BWT TedTalk: Women Supporting Each Other at Work

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This is an online virtual conference event hosted in a password-required Zoom room.
Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/649614713?pwd=VnBKbFJORXoyS3JZamtXdlZCU216UT09
Zoom room password will be sent in confirmation email and shown in the confirmation webpage.

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There is research that shows women in particular benefit from collaboration over competition. New research in the Harvard Business Review finds that while both men and women benefit from having a network of well-connected peers across different groups, women who also have an inner circle of close female contacts are more likely to land executive positions with greater authority and higher pay, while there was no link found for the success of men in terms of the gender composition of their inner circles.

Crystal Martin landed her first job in tech helping women learn code, but there was just one problem - no one would listen to her in meetings. Collectively during this virtual event, attendees will watch Martin’s Ted Talk, where she pushes for women to advocate for one another in the workplace, stressing that hard work does not speak for itself--you and your supporters do.

After watching this Ted Talk, event hosts Noor Elramley, Ruhi Naaz and Ceylin Ozdemir will lead an audio show to discuss their take on the themes and ideas being presented, before asking attendees for their thoughts. Questions will be used to stir discussion, and attendees will have a chance to write their answers on an interactive idea board where they can also see the answers of other attendees. Collaboratively, attendees will share their stories of women helping women at work and come up with new ways that we can all help support each other. Near the end of the event, attendees will have the chance to “call-in” to the hosts' audio-show to further explain their thoughts on Martin’s Ted Talk.


About the Hosts:

Noor Elramley works as a Software Developer Intern within the IT Partner Management (PRM) team at SAP Vancouver, where she has gained many new and exciting experiences doing front-end development and design. She is skilled in web-development and is always seeking out new and evolving technologies that she can incorporate into her development toolkit. She is looking forward to this event because of her desire to encourage women to support one another in the workplace. Outside of her work, she is an avid equestrian who has grown up riding and caring for horses.

Ruhi Naaz works as a Software Developer and Consultant for the Partner Relationship Management team at SAP. She is experienced in backend and frontend development technologies and works in assisting the entire development life-cycle of mobile apps and web-applications primarily used by the partner companies of SAP. Driven by her interest to help people and work cultures, Ruhi is one of the Early Talent Ambassadors at SAP where she hosts and manages events and learning sessions for early talents at SAP. Ruhi has also been actively volunteering as the In-Year Events lead for BWT since January, 2018. In her free time, Ruhi is always looking to try new experiences, keeping fit, reading books, cooking and learning different dance forms.

Ceylin Ozdemir works as a Software Developer and Project Manager Intern on the Assembly Vancouver team at SAP. She has mainly been involved in security automation and has also taken the initiative to lead a Machine Learning Project. She is very excited for this event as she believes in the importance of equal opportunities presented to both men and women in the work place. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking and playing with puppies.


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2:30 – 2:35: Host introduction

2:35 – 2:47: Watch Crystal Martin’s Ted Talk

2:47 – 2:52: Hosts discuss Crystal Martin’s Ted Talk

2:52 – 3:15: Attendees collaborate to answer questions related to the Ted Talk

3:15 – 3:30: Attendees “call-in” to the audio-show to discuss more about their thoughts

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