How to Get Taken Seriously as a Woman in Tech (POE)

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce
Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am

Whether you are just getting your foot in the door, negotiating your next promotion and raise or trying to get backing for your big entrepreneurial idea, the tech field is a tough place to be a woman. From a lack of visible mentors and role models to underrepresentation in startup communities and pontification about including more women in tech, without much action, the challenges that women face in the tech field are well-known. This panel of experts will share how they found their way in this field and the tangible strategies that can help you do the same.

Thought Leader: Heather Cabot, author, Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech


⚬ Sara Brand, partner, True Wealth Ventures

⚬ Rachel Cassidy, VP, global technical sales, Rackspace                                              

⚬ Lisa Pearson, CEO, Umbel

Emcee: Melanie Fish, public relations manager, HomeAway