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Too frequently we hear about the challenges that women who chose technical careers face, whether it's sexual harassment or manifestos stating that women aren't biologically suited for these roles.

9/28/2017
When: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Networking: 7:30am - 8:00am
Program: 8:00am - 9:30am
Where: Ascender
6401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15206
United States


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It’s 2017: Why Aren’t There More Women In Tech?

WELD is excited to partner with Thrival for our September Leadership Series Panel Event.

Too frequently we hear about the challenges that women who chose technical careers face, whether it's sexual harassment or manifestos stating that women aren't biologically suited for these roles. Statistics have shown that the number of women obtaining technical degrees in the US has dropped by 50% since the mid 1980s. Is this a coincidence?

We'll explore the possible answers, and discuss how various Pittsburgh organizations are taking on this challenge. Suzy Teele, Managing Director, Advance Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, and Co-Chair, WELD Pittsburgh Chapter Steering Committee, will moderate the following panel of amazing women leaders from our region:

  • Kelley Benson, Director of HR & Inclusion, InnovationWorks
  • Julia Poepping, Founder, Red Chair Pittsburgh
  • Patti Rote, Founder, Carnegie Mellon University Girls of Steel Robotics Program

Registration:

Member: $25 ($30 after 9/10/17)  (**Must be logged on to obtain discount!) 
Non-Member:$35 ($40 after 9/10/17)

No refunds or credits after 9/10/17.

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Registration closes on September 22nd! Late fees apply after registration closes. Contact Mindy Koenig at mkoenig@weldoh.org if you have questions. Only a limited number of walk-ins can be accommodated at the door.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Rhonda Carson Leach at rcleach@innovation.pitt.edu.

WELD Members are also invited to attend Marquee – Intelligence Humans X Tech at the Carnegie Musuem of Art at 6:30 pm on 9/28/2017 for FREE. Please register using Promo Code WELD at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thrival-innovationintelligence-humans-x-tech-tickets-35738712451

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