Front Row Seat to a Revolution

Front Row Seat to a Revolution

Three years ago I attended my first WWC event where there were 6 attendees. Two years later I spoke at a tech conference for women by women where women were the majority of attendees. What it has been like for me to have a front row seat to a revolution for women in tech.

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Jennifer Bland

June 21, 2018
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  1. front row seat to a revolution zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz JENNIFER BLAND

  2. Founder Co-Director Co-Director Former Co-Director !2 our founders ERICA STANLEY

    BETH LAING ANGEL BANKS ALICIA CARR
  3. <25% OF STEM WORKFORCE REASON 1 Between 2006-2014 the number

    of women graduating with a degree in CS actually declined 1 IN 7 DON’T WORK IN THAT FIELD REASON 2 Even when a woman manages to get a STEM degree they are less likely to work in that field INTEREST IN STEM DECLINES REASON 4 64% would consider STEM in school. Only 30% study at university. Only 3% of grads list tech career as 1st choice ONLY 27% CONSIDER CAREER IN STEM REASON 3 The STEM gender gap starts young. Only 27% of female students would consider a career in technology why a revolution? !3
  4. CHAPTER No. 1 Some background !4

  5. DATE: January 2015 !5 CITY: Atlanta, GA LOCATION: ThoughtWorks revolution

    already in progress
  6. LIVE LIFE UNCHAINED !6

  7. CHAPTER No. 2 revolution gains ground !7

  8. CUSTOM RECOGNITION WRITING ARTICLES JOBS HELPING OTHERS SPEAKING CREATING PRODUCTS

    SCHOLARSHIPS CODING BOOTCAMP our circle of excellence !8
  9. time to be brave and start taking a chance on

    yourself !9
  10. graduated from General Assembly coding bootcamp graduated from General Assembly

    coding bootcamp !1 0 coding bootcamp DANIELLE BOWMAN BETH LAING ANGEL BANKS ANN VU completed the Project Management course at General Assembly graduated from 1st cohort at UCF coding bootcamp
  11. !1 1 Coding bootcamp BRITNEY GATES AUDORA CHALKER MARIEN SCOTT

    GRACE BELANGIA graduated from 1st cohort at clubhouse.se coding bootcamp is attending WozU Coding Bootcamp created a coding bootcamp in Augusta, GA completed CodeSchool’s Web Development Track
  12. HEATHER ROSENBERG ANDREA AIRALL SHELL KELL ASHTINE TAPANESE TAN LUI

    LESLIE CACEDA JAYME MARSHALL GATINA FOY !1 2 General Assembly NEEDA MEHMUD
  13. NING YUAN VALARIE THOMAS ELIZABETH GULSBY PORSCHA JOHNSON CONNIE ANNA

    SEDLAR IRENE ZHAO !1 3 DIGITAL CRAFTS
  14. MONE’T FULGHAM JULIE FREDRICKSON MATHILDE MOUW IVY RUEB SWATI SALUJA

    STEPHANIE CHAMBLEE HAZEL DOCTOR NICCI WILLIAMS !1 4 THINKFUL LAURA BATSON
  15. MELANIE HEINS LAUREN SPENCER SAFIYYA SHARIF ALICIA BARRETT KIMBERLY OWENS

    SHIRLETTE CHAMBERS CASHUNA MARSHALL VALARIA REGAS !1 5 GEORGIA TECH
  16. MELANIE HEINS SARAH SHELDEN SAMANTHA FLAGLER KAVODEL LASODE HEATHER KNOWLTON

    SHIRLETTE CHAMBERS BINH CHUNG NORIAH WILLIAMS !1 6 GEORGIA TECH
  17. CARISSA FELDER !1 7 CAREER CODE ACADEMY

  18. SHERRI MITCHELL !1 8 the iron yard

  19. !1 9 CODING BOOTCAMP 54

  20. !2 0

  21. CHAPTER No. 3 fruits of the revolution !2 1

  22. KANAN PATEL WERE ON THE WINNING TEAM FOR THE FINTECH

    HACKATHON. THE TEAM WON $6,000 FOR BEST USE OF THE API MARISSA SWANSON !2 2 hackathon
  23. TEAM WON HONORABLE MENTION AT THE MARTA HACKATHON ANN VU

    !2 3 hackathon
  24. TEAM SELECTED AS FINALIST IN AT&T C3 HACKATHON COMPETITION ANN

    VU !2 4 hackathon BRITTANI SMALLS
  25. TEAM WON THE HEALTHCARE HACKATHON AMBER KELLER !2 5 hackathon

  26. WWCodeATL 2016 Hackathon Winners !2 6 hackathon

  27. CHAPTER No. 4 is the revolution accomplishing its goal? !2

    7
  28. ALICIA BARRETT Juice Analytics IRENE ZHAO Big Nerd Ranch NOELLE

    BARBER CallRail ADELE FRANCOIS Fiserv INTERNSHIP !2 8
  29. AUDORA CHALKER got a job at Cox ANNA SEDLAR got

    first job at Big Nerd Ranch DEEANN KENDRICK got first job as Software Engineer at startup Ten.O ANGEL BANKS promoted to Sr. Application Analyst at FirstData DANEEZ OWAIS promoted to Product Management for a telehealth company NIYA PANEMDANAM got ew job as Frontend developer at Vehicle Media WHITLEY BACON promoted to Sr Software Engineer at HomeDepot Ellen Sun got first job at IgnitionOne !2 9 job in tech
  30. ASHTINE TAPANESE got first job as a QA Analyst at

    Calendly Jayme Marhall got her first job in tech MEGAN DOLLAR got first job as Frontend Developer at the Creative Group LAURA BATSON got first job with startup ThingTech ALICIA BARRETT got a job with SalesLoft DANEEZ OWAIS accepted a new job at MailChimp DANIELLE BOWMAN got first job as Jr Developer at Verizon ELIZABETH GULSBY got first job as Data Analyst at Healthlink Dimensions !3 0 job in tech
  31. TERRI CHU job a job as a Developer at Airbus

    Aerial CHELSEA BULLOCK was promoted to Senior Researcher at IBM Jasmynem accepted a new part-time digital marketing gig PRAISE CHIKEZIE became webmaster at University of West Georgia Radio Station LAURA KAJPUST got first job as Frontend Developer SYDNEY SMITH got job as Senior Software Developer at CNN KACY WEAKLEY accepted a new job at MailChimp Irene Zhao got first job as Software Engineer with Insiten !3 1 job in tech
  32. Shirelette Chambers got first job at Riskalyze MARIE FIBEY got

    job as Solutions Engineer for Workforce Management MEGAN TIU was promoted to Sr Developer at CallRail CECILI REED got new job as a Software Engineer at NCR RACHEL KAHN got job as Frontend Developer with Primal Screen CAHSUNA MARSHALL got job with Vizzia Technologies ALLISON HIGGINS got job at Cisco Systems Valarie Regas got first job as Jr DevOps Engineer at Airbus Aerial !3 2 job in tech BETH LAING got job at CNN
  33. CHAPTER No. 5 The Conference for women by women !3

    3
  34. !3 4 WE rise Conference

  35. !3 5

  36. !3 6

  37. Revolution’s impact !3 7 The true measure of your worth

    includes all the benefits that others have gained from your success CULLEN HIGHTOWER
  38. LIVE LIFE UNCHAINED !3 8

  39. 6 zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz g TRAINING help me help you RATRACEGRAD@GMAIL.COM

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  41. front row seat to a revolution zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz JENNIFER BLAND