Women in Tech Breakfast: Celebrating Black Leaders and Founders
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Friday, 28 February

8 9:30 am CST

GA Chicago @ The Wing

Fulton Market
Chicago
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Women in Tech Breakfast: Celebrating Black Leaders and Founders | February 28

Yewande Odusanwo Photo


Founder, Chief Digital Strategist, Zora Digital

Tiana Clark Photo


Creator and Executive Producer, Soci Circle | Microsoft Sales Leader

Arelia Jones Photo


Software Engineer & Associate Program Manager, GitHub Education

Jasmine Shells Photo


Co-Founder & CEO , Five to Nine

28

Friday, 28 February

8 9:30 am CST

GA Chicago @ The Wing

Fulton Market
Chicago
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Sold Out!

Get on the waitlist

Be the first to know if a spot becomes available.

Add me to the waitlist

In Partnership With:

The Wing logo
PwC logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

In celebration of Black History Month, The Wing and GA Chicago invite you to join us for this interactive breakfast about how women of color are succeeding in tech and fostering the next generation of leaders in Chicago.

The breakfast will feature an enlightening panel discussion by a handful of amazing women in the Chicago tech scene. We'll take a deeper dive into the issues they face in the tech industry and solutions to how to rise above the obstacles and thrive in this growing field.

  • Breakfast + Mingling 7:30am-8:00am
  • Panel Discussion 8:00am-8:45am
  • Q&A 8:45am-9:00am
  • Job Shout-Outs 9:00-9:15am
  • Networking 9:15am-9:30am
  • Wrap-Up 9:30am

Please note that by RSVPing for this event you are agreeing to receive communications from event partners.

About the Speakers

Yewande Odusanwo Photo

Founder, Chief Digital Strategist,
Zora Digital

I am a seasoned marketing expert who combines data, strategy, talent, and hard work to improve conversions, optimize channels, and "growth hack" businesses efficiently.

I completed additional Master's studies at New York University with a concentration in Digital Marketing and Strategy. This extra training allows me to operate on the bleeding edge of technology and social trends that grow businesses.

Before graduate school, I earned an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, which speaks to my passion for figuring out how things work.

Since entering the workforce, I have played key roles in many sales and marketing projects for Ford Motor Company, Kraft Foods, Playtex Products and Sears Holding, to name a few. Many of my initiatives have yielded uncommonly good results.

I hold expert-level credentials in Google Adwords strategy and reporting. Highly adept at Google Analytics, I can analyze current data, set up new goals and create automated reports that get to the heart of where, when, and how your company should be spending each marketing dollar.

My unparalleled experience in digital marketing makes me uniquely qualified to set up and manage integrated marketing strategies for all manner of brands. I bring to the table a tremendous amount of education, experience, and mastery of both traditional and emerging channels.

Skills:
Digital Marketing
Google Analytics
Google AdWords (Certified)
E-Commerce

Key traits: Energetic | Creative | Strategic | Analytical | Collaborative"

Tiana Clark Photo

Creator and Executive Producer, Soci Circle | Microsoft Sales Leader

Tiana S. Clark has been a culture change agent for the past 20 years: as a US Air Force Airman of the Year leading troops in war target strategy; as a former at-risk middle school teacher, bringing exceptionality out of her students; as a nonprofit founder in the city of San Antonio, where her organization won an award from Big Brothers Big Sisters for recruiting mentors for the agency; and in two Fortune Top 10 companies -- Valero Energy and Microsoft, where she currently leads Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, such as a "Diversity Conversation Starter" series and serves on the Blacks at Microsoft leadership team, focused on Career Development and Talent Retention. Tiana has been a guest speaker and panelist for many organizations committed to empowering women and youth, and foster diversity and inclusion, including: The Tory Burch Foundation, Hired x Ladies Get Paid, Women Thriving Fearlessly, Future Leaders of Chicago, Chicago Kenwood Academy Leadership Series, We Inspire We, and sheTribe.

Tiana is also the Creator and Executive Producer of a multi-award-winning web series, Soci Circle, that addresses social issues, diversity, and inclusion for pre-teen girls. Soci Circle has been hailed as possibly the Mr. Roger's Neighborhood of this generation, and currently screens at Elementary and Middle Schools throughout Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Tiana holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Change Management certification, and is a wife, a mother of four, a foodie, and a world traveler.

Arelia Jones Photo

Software Engineer & Associate Program Manager,
GitHub Education

Arelia is a software engineer and an associate program manager on GitHub’s Education team, which provides benefits to teachers, students and schools. She is co-founder and director of education and technology at CoderSpace, a nonprofit where high school students on Chicago’s South Side learn web development; co-organizer of PromptConf, an inclusive conference on the joy of computing; and co-organizer of BlackByte, which provides opportunities for Black women in tech. Arelia is an honoree of Crain’s Tech 50 and Chicago Inno’s 50 on Fire. She has a lifelong passion for the web and a drive to make tech more diverse.

Jasmine Shells Photo

Co-Founder & CEO ,
Five to Nine

Jasmine is the Co-Founder & CEO of Five to Nine, a VC-backed startup that's influencing the future of work. Five to Nine allows companies to better manage and measure the efficacy of their employee engagement programs. Currently, less than 10% of companies know the ROI behind their employee programming/events and her team is closing that gap. Five to Nine has raised $1.2M and has been invested in by top firms such as Kapor Capital and Morgan Stanley.

Jasmine is one of Forbes’ latest 30 Under 30, a graduate from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA candidate at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business (recipient of the inaugural Entrepreneurial Scholarship), and a U.S. Department of State Fellow. In her spare time, Jasmine loves to salsa dance, teach youth about entrepreneurship, and serve on the Alumni Board for her alma mater, Notre Dame.

Jasmine has been featured in Vice, Forbes, Business Insider, TEDx, Black Enterprise, Yahoo Finance, Marketwatch and others.

About Our Partners

The Wing

The Wing is a network of co-working and community spaces designed for women. The Wing’s mission is the professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women through community. We believe that the act of coming together as women creates new opportunities, ideas and conversations that will lead to greater mobility and prosperity for womankind.

PwC

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with over 276,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. We care about each other, our clients and empowering everyone to do their best. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com/us.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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