Join us April 23-27- 2018 for the Women in Tech Regatta Week.

The Regatta is a curated collection of events, workshops and conversations designed to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, resources and to the power of community. We will dwell in the realm of what’s possible, rather than simply what is.

Sessions are grouped thematically and each session will be hosted at one of five ports. Create a personalized itinerary aligned to your specific interests, by checking off the sessions below.

Monday Kick off opening party– Resource reception featuring over 30 orgs from our vibrant city that support women and girls in tech- all during one night, under one roof.
Port Tracks: During the week we’re hosting over 30 breakout sessions across the city. Sessions are grouped thematically and each session will be hosted at 1 of 5 ports. 
  • Port 1: Tech Mavens (keeping you relevant in tech)  We’ll be talking about everything from AI, to Crypto-Currency, to growing as a coder.
  • Port 2: Inclusive Culture (Allyship)  The focus here is on ending gender bias in the workplace & building stronger, more diverse teams.
  • Port 3: Leadership (CEO’s & Startups)  We’ll hear from a diverse group of CEO’s and startup leaders who will discuss multi-dimensional leadership, building credibility and avoiding isolation.
  • Port 4: All about YOU (Build your story)  This is all about you- being bold,  intentional and building resilience. Pump up your side hustle and put some mojo into your personal brand.
  • Port 5: Career Acumen (Building relationships) Learn about how storytelling, mentorship, and meaningful connections will help you meet your career goals and win the race.
Closing Celebration:  Enjoy the last day of the WiT Regatta Week at the Progressive Closing Celebrations. Participate in a variety of exciting pop in events: Complimentary headshots, fashion exhibits, interactive VR, candlelight meditation, résumé review, workplace hacks and more... Connect, nibble & sip with new and old friends. 
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Tuesday, April 24 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Diversity by Design: Co-Creating Inclusive Organizations for Immigrants & Newcomers

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Session Address:
501 Eastlake Ave E.
Seattle, WA  98109
The East part is key.  Capital One’s  logo is not yet on the building but there is Pro Sports Club signage.  When you arrive come up to the 4th floor.  There is a building garage with public parking but South Lake Union is a hot area so it’s not guaranteed.

In this interactive workshop participants will explore the experiences of immigrants, newcomers and people of cultural backgrounds as they navigate the rapid currents of the tech industry. The underlying goal of this training session is to help create safe environments where everyone can thrive, and that are based on the cultural influences that impact the individuals of cultural backgrounds and the type of support they need. Participants will co-create a set of diversity practices for organization’s stakeholders, including teammates, managers, HR Manager and leadership, while taking into account the immigrants’ challenges and needs in a fast-paced tech industry.

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Nishat Ahkter

Principal Systems Analyst, F5
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Mahnaz Akbari

Owner, Consultant
I'm a Data Scientist with over a decade expertise in Tech. I'm also advocate for inclusiveness. I founded Women in Data Science - Seattle (Sea-WiDS) meetup to help filling the gender gap.
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Yeni Capote Diaz

DevOps Engineer, Samsung
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Bob Kasten

CTO, Contact Center Tools
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Chuks Onwuneme

Founder, Pillsy
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Sunjay Pandey

VP, Digital Products, Capital One
I'm a purpose-led leader driving industry disruptions; I build innovative products and organizations by inspiring (and organizing) interdisciplinary teams to work backwards from deep-seated customer problems with data-driven execution. I've led teams across: green field, high-growth... Read More →
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Nathalie Steinmetz

Founder & CEO, She's Coding
Software Engineer with 15+ years of experience, currently working as such at L1NDA, and running She’s Coding, a nonprofit for women in tech. Looking to build connections and collaborations with people, organizations and companies that support that mission and want to join along... Read More →
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Yanmei Wu

Software Development Manager, Amazon

Tuesday April 24, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Capital One