International Women’s Day Northeast 2021

GDG NYC
Fri, Mar 26, 5:00 PM (EDT)

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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, Engineering Manager and Tech Lead, 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, Director of the Division of Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ASOG) and a Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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

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

All attendees will get a free, life-time access to high-quality online learning on Coursera by Atria Institute of Technology.

We'll give away 6 full scholarships to Practicum by Yandex bootcamps and raffle 4 Google Cloud certification training by ROI Training, 5 ebooks/books by O'Reilly Media, 4 $50 Amazon gift cards by Wellframe, 1 $50 Amazon gift card by Gazpacho and 3 Google Nest Hubs by Google Developers.

Speakers

  • Ingrid Gonzalez

    Ingrid Gonzalez

    Google

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

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  • Leah Bonvissuto

    Leah Bonvissuto

    PresentVoices

    Communication Coach & Founder

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  • Ela Krepska

    Ela Krepska

    Google

    Engineering Manager and Tech Lead

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  • Dr. Makeba Williams

    Dr. Makeba Williams

    University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health

    Division Chief & Clinical Associate Professor

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  • Porsha Monroe

    Porsha Monroe

    Netflix

    Learning‌ ‌and‌ ‌Development‌ Lead

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  • Facilitators

  • Eva Sofianos

    Eva Sofianos

    GDG Bronx

    Co-Founder

  • Moderator

    When

    Friday, Mar 26
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

    Organizers

  • Nitya Narasimhan

    Nitya Narasimhan

    GDG Organizer

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  • Ralph Yozzo

    Ralph Yozzo

    GDG Organizer

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  • Anna Nerezova

    Anna Nerezova

    GDG Organizer

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  • Madona Syombua

    Madona Syombua

    GDG Organizer

    Android Engineer III

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