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Thursday, October 10 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Inclusion and Diversity in Tech Panel - The Geekettes come to TCSW **External Registration Required**

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Learn from current and former Geekettes ambassadors on how to support diversity and inclusion in your workplace. Each panelist will share best practices on how non-profits, startups and corporations can tap into existing groups, resources and programming to better their D&I approach in 2020. We will deep dive into why diversity and inclusion matters and how we can ALL play a role in addressing this crisis.

Caroline Karanja, 26 Letters, Hollie Haggans, Geekettes, and Jess Erickson, Facebook discuss their personal experiences incorporating Inclusion & Diversity in startups, corporations, and grassroots efforts.

External registration required. Please reserve your spot at https://twincitiesgeekettes_tcstartupweek.splashthat.com/

Moderators
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Jenna Pederson

Jenna Pederson is a business owner, community builder, and technical entrepreneur with a passion for community and equity-building.As founder and owner of 612 Software Foundry, Jenna helps entrepreneurs make their product ideas a reality—from starting with an idea and seeing the... Read More →

Speakers
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Caroline Karanja

Founder, 26Letters
CAROLINE IS THE CEO OF HACK THE GAP AND THE FOUNDER AND CEO OF 26 LETTERS TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMPANY. USING DATA, INSIGHT AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES, 26 LETTERS HELPS ADDRESS EQUITY IN EDUCATION AND HELPS ORGANIZATIONS UNDERSTAND AND INCORPORATE, DIVERSITY, EQUITY... Read More →
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Jess Erickson

JESS ERICKSON IS A PROGRAM MANAGER ON THE RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC RELATIONS TEAM AT FACEBOOK. SHE STEERS THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TASK FORCE AND MANAGES PARTNERSHIPS THAT ENGAGE WITH UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS. SHE IS THE FOUNDER OF GEEKETTES, AN ORGANIZATION... Read More →
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Hollie Haggans

Global Partnerships, DigitalOcean


Thursday October 10, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Osborne 370