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Haven't had a chance to register for #GHC22 just yet? ๐Ÿค”

Don't worry, you still can until 11:59 p.m. PT TODAY! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Virtual Registrations are available but going quickly, so be sure to save your spot!

We can't wait to see you all this September!
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Join us in extending many thanks to #GHC22 Emerald Sponsor @lifeatpwc! ๐Ÿ˜€

PwC continues to build a culture of belonging by using their talent and resources to be a voice for change by being committed to transparency and accountability. ๐Ÿค

โ€œIt isnโ€™t just about what businesses can do inside their organizations, but how we can come together using our collective resources, experience, and time to change the policies and systems that contribute to an unjust society.

While our mission is ambitious, itโ€™s precise.

Purpose, passion, people, and social justice. Thatโ€™s what this Fellowship is all about.โ€ - Roy Weathers Vice Chair, Policy and Societal Engagement at PwC

Check out our list of sponsors & be sure to register as registration closes on August 10th!
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Thank you to #GHC22 Emerald Sponsor Wells Fargo for their partnership & support! ๐Ÿค—

@wellsfargo works to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion by helping ensure that all people across their workforce, communities, and supply chain feel valued and respected and have equal access to resources, services, products, and opportunities to succeed. ๐Ÿ™Œ

In 2021, they launched the Banking Inclusion Initiative, which is a 10-year commitment to help unbanked individuals gain access to affordable banking services. ๐Ÿ’ฐ

โ€œIt is so important that we bring unbanked individuals, many of whom are people of color, into the formal banking system and help provide meaningful paths toward economic advancement.โ€ - Darlene Goins, Head of Banking Inclusion Initiative at Wells Fargo

Check out our list of sponsors & be sure to register as registration closes on August 10th!
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We're so thankful to have #GHC22 Emerald Sponsor, Google's support!๐Ÿค—

@Google fosters a sense of belonging by tackling barriers through meaningful action on key issues such as racial equity, disability inclusion, gender equity, LGBTQ+ inclusion, and Veteran inclusion. ๐Ÿค

In 2021, they launched the Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls, which focused on gender inequity. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ

The challenge, launched in partnership with @vitalvoices and Project Everyone, was an open call to organizations that create pathways to prosperity for women and girls.

Thirty-four organizations were selected and received between $300,000 and $1 million in funding, plus opportunities for mentorship and additional support from Google. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
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Meet @nehanaar, Technology Entrepreneurship Abie Award Winner! ๐ŸŽ‰

The Technology Entrepreneurship Abie Award is given to a builder of technology ventures, who transforms markets by implementing, developing, or promoting technology, creative processes, or new business models. ๐Ÿ’ช

Neha is an Indian American technology entrepreneur, a co-founder, former Chief Technology Officer, and current board member of @confluent_inc, a public technology company. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป

As a @linkedin software engineer, she helped develop the open source messaging system Apache Kafka, that's now used by more than 80% of the @Fortunemag 500. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

In 2014, she co-founded Confluent, which helps organizations process large amounts of data on Apache Kafka.

Neha has been listed as one of Americaโ€™s Top Self-Made Women by @forbes, Forbesโ€™s Top 50 Women In Tech, @mitpics Tech Reviewโ€™s Innovators under 35 and @fastcompanyโ€™s 100 Most Creative People. ๐Ÿคฉ

She grew up in Pune, India, studied Computer Science at @georgiatech and today advises & invests in numerous technology startups. ๐Ÿ™Œ

She is sure to inspire during her session at #GHC22 in September!
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We'd like to extend some thanks to our #GHC22 Emerald Sponsor, @Ford! ๐Ÿค—

Ford has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to Diversity and Inclusion by endorsing and leveraging the power of their variety of Employee Resource Groups. ๐Ÿค

These groups provide opportunities for employees who share similar characteristics or life experiences and desire to use those similarities to create cross-functional workplace connections, provide professional development and advance business objectives. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

They have also have had a Supplier Diversity Development Program since 1968, one of the first programs of its kind in the United States that provided business opportunities to diverse communities that had been historically, socially and economically disadvantaged. ๐Ÿ™Œ
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Meet Dr. Kris Dorsey, Emerging Leader Abie Award Winner! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

In honoring the memory of the first female lead of an engineering school at a major U.S. research university, Denice Denton, the Emerging Leader Abie Award is given to a junior, non-tenured faculty member for high-quality research and significant impact on diversity. ๐Ÿค—

Kris is an associate professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences at @Northeastern University. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

Her current research interests include reconfigurable, novel morphology, active soft sensors, and the design of soft sensors for soft robot actuators and wearable medical and rehabilitation devices. ๐Ÿฅ

Previously, she was a Presidentโ€™s Postdoctoral Fellow at the @ucberkeleyofficial and the @ucsandiego a faculty member in the Picker Engineering Program at @SmithCollege, and an MLK Visiting Associate Professor at the Media Lab at @mitpics. ๐Ÿ™Œ

She graduated from @CarnegieMellon University with a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and earned her Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from @OlinCollege. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“

Sheโ€™ll be presenting at #GHC22 in September!
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