How to break into the tech industry and create a rewarding career
WORK180 asked leading women in IT about their top tips and advice for anyone interested in growing a career in technology.
So, you want to get into tech? Well, now’s the right time. With new innovations impacting just about every aspect of our lives, tech-based companies are experiencing massive growth, and that’s creating some really amazing opportunities. But there’s another reason to be thinking about a career in tech. More than ever, smart organisations are recognising that a combination of transferable skills and life experience often delivers better outcomes than qualifications alone. WORK180 asked women in the industry to share their advice on entering the tech sector and succeeding when you get there. They come from some of the most progressive organisations in the WORK180 network, so make sure you check out their workplace initiatives and job opportunities.
SO, YOU WANT TO GET INTO TECH? WELL, NOW’S THE RIGHT TIME.
With new innovations impacting just about every aspect of our lives, tech-based companies are experiencing massive growth, and that’s creating some really amazing opportunities.
But there’s another reason to be thinking about a career in tech. More than ever, smart organisations are recognising that a combination of transferable skills and life experience often delivers better outcomes than qualifications alone.
Ask yourself … Are you a great problem solver? Do you have high emotional intelligence? Maybe your strength is communication or time management.
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Whatever it is, companies are committed to building diverse and inclusive teams, and to attract great people, they’re offering employee benefits that go above and beyond industry standards.
So where to start? First you need to identify the companies that know how to look after employees and their careers. You can find this information in our Endorsed Employer pages.
Next, it’s worth listening to what women who work in tech have to say.
To facilitate this, we asked some inspiring women to share their advice on entering the tech sector and succeeding when you get there. They come from some of the most progressive organisations in our network, so make sure you check out their workplace initiatives and job opportunities.
And lastly, just go for it. Who knows what opportunities are waiting for someone just like you!
ind a sponsor – Sponsoring is very personal. Build relationships with leaders that you respect and are influential, ideally in your direct team who know your ambition and can support your development.
Ask for feedback – It may feel awkward at first, but once you’re in the habit, you can take it for the constructive development it is.
Trust your intuition – Don’t be afraid to challenge (respectfully) things you believe in or disagree on, hold yourself accountable too and don’t dwell on outcomes. A supportive team is one that collaborates and nurtures each other. And at a more senior point in your career, make it your mission to curate great culture in your teams!
Noel Williams, Partner – Technology Risk & Cyber Security, KPMG
If you find that you have to pretend to be someone that you are not, in order to fit in at an organisation – then walk away and find a better place to work! Be your own authentic self, and don’t apologise for it. We are all different and bring different skills and experience to the table. However, there is nothing wrong with selectively adopting successful behaviours, habits or traits from people you admire – constantly adapting to a changing environment means we are growing each and every day.
Ila Lessing, Director – Technology Business Management (acting), NSW Roads & Maritime Services (RMS)
Find a number of mentors. I’m fortunate to have trusted mentors, some managers and some peers. While no two career paths are going to be the same, a great mentor will give you opportunities to learn. It’s up to you to be willing to accept these opportunities and step outside of your comfort zone. There will be others around to help you, make sure you utilise the help!
Fleur Wiley, Senior Manager in Technology Consulting, PwC
Understand your strengths and challenges, both from a technical and interpersonal skills – do I like coding more than designing? Do I like selling more than solving? Once you have identified your strengths, pursue it, as you are more likely to be successful in the area that you are already good at.
Set a 1-3-5-10 year plan, remember it’s a plan to set the goal post, not a mandate. Don’t forget to take calculated risks, take on challenges, learn new technology, and change architecture if you feel that it’s right for you and that trends have shifted.
Sora Cho, Manager Customer Success Specialist, Customer Experience, Cisco
The tech industry can offer an incredibly rewarding career, and it’s important for women to get involved and put themselves out there. A great first step is to present your work on a public platform like GitHub and show the world what you’re capable of. Technology is constantly evolving, and by remaining hungry to learn new languages and technology stacks, there is no limit to what you can achieve.
