“Girl Geeks Gone Gov”: Martha Wilkes + Lisa Koenigsberg with United State Digital Service (Video + Transcript)
Stories of how two middle-aged girl geeks found themselves working for the government at US Digital Service for the career adventure of a lifetime, and why you should think about a career in civic tech too.
“Lift As You Climb: Morning Keynote”: Carin Taylor with Workday (Video + Transcript)
As the head of D&I for a Fortune 1000 company, one of Carin Taylor’s practical tips for creating an inclusive environment is “focus on helping each other thrive.” Join Carin as she shares how we can create an environment of inclusion, belonging and equity within our own organizations.
“Jumpstarting Your ML Journey in Cyber Security”: Melisa Napoles with Splunk (Video + Transcript)
The terms AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) are the new software industry buzz words that promise to take your security and operations practice to the next level, but…do they? In this session, Melisa Napoles hits on what works and what doesn’t work when organizations embark on their ML journey. She’ll cover her favorite lessons learned from organizations who are successfully on their way to finding real anomalies within their practice and with more data and precision than ever before! Do you ever wonder if you’re behind, ahead or right at the helm of what all your peers are doing with ML? Come find out!
“Leveling Up: Becoming a Manager of Managers” — Girl Geek X Elevate (Video + Transcript)
You thought that becoming a manager was a huge challenge – until you become a manager of managers! Join this seasoned panel of women as they share the insights, tips, pitfalls and victories on their journey from a manager to a leader.
“The Next Million” — Girl Geek X Elevate (Video + Transcript)
As a background check company, the default design is to exclude people – but at Checkr, we have a high-level company goal to get one million more people into the workforce. We believe everyone deserves a fair chance to work. At Checkr, we know first hand how difficult it may be for individuals with prior criminal history to find employment. We want to help provide fair chances for people with conviction histories. In this talk, we will discuss how working at a mission-driven company is core to the work that product, engineering, and design do every day.
“Checkr Coffee Break: Fair Chance Hiring”: Margie Lee-Johnson with Checkr (Video + Transcript)
As we look at 2020, are your company’s hiring practices set up for successful fair-chance hiring in this critical moment in our history? In this session, you’ll learn about today’s hiring landscape, understand that women are the fastest growing populations in our prisons, and uncover your potential business impact and increased ROI through fair chance hiring.
“Military Transition: Vets in Tech” — Girl Geek X Elevate (Video + Transcript)
In this session, female vets will share their stories and experiences transitioning into the world of tech. With varied backgrounds, careers, roles, and branches, vets are hardly a monolith and their stories are as varied as they are similar. Join us as they share the challenges and upsides of their amazing journeys.
“Intel AI Coffee Break: Making Connections at Work”: Banu Nagasundaram with Intel AI (Video + Transcript)
In this session, Banu Nagasundaram will share how optimizing connections to win is like Candy Crush at work.
“In AI, Human Goodness Matters”: Julie Shin Choi with Intel AI (Video + Transcript)
Julie Shin Choi, VP and GM of the AI Platforms and Research Marketing team, will share her personal journey and discuss driving AI relevance and understanding. Her mission is to help organizations obtain the hardware and software tools to build AI applications that can solve problems at massive scale.