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THE DIVERSITY IN TECH ROUNDTABLE 

Representation matters. But what can YOU do about it? 

JULY 30, 2019 • 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT

THE DIVERSITY IN TECH ROUNDTABLE 

Representation matters. But what can YOU do about it? 

JULY 30, 2019 • 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

If you're here, you've probably heard some of these statistics about diversity in tech: 

Women in STEM, on average, make $16,000 less than men.*

Only 39% of entry-level jobs in tech are held by women.**

Only 12% of all tech and computer science positions are held by black or Latinx women.***

A whopping 22% of consumer tech executives are women.**

In Silicon Valley, less than 1% of tech leadership positions are held by Latinx women and less then 5% are held by black women.*** 

Although black women run 80% of female-led small businesses, they only account for 4% of female-led tech businesses. ***

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

If you're here, you've probably heard some of these statistics about diversity in tech: 

Women in STEM, on average, make $16,000 less than men.*

Only 39% of entry-level jobs in tech are held by women.**

Only 12% of all tech and computer science positions are held by black or Latinx women.***

A whopping 22% of consumer tech executives are women.**

In Silicon Valley, less than 1% of tech leadership positions are held by Latinx women and less then 5% are held by black women.*** 

Although black women run 80% of female-led small businesses, they only account for 4% of female-led tech businesses.****

So yes, there's a lot of discussion out there about diversity in tech—because the problem is here RIGHT NOW!  

If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated by the tech landscape, wondering why there aren’t more businesses and companies that you can relate to, or more leaders who look like you, or more opportunities for growth in your field, this roundtable is for you.  

Join us and our partners digitalundivided and The Latinista, along with Skillcrush alum turned Tech Marketing Lead at LinkedIn, Preethi Sundaram, as we spend an hour talking openly about the experiences of women, especially women of color, in tech.  

We're going to cover as many of your questions about gender, diversity, inclusion, and transparency as possible—because conversation is everything. Submit your questions now, so we can answer them live during the panel!  


SOME ISSUES WE'LL COVER :

  • General issues with diversity and inclusion in the tech industry
  • How to handle natural feelings of self-doubt when you're the only woman of color (even the only woman) in the room
  • How to face the gender and diversity problems in tech head-on—and keep on going 
  • Mentorship, sponsorship, and how you can get involved 
  • Diversity initiatives you can introduce at your current company
  • Business resources for underrepresented founders, solopreneurs and small business owners, along with other support groups and digital communities 


* WIRED. ** Women in the Workplace survey, 2018. *** Arizona State University study, 2018. **** Via Inc. and Arizona State University study

July
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Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Time: 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT 

Run Time: 1 Hour


OUR GUESTS

KELECHI ANYADIEGWU  

FOUNDER & CEO OF ZUVAA

Kelechi is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader who continues to make her mark on the world by shining a spotlight on culture and community. In her role at digitalundivided, Kelechi spearheaded the launch and program operation of BIG Newark - digitalundivided's expanded innovation space and incubator program based in Newark, NJ. Prior to digitalundivided, Kelechi experienced her own startup journey as the Founder and CEO of Zuvaa, a global marketplace for African fashion and design. She is now sharing her practical founder know-how and skills with other Black and Latinx women founders who, like Kelechi, dared to dream big and have embarked on the life-changing, roller coaster journey of entrepreneurship.

YAI VARGAS  

FOUNDER & CEO OF THE LATINISTA

Yai is a career & diversity strategist who helps organizations develop engaging programs focused on career and leadership development. With a background in multicultural marketing and communications, Yai is a natural born community builder and is known as the networking and LinkedIn Ninja.  

Yai is also founder of The Latinista, a national network of women and Latina professionals invested in professional development and career mobility. Today The Latinista offers a series of skill-building, activity driven, hands-on sessions, specifically designed to help identify and sharpen career and business skills required to achieve professional goals. The Latinista has chapters in New York City, Chicago, Miami and LA. #TheLatinista

JASMINE A. EDWARDS  

FOUNDER & CEO OF I-SUBZ

Jasmine is the Founder and CEO of i-Subz, where she is focused on putting substitute teaching at the forefront of the $3.2B sub gig economy. i-Subz is a marketplace built to serve the 17.4M substitute teachers and 56,000 schools that serve low-income students throughout our nation. i-Subz has participated in Digitalundivided’s BIG Incubator Program Cohort 3, Goodie Nation’s Pre-Accelerator Program, and currently Camelback Ventures 2019 Education Fellowship Program. i-Subz won the Black Girl Ventures 2018 Atlanta Pitch Competition and was a top 10 finalist for the 2019 Google’s Women Who Tech Pitch Competition in New York, New York.

PREETHI SUNDARAM  

TECH MARKETING LEAD AT LINKEDIN

Preethi is leading Industry Marketing for LinkedIn in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Previously she worked at Google, heading Retail Marketing for Google Ads. She started her career as an aid-worker on the India-Pakistan border after completing a degree in Japanese literature. She loves reading books by Japanese writers, watching shows about time-travel and cooking things that take ridiculous amounts of time like fresh pasta or dumplings from scratch. 


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT PAST WEBINARS 

This webinar is amazing! If feels good to know that there are a lot of people thinking exactly what I've been thinking for the last few months since I started learning to code!

Natalia Vega

The FEAR is so real with me - but listening to you girls gives me courage to continue on my tech journey! The thing I LOVE most about tech is that it is so creative!! My backgrounds are in art and mathematics, so this hits all my buttons 

Elizabeth Wood

Thanks for the great webinar "How to Code Your Way to $1K" @Skillcrush looking forward to getting back to the grind and learning more!

@MJamesThompson

Been dancing around the idea for years, but, like many others here, I've decided it's time to just buckle down and DO IT! Happy to find this network of people going through the same thing!

Heather Sadeg