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Saturday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Girl Power(ed)

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When it comes to women in tech, the question is not “can women have it all?”, the question is “can women do it all?” And the answer is “yes”. The conversation around women in technology has exploded in the past few years, especially with programs like Girls Who Code and STEM education initiatives, encouraging school age girls to code. Women working in this typically male-dominated field are carving their own paths, and thriving – it’s highly likely that the next big break in technology will come from a woman. Why is the time now? How is the female tech experience different? There are advantages to being the minority gender – from varied backgrounds (you don’t have to have a degree!) to being underestimated and over-delivering to having an innate ability to empathize. You’ll hear about the reality of female engineers who are successfully working at some of today’s hottest startups and get inspired to code.

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Tracy Chou

Engineer, Pinterest
Tracy is a backend software engineer at Pinterest, working on a mix of product, platform, and infrastructure projects. Before Pinterest, Tracy was one of the first engineers at Quora, and also spent time as a Rocket Scientist Intern at Rocket Fuel Inc., and a Software Development... Read More →
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Joelle Emerson

Founder/CEO, Paradigm
Joelle is the Founder and CEO of Paradigm, a strategy firm that helps innovative companies become more diverse and inclusive organizations. Before founding Paradigm Joelle was an employment lawyer working on sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

Surabhi Gupta

Engineering Mgr, Airbnb
Surabhi is an engineering manager on the Discovery team at Airbnb, where she works on inspiring travel. Before Airbnb, she was a software engineer at Google where she worked on web search ranking and the Google Now team on predictive search. She holds a Masters degree in Computer... Read More →
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Hui Li

R&D Lead, Airware
Hui researches robotics and aerial systems industry developments that will impact the future of drones at Airware. She received her Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering both from MIT. In her spare time, she DJ’s and makes electronic music.

Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Salon 1

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