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WHFNP presents #PanelForParity in Celebration of International Women's Day

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In celebration of International Women's Day 2016, Women Hack for Non-Profits is live streaming a panel on Monday, March 7th from 7PM-8PM GMT to discuss and celebrate being a Woman in Technology in line with the IWD theme "Pledge for Parity".

Join us from the comfort of your home and join the discussion using the hashtag #PanelForParity


Monday March 7th, 7-8PM GMT

YouTube livestream:

Follow on twitter: @WHFNP ( / #PanelForParity (



Come join us tonight at Thoughtworks, Central London, to be in the audience, ask your questions in a comfortable, personal setting and enjoy some networking with a friendly bunch over food and drinks afterwards. RSVP at our eventbrite page to attend! (



• Hera Hussain, Founder of Chayn (

• Charlotte Fereday, Programme Manager at Code First: Girls (

• Jade Daubney, Graduate Recruiter at Thoughtworks (

• Eddie Jaoude, Open Source advocate and top Open Source contributor on Github

• Vinita Rathi, Co-Founder of WHFNP (, Co-Founder/CEO at SysTango (, Ex-Vice President Goldman Sachs, Mum


Hera Hussain, Founder of Chayn (

Hera co-founded Chayn (, an open-source project empowering women against oppression and enabling them through technology. She also partners with Empowerhack (, an organisation aiding female refugees which she represented during the Techfugees ( Global Consultation Week live stream, and recently gave a TedX talk highlighting Chayn's outstanding work and mission.

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Charlotte Fereday, Programme Manager at Code First:Girls (

Charlotte is Programme Manager at Code First: Girls (, a social enterprise which works with companies and women to increase the proportions of women in tech and entrepreneurship. Prior to this she worked at The Cultural Institute at King's College London, managing a broad portfolio of collaborative projects as well as co-founded an edu-tech startup ( She recently completed her PhD at King's and is now learning to code with the support of Code First: Girls.

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Jade Daubney, Graduate Recruiter at Thoughtworks (

Jade is part of the recruiment team at ThoughtWorks and is usually touring the UK in order to ensure her company have an awesome and diverse intake. She is not just extremely passionate about women in tech, but about equality in general. Jade's ambitious dream is to inspire our future generation to be braver and proud of who they are.

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Eddie Jaoude, Open Source advocate and top Open Source contributor on github

Eddie has been programming for over a decade and has consulted for organisations in the financial, governmental and private sectors. Outside of his consultancy role Eddie enjoys attending and contributing to hackathons and conferences around the world which deal with a variety of technical and social issues. His first foray into the realm of Women's issues was EmpowerHack's "Empowering women and girl refugees" hackathon. Since then Eddie has contributed to EmpowerHack's Open Source projects from a technical perspective and has also brought his expertise and infectious enthusiasm to actively support the growth of women in tech at WHFNP and AcornAspirations. He has been likened to Sheldon Cooper from "The Big Bang Theory" with marginally more social skills.

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Vinita Rathi, WHFNP Co-Founder, CEO/Co-Founder of Systango (, ex-VP Goldman Sachs, Mum

Vinita is a Tech Architect and Product Manager with 10+ years technology experience. An ex-Vice President Goldman Sachs, London and founder of (, an IT agency that helps founders and companies build tech products. She has successfully put together a team of 100+ handpicked members. In her community, Vinita is the Director of ( (London chapter) and founder of our very own ( She's also an inspiring role model for all Mums in Tech!

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Women Hack for Non-Profits is a volunteer-run organisation encouraging more women to activate themselves in the tech community via tangible goals like open source contributions, blog posts and public speaking amongst many others.

Find out more about us and our mission via our website (