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There seem to be a lot of communities for women in tech? Which ones have you found to be helpful? I know there are many local meet-ups but it's hard for me to go to events with the hours I work so I'm looking for digital communities...many of them seem to be for entrepreneurs which is great, but that's not really what I'm looking for.
Tech Ladies has expanded beyond NYC globally and is a very active facebook group. New job board hiretechladies.com lists direct connections to the company, and is vetted for companies that support females.
Ada's List is very good. Sign up today. Everyone is very friendly and very supportive.
I've seen a few on LinkedIn but they aren't terribly active. Let's start one!
I've heard good things about Ada's List...I just applied to join recently and there's a good Global Women in Tech FB group (private but just apply). The FB group is less about community but you do get some good content there.
Get in contact with your local Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter and start one up! I am in the leadership and we are always looking for new and better ways to serve and support members. Maybe you could even turn it into a business or non-profit someday.
Wired has posted a call for stories of sexual harassment - thought some people might be interested "https://www.wired.com/2016/10/share-stories-sexual-harassment/"
One of the partners at my wealth management company is probably going to be retiring sometime in the next few years. I've always had a good, collegial relationship with him but I'm trying to figure out whether I should explicitly ask him what I can do to potentially inherit some of his clients -- is that too straight up and explicit?
I think this is an apprenticeship business and if you're not sure if this person is going to make referrals for you, then he probably isn't...I think you'll need to really work on making it clear you're looking to expand your book and spend more quality time with him while he's still working. That's not quite the same thing as asking him for referrals but still makes it pretty clear.
What would you recommend for someone graduating from school in terms of how to think about mgmt consulting vs. working as an industry-position consultant or other kinds of consulting? It seems like strategy / management consulting is the most prestigious but I'm not sure that's the best reason to pick a job...
Does anyone recommend any specific recruiting/headhunting companies? Especially ones that specialize in finding flexible jobs for women?
I was retired by my large name company 3 years before I could retire. I was in a male dominated field, and a young man with no experience in the field was hired to run the department. Unfortunately, the field is now regulated and there are only about 15 experts in the field, of which 2 are females. I have tried to find employment, but my years of experience at the same company but in an evolving field and my age has been so debilitating. I see men that have the same years of experience in a sister field be hired as consultants and my experience outweighs them by tons and I am not getting a bite. I have had experts coach me and re-written my resume many times at their recommendations. Should I quit and sit back and get fat and knit? How do women get recognized for their skills and knowledge when they are in their 60's?
Hi all- Does anyone know the best way to find to send my resume to a recruiter in Communications at Viacom? I've applied for positions on their career portal but I was wondering is there another way? Thank you in advance.
Thank you! I will reach out to them. I really appreciate it.
Have you tried reaching out to any of the women who've left a review of Viacom? perhaps they might know someone... "https://fairygodboss.com/company-reviews/viacom-inc"
For those who have made the leap to starting their own business, what tips would you would give someone unsure about starting their own company?
There are ways to test ideas before committing to them. It may seem difficult or costly to test out an idea, but you can do a lot in terms of finding a product-market fit before you take the leap and quit your job. High-stakes entrepreneurship (if you're going the VC route) has low odds (think show business). With that said, you will learn a lot about yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, etc. But when you think of your success odds, it's worth serious effort to figure out how to test that idea before leaving your job. You can find freelancers to do so much for you too!
I'm in finance...I don't have the breadwinner issue but my income is very important to our household. I think it's important to "just get started" but I'm looking for ways to test out ideas around my startup vision instead of doing it full time but I worry if it's really possible to do well.
I am looking to do the same so I'd love to hear what others have to say! My biggest struggle is that I am the bread winner so I can't make a move until my husband can land a position with a salary equal to mine. What field are you in?
My boss is not a native speaker of english and struggles tremendously with the correct context of my communications. This is causing lots of frustration for me - should i just look for another job?
I think you should sit down with your boss and explain that you feel like communication isn't working well. See if you can iron things out. after that, if things really aren't working then it's prob time to look for a new job.
Unfortunately, she is the owner and I am the second in command. I am looking for any tips or whether I just need to leave the company
Can you change managers rather than leave the company? It must be very bad if you can't communicate -- that's something you can't even really talk about....
Anyone have issues with a boss/superior not respecting you after you return from maternity leave? I'm having issues with a male boss not respecting my needs to pump and doubting that I'm putting in the hours, even though I bring work with me into the pumping room and work through lunches.
Research whether your company has policies on pumping while at work (many do) and also whether your state has laws that could protect you (some do). These can help you greatly. You can also speak with HR to get their advice/input.
How is this manifesting itself? I guess I'm only asking b/c I was worried about the same thing until I talked to someone who was close to my manager (not in my line of reporting) and they basically assured me that I was the one worrying about it....but assuming that you're not just imagining it, perhaps you just need to have a straight up talk with him about it and tell him you're committed and just want to make sure that he knows that...I mean, I would prepare for this conversation by bringing proof, listing data about things you've done since your return, etc so that it doesn't come off as just sounding defensive