Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

Asana Student Breakfast: Who Tells Your Story?

Thursday, September 21, 2017 — 7:00AM - 8:00AM

Who Tells Your Story?

Who Tells Your Story? is a panel that explores how people from underrepresented groups articulate the issues that are important to them in the workplace, whether they’re related to identity or not. The event will focus on how interns (or anyone new to tech) own their story and their brand throughout their professional career. We’ll discuss how we should evaluate companies based on what’s important to us and highlight what companies have done to support and celebrate folks from underrepresented groups. The discussion will focus on: - The pros and cons of being “the [insert ethnicity/gender/etc.] engineer” versus “the engineer who happens to be [insert ethnicity/gender/etc.]” - How do I approach the lack of representation of [insert ethnicity/gender/etc.] to a workplace full of [the opposite]? - How can we work with allies to help identify and change things we see in the workplace? - Does assimilating to workplace culture help or hurt me? (before panic sets in, the lesson here is “You don’t have to minimize your identity to be palatable or approachable to potential employers.”)