Women Impact Tech

WIT Connect Virtual Conference

We hope you enjoyed our celebration of diversity, inclusion, equality and belonging in tech. Check out the sessions from WIT Connect SoCal below.

Why Mentorship is Key to the Future of Tech

Why is mentorship the key to unlocking the future of our industry? Drawing from over 15 years of software engineering and servant leadership experience, Rema will share insights about the transformative power of mentorship at the personal, organizational and industry levels. A founder of Fandango’s TechWomen chapter – a group dedicated to connecting and supporting the next generation of tech leaders – she will delve into real-life examples of how mentorship elevates, empowers and inspires. While unpacking the differences between mentorship and sponsorship, Rema will also offer specific strategies for identifying qualities in individuals you want emulate, becoming a mentor yourself and effecting change.

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Why Mentorship is Key to the Future of Tech

Why is mentorship the key to unlocking the future of our industry? Drawing from over 15 years of software engineering and servant leadership experience, Rema will share insights about the transformative power of mentorship at the personal, organizational and industry levels. A founder of Fandango’s TechWomen chapter – a group dedicated to connecting and supporting the next generation of tech leaders – she will delve into real-life examples of how mentorship elevates, empowers and inspires. While unpacking the differences between mentorship and sponsorship, Rema will also offer specific strategies for identifying qualities in individuals you want emulate, becoming a mentor yourself and effecting change.

Applying Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Emotional intelligence (otherwise known as emotional quotient or EQ) is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. Technology’s fast-paced, team-based and global work environments call for strong and effective business relationships. Emotional Intelligence (EI) competencies are at the heart of effective workplace relationships and productivity and provide an integrated set of skills that support highly effective, innovative organizations. Learn from our panelists as they share how women in tech can achieve greater personal awareness, connect with others, manage stress, engage in healthy conflict and collaboration, and be more optimistic and resilient by using your Emotional Intelligence.

GoodRx

GoodRx set out on a mission to solve for racial and economic inequities in the context of healthcare. The most inspiring ideas were coming from our own employees, and we set out to find a way to solve these challenges together. Virtually, we set aside 48 hours, self-formed around 11 project ideas, and got to work. The outcome was much more than we could have imagined in the form of connecting with the mission, our purpose, and each other. This session will take you through some key tips on setting up your own virtual Hackathon to reinvigorate your organization and solve for inequities in the workplace and our communities.

Ways Tech is Changing the World in 2020

Over the years, technology has revolutionized our world and daily lives. Technology has created amazing tools and resources, putting useful information at our fingertips. The use of innovations like Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, machine learning, predictive analytics, business intelligence tools, and applications are changing how we live and interact with the world. These innovations are results of our curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving techniques. Learn how our panelists are contributing to changing the world through their own efforts.

PepsiCo

PepsiCo eCommerce has built and grown a Marketing Automation Platform that has provided a substantial amount of value for our internal Sales and Marketing teams. The platform has enabled a massive increase in advertising performance as well as an increase in scale and scope of our advertising spend. We will talk about how we built the platform, and how our technology choices such as Elixir help to supercharge the work that we do.

Yembo

Tiana Hayden shares her journey from overcoming insecurities and the drive for perfectionism to achieving her dream job in the tech industry. If you’ve ever had to overcome feelings of “maybe I’m not good enough”, her experiences will resonate with you. Tiana is a Google alum, a bootcamp graduate, and currently a Frontend Developer at a San Diego startup.

The Courage to Lead: Inner Dimensions of Culturally Conscious Leadership

Successful leaders today take an intentional approach to drawing connections between cultural dexterity and conscious leadership. Explore and learn the critical role diversity and inclusion plays in how you lead and build relationships and trust with peers, colleagues, and those you manage.

Bluebeam

How companies like ours emphasize customer relationship-building to earn customers for life and partnering with customers to build a better product

Our Authentic Generations

A candid conversation about Authenticity, Sincerity and Belonging in the workplace. Five (5) generations bringing unique perspectives, experiences and expectations.