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@sandy_carter #sachack
@sandy_carter #sachack
We start out equal…
2
but something changes
K-12
ABILITY INTEREST
@sandy_carter
Women hold a greater
percentage of all
bachelor’s degrees…
Source: http://cra.org/uploads/documents/resource...
@sandy_carter #sachack
Sources:
http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/womeninstemagaptoinnovation8311.pdf
© Patrick T...
@sandy_carter #sachack
Mind the Gap: Women Entrepreneurs
http://www.illuminate.com/perspectives/
5
@sandy_carter #sachack
Old School
New School
Career Hacks
Knowledge is power
Act like an open API
Social is for kids
Be in...
@sandy_carter #sachack
Hack 1:
Act like an open API
7
7
@sandy_carter #sachack
We need more people sharing their knowledge
Girls & women who have a role model and mentors
stay lo...
@sandy_carter #sachack
Here’s why companies share their API’s
9
@sandy_carter #sachack
7/10/1428
Image source: http://www.freeimages.co.uk/index.htm10
Share your Expertise
Even if it is ...
@sandy_carter #sachack 11
MentorsCreate a community
11
Hi, there. :)
NASA
Women in Data
IBM Global
Entrepreneur
Program fo...
@sandy_carter #sachack
Act like an Open API
Create a differentiated POV
Write a weekly blog
Be an Example, Role Model, Men...
@sandy_carter #sachack
20
Hack 2:
Be intentional about your social
media influence
13
@sandy_carter #sachack
New markets are no longer limited to geographies
21
14
@sandy_carter #sachack
28
The Tweet that got the meeting…
Image source: http://www.freeimages.co.uk/index.htm15
@sandy_carter #sachack
RAISE THE LEVEL OF STEM ISSUES VIA SOCIAL!
16
Opening Keynote | Geek Girls Are Chic:
5 Career Hacks
@sandy_carter #sachack
Social influence checklist:
Be ACTIVE – in the right places
Be Consistent! Create a social
media ca...
@sandy_carter #sachack
Hack 3:
To win the hard sale, show your
soft side
18
18
@sandy_carter #sachack
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2014/07/15/how-to-stay-
positive-with-your-job-...
@sandy_carter #sachack
A shoebox of quotes…
20
@sandy_carter #sachack21
@sandy_carter #sachack
Men as Allies
22
Take the Harvard test - https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit
• We embrace them in...
@sandy_carter #sachack
Soft side checklist:
Drive curriculum/skills to be Collaborative
Men – we need you as Allies!
Show ...
@sandy_carter #sachack
24
Hack 4:
Homework is not a MOOC point
24
@sandy_carter #sachack
Source: IBM Smarter Workforce Institute Career Progression Survey 2014
35
2014 IBM Smarter Workforc...
@sandy_carter #sachack
The Missing 33%
26
@sandy_carter #sachack
Bakery to a Coder to Changing the World
27
@sandy_carter #sachack
Homework checklist:
Skills assessment- plan for new skills
Preparation is required -- Rehearse!
Set...
@sandy_carter #sachack
Hack 5:
Lifelong relationships are the
breakaway play
29
@sandy_carter #sachack
Sitting in the front row grew a lifelong relationship
30
@sandy_carter #sachack
AT 16, I NEED A MENTOR AND NETWORKING
31
@sandy_carter #sachack
MEDIA IS LIFELONG
LOBBY FOR MORE TV FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
32
VS
@sandy_carter #sachack33 Source: MNStudio
Dads of Daughters
2xas likely to
stay in school
score HIGHER in
STEM Subjects
@sandy_carter #sachack
Network, network, and network
Create a “career advisory team”
Dads, fight for your daughters
Relati...
@sandy_carter #sachack
Career Hacks
Your actions:
• Share your expertise – mentor
• Use Social to raise awareness
• Men as...
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Geek Girls are chic -- 5 career hacks

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Cloud Expo - Geek Girls!

