VIRTUAL

Women in Tech Panel Series - Event #2

Empowering the Job Search 

Ideal for those looking to enter the tech industry (or enter into a technical role), we have the inside scoop on job-hunting, as the economic downturn has produced greater demand for fewer roles, making it all the more crucial to acquire this know-how. Whether you’re fresh out of university or looking to changes roles/industries later in your career.

Thursday October 13, 2022 @ 1pm ET / 12pm CT / 10am PT

Our Panelists

Founder, Ortus Talent
With a decade of experience in the world of recruitment and technology sales gained at global and leading recruitment agencies in London and Vancouver, Claudia decided to take the plunge and set up Ortus Talent, a dedicated technology sales and marketing focused agency in 2021. Ortus Talent partners with VC backed start-ups across Europe and North America.
Head of Growth, Gradient Works
Lily has over 10 years in building and leading tech sales teams. She is passionate about increasing diversity in tech sales and helping sales teams increase attainment via better territory design.
Executive Recruiter, Magna Search Group
Alicia recruits Executive and C-Level talent for hyper-growth startups across Canada and the United States (Seed, Series A - D) in a diverse range of industry verticals including SaaS & Technology (MarTech, FinTech, EdTech, AI/ML), and Gaming & Entertainment (PC, mobile, console). With a background in Post-Secondary Student Affairs, Alicia brings Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to the forefront of every company’s hiring priorities to ensure that exceptional talent is realized.

VP People, Smile
Jen Paxton (she/her/hers) heads up all things People and Recruiting at Smile as their VP, People. Over the past 10 years, she has developed a passion for building and scaling startups (3 of which led to successful acquisitions); giving employees the structure and support they need to flourish and grow. She loves coaching managers, fostering a feedback culture, and building programs that will help develop a sense of belonging. In addition to her full-time role as VP of People, she is Co-Founder of Jamyr a platform that scales video content for Recruiting and Onboarding. Jen is a mom of two girls, loves being outdoors, eating tacos, and drinking her weight in loose teas.

What can you expect to learn?

This event is for anyone looking to enter the tech industry, and as the economic downturn has produced greater demand for fewer roles, making it all the more crucial to acquire this know-how, whether you’re fresh out of university or looking to changes roles/industries later in your career.  Whatever your background, we're here to show you how to break into the tech industry for the first time.

In this event, we'll discuss:

1. Technical roles and non-technical roles are of course very different for hiring. What differences do you see? How can technical role applicants best show their skills during the hiring process? How can non-technical role applicants best show their skills during the hiring process?
2. What areas do you see women struggle with the most during the hiring process? And what would you recommend to them to overcome these challenges?
3. If you are a woman searching for a role in a new company, what should you look for to know if a company is fair, diverse, and empowers women?
4. Aside from “cold-applying” (applying to job postings directly, without other touch points with the company), what other strategies/methods can you use to differentiate yourself as a candidate or find roles that might not be advertised publicly?

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