Women in Technology Panel for AWDG

Women in Technology Panel for AWDG

AWDG brings you a panel of Atlanta women who work in the field of technology to talk about the importance of diversity in our industry and how we can be more inclusive in our own community.

On our panel we’ll cover topics like:

• The importance of diversity and what women bring to tech as far as innovation and contribution

• What keeps women from entering the technology field

• Who our female role models are in technology (hint - not all of us have them)

• What fields and countries outside the US have a balanced workforce, noting some of the differences in tech and the US.

• Where you can find more support as a woman in our Atlanta community.

Men are absolutely welcome to attend this event and we welcome your questions during the panel and during Q&A. We’ll even cover why it’s awkward to attend events that you might not be sure you’re welcome at and how to encourage diversity and many points of thought even within our own safe spaces.

http://www.meetup.com/atlantawebdesign/events/195500352/

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Jenn Downs

August 08, 2014
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  1. Women in Tech Everyone Should Care

  2. https://www.elance.com/q/women-in-technology

  3. Toni Pashley 
 @tgpashley 
 VP of Product at Sharecare

    
 sharecare.com
  4. Carolyn Everson 
 @Ceverson
 VP of Global Marketing Solutions at

    Facebook
  5. Dr. Valerie Taylor
 Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and

    Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor ! Computer Science & Engineering Texas A&M University http://engineering.tamu.edu/cse/people/vtaylor ! http://www.cmd-it.org/ http://tapiaconference.org/
  6. Tiffani Ashley Bell
 @tiffani 
 codeforamerica.org ! detroitwaterproject.org

  7. None
  8. Before having a baby, I was everywhere — not just

    conferences, networking events, and, for a short time, consulting, but also on Twitter, in Facebook groups, blogging, you name it. I was spread thin and loving it. ! I can’t do that anymore. I won’t do that anymore. But it’s a chronic source of professional tension for me, because so much of the nature of this work relies on omnipresence, or the illusion thereof. https://the-pastry-box-project.net/baker/georgy-cohen
  9. https://www.elance.com/q/women-in-technology

  10. More Groups for Women Systers - http://www.meetup.com/Systers/Atlanta-GA/ 
 Rails Girls

    - http://www.meetup.com/Rails-Girls-Atlanta/ 
 PyLadies - http://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesATL/ 
 Black Girls Code - https://twitter.com/VolunteerBGCATL 
 Women Who Code - http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Atlanta/ ! 
 Tech LadyMafia - http://techladymafia.com/ Lesbians Who Tech - http://lesbianswhotech.org/
 
 http://www.hiremorewomenintech.com/
  11. Thank You to Our Panelists Amy Hoover - @tzamy !

    Colleen Jones - @leenjones 
 Julie Taylor - @juliemtaylor ! Kristin Kelly - @Kristin_K_22 ! Rose Robinson - @rosariorobinson