AWN: Zero to Hero

AWN: Zero to Hero

Learn to Build Your Value + Become an Asset in Your Tech Career

Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 11:30am-1pm
Location: Armor Conference Center (2360 Campbell Creek Blvd Suite. 525, Richardson, TX 75082)
Lunch provided

Far too many of our nation’s best and brightest women in tech work as hard as they can to advance their careers without really understanding how important it is to build their value and communicate their worth. It’s time to teach these women how to work smarter, not just harder, to become more effective and invaluable to the companies they work with. Lauren shares her personal story of going from zero network, zero skills, and zero job prospects to becoming a highly valued, top engineer with global connections in just two short years. You’ll come away with steps you can take to immediately start building your value and become an asset at work and in your tech career.

About the Presenter:

Lauren Hasson, Founder of DevelopHer

Lauren Hasson is the Founder of DevelopHer and a senior engineer in apps and information security at a leading fintech company. She founded DevelopHer to help fellow engineers advance their careers and negotiate for the salaries they deserve after learning she a male peer was paid 50% more than her. And, because she invested in learning how to negotiate for herself, Lauren was able to triple her salary in less than two years.

Now, she’s single-handedly bridging the gender wage gap and her work has been featured in the international IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine, she’s been hired by top companies like Google to train and inspire their women, and she received the Women in IT Awards Silicon Valley “Diversity Initiative of the Year” Award. She’s currently a Finalist for the United Nations’s WSIS Stakeholder Platform Prize and the Women in IT Awards New York “Innovator of the Year” Award.

In addition to her DevelopHer work, Lauren’s professional tech work has been featured in Apple keynotes, she was one of 100 top innovators invited to attend the UK G8 Innovation and Decide Now Act Summits, and she’s won multiple, high-profile hackathons. Lauren holds a degree from Duke where she completed a triple major with top honors in electrical engineering, computer science, and economics in just four years, is a graduate of Leadership Texas, and is a current member of Leadership America.