International Women’s Day NorthEast 2021 - #CouragetoCreate #IWD21

GDG Capital Region
Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021!

#CourageToCreate @WomenTechmakers

International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs on March 8th every year. It marks a moment to celebrate and provide visibility for the incredible contributions of women around the world and is a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

This year, we’re inviting our community to connect remotely and share the incredible strength and power shown in the face of adversity. We recognize that there were tremendous challenges over the past year, from dealing with the pandemic to broader issues of racial justice and human rights. But we remain hopeful about the future and the belief that together our community can create positive change throughout the world.

Let’s ALL (Men, Women, Non-Binary) join together and embrace our #CourageToCreate that enables us to overcome challenges. EMPOWER EACH OTHER!

Empower Women - Empower All

Join us to learn how to succeed as an engineer, communicate confidently in the virtual world and be a compassionate leader. Meet diverse leaders from top companies and hear their personal experiences and career journeys.

What will you have the #CouragetoCreate in 2021?

Agenda Overview: Friday, March 26, 2021

5:00pm - 5:15pm Connect & Network

5:15pm - 6:00pm Talk - "Things they don't teach engineers at school (but you need to succeed" - Ela Krepska, Engineering Manager and Tech Lead, Google

6:00pm - 6:45pm Interactive Workshop - “Confident Communication: Being Heard in the Virtual World” - Leah Bonvissuto, Communication Coach & Founder, PresentVoices

6:45pm - 7:00pm Break

7:00pm - 7:45pm Panel Session: - "Collaborative Leadership: Leading With Our Whole Selves" 

Ingrid Gonzalez, Head of Sales at Google Cloud New York, Chairwoman and President of Positive Planet US

Leah Bonvissuto, Communication Coach & Founder, PresentVoices, 

- Porsha Monroe, Learning and Development, Netflix

Dr. Makeba Williams, Division Chief & Clinical Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health

7.45pm - 8:00pm Networking, Closing Comments & Prizes

Partnering Communities:

GDG Hudson Valley, GDG Capital Region, GDG Bronx, GDG Lawrence, Mintbean (Toronto, Canada), OpenHub, GDG Boston Android, GDG NYC Cloud, Lean In New Jersey, GDG New Haven, GDG Sudbury, GDG Manchester NH, GDG Portsmouth NH




Friday, Mar 26
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)


  • Linda Kovacs

    Linda Kovacs


    GDG Lead & WTM Ambassador

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  • Fausto Hernandez

    Fausto Hernandez

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  • Jason Rotella

    Jason Rotella

    GDG Founding Organizer

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  • Blain Smith

    Blain Smith

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  • Chadd Portwine

    Chadd Portwine

    Team Member