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

Girl Power(ed)

Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 1
110 E 2nd St

When it comes to women in tech, the question is not “can women have it all?”, the question is “can women do it all?” And the answer is “yes”. The conversation around women in technology has exploded in the past few years, especially with programs like Girls Who Code and STEM education initiatives, encouraging school age girls to code. Women working in this typically male-dominated field are carving their own paths, and thriving – it’s highly likely that the next big break in technology will come from a woman. Why is the time now? How is the female tech experience different? There are advantages to being the minority gender – from varied backgrounds (you don’t have to have a degree!) to being underestimated and over-delivering to having an innate ability to empathize. You’ll hear about the reality of female engineers who are successfully working at some of today’s hottest startups and get inspired to code.


#sxsw #GirlPower


Hui Li

R&D Lead


Hui Li is the R&D Lead at Airware. Prior to joining Airware, she led multiple robotics projects at Boeing Research & Technology, where she designed and built various autonomous localization and nav...

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Joelle Emerson



Surabhi Gupta

Engineering Mgr


Surabhi is an engineering manager on the Discovery team at Airbnb, where she works on inspiring travel. Before Airbnb, she was a software engineer at Google where she worked on web search ranking a...

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Tracy Chou



Tracy is a backend software engineer at Pinterest, working on a mix of product, platform, and infrastructure projects. Before Pinterest, Tracy was one of the first engineers at Quora, and also spen...

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