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Exploring opportunities with communities for a successful career

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Exploring opportunities with communities for a successful career conducted at AWS Community Day, Bangalore 2019

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Exploring opportunities with communities for a successful career

  1. 1. Shwetha Lakshman Rao Sr. MTS, VMware Software India City Director – WomenWhoCode Xplore OPPORTUNITIES with Communities for a successful career
  2. 2. Women Who CodeRewards and recognitions: ● Media coverage : The Hindu, Times of India, Economic times, Yourstory, JobsForHer, CXOToday, Mintlive ● Google Sponsored to Google IO 2018 ● Hackathon Winners ● #ApplaudHer 2019 from WomenWhoCode
  3. 3. Where to START? ● Start small ● Practice to be GOOD LISTENER ● Attend conferences/webinars ● Submit papers in conferences ● Present Webinars ● Present in conferences ● Research ● PATENTS
  4. 4. #WWCode Explore: womenwhocode.com Like: facebook.com/womenwhocode Follow: @womenwhocode Watch: youtube.com/womenwhocode INSPIRING women to EXCEL in technology careers
  5. 5. 20 Countries, 60 Cities + Expanding Our Community is a network of 180,000 technical women find a network: womenwhocode.com/networks
  6. 6. Women Who Code We envision a world where women are proportionally represented as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. What we do? ● Monthly meetups: tech talk/workshops ● Webinars ● Conferences ● CODE REVIEW : career/speaker opportunities ● Speed mentoring (for women) ● Grow 360 degree ● Free / Discount Tickets for conferences
  7. 7. Women Who Code Connect India
  8. 8. Women Who Code Meetups
  9. 9. Women Who Code Technology stack : Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning | IOT | Containers | Cloud | Blockchain | Python Opportunities: ● Hackathon participants and Judges ● Tech Speaker opportunities in national/international conferences, Webinars ● Motivational talk and leadership panelist ● Writing opportunities from publications ● Academia connect
  10. 10. Communities Women Tech Makers Access to curated content to your mailbox depending on your skillset and career level including travel grants, podcasts, global happenings etc. A group of like-minded people to learn, network and share. Leadership and speaking opportunities in events through the 30+ chapters we have in India. Lean In Women in Tech India Platform to connect women across all the dimension of life and career Leadership : Women leaders sharing their voices Speaker and hackathon opportunities
  11. 11. Communities Google Developers Group (GDG) Bangalore Chamber of International Commerce (BCIC) Bangalore Kubernetes Meetup Technovation Check: https://www.meetup.com/cities/in/bangalore/tech/ Find your mentor @ Out of Office hours https://ooohours.com
  12. 12. “DEAR WOMEN, WE NEED YOU.” -The Tech Industry
  13. 13. 14 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION Bringing 15,000 women Back to Work Upskilling and Uplifting Driving Inclusion in Tech
  14. 14. Questions
  15. 15. Backup Slides
  16. 16. HOW WE DO IT: PROGRAM AVENUES ● In-Person Events: Technical trainings, lightning talks, hackathons, career and leadership development, industry- led study groups and more. All trainings and events are free to WWCode members. ● The CODE Review: Bi-weekly newsletter that connects our global community, raises the overall profile of women in tech through #applaudher, and provides an avenue for conference giveaways and scholarships. ● Leadership: Our networks are led by a team of volunteers who build their own leadership skills while encouraging others to succeed. Directors frequently enjoy profile raising opportunities such as connecting with senior level executives, press mentions, and speaking opportunities.
  17. 17. Questions ● What can I do something technically beyond regular deliverables? ● How can I upskill technically? ● Where do I get started? ● How do I find experts in different domain? ● How to find a mentor?

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