On this International Women's Day, Angie will talk about gender parity in technology, entrepreneurship and business -- and how to reach for it. From companies (recruiting, retaining and advancing women), to individuals perspective (as mentee, mentor, parent, colleague, friend), she will provide research-based tips and tricks for bringing women into the fold. First, she will go over why things are the way they are now -- and how to move toward the future of gender equality.
About the speaker: Angie Chang is the VP of Strategic Partnerships & Mentorship at Hackbright Academy, where she focuses on Strategic Partnerships. Hackbright Academy runs a 12-week accelerated engineering fellowship exclusively for women quarterly in San Francisco. In 2008, she started Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners to network women in technology. Dinners are sponsored by companies including Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and Palantir. Prior to that, she co-founded Women 2.0, a media company which promotes women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. She was named in Fast Company's 2010 "Most Influential Women in Technology" and more recently Business Insider named her one of "30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech". She has been invited by the U.S. State Department to speak on women's high-tech, high-growth entrepreneurship in the West Bank, Switzerland and Germany. Angie has held positions in product management and web/UI production at various Silicon Valley startups. She holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley.