Women Who Test


Women Who Test is a full-day event on Friday, October 28 for women to network with other women who work in software testing. It is also a day to learn from and be inspired by each other. The program will cover testing topics and will support women’s personal and career journeys and include content like: reengineering your life, growing your personal brand, setting goals, discovering your career superpowers, and how to problem-solve when you are a female in the tech industry where your gender is out numbered 7:3.

Join women test engineers, managers, CEOs, and consultants for some truly inspiring talks and fascinating group work. Registration is free for conference attendees, but you must reserve your seat in advance. See below for the overview of sessions and full descriptions.

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Friday, October 28

Jaimee Newberry


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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 9:00am to 9:45am

Many of us have things we’d like to do in life, but somehow we never quite get around to doing many of them. Often there are too many other things we must do before we can get to the things we want to do. Life, family obligations, we don’t have the right tools, financial reasons, there are numerous reasons that hold us back... In this talk, Jaimee will share some tips and tricks through stories about how she learned to identify her obstacles, get inspired, work through burnout, design the life she wanted and continue knocking out all the things on her life list.... Learn More

Computer Associates

The 2016 Survival Guide for (Female) Testers

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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 9:45am to 10:30am

When we are in dangerous situations, we need a well-thought-out survival guide to help save ourselves and others. These lifesaving principles and skills provide the basic necessities for life and help us think straight, navigate safely, signal for help, and avoid unpleasant consequences of interactions with our environment.

Julie's shares her 2016 Survival Guide for testers and test managers living in today’s challenging business and technical environments.

Topics in her guide include: Turn your job from a daily grind into a passion―life’s too short... Learn More

Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

The Power of Collective Experience

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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:45am to 12:30pm

Bring your biggest challenges to this session and tap the wisdom of others. In this immersive session, you will tackle some of the most widely mentioned challenges brought to light from the group. Whether it’s a software testing conundrum, a project setback, a management blocker, a group or team dysfunction or an interpersonal hurdle, all of these can slow our progress and reduce our effectiveness.  And when we hunt for options, we all have blind spots and biases that prevent us from thinking out of the box and finding new and different solutions. Typically the... Learn More

Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

Panel–Career Superpowers

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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Let’s discuss and define the most important career superpowers for women. Hear what industry professionals, leaders, and idea disruptors think the important career superpowers are for women in 2016 and going forward.

Panel: Melissa Benua, Senior Backend Software Engineer at PlayFab, Inc. and more.


Building your Personal Brand for Success

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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Building the right personal brand is one of the critical success factors in today’s workplace. Organizations develop a brand and image, but not many individuals think about their personal brand and how it can affect their career. As we interact with people, we want to influence them to support our efforts—approving projects, budgets, and funding; supporting our next career move; or recommending us for that promotion or raise we want.  As a professional, it is critical to understand how you are being perceived by your... Learn More