The Many Shades of Tech
7

Tuesday, 7 February

6:30 8:30 pm EST

GA Atlanta, Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, 2nd Floor
Atlanta , GA 30308
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

TAG Human Resources and Diversity logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

The Many Shades of Tech

Jocelyne Williams Photo


PMP-Senior Business Analyst & Lottery Product Management;, Scientific Games

7

Tuesday, 7 February

6:30 8:30 pm EST

GA Atlanta, Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, 2nd Floor
Atlanta , GA 30308
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

TAG Human Resources and Diversity logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

The ability to spearhead culture change in today’s rapidly changing tech eco-system is the difference between thriving and barely surviving. According to a Digital Undivided report, the average amount of funding for a black female founder is just $36,000. For comparison, the average failed startup raises $1.3 million -- and the study notes that those are generally founded by white men. In addition, Only 4% of the estimated 2,200 women-led tech startups are led by black women.* The National Center for Women & Information Technology reported in a recent study that in 2014, women only held 26% of computing occupations which is down from 36% in 1991. However, only 3 % of Black women hold these positions along with Asian women at 5% and Latinas holding only 1%.* These stats are alarming and we're opening a dialogue on how the tech world can become more accessible and inclusive for this group of women. At this event, you will hear from an outstanding panel of thought leaders in tech. We'll learn about their triumphs and challenges, hear real life stories and chart a roadmap for real change.

Schedule:

6:30-7:00pm: Check-in + networking

7:00-8:00pm: Panel discussion

8:00-8:30pm: Q+A

    Source:
  • https://www.ncwit.org/resources/women-it-facts-infographic-2015-update
    • https://www.ncwit.org/sites/default/files/resources/ncwit_women-in-it_2016-full-report_final-web06012016.pdf
      • http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/17/technology/black-women-tech-startups-project-diane/

        As this is a joint event with the Technology Association of Georgia, your email will also be entered into their system to record attendance for this event. Emails will not be given out to any third party vendors and are only kept in their system in relation to the event. You may receive emails from the Technology Association of Georgia notifying you of new events in your area.

Takeaways

Lite bites and beverages will be served.

Prereqs & Preparation

Audience participation is encouraged

About the Instructor

Jocelyne Williams Photo

PMP-Senior Business Analyst & Lottery Product Management;,
Scientific Games

Jocelyne Williams, PMP is a dedicated problem solver, communicator, and leader. As an emerging trailblazer, she is excited about managing organizational products and processes for Scientific Games’ Lottery. As a leader among her peers, Jocelyne believes in creating her own lane, and empowering women around her to do the same. As a millennial on the rise, she knows there are no shortcuts to lasting success, and she won’t settle for anything less.

About Our Partners

TAG Human Resources and Diversity

TAG launched in January 1999 as a merger of three of the state's largest technology organizations: the Southeastern Software Association, the Business and Technology Alliance, and Women in Technology. This joint event is hosted in conjunction with the TAG Human Resources and Diversity society. TAG Human Resources and Diversity has the mission to assist professionals within technology and tech-driven companies with the development and management of their human resources and diversity initiatives, and to increase awareness regarding the positive impact on business goals when diversity is leveraged within organizations.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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