…and now, a word from our sponsors:
Sponsor of the Twin Cities Event
Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend She’s Geeky, an unConference targeting women in the fields of Science, Math and Technology. ipHouse was one of the corporate sponsors for She’s Geeky and I was very curious about what these tech women would have to say….
A lot of women in the session were freelancers, start ups or had an amazing idea and did not know where to start. Through out this session, I heard a lot of wisdom from women who have been trailblazers in fields that overall, are still male dominated. These women have hard shells and are ready to take on the world. (I did not realize coming in, just how many lawyers are involved in taking on the job of owning an idea, system or product, as well as funding it!) I felt extremely inspired and the recommendations that the different women gave will always be immensely appreciated. I think that those that shared their stories helped others seek an inner strength to do something they believe in.
The unConference was a true success and I met so many amazingly smart and talented women.I was pleased that ipHouse sponsored this event and that I was able to attend!
Sponsor of Several Bay Area She’s Geeky unconferences
CivicActions is proud to once again sponsor the She’s Geeky unconference in San Francisco in January 2011.
Sponsoring She’s Geeky isn’t *just* about supporting women in important vocations where they are statistically underrepresented or recruiting a diverse workforce. It’s also very much about supporting this cultural shift away from centralized control to distributed collaboration. It’s also about supporting women being anything they want to be. There’s an enormous (actual) opportunity and need for more women to participate in the development of the technology that facilitates the transition to a new paradigm. Indeed, We have opportunities right now!
Contributing to forums where women can connect and cultivate networks of support and cooperation, in our opinion, advances this shift. Given our commitment to changing the world through technology, sponsoring She’s Geeky is a natural fit.
If you are going to She’s Geeky, and would like to talk to us about what we do drop us a line, and one of our team members can meet you there.
“Words can not explain how amazing it feels to bring 100 women the same life changing experience you had 8 months earlier.” - Liz and Jaque the local organizers of She’s Geeky Twin Cities who eight months before had attended She’s Geeky Washington, DC and worked to bring it to their city.