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On Everyday Empowerment, Creating a Work Environment that is Beyond Equality and Living an Authentic Life

In Blog, Events, Speakers by Rachel Murray

May’s She+ Geeks Out event was hosted by EF Tours in their Cambridge office. Panelists shared their stories and advice around the evening’s theme: advocating for work empowerment and creating cultures that emphasize authenticity. Lilah Williams, Director, EF Educational Tours Lilah Williams from EF Tours kicked off the evening with her discussion around Everyday Empowerment. She started her career at …

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Meet Andrea DiCastro

In Blog, Speakers by Felicia Jadczak

Andrea DiCastro is the Head of Product for ARTA Shipping. She is a speaker at our May networking event with Bevi in NYC.  You can find Andrea on Twitter and Instagram at @acdm.      How (and when) did you get into your current field or company?I have been in the practice of product development since the dawn of the …

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Meet Patricia Arancibia

In Blog, Speakers by Felicia Jadczak

Patricia Arancibia is a senior digital media and growth strategist working independently in New York where she advises publishers, advertising agencies, content studios, brands, e-commerce companies and startups on digital content strategy, social media, product, audience development, consumer and user base growth. She has created strategies and trained publishing teams for clients such as Edelman, ADP, Hola, Mars, Trojan Brands, …

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Meet Leslie Coles, ED of Moms as Mentors & Director of Programs of VentureLab

In Blog, Speakers by Rachel Murray

Leslie Coles is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Moms as Mentors. Leslie also serves as the Director of Programs at VentureLab, a non-profit organization that is helping develop the next generation of innovators and changemakers through experiential entrepreneurship education. Leslie’s prior role was Director of Strategic Initiatives & Programs at the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, where she took the lead …

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Meet Tacita Morway, Senior Engineering Manager at Salsify

In Blog, Speakers by Felicia Jadczak

Tacita Morway is a Senior Engineering Manager at Salsify, where she works in support of a 25 person engineering team. She will be giving a talk titled “Criticism in the Workplace” at our April event at Salsify (tickets still available!). You can find and follow her on Twitter! Tacita earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Wellesley College, which she …

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Meet Kerry Robert, VP of People Operations at Velir

In Blog, Speakers by Felicia Jadczak

Kerry Robert is the VP of People Operations at Velir. She will be giving a talk titled “Leading during change… and other mistakes” at our April event at Salsify (tickets still available!). Kerry grew up in the small mill town of Woonsocket, RI and started her career in a diner there washing dishes at age 12.  Earning the confidence to pour …

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Meet Kathy Nolan

In Blog, Speakers by Felicia Jadczak

Kathy Nolan is a Corporate Attorney for Shoobx Inc. She gave a talk on teams composed of different specialties and training and how these teams can collaborate effectively, at our March networking event hosted by Toast. Kathy works with the founders of hundreds of early stage startups and helps them use Shoobx to create incorporation, founder shares, financing, stock incentive plan, board consents, IP and HR documents, just …

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On Writing With Purpose, Taking Control of Your Financial Destiny and Building Teams With the Help of Rubber Ducks.

In Blog, Events, Speakers by Rachel Murray

Effective communication: on writing with purpose, taking control of your financial destiny and building teams with the help of rubber ducks. March’s She+ Geeks Out event, sponsored by Toast, Inc. featured three speakers that shared advice and anecdotes about how effective communication can build successful teams. We heard about how written communication can be a tool for effective collaboration within …

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Meet Monica Hirst, Engineering Team Lead at Toast

In Blog, Speakers by Rachel Murray

Monica Hirst is Engineering Team Lead of Payment Processing at Toast. She gave a talk called “Use Your Words – Communication and Engineering” at our March event at the Hatch. Connect with her on Twitter!   How (and when) did you get into your current field or company? My (now) manager reached out to me around the same time my last company was …

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Meet Nimisha Asthagiri

In Blog, Speakers by Rachel Murray

Nimisha Asthagiri gave a talk on “Being Assertive and Owning Accomplishments” at our February networking event hosted by edX. Nimisha is a reborn software engineer and architect in the EdTech space.  She jumps with glee when she encounters “elegant” code/design and can spend countless hours tackling challenging problems of distributed computing and scalability.  Invigorated by electrifying brainstorms and discussions where “brutal intellectual …