International Women’s Day NYC 2022

GDG Capital Region

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 on April 5, 2022 - virtually from anywhere and in-person in NYC.

Apr 5, 2022, 9:00 PM – Apr 6, 2022, 12:00 AM

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Key Themes

Career DevelopmentInclusionInternational Women's DayNetworkingWomen Techmakers

About this event


Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day NYC 2022 on April 5 - virtually and in person!

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.

IWD is Women Techmakers annual event campaign when our community hosts events in March and April. We create connections, educate and inspire, and recognize that we still have a ways to go to close the gender gap.

Theme: #ProgressNotPerfection

This year our theme celebrates all kinds of progress - big or small - and the strength we demonstrate when we don’t let fear hold us back from following our dreams.

Agenda Overview: Tuesday, April 5, 5-8 pm EST

5:00 pm - 5:55 pm Welcome, Connect & Network - refreshments and drinks will be served

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Panel: "Career, Journey, Interviews" + Q and A

Madona Syombua, Android Engineer at Streem, Google Developer Expert - Android

Claire Davis, Mobile Staff Engineer, Betterment

Marion Bakhoya, Doctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University, NY, Department of Biobehavioral Sciences; ZAWADI (Zealous African Women Advancing Data Science and Innovation) Lead

Aida Issayeva, Sr. Android Engineer, Google Developer Expert - Android

Pauline Gitau, Software Engineer, Deutsche Bank

Sophia Russell, Staff Engineer, Betterment

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Networking, Closing Comments, Raffle + Prizes

Note: This is a very exclusive in-person event with a limited capacity to make it safe!

Please be mindful and RSVP to attend in-person, only if you are planning to actually be there.

Be kind and notify us should your plans change.

Make sure to enter the building before the doors close at 6pm.

We will be streaming the event, so everyone can attend virtually from anywhere.

All in-person attendees are required to be up-to-date on their Covid vaccines, per the CDC guidelines. Bring your proof of full vaccination + booster dose.

Join us at Betterment NYC - our partner to celebrate IWD NYC 2022.



April 5 – 6, 2022
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


Welcome, Connect & Network - refreshments and drinks will be served
Fireside Chat: "Redefining Success"
Panel: "Career, Journey, Interviews" + Q and A
Networking, Closing Comments, Raffle + Prizes


  • Ingrid Gonzalez


    Head of Sales, Workspace at Google Cloud North America, Chairwoman and President of Positive Planet US


  • Marion Bakhoya

    Columbia University

    Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Aida Issayeva


    Staff Software Engineer, Tech Lead

  • Pauline Gitau

    Deutsche Bank

    Software Engineer


  • Madona Wambua

    Android Engineer


  • Anna Nerezova

    Analytics and Optimization Consultant

  • Madona Wambua

    Android Engineer

  • Ruchi Kansal Gupta

    Google NYC Women Techmakers Ambassador


  • Carolina Castro


    Developer Relations Program Manager

  • Linda Kovacs


    Software Engineer


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  • Linda Kovacs


    GDG Lead & WTM Ambassador

  • Fausto Hernandez

    Team Member

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