How to Recruit, Retain and Promote Women in Tech

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

How to Recruit, Retain and Promote Women in Tech

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Women make up on average 25% of employees in both technical and leadership positions at many major technology companies.

In this presentation and panel, Kelly Watson, Managing Director of Orange Grove Consulting and an expert on Women's Leadership, presents targeted strategies to recruit, retain and promote women in technology. Following the presentation, Kelly will moderate a panel discussion with three women currently working in tech that represent different stages in a career on the unique challenges they each face. Attendees come away with strategies to help their company or themselves reap the benefit of increasing the number of women in positions throughout an organization.

Agenda

  • 6:30 p.m: Presentation on recruiting, retaining and promoting women in technology, the challenges and strategies for improvement.

  • 7:00 p.m. Panel discussion with three women representing early, mid and late career stages.

  • 7:30 p.m. Networking with light food sponsored by Pasadena Women in Tech.

Please join us for this unique free event! Space is limited.

This event is co-presented by General Assembly and Orange Grove Consulting and is a part of Pasadena Connect Week. The presentation and panel will be followed by networking sponsored by Pasadena Women in Technology.

Parking: 90 min. FREE at Marriott Parking Lot: 171 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103, between Holly Street and Walnut. Holly Street Parking Lot: 150 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA between North Arroyo Blvd. and Marengo, $2 / Hour.

About The Moderator

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Kelly Watson Managing Partner, Orange Grove Consulting

Kelly Watson is Managing Partner of Orange Grove Consulting, an innovative training & leadership development consultancy focused on helping women and organizations eliminate outdated “rules” and structures so they can achieve wage and job parity. Kelly is also the co-author of, “The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family, & Life.” Additionally, Kelly has held senior leadership roles at tech companies: Merisel, Inc. and Telecom New Zealand.

She also coaches and referees youth soccer, where she holds senior board positions for both AYSO and Strikers FC South Bay. Kelly also has co-chaired the El Segundo PTA Run for Education 5k race, completed several marathons, and plays pickup soccer.

Please note that by RSVPing to this event you are agreeing to receive communications from Orange Grove Consulting, Cross Campus and Pasadena Women in Tech.

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