Come celebrate another amazing year of events and accomplishments from women in tech with music, community, and conversations to kickstart the new year feeling #InCharge, and shopping at Diane von Furstenberg's flagship store in NYC.
This event is part of our DevFest conference series bringing together local developers and technologists for a historic Women @ DevFest edition to celebrate women changemakers. Join us! All are welcome!
5:30 - 6 PM - Doors open + Networking with Recruiters + Drinks + Shopping - Enjoy $20% off courtesy of DVF
6 - 6:45 PM - Panel with Women Change Makers in NYC: Gabby Hirata - President/CEO - DVF (Diane von Furstenberg),
Natalia Villalobos - VP of Inclusion at The New York Times and ex-Googler / Founder of Google's Women Techmakers program, Rana Abdelhamid - Former Congressional Candidate in Queens and Google Marketing for Women Techmakers
Moderator: Carolina Castro - Developer Relations Program Manager, Google - recorded
6:45 PM - Career Track with Recruiters & Interviews by Madona Wambua, Host of Tech Talks with Madona podcast
Ask Me Anything - a Tech Hiring Manager gives the current view on how to stand out from the crowd - Wendy Durica, Lead Engineer, Kantar, A11Y Advocate
7:05 - 8:30 PM - Networking with recruiters and celebrating
8:30 PM - Event ends
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Check out a video recap of our last event at DVF
President and CEO
Developer Relations Program Manager
The New York Times
VP, Inclusion Strategy & Execution at The New York Times
Global Marketing and Partnership Lead
Inclusion & Diversity Program Manager
Insights by Kantar
Gabby Hirata is the president and chief executive of DVF (Diane von Furstenberg), having joined the company in January 2020. Prior to DVF, Gabby served as the chief strategy officer of Jill Stuart in 2019, and the managing director of Adeam, a NY-based Japanese luxury brand from 2014 to 2018. Prior to these senior management roles, Gabby specialized in product development and supply chains at Ralph Lauren, managing the global sourcing of Blue Label and the launch of Polo for Women from 2009 to 2014. Raised in China and educated in the US, Gabby is passionate about leveraging her multi-cultural and tri-lingual background to streamline and scale organizations through establishing international offices, standard operating procedures, and global go-to-market strategies with a focus on China.
Natalia Villalobos is an American advocate for diversity and inclusion, working since 2020 as the Head of Developer Inspiration & Inclusion at Google. She was formerly Google's Head of Global Programs for Women Techmakers. Women Techmakers is an external-facing program supporting women in technology working to improve the visibility and contributions of women at Google, and in particular at the annual developer conference Google I/O.
Natalia's latest role is VP of Inclusion Strategy & Execution at The New York Times.
Lauren Burke Bennett is a Talent professional with 15+ years of corporate, start-up, and entrepreneurial experience. Lauren specializes in diversity recruitment for Block, formerly Square. As a Technical Recruiter/Inclusion & Diversity Program Manager, she helps define strategies and implement solutions to build a culture where people can join, grow, and thrive professionally regardless of their background.