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  • 1. Learning to be a Leading Lady in Tech ... Poornima Vijayashanker SheCodes Conference August 9, 2013 poornima@femgineer.com @poornima 1
  • 2. 2
  • 3. WoMAN. 3
  • 4. What does being a leader mean? 4
  • 5. To me. 5
  • 6. Why is leadership in TECH important? 6
  • 7. By 2020 US businesses will need 1.4M computer scientists Credit: She++ 7
  • 8. Based on today’s graduation rate only 30% will be filled by American graduates Credit: She++ 8
  • 9. Only 19 Fortune 500 Companies are run by Women Credit: She++ 9
  • 10. Why is it important to have ladies who LEAD? 10
  • 11. • More capital efficient • 35% higher ROI • 12% higher revenue than male-owned tech companies 11
  • 12. Where AND how do you START? 12
  • 13. TECHBusiness Engineering 13
  • 14. Transition. 14
  • 15. • ROLE: requirements • Clarity & PRECISION • PORTFOLIO: papers, projects, products • STREET CRED: Stories 15
  • 16. What is standing in our way? 16
  • 17. IMPOSTER SYNDROME. 17
  • 18. COMPARISON 18
  • 19. 19
  • 20. ENVIRONMENT 20
  • 21. 21
  • 22. Leadership MentorsSupport Environment Experience Network Mentees Changing Landscape 22
  • 23. Support. 23
  • 24. Find a BIG brother or sister. 24
  • 25. 1. No INVITATION? Learn to crash! 2. BE informal. 3. ASK FOR help! 25
  • 26. BAD experience? 26
  • 27. BAD environment? 27
  • 28. Needs and GOALS. 28
  • 29. Workplace Flexibility Drawing Credit: NYTimes 29
  • 30. Review. 30
  • 31. GROUP MENTORING Femgineer Friends Visit femgineer.com/mentoring 31
  • 32. KEY OBJECTIVE(S) AGENDA DELIVERABLE BREAK OUT SESSION Get comfortable telling stories that demonstrate leadership abilities. 30 minutes Get into groups of ~5 people. 1. Introduce yourself to the group. 2. Describe the role you’re interested in. 3. Tell the group a story that demonstrates why you are a capable leader. 4. Refine story. 5. Present. Short presentation 32

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