Get to know me!
- Worked in Tech for over 20 yrs
- Born and raised in The Dominican Republic
- Moved to he US at 17 after HD
- Living in NYC
- Started as a Help Desk Support Technician
- Love humans way more than technology
- Fierce advocate for Diversity and Inclusion
- My mission si to elevate the voices of women and underrepresented minorities in Tech
- Love traveling and photography
- Ready to give back!
How about you?
So I recently started a position with Fox. When it was presented to me in interview, I was told I would be working aligned with Fox Sports & Entertainment, not so much News. Now that I’m here, I’m seeing everything I’ll be doing is with the News team & makes me uncomfortable. No diversity, outdated software & process.
Financially, it’s the best position I been in. But mentally in this environment, it’s depressing & slow. Nothing innovative or engaging. What would you do?
I’m angry about the injustice towards black people, I’m angry at the destruction of my community, I own lots of guns, I don’t care about what sexual orientation you are or your gender. I. AM. WOKE.
Interesting perspective on a group who gets left out of the diversity conversation. https://www.diversityinc.com/9-things-never-to-say-to-white-colleagues/
Recently put around 10k into VOO for my brokerage account and realizing that I like the diversity of VTSAX a bit better. Is it worth selling the VOO or should I just start contributing to VTSAX instead? A bit new to all this so appreciate the advice in advance!
This will definitely be an unpopular opinion but anyone else sick of diversity pandering? All the affinity groups, emails, hiring boosts, and random complaints just rub me the wrong way.
For context, I'm Armenian, an ethnic minority that has historically been subject to genocide attempts, but we officially classify as "white/caucasian" and don't really culturally identify with anyone outside that ethnicity. Continued
(Former consultant) Hi Ladies - I know we talk a lot about a glass ceiling re: our gender and related perceptions, but has anyone thought that being attractive, smart and social has held them back? Sometimes it feels like I have to work harder to prove I’m articulate and produce great work for new teammates to come around. I sometimes feel like I can’t show up as my full self bc I don’t want others around me to feel intimidated (I realize this may seem like a shallow post). Advice?
How long does it take you to get ready in the AM? Include your gender. I'll start...Female and about 45 minutes.
Anyone faced gender based discrimination at work ?
Do you feel sometimes there is preferential treatment of issues ?
Looking for some advice. As a member of LGBTQ, is it better to work for smaller or larger firms? In terms of Overall equality, culture, support & embracing diversity.
Also specifically at banking/PE/VC funds in NYC. Appreciate your thoughts and experiences.
Something I’m struggling with as it relates to the rise of the “Karens”. I get it, Karens suck and are very real but why is it that women always have to deal with this kind of stereotype? Men, especially Trumpian white men, are just as bad about their own privilege. Maybe they handle it differently or maybe people are less inclined to record them? I don’t know. But somehow it feels like yet another divide between women. Just wish we could make it less about gender and more about privilege.
Help discuss pros and cons.
I have a case that's based on a previously litigated matter now brought against another D. I can bring it in State Court where other D was or I can bring it in Fed Court through Diversity. I trust State Court judges in this court and the filing fee is alot less. It might be removed anyway so should I just file in Fed Court?
Best and worst experience relating to diversity? For me. Best: winning an agency competition for a diversity related thought piece. Worst: reporting a sociopath creep and nothing being done about it.
Is it better to be aware of people’s diversity traits (gender, orientation, upbringing etc) - and make decisions around those - or be oblivious to that entirely?
Does your company have gender diversity hitting target? If yes and your entry level gender diversity is great then what are the things the company can do to ensure retention.
TFW you need the code to the client bathroom but all your colleagues are the opposite gender 😔 #WhereMyGenderNeutralBathroomsAt
Proud of Google for firing the clown who authored the anti-diversity rant. Unfortunately a lot of people feel the same way but remain silent when around women and minorities. Mediocrity is a threat...
Additional Posts in Consulting
Starting egg freezing (stimulation period) right after Thanksgiving. 32 and have a low AMH - should I keep my expectations low? Anyone comfortable sharing their AMH / age / number of eggs frozen?
