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Mind The Gap: Womxn Designing for Womxn

Mind The Gap: Womxn Designing for Womxn
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December 10, 2020
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Earlier this year, we launched Alley’s Mind The Gap series with our partners at Verizon 5G Labs. This series is aimed at uncovering the areas in tech where womxn continue to face obstacles, how they’ve overcome them, and how their work is paving the way for fellow womxn in the industry.

Once a month, we’ll host an intimate discussion with an industry leader championing inclusivity, representation, and progress for all womxn-kind through their work.

This month, the topic of conversation is inclusive product design. Join us as we chat with a female-focused designer spearheading innovative technology with their own demographic in mind. We’ll hear how 5G technology can help inform inclusive design, and what the future of designing for womxn looks like.

Once you RSVP you will receive the attendee link. We look forward to seeing you there!

Meet The Panelists:
Cat Schmitz
Concept Designer
Verizon 5G Labs

Cat Schmitz is currently the Concept Designer of the 5G Lab where she develops and designs new concepts around different technologies that 5G will enable. She designs experiences that show how 5G might enable more patient-focused healthcare experiences, enhance immersive entertainment, gaming, and more.

In previous roles at Verizon, Cat directed creative projects like sizzle videos, informative reports, high visibility websites like Built on 5G and NFL Challenge, and internal reporting platforms. She also led several top-tier professional Game Jams and Hackathons which added a level of validation to partners testing on 5G. These early initiatives paved the way and acted as a trial ground for even bigger prototyping initiatives like the 5G NFL Gaming Challenge.

Cat earned an M.F.A. in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design (Valedictorian) and a B.A. in Creative Media and Technology from New York University (Magna Cum Laude). Cat is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University where she teaches hands-on technical courses like Creative Coding (java), Critical Making (physical computing), and New Media Research Studio (rapid prototyping and design methods).

Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene
Founder & CEO
PopCom

Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene is a serial entrepreneur and inventor with over 19 years of experience in marketing and business development. Her most recent ventures Flat Out of Heels and PopCom. Dawn has received numerous awards and accolades for her business savvy and pitching skills, and has been invited to speak on numerous panels and workshops and featured in countless media outlets including Forbes, Black Enterprise, Fortune, Fast Company, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, The Miami Herald, CNBC/Yahoo series ‘The Biz Fix’ with Marcus Lemonis, and MSNBC ‘Your Biz’ Elevator Pitch. Dawn has an expertise in raising traditional and non-traditional business capita, having raised millions of dollars for her ventures since 2001l. In 2019, Dawn became the first female CEO globally to raise a secure token offering (STO) over $1 million using equity crowdfunding under Reg CF the JOBS Act. In 2020, Dawn raised a second fully subscribed equity crowdfunding campaign bringing her total to $2.3M raised from 4,800 investors.

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.

Eventbrowse

We search the web (and more) to collect and select only the best events

We continuously search  for information on conferences and business/tech events from various platforms, venue websites, directories, API’s, social media and other sources (everywhere) to have a comprehensive view on what’s happening.

But we select and retain only the best events, and publish them our online directory, and our weekly newsletter with our recommendations. Currently we cover 50+ major metropolitan areas in the US.

Fullstack Academy

Fullstack Academy is a top-ranked immersive school for web development and cybersecurity training based in New York City. Fullstack offers comprehensive in-person and remote training opportunities across the U.S. and prepares students with the in-demand skills they need to launch fulfilling tech careers.

Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is an American business incubator, entrepreneur training and startup launch program that was founded in Palo Alto, California in 2009. Although based in Silicon Valley, The Founder Institute maintains chapters in over 180 cities and more than 65 different nations across the globe.

SoGal

SoGal is the largest global platform for the education and empowerment of diverse entrepreneurs and investors. Our mission is to close the diversity gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital.

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.

NYFTL

The New York Fashion Tech Lab is a community-driven, relationship building, collaboration, and business development platform.  The nonprofit program was co-founded by Springboard Enterprises and key fashion retailers to support women-led companies that have developed innovations at the intersection of fashion, retail, and technology.

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