Lavanya Gowri, Software Developer, Liberty Financial
Don’t listen to the word “no”. Throughout my career, I’ve had countless people tell me I wasn’t suited to work in IT, saying things like, “Why would you want to do that? That’s not the role for you.” Don’t listen to it. Follow your passions.
You don’t need every qualification to apply for a role in IT, it’s more about having the right attitude, mindset, and willingness to learn to succeed in this industry.
Get rid of the imposter syndrome, the psychological experience of feeling like you don’t deserve your success. By overcoming these fears and doubts, you’ll be able to pursue opportunities outside your comfort zone – and that’s where the magic happens.
Don’t try to be one of the boys – be yourself.
Estelle Ivory, Client Delivery Director, Optus
You don’t have to be the smartest person in the room. I wish someone had told me that earlier in my career. At high school and university, I spent a lot of energy on competing with the crowd and being hard on myself because of challenges with dyslexia. But it didn’t take me too long to realise and play to my strengths of data and coding in SQL. I found that with these skills as my foundations, I can work through any changes faced in this scary fast technology changing world. Foundations are FUNdamental!
Tamzyn Bielecka, Information and Data Manager, BP
My advice is to grasp opportunities as they arise and be flexible in the roles you take. Technology is extremely broad and there are many roles that don’t require deep technical expertise. Key skills are stakeholder management, the ability to communicate technical solutions to non-technical people and being able to influence and negotiate well. Soft skills, such as communication, teamwork and problem solving are equally as important as technical skills. Key skills that are transferable across any technology area include business analysis, project management and change management, which covers training and communications.
Sara Braund, VP Digital Operations, South32
What can folks do to be successful in tech? The secret to success is to learn how to learn, to develop empathy, and to learn how to communicate. Mastering these skills is a lifelong pursuit; at every stage of your career, you’ll revisit these core abilities and adapt them to your new role.
Mentorship is critical to growth. No one is born ready to be a Product Manager or Designer or Engineer. We all need role models, people who trust us, give us the feedback we need, and push us, sometimes even before we feel we are ready. And then we need to remember to honor the generosity of our mentors by stepping up to coach others.
Sadie Stoumen, VP, Product, Redbubble
It was a big decision for me to move from professional services into tech, but it has been one that I’ve never regretted! Three things were key for me, firstly asking myself “why tech”? I could see the increasing role that tech was playing in driving business strategy and I wanted to get involved. Next, having the opportunity to “do the doing” on the client side, I knew this would add to my learning and experience for the future. Lastly, by being able to leverage my consulting network, I was able to find the right opportunity for me. That was 4 years ago now, I’m so pleased I had the courage then, because I’ve never looked back.
Aimee Lindfield, IT Business Delivery Partner, Lion
Be brave! In my experience, women tend to shy away from asking specifically what they want or need. Ask! Don’t expect that things will just happen – they won’t.
Tech is a fun space. At Infosys we’re doing it all — from transforming enterprises with 5G technology to reimagining the game of Tennis — who knows what’s next.
Surround yourself with inspiring people every day – mentors, role models – it helps a lot. And remember, you are only limited by your own barriers.
Semra Barutchu, Vice-President Infosys & Head, Engineering Services Asia, Infosys
My first piece of advice is to connect with someone who works in tech and watch what they do. If you can find a mentor, even better. This will give you insights into how IT roles work and what opportunities are available to you. I’d also suggest doing your homework before applying for jobs. I’m lucky to enjoy flexible working arrangements with a really supportive organisation, and that has allowed me to juggle my career and the demands of a growing family. I started out as a developer, but now lead a team of 30 developers, analysts and project managers. The opportunity to solve problems, both creatively and analytically is really rewarding.
An interview with Jana Marle-Zizkova, Co-founder and MD of ‘She Loves Data’
Our world is a completely data and tech-driven world. Global experts say the Fourth Industrial Revolution is already here – a complete technological revolution that will influence and impact all aspects of our societies and communities. Women need to be ready and start investing in the technological skills they need for the future – today.
There are women throughout Asia who are hungry to have their voices on tech and data heard. But many of them feel nervous or hesitant to jump ‘all in’ and pursue a career in the industry. Many women hide their passions and skills for analytics, data science and data visualization, without the support necessary to flourish and fully realize their career aspirations.
