Jacqueline Pan

Software Engineering Team Lead


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Speaker Bio

Jacqueline Pan is a Software Engineering Team Lead at Bloomberg. Her career in tech began in high school at Bergen County Academies in New Jersey, where she was one of four women in a class of over thirty in the Academy of Telecommunications and Computer Science. She went on to graduate from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor’s degree in information systems, and later earned her MBA from Baruch University’s Zicklin School of Business. At Bloomberg, she led for four years the Bloomberg Women in Technology (BWIT) community. She is passionate about women empowering themselves and driving their own careers and spearheaded the #IAmRemarkable initiative at Bloomberg, which has encouraged and inspired more than 15 Engineering teams to host similar workshops, reaching over 200 women and allies.

Speaker Sessions


Defining Your Pathway To Leadership

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Jacqueline Pan

    Software Engineering Team Lead


  • Priyanka Mirchandani

    Engineering Team Lead


Carving a successful career path can be difficult and intimidating. It may be hard to know what the first step should be or how to advocate for yourself effectively without feeling like you are bragging. As female Engineering Team Leads (TLs), it has become increasingly common for us to be the odd (wo)men out in the room. While societal stereotypes have made it difficult for women to elevate and promote themselves, this workshop will enable attendees to learn and practice the necessary skills to build their pathways to leadership.

During this workshop, Jacqueline and Priyanka will share their own stories, how they have navigated their careers, and the lessons learned along the way as female team leads. They will discuss how to uncover leadership opportunities in your organization, and the value in finding both mentors and sponsors.

This interactive workshop tackles the challenges of transitioning from being a team member to a team manager. Attendees will walk away from this workshop with a blueprint for driving those initial conversations with their managers, building the necessary skills to make that move into management, and defining tangible next steps in their pathways to leadership.

The interactive workshop activities will address the following topics:

  • How can I advocate for myself without “bragging”?
  • How do I find mentors and sponsors?
  • As an aspiring leader, what steps must I take to achieve my career goals?

The Why: The tech industry has historically been a male-dominated space, so we need more female representation in leadership. Women bring diverse perspectives and skill sets that can help drive innovation for technical and business solutions. It is our responsibility to lead by example in order to inspire young girls and women to pursue their dreams in the tech field.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s never too early to start the conversation about where you want to go and what you want to achieve during your career
  • Mentors and sponsors can be the same person, but each has different roles and responsibilities in helping to advance your professional growth
  • Self-advocacy raises awareness and empowers you to take control of your growth and career path

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