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Women Transforming Tech

Women make up over half of the US workforce, but hold only 26% of computing roles—a statistic that continues to decline. We at LinkedIn Learning are actively trying to change this and so can you. 

If we stay the current course, we will not be able to keep up with the demand to innovate, or worse, we may build the wrong products. 

The tech community has the opportunity to create something vibrant and representative of the diversity of our society, but we need diversity at the table—from the earliest stages of product ideation through to product ship.

This is not an easy challenge to overcome. However, women in technology are coming together all over the world with initiatives to lend a hand to more women navigating this career path. 

Here are five career strategies essential to my journey to VP of Engineering for LinkedIn Learning along with courses taught by other leading women in tech

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Each year, the New York Women in Communications hosts an event for students, featuring communications professionals speaking on a range different topics. More than 200 students attend to get career tips on various aspects in the communication fields, ranging from entrepreneurship to marketing to scholarships and financial wellness.

Thank you to our host: Twitter

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 3:30pm-8pm
Location: Twitter NYC HQ, 249 West 17th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue


3:30 PM-4:00PM – Registration Opens, Heavy Hors D’oeurves & Mocktails
4:00 PM-5:00 PM – Welcome/Keynote
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM –  Session A Panels6:00 PM-6:45 PM – Session B Panels7:00 PM-7:45 PM – Final Panel
7:45 PM-8:00 PM – Close

Attendees will be required to choose one panel from Session A and one panel from Session B. All attendees will participate in the Final Panel.

Session A: 5:15-6 p.m.

Panel 1: The Digital-First Journalism of Newspapers, Magazines and Web Content
While journalism schools may still teach the basics of newspaper reporting and magazine editing, the industry has made an enormous shift from the printing press to the CMS. Hear panelists discuss what it’s like to work in digital-first journalism, how they got their first jobs out of college, what skills are necessary to thrive and where the industry is headed next.

Panel 2: TV, Audio, & Film in the Streaming Age
Podcasts, movies, even entire television series — it’s all on demand at our fingertips. But what was it like before Netflix, Hulu and Spotify, and where is the industry going? Here, our panelists will share their experiences breaking into the television, radio, and film industries, and discuss how to make connections, the types of jobs available for recent grads, and more.

Panel 3: A Day in the Life: PR, Marketing and Corporate Communications
What’s a typical day like for publicists, marketing pros and corporate communications execs? From writing a press release that gets an editor to open the email to creative campaigns that span multiple channels, hear panelists discuss the challenges of this changing industry, the key to keeping clients happy and what could be expected of execs in the coming years.

Session B: 6-6:45 p.m.

Panel 1: Landing Your First Job: Tips from the Other Side of the Table
Landing your first job after school is no small feat, but a little preparation (and confidence!) goes a long way. Our speakers will reveal what really makes a candidate stand out, how to nail even the trickiest interview questions, and the skills that recent grads need to have to get a foot in the door and impress the hiring manager.

Panel 2: How to Use Social Media to Find Success in Your Career
From job postings on LinkedIn and Facebook to making the right connections on Twitter and finding inspiration and motivation on Instagram, social media can be an asset to your career if you know how to use it the right way. Hear our panelists discuss the do’s and don’ts of creating professional profiles, ways to maximize your online network, tips for managing every channel and more so that you can start scrolling your way to success.

Panel 3: Build Relationships Like a Pro: A Guide to Networking
From the students you sit next to in class to the internship coordinator at the office, everyone around you is an integral part of your network. Our speakers will offer tips and tricks for growing those relationships, building new ones, finding a mentor and securing a squad that’ll support you in your career for years to come.

Final Panel: 7-7:45 p.m.

A Guide to Being a Boss: The Leaders of NYWICI
Join a powerhouse group of NYWICI leaders for a master class on leadership and career development. These women have risen to the top of their fields in a rapidly transforming industry, and they’ve paved the way for the next generation. In this candid conversation, they’ll pass along their best actionable advice, lessons and “real talk” for those starting out on their own career journeys.

Check out last year’s program here


Please note there will be no refunds on cancellations after Monday, November 5.

Early Bird Pricing
Please note that early bird pricing will end on October 15

$60 Student members
$100 Student non-members
$85 Young Professional members
$135 Young Professional non-members
$60 Academic Faculty/Staff member
$100 Academic Faculty/Staff non-member
$135 Professionals

Regular Registration Pricing
This pricing will be in effect after October 15

$70 Student member
$110 Student non-member
$95 Young Professional member
$145 Young Professional non-member
$70 Academic Faculty/Staff member
$110 Academic Faculty/Staff non-member
$145 Professionals

For Student Non-Members Only:
$125 for Conference Admission + a NYWICI Student Membership!

For Young Professional Non-Members Only:
$200 for Conference Admission + a NYWICI Young Professionals Membership!

Save $15 per student when you register as a group of 10+ individuals!

For questions or if you’d like to register a group, please contact Anna at

Please note: No refunds will be given after 5PM on Monday, November, 11.register hereregister here

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