As part of the SR Connects: Mentors: Alumnae in STEM series, Marj Betubiza ’07 and Dallas Charles ’14 talked to Upper School students about being women in business in the STEM industry. Marj is a Finance Manager on Microsoft’s Office Planning team, and her responsibilities include capacity COGS management for Teams, Skype, GroupMe and Azure Communication Services. Dallas is currently a candidate for a Masters of Science degree in Business Analytics at Arizona State University, Class of May 2021, and anticipates a career in sports or retail analytics. Some of the topics discussed were the importance of advocating for yourself as you move through your career as well as developing a skill set that allows you to process information, communicate and problem solve effectively. The presentation was followed by a virtual lunch for BIPOC alumnae, students and faculty and staff to have a safe space for dialog.
Joanna Caudle, Upper School Science Teacher, said "I loved a comment Dallas shared about how picturing her future self "in a power suit and high heels", walking in to see a team of professionals that she leads, helped to drive her decision to get her masters degree. She looked for the type of jobs she wanted and then at the credentials of people in those positions (on LinkedIn and on company websites) to help focus her studies in graduate school."
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