For some veterans, the transition from the military into a civilian workforce can come as a challenge. More so, breaking into the tech industry can be difficult. But it is, in fact, possible.
Join General Assembly, November 20, for a Women in Tech Breakfast series featuring successful veterans in the tech community. The panel will share inspiring personal stories of transition, how they prepared for workforce re-entry, hurdles they faced along the way, and how they navigated career success. Speakers will also share their hard-won insights regarding their specific experience in the tech industry.
Tiana S. Clark is the Channel Sales Chief of Staff for Microsoft Corporation. Over her 9-year tenure at Microsoft, she’s also been the Marketing and Operations Enterprise Commercial M365 Marketing Director, leading product marketing for the $21B business; Services Sales Enablement Leader, where she built the first-ever Microsoft Sales University supporting $2B in quota; Services Sales Specialist, where she managed a territory of some of the largest and most strategic Enterprise Commercial accounts; and Strategic Account Manager, where she led the way for process improvement and role upskilling.
Known as the “Oprah for Tweens,” Tiana is also the Hollywood-award-winning creator of Soci Circle, a preteen web series critically acclaimed as the modern-day Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. Soci Circle prepares the next generation to leave the world better than they found it through confidence, inclusion, and kindness, and builds a strong community of young girls who will lead the future with empathy.
Tiana is also a United States Air Force Veteran. In the Air Force, she trained fighter pilots on enemy missile systems evasion, led war target strategy during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (while completing her college degree), and led the digital transformation from paper to digital mapping of pilot training routes in the United Kingdom.
Samantha Fergus or ” Fergie” is a designer that dares the bold and few. Creatively solving problems you can find her entrenched in research or tattooing art on people during the weekend. Prior to landing in the world of design, she was a pastry chef in the United States Navy for 7 years.
Her passion lies within the small details and the cultivating compelling stories.
Come prepared to listen and learn from these talented individuals. Veterans and non-veterans alike are encouraged to attend. Register here!
Featured image via Vets in Tech.