International Women's Day (IWD) Celebration 2019

GDG Netherlands
Wed, Mar 20, 2019, 5:30 PM (CET)

About this event

We are proud to be hosting the 2019 International Women's Day Celebration, a women's tech conference, open to everyone. There's no celebration without networking & drinks so stay till the end!

(Please note that this may be subject to change.)

17:30 Dinner
18:00 Panel*
19:10 AutoML (Lee Boonstra - Google)
19:35 Lightning stories & open mic**
20:15 Closing and drinks
22:00 Doors closed

Sara Gerion(DAZN)- Roxanne Groenenberg(Ladies UX Ams) - Suzanne Leow(Google) - Lotte Leufkens(CloudCuddle)
Vanessa Ho( - Themis Athanassiadou(Atlassian)

• Important to know
Our events are open to tech enthusiasts of all genders and ages.
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Sara Gerion is software engineer in DAZN, a platform revolutionising the sport industry. Her role is to help developing and maintaining its core functional logic and operations. Previously working as a backend developer at Superhero Cheesecake, an award winning digital production agency. She is also co-founder & director of tech at SheSharp (S#E), a non-profit association in Amsterdam which fosters diversity in tech and entrepreneurship & provides an open and safe community for under-represented demographics.

Roxanne Groenenberg is one of the co-organizers of Ladies that UX Amsterdam, a global community that aims to empower women to claim their voice and role in product creation processes. In her daily work she is a User Experience Designer at idean, where she consults different clients in order to improve their overall user experience, from business processes to actual products.

Suzanne Leow is marketing manager for Google, at the Google Cloud team working on initiatives to drive awareness for Google's solutions & demonstrating customers how to transform their business with cloud technology. Her experience encompasses marketing strategy, integrated experiences and campaigns. Before joining Google, Suzanne worked for a technology education startup where she was responsible for international strategy development. Suzanne is passionate to share her joy about both innovation and style.

Lotte Leufkens is an engineer, social impact entrepreneur and former topsport player. Ms. Leufkens commits herself to innovate within handicapped and elderly healthcare, and speaks about entrepreneurship, leadership & innovation. In 2016, she founded her start-up “CloudCuddle”, which makes tentbeds for families with handicapped children. Her commitment and drive have resulted in many awards & achievements, such as becoming Student Entrepreneur of the Netherlands in 2017 & winning the TEDxAmsterdam Women Startup Award.

Lee Boonstra is sales engineer at Google. As a sales engineer, Lee assist the sales team with technical knowledge. She visits (potential) customers to demonstrate the technology and to give technical consultancy/ trainings. Lee speaks regularly at seminars and conferences and writes blogposts and articles for various magazines and websites. She also wrote a book for O'Reilly: Hands-on Sencha Touch 2.

Vanessa Ho is a Backend Developer at and Founder of Let’s Coding Together. Previously a environmental project manager, she made the career switch to software development 1.5 years ago. She's helping to build up a encouraging community of women coders through mentorship, workshops and providing spaces for people to meet and code. Her passions outside of the tech world include rock climbing and trying new cereals.

Themis Athanassiadou has more than 6 years of experience in working as the interface between technology and end users. Currently she works as a support engineer for Developer Tools at Atlassian. Themis started out as a scientist. She has a PhD in computational astrophysics from the University of Illinois, and then worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Arizona State University. Other than science and technology, Themis is passionate about dancing & languages; she teaches dance & speaks more than 5languages