Meetup: WITS - Women in Tech - Stamford
After a year like no other, we all deserve a little holiday cheer!! Come to the WITS: Women in Tech Stamford (virtual) Holiday Happy Hour on December 16th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm to hang out with your peers in tech and join in conversation about this crazy year and your hopes for 2021!!
In our next Meetup, "Securing Your Environment While Working Remotely," we'll examine the following issues:
- A look at some of the new technology used in a remote-working environment
- Concurrent growth in hacking and malevolent access
- How the remote-working environment is a hacker's dream
- Some of the countermeasures that can be taken by our employers, and personally, to reduce risks
Speaker: Candice Zarr – Candice Zarr is an independent IT Management Consultant specializing in the delivery of particularly challenging programs and projects. She has worked on Wall Street, academia, transportation, and consumer goods companies in the U.S. and U.K. Candice is a former adjunct professor at NYU for the Software Engineering program. She was recently invited to speak in London on Making Change Sustainable, and webinars on Organizational Changes to Remote Working.
We will have a speaker for the first half (45 minutes) of the session and break into discussion groups for the second half.
Teams will always be an essential part of the workplace, especially when the workplace is remote. This WITS: Women in Tech: Stamford meetup explored ways to engage and build teams virtually. Our guest speaker was IT executive and Agile evangelist, Mia McCroskey, who spoke about "Building and Maintaining Virtual Teams." Mia has managed multiple Agile teams and has worked remotely for years. She discussed maintaining team culture and best practices and tools for remote teambuilding. Watch the recorded session.
Career setbacks come in many forms — you're passed over for a promotion, a major project implodes, you're officially reprimanded, or worse, you're flat-out fired. For most IT professionals, it's not a matter of if there will be a setback, but when and how often your career suddenly shifts into reverse.
If that’s not enough, the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recession have created a wave of layoffs and furloughs, heightened uncertainty and re-assessment, and widespread job insecurity across the Tri-State area.
Join Women with WITS on June 17, for an informative and interactive Meetup about Overcoming Career Obstacles. Anne LaPerla, Senior Program Manager, Information Security at Gartner, will share her own story about overcoming career obstacles in her early tech career, and how she made the most of a bad situation. Then, we'll break out into smaller groups where participants can share specific stories and questions about their career setbacks and find solutions to their career obstacles.
With over 645 million members, LinkedIn has become the must-use social platform to distinguish yourself and your company to generate business. Susan Catalano is the founder of JQLaCorte, a full-service LinkedIn consultancy that assists companies, business owners, and professionals to market and grow their businesses. She’ll share surefire strategies to optimize your personal LinkedIn profile and leverage the platform to create a professional, engaging, and client-centric LinkedIn presence. You don’t want to miss this!