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Women In Tech Forum: FearLESS Global Women
June 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Women In Tech: FearLess Global Women
Immigrant and transnational people share key qualities with entrepreneurs: high risk tolerance, the ability to withstand financial freefall, and the will to turn struggles into action and forge a personal path to success. And without immigrants, there would be no Silicon Valley – throughout the 1980s and 90s, the Valley attracted more foreign-born tech talent than any other region in the world, representing 53% of the workforce by the year 2000.
We’d argue that that goes double for female immigrants—and even with the hurdles to success set higher still, 40% of immigrant entrepreneurs in the US are women, and 13% of all female-owned companies are run by women who were born outside of the US (source).
When women thrive, the economy follows. What does that journey look like from an insider’s perspective? How do foreign-born female entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders find footing in a competitive business economy like Silicon Valley? How does the experience of immigration shape a woman’s experience in her career path?
Join us on June 10th at 2:00PM to meet four amazing women who will share their voyage to and through Silicon Valley, including:
- Allies and advocates: why you need them and what to look for
- Access to capital, gender bias, and other challenges
- Communities and networks—similar concepts, different roles
- The journey from then to now: unique success stories
- Guidance for global entrepreneurs
- Surprises, stumbling blocks, and sage advice for dealing with both
- Connie Guglielmo — Editor in Chief of CNET
- Bá Minuzzi — Founder and CEO of UMANA
- Padmasree Warrior — Founder, President and CEO of Fable
- Hannah Kain — President & CEO of ALOM Technologies
- Anna N. Schlegel — Vice President, Global Portfolio-to-Market Lifecyle, NetApp