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Cloud Expo - KEYNOTE Career Hacks

  1. 1. @sandy_carter 1
  2. 2. @sandy_carter 2 We start out equal… but something changes K-12 ABILITY INTEREST
  3. 3. @sandy_carter 3 2015 Developer Survey Women who code are nearly < 2YRS Twice as Likely to have Programming Experience This means: • More women joining the industry .. but we need to KEEP them in the Industry http://stackoverflow.com/research/developer-survey-2015#profile-women
  4. 4. @sandy_carter 4 Sources: http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/womeninstemagaptoinnovation8311.pdf © Patrick Truby, watermelon (located at https://www.flickr.com/photos/patruby/7681219276/) licensed under the Creative Commons license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ Women represent half of the workforce but only a quarter of STEM and IT careers © Evan Amos, Two navel oranges, one whole and the other split in half. (located at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Orange-Whole-%26-Split.jpg) licensed under the Creative Commons license at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en
  5. 5. @sandy_carter 5 Mind the Gap: Women Entrepreneurs http://www.illuminate.com/perspectives/
  6. 6. @sandy_carter 6 Here’s what happens when women are in positions of leadership http://www.illuminate.com/perspectives/
  7. 7. @sandy_carter 7 Old School New School Career Hacks Knowledge is power Act like an open API Social is for kids Be intentional about social influence It’s just about business To win the hard sale, show soft side Wing it Homework is not a MOOC point Transactional relationships Lifelong relationships - breakaway play
  8. 8. @sandy_carter 8 Hack 1: Act like an open API 8
  9. 9. @sandy_carter 9 Here’s why companies share their API’s
  10. 10. @sandy_carter 10 The Tweet that got the meeting… Image source: http://www.freeimages.co.uk/index.htm Share your Expertise Even if at 2AM!
  11. 11. @sandy_carter 11 11 Mentors Image source: guff.com Share on GitHub
  12. 12. @sandy_carter 1228 Image source: http://www.freeimages.co.uk/index.htm We need more people sharing their knowledge Girls & women who have a role model and mentors stay longer in STEM careers
  13. 13. @sandy_carter 13 Act like an Open API Create a differentiated POV Write a weekly blog Teach Be an Example, Role Model, Mentor
  14. 14. @sandy_carter 14 Hack 2: Be intentional about your social media influence
  15. 15. @sandy_carter 15 New markets are no longer limited to geographies
  16. 16. @sandy_carter 16 The Tweet that got the meeting… Image source: http://www.freeimages.co.uk/index.htm
  17. 17. @sandy_carter 17 Business Pattern: Knowledge Sharing Crowdsourcing events, innovations, & more Social Personality through AnalyticsKnow your Social Personality Don’t necessarily think it’s important to stick to tradition or conformity. A rebel! Very open: to experiencing new things and a love of novel things An idealist: a very picky perfectionist who wants things to be done just right Very friendly: high agreeableness Values cooperation, harmony, and others and their opinions https://watson-pi-demo.mybluemix.net/
  18. 18. @sandy_carter 18 Be involved in your local community
  19. 19. @sandy_carter 19 Social influence checklist: Be ACTIVE – in the right places Be Consistent! Create a social media calendar Know your score
  20. 20. @sandy_carter 20 Hack 3: To win the hard sale, show your soft side
  21. 21. @sandy_carter 21 Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2014/07/15/how-to-stay-positive-with-your-job-search/ Your next job isn’t going to come from a resume drop 21
  22. 22. @sandy_carter 22 A shoebox of quotes…
  23. 23. @sandy_carter 23
  24. 24. @sandy_carter 24 Men as Allies Take the Harvard test - https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit • We embrace them in our personal lives engage them in your professional • Men bring a different but important point of view • Educate
  25. 25. @sandy_carter 25 Soft side checklist: Drive curriculum/skills to be Collaborative Show personal interest and act on it without expecting return Write your story
  26. 26. @sandy_carter 26 Hack 4: Homework is not a MOOC point
  27. 27. @sandy_carter 27 Source: IBM Smarter Workforce Institute Career Progression Survey 2014 2014 IBM Smarter Workforce study: “Meaty Assignments” is #1 way to rise in the ranks Politic s 7% Personal Attributes 17% Other Attributes 17% Peer Collaboratio n 17% Meaty Assignment; skills 42%
  28. 28. @sandy_carter 28 The Missing 33%
  29. 29. @sandy_carter 29 Bakery to a Coder to Changing the World
  30. 30. @sandy_carter 30 Homework checklist: Skills assessment- plan for new skills Preparation is required -- Rehearse! Set Stretch Goals
  31. 31. @sandy_carter 31 Hack 5: Lifelong relationships are the breakaway play 313131
  32. 32. @sandy_carter 32 Sitting in the front row grew a lifelong relationship
  33. 33. @sandy_carter 33 At 16, I need a mentor and networking
  34. 34. @sandy_carter 34 Dads of Daughters 2xas likely to stay in school score HIGHER in STEM Subjects 34
  35. 35. @sandy_carter 35 MEDIA IS LIFELONG LOBBY FOR MORE TV FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY VS
  36. 36. @sandy_carter 36 Network, network and network Create a “career advisory team.” Be present and engage Relationship checklist: 3636
  37. 37. @sandy_carter 37 IBM at Cloud Expo Join the Bluemix ½ day session Visit the IBM Booths 3:40 – 5:45pm today Booth 303 Booth 309 37
  38. 38. @sandy_carter 38 “Geek Girls are Chic” Download your copy today! https://www.ibm.com/developerworks /community/blogs/industry-solution- partners/resource/5250_B-GeekGirls- R-Chic-Ebook.pdf?lang=en

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