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Have you Power Posed?

For many of us, public speaking is scary. Clammy palms, shaky legs and that freaky feeling that your mind just went blank and you don’t remember a word of what you wanted to say in front of your audience….sound all too familiar?As it turns out, all these fears about public speaking are conquerable!  During the
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Launch of the Women in Big Data Chapter on the East Coast

Capital One sponsored the first event for the East Coast Chapter of the Women in Big Data on November 9th, 2016. Participants from across the D.C. metro area gathered in McLean, Virginia. New college hires and seasoned executive leaders came together to network, mentor, and show support for one another in the fast-paced field of
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“Life does not happen in batches …” introducing World of Streaming

There was a good turnout in the evening at this event, with speakers from MapR, Confluent and DataTorrent talking about streaming technology. Considering this was an evening after working hours, it was good to see a large, enthusiastic audience with almost equal representation of men and women. The audience was introduced to some key streaming
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What an AWESOME luncheon that was! Everyone raved about it.

Our Women in Big Data Meetup and Luncheon @ Strata+Hadoop World Conference was well attended and well received. We held the event on September 28, 2016 at Javits Center NYC in a beautiful venue, the River Pavilion, with an amazing view. Approximately 250 people attended the lunch, over 90% of whom were women. A big
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Let’s Make the Line to the Ladies Room Longer

The Women in Big Data Luncheon at Spark Summit 2016 in San Francisco on June 8th was a success! Over 100 guests attended—including (surprisingly) a good number of men this time! Despite initial challenges with the AV system, we managed to get going with a pure pink/purple color presentation to talk about our Women in
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WiBD Technical Training Workshop at MapR: Apache Drill & Apache Spark

Let’s kick off this blog post with a numbers game, shall we? The answer is: 50+ women, who also happen to be data geeks! Doing what, you’re wondering… that is the number of women who participated in the most recent technical training session organized by Women in Big Data forum. This all-day technical workshop on
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Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone to Supercharge Your Career

Driving by the Intel Santa Clara office, a sign caught Sudeepti Balepur’s eye. It was for the Design Thinking workshop being held that day. She remembered hearing about it from a colleague, and it had immediately sparked interest. Sudeepti’s work in the Custom Foundry Business Solutions Team at Intel had recently forayed into project management
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Design Thinking training for Women in Big Data

On April 21 Women in Big Data Forum hosted a Design Thinking training at Intel corporate headquarters in Santa Clara. 40+ women professionals got together to learn some stories in Design Thinking, understand and interpret Design Thinking model and learn to apply Design Thinking methodology hands on. Ziya Ma, Vice President of Intel Software &
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Did you miss the Women in Big Data Meetup/Luncheon on 3/30/16?

We held the Women in Big Data Meetup/Luncheon on March 30, 2016 at the Hilton San Jose, co-located with Strata+Hadoop World Conference. The Meetup included several great speakers: Yanbing Li, Sr. VP and GM of storage and availability BU at VMware and one of Business Insider’s most powerful engineers of 2015 Jill Dyche, speaker, author,
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Workforce Equality and Women in Big Data

Angela Gill, strategic business development manager at Intel, and Elizabeth Land, marketing consultant for Intel, sat down with John Furrier and Jeff Frick, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team at Strata + Hadoop World. The group discussed ways in which Intel and other tech companies are working to address workforce equality issues, as
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