Wire19 recently interviewed Jana Marle-Zizkova, Co-founder and MD of She Loves Data, to learn how her organization is getting more women interested in data, and inspiring them to pursue careers in data and tech.
1. To begin with, give us a brief about She Loves Data. Where did this all started and how the idea popped up in your mind?
The tech and data industry is one I have personally been involved with for more than 20+ years – and over those two decades, as the popularity of the industry has grown, so too has my revelation that not enough women are seated at the ‘tech’ table. In 2016, I experienced a defining career moment. We were running a data hackathon event – and again, had an almost all-male turnout. I turned around to see Czechitas, a company setting up courses in Europe for women to learn about data and tech and that was a lightbulb moment.
We should start something similar in Singapore. When we posted information about our first data workshop for women in Singapore – the results completely blew us away. Within a few days, we had almost 500 ladies registered. And the response wasn’t a one-off. The situation was the same wherever we took the idea – Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and beyond.
Two years on, and our global not-for-profit organization She Loves Data has grown into an online community of more than 5,000 women located not only in Asia, but in many other parts of the world – and it’s only the beginning.
2. You strongly debate the role of women in technology. Please elaborate in context of data, technology and analytics.
Our world is a completely data and tech-driven world. Global experts say the Fourth Industrial Revolution is already here – a complete technological revolution that will influence and impact all aspects of our societies and communities. As women, we need to be ready and start investing in the technological skills we need for the future – today. Data is everywhere – not just in the tech industry – and we can maximize it for our advantage. There are women throughout Asia who are hungry to have their voices on tech and data heard.
I also know that many of us may feel nervous or hesitant to jump ‘all in’ and pursue a career in the industry. Many women hide their passions and skills for analytics, data science and data visualization, without the support necessary to flourish and fully realize their career aspirations. Now, more than ever before, I am convinced we need more women in tech and data in Asia – industries that can be, for the most part, dominated by males worldwide.
Women have skills and abilities to bring to the industry that don’t currently exist. Diversity is important to excel and drive better results. In fact, data and digital literacy are one of the foremost skills we as women need in our ever-growing, globalized world.
3. How do you help women who want to make it big in data analytics and learn its specifics? Do you have any workshops or similar training sessions?
There is a shortage of data analytics and data scientists and by building up the community, we hope to help bridge this shortage by getting more women interested in data. She Loves Data is all about empowering women to take their place at the tech table. Our organization inspires women to pursue careers in data & tech, and helps them be bold in their pursuit of a new career.
We provide education and events across Australia and Asia for women to get their bearing, learn the foundations of data analytics & business intelligence and find their #DataTribe. The one-day free workshops we started with were incredibly popular, and we soon realized we had so many women from so many different walks of life joining. It gave me the revelation that our movement was not only about data-related knowledge, it was also about breaking industry-related barriers that different cultures placed on women. We worked hard to inspire all women, by introducing teaching to help women succeed in business, and as people.
Women should be empowered to pursue their dreams and get the careers they want. Our workshops now start to help women step out of defined boundaries, develop a growth mindset, define their personal brands and build resilience. These skills are applicable in all careers. So, when you invest in a global community of women in tech by joining She Loves Data and attending our events, you’re also investing in yourself.
4. Do you have branches in any other countries too?
She Loves Data is a regional movement covering Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Jakarta and Hong Kong. In 2019, we will be expanding into Malaysia and the Philippines. We plan to start activities outside of Asia in 6-9 months.
5. How is the data and analytics industry evolving and why it’s good for women to enter into this field?
By all accounts, the international landscape has become a completely data and tech-driven world. There will be unprecedented technological breakthroughs in the very near future that all of us (both male and female) need to be equipped to manage and support.
Global research shows that teams with more diversity perform better. We know that males and females bring different ideas, backgrounds, perspectives, learnings, skills and innovation to the table – which can broaden horizons, expand effectiveness and improve our industries and societies.
A future guided by tech and data is inevitable. We need men and women to steer the world forward and continue to create, innovate and establish. But in order to achieve that, we need to start supporting women to develop tech and data skills – in a variety of different ways from workplace culture to accessibility to education, growing tech communities, ensuring collaboration, developing inclusivity and helping more women access the opportunity to play a key role in our global future.
