Maven: “a trusted expert who seeks to share timely, relevant knowledge with others”
Join us Saturday, February 24th for a day long convergence of women in technology. Come celebrate, engage, and learn with mavens at every level of expertise making waves in the digital arena.
The Mavens I/O #WomenInTech event series seeks to
Lift up the voices of women of color, both up and coming and those at the top of their fields, paving the way for a truly diverse, inclusive tech future for all.
Connect newcomers with professionals in focused learning sessions, where they'll get tips, support, and resources for launching their projects and startups.
Afford opportunities for mentorship, networking and exchange of ideas with companies committed to cultivating an equitable tech industry.
Provide a safe, liberating space for women to engage each other in honest, meaningful discussions around their experiences at the intersections of race, gender and sexuality within the tech industry.
Event Details & Schedule
10:00am | Welcome & Open Breakfast
Introduction by the We Build Black and [urban] repose teams
10:30am | The State of Black Tech
Leaders in tech & diversity discuss what direction technology is heading. Where are people of color in that future?
Bianca Jackson, Jax Digital LLC
Jerelyn Rodriguez, The Knowledge House.
Pharah Jean-Philippe, JP Morgan-Chase
Arlana Agiliga, One Zero Capital.
11:15am | Break / Breakout Session
How to make a Food Reccomendation Engine in Neo4j by Alicia Powers, NYCEDC
12:00pm | The Gap within 'the Gap'
Tech mavens of color discuss isolation and progress in their career journey.
Nicole Johnson, Manager, Chef Software
Ajuna Kyaruzi, Google
Abby Garcia, LinkedIn
La Vesha Parker, Etsy
12:45pm | Break / Breakout Session
1:30pm | Digital Storytelling & Distruptive Hackitvism
A chat with tech creatives who are leveraging tech to push social change.
Georgie-Ann Getton Mckoy, Illicit Mind Inc.
Kathryn Kosmides, SummitSync & Garbo.io
2:15pm | Break / Breakout Session
3:00pm | Keynote Speech by DeShuna Spencer, CEO and Founder of kweliTV
Being Unapologetically Black: How to Translate your Passion into Digital Product
3:30pm | Navigating the Tech Career Space
A Fireside Chat with Chloe Rice, Front End Developer at Shopify and Co-Founder of Color for Code and We Build Black.
* LIVE TWITTER Q&A *
4:00pm | Networking Mixer
5:00pm | Closing Remarks & Next Steps