Category: Work and Career

Top 5 Panels for Millennials

The term “millennial” has somehow become synonymous with negative words such as “entitled,” “narcissistic,” or even “lazy.” How did these labels get tied to an entire generation of people? What can we do to overcome these stereotypes? According to Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, Millennials now make up over a third of...

Let’s talk about time

One of the most complicated relationships that anybody has in their life is their relationship to time. Time requires constant management and must be constantly negotiated to make room for an endless parade of pursuits and tasks. Despite its paramount importance, there are many cultural assumptions about time that go unrecognized. At this year’s SXSW...

Designing diversity and bypassing unconscious bias

A lot of people can agree that the lack of diversity in the workplace is a major problem. It has become something of a truism to say that the workplace is disproportionately dominated by white men. If so many people agree that this problem exists, then why does it still loom? Why isn’t change happening...

Daring Greatly with Brené Brown

Amid all the discussions at SXSW Interactive about technology and innovation lie those life-changing speakers who remind us why we’re here. Dr. Brené Brown, bestselling author of Daring Greatly and Rising Strong, was one such speaker for many of the people who attended her keynote. Brown started her talk by telling the crowded room she was going to talk about...

Lessons from Top Companies for Women Technologists

If you’re a female, you probably wonder which companies are best suited for women in the technology field. You’re also probably wondering how these successful companies achieve this great workplace for women workers. Three of Anita Borg Institutes Top Companies for Women Technologists is IBM, Google, and Accenture. Nancy Lee, VP/People Operations at Google, talked...

Preview: Cartography of Negotiation

As humans we are negotiators, constantly influencing others or being influenced. The lead negotiator behind the Frontier Project hopes to continue investigating global market opportunities and providing negotiation support to clients that face obstacles. The SXSW Interactive panel “Cartography of Negotiation” features the lead negotiator of The Frontier Project, Scott Wayne. According to Wayne, negotiation is all about...

Top 5 Panels on Leadership

Startup Leadership as a Ticket to Success Sunday, March 13 5:00PM – 6:00PM Hilton Austin Downtown Salon E 500 E 4th St This panel will consist of Annie Cardinal, production design engineer for Produktworks Design, Derek Lidow, professor at Princeton, longtime global CEO, innovator and startup coach, along with Guillaume Delepine, Associate at KPMG LLP....