GITMSP is partnering with Dress for Success for a Drinks for Donations Happy Hour at 612Brew!, on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00pm.
Bring a suit, camisole or handbag in good clean condition and we will buy you a drink and take your head shot for free. A local photographer will be onsite so come photo ready! Nothing to donate but need a headshot, come and donate $15 to Dress for Success. We will also have a member of Dress for Success onsite to answer questions about the organization. Networking and fun provided in a very unique space, plus the beer is awesome and the first one is free.
We look forward to seeing you! (Yes, men are welcome, too!)
945 Broadway St NE #188
Minneapolis, MN 55413
The event started out with the screening of the greatly acclaimed She++ documentary by two Stanford students. The documentary raised awareness to the reality of women in computing and tech industries as it discusses experiences and lessons of women in computer science as they started out. It included interviews from high school girls, recently graduated female computer scientists, female tech CEOS, Stanford academics as well as Silicon Valley venture capitalists. The movie also shared staggering statistics of the increasing demand for computer scientists in America’s future and how the supply just isn’t there as women in technology are not equally represented.
So why is it that most women don’t want to write code or study computer science?
This question led to the panel discussion, facilitated by Michelle Tran (Strategy Consultant at Rêve Consulting), which followed the screening. The participants included:
- Karen Graham, Director of Technology and Innovation for MAP non profits
- Kate Agnew, Business Analyst at Target and Managing Director for Girls In Technology Minneapolis
- Eve Poeschl, Solutions Engineering Manager at The Nerdery
- Yvonne Ng, engineering education advocate, consultant, instructional specialist and creator of http://www.engineersplayground.com/
If you attended, please check out http://sheplusplus.stanford.edu/film/screening/index.php for more info on the documentary, share feedback and connect with others!
Thanks again to everyone that came out to the event, to The Nerdery for all their help and for hosting the event and lastly, for the panel participants that allowed us to have a great discussion on the future of women in technology as well as ways to stimulate the interest in the younger generation to look at technology as a possible educational/career path! If you would like to check out some pictures of the event, visit our Facebook page!
Hello Everyone! I would just like to take a moment to make another special announcement. :)
I am very pleased to introduce our newest board member, Bobbilee Hartman! Bobbilee is joining our board as the new Web Director. She will be managing the GIT website, and all the behind the scenes IT magic.
Here’s a little more about Bobbilee:
Bobbilee Hartman grew up a few miles west of the twin cities. She has been away for around 5 years for school and now resides in Uptown and works for Software for Good as a Ruby on Rails developer. With a nontraditional CS background herself she has a dream to teach females about software development as a career and to remove any preconceived misconceptions regarding CS and programming.
Welcome Bobbilee, we are so happy to have you!
There are lots of exciting changes going on behind the scenes here at GiT. Right now, I’d like to announce the addition of one of our newest board members, Logain Asfour. Logain is joining our team as the Sponsorship Director. She will be managing our outreach and relationships with various sponsorship organizations.
Here is a little more about Logain:
Logain Asfour’s passion for technology started early on in her high school career when she took her first introductory to Computer Science class, which taught her all about HTML and C++. She loved the idea of creating something out of nothing with code and she loved that empowering feeling that one gets when a bug gets fixed! This lead her to then pursue a Computer Science degree in college and look for career opportunities in the technology industry.
She is also very passionate about inspiring young girls to pursue degrees or careers in technology and hopes to motivate and empower them. Growing up she felt discouraged by her teachers who constantly reminded her of the small number of women in the technology industry. Therefore, she wants to encourage young girls to think about computers as objects of study versus tools for communication or consumption. She believes that by helping girls gain their confidence in technology at an early age, it will positively impact their future career opportunities. In her free time she likes to practice yoga, run with her wonderful chocolate lab and is always open to trying new things.
Ginger Wange, STEM Development Manager at TPT, recently invited Girls in Tech to a live broadcasting of TPT’s news show Almanac. For those of you that don’t know, Almanac is a Friday night program featuring a great mix of news, politics, history and culture. During the broadcast, GiT got an up close view of what goes on behind the scenes during a live news show.
We just wanted to take a minute to welcome our newest board member, Emma Lloyd. Emma has recently been named the new Minneapolis Girls in Tech, Events Director! She has already proven to be a great contributor and we are so thrilled to have her join our team.
Here is a little about Emma:
Join Girls in Tech: Minneapolis/St.Paul for a special event.
TPT is taping an episode of Almanac, and we have been invited to be a part of the studio audience. Afterwards, we’ll get a tour of the studio and then head to Faces for a Happy Hour drink or two (on us!).
Please note: there is a VERY LIMITED number of tickets due to the studio capacity therefore we are requesting $5 to hold your spot, but we will buy you a drink or two after! Paid parking is available in tpt’s building lot accessible from either Sibley Street or Jackson
Good morning everyone! Here at Girls in Tech – MSP we have a very special announcement. Andrea Struss has been named our new PR/Social Media Director. Please give her a warm welcome
A little about Andrea:
Andrea Struss is an Electrical Engineer with an addiction to learning and trying
new things. Some of her favorites involve tinkering, creating, and taking things
apart. Although, she will admit, she has yet to master the art of putting things back
As a child, Andrea dreamed of one day becoming an inventor. However, after never
meeting one or hearing terms like engineer, she dismissed the idea from her childish
thoughts. Years later, while writing a scholarship essay for the local power plant,
Andrea fell in love with fuel cells. Being determined to know more led her on the path
to becoming an engineer. Because of her experience, Andrea has a deep passion for
supporting and encouraging women in STEM fields.
In the rare event of free time, Andrea enjoys glass blowing, code slinging, sewing, and
plotting ways to build more hours into each day.
Join us tomorrow, January 2nd, for our first volunteer/board meeting of 2013. We’ll be setting goals for the year and will discuss some great upcoming events. Anyone is welcome to join!
Where: The Works
9740 Grand Ave. S
Bloomington, MN 55420
When: January 2nd at 6pm
A fun event is being held downtown this week on Thursday, December 13th. The 2nd Annual Tech Holiday Bash will be a night of fun casino games, drinks, and networking. Come on out and play for us – Girls in Tech is one of the organizations nominated to receive a portion of the winnings. Check out the eventbrite page for more information and to sign up. http://minnesotatechbash.eventbrite.com/
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