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Women & Wine Wednesdays: Collaborative Networking with MIT Sloan Alumnae & Friends
What is “Personal Branding” and why is it important to your career?

We are excited to have Marina Giliver, MBA '06, Director, Business Cards and Payments, Capital One, lead a workshop to help us define what Personal Branding is and discuss what gets in the way of a successful personal brand. Marina will share tips for building your personal brand and taking your career forward, including strategies, techniques, and ideas for writing a crisp bio.

The Why: (Why do our attendees need to know about this topic)

Our focus for the workshop is to provide women in the engineering field (along with their allies) with understanding how to combat gender bias and provide practical tools on how to take their career forward.

3 Key takeaways: (What are the golden nuggets that the audience will walk away with having attended the session?)

  • Imposter syndrome - what it is, how it manifests itself, tips for managing and using to your advantage 
  • Practical tips for building your personal brand and taking your career forward 
  • Why having a bio is important and tips for writing a crisp impactful bio  

This session is for you if... (Who is this session perfect for?) Young or seasoned professional who aspires to learn about techniques to build your personal brand and take your career to the next level.

Marina Giliver is a Director of Software Engineering at Capital One. She is partnering with Small Business Card technical executives and business leaders on building innovative data driven products that empower customers with world class payment and spend management tools. In this role, she is leading and growing engineering teams for Business Capabilities and Payments in Boston, MA.

With over 20 years of experience, Marina held engineering leadership roles at Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters), Computershare, Genscape and Linedata where she was recognized for her passion for new technologies. In her last role, as a head of new platform engineering team, Marina led Linedata’s effort in building the first cloud native real time trading platform, delivering a first Linedata production solution in a public cloud and building innovative continuous integration and delivery processes. Marina has extensive expertise in platform engineering, evolving legacy systems to cloud microservices architecture and leading agile transformations.

Marina holds a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University of Engineering and an MBA (2006) from MIT Sloan School of Management.


Please come and sip, munch and mingle to continue to build our valuable and growing network of women professionals! Women and Wine Wednesday is open to all MIT alumnae, colleagues and friends.

Wednesday, November 1 2023
6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. ET
The Ritz Carlton, Artisan Bistro
10 Avery Street, Boston, MA
$20/per person
This event is hosted by the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association (MITSBAA). MITSBAA is an alumni-led 501-C3 non-profit. For more information and/or to volunteer, please visit

Our Women's Events Volunteer Committee includes:

  • Audrey Daum, SM '88, SBAA Board Co-Chair Women’s Events, Chair, Women and Wine Wednesdays & Senior Vice President – Investments, Moors & Cabot,
  • Sun Altbach, MBA '11, Advisor LVF VC,
  • Monica Kothari, MBA '19, Regions Lead, Campus Strategy, Capital One,
  • Dr. Irena Lucifredi, PhD '05, President, SOFAR Acoustics, LLC,
  • Katie Manty, SM '02, VP, Omnichannel Strategy,
  • Tina Kruczynski, Program Manager, MITSBAA,

Event Information
Wednesday, Nov 1 2023 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm [ iCal ]
The Ritz Carlton, Artisan Bistro
10 Avery Street
Boston, MA 02111
Boston Skyline Panorama courtesy Nietnagel © 2010
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