We see you - and we thank you! You're a lifelong learner and a tech leader. You're crushing it in the industry, day in and day out. But you're so much more than your work! We honor all that you bring to your friends, family, community, and workplace. And we invite you to celebrate your contributions with engaging, informative conversations designed to inspire your mind and restore your spirit.
About this event
How long has it been since you really took a minute to invest in yourself? Even just took a mid-day pause, solely for you?! Juggling work with family and friends and investing in your community is exhausting. We see you (yes, YOU!). We recognize the work, time, energy, and passion you share with your job, friends, family, and community every day. We honor all that you give to support your people and care for those around you. We know this year has been a lot for you.
We also know you can't pour from an empty cup. And so, we invite you to join us for this special event designed to fill your cup with thoughtful conversations, best practices, empowering advice, and a moment to invest time and energy back into yourself! Join us; you deserve it.
This event will feature a Personal Presentation with Rana el Kaliouby who will discuss her book "Girl Decoded" and share her own life journey and career path. This discussion will be followed by a Conversation Panel with tech leaders who will share their insights and advice for building a career you love while actively giving to family, friends, and community.
Event Agenda (listed in EDT)
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm: Personal Presentation with Rana el Kaliouby, Girl Decoded
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm: Open Q&A with Rana el Kaliouby
Destiny Hayes, Site Reliability Engineer/Operations Manager, Nextiva
Kristin Gallucci, Chief Marketing Strategist, United Franchise Group
Margaret O'Hagan, Grainger
Eryn Petersen, CTO Drizly (moderator)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Open Q&A with Panelists
Rana el Kaliouby
A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of the newly released book Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. A passionate advocate for humanizing technology, ethics in AI, and diversity, Rana has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and as one of Forbes' Top 50 Women in Tech. Rana is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Young Presidents' Organization member. She has also co-hosted a PBS NOVA series on AI. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate from MIT.
Code of Conduct: GDI's mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).
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Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It is focused on providing opportunities for women and non-binary individuals to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.https://girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct/).