Career Fair – June 7th, 2023

Careers are hard. Join us online June 7, 2023 for real-talk
inspiration, circles, & networking!

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Inspiration

Join thousands online at the ELEVATE Virtual Conference & Career Fair for mid-to-senior level women in tech globally!

Learning

Inspiring talks on career learning circles, technical interviewing, career paths, fighting burnout, the future of tech, & more!

Connection

Network with attendees & employers at ELEVATE Conference & Career Fair – Sign up for FREE to attend online!

Schedule

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WED, JUNE 7, 2023
8:30 AM Pacific / 11:30 AM Eastern

Virtual Attendee Networking!

Meet fellow conference attendees with 1:1 speed networking, with the option to extend the conversation. Attendees will be matched with like-minded women (mid-to-senior career level women in engineering, product, operations, etc).

Angie Chang CEO & Co-Founder / Girl Geek X
Sukrutha Bhadouria, CTO & Co-Founder of Girl Geek X
Sukrutha Bhadouria CTO & Co-Founder / Girl Geek X
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
9:00 AM Pacific / 12:00 PM Eastern

Keynote: Launch Your Career Learning Circle at Girl Geek X this Summer!

Are you looking to achieve success in a forward-looking industry? Participating in a career learning circle can offer a wealth of benefits, including developing a supportive network, accountability buddies, and growing opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Our keynote speaker will provide practical guidance on creating and maintaining a successful career learning circle, including defining goals and expectations, setting regular meeting times, and establishing a culture of trust and collaboration.

By the end of the summer program, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers in their functional experience groups regularly on our virtual platform. Join us to discover the power of peer-driven professional development and take the first step towards achieving your biggest career goals!

margarita akterskaia
Margarita Akterskaia Senior Software Engineer / Roblox
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
9:40 AM Pacific / 12:40 PM Eastern ∙ Career Track

Fighting Fatigue and Burnout as an ERG Leader

The responsibilities of being a leader of an employee resource group or professional association can be demanding. This session is dedicated to exploring strategies and insights as our panelists share their experiences, practical tips, and inspirational stories that will leave you feeling empowered and equipped to make a positive impact within your organizations and communities. Get ready to rejuvenate, empower, and thrive!

emily garcia
Emily Garcia Head of Pixel Supply & Demand Planning / Google
janice litvin
Janice Litvin Speaker & Author / Banish Burnout Toolkit
Angie Chang CEO & Co-Founder / Girl Geek X
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
9:40 AM Pacific / 12:40 PM Eastern ∙ Tech Track

Grokking the Technical Interview

Learn and practice the secrets of successful interviewing! From how to prepare for common technical questions to how to showcase your strengths and experience, Neha will share insights on what hiring managers are really looking for in a technical interview, and how to present yourself in the best possible light.

You’ll also gain valuable tips on how to handle difficult questions and scenarios, and how to build your confidence and presentation skills. Don’t miss this chance to take your interviewing skills to the next level and land your dream job in tech.

neha srivastava
Neha Srivastava Senior Software Engineer / Attentive
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern ∙ Career Track

AR/VR in Education: Immersive Technologies, Limitless Learning

San leads a volunteer-based language exchange program, The Natives POV, to promote language learning, cultural understanding, and global citizenship through technology.

In this session, she will provide an overview of AR/VR technologies and platforms for education and learning, with a special emphasis on language learning and cross-cultural experiences.

San will discuss how AR/VR technologies, like UnReal Engine’s MetaHuman app, tailor learning experiences that boost engagement and enhance learning outcomes for diverse learners. She will share ongoing developments in AR/VR technology (potential to tackle educational challenges, the future, innovation), and encouraging global collaboration.

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San Robinson Mobile UI Engineer / CrowdStrike
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern ∙ Tech Track

Can I Get A No-Code Role?

In this session, Amulya will explore the landscape of today’s job functions in the tech industry and how no-code tech-centric roles are in demand. She will bust myths around technical vs. non – technical vs no-code, discuss how to find no-code job opportunities and share for managers how to make these opportunities more accessible for women. Attendees will leave with a practical blueprint to apply and stand out in your no-code (yes!) technical interviews.

amulya vishwanath
Amulya Vishwanath Head of DevRel, Emerging Markets / Nvidia
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
10:20 AM Pacific / 1:20 PM Eastern ∙ Career Track

The Most Important Product You’ll Ever Work On: You!

Former Google coach and product leader will share with attendees on how to manage your career like a product (e.g. incrementally improve the product by learning and stretching out of your comfort zone).

You and your career deserve the attention. She will explain why having a vision, considering your strategy, embracing your unique value, and executing with focus – including trying experiments – means you can and will be your enthusiastic advocate.

cindy deng
Cindy Deng Leadership Coach / Pacific Blue Leadership
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
10:20 AM Pacific / 1:20 PM Eastern ∙ Tech Track

Acing Product Manager Interviews: Strategies for Success

How can you excel in your current roles and stand out to land your dream job? The tech industry is constantly evolving, with shifts in strategy and an increasingly competitive job market.

This talk will provide insights and guidance to help you navigate the challenges and thrive in the world of product management.

