Come out to attend workshops and hear speakers speak for our International Women's Day Conference! With talks focused on supercharging your career, and ethical AI, as well as workshops on designing with Figma and Gemini, you can gain a wealth of knowledge from seasoned professionals! We will be providing lunch and swag for all in-person participants!
Mar 23, 3:00 – 9:00 PM
International Women's Day (IWD)
About this event
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.
As part of Google’s Women Techmakers (WTM) program, events are hosted throughout March and April, even though International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs on March 8th every year. 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. Along with just the timing of IWD falling around midterms and spring break travel, we wanted to choose an easier time to celebrate and provide visibility for the incredible contributions of STEM women around the world.
This year’s 2024 theme is “Impact the Future.” We all have the power and the responsibility to impact the future of technology and society, with AI as a major part of shaping our world. What will that future look like? And how will we build it? We can use our skills, creativity and passion to create positive change and solve the problems that matter to us and our communities. We can also inspire the next generation of women in tech who will continue to impact the future with their own ideas and innovations.
Attend our Welcome Ceremony to get your badge, some cool swag, and network with our speakers!
Keynote: Jumoke Dada with "Impact the Future"
Keynote: Madona Wambua with "Three habits to supercharge your careers ( feedback, branding, and networking )"
In this compelling talk, Madona Wambua, a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience, will share invaluable insights into three transformative habits essential for supercharging your career: Feedback, Branding, and Networking. Through real-world examples and practical advice, Madona will guide attendees to harness these habits effectively for sustained career growth.
Madona will kick off the session by unraveling the power of feedback as a catalyst for personal and professional advancement. Attendees will gain practical strategies for actively seeking feedback, leveraging it to refine skills, and fostering a growth-oriented mindset. The discussion will then pivot to the art of personal branding, where Madona will delve into the nuances of creating a distinct professional identity. Participants will learn to craft a compelling narrative highlighting their unique strengths and accomplishments, establishing a memorable and impactful personal brand within their respective industries.
Lastly, Madona will demystify networking dynamics, offering pragmatic approaches to building and nurturing meaningful professional connections. Attendees will leave with actionable techniques to expand their networks strategically, both online and offline, enhancing their visibility and influence in their professional circles.
Enjoy a lunch break and network with our speakers + other professionals! Make sure to fill out the pre-event survey to ensure we have enough food!
Workshop: Medha Muppala with “Design Your Own App Using Figma"
Want to start your career as a UI designer or transition from your current career?
Join me as I show you how you can design your own apps and websites using Figma.
In this workshop, I'll walk you through the steps for designing an app that you can add to your portfolio or customize and make it your own!
What you'll learn:
- Fundamentals of Figma
- How to use the tool
- How to design your very own app
All you need for this workshop is:
- A laptop and charger
- A free Figma account
- Lots of enthusiasm to learn
P.S. You don't need to be an artist to start designing!
(Because of the limited time, we'll only be designing a few screens and not the entire app)
Participate for chances to win some cool swag!
Keynote: Naz Zarreen with “Build with Gemini: How to integrate Gemini models to build intelligent software"
In this talk, we will explore how Gemini, the most capable AI model of Google, can be used to streamline software development. We will start with an overview of Gemini’s capabilities and how it can be used to generate code from natural language descriptions. We will also go through a hands-on demonstration of integrating Gemini's API into your own software development projects. By the end of this talk, you will have a solid understanding of how you can leverage the power of Gemini to implement your exciting ideas!
Keynote: Dipika Jain with "Beyond Code : building Ethical AI products"
The presentation is designed to introduce beginner-level students to the fundamentals of building ethical AI products. As AI technology continues to advance and integrate into various aspects of life, understanding the ethical implications becomes crucial. Participants will learn about the core principles of AI ethics, including fairness, accountability, transparency, and privacy. We will explore real-world scenarios where ethical AI plays a pivotal role, discuss the challenges in ethical AI development, and examine case studies to understand the consequences of ethical oversights. This session aims to equip aspiring AI professionals with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to create AI solutions that are not only innovative but also responsible and beneficial to society.