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Taking Over Tech: Empowering Girls & Womxn Everywhere

Eliminating the Gender Gap in Tech
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September 23, 2020
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It’s no secret that womxn only account for a small fraction of the workforce in tech. If all goes according to plan, that won’t be the case for much longer. It’s time for girls & womxn to take up space in tech, but there are a few pieces to that puzzle – early education, professional development, and mentorship are only a few.

Studies show that only 19% of computer science majors in the United States are women. How can we change that number? Our panelists are ready to show you.

Join us as we discuss actionable means of empowering girls & womxn wherever they are in their tech journey. We’ll cover the importance of mentorship, opportunities for professional development, and uncover the gaps in early education that prevent womxn from pursuing computer science.

Together, we can close those gaps, and create more space for girls and womxn to succeed in tech. 

Meet The Panelists:
Lesia Harhaj
Director of Career Success
Fullstack Academy

Lesia Harhaj is Fullstack Academy's Director of Career Success. A career development and education professional with over 12 years of experience, Lesia's work focuses on engaging with employers to help them build a robust pipeline of Fullstack Academy graduates. Additionally, she oversees the development and execution of strategic career development initiatives for Fullstack Academy's students and alumni. Lesia is also a member of the Board of Directors for CIRR (Council on Integrity in Results Reporting), an organization of which Fullstack Academy is a founding member.

Prior to joining Fullstack, Lesia was the Recruitment Manager for the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development and a Campus Recruiter for Citi's Investment Banking MBA Programs. She holds a BA in Political Science and International Studies from American University in Washington, DC and MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University.

Bannya Dasrao
Student
Queens College

Bannya is currently a junior at the City University of New York's Queens College Campus pursuing her bachelor's degree in computer science. She started doing internships during the winter break of her freshman year. Since then, she has completed three internships with Verizon and one internship with Aetna. Previous to attending college, she  attended Aviation High School in Long Island City, where she received her FAA certification that authorizes her to be an Aircraft Mechanic in the United States.

Michael A. Urbina
Executive Talent Partner
BOX

Michael is a human capital and executive search professional, currently leading executive diversity recruiting efforts at Box, Inc. Michael’s mission is to disrupt traditional recruiting practices in Silicon Valley and empower the next generation of high-performing executives from underrepresented backgrounds. In addition to Box, Michael is now the Founder, Executive Producer and Host of “¡ADELANTE, JUNTOS!,” a podcast dedicated to highlighting the lived experiences of Latinx, senior executives.

Cynthia Chapple
Founder
Black Girls Do STEM

Cynthia is an innovative scientist, an advocate for black girls and women, and champion of equity. In keeping with this work she is founder of Black Girls Do STEM an organization offering exploration of STEM career pathways through hands-on engaging curriculum in the areas of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to middle and high school black girls to expose them to career pathways and empowering them to become STEM professionals.

Cynthia received her Bachelor of Chemistry Degree from Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) and her Master of Science in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). She is a Senior Research and Development Chemist in the manufacturing industry where she specializes in coating technologies for electrical and electronic markets.

She has been a featured speaker for numerous platforms and spoken on an array of topics, most recently the Keynote Speaker for Colorado College FemSTEM Symposium in Colorado Springs, Co where she discussed the impact of Black Girls Do STEM and its benefits to intersectional feminism. Her ideas around best practices to cultivate the STEM community for black girls is deeply personal and fueled by her desire to make the road less challenging for the next generation of black girls innovators.

Our Partners:

Verizon 5G Labs

Verizon's 5G Labs works with startups, academia and enterprise teams to build a 5G-powered world. We work on 5G trials, hackathons, industry partnerships, prototyping challenges and more.

Fullstack Academy

Fullstack Academy is an immersive software engineering coding bootcamp located in New York City and Chicago. Students of the full-time flagship course learn full stack JavaScript over the course of a 13-week, on-campus program.

37 Angels

At 37 Angels, our mission is to close the gender gap in startup investing.  We are committed to:

  • Clarity Through Education: 37 Angels is the antidote to the fuzzy, black box world of angel investing. Our goal is to bring this world into focus through education – education of our investors, our founders, and the broader startup community.
  • Transparency In Communication: Too often, founders are unaware of why they didn’t receive investment, and investors don’t communicate the steps in the due diligence process. 37 Angels has a process that’s built around open communication.
  • Advice Grounded In Empathy: We’ve been there. Our process was built by investors who are former entrepreneurs who understand the highs and lows of business-building. The collective experience of our network creates a body of understanding that we extract, document, and organize as a resource.

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