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