Snap One to Host Women in Technology Summit
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Snap One is hosting its first ever Women in Technology Summit, a virtual event that encourages women to pursue leadership careers in the technology industry.
Featuring two 90-minute sessions, the global summit will adopt this year’s theme: “Break the Bias.”
“There is an unfortunate bias that women can’t work in the technology field. We are living proof that not only can we work in this industry, but we can make a significant positive impact as leaders,” said Dawn Boland, Snap One SVP of partner services and technical support. “By spreading the word about our accomplishments, we hope to embolden other women to apply for careers in the field, while simultaneously encouraging industry organizations to bring on more female talent.”
The two 90-minute sessions will feature female panelists from the technology industry; it will also include a live, interactive Q&A.
Date: March 8
Time: 9:00 a.m. EST
Speakers: Margie Meyers, principal product manager, Snap One; Joé Lloyd, senior director of communications, AVIXA; Dawn Boland, SVP of partner services and technical support, Snap One; Jen Mallett, owner, Level Up Automation; and Connie Gray, sr. director of engineering, Snap One
Date: March 8
Time: 5:00 p.m. EST
Speakers: Susan Cashen, industry board member, consultant, and advisor; Patty Manning, Latin America regional manager, CEDIA; Ashley Swenson SVP, marketing, SnapOne; Louise Brandish, owner and senior system/network engineer, Eagle Technology & Solutions; and Lisa Morf, senior principal software engineer, Snap One
“We can #breakthebias and encourage young women to develop their STEM talents and strengths,” added Boland. “Simultaneously, we can educate hiring managers about the implicit bias that prevents women and women of color from rising in the ranks. By identifying challenges and obstacles, we can take steps to overcome them. And the first step is a discussion.”
At the conclusion of the event, Snap One will unveil a resource page and forum for industry professionals to refer to on an ongoing basis.