Nena waiting for her appointment at the vet!
We are 3 guys looking for a 3bhk flat in Kharadi/ Viman Nagar/ Kalyani Nagar
If unfurnished 40k
If furnished 45/50k
Brokerage: Atmost 1 month is acceptable
Any lead is appreciated. Even relevant broker contact
Getting a pay cut... after working like a f-ing dog nonstop. I need to make up the difference somehow... fuck.
Nearly 9 yoe 24 lpa fix offer from gds( data engineer), excluding gratuity
Is this salary good or not so good? Hr did not agree to extend more than this saying its the max they can provide for rank 42, location kolkata
I have an offer from TSYS, Naggaro, IBM.
Offer - same amount just 1 lakh here and there which can be negotiated.
Which company should I join - considering WLB and good tech work.
Having eye contacts 5-10 times a day with her from last 1 month, ghoomte ghoomte nazar waha pahoch hi jati hai 🤣
poochh liya jaye kya ? Ya rhne diya jaye ?
What type of school do you work at? Public? Private? Homeschooling CoOp? How do you feel that impacts you as an educator and as a Christian, and the roles you can/cannot/do/do not play in the classroom?
Date tomorrow. Super nervous! We are going to my favorite taco place. What on earth do I wear! Tips!
I planned to be a lifer in IB, could anyone share some thoughts on the pros and cons of being in a BB vs MM vs Boutique/LMM bank as an MD?
Is dating a girl easy in EY.!? 🤔 Is it good step.!? Are office romance myths.!?
I'm looking for a techie female whom I can date seriously and make my life partner.
Just joined this bowl, wondering if someone can let me know if they thought selling with Redfin was worth the 1-1.5% they saved over a traditional real estate agent.
All I want for Father’s day is like two hours of alone time that I don’t need to feel guilty about having.
You know you've made it when _______________ .
Started following this bowl for fun and now truly scared of the so-called arranged marriage setup.
How do I stop being a pessimist and stop assuming the worst that could happen?
Additional Posts (overall)
Federal colleagues: I've heard we get raises for obtaining clearances, but anyone know as to how much per level?
Are all big 4 off this week?
In the market for a tablet to take while travelling (for personal use, video calls, sketching, etc) ... any recommendations?
5 mile run in the perfect NYC weather and now binge watching Netflix while eating a pint of ice cream. Won't miss the hangover tomorrow!
Does every firm in MBB has an "up or out" system, or is it just McKinsey? And how strictly is it enforced? Are you given any chances if you can go up in the fixed amount of time?
Currently miserable consultant here (not only because of D so getting ahead of the jokes lol). Client work/corporate work is just draining for me but also feel like I need to be doing business to make respectable money. Are there any corporate/prestigious/high potential jobs where you aren’t an overeducated lackey? Does the job become more stimulating later on? Is it better with roles where I’m not juggling both being slide monkey and trying to add meaningful thought? (2 YOE)
Anyone have any book recommendations? Ideally ones that have helped you throughout your career
Work trip coming up and new consultant told me they have never flown (ever, not just for business). Need everyone’s tips, tricks, and best practices.
Has anyone discovered that sweet spot of when you should leave consulting? Been here for 6 years and a manager.. I’ve heard it’s hard to exit at Director b/c limited spots and you price yourself out
What we thought would last a few days or weeks at max. And it has already lasted around 24 months or 104 weeks, with no end in sight
Looking for some data points on where people who graduated M7 MBA 6 - 8 years ago at from a career trajectory and comp standpoint?
Does anyone here know the people at Slalom’s new White Plains location? If so, I have a referral for you — he’s a Director at a boutique in NYC, would be okay with M+ with the right team.
Just started managing 4 consultants on my project. A bit more challenging then expected. Realizing everyone has different levels of initiative. Any good management book recommendations? Particularly if helpful with consulting.
Has anyone gotten a Data Science Masters and joined consulting? If so which practice/role?
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