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.
- 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