Grace Hopper Annual Conference Schedule

SESSIONS LIST

Career: Presentations

October 15 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
General Assembly Theatre A Level Three GRBCC
TRACK: Career
Presentation / Lightning Talk
Ask Yourself This
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
AUDIENCE: Mid-Career

There are two questions every engineer should ask themselves every day. Am I doing the right thing? Am I doing it right? Written in the universal engineering language, a flowchart, this presentation outlines a path for career and craft development by exploring these two questions in order to determine where you are, where you want to go next, and how to get there.

Finding and Building a Successful Mentoring Relationship
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
AUDIENCE: All

Participating in a mentorship is rewarding for both the mentor and mentee. It can be challenging not only to admit areas of weakness, but find someone who can improve these deficiencies and willing to stay engaged long term. This presentation highlights the insights to identifying your needs, being a mentor, a mentee, and a number of best practices for establishing relationships.

Think Like a VC: Evaluating a Startup Opportunity
12:40 PM - 1:00 PM
AUDIENCE: Mid-Career

Startups can provide women with tremendous opportunities. Working at a startup can be challenging and rewarding, and being a technical woman in a small company can be empowering. However, many startups fail, and some can be terrible places to work or poor fits for your current life situation. Is a startup the right environment for you? How do you evaluate the risks and benefits to choose the right one?