august, 2014

wed20aug11:30 am1:00 pmWomen in Technology: Closing the Gender Gap11:30 am - 1:00 pm Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Event Details

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Tiffanie Robinson and Mary Helen Miller will team up to speak about 

Woman Coders and the Gender Gap

 

Over the past few months, Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other high profile companies have released data regarding gender composition in their technology areas.  The results are sobering. Their technology workforces are comprised of only 10-17% women. 

 

There is an obvious gender gap for women in technology.  What does this mean for companies?  What does this mean for Chattanooga?  Join us as Tiffanie Robinson, Director of Operations at Lamp Post Group and founder of Waypaver, helps answer some of these questions.  Co-presenting with Tiffanie will be Mary Helen Miller, multimedia journalist at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.  Mary Helen will highlight CodeXX, the women’s coding group founded in Chattanooga, and how women in this group are banding together to host a variety of programming workshops to bridge the technology gap.

The presentation will conclude with comments from CodeXX members and how they’ve taken what they’ve learned from the group to expand their programming skill set.

Spend some time with us and learn how you may be able to help in this women in tech movement.

 

Speaker bios:

 

Tiffanie Robinson has a background in a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors alongside economic development. She is currently the Director of Operations at Lamp Post Group, and the founder of WayPaver, a talent innovation lab housed inside of LPG to solve the talent problems of the portfolio companies. Tiffanie lives in Chattanooga with her son, Elijah, and husband, Mike. She is a co-founder of the JumpFund, a founding member of Chattanooga’s Sandbox hub, is a Global Ambassador for the Thiel Foundation and serves on the boards of the Chattanooga Public Library, Girls Inc., and CauseWay. She loves karaoke, chocolate, traveling and Fleetwood Mac.

 

Mary Helen Miller is the founder of CodeXX, a women’s coding group in Chattanooga. She is also a multimedia journalist at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, where she was part of a team that was named as finalists for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting. Before coming to the Times Free Press, she was a radio reporter at WUTC, where she won an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013. She is a Chattanooga native and loves using digital media to tell local stories.

 

 

Eventbrite - August Lunch/Networking

Time

(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Business Development Center

100 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37405

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