Macy’s Welcomes Women Technologists at Grace Hopper

Macy’s is a retail company with a cutting-edge tech team. Advancements in technology have allowed us to propel our business forward by helping to solve every day retail challenges, connecting our stores’ human touch with innovative digital properties, and creating immersive experiences such as VR.

When it comes to building the teams behind the technology, we’re committed to finding the most talented people for the job – that’s why we recruit rising stars at The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. This year, the conference was held Sep. 26 – 28 in Houston. It’s the world's largest gathering of women technologists, and is produced by the Anita Borg Institute.

Grace Hopper portrait.Who was Grace Hopper? Rear Admiral Grace Hopper – the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics and the first female recipient of the National Medal of Technology – was a pioneer in developing computer technology. In fact, she helped create the first compiler for computer languages. Read more about Grace Hopper’s many accomplishments here.

As part of an ongoing effort to recruit more female technology professionals, a team of 30, including technologists, recruiters, and finance and product colleagues from Macy’s Tech, showed up in Houston ready to network with the conference’s best. Recruits go on to positions within the organization such as interns, analysts and software engineers.

It was a success! Check out Macy’s Technology at Grace Hopper by the numbers:

26 Macy’s technologists networked, 4 recruiters recruited, 1 CTO attended, 457 resumes to Macy’s submitted, 279 technical assessments taken, 90 on-site interviews conducted, 30 job offers extended.

Since 2014, Macy's Technology has been participating in The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing annual event. Once again, Macy’s was recognized as one of the Top Companies for Women Technologists by the Anita Borg Institute, specifically in the categories of Top Companies Leadership Index and Change Alliance.

Naveen Krishna with future Macy's Tech colleague.Naveen Krishna, Chief Technology Officer, Macy’s, Inc., attended the event and gave one of our future colleagues the ultimate Macy’s welcome when he tapped her on the shoulder just as she was receiving her offer.

Kelli Jackson, who led the initiative this year, was there to capture the moment. “Her face was priceless. Moments like this were plenty throughout the day, and the celebratory spirit of the conference could be felt all over. I can’t wait for next year!”

 

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