A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Tuesday, March 29, 7:30PM
Where: Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $5; buy tickets here
This week, Seattle-based Crosscut News began a series “showcasing the perspectives and experiences of women in the region’s innovation economy, and analysis of the persistent gender gaps within the tech industry.” Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack (CEO of Fizzmint) knows a thing or two about navigating the male dominated tech world. Her book, Women in Tech, shares stories of her experiences and success, tips on overcoming the boys’ club mentality, field-specific career skills, and easily achievable steps to coming out on top.
On March 29th, she’ll be joined by a panel of successful female tech professionals who contributed to the book for a discussion of how they got to where they are and what it’s really like to be a “woman in tech.” Panelists include: Kamilah Taylor (software engineer at LinkedIn), Angie Chang (VP of Hackbright Academy, founder of Women 2.0), Brianna Wu (Co-Founder, CEO, and Head of Development at Giant Spacekat), and Kristin Toth Smith (former CEO of Code Fellows). The conversation will be moderated by Stephen (Stepto) Toulouse, Microsoft/Xbox veteran and currently Director of Hacker Success at HackerOne.