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International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8th every year. In different regions, the focus of celebrations ranges from general respect and appreciation toward women to a celebration of women’s economic, political, and social achievements.

Google supports and celebrates women in technology through numerous initiatives including Small Business Supplier Diversity and Accelerate with Google programs, the Google Cultural Institute, our Women@ employee resource group and more. International Women’s Day is an important moment to recognize how women have influenced the tech industry and beyond. The goal of IWD celebration for Google is to galvanize women with a background or interest in computer science around International Women’s Day and raise visibility of women in tech.

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Amazing talks for an amazing event!!

March 27 2021

  • The Coast2Coast Team
    The Coast2Coast Team

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What's Resiliency? - Asking For A Friend
  • Shantell Thomas
    Shantell Thomas

Underrepresented groups have something to share about resiliency because when faced with all forms of discrimination, they somehow power through. I am a member of two of those groups - I am a black woman. Faced with workplace microaggressions, slights and assumed incompetence has revealed some Solid resilience tactics. Since you’re just asking for a friend, here are my top three: #1: You owe the new day the best version of yourself - so give it, no matter what happened yesterday #2: Look good, it feels good #3: Vulnerability wins - name it and claim it so you can recover from it

How Can ML Promote Universal Literacy And Accesibility
  • Katherine Stein
    Katherine Stein
  • Rena Simkowitz
    Rena Simkowitz

Katherine Stein and Rena Simkowitz will share how they are leveraging Google AI research to improve the identification and intervention of dyslexia. Inspired by their own experiences with dyslexia, Katherine and Rena are working to drive research that will enable educators and parents to more accurately identify and more effectively support children with dyslexia so that they can reach their full potential.

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Reframing Your Narrative
  • Riya Dashoriya
    Riya Dashoriya

We will explore the source of credibility and how to establish it. We’ll spend time thinking through how you can re-contextualize your own strengths, skills, and experiences and how all these factors contribute to the unique value you provide. You’ll walk away from this hour with a first draft of a bio you can use for your LinkedIn, professional website, cover letter or wherever you’re looking to share who you are and why you’re so amazing.

Creating an Authentic Client Management Culture
  • Sofia Mohammad
    Sofia Mohammad

Kicking off a client project is exciting! But navigating the ebbs and flows throughout the project can be tough! This talk is focused on creating richly authentic client relationships so that you and/or your team can build trust by being yourselves to bring client projects to a successful finish.

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Alice in the World of Pods and Higher-order Functions
  • Roksolana Diachuk
    Roksolana Diachuk

We have many reasons to love functional programming. But have you thought that functional programming can be really close to the containers world? You might have heard about Kubernetes, everyone’s buzzing about it. Kubernetes may sound complex especially if you’ve never worked with containers. A surprising thing is that you can actually apply your knowledge of functional programming to understand how Kubernetes works. If you want to know more about the bridge between these two worlds follow me on that path.

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REACT To Imposter Syndrome
  • Prakriti Mateti
    Prakriti Mateti

Do you worry you’re not as smart as people around you? That you won’t be able to keep up and they’ll find out you don’t deserve to be there? Learn 5 realistic steps to banish imposter syndrome and prevent it from getting in the way of your success, career progression, mental health, and happiness.

Final Remarks

Event Speakers

Sofia Mohammad
Founder & Head of Design and Training
Roksolana Diachuk
Big Data Developer
Shantell Thomas
Diversity Marketer
Prakriti Mateti
Engineering Manager
Katherine Stein
Associate Product Marketing Manager
Riya Dashoriya
Software Engineer
Rena Simkowitz
Employee Relations Partner & Project Manager

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