SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FirstRain, the leader in Personal Business Analytics™, today announced its CEO Penny Herscher will moderate a plenary panel on Male Allies at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix. The panel will discuss the importance of men being involved in creating gender equality in the workplace and encouraging women to stay in technology careers and will be live-streamed from the conference website. The participants on the panel include executives from Facebook, GoDaddy, Google and Intuit.
For nearly 20 years, The Grace Hopper Celebration has been the largest technical conference for women that is designed to support and showcase the contributions of women in computing. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. This year’s event will be held from October 8-10 in Phoenix, Arizona with a total expected audience of 8,000 attendees.
Conference and panel details:
Who: Penny Herscher, FirstRain President and CEO; Mike Schroepfer, Facebook Chief Technical Officer and Head of Engineering; Blake Irving, GoDaddy CEO and Board Director; Alan Eustace, Google Senior Vice President of Knowledge & Research and Tayloe Stansbury, Intuit Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
Where: Phoenix Convention Center, General Session and live-streamed here.
When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM MT
What: “Male Allies Plenary Panel”
In any social change movement, the appropriate partnership between the minority group advocating for change, and the majority group holding power and privilege, is crucial. In pursuing our mission to ensure women are fully present at the innovation table, the role of male allies in our change efforts is key. In this panel, we will hear from men who have been advocates for women technologists and who have been on the front-lines of culture change in technology-based companies. They will share what they have learned as they have leaned in to the challenge of creating workplaces that are fair and equitable. Additional resources available here.
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