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

When: March 6 2019

Where: Seattle, 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, leaders from General Assembly 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 - 9:00 am</li>
<li>Panel 9:00am - 10:00am</li>
<li>Q&amp;A and networking 10:00am - 10:30am</li>


<li>General Assembly, 1218 3rd Avenue, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98101</li>

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<p><strong>Sage Quiamno: Co-Founder of Future for Us</strong></p>

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<p>Sage Ke&rsquo;alohilani Quiamno is the co-founder of Future for Us, a company dedicated to accelerating the advancement of women of color through community, culture &amp; career development. Sage is also a passionate pay equity advocate and diversity, equity and inclusion champion. She has provided over 4,000+ women with salary negotiation tools and resources they need to advocate for themselves at work.&nbsp;<br />
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Sage has spoken on panels for the Seattle Women&rsquo;s March, the American Advertising Federation, the University of Washington at the Foster School of Business, Hired Equal Pay Panel, Microsoft&#39;s global DISHA program, Starbucks for Women&rsquo;s History Month and more.&nbsp;<br />
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Her drive and enthusiasm to fight for pay equity, especially for women of color, has launched her to the forefront of the women&rsquo;s rights movement and she continues to advocate for the advancement for women in the workplace.</p>

<p><strong>Karen Vander Ark: CFO &amp; Partner at Getting Smart</strong></p>

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<p>Karen began her career at the University of Denver Development office over 40 years ago and she&rsquo;s been raising money for, speaking on behalf of and supporting education and community organizations since. She is now a Partner/CFO/Owner of Getting Smart an education advocacy and learning design firm. Getting Smart is a firm where the commitment to innovations in learning is focused from early learning to life long learning.</p>

<p>Karen was a gubernatorial appointed college trustee and lead a community college through a leadership transition. Politics and education have been involved in her service and professional life while serving on numerous political campaigns, bond and levy campaigns and a statewide education initiative.</p>

<p>Karen&rsquo;s passion and life long goal of supporting her community and education has revolved around supporting the Boys &amp; Girls Club teen center -EX3, Rotary, The MultiService Center, Federal Way Senior Center &amp; Advancing Leadership youth programs.</p>

<p>Karen holds a BSBA in Marketing from Waynesburg College.</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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