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The goal of the Women in Big Data Forum is to strengthen the diversity in the big data field. As part of this initiative, we would like to encourage and attract more female talent to big data analytics field and help them connect, engage and grow.

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WiBD Online: Building an intentional career with meaningful and fulfilling roles

Many of us have had an organic career — we take jobs that are presented to us by recruiters, managers and colleagues. Sometimes these turn out to be great experiences, while other times they’re lackluster at best. When we take control and create opportunities that are aligned to our strengths, skills and goals, we build an intentional career full of jobs that we love and thrive in. Join us to discover how to lay the foundation for an intentional career and successful job search, including a proven framework and practical steps to achieve success. We’ll also share best practices from hundreds of clients who have successfully landed their dream job. Agenda Introduction: Daniel Rutschmann, Sr. Director GTM Strategies, SAP Intentional career strategy: Julie Chase, Dream Job Catcher Bios Julie Chase is the Co-founder and Head Job Coach of Dream Job Catcher, a job search coaching business that helps people increase their fulfillment and happiness. She has helped hundreds of high caliber leaders land their dream job and build intentional careers. Previously, she built an extensive career over 20 years as a marketing leader across a wide range of tech companies including Intel, Concur, DocuSign and several startups. Julie earned her a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Lewis & Clark College and an MBA from Cornell. She’s an avid meditator, foodie and traveler — has visited 23 countries and counting. Daniel Rutschmann is a strategic leader with demonstrated success in leading global go-to-market and sales strategies that drive demand, expansion and revenue growth. He currently works at SAP as Senior Director GTM Strategies focusing on the Data Management and Machine Learning portfolio. He is a member of the WiBD West Coast Chapter and an SAP.iO Mentor.

WiBD Online Event: Create a Life That Totally Rocks (Part 3):How to Become a VP

Details: • Interactive Speaking Session (1 hour) (Chat/Speak) • Q&A (30 minutes) Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a VP? In part 3 of this interactive workshop, professor-turned-rock-star Dr. Michelle Chappel will be joined by Intel's Sr. Director Andrea Gibbs to discuss their career and leadership journeys in reaching the top of their fields. They will share how getting to VP is not always a straight line! You will learn to: · Trust your own voice and empower yourself to achieve your career goals. · Embrace the discomfort that comes with change and expand into new areas of growth. · Challenge limiting beliefs by recognizing that external limitations can be illusions. · Enjoy spreading your wings and soaring to your greatest heights. The workshop will conclude with a question and answer session and the presenters will share tools and tips to assist you in your transformation. For those of you who may have missed “Part I” on 4/22/20, read about our blog and listen to the recorded session at https://www.womeninbigdata.org/2020/04/28/wibd-online-event-dr-michelle-chappel-create-a-life-that-totally-rocks/. The blog and recording for “Part II” which took place on 5/28/20 can be found at https://www.womeninbigdata.org/2020/06/17/create-a-life-that-totally-rocks-part-2/ . (Note that Part I focused on how to discover your superpowers and use them to distinguish yourself at work was not required for participating in Part 2. Watching Part I is recommended, but not required, for Part III.) Michelle has a Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton and was voted “Most Inspirational Professor” at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she taught cognition and creativity. Despite being called “crazy” by a few colleagues, she ditched academics to follow her childhood dream to be a rock star. Her award-winning tunes have topped overseas and U.S. college radio charts and been featured on ABC, HBO, Encore, and Showtime. Michelle also rose in the ranks of the corporate world from usability engineer to VP of Consumer Insights, leading brainstorming sessions and user research for such companies as Google, Yahoo, eBay, Yahoo, and AT&T. She’s helped thousands of people rock their lives by using their superpowers. Her book "Total Rock Star" comes out in 2020. Andrea Gibbs is a Senior Director, Business, Ecosystem Dev and Policy for the Intel’s System Firmware Products group. She also chairs the D&I Champions committee formed with senior leaders across Intel’s Architecture Graphics and Software Group to drive cultural change in this field as well as organizational health & social equity. She earned a JD from Universidad Catolica, an LLM from Deusto University, Spain and is a Ph.D candindate, ABD in International Private Law, University of Barcelona. She held various roles at Intel such as Chief Of Strategy, Platform Security group, Chief of Staff and Operations for Intel’s Chief Compliance Officer, Ethics and Legal Compliance Group, and Senior Attorney for various Intel business units where she specialized in licensing and large M&A transactions. Michelle Millis Chappel, PhD CEO of Creativity Rock Star Coaching & Consulting, LLC www.michellechappel.com www.beyourownsuperhero.com Author of the book (due out 2020): "Be You Own Superhero" “Tear off the mask, your face is glorious.” Rumi

