Thursday, November 12, 2020
2:00 PM ET
"Women in Tech: How To Become A Conference Speaker"
Speaking opportunities can be powerful platforms for increasing your visibility, credibility and recognition in your field.
You’re a woman in a male-dominated field. You're confident in your work, but the thought of public speaking makes you uncomfortable. Perhaps, English is not your first language. You have insight to offer, but do not believe you are experienced enough to be a conference or event speaker. At one point you've thought:
- "I could never do that."
- "I'm not experienced enough to speak at a conference."
- "I'll never get accepted."
That was Upasna Gautam, five years ago. Since then, she has excelled in her career and presented nearly 40 presentations around the world including a TED Talk.
Women, on average, make up only 25% of all keynote or stand-alone speakers at tech conferences. Upasna’s mission is to empower women to cultivate confidence and seek the opportunities to amplify our representation on the speaker rosters in the tech conference circuit.
As a seasoned public speaker, she has created thoughtful templates, insightful resources, and practical guides from her own journey and experiences. Upasna says, “What has worked for me won’t always work for you, but we can still learn from each other. If this is a leap you’ve been thinking of taking, wait no more. Take the first step”. Register now to join the workshop on November 12.
Don’t let imposter syndrome get in the way of your own success.
After this workshop, you'll be armed with the information you need to:
- Define a presentation topic
- Identify events for speaking opportunities
- Craft a compelling proposal
About The Instructor:
Upasna Gautam is the Product Manager on the E-commerce team at CNN where she develops and optimizes the technological infrastructure that powers the domain. Prior to her Product Management role at CNN, Pas worked in SEO and data science for a decade and has architected and managed the organic search strategies for PCMag, Mashable, Ford Motor Company, Valvoline, Mars Corporation, Mars Pet Food, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and Kimberly-Clark. She has presented her thought leadership on product and search optimization at major tech conferences across the globe, including the Digital Summit series, INBOUND, SMX Advanced, Conductor C3, State of Search, Data Science Salon, and Advanced Search Summit. One of the highlights of her professional career was in May 2019, when she delivered her TED talk in Dallas, titled "Optimizing for the Next Billion."