  1. 1. @sandy_carter #sachack
  2. 2. @sandy_carter #sachack We start out equal… 2 but something changes K-12 ABILITY INTEREST
  3. 3. @sandy_carter Women hold a greater percentage of all bachelor’s degrees… Source: http://cra.org/uploads/documents/resources/taulbee/CRA_Taulbee_CS_Degrees_and_Enrollment_2011-12.pdf 3 …But an increasingly smaller percentage of computer science degrees @sandy_carter #sachack
  4. 4. @sandy_carter #sachack 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 4
  5. 5. @sandy_carter #sachack Mind the Gap: Women Entrepreneurs http://www.illuminate.com/perspectives/ 5
  6. 6. @sandy_carter #sachack 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 6
  7. 7. @sandy_carter #sachack Hack 1: Act like an open API 7 7
  8. 8. @sandy_carter #sachack We need more people sharing their knowledge Girls & women who have a role model and mentors stay longer in STEM careers 8
  9. 9. @sandy_carter #sachack Here’s why companies share their API’s 9
  10. 10. @sandy_carter #sachack 7/10/1428 Image source: http://www.freeimages.co.uk/index.htm10 Share your Expertise Even if it is 2AM!
  11. 11. @sandy_carter #sachack 11 MentorsCreate a community 11 Hi, there. :) NASA Women in Data IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Startups ibm.biz/startupcloud ibm.biz/bluemixnyc
  12. 12. @sandy_carter #sachack Act like an Open API Create a differentiated POV Write a weekly blog Be an Example, Role Model, Mentor 12
  13. 13. @sandy_carter #sachack 20 Hack 2: Be intentional about your social media influence 13
  14. 14. @sandy_carter #sachack New markets are no longer limited to geographies 21 14
  15. 15. @sandy_carter #sachack 28 The Tweet that got the meeting… Image source: http://www.freeimages.co.uk/index.htm15
  16. 16. @sandy_carter #sachack RAISE THE LEVEL OF STEM ISSUES VIA SOCIAL! 16 Opening Keynote | Geek Girls Are Chic: 5 Career Hacks
  17. 17. @sandy_carter #sachack Social influence checklist: Be ACTIVE – in the right places Be Consistent! Create a social media calendar Know your score 17
  18. 18. @sandy_carter #sachack Hack 3: To win the hard sale, show your soft side 18 18
  19. 19. @sandy_carter #sachack 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 19
  20. 20. @sandy_carter #sachack A shoebox of quotes… 20
  21. 21. @sandy_carter #sachack21
  22. 22. @sandy_carter #sachack Men as Allies 22 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
  23. 23. @sandy_carter #sachack Soft side checklist: Drive curriculum/skills to be Collaborative Men – we need you as Allies! Show personal interest and act on it without expecting return 23 23
  24. 24. @sandy_carter #sachack 24 Hack 4: Homework is not a MOOC point 24
  25. 25. @sandy_carter #sachack Source: IBM Smarter Workforce Institute Career Progression Survey 2014 35 2014 IBM Smarter Workforce study: “Meaty Assignments” is #1 way to rise in the ranks 25 Politics 7% Personal Attributes 17% Other Attributes 17% Peer Collaboration 17% Meaty Assignment; skills 42%
  26. 26. @sandy_carter #sachack The Missing 33% 26
  27. 27. @sandy_carter #sachack Bakery to a Coder to Changing the World 27
  28. 28. @sandy_carter #sachack Homework checklist: Skills assessment- plan for new skills Preparation is required -- Rehearse! Set Stretch Goals 37 28
  29. 29. @sandy_carter #sachack Hack 5: Lifelong relationships are the breakaway play 29
  30. 30. @sandy_carter #sachack Sitting in the front row grew a lifelong relationship 30
  31. 31. @sandy_carter #sachack AT 16, I NEED A MENTOR AND NETWORKING 31
  32. 32. @sandy_carter #sachack MEDIA IS LIFELONG LOBBY FOR MORE TV FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY 32 VS
  33. 33. @sandy_carter #sachack33 Source: MNStudio Dads of Daughters 2xas likely to stay in school score HIGHER in STEM Subjects
  34. 34. @sandy_carter #sachack Network, network, and network Create a “career advisory team” Dads, fight for your daughters Relationship checklist: 34
  35. 35. @sandy_carter #sachack Career Hacks Your actions: • Share your expertise – mentor • Use Social to raise awareness • Men as Allies – find one, be one • Missing 33% - focus on vision • Lifelong sponsors & TV models 40 https://ibm.biz/geekgirlsarechic

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