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Women Who Test


Women Who Test is a full-day event on Friday, October 5 for women to network with other women who work in software testing. It is also a day to learn from and be inspired by each other. The program will cover testing topics and will support women’s personal and career journeys and include content like: reengineering your life, growing your personal brand, setting goals, discovering your career superpowers, and how to problem-solve when you are a female in the tech industry where your gender is out numbered 7:3.

Join women test engineers, managers, CEOs, and consultants for some truly inspiring talks and fascinating group work. Registration is free for STARWEST conference attendees (simply "add-on" to any conference package), but you must reserve your seat in advance.

Register now or scroll below for a detailed overview of the powerful sessions and inspiring speakers that will be coming to Women Who Test in Anaheim.


Podcast...and Check Out the New Podcast Series—Women Who Change Tech!


Several of our favorite speakers from Women Who Test will be featured in the brand new Women Who Change Tech podcast series! In the very first episode, listen as hosts Alison Wade, founder of Women Who Test, and Jessie Cohen Shternshus, owner and founder of The Improv Effect, chat with Tania Katan, CEO of Creative Trespassing, an award-winning author, and keynote speaker who believes in storytelling at all costs. Hear her creative process and ways you can jump start your own creativity—plus learn a helpful game you can use to think outside of the box.

Available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and more! Plus, meet some of the amazing women of this podcast LIVE at the Women Who Test event (part of the STARWEST conference) in Anaheim! Click here to listen now

Friday, October 5

Jaimee Newberry
Picture This Clothing

It's Not All Rainbows & Unicorns (The Picture This Clothing Story)

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:45am

When Picture This Clothing launched in August of 2016 and instantly went viral, the media made it sound like Jaimee was a "simple mom" who stumbled upon a great idea and struck gold. What they didn't share is the teamwork, the trials-and-error, and the years of work that happened before this viral success. While her current day-to-day is quite literally surrounded with imagination, unicorns, and rainbows, Jaimee delves into the struggle of self-worth, re-designing her life, and how her compass of intention positioned everything that has unfolded as she shares the story of how Picture This...

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Spin Your Tale: The Fiction Writers’ Guide to Telling YOUR Story

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 9:45am to 10:30am

People are talking about you behind your back. Everyone is doing it: Your friends. Your co-workers. Your management. People you don’t even know! What are they saying? (What? You don’t know?!!) Whether you like it or not, your name has a brand attached to it. Like Jeff Bezos (you know, the CEO of a tiny company called Amazon with a VERY strong brand) says, “Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Here’s the kicker though—you can't control your brand. It’s what OTHER PEOPLE think, say, and feel about you. However, you CAN craft and control your story. Your story...

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Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.

The Power of Collective Experience

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:45am to 12:30pm

Bring your biggest challenges to this session and tap the wisdom of others. In this immersive session, you will tackle some of the most widely mentioned challenges brought to light from the group. Whether it’s a software testing conundrum, a project setback, a management blocker, a group or team dysfunction or an interpersonal hurdle, all of these can slow our progress and reduce our effectiveness. And when we hunt for options, we all have blind spots and biases that prevent us from thinking out of the box and finding new and different solutions. Typically the best ideas come from...

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Creative Trespassing

Creative Trespassing: Sneaking Your Spark into Your Work Without Getting Busted

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm

As co-creator of the internationally viral campaign #ItWasNeverADress, Tania Katan knows the power of sneaking creativity into spaces where it belongs but isn’t always a priority in order to start a creative revolution! She will share uniquely developed exercises for flexing your creative muscles, funny stories from the frontlines of a productive disruptor and enough inspirational shouting to make your high school soccer coach crack a smile. You will leave this talk with tools for embracing your inner cape crusader and engaging in your everyday work and life with more gusto, curiosity,...

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Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

Panel–Career Superpowers

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Let’s discuss and define the most important career superpowers for women. Hear what industry professionals, leaders, and idea disruptors think the important career superpowers are for women in 2018 and going forward.


Style Baby Inc

Building Your Personal Brand for Success

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Building the right personal brand is one of the critical success factors in today’s workplace. Organizations develop a brand and image, but not many individuals think about their personal brand and how it can affect their career. As we interact with people, we want to influence them to support our efforts—approving projects, budgets, and funding; supporting our next career move; or recommending us for that promotion or raise we want. As a professional, it is critical to understand how you are being perceived by your “target audience.” During this... Learn More