International Women's Day North America 2022 Watch Party

Mark your calendars! The North America developer communities are excited to announce IWD North America will be happening on April 29-30th (10AM-2PM PDT)!

Apr 29, 2022, 5:00 PM – May 1, 2022, 1:00 AM


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International Women's Day North America 2022

Mark your calendars! The North America developer communities are excited to announce IWD North America will be happening on April 29-30th (10AM-2PM PDT)!

This free, virtual event will bring together thriving women in tech and allies from North America and beyond to educate, inspire and connect.

Join us for 2 days of keynote speakers, inspirational talks and technical content - all focused around the theme of #ProgressNotPerfection, celebrating progress (big or small) and the strength we demonstrate when we don’t let fear hold us back from following our dreams.

April 29, 2022, 1:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT - Virtual Event

1:05 PM - 1:20 PM EDT - Global Women Techmakers Program

1:20 PM - 1:35 PM EDT - North America Women Techmakers Program

1:35 PM - 2:15 PM EDT - Diversity & Allyship Panel

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM EDT - AI/ML: The Basics and Why We Need Your Involvement

Artificial and intelligence and Machine Learning taking on an increased importance in how we apply technology in organizations. This talk will help anyone, regardless of their level of experience with AI or ML, understand how it might be relevant to their work and as well as the importance of including diverse perspectives as we aim to work on AI/ML projects responsibly.

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM EDT - From "Overwhelmed" to "Ahh, octopus"

What does an octopus have to do with your stress? Come find out. We'll be covering three, simple activities that support various aspects of your wellbeing. (And they’re all things you can do in the middle of your workday!)

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT - Panel | Breaking the Invisible Barrier

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT - Invest in Your Career: Get Google Cloud Certified

As more organizations move to cloud, cloud skills are in increasing demand. Cloud certifications are the means to validate cloud-related skill sets. Join us for an introduction to Google Cloud certifications and how they can help you advance your career.

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM EDT - We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Social Justice Is The Work of Everyone

We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Social Justice is the Work of Everyone. This will be a conversation on the state of social justice on a local and national stage. The journey from allyship to activism, and everyday actions for everyday citizens.

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM EDT - Digital Twin Technology for Healthcare

Digital Twin (DT) has gained success in the production industry, and it is now getting attention for health and well-being. In the context of health and well-being. Digital Twins enable the monitoring, understanding, and optimization of all functioning of humans, and provide constant health insight to improve quality of life and well-being. In this talk, Rahatara will introduce DT and discuss why and how Digital Twin can transform the healthcare utilizing AI.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT - Panel with Google Maps Leadership Team

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM EDT - Steering Your Career Advancements

The one thing that really differentiates between those achieving their careers goals vs. who don't, is their ability to steer their own career path, calling their own shots and forging their own journey. It's not the network, not the mentorship and not the sponsorship alone that ensures career advancement unless the person is leading the way to their own development and growth. Huma shares her mentorship journey with women who are leading the change with confidence, ownership, accountability.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT - Economics of Gender Equality

5:00 PM - 5:05 PM EDT - Closing Remarks

April 30, 2022, 1:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT - Virtual Event

1:05 PM - 1:45 PM EDT - Panel | Multi-Generational Entrepreneurship & How the Strategy Evolved

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM EDT - Workshop | Design Thinking

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM EDT - Fireside Chat |

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT - Making Your First App with Jetpack Compose

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM EDT - Telemonitoring and Assistance in Smart Home

Hui will introduce the process and technologies of telemonitoring and how it's used to assist the elderly living alone in smart homes.

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM EDT - Let’s get Fired up: Getting started with Firebase Firestore

Wouldn't it be great to have a cloud database tool that’s easy to use and helps you create real-time responsive apps? And can easily store and synchronize your data without having to worry about the mystical workings of the cloud? Firebase Firestore (by Google) can offer you all of that and more! This talk will dive into Firestore fundamentals and structuring your Firestore DB. In addition, Navati will provide compare relational databases versus NoSQL databases (which is what Firestore is).

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM EDT - Navigate A Career Transition With Confidence

Have you ever wanted to make a career change but were afraid to take that risk? Procheta will share the strategies and action plans from her experience to make a career transition with confidence, and how she settled into a Design career switching from engineering and research careers.

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM EDT - Digital Currencies for Good

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT - Pulling the Strings of Puppeteer for Web Automation

There are so many web browser automation tools out there in the market. Then why choose, Google's Puppeteer? In this talk, the attendees will learn why Google's Puppeteer is a best choice amongst all. The demos will include how how to use Puppeteer with other frameworks. Attendees can take the key learnings and apply them immediate to their applications.

We’re excited to make IWD a big tentpole moment with our community again this year!

There will be opportunities throughout the event to win raffle prizes such as Google products and merchandise, mentorship sessions with Experts, Cloud credits, and much more - so you won't want to miss out!

Connect with a community of women leaders in technology and celebrate women's economic, political, and social achievements.

Participate in curated sessions led by women leaders and experts to aid in personal and professional development.

Learn and share stories, best practices and relevant expertise/resources between developer community members.


Questions? Reach out to  


  • Tim Hill

    GDG Organizer

  • Dayton Pruet

    Pruet Software

    GDG Organizer

  • Emily Anderson

    Blue Shield of California

    Senior Application Developer

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