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5th Annual Holiday Mingle Meetup @ Blackbaud!
A student, a CEO, a neuroscientist, a professor, an innovation director, an engineer, a tech executive, and MORE Charleston Women in Tech is proud to present “1 hour, 11 amazing speakers, 10 inspiring messages” Join us at Blackbaud’s World Headquarters on Daniel Island for an epic event celebrating the amazing women in Charleston’s technology community. 10 talented speakers will share their personal messages and insights in the form of 5-minute “Ignite” talks that you don’t want to miss. You’ll also have an opportunity to network with others in the community over snacks and spirits – a perfect way to ring in the holidays! Attendance is FREE to all, but we will be accepting donations for CodeON, our program for teaching code to kids in marginalized Charleston communities. Featured Speakers: Alexandra Shope / CS Student at College of Charleston Talk: “How the Arts Can Bring More Women to Data Science” Andrea Marshall / Innovation Center Director, Clinical Biotech Reasearch Inst. Roper St. Francis Talk: “Perspectives on Tech Investing” Heather Collins / Cognitive Neuroscientist Talk: "Gender-based Confidence Gap in Tech & How Science Can Boost Confidence" Jeanne Dion / Supervisor, Implementation Services at Concur Talk: "Why Not Try" Rosemary O'Neill / CEO, Narrative Talk: "What's Holding You Back?" Sarah Malick / Software Engineer, Blackbaud Talk: "The Best Advice I Forgot I Received" Selena Martin / Director, American Express Talk: "Step Out of Your Comfort Zone” Sierra Williams / Technical Project Manager, SPAWAR Talk: "Identity in Tech" Shannon Williams / VP Sales & Marketing, BoomTown Janet Hart / Senior Project Manager, Amazon Talk: "Top 10 Lessons We've Learned to Get Stuff Done" Valerie Sessions / Chair, Department of Computer Science at Charleston Southern University Talk: “The Power of Unselfishness”

Blackbaud Global Headquarters

65 Fairchild Street · Charleston, sc

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    Are you a woman contributing to the boom of Charleston's growing tech industry? Even if you are new to the tech industry and are interested in learning how to become a part of this fast growing sector, join us! Charleston Women in Tech is a collaborative effort of Charleston’s women leaders, educators, and tech professionals to support and mentor women of all ages in the technology industry. At Charleston Women in Tech you can connect with other brilliant women from the Charleston tech community and discuss important topics such as work/life balance, working in a male dominated industry, and how to navigate the hiring process. We have a fantastic group of mentors and women leaders from throughout the community available to discuss these topics and share their insights. So come, learn, network, and be inspired by our panels, events, and forums!

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