, she's answering: What technologies do you foresee...

Supporting, Inspiring, and Engaging Your Customers

Community building is an essential piece of every business. How you communicate with your customers, gather feedback, and execute ideas can make or break a business. Erin Petree has spent years optimizing community relations for different businesses and is joining us for a live Q&A to help you understand how you can better support, inspire and engage your customers! You asked, she's answering:...

Taking Your Marketing Skills Outside Work To Hone Your Passion Project

Do you have a project outside of work that you're extremely passionate about, but can't find the time to devote towards marketing it? Asya Bashina, Growth Marketer and Business Developer has been in your shoes, and has the skills to take your passion project to the next level! Join this hour-long live chat and learn the marketing techniques you need to make your dreams a reality! You asked,...

Real Estate Success - Getting In And Growing With The Industry

The housing market is always changing - but starting a career in real estate could open countless doors that you may have never dreamed of. Loftey, a NYC startup, is shaking up the traditional ways of renting apartments in NYC, and we're excited to chat with one of their top agents, Rachel Cook! Ask Rachel anything in this hour-long live Q&A! You asked, she's answering: How did you get started...

How To Create A Diversity Scorecard For Your Organization

Regardless of whether or not your company publishes their diversity numbers, someone should be keeping track of the progress an organization is making (good or bad). This raises a lot of questions - including how should we identify current employees, what metrics really matter, and what does success looks like? All of these questions (and more!) will be answered in this live Q&A! You asked,...

Harnessing The Power Of Customer Success

97% of Scout RFP customers see 10x+ ROI within the first year of using Scout — and 89% of Scout users launch their first event within a week. How does Scout RFP maintain such a high customer success rate? It all comes down to making their customers happy, something Allison Yount, Head of Customer Success is very familiar with! Join Allison Yount and Michelle Barberini, a Sales Recruiter, for a...

Seeking Diverse Ideas From Your Team: How To Do It

In order to foster more diverse and inclusive workplaces, we need to expose ourselves to different viewpoints and look out for red-flags within our teams that show limited-thinking. In this live Q&A, Sheana Alqvist is helping us to seek more diverse thoughts within our teams and grow from within! You asked, she's answering: How do I get my team to think more "outside the box"? What are the...

Conflict Resolution 101

Avoiding conflict does not mean conflict is resolved. The ability to address tough situations head-on and communicate effectively will not only make you a better coworker, but could lead to both personal and professional growth. Learn everything you need to know about resolving conflict in this live Q&A with Sharon Ray, Chief People Officer at Solstice! In this chat, you'll also have the...

Using The "I" In D&I To Attract & Retain Top Talent

In order to attract and retain top talent, hiring leaders need to go where the diverse candidates are, know exactly what these over-messaged candidates want, and execute! Learn how you can take your organization’s D&I strategy to the next level in this hour-long live Q&A session with PowerToFly’s own Dionna Smith-Keels! You asked, she’s answering: How can I ensure the interview process is...

Redefining Identities in Data Analytics

The way we analyze data is culturally outdated. How do we update our technologies to meet a growingly diverse population? Join Niyoosha Ahmadikhoo for a discussion on how we can modernize our processes to stay relevant in the changing times. You asked, she’s answering: What data needs redefining? In which industries is this especially relevant? How can you structure your data so it stays...

The Hidden Secrets of Negotiation

Negotiation laws are changing - are you prepared for your next negotiation? Join Nicole Page, Partner at top NYC law firm, Reavis Page Jump LLP, for an exclusive virtual Q&A to answer all of your pressing negotiation questions (that only a lawyer could answer!). You asked, she's answering: What has changed, in legal terms, for negotiation? What is considered "in writing" when negotiating?...

Become A Better Public Speaker

Want to level up in your career? If yes, then it's time to amp up your public speaking skills! The ability to articulate your thoughts and ideas to an audience is crucial for career growth - and Poornima, Founder of Femgineer, is here to provide the tips and tricks you need to be successful! You asked, she's answering: What are some easy ways to get better at public speaking? How can I get...

Getting Leadership Buy-In For Diversity Efforts

In a perfect world, we shouldn’t need leadership’s buy-in to diversify our pipelines - but no company is perfect (and budgets are tight!). Learn what you can do as an employee, recruiter or hiring manager to get leadership on board with diversity initiatives, and where you should be spending budget, in this live Q&A! You asked, she’s answering: How can I make the case for diversity to hiring...

