Amy Webb, ONA Board member and head of Webbmedia group, provides a great example of how women are prepping other women for careers in tech.
Webbmedia Group sponsored a Digital Divas dinner in DC on Wednseday, hosted by Bonnie Shaw. Webb writes,
[Shaw] typically brings together 50 women and empowers them to talk about the amazing digital projects they’re working on and to showcase their strengths. It’s a great reminder of just how important women are to the digital ecosystem – as developers, designers, venture capitalists, strategists and executives – especially as tech’s well-documented brogrammer culture continues to proliferate.
Last night, Bonnie matched 25 dazzling professional women like Suzanne Philion (State Dept), Alexis Sampson (World Bank), Haley VanDyck (White House), Katel LeDu (National Geographic), Kate Ahern(Case Foundation), Jenn Gustetic (NASA) and many others with 25 young women from the inaugural class of TechGirls, a State Department exchange program that brings girls from the Middle East and North Africa to the U.S. for a three-week dive into all things geeky.
Read more on the Webbmedia blog about the inspiring young women who participated.