2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Let’s NOT Talk About Sex: Case Against the F Word

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

JW Marriott
Salon 6
110 E 2nd St

From Ellen Pao to Whitney Wolfe, it’s tough out there for a woman in the Valley. While roadblocks for women in tech continue to get in the way, it's time to ask ourselves if we're taking the right approach. By continually talking about females in the industry, we actually limit them by including an unnecessarily qualifying adjective. A “female” CTO, “female” engineer, a “female” coder: when will we allow these titles - and women - to stand on their own?

In this session, StubHub’s Director of Software Development, Laura Bermudez, discusses her own path to success and argues that the way we’re talking about women in tech is actually moving us further away from gender equality.

Hashtags: #sxsw #TalkingSex


Laura Bermudez at SXSW

Laura Bermudez

Dir of Software Engineering


Laura is the software engineering director for eBay’s New Product Development San Francisco Office. As the 2014/2015 President of eBay Women In Technology (eWIT) she has put together programs that...

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