Building A Successful Twitter Community

What started as a hashtag, quickly grew into a dedicated handle, a following of over 34k, and one of the most sought out live chats on Twitter. Mary Kalor's #NextChat brings in hundreds of HR professionals each week - but it wasn't easy! Learn how Mary, Manager of Public Affairs for SHRM, built a successful Twitter community, and ask her anything in this hour-long live Q&A! You asked, she's...

How To LinkedIn - Optimizing Your Profile and Beyond

There are over 500 million professionals with profiles on LinkedIn - how can you make your profile stand out to recruiters, and amongst your peers? What should you be doing to build your brand and grow your LinkedIn presence on this always changing platform? Join LinkedIn Strategist and Career Coach, Alison Rakoto for an hour of Q&A to find out! You asked, she's answering: What's the most...

Best Practices For Parental Leave

What does the parental leave policy look like at your organization? Join HR Leader, Ashley Stevens, for a virtual chat about structuring parental leave policies while chatting with other professionals about the policies at their companies! You asked, she's answering: What are the industry standards for parental leave? Is parental leave negotiable? When should this negotiation take place? How...

Insurance Basics and When to Think About Getting a Will

Ready to get your finances in check? Join Abigail Vachon, PowerToFly Sourcer and former Financial Advisor, for four Q&A sessions that are sure to bring you one step closer to your financial goals! PART IV: INSURANCE BASICS - WHEN TO THINK ABOUT GETTING A WILL No one likes shopping (or paying) for insurance, but should the time come when you need to use it, you'll never be more thankful for...

An Intro To Coding

If you've ever thought about getting into programming or are interested in learning basic skills, and what it takes to be a successful programmer, this is the chat to join! PowerToFly's Architect and Lead Developer, Devi, is answering all of your questions in this live, virtual Q&A! You asked, she's answering: What are your favorite programming languages? Why? Which languages should a beginner...

Leveraging Your Culture in the Workplace

We all have a story to tell, and while our backgrounds and culture play an integral part of who we are, it's become second nature to try and hide those differentiating factors on job applications, cover letters, or even in office conversations. Take it from Michele Cantos, Director of the Grace Hopper Program - stop hiding who you are! In this hour-long chat, we're diving into how you can...

Data Visualization in Python

Join Barbara Donnini, President of Boxplot Analytics for our very first code-a-long Lunch & Learn! In this hour-long introduction to Python, we'll be coding along with Barbara, turning data into comprehensive graphs anyone could understand! *NO PREVIOUS CODING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED* Click here for setup instructions prior to the chat.

Investing Basics And Savings Strategies

Ready to get your finances in check? Join Abigail Vachon, PowerToFly Sourcer and former Financial Advisor, for four Q&A sessions that are sure to bring you one step closer to your financial goals! PART III: INVESTING BASICS AND SAVINGS STRATEGIES Now that you've budgeted your income and have some extra cash - what should you do with it?! Instead of planning an impromptu vacation or making an...

Customer Service 101 - Building, Learning, & Scaling a Team

Good customer service can make or break a product - it can impact a product's growth, not to mention it's market value against competitors. Building a world-class customer service team is no easy feat, which is why we've invited Stephanie Mirch, Head of Customer Success at Nanit, to share her advice on building, learning from, and scaling a customer service team! You asked, she's answering:...

How to Achieve Future Goals Right Now

Are you sick of setting New Year's resolutions that seem unobtainable even just two months into the year? If you want to cultivate the strongest belief in yourself so you can achieve what you want - then join this chat! In this virtual chat, Elinor will walk us through: 1::Choosing a goal today 2:: If you achieved this goal, how would you feel?? Creating future-focused scenarios. 3:: Top 3...

Get To Know Your Employee Benefits

Ready to get your finances in check? Join Abigail Vachon, PowerToFly Sourcer and former Financial Advisor, for four Q&A sessions that are sure to bring you one step closer to your financial goals! PART II: GET TO KNOW YOUR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS In today's world, benefits play a HUGE role in compensation. When utilized properly, they can also positively impact your overall financial wellness. If...

The Big Benefits of Thinking Like a CEO - And How to Do It!

