Geek Girls Are Chic - 5 Career Hacks

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Is Silicon Valley biased against women? Why are fewer women graduating with a technical degree (12% today vs 37% in 1984)? Why aren’t more women rising in the tech ranks or starting businesses? Why should you care?

Join Sandy Carter, founder of Super Women's Group (38K strong), Chairperson of the Board of WITI, and Forbes Top 40 Social Marketing Master, and Reshma Saujani, founder/CEO of Girls Who Code, and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People, as they discuss why this matters, how innovation will benefit, and how to foster an interest in tech. Learn why women need to take risks and embrace failure to give them the courage to crash through the glass ceiling or start a new business.

Sandy and Reshma will share the recent findings from an IBM research report on “Advancing Women” as well as their own experiences and advice with 5 career hacks to help you get ahead, because talent is not enough.

Whether you are a woman or man, parent or business owner, this is a must-see session.

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  • Bottom of the page:
    http://www.illuminate.com/perspectives/

    New Research from Illuminate Ventures -
    Diversity Improves Performance: Organizations that are the most inclusive of women in top management achieve 35% higher ROE and 34% better total return to shareholders versus their peers – and research shows gender diversity to be particularly valuable where innovation is key.
  • CRA Taulbee - 12% of CS majors are women
    http://cra.org/uploads/documents/resources/taulbee/CRA_Taulbee_CS_Degrees_and_Enrollment_2011-12.pdf

    In 1984 37% of CS majors were women
    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~women/resources/aroundTheWeb/hostedPapers/Syllabus-Camp.pdf)
  • Geek Girls Are Chic - 5 Career Hacks

    1. 1. 1 GEEK GIRLS ARE CHIC! 5 CAREER HACKS Sandy Carter Founder of Super Women’s Group Reshma Saujani CEO/Founder of Girls Who Code
    2. 2. 34% Better Return to Shareholders 35% Higher Return on Equity When women are in leadership positions
    3. 3. Women with computer science degrees trending downward Today 1984 12% 37%
    4. 4. This impacts everyone – The 3 Ps Pre-College Parents, including DWDs (Dads with Daughters) Professionals
    5. 5. 5 Critical Career Hacks 1.It’s not just about talent 2.Sit in the front row 3.Don’t debunk the zombie 4.Undertake the critical job assignment 5.Have a POV
    6. 6. 6 VOTE FOR OUR SXSW 2015 SESSION http://panelpicker.sxsw.com GEEK GIRLS ARE CHIC! 5 CAREER HACKS with Sandy Carter and Reshma Saujani
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