6. You also conduct several women-oriented events based on the theme of data. Please let us know about few of those upcoming events.
All our upcoming events across Asia and Australia are posted online at shelovesdata.com, and our Facebook page – facebook.com/shelovesdata. We partner with many organizations globally to deliver a variety of tech and data workshops, bootcamps, business workshops and more. Check our pages online for the latest events coming in 2019! As we speak we are working on plans for exciting 2019.
7. What do you think Is the importance of data in digital marketing. Elaborate in context of your Asia’s First & Only Digital Bootcamp in Malaysia.
The two-day Bootcamp empowered more than 40 female entrepreneurs in Malaysia, focusing on upskilling attendees on critical aspects of business success: good branding and digital marketing. She Loves Data was proud to be one of three tech partners supporting the event. I presented a session on the importance of data and marketing at the Bootcamp.
The event was organized by FEM (Female Entrepreneurs Movement) – we were thrilled to join forces, supporting women in the region to boost or change their careers. My session was focused on embracing data in marketing – helping female entrepreneurs build and harness a single-customer-view in business.
Regarding data in digital marketing – many professionals in marketing have been trained in traditional marketing. Our global future will ensure that data is not just an important factor in digital marketing – but in fact it will be the centerpiece.
Data is the ‘new black’ in business. Businesses need to harness data to maximize their digital marketing activities for real success. Consumers expect organizations to speak to them in a targeted way – and businesses need to interpret their data correctly in order to enhance their decision making and relationships with consumers.
8. Why did you chose to be a non-profit organization?
I started She Loves Data to help women worldwide, with the firm belief that more women are needed across the tech and data industries globally. Our non-profit gives women access to the skills, support and opportunities necessary for great careers in tech and data.
We are proud to be an international not-for-profit – She Loves Data is all about empowering women to take their place at the tech table. She Loves Data is proudly supported by tech startup Meiro. Meiro is a Customer Data Platform, available globally, working to revolutionize how companies manage and activate one of their most valuable assets: first-party data.
9. Any plans for expansion in the upcoming year?
Yes, She Loves Data will be expanding to Malaysia and the Philippines in 2019 – get ready, girls!
Suggested reading: “By 2022, carriers that do not transform will be stuck with an outdated operating model and legacy mindset.”— Philippe Millet, i3forum
10. Please share a message for the female readers who aspire to make it big in the big data world out there.
Getting involved with She Loves Data is more than signing up for the latest business advice for data and tech – it’s about joining a #DataTribe, a community of other like-minded women to help grow and advance your interest and careers in the tech and data industry.
Joining the She Loves Data #datatribe is about joining an international community – a community that is inclusive, supportive, strong, non-judgmental and provides a space for women to truly invest in, and develop, their gifts and skills in tech and data. Together, we can break barriers and build relationships and friendships to last a lifetime.
My message for female readers is to embrace the unknown! Always be curious to learn and open yourself to learn new things in the tech and data industries. If you aspire to make it big in the big data world, look for mentors and ask people for help – don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for advice – women who have built careers in this industry are eager to share their knowledge and give back. Remember, it is never too late to learn!
Sisters are hacking it for themselves
Networking events that are organised exclusively for women in the technology industry are on the rise, dispelling the prevailing view that women are unempowered in this male-dominated industry.
For Ms Jana Marle-Zizkova, the co-founder of non-profit group She Loves Data, such events go beyond swopping business cards and names.
As a facilitator for Ladies Night at Kilo, a regular networking event organised by digital retraining firm General Assembly Singapore and nightclub Kilo Lounge, Mrs Marle-Zizkova observed that many attendees were in the midst of switching industries. Touching base with other women in similar situations allows them to “support each other, create mentoring circles and attend professional events together”, she said.
At the ladies’ night event she facilitated last November, Mrs Marle-Zizkova met about 10 to 15 women who later took part in She Loves Data workshops and meet-ups.
