Facebook and GIT Presents Lessons Learned: Overcoming Our Mistakes

Global Girls in Tech, GIT NYC and Facebook partnered up on an amazing event on May 14, 2013. we’ve gathered at Facebook HQ in NYC. we’ve had over 250 RSVP with 95% female and 5% male audience. The discussions was candid and informative.

Facebook and GIT Presents “Lessons Learned: Overcoming Our Mistakes”

We always seem to view our role models as if they’ve made perfect choices every step of the way. If only that were really true! Join Facebook and Girls in Tech for happy hour and a discussion with a few senior tech women on the biggest career mistakes they thought they made, how they overcame those mistakes, and what lessons they learned.

Tuesday, May 14th
Facebook NY
335 Madison Ave 17th floor
New York NY 10017
(cross street is 43rd and Madison Ave, next to Grand Central Station)

*Light refreshments will be served
Girls in Tech (GIT) is a social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education, and empowerment of professional and influential women in technology. As women with the capacity to inspire, we made it our personal desire and passion to create and sustain an organization that focuses on the collaboration, promotion, growth and success of women in the technology and entrepreneurs sector.

Launched in 2007, Girls in Tech has organically grown to 35 active chapters in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Bethany Sumner -Engineer, Kickstarter


Goranka Bjedov – Capacity Software Engineer – Facebook
Nikki Stevens- director of engineering at Refinery 29
Catherine Hui- Head of Technology for Bloomberg’s Tradebook Equity group
Amanda J. Stent- AT&T Labs research


The Importance of Mentorship in STEM educations

In The last months, we’ve been working closely with the U.S. Dept of State in the Techgirls/Girls in tech Mentorship programs initiative. Excited about the partnership and we will be in D.C. July 16th to share more about the mentorship programs with 27 women from eight middle eastern countries and palestinian territories. Ivo Lukas, Chief Innovation Officers & Global exec for mentorship programs will be in Charge of the engagement. To learn more about the initiative, check out the press release here. Join Ivo Lukas in the conversation would be Yahoo, Microsoft, Legacy executives and more. To learn more more, email ivo.lukas@hotmail.com

From June 25 – July 18, these tech-savvy teenagers from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, and Yemen will engage with their American counterparts in the classroom and the community, working on their technical development and leadership skills. They will participate in an iD TechCamp, an interactive technology and computer camp, at Towson University; meet with leading U.S. technology companies in Washington, DC, and New York, NY; and take part in community service activities. The TechGirls will be also be mentored by representatives from top technology companies, making important personal contacts and expanding their networks to compete equally in an often male-dominated field.

Working to ensure a diverse experience, the Department has teamed up with several private sector partners, including: 24Notion, ALIVE!, Inc., AT&T, Bully Pulpit Interactive, Code4Charity, the DC Digital Divas Dinner, DoSomething.org, Facebook, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Girls in Tech, Girls Who Code, Google, OhMyGov Inc., Precision Network, Relief International, TechChange, Women Innovate Mobile, Yahoo!, and Verizon Communications. The State Department is also pleased to collaborate with the White House, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA), and the Federal Communications Commission for the TechGirls program.

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