The definition of 'TO DARE' is to have the courage to try something new; to defy or challenge norms; to be brave and willing take risks. For IWD 2023, Women Techmakers Berlin will be hosting an IWD event with the theme “Dare To Be,” empowering our community to have courage, to dream big and to be bold. #WTMDareToBe.
How will you “Dare To Be” this International Women’s Day?
Mar 21, 2023, 4:00 – 8:30 PM
Career FairCommunity BuildingInclusionInternational Women's DayNetworkingWomen Techmakers
About this event
The definition of to dare is to have the courage to try something new; to defy or challenge norms; to be brave and willing take risks. For IWD 2023, Women Techmakers Berlin will be hosting an IWD event event with the theme “Dare To Be,” empowering our community to have courage, to dream big and to be bold. #WTMDareToBe
When we Dare to Be: we explore what it would mean to be audaciously bold, to walk through the world with courage and confidence. We are willing to try something new, to step outside of our comfort zone and to be unapologetically ourselves.We don’t let societal or cultural roles or norms dictate who we are or how big we can dream.
The beauty of “Dare To Be” is that it is part of a larger sentence: you can dare to be bold, to be innovative, to be resilient - it can apply to so many aspects of our lives. And to approach the theme from this perspective - to allow anyone to imagine what they dare to be - we recognize that each of us has something unique to offer. Everyone brings a different set of skills and strengths to the table. And when we as a community are able to harness the diversity of all those skills and courageous actions, we are able to continue our goal to build a world where all women can thrive in tech!!!.
How will you “Dare To Be” this International Women’s Day?
Join WomentechMakers Berlin to celebrate International Women's Day 2023 and our 9th Birthday Celebration - let's get together for a celebration with inspirational talks, Career Corner and Awesome participants!
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A career clinic where we have professionals from different fields in tech that will be giving advise to participants
Welcome Message - by WTMB Organizers
A Stress-free & Fun Approach to Your Next Job Search - by Sarah Mestiri
How many job seekers do you know that are waking up in the morning excited to look for a new job? Hein? Imagine if that was possible! That's why I'm exactly on a mission to challenge the situation and to make the what-if true .. because it is possible. You don't have to stay stuck because you're dreading the job search, you don't have to settle for less, and you certainly don't have to hate your mornings, because there is nothing worse than a bad start in your day. Come join me as I reveal the steps that made me win a successful job offer when I transitioned to Data Science, and that I keep using right now, to further grow in my career. It works. and it's time for you to try it out."
Speak up your voice matters - by Pia Borges de Sanctis
Being able to speak our minds is one of the keys to feeling part of a team, and yet sometimes it becomes difficult depending on the circumstances. Let's review some tools and strategies that might help us raise our voice and say our piece, even when it is not easy.
Green Coding in the Cloud - by Doreen Sacker
Green coding is a relatively new term and refers to programming code in a way that minimises the energy consumption of software, and therefore attempts to limit the potential environmental impact.
One google search produces 0.07g of CO2. Visiting google.de for one year 10000 times a month (328 times a day) produces as much CO2 as boiling water for 642 cups of tea.
But where does the tech industry spend its energy?
These days data centers are responsible for a big and steady chunk of energy consumption. Most developers don’t have an influence on how much energy data centers need. However, we do have an influence on the code we write and where we run it. All of us can impact how much energy our code consumes and by green coding, we can reduce emissions steadily together.
Knowledge Sharing: Salary negotiations - by Franziska Blaschke
As womxn, all know that we should negotiate our salaries. The questions is- why don’t we? Studies show that only a few womxn actually negotiate - some never do. In this talk Franziska Blaschke will talk about the "why“ and motivate & inspire other womxn to start negotiating their salaries.
Games and Discussions
It's fun time
Panic-proof guide to work probation: My lessons learned -by Priscila Machado
Changing jobs can be daunting, especially in today’s competitive and unpredictable job market. It is natural to feel anxious about starting a new job.
When I signed my first work contract in Germany, I knew I had to go through the (minimum) 6 months probation, which initially seemed like a vague concept. I soon realized that some people experience it no differently than regular time on the job, while others find it extremely stressful, I was in the second part. As a woman, I often struggle with self-confidence and self-promotion, which can impact how I view my job performance and compare myself to others.
Add to that, moving to a new country, learning a new job, and trying to adapt to a new culture was a significant challenge for me.
Despite the challenges, I managed to succeed in my role and I learned valuable lessons along the way. As such, I want to share my journey with other women who may be starting a new job. Through my experiences, I hope to inspire others to overcome their fears, challenges, and ultimately succeed in their work probations.
How to dip your toes into Open Source(for coders and non-coders) - by Surya Santhi
Despite the ongoing recession, Open source is a technical field that still has a lot of opportunities. However, women often feel that it is not a space available for them. In this talk, Surya outlines how both developers and non-developers can dip their toes into the open source world, find their community and build their skill sets to expand their employability.