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Women in Tech - How to Navigate in Your Challenging Moments

 Export to Your Calendar 10/19/2017
When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm
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eBay Inc.
625 Sixth Avenue
New York, New York  10011
United States
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Women in Tech

How to Navigate In Your Challenging Moments

A panel of extraordinary women leaders who are changing the face of technology will share their stories of making it in a male-dominated field. Join us on Thursday, October 19 and learn how female entrepreneurs can get in the door to pitch and get funding and how corporate executives can successfully seek mentor support and find the right connections to help break through the glass ceiling. You will gain valuable insights on how to be empowered.


Panel (in formation)

Brenda Cortez:  Koneska Health (Women Who Code NYC)
Brenda has been a member of the Engineering team at Koneksa Health since November, 2015. Prior to joining Koneksa Health, Brenda was a Systems Administrator at a major Financial Services company. She studied Electrical and Computer Engineering and received her B.S. from the School of Engineering at Rutgers University. Brenda is passionate about increasing the number of women in the field of technology. Her passion led her to join the Women Who Code NYC network around the time it was first stablished in March 2014. She later became one of the Directors and has since seen the network grow to nearly 9,000 members by mid-2017.

Grace Lee: Founder Wishpoints Inc. and Health Enovations Inc. (Moderator)
Grace is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and subject matter expert with 20+ years of experience in product development and launch, predictive analytics, business design, healthcare, technology innovations, and customer, patient, and business data analytics in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Healthcare. She is the founder of Health Enovations, Inc. and Wishpoints, Inc.

Andrea Turner Moffitt (CBS '07): Plum Alley
Andrea Turner Moffitt is the co-founder of Plum Alley Investments. Core to our mission is investing in innovative companies with gender diverse founding teams where our members can have a multiplier effect as they invest their capital. As a former investment banker and hedge fund analyst, Turner Moffitt has extensive investing background across various asset classes. An honors graduate from Columbia Business School and the School of International and Public Affairs, Turner Moffitt is the Co-chair of Columbia Business School's Tamer Center for Social Enterprise Alumni Circle and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has also been actively involved in High Water Women and 100 Women in Hedge Funds and servers as a member of the board of Newcomb College Institute Dean’s Advisory Council at Tulane University.

Laura J. Watkins: eBay Inc.
Laura is currently a Developer Evangelist at eBay in New York City. Before that, she served as Director of RackspaceStartups|SF, a curated incubator of cloud and big data companies, until 2016. She is a former Hackbright Fellow and Developer Evangelist at Rackspace, and spent eight years as a STEM teacher in Silicon Valley. She is passionate about the intersection between business and emerging technology, and took a leading role running marketing and advertisements for 2015's viral #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign.

Date: 10/19/2017
Location: eBay Inc., 625 Sixth Ave., NY, NY 10011 (bet. 18th and 19th Streets)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm (6:30-7:30 presentation; networking opportunity before and after panel)
Tickets:  CBSACNY Members: $30; Non members $45; more at the door, if space is available

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This event has been organized by Shameka Volkers, Chair of the CBSACNY Women in Business Committee. Special thanks to Betty Wong.

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