The theme for this event is: Dare To Be. The definition of to dare is to have the courage to try something new; to defy or challenge norms; to be brave and willing take risks. For IWD 2023, we are hosting an event with the theme “Dare To Be,” empowering everyone to have courage, to dream big and to be bold. #WTMDareToBe
When we Dare to Be: we explore what it would mean to be audaciously bold, to walk through the world with courage and confidence. We are willing to try something new, to step outside of our comfort zone and to be unapologetically ourselves. We don’t let societal or cultural roles or norms dictate who we are or how big we can dream.
The beauty of “Dare To Be” is that it is part of a larger sentence: you can dare to be bold, to be innovative, to be resilient - it can apply to so many aspects of our lives. And to approach the theme from this perspective - to allow anyone to imagine what they dare to be - we recognize that each of us has something unique to offer. Everyone brings a different set of skills and strengths to the table. And when we as a community are able to harness the diversity of all those skills and courageous actions, we are able to continue our goal to build a world where all women can thrive in tech.
Come join us in-person to celebrate International Women's Day at the Google San Francisco office and hear from Jessica, Stephanie, Janine, Corinna and other community members on their inspiring take on Dare To Be. You'll also get a platform to share your story! How will you “Dare To Be” this International Women’s Day?
Note: This is an in-person event only and will not be recorded. RSVP closes 48 hours before the event.
Global Learning and Development Manager
Head of Developer Engagement
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Recovering corporate lawyer
Data Scientist - UX Insights
Janine Lee has 15+ years experience in learning and development (L&D), diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), digital transformation, business operations, continuous improvement, process consulting, and change management. She works at Google as a Global L&D Manager, leading programs in talent pipeline, onboarding experience, career development, manager development, competency modeling, and innovation. Most recently, Janine worked on a special project to unify Google enterprise curriculum and user experience across 150,000 learners for DEI, Onboarding, and Manager/Leader.
Janine Lee is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Certified Executive Coach. As a UC Berkeley Haas MBA Graduate and USC Doctor of Education (EdD) 2023 Candidate, Janine has been lecturing for 7+ years as an Adjunct Professor at top universities including the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Santa Clara University, and the UC Berkeley Center of Executive Education with over 150+ students in 35+ countries all over the world. She has taught race relations, leadership, and communications in South Africa, and her communications curriculum was featured in Google’s App Primer to 24 million users and 10 different countries.
As a Speaker, Janine has spoken at Women Techmakers International Women’s Day for Leadership, Design Thinking, and Innovation for Fortune 500 professionals globally. Her focus for her dissertation is focused on sense of belonging for Women of Color (WOC) in technology companies. Janine speaks on leadership/manager development, professional and career development, DEI, communications, team development, culture, and innovation related topics.
Stephanie Wong is the Head of Developer Engagement at Google Cloud. She is a keynote speaker, writer, and engineer with a mission to blend storytelling and technology to create inspiring developer content. She is the creator of dozens of Google Cloud Youtube series like Networking End-to-End and Discovering Data Centers, the host of live tech conferences, and won a 2021 Webby award for her work. Before Google she helped businesses implement cloud technologies at Oracle. Born and raised in San Francisco, Stephanie's active in her community, supporting women in tech and mentoring students. She's a former pageant queen, hip hop dancer, and has an unhealthy obsession with dogs. You can find her online at @stephr_wong.
Jessica Janiuk is a senior software engineer at Google. She currently works on the Angular framework team building one of the world's most popular front end web frameworks. She is based in the bay area but is originally from Wisconsin. She's also a former Women Techmakers Ambassador and GDG Organizer.
Recovering corporate lawyer. Aspiring VC.
Founder @ Nama Water | Angel Investor | Board Member | Ex-Google
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Data Scientist - UX Insights, IBM | Public Speaker | Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing | Infusing Data Science in User Research and Design | AI/ML Advisory Board Member
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