Apart from its regular ladies’ night events, General Assembly Singapore also hosted a breakfast event commemorating International Women’s Day on March 8, in partnership with SGInnovate and artificial intelligence firm Appier. On the agenda was a discussion on how companies could nurture a culture of inclusivity at the workplace.
Not only do women-only networking events provide a launch pad for women venturing into tech-related industries, they may also give a lift to those who are building their own tech start-ups.
To this end, the Singapore chapter of global non-profit group Girls in Tech launched a boot camp in April. Designed for women looking to grow their own start-ups, the boot camp focused on developing business skills such as crafting pitches and winning over angel investors.
Ms Antoinette Patterson, founder of counselling app Safe Space, was one of 30 participants at the boot camp. With a background in digital advertising, she is no stranger to the ad tech start-up scene.
Joining the boot camp helped her take her app past the prototype stage. The camp also gave her an insight into the business models that worked best for her app, as well as the revenue streams she could tap.
On the need for women-only networking events, Ms Patterson said: “At mixed-gender networking events, some women may feel insecure about their credentials compared with their male counterparts, even if they are highly qualified.”
This sense of belonging – or lack of – was also the driving force behind Ms Nurul Jihadah Hussain’s decision to start Singapore’s first women-only hackathon last year with her team at volunteer-run organisation The Codette Project.
“Traditionally, during a hackathon, you could be drinking beer at 2am while hacking your idea. It’s not welcoming for people of different age groups and with families,” she said.
The project’s youngest participant last year was just nine years old and its oldest was 45.
The second edition of the hackathon will take place this weekend during family-friendly hours, with the event ending no later than 9pm. A designated area will be set aside for child-minding, although participants of the hackathon have yet to request for this service.
Ms Salina Ibrahim, a product lead in the mobile communications and technology industry, clocks two to three hours every week volunteering at The Codette Project. “Women have been significantly under-represented in the tech industry. Men, on the other hand, benefit from the legacy of the ‘boys’ club,” she said.
Women-only groups “help empower women to get to a level playing ground”, given how the lack of women in most boardrooms means they have to always work harder to prove themselves or get themselves heard, she added.
She Loves Data opens in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
We are growing She Loves Data presence in South East Asia!
On May 2nd we launched the first workshop in Malaysia – our signature “Intro to data” session for women.
And it was quite a special day at Asia Pacific University that hosted us. You can see the whole photo gallery here.
We had the largest number of attendees on the Intro to Data –112 ladies who registered plus a few others who got in to listen to Quinn and Steve – the total number was at 115!
At the same time, we had the lowest no-show rate ever – 11%. To put this is a context, at other locations we usually see 20-40% no-shows for our workshops. In KL we had to bring in extra chairs to squeeze everyone in!
We were humbled by many words of appraisal for the workshop quality and gratitude for bringing the She Loves Data community to Malaysia: “… the session exceeded my expectations and I left feeling positive and energized, …loved the flow of the workshop and appreciate the experience sharing session”, “…thank you for a great learning experience.”
This workshop would not have happened without one of my #DataTribe sisters, Anila Fredericks from Telstra. One more sincere thank you to Anila, her Telstra team, amazing SG & MY team from JetBrains, Steve from Minerra, APU and last, but not least my colleagues at Meiro for supporting this incredible data-loving community!
A special hug to Nelya Shakirova for keeping this all under control.
We are busy to prepare for the next session in Malaysia. Stay tuned while we are setting up the local volunteering group. Contact Arpita Chopra in KL if you want to help out.
Looking back at the incredible 2018 at Shelovesdata
This post was originally intended to blend into your feed full of new year’s reflections, hashtag blessed and hashtag humbled, so please do excuse the late submission. I am usually little reluctant to write these because where we are right now I still feel like we haven’t even grown out of the diapers and we are just scratching the surface of what’s possible. But then I saw these stats that our amazing team pulled. Because you know, SHE LOVES DATA.
