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January 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kickoff the year 2020 with Tech Intersections: Celebrating Womxn of Color in Technology, taking place at Mills College in Oakland, California, for its third year on Saturday, January 25, 2020
Our conference features ALL womxn of color in tech speakers for an all womxn of color audience.
A sampling of our ~40 speakers includes:
Tiffani Ashley Bell, Executive Director, The Human Utility
Irma Olguin, Jr., CEO and Co-founder, Bitwise Industries
Susana Benavidez, Student, Stanford University
Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Belonging, Atlassian
Idalin Bobé, Founder of TechActivist.Org
Joy Dixon, Senior Manager, Engineering, at Salesforce
Nancy Douyon, Design Ethicist & Product Philosopher, Douyon Signature
Marlen Andrea Salazar, Web Developer / Co-owner, Design Action Collective
Christianna Taylor, CTO, Gantri
Rae Wright, Donor Support Manager, ActBlue
Why Is This Space Important?
We created Tech Intersections to address the needs of womxn of color, such as African-Americans and Latinx, who rarely see others like themselves in the workplace, especially in higher-ranking positions. Existing tech conferences — even ones specifically designed for women — often have few underrepresented womxn in attendance and as speakers, particularly on technical topics. Additionally, tech conferences are generally unaffordable, creating a financial barrier to those interested in breaking into the industry. Tech Intersections addresses these concerns by having inexpensive tickets, providing free childcare, being located where womxn of color are, and limiting attendance to our target audience. We also hold a concurrent Ally Skills workshop for supporters outside our target demographic who want to learn how to support womxn of color.
Sneak Peek of What To Expect:
Our workshops will include topics like:
Use your story to get your next opportunity
Get Your App in the App Store/Google Chrome Sooner with Ionic
Re-Engineering your Career into Technical Product Management
Hacking Entrepreneurship: Trademarking and Business Protection for Creatives
Free childcare will be provided.
We Hope You Can Join Us!
Tech Intersections is primarily focused on womxn of color most underrepresented in tech. While we value our allies and recognize that all womxn in tech and mxn of color also face discrimination, this is a unique opportunity for those most underrepresented womxn to have their own space. We hope our allies will join us at a concurrent allies workshop.