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! MEET THE SPEAKER: Paola Mata is an iOS Engineer at BuzzFeed, a tech community leader, and a strong advocate for diversity in tech. Having successfully transitioned into the industry, she now regularly devotes time to supporting and guiding new programmers. Paola also has years of experience as a community organizer and currently serves as an advisor to the Latinas in Tech NYC Community.
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 should be my first step to marketing my business? Second step?What's been the most successful guerilla tactic you've used to date? What tools have you found to be most helpful? & More! MEET THE SPEAKER: Around age eight Natasha Zena was told it was a woman’s job to take care of the home and since then she has built a career out of telling women they can do whatever the hell they want to do. She is the co-founder of Lioness, the digital magazine for female entrepreneurs, and the first media outlet solely dedicated to helping women launch and scale high-growth startups. Natasha was recognized as an emerging leader in digital media by The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists. She has mentored women entrepreneurs at a number of accelerators, Startup Weekends and conferences, including The Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco, Calif. Natasha is also the author of the popular whitepaper, "How To Close The Gender Gap In Startup Land By 2021." In her spare time, she writes short fiction and hangs out with her son, Shaun.
MEET THE SPEAKER: Wolz is computer scientist with both academic and entrepreneurial experience in developing computer-based learning environments, including artificially intelligent tutoring systems, and games for modern language learning and data science. She is a recognized leader in computer science curriculum development with an emphasis on broadening participation in computing. Her most recent focus is on algorithm accountability and fostering interdisciplinary computing for social justice. Wolz joined the Bennington faculty Fall 2017.