People rise to the top of organizations for many reasons, mainly because they are the best at what they do. When you take an in-depth look at what separates c-level executives from those they manage, you'll notice the way they talk, interact with colleagues and clients, and think is different. In this chat, join Deberah Bringelson, one of the most profit-producing Business Growth and...

From Generation to Generation- Developing Female Leaders

Our parents teach us so many lessons throughout our lives, that it's hard to say which teachings prove to be most important until we're adults ourselves. The same can be said about our children who inspire us in ways we may not even comprehend. In this chat, we're welcoming a mother-daughter combo to our virtual stage, to share the lessons they've learned about navigating their careers,...

Cash Flow, And Considering A Budget

Ready to get your finances in check? Join Abigail Vachon, PowerToFly Sourcer and former Financial Advisor, for four Q&A sessions that are sure to bring you one step closer to your financial goals! PART I: CASH FLOW, AND CONSIDERING A BUDGET We're going to dive into how much money is coming in compared to how much is going out (and from where). Abigail will share tips for budgeting, programs to...

Blockchain 101

It seems like everyone is talking about blockchain, but what do you really know about this revolutionary technology taking the internet by storm? Raffi Sapire, Director of Operations at Livepeer is here to teach and help us understand blockchain basics in this hour-long live Q&A. Livepeer is on the cutting edge of blockchain technology, and with her experience in operations, she will also be...

Getting Into A Calm, Confident Mindset - Approaching New Healthy Living Goals

If you made a New Year's resolution to start living a healthier life - this is the chat to join! Jessica Cording, a registered dietitian, health coach, and writer, is chatting with us live to answer any and all of your health-related questions from how to get in a better mindset, to food and exercise. You asked, she's answering: One of my NYR's is to stress less - any advice for doing so? I...

Leadership - How To Foster More Inclusive Environments

There are plenty of statistics that show how more diverse teams are more efficient and produce better, more high-quality work, but we're still getting asked the same question, "how do we foster these inclusive environments?". According to Minda Harts, founder of The Memo LLC, it starts with Leadership - and not necessarily leadership from the top down! Join us for a discussion with Minda on...

How to Effectively Onboard Your Customer Success Team

Building a rockstar customer success team is no easy feat, which is why we're bringing in an expert to share her knowledge! Join Manisha Marberry, Director of Client Success at Sprinklr, as she shares her tried and true tactics for attracting, hiring and RETAINING the best of the best in customer success. You asked, she's answering: What separates the good, from the best in CS? What skills are...

How To Be A PR Rockstar: Public Relations Strategies You Can Implement On Your O

Not everyone can hire an agency or a full PR team to do their heavy lifting when it comes to marketing, especially emerging startups. Natasha Zena has done it all - guerilla style, to launch her digital magazine, Lioness, and the first media outlet solely dedicated to helping women launch and scale high-growth startups. You asked, we're answering: I'm running on a very low to $0 budget - what...

The Impact Of Constant Change On Product Roadmaps

The rate of progress in technology has been exponential and this creates major challenges in developing product strategy and roadmaps. As new breakthroughs and innovations happen, the underlying assumptions we made while developing a vision and roadmap for a product are nullified. As product managers, if we are not cognizant of these changes, we end up building obsolete products that fail when...

Machine Learning 101

What is machine learning, and how can you get involved? Join Ursula Wolz, a leader in computer science for a live, virtual Q&A on all things machine learning. You asked, we'll answer: What is machine learning? What careers are available to those interested? & More!

Creating A Successful Brand On LinkedIn

They don't call LinkedIn the "world's largest professional network" for fun. With over 562 million users, making your profile stand out is key to professional success regardless of where you are in your career journey - job seeker, recruiter, business owner, or as a working professional! Join LinkedIn Expert, Viveka von Rosen, for an hour-long Q&A and ask her your pressing questions about...

Ask Her Anything: How Nicole Became A Frontend Engineer At Manifold

Join us as we host Nicole Tibaldi, a Frontend Engineer, for a virtual Q&A about how she landed her remote job at Maifold via PowerToFly! Ask Nicole anything in this hour-long chat, including how to spruce up your PowerToFly profile (she applied directly from our site!), what her interview process was like, and how you can score a remote job with a company like Manifold. Submit your question today!

