Women Who Code Atlanta Anniversary Party Keynote Speech

Women Who Code Atlanta Anniversary Party Keynote Speech

The keynote speech was given at the Women Who Code Atlanta 5th Anniversary party.

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Jennifer Bland

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

  2. <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? !2
  3. DATE: January 2015 !3 CITY: Atlanta, GA LOCATION: ThoughtWorks revolution

    already in progress
  4. LIVE LIFE UNCHAINED !4

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

    SCHOLARSHIPS CODING BOOTCAMP our circle of excellence !5
  6. time to be brave and start taking a chance on

    yourself !6
  7. HEATHER ROSENBERG ANDREA AIRALL SHELL KELL ASHTINE TAPANESE TAN LUI

    LESLIE CACEDA JAYME MARSHALL GATINA FOY !7 coding bootcamp NEEDA MEHMUD NING YUAN VALARIE THOMAS ELIZABETH GULSBY PORSCHA JOHNSON CONNIE ANNA SEDLAR IRENE ZHAO MONE’T FULGHAM JULIE FREDRICKSON MATHILDE MOUW IVY RUEB SWATI SALUJA STEPHANIE CHAMBLEE HAZEL DOCTOR NICCI WILLIAMS LAURA BATSON MELANIE HEINS LAUREN SPENCER SAFIYYA SHARIF ALICIA BARRETT KIMBERLY OWENS SHIRLETTE CHAMBERS CASHUNA MARSHALL VALARIA REGAS MELANIE HEINS SARAH SHELDEN SAMANTHA FLAGLER KAVODEL LASODE HEATHER KNOWLTON BINH CHUNG SHIRLETTE CHAMBERS NORIAH WILLIAMS CARISSA FELDER SHERRI MITCHELL
  8. !8 CODING BOOTCAMP 54

  9. !9

  10. fruits of the revolution !1 0

  11. WWCodeATL 2016 Hackathon Winners !1 1 hackathon

  12. is the revolution accomplishing its goal? !1 2

  13. ALICIA BARRETT Juice Analytics IRENE ZHAO Big Nerd Ranch NOELLE

    BARBER CallRail ADELE FRANCOIS Fiserv INTERNSHIP !1 3
  14. 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 !1 4 job in tech
  15. 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 !1 5 job in tech
  16. 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 !1 6 job in tech
  17. 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 !1 7 job in tech BETH LAING got job at CNN
  18. !1 8

  19. The Conference for women by women !1 9

  20. Revolution’s impact !2 0 The true measure of your worth

    includes all the benefits that others have gained from your success CULLEN HIGHTOWER
  21. LIVE LIFE UNCHAINED !2 1

  22. !2 2 youtube.com/c/jenniferbland Hacktober

  23. !2 3

  24. Founder Co-Director Co-Director !2 4 our founders ERICA STANLEY BETH

    LAING ANGEL BANKS
  25. front row seat to a revolution zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz JENNIFER BLAND