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With Peta-Gay Clarke (Global Community Programs Lead, Google), Regina Gwynn (Founder, Black Women Talk Tech).
Tue, Feb 27, 2024 @ 05:30 PM   FREE   Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Dweck Cultural Auditorium
 
   
 
 
              
 
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LOCATION
EVENT DETAILS
Agenda
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Check-In

Check-in, Refreshments & Networking
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Welcome & Micro-Talk

Welcome remarks & Micro-talk on the state of Black Women in Tech
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Fireside Chat | Empowering Black Women in Tech

A Fireside chat between industry leaders about the career pathway, decision-making, & strategies they used to succeed in the industry.
7:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Q&A

Q&A with speakers

Are you ready to dream big & ignite your future in tech industry?


Commemorate Black History Month with a powerful event spotlighting Black women blazing trails in the NYC Tech world, where they currently account for only 3% of the workforce.

This event explores the current landscape for Black women in NYC's technology industry offering insights into transition opportunities. Get inspired by successful Black women & discover pathways to thrive in this exciting field. Join Women.NYC & Brooklyn Public Library for an evening of empowerment, collaboration & connection.

Witness the launch of Women.NYC's groundbreaking Pivot to Growth, a set of programs & collaborations designed to empower women in career transitions & business growth across NYC's innovation hubs: Tech, Green Economy, & Life Sciences

As part of the inaugural Pivot to Growth career transition programs, Women.NYC & Brooklyn Public Library will collaborate to run BPL's LevelUP tech cycle, a transformative program crafted specifically tailored for Black Women in Tech.

This is more than just an event - it's a movement. Together, we'll celebrate the resilience, ingenuity, & sheer brilliance of Black women in Tech, while paving the way for a more equitable & inclusive future.

What To Expect:

Actionable strategies on how to transition to one of the most important economies of the future.

Empowering discussions featuring notable Black women tech leaders who are shattering glass ceilings & redefining the landscape.

Networking Opportunities to connect with fellow tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, & allies. Benefit from mentorship & advice that can shape your career trajectory.

Inspiration: The official launch of the Pivot to Growth program, with insights on how you can take your tech career to the next level.

Event Details

SPEAKERS:

Regina Gwynn, Co-Founder, Black Women Talk Tech

Peta-Gay Clarke, Global Community Programs Lead,Google

Additional names to be confirmed

AGENDA:

5:30PM - 6PM Check-in/Networking

6PM - 6:15PM Welcome

6:15 - 6:30 PM Micro-talk, The State of Black Women in Tech

6:30 - 7:15 PM Fireside Chat

7:15 - 7:30PM Q&A

8:00PM Event closes

About Women.NYC

Women.NYC - part of the New York City Economic Development Corporation - is a flagship City initiative to make New York City the best place in the world for women of all backgrounds to thrive in their businesses & careers. Women.NYC advances gender equality & fosters economic mobility by creating strategic partnerships with public & private sector partners, launching tailored programming, & by amplifying economic empowerment programs, & focusing on equipping women to succeed in the future of the economy.

Bookmark https://women.nyc/ to stay engaged in this program. We will have a series of events centered around these high-priority sectors, allowing you to sign up for career coaching & shadowing. This is the only women-centric network established to help you take control of your future.

About LevelUP

LevelUP is a Brooklyn Public Library Business & Career Center workforce advancement program designed to support Black women get to their next stage professionally & build wealth. We provide industry-specific class instruction, mentorship, & financial coaching in 3 sequential cohorts: Real Estate Development, Financial Compliance, & Technology/Cyber Security. For 10 weeks, LevelUP Leaders are challenged in their respective cohorts to think broadly about their transferable skillsets & potential to pivot careers. We lead with the tagline "You are Your Next Step!", reminding women that when they invest in their growth, education, & overall wellness, they are unstoppable. Support for our program is provided by Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women initiative, a groundbreaking investment to positively impact the lives of at least one million Black women by 2030.

*Disclaimers:

(1) This event is open to the public & at no-cost, doors will be closed once the venue reaches capacity, arrive early. (2) By signing up for this event, you accept to be photographed & recorded, allowing Women.NYC to use the materials for informational & promotional purposes. (3) By registering to this event you accept to join the event organizers email list & receive information about future events & resources. (4) Food & drinks are provided until supplies last, & you decline to make the organizers responsible for any allergies or reactions the food could cause you. (5) By registering & participating in the event ("Event"), each participant ("Participant") certifies that they are at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of their registration. (6) By answering the fields in this form, you agree to let your information be anonymously used for research & general analytical purposes. Although your email address is sent along with your answers, your specific responses will not be connected to you in any way.

*Note: Anyone can participate in Women.NYC programs regardless of actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, partnership status, marital status, disability (including use of a service animal), race, color, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, military status, or any other class protected by City, State, or Federal law.
 
 
 
 
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