December 5, 2019
Margaret Laffan, Lorry Tang, TalentSeer
On December 5th in Sunnyvale, California, TalentSeer hosted a career development event for Women in Big Data SF Bay Area. Regina and Margaret kicked off the event, welcoming a room of ~ 50 guests.
Next, Lorry Tang, Director of Talent at TalentSeer stepped us through a rockstar mini-masterclass on how to evaluate a start-up employment offer. She provided concrete advice including how to calculate the value of equity that she uses when advising her clients. She also helped define the start-up lifecycle and its stages, based on funding cycles.
Here are some highlights from Lorry’s presentation:
Get the full slide deck from the podcast at Robin.ly.
The last segment of the evening was an engaging panel discussion moderated by Margaret, featuring:
The discussion included topics such as:
Visit Robin.ly to download presentation slides and access a podcast of the event (video coming soon): https://www.robinly.info/post/diversity-career-meetup-making-the-right-career-move-how-to-assess-a-startup-offer.
About the Women in Big Data and TalentSeer partnership
The partnership has a commitment to organizing exclusive events that facilitate career advancement in AI for underrepresented groups. When we came together earlier this year to discuss our collaboration and partnership, we both recognized (through many of the women we knew in our networks) that there can be a hesitancy for women to look at startups, given ambiguous information regarding equity, the risk/reward metrics, and many not-often discussed issues on what it takes to be successful in a startup versus a corporate/more established company.
TalentSeer believes that de-mystifying the process and creating an environment to learn and ask experienced female leaders in the startup community can encourage more women to seriously assess joining one. Thus, our initial event was conceived.
We are planning a number of events in 2020 to continue these discussions. We believe that starting this type of conversation, learning from each other, educating ourselves, and keeping an open and growth mindset will encourage more women to jump into AI and Big Data startups and have incredible experiences that, regardless of outcome, will drive new levels of growth and bring more diversity into the tech space.
Thank you, TalentSeer-Robin.ly for a stellar evening, particularly Shannon Ma, Lorry Tang, and Margaret Laffan for pulling together the content, panelists, and pizza! And thank you Alex Ren for being an ally.
TalentSeer is the fastest-growing AI talent platform in the U.S., providing integrated talent acquisition, market research, and employer branding services. With an engaged AI community, Robin.ly, an innovative AI recruiting approach, and deep domain knowledge, TalentSeer aims to be the go-to talent partner for companies at various stages. TalentSeer has a 200,000+ talent pool and helped with 100+ partners across autonomous driving, internet, finance, retail, and healthcare industries to build strong AI teams.