Oct 23, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Are you a woman in education - a k-12 teacher, college professor, professional development leader, etc - or a woman in technology - a software developer, hardware engineer, business developer, etc? Many (if not most) women in our group's membership are both!
The storm is growing for women to stand up and support each other in striving for excellence and leadership in areas where women are typically underrepresented. Eileen Pollack's recent NYT article "Why Are There So Few Women In Science?" has made giant waves, Sheryl Sandburg's book "Lean In" has spawned Lean In Circles, and women like Sehreen Noor Ali and Margaret Roth are launching EdTechWomen chapters nationwide. Sian Beilock et al showed in their 2010 study just how bad the results can be for young women with poor female role models in math!
The Seattle EdTech Meetup has a strong membership, including strong women who can band together to support each other in our leadership and growth in the wider education technology community.
Join Seattle EdTech Meetup organizer Lindsey Own and a small group of your fellow Seattle women of edtech to network as women supporting each other and accelerating together, and begin shaping a "LeanIn Circle" or "EdTechWomen chapter" for Seattle.
(Steve and Lindsey are both working on putting together a November meetup for our wider membership... it's surprising how difficult it is to find inexpensive meeting space! Offers to host are welcome!)