New Tech Seattle - Diversity in Tech

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Every 2nd Tuesday of the month

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Our theme for this month is Diversity In Tech. It’s no secret, companies with more diversity, whether it’s racial, ethnic, or gender, perform better than those with less. We’re excited to invite you to learn about the difficulties, successes, and benefits of diversity in the tech industry, and what we can all do to ensure opportunities are available for all of us, and make diversity the standard, not the exception.

+ the crowd:
The Northwest’s smart, fun, creative, innovative tech community – software and application developers, company owners, startup founders, recruiters, hackers, job seekers, executives, investors, community leaders, and people who are new to the area.

+ the speakers:
Founders, leaders & innovators sharing their passion & new tech through 5 minute presentations & 3 minutes of your Q&A. Presenters flow from early stage startups to enterprise companies.

PNW IDEA (Inclusion, diversity, equity and access) presented by Christy Johnson – PNW IDEA is a group founded by Christy bringing together dozens of Seattle professionals working on DEI issues and solutions together. The group meets monthly to share best practices and connect with others working on creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Future for Us presented by Harini Gokul – Dedicated to accelerating the advancement of women of color through community, culture and career development. Cloud industry veteran, global business strategy and digital transformation leader focused on customer and business outcomes. Led global, multi-disciplinary teams in the US and Europe to accelerate cloud adoption and business growth. Global Chief of Staff for Customer Success in world’s largest CS team. (Former Microsoftie)

King County Diversity and Inclusion presented by Mara Cardenas – Providing guidance and stewardship to the King County EEO/AA Employee Advisory Committee and associated subcommittees, and work on projects targeted at operationalizing best practices around diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice on an enterprise-wide level.

Getty Images presented by Kaitlin Ramirez – What does inclusion look like after being invited to the table? You’re starting at a new job, everyone’s excited to have you, but you’re not able to reach your fullest potential. What’s going on? This talk will share tips on finding an advocate at work, why advocates are important, what to do if you can’t find an advocate, and more!

+ the format:
Connecting > community building > community shoutouts > sponsor shoutouts > presentations > afterparty

+ the vibe:
Neighborhood block party – fun, friendly & relaxed with complementary food & a no host bar. You’ll laugh, smile, and have a fun night out with 200+ Seattleites, 100+ Eastsiders or 50+ Tacomans.

+ the experience:
Discover innovative, creative and inspirational new technology (or smarter use of old tech). Could be VR, IoT, Apps, Fintech, Mobiletech, Healthtech, Cloudtech… you get the idea.

+the afterparty
Continue connecting to fantastic people in our community at Art Marble ( after the show ends around 8:30pm.

What's the refund policy?
If for whatever reason you can not attend the event, we do not offer refunds. However you can easily and quickly transfer your ticket(s) to a friend, or simply transfer your ticket(s) to another New Tech Seattle event in the coming months by emailing us.

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