A proposal from Girls in Tech, “Bridging the Geo-Gap to Empower Women in Technology,” has been chosen for a panel at the South by Southewest Interactive Festival in March:
By connecting women in tech at a global level, the same progress we’re seeing in the US can be leveraged for the purpose of empowerment, building relationships, shared resources and crowdsourcing, and ultimately the elevation of all women in science and technology.
Adriana Gascoigne, who will head the panel, is the founder and CEO of Girls in Tech. GIT is based in San Francisco with 12,000 members spread between 57 chapters world-wide; New York’s chapter is one of the most active. Ms. Gascoigne is also Vice President of Marketing at New York’s SecondMarket.
In addition to her executive position at one of New York’s top tier startups, Ms. Gascoigne is also an advisor to Intel as well as startups including Involver, DooChoo, and Change.org. She launched SmittenWithMittens in 2009, a 501 (c) 3 providing fair trade mittens, clothing, uniforms and resources to orphans in developing countries. She is fluent in Spanish and speaks some Japanese and French. She launched Girls in Tech in 2007 to promote the “empowerment, engagement and education of women in tech.”
South by Southwest Interactive 2011 is March 11 to 15 in Austin. Panels are chosen by popular vote.
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