Best of ELEVATE 2023: From Introverted Leaders to Technical Interviewing, Career Playbooks (Videos + Jobs)

September 7, 2023
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Girl Geek X’s highly-anticipated ELEVATE Conference and Career Fair on September 6, 2023 hosted over 1.5k mid-to-senior women in tech around the world online for inspiration, connection, and learning. 

Thank you to our inspiring speakers & sponsors for helping make ELEVATE conference an incredible experience. Check out our sponsor’s remote/flexible jobs – they are actively hiring! Please spread the word and help a girl geek find her next role in tech!

Here are the most popular talks from September 6th’s ELEVATE 2023! You can watch (or re-watch) them at the links below:

  1. Why Companies Need More Introverted Leaders (Keynote) – Nicole Husain, Chief Operating Officer at Lighthouse Labs
  2. Career Fair Kickoff: Employer & Company Introductions – Bentley Systems  – Gen Taurand, Product Manager at Bentley, Stephanie Robinson, Director of Services at Cohesive / Bentley, & Meghan Goff, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Bentley introduce themselves, the company, roles & hiring process.
  3. Level Up Your Technical Interviewing Techniques – Jessica Dene Earley-Cha, formerly Developer Relations Engineer at Google
  4. Company Introductions – The New Club  – Laura Du, CEO & Founder at The New Club, & Danielle McLaughlin, Founding Head of Talent at The New Club
  5. Things I Wish I Had Known Earlier in my Career – Rachel Rogers, VP of Industry & Product Marketing at Bentley Systems, & Natalie Plummer, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Bentley Systems
  6. Rewriting the Leadership Manual: Playbook on Influencing for Non-Influencers – Karen Lo, Director of Engineering at JLL Technologies
  7. Cloud Migration Trends: What You Should Know – Whitney Stewart, Senior Cloud Solutions Specialist at Microsoft
  8. Mastering Effective Interviewing Skills  and Situational Interviews in a Professional Setting Sylvia Martin, Chief Nursing Officer at Kaiser Permanente
  9. Breaking into Product from Engineering – Rekha Venkatakrishnan, Amazon Head of Product
  10. The Many Facets of the Staff Engineer – Stacey Shkuratoff, Staff Software Engineer at Guild

Employers joined for introductions and virtual booths – see who joined below:

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Elevate Conference Sept Booth Bentley Systems Natalie Plummer Meghan Goff Stephanie Robinson Gen Taurand
Elevate Virtual Booth The New Club Laura Du Danielle McLaughlin

40 Mentors kicked off the conference – volunteering in the Mentor Lounge that was buzzing with questions and advice on everything from engineering, product, security, AI, healthtech, non-coding roles in tech – to interviewing and career search tips.

Mentors joined from companies like Google, Airbnb, Amazon, Autodesk, Twilio, Fastly, Okta, Bayer, Alphawave Semi, Anthropic, Kohl’s, Riot Games and more. Mentors ranged from CTO to engineering managers, VPs to product managers and engineers.

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If your company is looking to recruit more women this year, please don’t let them miss out on our next Conference & Career Fair sponsorship opportunity! 

We want to hear from you. The next ELEVATE Conferences are December 6th, 2023 and March 8, 2024. We also partner with companies on Girl Geek Dinners in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Please email sponsors@girlgeek.io and we’ll be in touch.

Thank you in advance!

– Angie Chang, Sukrutha Bhadouria, Amy Weicker, Amanda Beaty and the team at Girl Geek X
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September 6th, 2023 ELEVATE Conference & Career Fair was a hit!

Looking forward to December 6, 2023 and March 8th, 2024 (International Women’s Day) ELEVATE Virtual Conferences!

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