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August 27, 2018

Workshop by Rebecca He

Rebecca He |  Software Engineer

Rebecca is a software engineer who builds products and communities.

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, Rebecca currently works on Firebase, Google’s mobile development platform. As an engineer who wears many hats, Rebecca develops intuitive user experiences, encrypts data to protect user privacy, and drives process changes to make the team more efficient. When she’s not coding, Rebecca leads workshops for the women in tech community and celebrates diversity by planning Asian cultural events.

In her free time, Rebecca persuaded herself and 12 of her friends to run a 5K. None of them like running, but they appreciate the challenge.

#IamRemarkable workshop

Companies benefit from diversity. Heterogeneous groups in companies foster flexibility, creativity, organizational and individual growth, and the ability to better adjust to market changes. And yet, women and minorities occupy only 31% of the board seats at Fortune 500 companies.

Research has shown that one of the hurdles of tackling this gap is practicing self promotion, that is vocally expressing achievement in the work environment. #IamRemarkable strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond. The initiative motivates participants to promote themselves in front of peers and management, thereby breaking gender related modesty norms and glass ceilings.

The 90 min workshop is divided into three parts:

  1. Data and research regarding self promotion and unconscious biases.
  2. Main exercises to help participants articulate their achievements and practice self promotion.
  3. Discussion and take home exercises.

#IamRemarkable strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thus breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. The 90 minute workshop will highlight to participants the importance of self promotion in their careers and provide them with the tools to start developing this skill.

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