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With Ann Rosenberg (Global Head, SAP Next-Gen), Elizabeth Nyamayaro (Sr Advisor to Under Secretary-General & Exec Dir., UN Women), Hemant Ramachandra (Principal, Deloitte), LaJun (Creative Technologist).
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 08:00 AM   Absolutely Free
SAP NYC, 10 Hudson Yards

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A NEW REALITY: Tech summit for girls from marginalised communities in New York City, Saturday, August 18th. Presented by Wofemtech Solutions & ForUsGirls Foundation hosted by SAP Next-Gen #SheInnovates community in support of UN Women & sponsoted by ThinkSYS This FREE full day summit starts with registration at 8 a.m. & ends at 5 p.m. Breakfast & Lunch provided for girls grades 6 to grades 10.
The summit goal is to spark innovative creativity in the minds of young marginalized girls from NYC communities to consider careers in STEM. Currently, black women & women of color represent less than 9% of Apple employees, 4% of at Facebook, & less than 4% at Google (techcrunch). The urgency & focus on girls of color in tech is high & necessary.
A NEW REALITY will provide girls grades 6 to grade 10 with no limited access to technical education with technical & professional skills training in shaping their academic & professional careers goals. The summit allows marginalized girls to vision themselves in spaces & careers traditionally not accessible to them.
This interactive, stimulating, & high-energy summit will expose girls to the latest tech & digital trends in blockchain, A.I., multi-media, gaming, & robotics.
A NEW REALITY participants (girls grades 6 to grade 10) will select 1 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Global Goals to create an app or software prototype solution to a challenge in their community using Design Thinking. These young leaders will have the opportunity connect, build, & engage with the industry's leading professional, entrepreneurs, leaders & mentors.

Featured Speakers:
Ann Rosenberg,Senior-Vice President & Global Head SAP Next-Gen
AnnRosenberg is SVP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen University, a purpose driven innovation community & platform supporting SAP's commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals for sustainable development, & an innovation platform for SAP's 378,000+ customers across 25 industries in 180+ countries. The university leverages 3,500+ educational institutions in 113 countries as well as startups, accelerators, tech community partners, purpose driven partners, venture firms, futurists, & 100+ SAP Next-Gen labs/hubs at universities & at partner & SAP locations. The platform also leverages SAP's 100+ innovation & development centers, & SAP's network of 17,000+ partner companies.Annis also the global lead for the UN Women #sheinnovates program as part of the Global Innovation Coalition for Change.

Elizabeth Nyamayaro,Senior Advisor to Under Secretary-General & Executive Director,UN Women, & Global Head of the HeForShe Initiative
ElizabethNyamayaro is Senior Advisor to Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director of UN Women & the Head of the HeForShe Initiative, a global solidarity movement which seeks to engage men & boys as advocates for gender equality. A strong advocate for women rights & economic empowerment, Ms. Nyamayaro has worked at the forefront of Africa's development agenda for more than two decades in both the public & private sector, & previously held positions with UNAIDS, World Health Organization & the World Bank. Prior to UN Women, she was Director External Affairs & Policy, Africa & part of the Corporate Strategy Office at Merck. Born in Zimbabwe & a Political Scientist by training, Ms. Nyamayaro holds a MSc in Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science & she has completed executive education at Harvard Business School.

Hemant Ramachandra, Principal at Deloitte Consulting

Hemant is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP as part of the Systems Integration Practice focused on delivering custom & integrated cross-platform technology enabled solutions. His goal is to help clients achieve their Digital Technology needs by marrying their core business requirements with the appropriate integration based Technologies.

As part of his Diversity & Inclusion passion, he serve as a Global UN Women HeForShe champion & also support Women In Technology Initiatives to foster gender equality & motivate men to be champions for women in the workplace. He also focuses on a San Francisco based nonprofit called CODE2040 whose goal is to provide success factors & a venue for Black/African American & Latina/Latino students while in University/College.

LaJun, "I'm a Queer, Genderfluid, Black, Femme, New Media Artist, Maker, & Creative Technologist living in New York.""I am dedicated to making art abstracted from my personal experiences. I have created pieces that integrate performance, virtual reality, & physical computing to question our current use of technology & forms of communication. My art is part of my research centered around creating Technology & Mediums that are inherently intersectional allowing communities that have ignored to have a space to be recognized, loved, accepted & heard. Most of my work is about interconnection, & experiencing life beyond the material world.I have had the opportunity to show & speak about my work at, Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, MakerFaire, National Sawdust, Liberty Science Center, Chelsea Film Festival, Creative Tech Week & Weird Reality. I am also the Lead Character Animator for NeuroSpeculative Afrofeminism which premiered at Sundance Film Festival & is currently touring at festivals including SXSW & Tribeca Film Festival."

We're looking forward to a transformative digital experience for the next community & global tech leaders!

*This event is intended for girls in grades 6 to grade 10. We welcome professionals within the tech indsutry to attend & suppor the participant as mentors.

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Toms River Regional Schools, WACRIA & Silicone Harlem

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