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We invite you to join us for this interactive breakfast for Women in Technology. We are featuring great women in tech to give their insight on how they reached their level of success, advice on navigating the workplace, and how we can help the next generation of women in tech.
Join us for lightning talks by a handful of amazing women in the Chicago tech scene and take a deeper dive into the issues women face in the tech industry and find solutions to how we can rise above the obstacles and thrive in this growing field.
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Jessica L. Williams Career Coach at General Assembly, Founder at Tech Biz Gurl
Jessica L. Williams is currently a Career Coach at General Assembly (GA) Chicago. In this role, she supports students as they think about their next professional steps and partners with graduates so they are more prepared and confident in their job search. Prior to her role at GA, Jessica co-facilitated 1871's WiSTEM - a 12-week program for women entrepreneurs designed to provide access to capital, community and technology resources. Jessica also led infrastructure services at McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, to deliver wired and wireless internet services for large tradeshows and events. Jessica is also the founder of Tech Biz Gurl - a side hustle empowering women to use technology to pursue their passions on the side. Most recently, Jessica was recognized by Built in Chicago as one of the Top 50 Tech Influencers to follow.
Co-Founder and CEO,
As the founder and CEO of Ethos, a talent strategy firm for tech, Alida Miranda-Wolff grows the teams that fuel rocket ship companies. By shaping culture and developing talent, she helps strengthen every company’s biggest asset: its people. With a focus on diversity, hiring practices, vision and values, and career pathing, she partners with tech leaders to make possibilities and aspirations concrete realities. Alida previously served as Director of Platform at Hyde Park Angels, where she was one of only two dozen Latina women in VC.
VICE PRESIDENT, CBRE,
Office Tenant Representation | Advisory & Transaction Services
IT'S PERSONAL. Experience is everything. From how you conduct business to the relationships you foster, to the ideas you have, it’s all personal. The experiences you create and how you apply it to life matter. While we constantly look to outside influences for validation or acceptance, the biggest influencer in your life is…YOURSELF.
I connect people to ideas, help grow businesses, and bring a balance and awareness to both my personal and professional life that’s real, honest, and genuine. I make it personal...because it is.
In my career I have always been an entrepreneur at heart. A first-generation college student who put herself through school, I quickly worked my way to Wall Street and became known for driving revenue via strong client relationships. At Goldman Sachs I held various titles through the years all with a relationship management focus.
With more than fifteen years of diverse professional experience, I now deliver measurable, positive results via commercial real estate initiatives to businesses nationwide. My clients are key decision makers at companies from established startups to the Fortune 1000. My ability to analyze and then translate executive business drivers, such as growth or contraction goals, existing workplace (in)efficiencies, and occupancy costs into creative, strategic plans allows me to push boundaries and stay in the learning zone.
Founder & CEO,
Alicia Driskill. Founder of evolveHer. curates events and workshops that help women evolve and live a life they love.
Prior to launching evolveHer. Alicia worked as Vice President of Global Partnerships at WM E 11 MG, one of the world's most innovative companies. She also served as a Senior Executive at Live Nation and People.com.
After a 17 year career in entertainment & media working alongside the industry's most elite. Alicia decided to evolve her own career path and disrupt the Chicago market by opening evolveHer. Chicago's first creative workspace designed for women.
evolveHer provides a beautiful workspace that fuels creativity and educational resources that evolve the way women connect and collaborate.
Alicia has always been a strong advocate for women. She worked on the founding team of the Together Live Tour and led business development for Pearl xChange, a women's empowerment event co-founded by Nicole Richie & Ramey Warren.
Alicia also serves as an active Luminary Member of Step Up, a non-profit organization that helps girls fulfill their potential.
Freehand Hotel is located in Chicago’s downtown River North neighborhood, housed in a classic 1927 building. Inside, we’ve collaborated with design firm Roman and Williams to transform the former Tokyo Hotel. On the lobby floor you will find a second edition of our celebrated Broken Shaker mixology bar, serving up signature cocktails and bites. Café Integral welcomes you as you enter the hotel to try out fine Nicaraguan coffee and seasonal dishes. With innovative design, affordable shared and private rooms, dynamic food and beverage programs and a comfortable community atmosphere your choice for a stress-free stay in Chicago couldn't be simpler.
Freehand is part of a larger hotel group, Sydell Group, which includes NoMad, Line, and Saguaro.
The Mom Project is the career destination for moms. Through our digital marketplace and community we connect professionally accomplished women with world-class companies for rewarding employment opportunities. The Mom Project is changing the way women work and redefining career structures by providing women with real work opportunities that are in balance with their personal goals. This evolution will keep more talented, professionally accomplished women in the workforce.
EvolveHer is a creative workspace designed for women to connect, collaborate & curate a life they love. EvolveHer not only provides a beautiful workspace but also offers a robust schedule of custom programming to support its community of women in all aspects of life (business development, wellness, and connections). The 5,000 square foot River North loft was intentionally designed to inspire creativity and serves as a unique space to host off-sites, private events, and trainings.
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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