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Women Who Test

Women Inspiring Women

Friday, October 7, 8:30am - 3:30pm PT


Designed for women to network with other women who work in softare testing, Women Who Test is a unique way to learn from and be inspired by each other.


This program will cover testing topics, 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 problem-solving when you are a female in the tech industry where your gender is outnumbered 7:3.


Join women test engineers, managers, CEOs, and consultants for some truly inspiring talks and fascinating group work.


To reserve your seat for Women Who Test, add-on this complimentary bonus session to your conference pass upon your in-person registration.


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Friday, October 7

Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

Introduction to Women Who Test

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Join Alison Wade as she kicks off Women Who Test at STARWEST 2022. Meet new friends, make valuable networking connections, and prepare to embark upon a day full of enriching experiences for women in the testing field.

Jaimee Newberry
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6 Steps to Total World Domination or at Least Getting Unstuck

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:30am

Hindsight truly is 20-20, and I would love to save you some headaches! After years of iterating through some of my life's deepest, darkest experiences (loss, divorce, single-parenting, career + life burnout, a global pandemic, oh my!) I've been able to shake out SIX tried, tested, and proven steps you can take right now to get unstuck and ignite that inner fire again!

Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

The Power of Collective Experience

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 10:45am to 12:15pm

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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Lisette-Zounon
Zsquare Solutions Inc

Dealing with Post-Traumatic Corporate Life as a Black Woman Leader in the Tech Space

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Working in corporate America can be traumatic for us women, especially for us black women, but even more exhausting as a black female leader in the tech space. We are not welcome but don't know that we are not, and we trust our intelligence, talents, and gifts to open doors for us. It is doable, but it is taxing, toxic and traumatizing to our mental health. You will be able to recognize and will take away: Patterns to recognize microaggressions in the tech space. Understand the impact of trauma on black women. Create a culture of inclusion to grow your diverse tech team. Prepare the next...

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Creative Trespassing

The Power of Creativity to Break down Walls, Fix Bugs and Build a Future Where Everyone Belongs and Longs to Contribute

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

If you’re working in technology, chances are pretty good that you think differently. And maybe, as a kid—or even last week—you were made fun of for it. Good news: The one thing this world needs NOW, (especially in technology) is the ability to think differently. In other words, being unconventional, makes you indispensable. Creative trespasser, Tania Katan will share stories of embracing her unconventional nature in order to create spaces of belonging online and off. She will also illuminate recent events where tech leaders, artists, and work-place activists have embraced thinking...

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Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

Panel—Career Super Powers

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:30pm

Let’s discuss and define the most important career super powers for women. Hear what industry professionals, leaders, and idea disruptors think the important career super powers are for women in 2022 and beyond.