Building Your Street Cred

  • October 22, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Wealthfront

Our October Femgineer Forum will be hosted by Wealthfront in downtown Palo Alto. Femgineer co-founder Karen Catlin will talk about strategies for building your "street cred."

Do you have an unconventional background or a gap on your resume? Do you want get promoted or perhaps switch your profession? If so, you may need some "street cred." Street cred is about developing an impressive reputation. It's about proving yourself to others. And it's something you can build to grow your technical career.
In this Femgineer Forum we'll cover the following:
1. Why street cred is important for technical women
2. Five strategies for building your street cred
Schedule for the event: 

6-7pm Networking and a light dinner 
7-8pm Presentation 
8-9pm Break out session to address individual needs and challenges

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  • Darren H.

    Excellent

    October 25, 2013

  • Dianna M

    Very inspiring talk! I can't wait to attend my first hackathon at linkedin on Friday, thanks to the suggestion last night.

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Femgineers and Wealthfront - great meetup!

    October 23, 2013

  • Rioa M.

    Great meetup. Very informative. Not only did I learn about various ways to increase my my street cred, but I was able to walked away with some goals.

    October 23, 2013

  • Bon

    Very informative and practical.

    October 23, 2013

  • Jen

    Wonderful event. Karen provided really valuable ideas for "Building Street Cred" and I was thrilled to meet so many great women in tech.

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • Karen C.

    Thanks to everyone who joined us at Wealthfront last night, and a big thanks to Wealthfront for hosting this month's Femgineer Forum! I enjoyed meeting so many talented Femgineers. My slides are available at on SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/KarenCatlin/building-your-street-cred-femgineer-forum-oct-22-2013

    Best wishes as you build your street cred!

    --Karen

    October 23, 2013

  • Julie L

    Will slides be posted later? Will this also be video taped?

    October 22, 2013

  • Christina F.

    Wealthfront did a great job hosting at their startup office. Great talk with great info, seemed more targeted to those looking for a new role.

    October 22, 2013

  • Stephanie H.

    A great and informative evening. Thanks to Femgineer and Wealthfront for their excellent hospitality.

    October 22, 2013

  • Christina

    It was great! I feel like I left there with a purpose and ready to push forward

    October 22, 2013

  • Paula R.

    Can't make this one ladies. Hopefully someone still has time to be able to take my spot. Next time!

    October 22, 2013

  • yiming

    Hi, I'm another person coming from SF and looking for a ride down to the event. Please let me know if you have room in your car--happy to chip in for gas! Thanks!

    October 21, 2013

    • Poornima

      Looks like Jessica is giving rides: [masked]

      October 22, 2013

    • Jessica J.

      Hi Yiming! I still have space in my car. Shoot me an email so we can coordinate! :)

      October 22, 2013

  • Clara

    Anyone else carpooling from SF? I need a ride and can meet in or near to the union square, fidi area. I'm not really the Cookie Monster, but I'm happy to chip in for gas! :) If you've got a seat for me in your car, please send me a message or reply to this post. Thanks!

    October 21, 2013

    • Poornima

      Looks like Jessica is: [masked]

      1 · October 22, 2013

  • Saba

    If anyone is driving from SF to the meetup, it would be great to get a ride. I'll be at Kearny and Market but can meet you pretty much anywhere inside the city. I'm happy to pay for the ride. Please message me at [masked]. Thanks in advance!

    October 20, 2013

    • Poornima

      Looks like Jessica is :)

      October 22, 2013

  • Desiree L.

    There are 132 coming and I am the 1st person I think to waitlist. I am going to show just in case someone doesn't come and try my luck at getting in.

    October 22, 2013

  • Desiree L.

    I hope to meet you all tonight.

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Jessica J.

    If anyone still needs a ride from SF, ping me at [masked]. I'm driving down in my car and can fit 2-3 more people!

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Abby Carrales M.

    Last minute schedule change and I cannot make it tonight. Changed my response so someone else can make it-- enjoy ladies!

    October 22, 2013

    • Poornima

      Thanks a lot, appreciate you taking the time to change your response :) Hope to see you at the next one!

      October 22, 2013

  • Marie

    Hello

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Bon

    New to group. Definitely can do with street cred to help gap.

    October 21, 2013

  • Usha Sree V.

    Hello, I am a recent grad who moved to SFO on a new job in Palo Alto. I would really love to attend this event, but I don't have a car. This place is walk able distance from my office, so I can easily come by walk, but while returning it would be great if any one could give me a ride till Fremont. I know it is very far but just trying my luck out. Thank you very much in advance!!

    Usha

    October 19, 2013

    • Usha Sree V.

      I got a ride, thanks if any one who were thinking of giving one...

      October 20, 2013

  • Joanna

    Will anyone be driving from the Berkeley area by any chance? I'm willing to chip in for tolls and gas. Thanks in advance!

    October 19, 2013

  • Mary S.

    I help life sciences start-ups adapt quickly and become sustainable customer-centric winners.

    October 1, 2013

    • Poornima

      Welcome Mary! Looking forward to meeting you at future events :)

      October 2, 2013

  • Japna S.

    Is this event specifically for software engineers or anything related to that arena? Or does it include other types of engineering?

    September 16, 2013

    • Karen C.

      Hi Japna - Most of the examples I'll give in my presentation will be from the software industry, but I think technical women from varied engineering backgrounds will find the talk insightful and helpful. Hope to see you there! --Karen

      September 17, 2013

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