Coaching & Supporting Female Engineers Into Leadership

Ronit Bohrer hillel
Ronit Bohrer hillel
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...

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 leadership is both challenging, and rewarding, and women have the experience of equal opportunities. For that to happen, we should be in a place where we have more women and allies in Engineering leadership.

That change starts with all of us who are in position to help other women become Engineering leaders.

In this Office Hours, we will discuss how to support and coach women in engineering to take the leap into leadership and handle the challenges they are facing. Challenges such as family status, lack of sponsors, vocal or non-inclusive environment, missing peer support and missing opportunities are just some of those challenges presented to women. We will discuss tools and approaches that can be powerful to build a path forward. We will discuss our part in that growth process for other women, whether we are already are leaders or we only crossed part of the way. Because at any point in our career growth, there is always something we can teach others.

Meet The Speaker

Ronit Bohrer hillel
Ronit Bohrer hillel

Ronit is a Sr. Director of Engineering at Smartsheet. She brings more than 20 years of engineering leadership within both corporate and startup companies. She has a strong understanding of how to connect business and product visions, while building, leading and enhancing software development groups to reach their objectives. Ronit came to the Seattle area to join Amazon in 2014 where she led Alexa's Skill Conversational Tooling, Amazon's Choice and other AI innovative initiatives. Prior to Amazon, she was a Director of Engineering at Conduit, an internet monetization company and at TTI Telecom where she led Engineering for Network Performance and Faults systems.

Ronit is passionate about helping people reach their career goals, promoting women in engineering and creating an inclusive work environment. She is a trained life coach and uses coaching at work and at home. In her free time Ronit co-leads a meetup to empower Jewish professional women, she plays in a women’s Catchball league and enjoys the outdoors with her family

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