This group is about empowering women who love all things business and technology. Whether you own your business or work for an organization (public, private, or non-profit), if you love business and technology, this group is for you.
You don't have to be technical to join this group, but that's great if you are. You don't have to be a woman to join this group, but know that all our programming is about supporting women (and people who have traditionally felt inequalities in the workplace, i.e, people with disabilities, LGBTQ, people of color, older workers.
Today, women are still getting paid less than men in the workplace - 80.5 cents for every dollar a man makes. Women are less likely to advance their careers and are still highly underrepresented in senior and executive positions and corporate boards.
In 2017, only 2% (even less for women of color) of venture capital funds (over 80 billion dollars) was invested in female-founded startups.
According to research (2016) by the McKinsey Global Institute, women could add as much as $28 trillion or 26% to annual global GDP in 2015 - if they were to participate in the economy identically to men.
Our time is now. We are the ones we have been waiting for. It's time for us to come together and support one another by sharing our stories. Each Meetup will host a guest speaker with subject matter expertise or a personal workplace story that will inspire us to embrace our power and lead with courage.
We welcome the support of men at our Meetups. It takes a village to change the narrative. By playing a supporting role at our Meetups, men will learn how to advocate and be an ally of women (and others who have traditionally felt unheard) in the workplace. We look forward to the day when there is no need for the hashtag MeToo movement and when the workplace is inclusive and feels safe for everyone to thrive and bring their best version of themselves.
Did you know that diverse teams outperform homogenous teams by 30%? We need diverse perspectives in the workplace. It's good for business and it's good for society.
We are passionate about Business, Technology, Women, Diversity and Inclusion, Equity and EMPOWERING one another. Join Us! Come for the speakers, stay for the support and camaraderie.