AfroTech Virtual Summit Recap: MongoDB Employees Share Advice with Rising Tech Talent

Ashley Perez

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This past August, MongoDB sponsored the AfroTech: Tech is Still Hiring Virtual Summit.” During this session, our leaders provided personal stories and insights about what a successful career in technology looks like.

MongoDB panelists included:

The panel was moderated by Danielle James, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at MongoDB. Panelists shared actionable advice you can apply today, including how to build a roadmap for personal success, ways to bounce back from challenges, the importance of communicating your value, where to find support during your leadership journey, and more. Hear their thoughts:

What specific skills are required to become a leader in your field?


How do you handle tough feedback constructively?

How do you differentiate yourself from others?

How do you communicate the value of your work?

How do you bounce back from a mistake or conflict?

What should someone do if they believe they're ready for a promotion, but their manager feels otherwise?

How can someone prepare for MongoDB's technical interview?

What rituals have helped you accelerate your career?

What can people do today to help them have a successful career?

Interested in pursuing a career at MongoDB? We have several open roles on our teams across the globe, and would love for you to build your career with us!

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