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the product management competency skillset with practical tips on how to sharpen and showcase these skills, learn effective interview preparation strategies, including work-life balance time management techniques for interview prep with a full-time job, and receive guidance on creating a 1-3 year career roadmap to help you stay focused and achieve your professional goals.

soundarya chandar
Soundarya Chandar Product Manager / Meta
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
10:40 AM Pacific / 1:40 PM Eastern ∙ Career Track

Exposing Gaps of the Cybersecurity Workforce and Education

In this session, Rahmira will discuss the huge demand for cybersecurity talent in the workforce, the increased lack of effective remediation for cyber crime because of this personnel shortage, and the affect on cyber education and national cybersecurity policy.

Rahmira Rufus
Rahmira Rufus CEO / AWT Solutions
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
10:40 AM Pacific / 1:40 PM Eastern ∙ Tech Track

Beyond the Algorithm: The Human Element in Developing Trustworthy AI

Trustworthy artificial intelligence amplifies the judgement of the users of the system, instead of simply trusting the technology. To build trust, you must start with the user and continuously monitor the data (e.g. training, outputs).

Humans must be involved at all steps of the model design, development, production, and deployment to build trust in the system.

In this session, learn how to gain insight into designing for users, and how to develop human-centered AI requiring human-centered design.

yunwen tu
Yunwen Tu Senior UX Designer / Vianai Systems
sanchika gupta
Sanchika Gupta Data Scientist / Vianai Systems
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Employer & Company Introductions!

Employers will share more about a company’s culture, values, and mission, as well as the opportunities for growth and development within the organization. Learn about how the company can help them grow both professionally and personally, and how their own goals and values align with those of the organization, and about any specific initiatives or projects that the company is working on that align with attendees’ own interests and career aspirations.

dipti shirudkar bcbst
Dipti Shirudkar Senior Recruiter / BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
hope case bcbst
Hope Case Senior Recruiter / BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
breanna carodine vannevar labs
Breanna Carodine People Operations Specialist / Vannevar Labs
caitlin stangland
Caitlin Stangland Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist / Vannevar Labs
ann zeng
Ann Zeng Software Engineer / Vannevar Labs
val trullinger ucla
Val Trullinger Supervisor, Web Services / UCLA IT
samantha hamman ucla
Samantha Hamman Project Analyst / UCLA IT
lucina
Lucina Guerrero Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist / UCLA IT
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
11:30 AM Pacific / 2:30 PM Eastern

Meet Recruiters & Staff @ Employer Booths!

Check out the virtual BOOTHS to meet employers and learn about their job opportunities! ELEVATE’s partner companies are actively hiring for many roles.

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Meet with Recruiters online at / Vannevar Labs
UCLA IT Services
Meet With Recruiters online with / UCLA IT
bluecross blueshield tennessee
Meet With Recruiters online with / BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
WED, JUNE 7, 2023
1:00 PM Pacific / 4:00 PM Eastern

Virtual Attendee Networking!

Join us for a unique networking experience in our virtual “fluid” conference hall! The software allows you to connect with other attendees in a natural, seamless way, just like you would at an in-person event.

Meet other women who share your interests, skills, and passions. Whether you’re looking for a mentor, a collaborator, or simply someone to chat with about your latest project, our virtual networking event is the perfect opportunity to make meaningful connections and expand your professional network.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with like-minded women in tech and take your career to the next level on June 7.

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SPEAKERS

margarita akterskaia
Margarita Akterskaia
Senior Software Engineer
Roblox
emily garcia
Emily Garcia
Head of Pixel Supply & Demand Planning
Google
soundarya chandar
Soundarya Chandar
Product Manager
Meta
cindy deng
Cindy Deng
Leadership Coach
Pacific Blue Leadership
sanrob
San Robinson
Mobile UI Engineer
CrowdStrike
amulya vishwanath
Amulya Vishwanath
Head of DevRel, Emerging Markets
Nvidia
neha srivastava
Neha Srivastava
Senior Software Engineer
Attentive
janice litvin
Janice Litvin
Speaker & Author
Banish Burnout Toolkit
Rahmira Rufus
Rahmira Rufus
CEO
AWT Solutions
yunwen tu
Yunwen Tu
Senior UX Designer
Vianai Systems
sanchika gupta
Sanchika Gupta
Data Scientist
Vianai Systems
breanna carodine vannevar labs
Breanna Carodine
People Operations Specialist
Vannevar Labs
caitlin stangland
Caitlin Stangland
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Vannevar Labs
ann zeng
Ann Zeng
Software Engineer
Vannevar Labs
val trullinger ucla
Val Trullinger
Supervisor, Web Services
UCLA IT
samantha hamman ucla
Samantha Hamman
Project Analyst
UCLA IT
dipti shirudkar bcbst
Dipti Shirudkar
Senior Recruiter
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
hope case bcbst
Hope Case
Senior Recruiter
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Sukrutha Bhadouria, CTO & Co-Founder of Girl Geek X
Sukrutha Bhadouria
CTO & Co-Founder
Girl Geek X
Angie Chang
CEO & Co-Founder
Girl Geek X
Coming Soon
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