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The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

P is for Promotion: How to get recognized at work!


Join Brittany Marmanillo and Shilpa Vir at the 2016 Grace Hopper Conference Celebration of Women in Computing. They will run a career development workshop at this three-day conference designed to bring together women to discuss research and career interests.

Want a promotion at work or an offer after internship? This workshop offers a lively discussion of insights shared by 50+ people who got promoted as well as people who made promotion decisions. Participants will be shown how to develop a comprehensive strategy for increasing their chances of getting a promotion and gainign more visibility at their workplace. Promotions are not a given anymore. It used to be that workers progressed along specific career paths during their careers with time, but the impact of technology, globalization, and flatter organizational structures, has changed that paradigm. Today, employees have to create and manage their own career paths. However, despite working hard, there are some people who are better at getting recognized for their efforts than others.  Let us help you create a plan to achieve the success you deserve.

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: GRB 360 A

  • Brittany Marmanillo

    Brittany brings over 10 years of communication skills training and development experience to her clients. She specializes in helping professionals improve their executive presence, presentation, and relationship building skills. She has worked with clients across many industries throughout the United States and across the globe. Some of her clients include Key Bank, TD Ameritrade, Luxottica, Entergy, and Compassion International. She coaches all levels of professionals, from new hires to C-Suite executives, by empowering them to enhance the way they communicate with others.

    Brittany regularly speaks at various organizations and conferences on the topics of how to help women in business find their voice and present themselves with presence and poise. She has spoken at Grace Hopper, the National Association of Professional Women, Networking with A Purpose, Austin Association of Talent Development, Austin Women's Network, and Texas Women in Business.

    Brittany received a B.S. in Mass Media Communication with an emphasis on Public Relations, Advertising and Spanish studies from Oral Roberts University. She is proud to be a CASA (court appointed special advocate) volunteer, advocating for children in the court system who have dealt with abuse and neglect. Brittany enjoys watching films and traveling with her husband and lovable English bulldog, Chumley. While at home in Austin, TX, she takes advantage of all that the area has to offer — spending her free time exploring the outdoors and sampling new cuisines.

  • Shilpa Vir

    Group Product Manager, eBay Inc.

    Shilpa Vir is a seasoned Silicon Valley technology professional and currently serves as Group Product Manager at eBay Inc. Prior to joining eBay, Shilpa led global teams for companies like Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Yahoo. Shilpa has also worked in several early and mid stage startups as well founded and ran her own company. Shilpa is an avid public speaker, has managed 26 public speaking clubs in bay area and was named “Toastmaster of the year 2005” in bay area division. She has won several public speaking contests and has been featured on television for her speaking skills. Shilpa has been promoted several times in her career. She has spent a lot of time interviewing people who got promoted at work as well as people who routinely make promotion decisions and wants to help her fellow women in tech via the insights she has gathered.

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