WomenGetIT Mentoring Event
Name: WomenGetIT Mentoring Event
Date: July 19, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
What we do: We provide a community of open dialogue and peer mentoring for students and professionals in the tech industry. We provide a platform to create real and meaningful relationships. We showcase role models that inspire women to excel in their careers. We empower women through shared wisdom, strength, and guidance. What you should expect: **Dinner will be served at this event.** The Dinner Menu - Baby spinach salad with fresh berries, mandarin oranges with poppyseed dressing, grilled chicken breast, mashed potatoes, rolls, and brownies. •At the welcome table you will sign in and receive a flyer on the table leaders and the table topics. Then decide on which table you would like to sit at. •This is a first come, first serve selection. Once a table is full, guests will have to sign up for their 2nd choice. •The peer to peer discussion session will last about 90 minutes. •Your discussion leader will facilitate discussion along the topic assigned to the table. **By registering for this event, you are granting WomenGetIT the right to photograph you and to use your filmed images and likeness(es) without compensation for any future use. We are glad that you are a member of our tribe, and we are relying on your agreement. If you do not agree, please do not RSVP for this event.** Table Leaders & Topics: Charlu Frazier, VP MVLV Application Center, Schneider Electric: You First: We will be discussing the importance of investing in yourself so that you can reap and invest in others. Casey Hester, COO, DEV/CON DETECT: Organizing Chaos in a Wild West Startup: How do you build operations while building your product or service? Whether you're interested in starting your own business or working for a startup, come learn what working for a startup is like. Joanne Hogan, Ingram Content: Project Management 101: How to drive innovative problem-solving: Even when provided the same information, tools and resources, we don’t always “see” the same end results. An issue we often face when working and collaborating to solve a problem, is that different business partners and team members process and interpret information differently. We will explore how to co-create ideas and to get others to visually think outside the box, as in most cases there is no “one right answer”. Join the group as we learn new concepts of thinking, and communication to tackle a project. Bina Patel, Asurion: Shape of You: We will be talking about shapes in relation to personality types and how to communicate more effectively with others who differ in personality styles. Kim Varga, Director Power Solutions, Schneider Electric: EMBRACE RISK TAKING - IT CAN HELP YOUR CAREER! Are you comfortable taking calculated career risks today? What is holding you back from stepping forward in your professional life? Do you want to learn how others have taken risks, and what worked or didn’t work? Let’s discuss how to get more comfortable taking risks to build up your confidence and up-level your career experience! Melinda Walega, VP Human Resources, Schneider Electric: Free to be ourselves at work: We will be discussing why it matters to be your authentic self, how to identify what may get in the way and how to drive the right balance of uniqueness and belonging. Exclusion can show up in various ways so come learn about strategies to overcome it. Mary Hope Willard, Technical Recruiter, Ramsey Solutions: Vocational Alignment to Passion: Get some job change advice from a person who hated where she worked for 7 years! We will discuss what your passions are and then figure out how align your job search to companies that align with your core values.