Thursday, November 6, 2014 (All day) to Friday, November 7, 2014 (All day)
The Pacesetters Program is the first of its kind where organizations come together, work across startup, corporate, and academic organizational boundaries to identify effective ways to recruit or retain a specific number of technical women, all within an aggressive timeframe and holding shared accountability to themselves and the public for achieving a common quantifiable goal.
Friday, November 7, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, November 9, 2014 (All day)
This codeathon will challenge developers and designers to build original and innovative prototypes based on key women’s mental health issues. Female leaders from tech, innovation, and health fields will mentor participants and judge final presentations. The winning team will receive a MINI JAMBOX by Jawbone and the opportunity to bring their winning prototype to market with the help of the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative, Jawbone, and Ace Hotel.
Look around your computing and engineering classes, your hi-tech startups and your tech departments. Chances are you will see very few women. Wendy DuBow will share why many common explanations for the lack of women in techology are not true. Learn what research points to as key factors. Get a deeper understanding of the societal forces at work, information to dispel common myths, plus techniques you can use to help shift the status quo.