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Tuesday, Sep 16
1:00pm — 2:30pm
275 attending

Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the data really telling us?

Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the data really telling us?

This presentation will include two speakers:

1 - This past week, Ingrid Alongi, CEO of Quick Left, was fortunate enough to be chosen as a keynote speakers at GlueCon 2014 in Broomfield, CO. Below is her abstract. We would like to pitch this speech with some updates for Startup Week. It was an incredible talk.

At Quick Left, I'm passionate about creating an environment for our developers that harbors creativity and collaboration, and believe incorporating women on my team is a key element to what makes our company work so seamlessly.

In my opinion, there are 7 ways to promote a better performing team:

Make a commitment
Host team building events during business hours
Provide ample outlets for feedback to leadership team
Examine your hiring practices: from job posts to interviewing style
Examine your bonus and raise criteria - not everyone is good at asking
Having more women in leadership encourages more women in general
Your job is a place of business where adults work, but it can still be fun!
If you would like to see the stats on women in technology, and reasons why females aren't coming up the pipeline, check out my slideshare from the conference.


2 - Male Advocates Matter for Increasing Gender Diversity
Name: Dr. Wendy DuBow
Bio: http://www.ncwit.org/profile/wendy-dubow

Hunter Technical Resources will be providing snacks & beverages.