Negotiating Your Compensation Package

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Learn Powerful Negotiation Techniques & Hear Recent Real-life Experiences for Tech & Business Roles REGISTER at EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/negotiating-your-compensation-package-tickets-110880346100 About this Event Please join Women in Big Data and TalentSeer on 7/22/20 6 - 7:30 pm PT for a live panel discussion on Negotiating Your Compensation Package. You’ll hear recent real-life experiences from people in technical and business roles, pragmatic techniques from career coaches, as well as useful insights from studies conducted in the tech industry. Agenda Introductions Why Is It Important to Negotiate? How to Prepare for a Negotiation How and When to Ask for What You Want? How Do You Counter Accept or Decline an Offer? Resources & Tools Q&A Speakers Marie Goodell Marketing Executive and Consultant After 30-years in technology with leadership marketing roles at SAP, Oracle, Adobe, and IBM, Marie retired from full-time work. She now mentors technology companies (especially start-ups) through the Lazaridis Institute ScaleUp program and consults with other technology companies in the Bay Area. In a shift to health & wellness, Marie supports individual & group health and wellness as a certified yoga therapist & yoga instructor. Marie is also Secretary of the Board for the IYI San Francisco and Chair of the Board for the Accessible Yoga Organization. Lorry Tang Director of Talent Acquisition @ TalentSeer Lorry is currently leading TalentSeer, the fastest-growing AI Talent Search Firm in the bay area. With the experience of working with more than 100 top AI startups in autonomous driving, speech recognition, machine learning platform, and cloud, Lorry has expertise in startup talent strategy, talent market analysis, recruiting management, & offer negotiation. For the past three years, she helped more than 400 top Engineers/Product Managers/Business Development executives to join startups and Pre-IPO companies for Senior leadership/C-level roles. Sunita Sharma Founding Member of Women in Big Data & Big Data Solution Architect Sunita is a founding member of Women in Big Data. She has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry. She worked in various technologies with multiple roles in development, design and architecting solutions. Currently, She is a Solution Architect in the Big Data space. She is very passionate about learning new technology & applying that knowledge to help the community. Tina Tang Co-founder & Chair of Women in Big Data Head of Global Innovation Marketing Strategy and GTM @ EY Named one of Datanami’s People to Watch in 2020, Tina is a co-founder of Women in Big Data. She has over 20 years of experience in the high technology industry and holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. Tina is head of Global Innovation marketing at EY, a board member at MinasList.org, & advises startups on marketing strategy. Regina Karson Board Member & Chapter Director of Women in Big Data & Technical Marketing Strategist Regina has both a technical & business background educationally & professionally. She has held roles in technical marketing, business development, sales, and engineering. In addition to her WiBD duties, Regina is a SAP.iO mentor (SAP startup incubator) & works on go-to-market strategies & execution & business development for cutting-edge technologies such as AI/ML for Fortune 500+ companies. About Women In Big Data Women in Big Data is a 16K+/6 continents global organization aimed at inspiring, connecting, & championing the success of women in big data. About TalentSeer TalentSeer is a fast-growing Tech talent partner in the U.S. providing integrated talent acquisition, market research,& employer branding services. With an engaged tech community, an innovative recruiting approach, & deep domain knowledge, TalentSeer has helped with 150 partners across autonomous driving, internet, finance, retail, and healthcare industries to build strong engineering & business teams.

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