On November 16, Girls in Tech will host our largest celebratory event of the year: the Fundraising Gala and Awards Ceremony. Themed “Una Noche de Elegancia” to welcome our newest chapter in Mexico City, the evening shines a spotlight on women and men breaking down barriers for girls in tech.
This year we’re excited about honoring great figures like McKesson’s Kathy McElligott, Pixar Animation Studios’ Danielle Feinberg, Jessica Herrin of Stella & Dot and Craigslist.org’s Craig Newmark… and we hope you can join us.
Though the tech industry has made great strides, there is still a long way to go to see true change. Events like this celebrate the importance of female role models and the possibility of transformation.
The gala isn’t just about raising money so women can receive free, quality education for tech careers–it’s also a fun night out for networking and connecting! Tickets are still on sale for a limited time.
Here’s a little about our 2018 Girls in Tech Award Honorees.
Kathy McElligott, McKesson CTO
McElligott is responsible for the overall technology direction of McKesson, the largest healthcare company in the United States. She is also on the board of ArcBest, a publicly traded $2.8 billion dollar freight transportation and logistics firm.
CRAIG NEWMARK, CRAIGSLIST.ORG FOUNDER
Newmark is an internet pioneer and leading philanthropist. He serves on the board of directors of nonprofits including Blue Star Families, Center for Public Integrity, Consumers Union/Consumer Reports, Girls Who Code, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and the Poynter Foundation.
DANIELLE FEINBERG, PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS’ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Feinberg was ocean unit CG supervisor on Finding Nemo and directed lighting for Wall-E, Brave, and Coco. Her TED talk on the science of light has been viewed more than 500,000 times on YouTube alone.
JESSICA HERRIN, STELLA & DOT CEO AND FOUNDER
Herrin is the co-founder of WeddingChannel.com and CEO and founder of Stella & Dot. In 2016, Herrin released her first book, Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms.
Join us on November 16th and buy tickets here!