Global Women’s Journey – a series on female business leaders from around the world
When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6pm-8:30pm
Location: Cisco Systems, 3600 Cisco Way, San Jose
Coding Around the World
BayBrazil launched the Global Women’s Journey series in March of 2011 in celebration of the International Women’s Day.
Since then, we’ve hosted several inspiring panel discussions to bring insights on female leadership and the progress women are achieving worldwide.
On March 17, meet some of the women who are promoting STEM careers and getting girls to code in the U.S. and around the world.
Across the world, highly educated and ambitious women are pouring into the labor market.
In the next ten years, more than one billion women are expected to enter the workforce or start their own businesses.
Analysts predict that Gen Y women will outnumber men in the professional workforce. In emerging markets, women are expected to be the dominant force taking on increased leadership and expanding their roles in upper management.
However, when it comes to tech-related careers, male professionals largely outnumber their female peers.
In Silicon Valley, key companies have donated about $10 million to nonprofit Code.org to introduce kids to coding. A few months ago, Intel announced it will allocate $300 million to improve diversity in the workforce and attract more women to the technology field.
We wonder how are major markets in the world fighting gender imbalance in the tech industry?
What are the most effective ways to inspire women to code?
Brazil: Iona Szkurnik do Rio, PortPy
India: Archana Kamath, Cisco Systems
US: Deanna Doan, Planet Labs
Vietnam: Sharon Ly, Twitter
6pm: Cocktail reception and networking
6:45pm: Introductions and panel discussion
Thanks to Cisco Systems for hosting Global Women’s Journey!
Thanks to our guest speakers & attendees for an inspiring discussion!