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Job Security in the Age of Automation

In this interview, Dawn Haynes, CEO, testing coach, and consultant for PerfTestPlus, and Jennifer Bonine discuss the ever-evolving world of AI and machine learning and the impact on the future of testing. Dawn explains why tools and automation will not be able to...

Lessons Learned From Inspiring Women

I first became acquainted with Women Who Test by listening to the Women Who Change Tech podcast. After listening to every episode I decided to attend my first Women Who Test event at STAREAST 2019. Opening Remarks Alison Wade started the morning off by sharing an...

Embracing Tools and Technology in QA

In this interview, Melissa Tondi, senior QA strategist at Rainforest, and Jennifer Bonine discuss the foundation you need in order to have a positive introduction for new tools and technologies. Melissa explains why the team leader has to understand what motivates...

Imposter Syndrome and Being Wrong

Failure can be hard, especially if we are unaccustomed to falling and getting back up. However, without failure, there can be no growth. We posit that being comfortable taking risks can accelerate women’s careers, and that avoiding risk is a common cause for...

The Power of Collective Experience

Bring your biggest challenges to this session and tap the wisdom of others. In this immersive session, you will tackle some of the most widely mentioned challenges brought to light from the group. Whether it’s a software testing conundrum, a project setback, a...

Building Your Personal Brand for Success

Building the right personal brand is one of the critical success factors in today’s workplace. Organizations develop a brand and image, but not many individuals think about their personal brand and how it can affect their career. As we interact with people, we want to...

Not Just A…

At Women Who Test in Orlando on 3 May 2019, a couple of participants referred to themselves as "just a manual tester." Dot Graham wisely intervened to suggest that we don't say "just a manual tester." First — we do not need to self-deprecate: none of us are "just a...

Advice for Women Starting in CI/CD: Q&A with Sui Lai

When she was just 16 years old, Sui Lai knew she wanted to pursue a career in technology. In high school, Lai enjoyed math but couldn’t easily find a career path in the mathematics field that she felt drawn to. Then someone suggested Lai pursue a computer science...

You, too, can poke life

Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs left an undeniable mark on our world. In 2014 one Steve Jobs quote hit me at exactly the right time I needed to hear it.

It’s Not All Rainbows and Unicorns

When Picture This Clothing launched in August of 2016 and instantly went viral, the media made it sound like Jaimee Newberry was a "simple mom" who stumbled upon a great idea and struck gold. What they didn't share is the teamwork, the trials-and-error, and the years...

Unlearning: The Challenge of Change

The world we live in requires us to acquire new skills and absorb new knowledge in order to stay afloat. We must learn to SHIFT as things around us are changing. We see this on individual, team and organizational levels. However, we are leaving out one crucial piece...

Testing Challenges in Creating Wearable Technology

In this interview, Janna Loeffler, senior manager of experience quality standards at Carnival Corporation, and Jennifer Bonine discuss new technology being implemented on Carnival Cruise Lines to facilitate payments and security. Janna also details the testing...

“So glad I came. Not only for our careers but for our lives.”

Heather Doll, Lead QA Engineer, Virtual Radiologic

"What a wonderful way to end the conference. I hope to come back and hear more."

JoAnn Foss, Associate Test Analyst, Digi-Key Electronics

“On a scale of 1-10, Angie Jones is an 11. I wish my 14-year old daughter who also has “big + bold” hair could meet her!”

Alison Lakey, Embedded Tester, Practice Velocity

"Inspiring. I was moved to action! Amazing women and role models."

Dawn Jardine, Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, Razorfish

“This is a wonderful event! More please! My entire team are women and I look forward to bringing my team next year!”

Angela Rapone, QA Manager, Florida Hospital

“I loved my day today. Should I return again, I will evangelize this day to all the other women. The safe space was really great confirmation that I am as valuable as ever. Thanks ladies!”

Beth Jackson, QA Lead, DuPont Pioneer

“Is there any rating above a 10? [ Tania Katan was] the most amazing speaker I’ve ever heard. I can’t wait for her book. So funny, so smart, so profound. 10 million % is my grade."

Katelyn Kappas, QA Engineer, Insight Catastrophe Group

"This has been amazing, and [I] would not have felt complete without this session. I definitely have a lot of content to take back. Thank you for this, I feel empowered. I feel the men need this just as much!"

Darlene Soukhaphonh, Quality Services, Root Cause Analyst, TMNA Services

"I love love love this! I related in work and personal life and will start making #noexcuses as part of my philosophy"

STARWEST 2016 Attendee

"So much to take back. I loved it! Especially the reminder to follow my heart."

Ratika Garg, Test Lead, Taco Bell

"Thank you! We all need more of these kinds of events!!! Why not expand it to all women in IT! Can you bring this to Europe?"

Jasna Skrbec, PM, NIL

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“Is there any rating above a 10? [ Tania Katan was] the most amazing speaker I’ve ever heard. I can’t wait for her book. So funny, so smart, so profound. 10 million % is my grade."

Katelyn Kappas, QA Engineer, Insight Catastrophe Group

"Thank you! We all need more of these kinds of events!!! Why not expand it to all women in IT! Can you bring this to Europe?"

Jasna Skrbec, PM, NIL

"What a wonderful way to end the conference. I hope to come back and hear more."

JoAnn Foss, Associate Test Analyst, Digi-Key Electronics

“I loved my day today. Should I return again, I will evangelize this day to all the other women. The safe space was really great confirmation that I am as valuable as ever. Thanks ladies!”

Beth Jackson, QA Lead, DuPont Pioneer

"So much to take back. I loved it! Especially the reminder to follow my heart."

Ratika Garg, Test Lead, Taco Bell

"This has been amazing, and [I] would not have felt complete without this session. I definitely have a lot of content to take back. Thank you for this, I feel empowered. I feel the men need this just as much!"

Darlene Soukhaphonh, Quality Services, Root Cause Analyst, TMNA Services

"I love love love this! I related in work and personal life and will start making #noexcuses as part of my philosophy"

STARWEST 2016 Attendee

“So glad I came. Not only for our careers but for our lives.”

Heather Doll, Lead QA Engineer, Virtual Radiologic

“On a scale of 1-10, Angie Jones is an 11. I wish my 14-year old daughter who also has “big + bold” hair could meet her!”

Alison Lakey, Embedded Tester, Practice Velocity

“This is a wonderful event! More please! My entire team are women and I look forward to bringing my team next year!”

Angela Rapone, QA Manager, Florida Hospital

"Inspiring. I was moved to action! Amazing women and role models."

Dawn Jardine, Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, Razorfish

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