Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021!
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"
- 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
Details on speakers and sessions will be updated closer to the event date.
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
Practicum, O'Reilly, NY Tech Loop, Wellframe, ROI Training, gazpacho
POST-EVENT UPDATE 3/31/2021:
Thanks for a great event! 170+ attendees from around the world.
3 videos available on GDG Bronx's YouTube channel:
Head of Sales, Workspace at Google Cloud North America, Chairwoman and President of Positive Planet US
Communication Coach & Founder
Engineering Manager and Tech Lead
University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health Division Chief & Clinical Associate Professor
Learning and Development Lead
Ingrid Gonzalez is a versatile executive and client advocate with 17+ years of leadership and international sales experience in established Fortune 500, startup, and on/offshore International organizations. Coming from a humble backgound, Ingrid has strived throughout her life to make diversity, equity and inclusion a norm and has worked for the biggest and most innovative tech companies in the world. Currently, Ingrid is a Sales Director, Workspace at Google Cloud for North America. Ingrid Gonzalez was appointed in July 2020 as a President and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Positive Planet in the US – a foundation, serving the needs of future entrepreneurs and job seekers in US communities as well as in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She has been a mentor to vulnerable girls in Kenya, part of the Global Give Back Circle “Mentoring Her” program – helping girls in Africa get education, study hard, stay healthy and focused, and graduate. Ingrid is a part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team at Google and is very active in supporting younger women in their career in the US.