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PechaKucha Night: The 50/50 Gender Equity Challenge
PechaKucha Night: The 50/50 Gender Equity Challenge

Despite valiant efforts to increase gender equity in the technology workplace, the percentage of women in tech has declined 10% over the past 20 years, falling from a 35% "high" in the 1990s to 25% today. For underrepresented minority women, the numbers are staggering, with women of color representing less than 5% of the technology workforce overall. Women leaders from across our region talk about their work to transform the gender equity imbalance that currently limits the tech industry. Pecha Kucha Seattle and Seattle University's College of Science and Engineering present this PechaKucha Night exploring "The 50/50 Gender Equity Challenge - Real World Solutions for Real World Change."


Jenn McColly, Vice President of the People Connection Team, SAP Concur in Seattle

Dioselin Gonzalez, Principal Software Architect, Microsoft Research in Seattle

Cynthia Tee, Senior Director of Engineering, Nordstrom in Seattle

Nicole Buchanan, Former Executive Director, , Ada Developers Academy in Seattle

Katherine Pratt, PhD Student, Electrical & Computer Engineering in Seattle

Gail Giacobbe, Director Product Management and Data Science, Microsoft in Seattle

Alice Steinglass, President, Code.org in Seattle

Abigail Echo-Hawk, Director, Urban Indian Health Institute in Seattle

Kelly Marquardt, Community Liaison, Government Relations, U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene in Redmond, WA

Nicole W. Piasecki, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Seattle University in Seattle

Rebekah Bastian, VP of Community & Culture, Zillow Group in Seattle

Natasha Martin, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University in Seattle

Cathi Rodgveller, CEO and Founder, IGNITE Worldwide in Seattle

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