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International Women’s Day: Breaking the bias for women in tech – with Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code

Andela’s online workshops provide a platform for senior technologists, founders, and tech-thought leaders to engage with technologists from across the globe, as they share their expertise in a wide array of areas.

About the Session:

International Women’s Day celebrates female achievements and encourages society to take action for gender equality. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias, and we’re marking the occasion with a very special webinar, featuring Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code.

Women Who Code (WWCode), is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and supporting women to excel in technology careers.

During this fireside chat, Alaina will discuss her career journey, offer advice on how to level the playing field, gain visibility, build a network, and pave the way for change. Alaina will also explain how she inspires and supports women in technology, and she’ll offer insights on how women can grow their tech careers, break implicit and explicit bias and come out ahead.

Join this session if you want to:

  • Hear first-hand experience about being a female leader in tech
  • Discover how technology can achieve true equality and diversity
  • Find out what it takes to be a female founder and CEO
  • Learn what skills are needed to excel in the technology space
  • Transform the tech industry from the inside out
  • Break the bias!

PS1: The session will be conducted via Zoom.
PS2: Zoom link to be shared via email upon RSVP.

The event is free and open to the public. Register to join us!

About the Speakers
Alaina Percival
CEO , Women Who Code

Alaina Percival is CEO and co-founder of Women Who Code. Under Alaina’s leadership, the organization has grown to serve 290,000 members in 134 countries. Alaina is an accomplished tech speaker, appearing at WSJ.d Live, CodeMotion Milan, Grace Hopper, Columbia University’s Social Enterprise, and more. Alaina has been published by Forbes, Huffington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

Alaina holds a Master’s in Organizational Management and an MBA. She is also an Angel Investor, a Venture Partner at Valor Ventures, serves on the Board of ATLFamily meal, and teaches WomenLead in Tech at Georgia State University.

Alaina has two young sons, loves chocolate, and has been to more than 80 countries.

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