2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Decoding Gender Diversity in Tech

Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 1
110 E 2nd St

The shortage of women in tech is no secret. The industry has fewer female executives and founders than almost any other. Why the disparity? Many people attribute it to a ‘brogrammer’ culture that discourages aspiring female engineers, a failure to expose girls to careers in STEM, and an absence of role models. How can companies fix the gap? Are changing tactics, job postings, or even their cultures enough? Join Darrell Silver, CEO of Thinkful; Alexa Scordato, Director of Product Marketing at Stack Exchange; and Savannah Peterson, Global Community Manager at Shapeways for a lively debate about this issue and the strategies they’re employing to solve the divide.


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Alexa Scordato

Dir of Prod Mktg

Stack Exchange

Alexa is an entrepreneurial digital marketer passionate about connecting people and ideas through new technologies. Over the last 7 years, she's designed and developed integrated digital campaigns ...

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Darrell Silver

Co-Founder & CEO


After 10 years hiring and training high-potential teams in technology, Darrell co-founded Thinkful to make adult education accessible to everyone. The company has a team of mentors that work with s...

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Savannah Peterson

Dir of Global Community

Shapeways Inc

Savannah Peterson is the global community manager at Shapeways, the world’s largest community of 3D printing entrepreneurs. Empowering over 18,000 Shapeways designers and their shops every day, Sav...

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