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Seattle Women in Education Technology, #LeanInEDU

  • 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.


Resources:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/magazine/why-are-there-still-so-few-women-in-science.html

http://leanin.org/

http://edtechwomen.com/

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/01/14/0910967107.abstract


(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!)

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  • Deepa

    I am excited to have found this group and looking forward to the next event!

    November 21, 2013

  • Lindsey Stephens O.

    The LinkedIn group is set up! Let's connect!

    http://lnkd.in/brGeseb

    October 24, 2013

  • Lindsey Stephens O.

    Great to meet and connect w so many women, and especially to hear the frequent sentiment that new tech should come from real *needs* in education!

    October 23, 2013

    • Cara G.

      Hi Lindsey, Thanks for organizing. I'll look for you on LinkedIn. Let me know more about the higher ed startup event you mentioned. Thanks!

      October 24, 2013

  • Kate C.

    Oh no! I assumed I'd just be stuck on the waitlist and made other plans for the evening. Enjoy the conversation and I'll look forward to joining you all for another event soon.

    October 23, 2013

  • Stephanie D.

    I'm new here, and although I can't make it tonight, I hope to join you all in the near future.

    October 23, 2013

  • Ana

    Sorry, I can't make it. Something came up - business things and got pulled on it. I hope to make the next one though.

    October 22, 2013

  • Nancy

    Hi All, would love to attend- won't be able to make it. Sunday afternoons would probably work best in the future. Also, the libraries (both KCLS and Seattle) offer FREE meeting spaces, as does Quest Church and Mosaic, I believe.

    October 20, 2013

    • Ana

      I'll second the sunday afternoon suggestion. Evenings are particularly tough to be travelling around for women.

      1 · October 21, 2013

    • Nancy

      Ana, yep!

      October 21, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    New to the EdTech group -- I can only attend for the first half hour, okay to still drop by and meet people? I don't want to take up a whole spot though for someone who can attend the whole time..

    October 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll only be there for the second half -- we can share!

      October 16, 2013

    • Lindsey Stephens O.

      :-) I'm okay with you guys "sharing" a spot! I'll raise the limit to 17 people to reflect that. If you'd like, you can "share" the cost, too. We just need to cover the fee Starbucks is charging us to reserve the room.

      October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm very excited but won't be able to get there until 7pm -- is that ok?

    October 9, 2013

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