Last year, Disney released Hidden Figures, a feature length film that beautifully captured the real-life herstories of black women engineers at NASA in the 1960s. In spite of facing both racial and gender discrimination, these women, embodied the American hero archetype, advocating on behalf of their people while advancing the national agenda. However, as the title of the film suggests, these women were hidden from view and their contributions to the space program were largely ignored. Today, a similar situation unfolds in tech. Black women are a major component of the tech boom and routinely use their skillsets to both develop emerging markets and create innovative solutions for public safety. Yet, like their predecessors at NASA, these women, and their work, often goes unnoticed. Join us for a panel discussion with black women technologists on tech advocacy, talent pipelines for girls and women of color, and opportunities to connect social justice and technology silos.
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