Building Your Street Cred, Femgineer Forum Oct 22 2013

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Do you have an unconventional background or a gap on your resume? Do you want get promoted or perhaps switch your profession? If so, you may need some "street cred." Street cred is about developing an impressive reputation. It's about proving yourself to others. And it's something you can build to grow your technical career.
In this Femgineer Forum we'll cover the following:

Why street cred is important for technical women
Five strategies for building your street cred

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Building Your Street Cred, Femgineer Forum Oct 22 2013

  1. 1. FEMGINEER FORUM Building your Street Cred: How to Prove You Can Do the Job  ... Karen Catlin Sponsored by: Wealthfront Oct 22, 2013 karen@femgineer.com @kecatlin #femgineerforum 1
  2. 2. About Karen 2
  3. 3. What is Street Cred? What others think of you. Your reputation. Your personal brand. Street cred can help convince someone to take a risk on you. 3
  4. 4. Building Your Street Cred Goal for tonight 2-3 ways to build your street cred & stay relevant Agenda Why street cred is important for technical women 5 examples of street cred Strategies for staying relevant Break out session 4
  5. 5. Street Cred - with simple metrics Photos: www.cntraveler.com and fineartamerica.com 5
  6. 6. Street Cred - with simple metrics 6
  7. 7. Street Cred - by association Photo: USA Today 7
  8. 8. Street Cred - by association 8
  9. 9. Street Cred - with win-win solutions 9
  10. 10. Street Cred - with win-win solutions Volunteer Image courtesy of sixninepixels / FreeDigitalPhotos.net 10
  11. 11. Street Cred - through the wisdom of others Photos: Huffington Post 11
  12. 12. Street Cred - through the wisdom of others Syndication Image: Amanatee; Women leading code review image from http://www.klocwork.com 12
  13. 13. Street Cred - by staying relevant 13
  14. 14. Review 5 ways to build your street cred With simple metrics By association With win-win solutions Through the wisdom of others By staying relevant 14
  15. 15. Q&A What is your favorite kind of street cred? Did you get new ideas for building your cred? What do you do to stay relevant? 15
  16. 16. Want to host a Femgineer Forum at your company? Contact: justin@femgineer.com 16
  17. 17. Break Out Session Practice your street cred (30 minutes) In groups of about 5: 1. Introduce yourself to the group. 2. Describe one way you want to build your street cred 3. Imagine you’re in an interview; talk about your street cred 4. Get feedback & refine your story. Practice public speaking (remaining time) Volunteers to share their story with everyone 17

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