IVLP Women in Technology

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My Official Presentation at Florence US Consulate About my IVLP "Women in Technology" Program in United States.

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IVLP Women in Technology

  1. 1. IVLP PROGRAM WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY From Italy to USA and back
  2. 2. LINDA SERRA I work as digital strategist I’m President of Girl Geek Dinners Bologna : a non-profit association who promotes internet and new technologies as the main driver of female emancipation. Our main aim is to bring digital culture to Italian women because we believe it could be the right answer to the big economic crisis that's crossing our country.
  3. 3. ITALIAN VISITOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 2013 WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
  4. 4. INTERNATIONAL VISITORS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY JUNE 2013 LAUNCHED IN 1940, THE IVLP HELPS STRENGTHEN U.S. ENGAGEMENT WITH COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD AND CULTIVATE LASTING RELATIONSHIPS BY CONNECTING CURRENT AND EMERGING FOREIGN LEADERS WITH THEIR AMERICAN COUNTERPARTS THROUGH SHORT-TERM VISITS TO THE UNITED STATES.
  5. 5. 12 WOMEN ITALY, HUNGARY, PALESTINE, MALESYA, MEXICO, INDONESIA, NIGERIA, BARBADOS, MAROCCO, CHINA , IRAQ, CHINA , sri Lanka
  6. 6. 2 AMAZING TUTORS EMILY K. ZIMMERMAN J. BERRY LEWISS
  7. 7. 8 CITIES WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, BOSTON, AUSTIN, SAN ANTONIO, SANTA CRUZ, SAN FRANCISCO, SAN JOSE’
  8. 8. SEVERAL MEETINGS
  9. 9. INSPIRING PERSONS
  10. 10. WHAT I LEARNED? USA ART OF WELCOME
  11. 11. WHAT I LEARNED? DIFFERENCES CAN TIE
  12. 12. WHAT I LEARNED? TRUST INNOVATION
  13. 13. WHAT I LEARNED? WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
  14. 14. WHAT I LEARNED? BE BRAVE!
  15. 15. AND NOW? I FOUNDED MY START-UP FOR WOMEN
  16. 16. AND NOW? I FOUNDED MY START-UP FOR WOMEN WWW.WORKWIDEWOMEN.COM Work Wide Women it's a female Social Network that Aims to Increase the female talents. The main aim is to build a big network of women: because networking is the best way to share and exchange skills each others; also is a typical female attitude. Sharing and exchange are both the start and the arrive point to became better professionals and future leaders.
  17. 17. MISSION ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW FEMALE SKILLS RESPONDING TO THE CRISIS WITH INNOVATION AND COMPETENCE. SUPPORTING FEMALE TALENT THAT ARE NOT ABLE TO EMERGE FACILITATE THE MEETING BETWEEN DIFFERENT AND COMPLIANT TALENTS
  18. 18. HOW? BUILD INCREASE IMPROVE
  19. 19. WHERE WE ARE NOW WE ARE ONLINE IN BETA VERSION SINCE SEPTEMBER WE ARE MORE THAN 200 WOMEN REGISTERED MEMBERS 18 GROUPS 2 USER GENERATED PROJECTS DEGREE THESIS IN CROWDSOURCING THE MAP OF THE ITALIAN WOMEN FRIENDLY COMPANIES AS EVERY START-UP WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR FUNDS AND PARTNERS
  20. 20. IVLP PROGRAM WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY WAS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE ONE OF THAT THINGS THAT YOU’RE NEVER TIRED TO TELL
  21. 21. A NEGATIVE FEEDBACK? I MISSED… A MEETING WIHT THE PRESIDENT OBAMA! 
  22. 22. LINDA SERRA linda.serra@gmail.com info@workwidewomen.com www.lindaserra.net @lindaserra

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