Sisters What do you think of the women in tech summits?

Oracle 7uuy444
Apr 27 12 Comments

Attended a few. Frankly a big waste of time and will not attend anymore. Prefer attending tech conferences where I can learn a thing or two and network. Curious to hear your experiences. I am a mid career 18yoe btw and female.

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  • Tektronix BazzokaGrl
    I am distrustful with the women focused groups at most companies; it's kind of like giving you a cracker when you're starving. It's meant to pacify. There's a lot of talk and posturing but equal pay, more women in management, maternity and paternity leave, the important issues aren't addressed in a meaningful way or impactfully. Most of them are to mark dissatisfied women and report them back to HR so they can be kept under scrutiny.
    Apr 27 2
    • Oracle alwzangry
      Whoa! How so? Like they mark the ones who seem to be troublemakers?
      Apr 27
    • Tektronix BazzokaGrl
      Yes. I think they mark the ones the believe could be difficult.
      Apr 27
  • Oracle 7uuy444
    OP
    After a while I find everyone saying the same thing. I am not learning anything new anymore.
    Apr 27 0
  • Oracle 7uuy444
    OP
    Unfortunately nothing meaningful in these networking opportunities. You speak for a short time (like speed dating), connect over LinkedIn and then what??
    Apr 27 1
    • Collective Health alticcne
      Wait for one to land a cool job, then reconnect. I find twitter is a better place to connect because there is open discussion going on and people get to know you after the event, and you get to know them
      Apr 28
  • Facebook / Eng lkj630
    Most of them are pr only. Women know what the issues are, why do we need to go to talks on them? When there's a conference aimed at senior leaders, I'll get behind that. Otherwise, a waste of time.
    May 4 1
    • Oracle uu554ee
      Completely agree. More senior leaders should talk about the pitfalls to avoid and watch out for, rather than talking about what you should do.
      May 6
  • Amazon ridicule
    I’m generally annoyed by the sycophantic men that attend these things.
    Apr 28 0
  • Just expect it as networking opportunities, nothing more.
    Apr 27 0
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    I agree. I’ve joined some female prof groups, even led some, and at the end of the day I don’t get any more out of it than I would a mixed conference. The networking is good, but sometimes I feel like it’s just highlighting inequality rather than supporting inclusiveness
    May 6 0
  • Intel falalalala
    It depends what you expect out of the conference. There are so many excellent speakers and panelists that come to these events. I had a lot of takeaways from the conference I attended. Personally, I didn't learn anything that I thought applies to me because I'm a woman. But keeping that aside, I think it is a great opportunity to get to attend one of these.
    Apr 30 0