Finding Your "Gig" In The Gig-Economy

In 2018, over 44 million Americans have a side hustle, and that number is only going up with the increased gig-economy. But how do all of these people start their side hustles? Do they also have full-time jobs? Do they have expendable money to start this venture? Join this chat with Angela Heath, Gig Income Guru, award-winning entrepreneur and President of TKC Incorporated for the answers to...

30 Days to a Raise - How to Utilize End of Year Reviews to Negotiate a Promotion

December has come and gone, and while it might feel like ages since meeting with your boss about your end of year performance review, the budget dollars have just started to roll in, which is why NOW is the perfect time to ask for a raise! NastyGap Founder, Raffi Sapire, is joining us for an exclusive Q&A on how you can utilize your end of year review to secure some extra cash in the new year,...

Forget Diamonds - Delegation is a Girl’s Best Friend

Delegation is critical to any career, but how do you determine when you should? How can you view tasks to get the most leverage out of your team, and if you don’t have a team, how could you get one? Heather Mason, Founder of CEO-U, the Caspian Agency, and the SUREFIRE conference, is here to answer your questions LIVE and virtually! We'll discuss how we can create a logical route to help you...

Ask Her Anything: How Paola Became An iOS Engineer At Buzzfeed

Join us as we host Paola Mata, an iOS Engineer, for a virtual Q&A about how she landed her job at Buzzfeed via PowerToFly! Ask Paola anything in this hour-long chat, including how to spruce up your PowerToFly profile (she applied directly from our site!), what her interview process was like, and how you can score jobs with companies like Buzzfeed. Submit your question today!

How to Advance Your Career After a Bootcamp

What does a career look like after completing a coding bootcamp? Better yet - how does one stand out among a sea of bootcamp grads and various other degrees in this competitive job market? Mariam Sallam, Lead Technical Career Director at Trilogy Education, a company that helps companies bridge the digital skills gap, is here to answer all of your questions and provide tips that could score you...

Life As A Product Manager

In today's booming job market, Product Managers are in high demand. In fact, we have over 1,500 openings for Project Managers on PowerToFly! If you're thinking about starting a career in Product Management or want to take your current skills to the next level, join Ellen Brandenberger for a live Q&A about her role as Senior Product Manager at Thinkful!

Crucial Sales Strategies You Should be Using Daily

Great salespeople make their jobs look easy, when in reality, it can take years to hone superior selling skills. Ann Marie Prendergast has spent over 20 years perfecting her sales skills while bringing in millions of dollars in sales revenue... but how does she do it? Anne is a firm believer in humanizing the sales process - while being kind! Whether you're just starting your sales career, or...

Become A Better Writer – Creative Writing Hacks

Sure, you may not be a novelist, but that doesn't mean you're not a creative writer. Creative writing is key to hooking a user and making them a long-term reader or customer – think product packaging, blogs, emails, and websites. Just ask critically acclaimed novelist Georgia Clark, it takes motivation, perseverance, and inspiration to craft a good story, and it's not easy! Join this exclusive...

What Does The Future Of Work Look Like For Women

With advanced technology, digitization, and AI, it's no surprise that many of the jobs we've come to know and love will become obsolete in the next 5-10 years. This gig economy has its pros and cons, but as a workforce, we should all be prepared for what's to come. Join Katie Fiore, Founder of the Future of Women Foundation, for a discussion on how we can optimize the skills we already have to...

Career Changing Negotiation Tips

Negotiation - it's no longer just about salary, it's about knowing your worth and asking for more (and more can mean a lot of things). In this hour-long chat, join Anica John, a Federal Litigator turned serial Entrepreneur for a tough-love session on crafting a negotiation strategy, ideas for alternate items for negotiation, and tips for how you can come out on top of any negotiation!

Are You Financially Fit?

It's time to get fit – you can leave the dumbells and yoga mats at the door. We're getting FINANCIALLY fit with the CEO of The Financial Gym in this exclusive virtual session! Shannon McLay has created a safe space for people of this generation to learn about their finances, coupled with a team of experts to help you take action. Not only will Shannon be sharing tips on how you can become more...

Getting The Most From Your Data (Ask A Data Insights Engineer)

Flatiron Health's mission is to improve lives by learning from the experience of every cancer patient. How do they do it? They analyze A LOT of data, all thanks to an expert team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers like Sam Bail. Sam is joining us for this hour-long chat to shed a little light on how she personally uses data to accelerate cancer research and provides...