In 2018 we grew our presence to 5 countries, totaling 6 cities. Our email list grew to 7,000 and we have met more than half of you in person, which is so amazing. Our online social community grew to over 12,000 strong and it keeps on growing. If you haven’t yet, do follow us on Instagram, Linkedin or Facebook, but most importantly get onto to our Facebook group where the magic really happens! Our family of super committed volunteers grew to 23 so expect great things this year! Importantly last year, we doubled the number of workshops to 30 per year, with an average of 60,4 workshop attendees and unique 1851 check-ins. (I still struggle to understand how the 0.4 person made it to the the venue though). The really important marker for us here was that we really expanded the offering and tested over 11 different workshops, ranging from soft skills to programming to data and the feedback has been great on a majority of these and we can’t wait to bring to more cities. The highlight of the year was most definitely the jam-packed two-day marathon at the Big Data World in Singapore where we hosted two full days of great panel discussion talks and hands-on workshops where over 2000 unique visitors came to take part! The number of female visitors grew with 102% compare to the last year’s figures, greatly over exceeding our goals and expectations. We also got some love from media this year, like this article! Most importantly these figures above are real people, real stories and very real growth and learning, not some random marketing campaign results. And this makes us very happy.
What we are planning this year
2019 is starting with a bang! Just in Q1 alone we have 5 workshops already planned in Singapore, choose from R for beginners, work on your Public speaking skills, do our Intro to Data, recurring signature workshop with thousands of graduates, attend Data for Executives if that’s your jam or Marketing Technology and Data, the choice is yours and as always, all of these are absolutely free! Sydney is hosting Intro to data in February, Melbourne, Auckland and Jakarta in March (TBC), Hong Kong again in the week of March 17th! Also we will open up in Malaysia with our first Intro to Data workshop in Kuala Lumpur in Q2! Do check out the event listings page to learn more.
If you have been to one of these, do us a favor and share the upcoming workshops with your friends and leave us a review on our Facebook page, they really do help! Like Janice did..
“You can feel safe coming to attend She loves data. Without much IT knowledge, knowing nothing about coding, programming or data science, what you fear most when you want to sign up for such event is to be there and feel lost or ridicule. The next fear is that there may be sales talk after sales talk for expensive courses.
Well, fear not, none of the above happened. This is the FIRST workshop pertaining to Data I’ve attended after deliberating for about 2 years to venture out and learn more. I am so glad I’ve attended. The workshop has given me the confidence to want to learn more.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank Jana for being such a wonderful host, the effort of the whole team, the patience and dedication of Quinn and Steve. Thank you. ? It is a day well spent!”
“I was looking for a career in the data and tech industry. When Shelovesdata in Singapore organized a workshop in R programming, I signed up to upskill myself. In addition to benefiting from the clear and engaging lessons, I was surprised to also meet a supportive network of women, who selflessly shared knowledge, events, and jobs about data and tech.
Eventually, my instructor knew of a colleague who was hiring, and she helpfully referred me to him. I eventually landed a position as a Data Architect, despite having zero background in the industry. Thank you #shelovesdata for paving my way to a career in data and tech!”
We are looking for help
If the workshop plans are not impressive enough for a volunteer-run organization where all of us have adult jobs, Instagram accounts to attend to and otherwise, hold your breath because we are not stopping there. Through the power of the network and the diaspora of our volunteers. we are also gearing to open up in Los Angeles, Brazil and South Africa. I know right!? In all seriousness, we do have big goals and limited resources so if you’d like to help in any capacity, offer your skills, time, connections or trust fund, we would love to chat, so don’t hesitate to connect with anyone of us or drop a note to [email protected].
Co-Founder at Meiro.io & Shelovesdata.com| Customer data platform | Data integration
Currently based in Sydney you might most likely run into him at some airport. Pavel is in charge of Meiro’s sales and marketing and in spare time geeks out on chess, boxing and history.
SINGAPORE – 22 AUGUST – She Loves Data & DBL – Personal Branding & Growth Mindset
She Loves Data and Development Beyond Learning (DBL) are delighted to partner to champion women to develop their full potential and to orientate themselves into new and growing industries and create more diversity and inclusivity in the workforce.
As industries grow and are ever-changing, the need for companies to ensure diversity and inclusion and foster diversity of thought is ever increasing. She Loves Data focuses on equipping women to be successful in an increasingly data-driven world supported by our community of like-minded women and DBL’s programs aimed at developing soft skills enables individuals to develop behaviours and mindsets, identify strength areas, create awareness of alternative career options, and coach them through the change process.
