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Women in Tech: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
October 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Join us on Tuesday, October 23rd from 4 – 6:30 pm to celebrate 10 years of Women in Tech programs at the Tech Collective with an interactive keynote and workshop by Heather O’Neill (CEO of Pixels for Humans). Help us celebrate the accomplishments of the last ten years and look forward to continuing our mission of helping women advance in this industry.
Bet on Women: Tech’s future shines brightest in the hands of women.
From Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper to the Hidden Figures and ENIAC 6, women have always been at the forefront of emerging technology. Despite this, it’s men like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates who are lionized by the tech community as entrepreneurs and technology leaders.
But the future looks different – study after study reinforces a long-overdue truism: investing in women is the surest path to success. From hiring and promoting women to investing in women-run startups, the data is clear on the benefit and necessity of placing women at the helm. In this interactive discussion, we’ll talk about why women are tech’s best bet and how you can act on this truth to propel yourself and others forward.
We will cover:
– What the research says about why women succeed
– How to propel your own tech career forward, even if your boss isn’t on board
– The best ways to enhance your unique skills while continuing to grow
This session is interactive so come ready to engage, share, and learn. Women are the future of tech. It’s time we make it happen.
Featured Speaker and Facilitator: Heather O’Neill; CEO of Pixels for Humans
Heather O’Neill is a product strategist and tech consultant with over a decade of experience creating meaningful products for the people who use them. At Pixels for Humans, Heather helps tech start-ups solve their toughest challenges, grow into mature, community-focused businesses, and center people over profits.
4-4:15 pm: Registration & Networking
4:15 – 4:30: Welcome & 10 Year Recap
4:30 – 6:00 pm: Speaker & Workshop
6:00 pm: Networking & Celebratory Refreshments
* Refreshments will be provided
PARKING: Additional parking is available at 181 Valley Street (across the street).
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Tech Collective serves as both the virtual and physical hub of Rhode Island’s tech community. Located in the Rising Sun Mills, we are equipped with a shared space for collaboration that cuts across industries, specializations, as well as cultural differences and socio-economic statuses.