Hyde Park, N.Y. -- Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hudson Valley Tech Meetup and AT&T will present A DAY OF WOMEN IN TECH in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. This program is a celebration and showcase of women in New York's Hudson Valley who are making significant contributions in the field of technology. A DAY OF WOMEN IN TECH, which welcomes everyone regardless of gender identity, will feature speakers and discussions on a diverse number of timely tech topics as well as Eleanor Roosevelt's own use of technology to reshape the role of First Lady.
Admission is free. Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided by AT&T. Registration is required. Visit www.meetup.com/hvtech to register. Please respond by Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
Confirmed distinguished speakers and topics of discussion include New York State Senator Sue Serino delivering opening remarks; Manuela Roosevelt, editorial director at Callaway Arts & Entertainment, presenting on Eleanor Roosevelt as a technology pioneer and champion of women's leadership; Marissa Shorenstein, New York president, AT&T, discussing AT&T's ongoing efforts to help bridge the gender gap in the tech industry and what needs to be done on a global level -- as well as thoughts about AT&T's long standing commitment to a diverse workforce and dedication to providing tech related education and resources to high school aged girls to help ensure they are prepared to compete in the future innovation economy; Kate Bradley Chernis, Founder & CEO of Lately speaking on the launch of a new tech startup in the Hudson Valley -- from an idea to recently closing their first major round of investment; Eileen Uchitelle, Senior Systems Engineer at Github discussing performance, Active Record, and contributing to Rails; Teresa Garrett, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Vassar College with Ariane Garrett, Engineering Student, University of Connecticut speaking on attracting and retaining diverse talent in STEM fields; and Amanda Kievet, Software Engineer & Consultant at Stride Consulting sharing her journey into the tech industry after she finished college and the mentors and role models that helped and motivated her along the way.
Organized and created by Hudson Valley Tech Meetup -- a monthly meetup that supports, promotes and creates community around "all things tech" in the Hudson Valley of New York -- A DAY OF WOMEN IN TECH will be hosted by Sabrina Schutzsmith, co-founder of Hudson Valley Tech Meetup and Digital Empire and Shauna Keating, Co-Organizer, Hudson Valley Tech Meetup.
AT&T's support for A DAY OF WOMEN IN TECH is part of the company's legacy of supporting educational programs focused on STEM disciplines in New York through AT&T Aspire, the company's signature $350 million philanthropic initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism and mentoring. Aspire is one of the nation's largest corporate commitments focused on school success and workforce readiness by creating new learning environments and educational delivery systems to help students succeed and prepare them to take on 21st century careers. The event also aligns with AT&T's commitment to closing the gender gap in the technology industry by supporting education and community based programming and events that encourage both girls and women to study STEM related fields and peruse technology related jobs, while celebrating women that are and have left their mark on technology and innovation.
For more information and to register for this event, please visit www.meetup.com/hvtech or contact Sabrina Schutzsmith at (914) 629-1405 or Shauna Keating at (201) 669-1525.
For information call: Clifford Laube at (845) 486-7745
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hudson Valley Tech Meetup and AT&T to present A DAY OF WOMEN IN TECH, Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. Registration required
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation's first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Every president since FDR has followed his example and established a presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration to preserve and make accessible to the American people the records of their presidencies. The Roosevelt Library's mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library's archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming. For more information about the Library or its programs call (800) 337-8474 or visit www.fdrlibrary.org.
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