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

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021! THIS IS A JOINT EVENT ACROSS MULTIPLE GDG CHAPTERS.

Mar 26, 2021, 9:00 PM – Mar 27, 2021, 12:00 AM


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About this event

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, 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

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

Details on speakers and sessions will be updated closer to the event date.

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



March 26 – 27, 2021
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


Connect and Network
Interactive Workshop
Panel Session
Networking, Closing Comments & Prizes


  • Ingrid Gonzalez


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

  • Leah Bonvissuto


    Communication Coach & Founder

  • Ela Krepska


    Engineering Manager and Tech Lead


  • Roman Jaquez


    GDG Organizer

  • Kevin Quan


    GDG Organizer

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