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Technical Leaders Monthly Call – May

May 10, 2019 · 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Community Anitab.org

Our Goal

Galvanize our global community members to step into the leadership mindset, to take responsibility and initiative for making ideas happen, and to make an impact through influencing others.

Join us every month, on the second Friday at 12:00 PM ET (5:00 PM GMT), for an hour-long conversation. Every call will feature a guest speaker, an experienced leader in the technology world, who will share insights and answer questions.


We are excited to have Ushashi Chakraborty as our Guest Speaker for May’s call.

Ushashi Chakraborty is a Director of Engineering for Backend Engineering at Mode Analytics in San Francisco. She has previously worked in Groupon, Microsoft, and Thomson Reuters. She holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from North Dakota State University. Ushashi has been involved with improv since 2015. She is a Second City Training Center, Chicago alumni and has performed improv, sketch and stand up across several small theaters in Chicago.

Improvisational theater teaches a lot more than quick wit and “yes, and”. This talk covers specific areas of the craft that actors learn when they put a scene on stage like developing beats, reacting instead of acting, making a co-performer look good, and knowing when to speak when several actors are on stage. The speaker talks about how her extensive improv experience had instilled in her skills and habits that, surprisingly, were useful for running engineering meetings. Attendees can learn about some interesting aspects about driving meetings with influence rather than authority, building team camaraderie, being aware of silent players, nonverbal cues from attendees, all of which ultimately leads to effective yet enjoyable meetings.


Our Guiding Principles

1. We believe in playing a part in reaching 50/50 by 2025.
2. We communicate with each other with respect and kindness.
3. We lift each other and are agents of positive change in each others’ lives.

Share with Us

* What challenges are you facing as a women technologist?
* How can the community help you develop your personal leadership?
* Would you like to brainstorm what the right next step may be for your professional and personal growth?
* Are you planning on starting a “women in technology” support group or event at your current organization and seek advice on contents, topics, attendance?
* Have you written an article about technology issues or those that affect women technologists?
* Have you recently been recognized?
* Would you like to be more involved with your local AnitaB.org community?

Our Offer

Join us for our monthly Technical Leaders call, where we connect to make an impact. Together we:
> Celebrate and amplify each others’ voices and achievements
> Encourage and advocate for each others’ initiatives
> Share experiences, perspectives, and advice

Bushra AnjumNatasha Green

Email Bushra and Natasha with any questions at technicalleaders@communityanitab.org


May 10, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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