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SeamlessGov x HackerNest: Women in Tech Panel @ Rise New York (FREE)

August 2, 2017

by SeamlessGov

Wed, August 2, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Rise New York

43 West 23rd Street

2nd Floor

New York, NY 10010

Join SeamlessGov (in partnership with HackerNest and Rise New York) for the inaugural event of an on-going speaker series entitled “Diversity is Beautiful”. We will explore the challenges many of us face in the tech industry as we strive to foster inclusive working environments that encourage and promote diversity.

Female Empowerment: This panel discussion will focus specifically on challenges faced by women in the tech industry. Topics may include: how to navigate obstacles, diffuse discriminative workplace behavior, and better empower our female coworkers along the way.

Our Panelists

Ilana Sufrin – Software Developer at Refinery29, Inc.

Meg Hewitt – Director of Sales at Handshake Corp.

Flavia Bento de Faria – Director of Growth and Programs at Findyr

Ashley Gushue - Product Operations Manager at Google

Moderator: Rachel Shatkin – Product Manager at SeamlessGov

About SeamlessGov

Here at SeamlessGov, we believe government is beautiful. Inherent in that belief is the idea that diversity is also beautiful. Diversity in the tech industry is essential in establishing the level of creativity and collaboration necessary to generate ideas and solutions that are as diverse as the population we serve. As a company, SeamlessGov aims to champion diversity internally, as well as externally in the tech community.


• 6:30pm - Meet & Greet / Light Refreshments

• 7pm - Introductions

• 7:10pm - Moderated Panel (audience Q&A at the end)

• 8:15pm - 9pm - Networking / Event Wrap-up


Rise New York

Rise New York is a global community of startups and corporates creating the future of commerce and fintech by helping startups and entrepreneurs connect, co-create, and scale innovation. In partnership with Barclays, we listen, nurture and oxygenate through our international network of Rise hubs. Rise New York also houses a world-class event space and is home to the U.S. cohort of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars.


HackerNest is a nonprofit that runs unpretentious Tech Socials, Tech Expo/Job Fairs, and Hackathons. Their mission: get more people into tech so they can afford to be healthier and happier.

More information about our speakers and to register, click here.

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