The end of April and the start of May begins local and national events to inspire the entrepreneurial mindset in all of us.
Philly Tech Week in Philadelphia brings together over 150+ events throughout the city by 300+ partners to showcase the growing tech scene in Philly. National Small Business Week will be celebrated by well-known organizations such as Microsoft offering business resources.
If you’ve ever lived or visited Philadelphia you’ve seen the many changes the city has gone through over the years. The change I have always wanted for Philly was to stop feeling like a small town and feel like a big city. Finally, the city has grown into the destination for historical conferences, new business and resources for entrepreneurs. As the city continues to attract well-deserved attention, I am delighted to watch as companies start, stay and grow in Philly.
This week, I have the privilege of speaking at six events for Philly Tech Week and Small Business Week. The topics we are discussing include Gender Equality in Tech, Diversity and Inclusion, Being a Women in Tech, Paving your Own Way and more!
If you are not able to attend any events in Philly, Please follow along with me on social media to enjoy some great behind the scenes.
Monday May 2: How can Philly be the Capital of Gender Equality in Tech
Location: Pyramid Club-1735 Market Street 19103, 52nd Floor
Join The Professional Women’s Committee of The Pyramid Club for a panel discussion on “How Philly Can Be the Capital of Gender Equality in Tech.” Enjoy an engaging and energetic conversation led by radio show host, author and entrepreneur, Franne McNeal, as she introduces you to six IT Industry leaders. They’ll share their perspectives on what is needed from Local Government, Corporate America, and Higher Education to position the Philadelphia region as a leader in gender equality in tech.
Tuesday May 3rd: Digigirlz with Microsoft
Location: Wilmington University Auditorium-320 North DuPont Hwy, New Castle, 19720
The Delaware Department of Technology and Information, the Delaware Department of Education, the Delaware Center for Educational Technology, and Microsoft Corporation are pleased to invite you to Delaware’s 2016 DigiGirlz Day. The purpose of the Delaware DigiGirlz program is to address the declining enrollment of young ladies entering the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Our goal is to make an impact on girls to consider higher education and careers in technology to address the needs of tomorrow’s workforce and to dispel the myths that young ladies often harbor about their ability to embrace and lead with technology in their futures.
Tuesday May 3rd: Connecting the Dots: Matching your skills to a career in tech
Location: Pipeline Philly- 30 S. 15th St. 15th floor
Technology is such an increasingly broad field that people who are trying to get into the sector or get ahead in the sector simply just don’t know how. Are you already in the technology space? In what capacity? If you’re thinking about a career in technology, how would you know if you wanted to code, be a network technician, a business software consultant or an entrepreneur? Our experts will not only share what skills you need for the career you’re looking for but also the skills the companies are looking for.
Wednesday May 4: 2nd Annual Women in Tech Soiree
Location: Industrous Office- 230 S. Broad St. 17th Floor
The Women in Tech Soiree will serve the purpose of highlighting the supportive programs of technology, innovation, and education within women and diverse groups in Philadelphia. This year, the event will feature Amanda Steinberg as our keynote speaker alongside a panel of women designed to promote connection, collaboration, and success.
Thursday May 5: #techinColor, Success Hacks: Paving Your Own Way in Tech
Location: First Round Capital- 4040 Locust St.
#techInColor presents “Success Hacks: Paving Your Own Way in Tech” as part of Philly Tech Week 2016. The popular free event, now in its 3rd year, is tailored for underrepresented groups in the tech industry: African Americans and technologists of color, women, members of the LGBTQ Community, individuals with disabilities and more diverse groups. This year’s #techInColor is presented in partnership with youth non profit organization Hopeworks ‘N Camden.
Friday May 6: National Small Business Week with Microsoft
Location: King of Prussia Mall: 160 N Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Join us for a special, two-hour networking and workshop event for minority business owners during National Small Business Week at the Microsoft Store.
This free event will include:
- A keynote presentation and Q&A by Tiffanie Stanard, CEO/Founder of Prestige Concepts, LLC
- A workshop that will take your business to the next level with Office 365
- An opportunity to network with other local business owners.
- A look at the many free resources and services available to business customers
As a thank you for attending the event, you will receive a coupon for a 10% discount on Surface devices. Bring a friend, enjoy great savings, and learn how you can enhance your business with services and solutions from Microsoft.