"A Day in the Life of" Program
Welcome to Polish Professional Women of Silicon Valley's newest program
“A Day in the Life of...”.
“A Day in the Life of...” is a series of virtual events featuring PPWSV members of diverse backgrounds working at reputable companies in Silicon Valley. Each event showcases a new keynote speaker who will share a unique story and professional growth experience in her field. It will provide an invaluable insight on what it’s like to spend a day in the presenter’s professional role.
This series is dedicated to professionals who are interested in developing a successful career in Silicon Valley. The goal is to share knowledge and experiences gained at the Valley’s most influential companies and build a professional network that provides opportunities to connect, share and support each other in further professional growth.
In Silicon Valley we are surrounded by many fortune 500 companies and well known brands. However, the unique challenges and successes of Polish women are rarely shared. This series will fill that void and shed light on interesting professions in various fields, skill development and career growth perspectives for women in Silicon Valley.
Previous events in the series
A Day in the Life of EVENT MARKETING MANAGER
with Patrycja (Pat) Ratajewska, Wrike
At this second event in our series, we sat with Patrycja Ratajewska, a Senior Event Marketing Manager at Wrike in San Jose. She shared an overview of managing an event, but also explained how her corporate event marketer role differs from the partnering vendor-side role. Given that in COVID times physical events were canceled, she explained how companies have pivoted to virtual events and now focus on digital marketing, yet told us why she’s convinced physical events will make a return again. Unsurprisingly, she uses the work management platform Wrike as her main tech stack tool along with Slack, Zoom, and Google Drive. She also shared her advice for returning to the workforce after a bigger break.
A Day in the Life of SCRUM MASTER
with Joanna Lorincz, Workday
Launching our first event in the “A Day in the Life of...” series, we interviewed certified Scrum Master and the Co-Founder of PPWSV Joanna Lorincz! Joanna works as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer at Workday in Pleasanton, CA. We learned about what triggered Joanna to pursue working with the scrum framework, the skills she applies to do well in her role, what she values about the Workday environment, the structure of her day, software and tools to do the job, terms specific to the role, lessons learned, and a couple of best practices.
A Day in the Life of...
Details about our next guest speaker are coming soon.
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