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Women Who Test


Thursday, October 15 (1-5pm ET) and Friday, October 16 (1-4pm ET)


This is an interactive workshop and live event participation is highly recommended for both days!


Women Who Test is the ideal way 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. Read below for the overview of sessions and full descriptions. 

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

The Women Who Change Tech podcast highlights women who are contributing, trailblazing, and disrupting in the business of technology. In each episode, your hosts Alison Wade, president of TechWell and founder of Women Who Test, and Jessie Shternshus, owner of Improv Effect and coauthor of the book CTRL Shift: 50 Games for 50 ****ing Days Like Today, offer you a dose of inspiration from some of the most talented and creative women who are changing the face of technology. Click here to listen now


Thursday, October 15

Guardant Health

Breaking the Glass Ceiling and our Biases

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Gender bias exists not only in our workplace, but also in our personal lives. Companies and communities have been working hard to be more inclusive and diverse, yet this is a very difficult problem to solve. Why? Is it just a matter of time or can there be other factors involved? Let's take a dive into what is preventing women from progressing or reaching the top and how we can help bring the balance. To go beyond mere stereotypes, we will get familiarized with the basics of how our brain operates, how biases form, and other factors that contribute to a gender-biased system. We will work...

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How to Be a Today's Superhero (Yes, that's You) In Case You Haven't Noticed

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

The world has changed, so many people are out of jobs, so many people are wondering what will happen next. So many are feeling alone and like no one understands them. Instead of spending your days building your resume, let’s focus on building your legacy…the thing people remember you for. How? Join us and find out!

Jessie Shternshus
The Improv Effect
Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

The Year of Change!

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

We interrupt your regularly scheduled life to bring you 2020! A year of unprecedented unknowns and uncertainty. Many of us have faced countless challenges in our personal lives and in our careers and frankly, it is hard to not feel STUCK! In order to get unstuck, we must learn what to do to bring about personal change. How can we identify the changes we want to make and then find new ways to make those changes? Let’s talk about the steps we need to take to intentionally shift our mindset and habitual patterns that may be holding us back. Join Jessie and Alison for this interactive session...

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Friday, October 16

Creative Trespassing

Think INSIDE the Box: How to Unlock Your Creativity in Uncertain Times

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Yes, this is an uncertain time, but the good news is: ALL times are uncertain! The time between feeling like an imposter and revolutionizing an industry. The time between beta launching your business and your intended audience loving it. The time between finding your creativity and taking a leap of faith. There is one big difference between those who thrive in uncertain times and those who binge-watch-nexflix: Using constraints as a catalyst to unlock creativity.

Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

Panel–Career Superpowers

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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 2020 and going forward.