Women Speak Tech - Building a Fast Growth Culture of Upward Mobility and Inclusion

Adobe San Francisco - Landmark 193, The Café
601 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA
United States
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Mar 29 , 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm PDT

  • Heroku sponsored
  • Meetup

Heroku is proud to sponsor Women Speak Tech, a free event for digital media professionals, marketers, creators, technologists and curators involved with content to share expertise and experience. Women Speak Tech Meet-Ups are open to all genders.

Innovative organizations are seeking new ways to shift the decades old norms for diversity and inclusion. In 2018, we are experiencing a major shift to rethink our systems, processes, and mindsets. What better time to explore what is working, and collaborate together to find actionable ways to lead by inclusion.

Hear from our panelist practical advice, examples of what worked and what didn’t, and their perspective on how you can identify opportunities and improve your success rate by:

-Addressing how we speak, listen, and hear

-Providing safe spaces to push barriers, ideate, and solve problems

-Creating programs and venues to foster mentorship and sponsorship within your organization and across industries

-To lead with focus and inclusion takes confidence, advocacy, mentorship and sponsorship. Fast growth typically results in knee-jerk responses. Cultivating inclusive leadership affects who we hire and promote, who we mentor or sponsor, and how we speak, listen and act.

Agenda

6:00pm Icebreaker: Cocktails and Conversation

7:00pm Facilitated Expert Panel Discussion & Workshop: What works, what doesn’t, and what you can do to broaden your impact as you lead by inclusion

8:00pm Wrap-up: More cocktails and conversation

Panelists:

Shiney Rossi, Engr Mgr, Nest Thermostat

Varsha Kanwa, Chief of Staff, Go to Market, Cisco

Katie Juran, Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Adobe

Shyvee Shi, Business Prod Mgr, Linkedin

Suzanne Fletcher, Stanford Start-X Fund Manager

Molly Heekin, Sr. Director of Internet of Things Product, Digital Solutions, Visa