Together we offer the opportunity for women to Learn, explore alternative career options, and equip them with the soft skills and (community) support to help them on their journey of change.
To Launch our partnership with Development Beyond Learning (DBL) we are presenting an exciting workshop on 22 August 2018 (2-4:30pm) focused on:
Generating your Personal Brand and adopting a Growth Mindset
With social media making our lives more transparent, a competitive marketplace and personal development high on individual and business agendas – brand has never been more important for us to stand out.
A great personal brand is authentic, visible, consistent, reliable and resilient – in person, on paper and online. It’s about bringing who you are to what you do and how you do it. If we don’t willingly create this, others will do it for us – and that’s not a risk worth taking!
How you deal with setbacks, critical feedback or new challenges is also part of your Personal Brand.
We all have the ability to choose the way we think, and how we act accordingly. Adopting an optimal ‘growth’ mindset by recognising our ‘fixed’ mindset triggers, can help to consciously choose more helpful, positive beliefs – and therefore behaviours – that align with what we want to be known for.
Join us for an interactive session and learn how to:
- Identify attributes you want to be known for
- Consciously cultivate a personal brand that reflects your core values
- Identify actions for actively communicating your personal brand
- Identify opportunities or areas of life that are important to you, that will benefit from developing a stronger growth mindset
As we launch this offer a special promotion price for She Loves Data Community members: $60 (normal price: $100)
About Development Beyond Learning (DBL)
In today’s world, Everyone is organisations continue to be impacted by increasing volatility in the markets, ever-changing customer needs and technology-led disruptions. The future of business and the future of work is changing fast which means all of us need to become more so people have to be adaptable, effective and collaborate more than ever! And further developing your Soft Skills are a critical part of this , meaning soft skills are critical.
Development Beyond Learning (DBL) are passionate about learning and development, and have specialised in training the leaders of tomorrow for the last decade and a half – 2018 marks our 13th year. We understand how to help you develop the right soft skills and prepare you for the design and futureproof businesses and careers to ensure the talent required is attracted and retained, to succeed in the workplace of the future and for you to future-proof your career. .
About She Loves Data
She Loves Data was born out of the belief that women have many talents, virtues and value to bring to the table when it comes to data, technology, and analytics. We are passionate about Education and Community and the magic that happens when you bring people together. She Loves Data educates women and equips them with the relevant knowledge and skills they need to transform their personal and professional lives. Our local communities provide a safe space for women to come together to learn, connect, and support each other.
Our signature “Introduction to Data Analytics” workshop provides women from all walks of life the opportunity to learn the very basics of data analytics from experts, no experience required, with the aim to encourage more women to consider a career in data analytics, where diversity is so needed!
She Loves Data provides workshop for women from all walks of life to teach them the very basics of data analytics, no prior experience required. All our courses are taught by subject-matter experts, active in the fileds of Data Analytics, Data Science and/or Data Visualisation.
Through our workshops we aim to increase the Data Literacy amongst women and that are interested in pursuing a career in Data/Tech to get started.
Our signature workshop She Loves Data: Introduction to Data Analytics is free for all and teaches the logics and thinking behind ….
Other workshops we provide are Advanced Data Visualization, Digital Marketing Basics that build upon the knowledge gained during our introductory workshop and teach women practical skills that they can apply immediate in their current roles.
She Loves Data is also partnering with Development Beyond Learning (DBL) to offer DBL’s Future Skills Suite of programs, tools and resources.
DBL delivers unique, multi-faceted development programs for leaders, manager and young professionals that enlighten, engage and empower participants and their managers. DBL’s programs are high impact for participants, geographically scalable and responsive to changing business needs.
DBL’s Future Skills are a suite of programs, tools and resources for talents undergoing change and career reorientation –including workshops, digital content, on-the-job action learning, business projects, leader engagement , measurement and reporting.
Together we are creating unique programs bringing together Technical and Essential skills to equip participants with all the skills necessary to transform and be successful in a fast changing environment as the Data/Tech eco-system.