You’ve shown your commitment to women in tech by partnering with AnitaB.org. Now learn from experts and others focused on action-oriented solutions around gender equity, diversity, and inclusion at the 2017 Fall Partner Meeting, hosted at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC 17) in Orlando, FL! Make sure you are registered for GHC 17 so you can attend this informative and collaborative meeting.
For this year’s Fall Partner Meeting, we will discuss intersectionality and women of color in technology.
This meeting is part of a series we host for your partners where we discuss strategies that foster a more diverse and inclusive culture where women technologists can thrive and advance into leadership roles. These meetings offer opportunities to learn from each other and about relevant topics.
Date and Location
October 5, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
The Fall Partner Meeting will focus on women of color and intersectionality, a term first coined in 1989 by American civil rights advocate and scholar of critical race theory, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw. The theory of intersectionality recognizes that a person is categorized and discriminated against by a variety of factors including gender, race, age, education, religion, and many more. We recognize the importance of intersectionality as a means by which we can more fully and intentionally support the advancement of all women technologists by focusing on the multi-faceted, interconnected dimensions of their lives.
Dr. Freada Kapor Klein — Freada is an entrepreneur, activist, and pioneer in the field of organizational culture and diversity. As a Founding Partner at Kapor Capital, Freada invests in seed stage tech startups that create positive social impact by closing gaps of access, opportunity or outcome for low income communities, and communities of color. Freada is an Advisory Trustee of the U.C. Berkeley Foundation, a founding team member at Project Include, and the author of “Giving Notice,” which details the human and financial cost of hidden bias in the workplace.