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ACM-W global leadership presents “Celebrating Technology Leaders“, a webinar series highlighting the stories of successful technical women who are leading diverse careers in the technology industry. During these hour long conversations, we provide career coaching and leadership advice to students and early career professionals. We aim to inform our audience about the multitude of careers open to them, enabling them to take educated next steps in their professional journeys.

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Do you have suggestions, comments, or feedback? Feel free to reach out to the series host and ACM-W Standing Committees’ Chair, Bushra Anjum.


Latest session

Celebrating Women in Robotics

The next webinar will be conducted on Wednesday, March 31st at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PTA panel discussion featuring Laura Stelzner
(Principal Robotics Software Engineer, RIOS Corporation), Sarah Gibson, Ph.D. (Senior Engineering Manager Robotics, Unity Technologies), and Tessa Lau, Ph.D. (Founder & CEO, Dusty Robotics), with host Bushra Anjum [Register]

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the first use of the term “robot” to describe a non-human, artificial being (1921 R.U.R.). However, it’s only in the past decade or so that we have seen substantial growth in the technological capabilities of robots and related career opportunities in robotics. In this session, we focus on the intersection of Computer Science and Robotics. We invite women in computing, leading successful careers in the robotics arena to better understand this truly interdisciplinary field. What are the few big industries in robotics currently? What education, experience, and skillset, can set someone with a computing background for success in the robotics arena? And most importantly, how did our panelists’ unique personal background, interests, and career aspirations led them to be where they are today?

In their stories, we will find our nuggets of wisdom and inspiration.

Previously …

  • An Interview with Bushra Anjum, ACM-W Standing Committees Co-Chair

    Web series “Celebrating Technology Leaders” brings stories and advice from engaging speakers, with diverse careers in computing, directly to our global audience.

  • Celebrating Technology Leaders – Women in Data

    Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT,  a panel discussion featuring Samia Khalid (Senior AI Engineer at Microsoft), Lilla Czako (Data Engineer at Doximity) and Liza Layne (Lead Data & Analytics Manager at Eurostar International Ltd), with host Bushra Anjum [Register]

  • Celebrating Technology Leaders – Women in UI/UX

    Thursday, December 10 at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT, a panel discussion featuring Evren Holland (Head of User Experience and Design, MotiveMetrics), Eunjoo Kim (UX Design Lead, Google), and Iram Mirza (UX lead for Play Store and Monetization), with host Bushra Anjum [on demand]


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