April 18, 2009

Girls in Tech: Empowering women in technology

Girls in Tech from JD Lasica on Vimeo.

JD LasicaFor years I’ve bemoaned the lack of women on stage at the scores of tech conferences and events I attend. Girls in Tech is out to change that.

I caught up with founder Adriana Gascoigne and executive managing director Robyn Cohen at Web 2.0 Expo earlier this month.

Adriana describes Girls in Tech as an organization geared toward the empowerment, education and engagement of women in technology. Here are some of their initiatives:

A few days ago they launched the Girls in Tech University, offering a curriculum to college students and others who want to ramp up their involvement in the tech sector.

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April 5, 2009

Photos of Web 2.0 Expo

Girls in Tech

JD LasicaAnyone who attends the annual Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco knows that you go for the connections. And while there were plenty of worthwhile sessions and talks this year, I wound up spending more time meeting and reconnecting with a good number of technology influencers.

I’ll be posting video interviews soon with Adriana Gascoigne and Robyn Cohen of Girls in Tech, Jeanette Gibson of Cisco and Oli Barrett, who headed up a 20-company delegation from London to Silicon Valley. (I’ll be returning the favor in July when the Traveling Geeks visit London.) Meantime, here’s a 43-shot Web 2.0 photo gallery on Flickr.

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