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Women in Tech - Building Community

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Women in Tech - Building Community

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After Work by WIE is an intimate monthly salon series that highlights the work and careers of inspirational men and women, and engages them in a lively Q&A and general discussion about their work and career turning points. Sign up to our mailing list at www.wienetwork.org.

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THE SPEAKERS

Angela Lee, Founder, 37 Angels

Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code

Kristen Titus, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for New York

Rachel Jarrett, President, ZOLA

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Reshma Saujani sparked a national conversation on the importance of increasing the number of women and girls in tech, convening academics, foundations, tech CEOs and community organizers to design and successfully launch Girls Who Code. As former deputy public advocate of New York City and executive director of the Fund for Public Advocacy, Reshma brought together public and private sectors to encourage entrepreneurship and civic engagement across NYC, galvanizing industry leaders to close the gender gap in STEM education, and empower girls to pursue careers in technology and engineering. She became the first South Asian woman to run for Congress, promoting smarter policies to spur innovation and job creation. Advocating for a new model of female leadership focused on risk-taking, competition and mentorship, Reshma is also the author of Women Who Don’t Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way (2013).

Reshma is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Yale Law School. She was recently named to CNBC’s Next ListCrain’s 40 Under 40; FORTUNE’s 40 Under 40; Forbes’ Most Powerful Women Changing the World; Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People; Ad Age’s Creativity 50; and Business Insider’s 50 Women Who Are Changing the World. She has also been recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by the New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovator of the Year and an AOL/PBS Next MAKER.

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Angela Lee is an educator & entrepreneur.  As Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, Angela teaches highly rated courses in strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship.  She is also the founder of 37 Angels , an angel network that invests in early stage startups and activates new women angels through a month long investing bootcamp.  Angela started her career as a product manager and then consulted to Fortune 500 clients at McKinsey.  37 Angels is her 4th startup.  

Angela is a sought-after expert on CNBCBloomberg TV, and Fox Business and is regularly featured in media outlets such as ForbesHuffington Post, and Fast Company. Entrepreneur Magazine recognized Angela as one of Six Innovative Women to Watch in 2015 and Inc.com listed her as one of 17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017.

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Kristen Titus is the Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of New York, leading the State's digital and tech policy portfolios. She is the former Founding Executive Director of the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline and Girls Who Code. In NYC, Kristen led the Mayor’s $10 million commitment to support the growth of the tech sector. Her work in the administration mobilized 150 industry executives and thought leaders alike in support of first-of-its-kind policy and programming, including a new, multi-million dollar training and education portfolio, investments to realign 15 of the city’s top colleges, and the historic launch of Computer Science for All, serving 1.1 million New Yorkers. Her work has served as model for President Obama’s recently launched TechHire initiative and is now replicated in 50+ cities, from Rochester to London. Previously, Kristen was the founding Executive Director of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology and engineering.

Recognizing her work in the field, Kristen was named one of TIME Magazine's "30 People Under 30 Changing the World," one of Business Insider’s 2014 “Most Influential Young People in Tech,” one of Forbes’ “Women Changing the World,” and Elle Magazine’s "11 Women Who Might Just Change the World." Her work in the New York tech community has been widely recognized; she was one of Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley 100,” and noted as one of its “30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech.” Kristen was named an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar in 2013.

Kristen is a former consultant to nonprofit organizations, foundations, and corporate partners working at the intersection of philanthropy and technology, and the former Managing Director of Jumo.com, the social network for the social sector from Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes. She sits on the Board of Refugees United, Doc2Dock, and CODE2040, and is an Advisor at Grand Central Tech, GlobalGiving, and Crisis Text Line. 

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Rachel Jarrett is President of Zola, the wedding company reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience. A seasoned executive with an extensive background working at both traditional retail companies and ecommerce start-ups, Rachel oversees many departments at Zola, including merchandise strategy, strategic growth, operations, and financial analysis. Under her leadership, Zola has achieved explosive growth and is the fastest growing registry in the United States.

Prior to Zola, Rachel was the General Manager of Baby & Kids at Gilt Groupe. She also held executive positions at Barnes & Noble.com, FAO Schwarz and Babies “R” Us and Toys “R” Us. She is recognized across the retail industry for her ability to successfully implement strategic merchandising plans, driving sales and margin, and particularly as a leader in the children’s market. Rachel also advises on several startups, and is on the Board of Directors for KidPass, a kids activities booking site.

Rachel holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She earned her BA in InternationalRelations and an MA in International Economics and American ForeignPolicy from Johns Hopkins University.


 

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