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Womxn in Tech Week 2022

February 28, 2022 - March 4, 2022

Join us for a week of celebration and acknowledgement of womxn in tech, including an opening reception, interest sessions, keynote, and social events hosted by student clubs. Check out the full list of events below.
Please REGISTER TO ATTEND BY MONDAY, FEB 28! Let us know which programs you will be attending! View the program descriptions here, as well as presenter bios & contact information here.
Monday, February 28:
5pm – 6:30pm Opening Keynote: “Why I Almost Left Tech & How I Reinvigorated My Career” FB009 Petra Sargent, RedHat/UNC Alumna
6:30pm – 7:30pm Insomnia, Watercolor, & Hot Chocolate FB009 Girls Who Code
Tuesday, March 1:
10am – 4pm Sit With Me Sitterson Lower Lobby
11:00 – 11:50am Womxn in Academia: A Discussion of Grad School and Beyond with the VisuaLab SN011 Danielle Szafir, UNC CS
12n – 12:50pm Succeeding as a Software Engineer (Virtual) – SN115 viewing room Elayne Petterson, Lucid
6-7:30pm We’re Not Really Strangers: Speed Networking with CS Peers SN011 Women in Computer Science
Wednesday, March 2
11:00 – 11:50am Take Your Career from A-to-D, not A-to-B (virtual) – FB007 viewing room Lakshmi Meyyappan, Macedon Technologies
12n – 12:50pm The 4 Types of Mentors You Need in Life to Succeed FB007 Erika Elaine Gladner, Bank of America
5pm – 6pm Bagels & Board Games FB007 queer_hack
Thursday, March 3
11:00 – 11:50am Behavioral Interview Prep Workshop (Virtual) – SN115 viewing room Wynne Reece, Cap Tech
12n-12:50pm How to Ace a Technical Interview (Virtual) – FB008 viewing room Natasha Meinzen, Vanguard
12n – 12:50pm 6 Things WIT Need to Know Before Their First Day on the Job (Virtual) – SN115 viewing room Nina Joseph , Capital One
3:30pm – 5pm Pizza (and coloring) with Pearl Hacks FB007 Pearl Hacks
5pm -6pm Panel: Womxn in Tech as a Movement Beyond Numbers FB007 Panelists: Emily Krol, Logitech; Robin Chan, RedHat; Isma Gilani, RENCI; Tatiana Arthur, SAP
Friday, March 4
11:30am – 12:20pm Closing Keynote: “Lift Every Voice” SN014 Kristin Austin, Rewriting the Code
12:20pm – 12:45pm Closing Remarks SN014
You can also help support Womxn in Tech week by volunteering. Opportunities include: session moderators (in person and/or virtual), program monitors, and even hosting a panel session. Interested? Complete this volunteer interest form.


February 28, 2022
March 4, 2022


Sitterson Hall
201 S Columbia St
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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