Session: Learning to Ask with The Adventures of Women in Tech - A Hands-On Workshop
Based on a section from the upcoming The Adventures of Women in Tech workbook, this session is a live workshop focusing on the first steps to getting comfortable asking for what we want and what we need. We will work through a live exercise figuring out how we can take up space and identify safe experiments. We will also take Q&A on the common instances when this can be difficult, e.g. promotions, salary increases.
- Ask for what you want and what you need. Because the worst thing is to look back and realize you should have asked.
- You are worthy of taking up space and asking.
- Prepare a safe experiment. Test expanding over time.
Alana Karen is an award-winning tech leader, author, and speaker whose work impacts many of our everyday lives. From Google Search to Ads, Fiber to Google Grants and beyond, Alana has been leading the charge to develop, scale, build and drive team and product development that has seen a rippling industry impact. Alana has spoken at conferences and summits on technology, leadership, DEI, talent and innovation. Her book, Adventures of Women in Tech: How We Got Here and Why We Stay, aggregates hundreds of stories on these topics as well. A follow-up workbook comes out in May 2022. She lives with her three children, husband, two dogs, and a cat in the San Francisco Bay Area.