General Assembly: Women in Tech Breakfast - Building Inclusive Teams for Success

When: March 8 2019

Where: Boston, United States


<h3>How can companies close the gender gap in today&rsquo;s workplace?</h3>

<p>According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women occupy only 27% of chief executive jobs and just over one-fourth of computer and information systems management roles. And while women have made strides in various industries, organizations still struggle to build inclusive teams that fairly represent women in positions traditionally dominated by men.</p>

<p>In honor of Women&rsquo;s History Month, General Assembly&nbsp;and their guest speakers&nbsp;will lead an action-packed discussion on how we can effectively engage and cultivate teams that support and celebrate inclusiveness at all levels.</p>

<h3>You&rsquo;ll leave this session with:</h3>

<li>A deeper understanding of the challenges women professionals and employers face in breaking down gender barriers at work.</li>
<li>Expert insights on the negative ripple effects of unconscious biases in company culture.</li>
<li>Tips for facilitating open and honest dialogue around workplace inequities.</li>
<li>Strategies for incorporating gender diversity into your talent pipeline and championing inclusion in your organization.</li>

<p>Whether you identify as a woman professional or an individual interested in gender equity, join us at this exclusive event.</p>

<p>Let&rsquo;s begin the conversation!</p>

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<li>Breakfast 8:30am - 8:45am</li>
<li>Panel 8:45am - 9:30am</li>
<li>Q&amp;A and networking 9:30am - 10:30am</li>


<li>General Assembly, 125 Summer Street, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02110</li>


<p><strong>Gabriela McManus, Head of People Operations, Drizly</strong></p>

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<p>As Head of People Operations at Drizly, Gabriela attracts, develops, and retains top talent to build what will be Boston&#39;s best team. Prior to Drizly, Gabriela was the Executive Director at, a local leadership development company and worked with over 1200 people from more than 150 rapidly scaling tech startups in Boston to help them develop their leadership bench. Gabriela has focused her career on strategically building scalable programs to develop people and build leadership capacity at all levels.</p>

<p><strong>Sanam Razzaghi Feldman, Vice President of People Strategy, Rapid7</strong></p>

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<p>Sanam Razzaghi Feldman leads global people strategy and development initiatives across Rapid7 as the VP of People Strategy. In her role, she is responsible for driving the design and execution of talent strategies in a way that is tightly aligned with business goals and deeply rooted in Rapid7&#39;s unique culture and core values. She joined the company in 2014 and has helped evolve the people focused strategies through a time of rapid growth, an IPO and multiple acquisitions. With a goal of creating a career experience of a lifetime, Sanam is&nbsp;passionate about developing leaders and teams that are agile and thrive in times of intense growth or transformation. Her expertise lies in leader development, team effectiveness, change management and organizational design. Prior to joining Rapid7, Sanam held leadership positions at the Walt Disney Company and Bank of America where she worked in various people strategy and leadership development roles helping teams optimize performance during periods change and evolution. Earlier in her career, she built her talent and change management expertise as an organizational effectiveness consultant at Mercer and Towers Watson. She received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from McGill University in Montreal and her Masters of Arts in Social Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in New York.</p>

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<h3>Our Partners</h3>

<p>General Assembly proudly presents this event in partnership with International Women&#39;s Day.</p>

<p><strong><a href="/External.aspx?u=" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">International Women&#39;s Day</a>&nbsp;</strong>(March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This day also marks a call-to-action for accelerating gender parity around the world.&nbsp;Balance drives a better working world. Let&#39;s all help create #BalanceforBetter.</p>

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