Ask Her Anything: How Rachel Became A Software Engineer At Dow Jones Via PowerTo

Ask Rachel, who was hired via PowerToFly, ANYTHING in this hour-long chat! Rachel Cohen, a Software Engineer at Dow Jones, spent the first decade of her career in journalism and recently landed the career of her dreams after attending a PowerToFly event! If you're currently pivoting your career, in the trenches of a coding bootcamp, amidst your first technical interview, or have been rejected...

Fundamentals Of Growth Marketing

Growing a business through marketing is no easy feat. Just ask Crista Creeger, a brand and performance marketer who's led marketing efforts at companies such as HBO, Ubisoft, Clorox, and SoulCycle. Crista hasn't just helped major companies become household names, but she's turned brands into lifestyles with memorable customer experiences. In this hour-long session, learn the secrets of growth...

What Am I Agreeing to in My PIIA? How Might it Limit Future Job Opportunities?

A PIIA, also known as a Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement, is another contract you may see when starting a new job. In short, this contract protects a company's intellectual property and establishes ownership of your 'inventions' while you are an employee. But what does this mean for your work and how can it impact your future careers? Join us for an exclusive chat with Katie...

Gratitude Shmatitude - From Frustration to Cooperation

Stuff happens, life gets messy and once in a while, you get thrown a curveball that unexpectedly hits you square in the face. Getting knocked down from time to time, it’s not always easy to get back up again. You might even lose perspective and forget that there are more extraordinary experiences coming your way. In fact, gratitude is no easy task especially when you’re tired, frustrated,...

Technical Sales - A Career Of The Future

Ever wondered how you can leverage your technical skills, communication skills and ability to easily translate business needs into technology solutions? Technical Sales! This is an exciting career path that leverages the extensive knowledge of a product as well as communication skills to make a sale happen. Marjorie Abdelkrime, a business technology leader, is joining us to help define...

The Writer's Path

In many ways, writing a book can feel a lot like parenting. Everyone parents differently, but no one's denying the time and effort it takes to raise a child to adulthood (or get your writing to Barnes & Noble). After years of writing, editing, and finding the perfect publisher, how can one really know if the path you've chosen for your writing is the right one? Myfanwy Collins is here to point...

Addressing 'Readability Issues'

Did you know that the average reading level of adults living in the United States is between 7th and 8th grade, middle school level? This drastically lowers when it comes to technical content - people just can't comprehend the unfamiliar technical vocabulary, complex sentence structure, and buzzwords that have no context to them. In this Lunch & Learn, self-taught developer and former college...

How To Pivot Careers Successfully

Career changes are the new normal. In fact, the average person changes careers at least once in their lifetime. Are you thinking about taking the plunge? Heather Coll, a former military spouse, and current career coach knows a thing or two about pivoting careers. But what's Heather's biggest piece of advice? Find a career you truly love that helps you maintain a positive work-life balance (we...

Exposing the Untold Secrets of the Technical Interview

Technical interviews serve many purposes. Sure, a company wants to make sure you really know how to code or are proficient in the language they are hiring for, but at the end of the day, they want to see how your code is unique... what did you do to solve this puzzle differently than everyone else? Kasey Champion is a Software Engineer at Karat - a company that quite literally helps companies...

How To Develop Leadership Skills At Work

Are you a leader or a follower? Being a leader doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be a C-level executive or even a mid-level manager. Traditionally, most people think of leaders as having a certain level of status or authority. However, a leader could be an employee with no direct reports who has the ability to motivate and inspire their coworkers. Leaders realize that they have a large...

Unconscious Bias and the Workplace

FairFrame is a completely new way to think about diversity and inclusion at work by analyzing text and helping users spot unconscious bias in writing. By giving in-the-moment objective support, FairFrame supports managers in making informed and effective decisions about people. We're sitting down for a conversation with their CEO, Amy Auton-Smith, and Chief Research Officer, Laura Sabattini,...

Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: Crafting a Remote Job Resume (Part II!)

Making your application stand out in a sea of remote work hopefuls isn't an impossible feat - it's actually pretty simple if you ask Taylor Lane, Founder of 'Remote Like Me'! Taylor is back for another hour long, virtual chat, to teach you her tried-and-true tips for crafting the perfect remote job resume (and application)! Our last chat with Taylor was a huge success! If you have a question...

Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: 20 Lessons Over 40 Years

From the C-suite to entrepreneurship...from big brands (Citibank, MasterCard) to tech start-ups...from analog to AI and robotics...Nancy has done it all over the past four decades, including raising two daughters. Author of four books and publisher of four websites, she shares some of her wisdom (20 lessons!) on fearlessly forging your own career path, re-inventing yourself, scaling-up, and...

Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: All Things Employee Equity

What is equity, and how can I make sense of it? Don’t be ashamed, seasoned professionals and first-time startup employees alike are still asking the same questions. Katie Gardner and Melissa Marks are both partners at Gunderson Dettmer’s New York office. Not only do they help individuals make sense of their equity agreements, but they are the ones helping businesses create them. If you’d like...

Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: Flexible Jobs - How To Ask For Them

Are you dreaming of a more flexible schedule but unsure how to approach the conversation with your boss? Would you love to work from home once a week, set more flexible hours and maintain a stronger work-life balance? Kathryn Sollmann is a career coach, speaker, and author who’s spent years advocating (and asking!) for more flexibility at work - and she’s been successful! Now she’s helping...

Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: How to Conduct User Research that Drives Impact

Every company conducts research a little differently, yet one thing remains the same - collaboration is key. Whether you’re main focus is research, or you’re part of the marketing, sales, or customer success teams, your ideas are crucial to a products development cycle. In this Lunch & Learn, we’re chatting with LaiYee Ho, UX Researcher and Co-founder of DelveTool.com - an online tool that...

Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: How To Become An Advocate For Women At Work

Sure, women are finally grabbing their rightful seats at the table - but what happens when that table doesn't include a high-chair for the child she's traveling with? Providing childcare at conferences is something Andrea Goulet, CEO of Corgibytes is especially proud of (Corgibytes is known for being a conference childcare sponsor!). Childcare aside, there are so many creative ways we can...

Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: Should I Take A Career Break? Questions To Ask Before

If you've ever taken a career break, or you're contemplating taking one right now, you understand the internal monologue that happens before the decision is made. "Will I be able to find another job?" "What if I lose my skills?" "Will I regret it?" Rucha Gokhale, Cognitive Delivery Manager, IPsoft, has been in your shoes, and she's joining us for an exclusive chat to answer your burning...

Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: Lunch, Learn and Leapfrog

With the release of her book "Leapfrog" coming later this month, Nathalie Molina Niño is joining us for an exlusive conversation about how to outsmart, jump over, or straight up annihilate the seemingly intractable hurdles facing entrepreneurs who don’t have family money, cultural capital, or connections. If you're fed up with the status quo, and are ready to take your career or your business...

Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: Building Your In-Person Network with Events

In today's day and age, building your company's in-person network with events is more important than ever before. As we sit behind screens and online profiles, we're losing the face-time that is so crucial to helping grow brand loyalty and showing the human side of your company. For this week's Lunch & Learn, we're chatting with Tracy Candido, Director of Programs at LMHQ - a community,...

Virtual Lunch & Learn with Women Leaders at Thales

Thales creates advanced technology systems that make the world a better place to live in, especially if you love to travel. Want to learn more about Thales, including what they are looking for in new team members? Then please join PowerToFly at our invite-only virtual Lunch & Learn with Jilene Frost, Senior Technical Recruiter at Thales plus other special guests TBD. Join us for our virtual...

Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: Crafting a Remote Job Resume

If you're wondering, "how does a remote job resume differ from a regular resume?", you've come to the right place! Taylor Lane, Founder of 'Remote Like Me', is chatting with PowerToFly VIP's about crafting the perfect resume for their remote job application, and answering their questions about how to make their resume stand out among their competition at our next Virtual Lunch & Learn! Click...

The Anti-Mom Bias

“Bias against mothers is one of the strongest forms of bias against women,” said Liz Morris, the deputy director of the Center for Worklife Law. Katherine Goldstein, author of “The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias at Work” is joining us for this week’s Lunch & Learn to talk about mother-empowerment in the workplace and to strategize ways we can combat this bias and unite working mothers everywhere.

Polishing Your PowerToFly & LinkedIn Profiles

Did you know that most recruiters are looking at your online profile first, and your resume second? During this virtual, VIP-only lunch and learn, you'll learn tips and tricks from PowerToFly's senior recruiter Amy Trappey to make both your PowerToFly and LinkedIn profiles shine.