“Intersectionality & Systemic Change”: Heidi Williams with tEQuitable (Video + Transcript)
As we journey into fourth-wave feminism, join tEUitable CTO Heidi Williams for this important session on intersectionality and systemic change. Navigating the challenging terrain to ensure that as we gain seats at the table, that the voices of all women are heard. She’ll share tips on how to engage allies and advocates, recognize privilege, and lead both up and down the organization.
“Tech Stayers & Leavers”: Lili Gangas with Kapor Center (Video + Transcript)
In 2017, the Kapor Center published the first-of-its-kind Tech Leavers Study why people voluntarily left their jobs in tech. In this session, Lili Gangas (Kapor Center Chief Technology Community Officer) will walk us through the findings, shattering the myth that women leave to spend time with their family among others, and will provide some ideas for how you can ensure an environment where all employees feel valued, appreciated, welcomed and heard.
“Data Science And Climate Change”: Janet George with Western Digital (Video + Transcript)
For the very first time in our history, we can collect incredible amounts of data at scale. Modern data infrastructure enables the documentation and recording of billions of species and data science allows us to collect, analyze, predict and slow down the speed of extinction. Janet walks us through her extensive research as well as share tips on infrastructure stacks and strategies for processing massive amounts of information.
Always Ask For More – Leyla Seka (Salesforce EVP) & Jennifer Taylor (Cloudflare) at Elevate 2019 (Video + Transcript)
The driving force behind Salesforce’s $8.7M commitment to closing the gender wage gap, Leyla Seka built AppExchange from its earliest days, served as GM of Desk.com and is now EVP of Mobile and one of the most senior female leaders at Salesforce. Tune in to this rare interview along with Cloudflare’s Head of Product, Jennifer Taylor, and get Leyla’s advice on how to always ask for more, help others, and scare the crap out of yourself at least once a year.
Girl Geek X Atlassian Talk & Panel (Video + Transcript)
Aubrey Blanche, Atlassian Global Head of Diversity & Belonging, talks “Thank u, next: How “diversity” gets in the way of gender equity” and moderates a panel discussion with Lori Kaplan (Head of Design, Cloud Migrations), Ashley Faus (Senior Manager, Integrated Media), Dominique Ward (Design Operations Lead) and Ritika Nanda (Mobile Developer). This Girl Geek X Atlassian Dinner was recorded on April 18, 2019 at Atlassian HQ in San Francisco, CA.
“Every Day is Important in the Life of a Strawberry: Finding the Users in Government Policy”: Sheri Bernard Trivedi with U.S. Digital Service (Video + Transcript)
Documentation is just a mirror held up to a product. If you think of government services as some of the most crucial products we encounter at the United States Digital Service, then user-centered documentation becomes all the more interesting. In this talk, Sheri Bernard Trivedi tells a story about writing docs for farmers, one of her favorite projects in her career thus far. She is an Instructional Content Strategist at the United States Digital Service (or USDS for short).
“Building High Performance Teams” — Girl Geek X Elevate (Video + Transcript)
You think the transition from IC to a manager is the hardest part of your career – until you become a manager of managers. From advancing your hiring skills to optimizing cross-team communication to letting your managers manage, join these amazing women as they share their learnings as they’ve evolved from managers to leaders.
Girl Geek X Okta Lightning Talks & Panel (Video + Transcript)
Over 100 girl geeks attended Okta Girl Geek Dinner to hear lightning talks on product, engineering, UX design, and how to balance security and usability – and accessibility! Speakers include Maggie Law (Director of Product Design), Angie Song and Helen Chen (Software Engineers), Jade Feng (Product Manager), and Sara Daqiq (Developer Support Engineer). This event was recorded on March 20, 2019 at Okta HQ in San Francisco.
Girl Geek X Blend Lightning Talks & Panel (Video + Transcript)
Over 100 girl geeks gathered at Blend for delicious dim sum & lightning talks. We heard from Blend girl geeks about career journeys and learnings from product manager Priya Nakra, sales engineering manager Ashley McIntyre, product design lead Eunice Noh and head of legal & compliance Crystal Sumner. This Girl Geek X event was recorded on March 6, 2019 in San Francisco at Blend HQ.