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Women Transforming Tech: Getting Strategic with Your Career with Megan Holston-Alexander
Take charge of your career as a woman in tech. Learn how to find jobs, set goals, network with peers and mentors, and develop a communication style that propels you forward.
16m 50s • COURSE
Women Transforming Tech: Breaking Bias with Lori Mackenzie
Break into the tech industry by breaking bias. Learn skills to level the playing field, gain visibility, build a network, pick the right projects, and pave the way for change.
22m 22s • COURSE
Women Transforming Tech: Networking with Nitya Narasimhan
Building a career in technology can be challenging—especially for women. Learn networking skills to build relationships for a solid and long-lasting career in tech.
19m 46s • COURSE
Women Transforming Tech: Finding Sponsors with Rashim Mogha
Learn how to find a sponsor—a personal career champion—to guide your career in the tech industry to new highs.
13m 40s • COURSE
Women Transforming Tech: Building Your Brand with Syamla Bandla
Learn how to leverage your unique personal brand to meet your professional goals.
14m 5s • COURSE
Women Transforming Tech: Voices from the Field with Megan Holston-Alexander
Listen to a roundtable discussion between leading women in tech. Topics include being an authentic leader, making an impact, building confidence, and more.
25m 37s • COURSE
Learn real-world career strategies for getting in and staying in tech with these experts.
Megan Holston-Alexander is an investor at Unusual Ventures and runs her own blog, A Black Girl in Venture.
Megan has been instrumental in launching and running the Unusual Interns and Unusual Academy programs. She also focuses on consumer investments for the firm. Prior to Unusual, Megan worked as the program director for All Stars Helping Kids, managing an incubator program to give new nonprofits funding and support with board governance, fundraising, and programming. She has held internships at Omidyar Network, Foundation Capital, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Megan earned her BA in sociology from Clark Atlanta University, an MA from the University of Houston, and her MBA from Stanford University.
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie helps managers deliver inclusive experiences to drive greater innovation on teams.
Lori leads efforts to create more inclusive workplaces, as cofounder of the Stanford VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab and as lead strategist for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Lori speaks globally at organizations such as the European Central Bank and the World Banking Group. Her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review and New York Times. Lori brings 20 years of management experience from companies including Procter & Gamble, Apple, eBay, and PayPal and advises the Alliance for Girls, Watermark, and the Women's Startup Lab. She has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in economics from UC Berkeley.
Nitya Narasimhan is an educator, speaker, and senior program manager for developer relations at Microsoft.
Nitya helps translate technology awareness into actionable learning for everyone. She is PhD and polyglot with over two decades of engineering, research, and development experience across industry, academia, community, consultancy, and startups. In addition to her work with Microsoft, Nityan is a Google Developer Expert in Flutter and a Google Developer Group (GDG) organizer in New York City, where she also organizes the annual DevFest NYC conference.
Rashim Mogha is a best-selling author, speaker, woman in tech evangelist, and technology leader.
Rashim is an influencer who empowers professionals by articulating complex technology capabilities into crisp, clear, and attainable business benefits. A keynote speaker and the Amazon best-selling author of Fast-Track Your Leadership Career, Rashim has spoken at global conferences such as China-US Innovation Summit and Women Transforming Technology (WT2). To empower women leaders, Rashim founded eWOW, Empowered Women of the World. Her career portfolio includes leadership roles in companies such as Automation Anywhere, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, and VMware. Rashim is a recipient of Women Empowerment: Game Changer and Silicon Valley Woman of Influence awards. Learn more at rashimmogha.com.
Syamla Bandla is the director of product engineering at Facebook.
Syamla has over 20 years of experience building, scaling, and transforming high-performance operations and engineering teams in the US, Europe, and Asia. She has taken multiple companies through various phases of organization building and transformation, transformed technology organizations from the ground up, and has taken multiple cloud and SaaS products to market. Prior to joining Facebook, Syamla was vice president of global cloud operations and DevOps at Quayls. She also held a VP role at RMS in global cloud platform services.