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A full day of content on leadership and belonging, along with talks on healthtech, AI, and the future of work.
Use hashtag #girlgeekx to connect with like-minded girl geeks and allies.
Join the team behind Girl Geek X – Angie Chang, Sukrutha Bhadouria, Gretchen DeKnikker and Rachel Jones – as they share their motivations for creating an event for mid-to-senior career level women, why it’s so important and where they are taking Girl Geek X next.
As the head of D&I for a Fortune 1000 company, one of Carin Taylor’s practical tips for creating an inclusive environment is “focus on helping each other thrive.” Join Carin as she shares how we can create an environment of inclusion, belonging and equity within our own organizations.
A few years ago, Intuit set out to engage its global engineering community in the open source movement. By fostering a culture of contribution and collaboration with technologists across its 17 global sites, open source has since become integral to Intuit’s tech culture. Intuit CTO Marianna Tessel, in conversation with Intuit Open Source Tech Leader Rocio Montes, will share how Intuit is tapping into its engineering community to advance the company’s mission to power prosperity for more than 50M consumers, self-employed and small businesses around the world. In this session, attendees will learn best practices for driving open source participation and applying its principles internally through an inner source model.
If studies show that imposter syndrome plagues men and women equally, why doesn’t it feel that way? In this session, Sara Varni shares how she’s dealt with imposter syndrome at many stages in her career from climbing the ladder to SVP at Salesforce to her current role as CMO of Twilio, and the tips and tricks she’s learned along the way.
You thought that becoming a manager was a huge challenge – until you become a manager of managers! Join this seasoned panel of women as they share the insights, tips, pitfalls and victories on their journey from a manager to a leader.
To build an equitable, inclusive company, every single person needs to do their part. Join Aubrey Blanche as she shares how you can turn your current job into a D&I job – and create more organizational change than an actual D&I role.
From being the first in her family to go to college and deciding to study engineering on a whim to being the VP of Engineering at LinkedIn and supporting it’s 675M users, Erica Lockheimer will share tales from the trenches along with practical advice for those seeking to follow in her footsteps.
In this session, Banu Nagasundaram will share how optimizing connections to win is like Candy Crush at work.
Julie Shin Choi, VP and GM of the AI Platforms and Research Marketing team, will share her personal journey and discuss driving AI relevance and understanding. Her mission is to help organizations obtain the hardware and software tools to build AI applications that can solve problems at massive scale.
Stories of how two middle-aged girl geeks found themselves working for the government at US Digital Service for the career adventure of a lifetime, and why you should think about a career in civic tech too.
The terms AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) are the new software industry buzz words that promise to take your security and operations practice to the next level, but…do they? In this session, Melisa Napoles hits on what works and what doesn’t work when organizations embark on their ML journey. She’ll cover her favorite lessons learned from organizations who are successfully on their way to finding real anomalies within their practice and with more data and precision than ever before! Do you ever wonder if you’re behind, ahead or right at the helm of what all your peers are doing with ML? Come find out!
As a background check company, the default design is to exclude people – but at Checkr, we have a high-level company goal to get one million more people into the workforce. We believe everyone deserves a fair chance to work. At Checkr, we know first hand how difficult it may be for individuals with prior criminal history to find employment. We want to help provide fair chances for people with conviction histories. In this talk, we will discuss how working at a mission-driven company is core to the work that product, engineering, and design do every day.
Genetic variation (eg ancestral background) may play a key role in how a patient responds to a drug or medical products, yet clinical trials often lack diversity. For instance, sickle cell anemia predominantly affects communities of African and Hispanic descent. Having these populations represented in clinical evaluation targeting sickle-cell ensures robustness and enhances predictability of how new treatments might perform on these demographics. Join Alekhya Pochiraju as she explores how non-Caucasian and underserved populations must be appropriately represented in clinical trials to ensure the efficacy of treatments for all populations.
“If you ask 10 different people what the future of work means, you will probably get 10 different answers” says Jomayra Herrera. In this session, she’ll share her thoughts on employment, education and child and elder care, how they intersect, and areas where she sees potential for innovation.
In this session, female vets will share their stories and experiences transitioning into the world of tech. With varied backgrounds, careers, roles, and branches, vets are hardly a monolith and their stories are as varied as they are similar. Join us as they share the challenges and upsides of their amazing journeys.