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Women Who Test is a full-day event on Friday, October 25 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 (simply "add-on" to any conference package), but you must reserve your seat in advance.

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Women_Who_Change_Tech_Podcast

Podcast ... and Check Out the Podcast Series—Women Who Change Tech!

The Women Who Change Tech podcast highlights women who are contributing, trailblazing, and disrupting in the business of technology. In each episode, your hosts Alison Wade, president of TechWell and founder of Women Who Test, and Jessie Shternshus, owner of Improv Effect and coauthor of the book CTRL Shift: 50 Games for 50 ****ing Days Like Today, offer you a dose of inspiration from some of the most talented and creative women who are changing the face of technology. Click here to listen now

 

Friday, October 25

Jaimee Newberry
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How to Experiment Your Way to Self-Worthiness

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Friday, October 25, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:45am

Have you ever struggled with knowing your worth? What ARE you worth? How do you figure it out? Who decides? Does not knowing your worth challenge your happiness at work?

Even though Jaimee had accomplished some of the most high-profile work of her career, she no longer felt valued at her workplace. When she gave notice that she’d be moving on, she was shocked when they asked if there was anything they could do to make her stay. She chose to move on anyway, but this instance caused a lot of internalization about what had gone wrong, and why — was there anything her employers could...

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Jessie Shternshus
The Improv Effect, LLC.

Unlearning: The Challenge of Change

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Friday, October 25, 2019 - 9:45am to 10:30am

The world we live in requires us to acquire new skills and absorb new knowledge in order to stay afloat. We must learn to SHIFT as things around us are changing. We see this on individual, team and organizational levels. However, we are leaving out one crucial piece of the puzzle: we are forgetting to forget, or rather, UNLEARN. Even though old habits are hard to break, the more we can unlearn the more likely we are to experience a sense of growth. In this interactive talk, Jessie will share learnings and unlearnings from her own career, stories from the companies she has worked with, and...

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Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.
Jessie Shternshus
The Improv Effect, LLC.

The Power of Collective Experience

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Friday, October 25, 2019 - 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. We will use experiential techniques to unlearn outdated mental models, uncover assumptions and break through obstacles with new ideas. 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. When we hunt for options, we all have blind spots and biases... Learn More
Jennifer Bonine
PinkLion AI

Building Your Personal Brand for Success

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Friday, October 25, 2019 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm
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 “target audience.” During this interactive session... Learn More
Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

Panel–Career Superpowers

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Friday, October 25, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

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 2019 and going forward.