International Women’s Day 2016 @google #WTM16 @minervatweet @Womentechmakers
Thanks everyone at Google, we had a great time @ the IWD 2016 New York – the Fireside chat was great with the NYC CTO!
Heather Thompson Rivera, Director of Product Partnerships – YouTube, Google
Minerva Tantoco, Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York
Google strives to cultivate a wholly inclusive workplace around the globe. A key component of that vision is empowering women to pursue their dreams and build tools that change the world. We believe that when organizations create the right environments, programs, and policies, women in technology can thrive.
That’s why, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, Google is partnering withWomen Techmakers to launch a series of global events geared toward increasing visibility, community, and resources for technical women in our industry. We’re excited to be hosting one of these local events right here in New York — and are excited you will be joining us!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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