• How to Negotiate Your Salary

    Digital:Lab Volkswagen

    When preparing for an interview you are going over your CV, listing your achievements, thinking of your strong and weak points, and going over some technical questions. And then comes the question - what is your salary expectations? Let's focus on that one question: how to know how much you want? how to negotiate it? should you ask for 20% more because it will be negotiated? maybe 40% more? should you compromise for 30% less because you really want that job? how to convince the other person you deserve more? For all this and more, join our panel! We have some amazing ladies who will discuss these questions, share their experience and give valuable tips. ★ THE SCHEDULE ★ 18:30 - 19:00 Networking over drinks 19:00 - 19:15 Welcome words 19:15 - 20:00 Panel 20:00 - 20:45 Q&A from the crowd 20:45 - 21:30 Networking over drinks ★ THE SPEAKERS ★ ★ Ela Krief, VP of Partnerships and Coaching Lead @Adikteev Ela has more than ten years experience working in startups as a business operations and sales professional. She has been working in the AdTech industry for the past eight years, catering for clients globally. Throughout her career, she facilitated the rapid growth of teams, hiring dozens of people and interviewing hundreds. Today, she's the VP of partnerships and coaching lead at Adikteev, an AdTech company, where she trains sales and client facing teams on how to manage relationships and growth, effectively. She focuses on operational excellence, internal processes, sales and growth through a transversal approach, as well as creating and maintaining partnerships with different players in the mobile space. In her free time, Ela is supporting managers, mainly women, in their career search, career growth, salary negotiations and dealing with day-to-day managerial challenges in the workplace. ★ Lucia Hegenbartova, COO and Managind Director @Contiamo Lucia is the COO of one of the currently fastest growing German tech companies. She loves building things on a green field and the creative chaos of the early startup days. In the last 10 years, she built Sales, Marketing and PeopleOps teams in three tech startups. ★ Ronna Steinberg, Senior Software Engineer @OptioPay Ronna is a senior engineer with 15 years of experience. She leads Women Who Go Berlin and offers free mentorships to women and gender minorities who wish to progress in software. She describes herself as a happy feminist, advocates that coding is for everyone, absolutely loves architecture and solving problems and will be happy to share that passion with you. ★ THE VENUE ★ Volkswagen Digital:Lab is Part of Group IT. Software is our business, Platform our Passion. Our day is based on empathy, transparency and short feedback loops for both our end-users and teammates. We build software using Lean UX and extreme programming methodologies but most important through small and balanced teams which are enabled to take decisions based on the users’ needs and our company’s goals. ★ ABOUT WTM BERLIN ★ We are encouraging diversity in tech in Berlin since 2015. Get visibility, networking and resources to make the tech community of Berlin diverse & inclusive! Whether a WTM member, or a complete newbie - join us! ❤ Our meetups are always open & inclusive to people of all backgrounds - everyone is welcome! ❤ TWITTER: http://twitter.com/wtm_berlin FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1106085959408694 MEETUP: https://www.meetup.com/Women-Techmakers-Berlin/events SLACK: https://goo.gl/irTRkE

  • Mindfulness from an Engineering Perspective

    Let's give some focus to Mindfulness, but from the engineering perspective, as brought to us by the technical cofounder of one of Berlin's successful data science startups. Talk Description: From incense and crystals to mindfulness based stress reduction therapy - meditation can mean almost anything. Let's strip away the more esoteric parts and identify concepts and techniques that are usful in understanding the complex machinery of our mind. We will look at meditation through the lens of neuroscience, behavioural science and evolutionary biology and will take an analytical look into how our brain creates our conscious experience and how observing and modifying these processes within the context of mindfulness can help us become better engineers. AGENDA: • 18:30 – 19:00 – Networking over Drinks and Snacks • 19:00 – 19:15 - Welcome Words by the WTM Team and Blinkist • 19:15 – 20:15 – Mindfulness from an Engineering Perspectives / Daniel Mahlow • 20:15 – 21:00 – Networking ★ THE SPEAKER ★ Daniel is a Systems Engineer & Co-founder, Contiamo. He loves solving complex problems and wearing multiple hats. After his CS studies he worked as a systems engineer in a variety of environments, from large corporates to small incubators and co-founded the data science platform startup Contiamo in Berlin, where he leads technical operations. Avid runner and VR/AR enthusiast. ★ THE VENUE ★ Founded in 2012, Blinkist now connects 6-million readers worldwide to the biggest ideas from bestselling nonfiction via 15-minute audio and text. We’re curiosity-driven readers, writers, designers, developers, and strategists from over 40 different countries. We've come together to share the power of big ideas, build a meaningful product, and foster a supportive culture of self-empowerment, creativity, and trust. ★ ABOUT WTM BERLIN ★ At Women Techmakers Berlin we have been encouraging diversity in tech in Berlin since 2015. We strive for visibility, networking and resources to make the tech community of Berlin inclusive. We are one of the most active chapters of the global Women Techmakers program run by Google. Our meetup groups are always open to people of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, race, expertise, etc. - everyone is welcome! Follow us on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/wtm_berlin Join us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1106085959408694 And join is on SLACK: http://slack.wtmberlin.com