How to Grow Your Career with Melissa Sassi

How to Grow Your Career with Melissa Sassi

Melissa Sassi


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  • Melissa’s experience working with Microsoft and her background in Microsoft Airband Initiative 
  • The importance of having access to technology 
  • A conversation about Melissa’s current role 
  • Introduction to digital inclusion and what is Melissa doing in this area? 
  • What does digital inclusion mean to Melissa? 
  • Digital Inclusion - what Melissa is doing in this area 
  • The opportunities Melissa sees for start-ups 
  • Describes how they empower people with the skills that they need to make meaningful use of the internet? 
  • How can people practically become a creator, a maker, a doer instead of a consumer of technology? 
  • A discussion about Melissa’s involvement with the community 
  • The importance and Melissa’s involvement with the UN  
  • Find out what DQ means 
  • Digitally Literate - how do you bring this to life around the world in a practical sense? 
  • What is the role of digital skills when preparing for the future of work? 
  • Other skills and competencies people should consider when it comes to preparing for the future of work? 
  • Recommendations Melissa can give to people growing their career.  
  • CV's - how do you stand out in the crowd? 
  • How can they grow their career over time by sharing their skills? 
  • Talks about Tech4Good. 

 

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Melissa Sassi

As IBM Z’s Chief Penguin, Melissa Sassi created her own IBM penguin title and leads Student & Entrepreneur Experience worldwide. She’s a Call for Code Judge focused on solving the world’s challenges via tech innovation. Prior to IBM, Melissa was an energy and internet access impact investor at Microsoft. As Founder and CEO of MentorNations, Melissa created a youth-led digital skills movement teaching tens of thousands of youths to code in twelve countries.

Melissa's Chair of IEEE's Digital Intelligence Working Group & Founding Member of Coalition for Digital Intelligence with WEF, OECD, IEEE & DQ Institute. She holds several Board positions in digital inclusion nonprofits. As a PhD candidate, she researches the digital inclusion of underserved communities. In addition, she serves on a UN Round Table for the High-Level Panel for Digital Cooperation. Also, Melissa is an avid speaker on digital skills, tech entrepreneurship, community building, youth empowerment, imposter syndrome and personal branding.